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Pop-up salon boldly giving Star Trek-inspired haircuts

On September 8th, 1966, Star Trek debuted for the first time on television.

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Short, Back & Enterprise pop up hairdressers opens up only offering haircuts to match the Star Trek characters. (Tony Kershaw via SWNS)

By Andrew Young, 72Point via SWNS

A pop-up salon offering Star Trek-inspired haircuts has opened in Brighton, England.

Fans of the show are being invited to a new hair salon in the coastal town - the home of the highest population of Klingon speakers - to get a trim inspired by their favorite character.

The shop, Short, Back & Enterprise, was created to mark Star Trek Day on September 8, and offers nothing but styles reminiscent of legendary characters including Spock, Christopher Pike, Captain Janeway and Seven of Nine.

It comes after research of 2,069 Trekkies, commissioned by Paramount+, found half-Vulcan Spock’s famous five-point ‘do’, styled by Vidal Sassoon, was the most iconic hairstyle from the sci-fi franchise, picking up 29 percent of the vote.

The lovely locks of Captain Janeway came in second with 15 percent, and Lieutenant Uhura was most popular with one in 10 respondents.

“We wanted to give something back to our fans this Star Trek Day," said a spokesperson from Paramount+.

“And with a quarter of Star Trek lovers admitting to having their hairstyle influenced by the Next Generation franchise alone, we thought the pop-up hair salon would be perfect.”

Short, Back & Enterprise pop up hairdressers opens up only offering haircuts to match the Star Trek characters. (Tony Kershaw via SWNS)
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On September 8th, 1966, the show debuted for the first time on television with "The Man Trap," the pilot episode of "Star Trek: The Original Series."

On that day, creator Gene Roddenberry introduced audiences to a world that championed diversity, inclusion, acceptance, and hope.

And 56 years later, Paramount+ honors this important day and the franchise’s enduring legacy with the service’s third annual Star Trek Day celebration, providing fans with a memorable way to enjoy and celebrate all things Trek.

Short, Back & Enterprise pop up hairdressers opens up only offering haircuts to match the Star Trek characters. (Tony Kershaw via SWNS)

Open to the public on September 8 and 9 from 10 A.M.-6 P.M., trained stylists from Brighton hairdresser Atomik @ Rock It Hair Artists will be on hand to give locals looks inspired by the likes of JFK McCoy, Janice Read or Spock himself.

Short, Back & Enterprise can be found at the Market Street Store, Market Street, Brighton, BN1 1HH and can sign up for an appointment here.

Paramount+ is now available in the UK.

Top 10 Memorable Star Trek Hairstyles:

1. Spock
2. Captain Kathryn Janeway
3. Nyota Uhura
4. Dr Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy
5. Janice Read
6. Data
7. Deanna Troy
8. Captain Jean-Luc Picard
9. Lt. Worf
10. Dr Miranda Jones

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