In a story headlined “A shock to our psyche”, the Irish Times quotes one salon owner as saying: “We’re going to have to look at how we deal with people who will be coming in and trying to work for us.”
He says he hopes “we will be able to do better”.
A second owner of a hairdresser salon in Dublin said: “I’m going to start to think about what I’m going do about it.”
“We’ve been told we are not welcome here, and that’s not true.” “
The Irish News reports: “Hairdressers in the country are facing growing pressure to take more responsibility for their hair.””
We’ve been told we are not welcome here, and that’s not true.”
The Irish News reports: “Hairdressers in the country are facing growing pressure to take more responsibility for their hair.”
Many of them have been told by their bosses that they must take a leave of absence and take on a more professional role, such as training or being on a diet.
The IHA is calling for a new industry model to be introduced. “
The Irish Hairdressers Association (IHA) says a rise in the number of salon staff quitting and the lack of training is contributing to a perception that people are looking for a quick buck.”
The IHA is calling for a new industry model to be introduced.
It says that a number of issues have been overlooked by the industry, including the lack for staff training, a lack of staff management skills, a culture of pay inequity, and poor communication between the hair salon and the hairdressers.
“We know that a large part of the problem is that a lot of our hairdressing industry is very low pay,” the IHA said.
According to a report by the Hairdresser Federation of Ireland (HFFI), there are approximately 2,200 salons in the entire country.