Black market stylists costing jobs

A rise in the number of black market hair salons is threatening the livelihoods of hairdressers across the country, according to the president of the Irish Hairdressers' Federation.

26th February, 2012
Black market stylists costing jobs
Greg Clarke, president of the Irish Hairdressers' Federation.

A significant increase in the number of black market hair salons is threatening the livelihoods of hairdressers and resulting in salon closures across the country, according to the president of the Irish Hairdressers' Federation (IHF).

Greg Clarke said the recession had resulted in an increase in the number of freelance hairdressers working without insurance or paying taxes. These black market operators were undercutting prices to the detriment of legitimate businesses, said Clarke.

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