RTÉ website this afternoon
Speaking to RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke programme, Danielle Kennedy said hairdressers are being offered up to €200 for a haircut from clients, compared to the regular price of €40-€50 before Covid-19.
She said the black market has “erupted” since the Government’s announcement that salons will not reopen until the 20 July.
“It erupted even further since the announcement that we aren’t going to open until the 20th July. People just aren’t prepared to wait that long for a haircut.
“Roughly €150 to €200 for a haircut compared to €40 to €50, so three and four times the normal price to get it done.
“It’s putting salons under an awful lot of pressure because there is a fear that the owners are going to crumble and will just try and look after their clients.”