Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on hairdressers and clients alike not to engage on the black market to protect their health and the industry as a whole.

Deputy McGrath made his calls after fears continue to mount over the ever-growing black market hairdressing industry and the effects that this will have on the health of clients and on the future prospects of genuine hairdressers who continue to abide by the regulations.

“I have been contacted by a number of very concerned hairdressers and barbers who are struggling with the ongoing closures and are fearful for their future business prospects as they witness their clients flock to the black market as many hairdressers continue to operate illegally at home or in salons despite the best efforts of Gardaí trying to monitor the situation.

Full story in this week’s Print & Digital Edition