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Home salon: How to keep on top of nails, brows and hair in quarantine

With salons and spas closed all across the country, Tanya Sweeney consults the experts for advice on your DIY grooming routine

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Now is the time to give your hair a break

Now is the time to give your hair a break

Now is the time to give your hair a break

As the coronavirus crisis continues apace, life as we know it is a much-changed beast. The rhythms of daily life and routine we took for granted are upended, and that means a hold on many enjoyable things, from big parties to cinema trips.

For a number of Irish men and women, it also means the interruption of some very high-maintenance beauty regimes. Salons, barbers and beauty hotspots are closing their premises temporarily in a bid to flatten the curve.

Some people have taken to social media to vent their own beauty-related issues. Novelist Marian Keyes has been busy removing her own Shellac manicure with a wily homemade concoction, while luxury facials are on ice, pricey manicures won't be maintained, and if you're conscientious enough to get regular waxes… well, you probably already know how uncomfortable regrowth is.