Deirdre Falvey at the Hair Box salon on Patrick Street, Dún Laoghaire, post-hair rescue. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

I blame Matt Damon. It’s Monday, May 10th, and I’m sitting in front of a salon mirror on day one of our return to normal, my home-made mess in need of(...)

Lisa Eccles, owner of Zinc Hair and Beauty in Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Hairdressers say clients have already begun to get in touch about appointments before the Government’s official announcement on the lifting of restric(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin addresses the nation at Government Buildings in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The Government’s plan to ease Covid-19 restrictions has been criticised by hospitality and construction industry groups, as well as by Opposition poli(...)

Speaking ahead of Cabinet’s decision on easing restrictions, president of the Irish Hairdressers Federation, Danielle Kennedy, says hairdressers could provide services in a ‘safe, controlled environment’. Photograph: Irish Hairdressers Federation

Hairdressers have appealed to the Government to be permitted to reopen salons for people who have been fully vaccinated, ahead of Cabinet’s decision o(...)

The federation stressed the importance of ensuring salons are well ventilated with fresh air where possible.  Photograph: iStock

Hairdressers have been told to remind themselves of the difference between close and casual contacts for the purposes of dealing with Covid-19. The (...)

People are being urged to plan Christmas Day carefully, keeping the guest list short. Photograph: Getty Images

Advance booking for Mass, no sitting on Santa’s lap and off-peak shopping are among the Government’s suggestions for navigating Christmas safely as th(...)

Hairdressers, barbers and other non-essential retail outlets will reopen on Tuesday as part of the Government’s plan to loosen current restrictions for the Christmas period.  Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Most hairdressers are “fully booked” for the month of December, the Irish Hairdressers Federation has said. Hairdressers, barbers and other non-essen(...)

The Irish Hairdressers Federation says the Covid-related closures between March and June have shown the important role of local hairdressers in Irish society. Photograph: Getty Images

An umbrella group representing hundreds of hairdressers across the State has called for the VAT rate applied to the sector to be reduced to 5 per cent(...)

A Russian hairdresser wearing protective mask and gloves cuts the hair of a client after reopening  in Moscow. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Hairdressers intend to work longer hours, remove indoor waiting rooms, use personal protective equipment, and stick to strict time schedules when they(...)

Hair salons: Face coverings for staff and clients will be mandatory, while customers would be seen by appointment only. Photograph: iStock

Hairdressers could safely reopen salons at the end of June with strict health and safety rules in place, the Irish Hairdressers Federation has said. (...)

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