(Instagram: @heidiklum
(Instagram: @heidiklum

Heidi Klum criticised for getting 'social distancing highlights' in her garden

Social media users accused model of thinking she is ‘exempt from the rules’

Sarah Young
Thursday 21 May 2020 12:10

Ever since lockdown began, people around the globe have been counting down the days until they can finally be reunited with their hairdressers, with many suffering the perils of DIY dye jobs and dodgy at-home haircuts.

But, while the majority of us continue to wait on tenterhooks for salons to begin reopening, supermodel Heidi Klum has come up with her own solution.

On Wednesday, the former supermodel shared a photo on Instagram of herself posing in her garden wearing black lingerie, fishnets and high heels as her hairstylist, Lorenzo Martin, refreshed her blonde highlights.

Martin was pictured wearing a black face mask, gloves and an umbrella, which served as a shield with some arm holes cut out.

“Dahhling we found a way. Social distancing highlights,” Klum captioned the picture.

While her highlights processed, Klum shared a series of photos to her Instagram stories of herself admiring pink roses in her garden while wearing a leopard print face mask.

Despite receiving more than 203,000 likes not everyone was pleased with the post, with some followers criticising the model for not following safety measures which have been introduced across California, where she is currently living.

“Why does she think she is exempt from the rules?” one person wrote in the comments section. “A full global pandemic where people are dying and she thinks that getting her grey hair dyed is the most important thing.”

Another person added: "This recklessness is a real crime - all for your silly ‘look at me’ moment,” while a third said the photo was “incredibly moronic in every way”.

When one follower asked, “Is this a joke?” Klum simply responded with an eye-roll emoji.

Currently, California is in “phase two” of its timeline for reopening schools, businesses and public spaces.

This means that lower-risk workplaces, such as florists and sporting goods stores, can begin to reopen as long as safety modifications are made.

However, hair and nail salons, have not yet been approved and are expected to reopen as part of “phase three”, which could will take place in June, at the earliest.

(Instagram: @heidiklum)

During a televised speech earlier this month, prime minister Boris Johnson shared a similar “sketch of a roadmap” for England, in which he gave the British public an idea of how the government is planning to lift lockdown.

The government’s Covid-19 recovery strategy document highlighted the reopening of hair and nail salons in England as part of step three in its plan, which will happen no earlier than 4 July.

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