Viewers of BBC1’s daily lunchtime show, have been left curious by a Grantham auctioneer’s locks.
Antique expert and auctioneer on Bargain Hunt for the past 20 years, Colin Young, has got the talking about his with his new hair style.
From luscious silver locks to a cherry red mohawk, Colin’s hair has intrigued social media users as well as the antique expert’s loved ones.
Colin, who is Managing Director of auction firm Golding Young & Mawer with branches in Grantham, Lincoln, Bourne and Stamford, joined Goldings as saleroom manager when he was 21.
He has more than 30 years of experience as an auctioneer and has over 1.5 million lots under the hammer, according to his website.
He said: ‘It was not really a choice, but simply the first job I saw in the newspaper for ‘manager’s assistant’ at The Bourne Auction Rooms.
‘At 18 I did not know what an auction or an antique was. All I knew was the place looked interesting enough to warrant cutting off my 9” orange mohican for an interview.’
Recently, he has done away with his usual short crop appearing instead on screen with a new, long barnet.
The auctioneer began growing his locks during the Covid-19 pandemic, before deciding to raise money for Red Nose Day after loved ones demanded he does away with his new style in favour of his usual cut.
He said: ‘Over the pandemic period, I let it grow into natural “Lockdown Locks” no different to anyone else.
‘Then I heard about so many reported stories about “BBC Bargain Hunt fans shocked by Colin Young’s long hair”.’
He went on to explain that he decided to raise money for Red Nose Day 2022 due to the attention his hair got.
Colin asked people to donate to the fundraiser and in return, he would once again sport a mohwak that was his signature hairstyle in 1986, one he had to get rid of for a job interview.
Since then, Colin has indeed fulfilled his promise, and shared pictures sporting the bright red punk rock do.
The Just Giving page raised more than £1,000 in three days and, at the time of writing, stands at £1,897.