HABIC Ireland Delivers Guidelines to reopening hair and beauty industry

Reopening Guidance for Irish Hair Salons & Barber Shops, Beauty Salons & Spas

To all our Industry Colleagues

We have been through a lot as an industry and as a country since March 13th when our country went into lockdown due to the outbreak of COVID-19.  Since then, our businesses, jobs and careers have been on hold and instead of doing what we do best we find ourselves coming to terms with a new version of running our salons and barbers shops. We find ourselves trying to get our heads around what is expected of us and what is required in our outlets so that we can return to work and service our clients safely. 

There is much talk in the media about when and how our industry will resume and industry representatives have been working relentlessly on your behalf seeking supports for the Hair and Beauty Industry in direct collaboration with Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD.

We have been working with government to ensure that we reopen as soon as is safely possible. Following a recent meeting with Minister Humphreys and in response to the Minister’s request we; Barber Society of Ireland, HABIC Ireland, The Hairdressing Council of Ireland, The Irish Hairdressers Federation, The Irish Spa Association and Synergy Hair Group have worked collaboratively to produce a set of Guidelines for the Hair and Beauty Industry as we prepare to return to work. Today, these guidelines have been submitted to Government. We invite you to review these guidelines and apply them appropriately to your salon, barber shop and spa model with the health and safety of you, your staff and clients in mind.

We wish you the very best as you prepare for the ‘new norm’ that awaits us all. Please know that HABIC Ireland is here to support you. Together We Are Stronger.

Yours sincerely,

HABIC Ireland

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