Salons are charging people extra to fix home hair dye fails and botched cuts.
Having been without hairdressers for three months, many of us have tried to tidy up our locks ourselves.
With varying degrees of success.
If you’re one of the thousands who tried their hands at a lockdown haircut then you could be left out of pocket.
A leading salon in Ireland is charging clients an extra £54 if they’ve used at-home dye kits, reports Tyla.
Some customers said they had been quoted £186 for an appointment.
The salon chain, Peter Mark, has 60 salons across Ireland.
In addition to the dye-charge, if you have extra longboats you’ll be charged a regrowth fee.
The salon has said they will offer a “colour extend service” alongside “colour restore” and “colour detox” treatments.
Peter Mark wrote on social media: “To adjust for the time that has elapsed since your last salon service our teams may need to perform one of three technical applications.
“These are to address long regrowth, uneven or patchy colour and hair that has faded. These additional technical services may require a longer appointment time and should be factored into your salon visit.”
The salons spokesperson told The Irish Mirror that the added fee could be added to “restore [the clients] hair to its former colour and this will take extra time and product.
“A client can say they don’t want the extra service based on the consultation with their stylist.
“However if the stylist has examined their hair and feels it’s necessary, it would come with the caveat that all of their grey for example might not be covered if they decided not to go for the extended root growth service.”
Customers were enraged by the prospect.
One person wrote on Facebook : “Well you will be pricing yourself out of business as people won’t come in on principle.”
Another added: “Disgraceful when people show loyalty to ur business.
“Will never go back after this.”
On Twitter, other salon-goers have been told that they will be charged extra after lockdown.
One woman wrote to Martin Lewis and said: “I have been told by my hairdresser that all salons have been told to charge clients/customers for PPE and additional costs to cover the business for loss of clients.
“Is this correct?”
Others said they had been told they will be charged for PPE which the client will need to wear.
Another said: “It’s not just hairdressers. My Eyebrow salon wants to charge €5 per person/apt for their PPE!”
It seems that the money saved during lockdown might just be about to be spent.
Daily Star Online contacted Peter Mark for comment.