Calls for hairdressers to be able to return to work sooner

The Irish Hairdressers Federation wants hairdressers to be able come back to work earlier than planned.

It's recommending the government open salons on June 29th, instead of phase four when they're due to open on July 20th.

The organisation represents over 400 salon owners across the country, which employ over 5,00 stylists.

Irish Hairdressers Federation incoming president, Danielle Kennedy says the sector's ready to open more quickly.

"Salons are already very sanitary environments, they're already very well equipped to take that level of hygiene and hygiene standards up to the next level.

"We're already very well equipped for contact tracing, so we're one of the industries that can adapt very easily to the government's protocols in order to reopen earlier."

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