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Hair for you: Joanne Murphy works on a creation at Ciaran Nevin’s salon in Terenure in Dublin. PHOTO: GERRY MOONEY

Hair for you: Joanne Murphy works on a creation at Ciaran Nevin’s salon in Terenure in Dublin. PHOTO: GERRY MOONEY

Hair for you: Joanne Murphy works on a creation at Ciaran Nevin’s salon in Terenure in Dublin. PHOTO: GERRY MOONEY

Those bad hair days are set to continue. The country's 30,000 hairdressers and barbers won't be returning to business before the middle of July.

The decision not to green-light hair salons to open until phase four - the second last of five - has sparked concerns that an underground black market will spring up with serious health implications.

Last night, there were warnings of the spectre of mobile hairdressers moving indiscriminately in and out of people's homes and causing cross-contamination.