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Beauty salons and nail bars are taking over from struggling clothing stores in secondary and tertiary retail precincts, writes Donal Buckley

31st March, 2019
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Nail bars, beauty salons and barber shops are helping to fill the gaps being left in malls and streets by closures of fashion boutiques, menswear and shoe shops. This trend has led to a new generation of entrepreneurs taking advantage of hard-pressed landlords to start their own businesses.

Like the stories of some of famous British retailers who started as barrow boys, we will soon hear how some female entrepreneurs started their chains of nail...

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