Hairdressers to present proposals to reopen next month, earlier than planned 1 month ago

Hairdressers to present proposals to reopen next month, earlier than planned

Many will argue that hairdressers are a very important service.

The Irish Hairdressing Federation (IHF) will present a series of recommendations to the government this week, which it says will allow salons and barbers to reopen early.

Under the current roadmap for reopening the country, hairdressers and barbers are not due to open until Phase Four on 20 July.

But the IHF believes that salons are well equipped to make adjustments to allow them to reopen earlier than scheduled.

Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, incoming President of the IHF Danielle Kennedy said there's a good precedent from other countries to reopen salons at an earlier stage.

She said that salons in other countries had reopened after six to eight weeks, but under the current plans in Ireland, salons would be closed for 18 weeks.

"We would be recommending that most salons do appointments as much as possible so that they’re always in control of their numbers in the building," Kennedy said.

She also said that pre-screening clients about their travel history and whether they have a temperature or not would be one of the recommendations.

"A lot of the recommendations that we have, the salon industry is very well equipped to alter our course of action and deal with the recommendations and take that level of sanitation, distance and procedures up a notch so that we can operate within the guidelines," Kennedy said.