Countries where hair salons have reopened, such as Australia and Italy, are making stringent use of face masks and gloves as well as implementing strict limits on the number of people allowed in a salon at one time.

In Spain, some salons have erected plastic sheets between customers. No walk-ins are allowed and staff wear PPE while customers must wear masks.

Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, incoming IHF President Danielle Kennedy said the IHF is recommending that salons only allow customers in by appointment and carry out pre-screening to see if clients have been abroad or ill recently. 

She said that salons are well equipped and have good sanitisation procedures and it will be recommended that salons "take this up a notch".