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Woman travels 644 kilometres every two months to get a haircut

world Updated: Sep 21, 2012 14:58 IST

A good haircut can be hard to find! A loyal British customer has clocked up a phenomenal 38624 kilometres, equivalent of the Earth's circumference, visiting the same hairdresser for the past 37 years.

Susan Parker-Jones from Shrewsbury, Shropshire, travels 644 kilometres six times a year for a haircut, to a stylist she trusts with her locks.

The guest house owner embarks upon her trip at least six times a year to get her hair-styled by Jo Sparks, who has been cutting her hair since 1975, the 'Daily Mail' reported.

Parker-Jones has been making the journey for the past two decades since Sparks moved from Shrewsbury to Kettering in Northamptonshire.

She has spent thousands on fuel travelling to and from Sparks's salon, paying 12.99 pounds each time for a cut and blow-dry.

Parker-Jones reckons Sparks has teased her tresses into around 200 different styles - from the Eighties perm to the 'Lady Diana' in the Nineties, via bobs, crimps and the famous Jane Fonda 'Barberella' cut.

"I wanted someone who understood how I wanted my hair. The first time Jo cut my hair, from that moment I knew that she knew what she was doing," said Parker-Jones.

"It's worth the trip because the standard of the cut just pays for itself. Everything Jo does she puts 150% into," she said.

"She always goes that extra mile and that's why she's so successful. She can do anything - I've probably had about 200 different hairstyles from her," said Parker-Jones.

Sparks, 58, who has been a hairdresser for over 40 years, said: "Susan has got to be one of the most loyal customers have ever had. She really shows a great deal of dedication and we've gone through a lot of hairstyles over the years.