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The Great Restriction Lift Rip-off - customers urged to 'vote with their feet'

Amid controversy over extra costs charged by a leading hair salon, customers are advised to consider where they spend money, writes Niamh Horan

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In recent days, the biggest salon chain in the country has been compared with a labourer making a quick buck from people's misery during the Celtic Tiger.

As Peter Mark announced extra costs for 'add ons', such as dealing with uneven patchy home colour (an extra €60) and regrowth longer than 2cm (an extra €45), one bemused observer noted the chain was "like a builder ... puffing on a cigarette and shaking his head [and asking] 'what cowboy did that? Cost a fair bit to fix it'".

The public outcry should be a warning to others, but desperation means people will stump up regardless - so will businesses even care about disgruntled customers as they try to make up their losses in a post-Covid world?