Enraged hair salon owners in the Royal County have vented their anger on social media over the fact that yesterday’s address to the nation from Taoiseach Micheál Martin failed to inform them when they could reopen.

 

The Irish Hairdresser Federation, which is a trade association for Irish hairdressers, had called on the government to allow hair salons to reopen for those who are fully vaccinated on the 27th of March.

 

The Federation believed that reopening the hair salons would provide an essential boost to the mental health and wellbeing of elderly people, who have been cocooning for over a year. If allowed to reopen, they also wish to provide a major boost for frontline healthcare workers who have been under extreme pressure in the past twelve months.

 

It is the Federation’s belief that hair salons are safe and hygienic spaces and that all hairdressers will follow the health and safety guidelines.

 

And judging by some of the online reaction the groups stance has attracted support in Meath,

 

Robert Byrne Hairdressing Navan, is very thankful for the support the Irish Hairdresser Federation has given them, and echoed their point that hairdressing salons are safe environments and that they want the industry to open “sooner rather than later”.

 

The Cabinet announced on the 30th of March that it could be May before they look to reopen hair salons. Esme Hair and Beauty Navan, wrote on their Facebook page, their frustration that there was “still no date in sight yet” and if there was a specific date chosen, they could at least be “organised and ready to reopen and look forward to it”.

 

However, Victoria’s Beauty Rooms Ashbourne are very hopeful that their hairdressing salon will be opened in May, following the Cabinet announcements today