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All systems ego: to hell with the virus, these folk need their nails done!

Newly jobless hairstylists and nail technicians break the law – and charge sky-high rates in the process

Nick Allen

Have you noticed anyone looking better on Zoom recently? If so, they’re probably taking part in the burgeoning clandestine beauty trade.

Rendered unemployed by the pandemic, hairstylists and nail technicians in the US are increasingly willing to break lockdowns and head into clients’ homes, often surreptitiously by the back door. Clients are also ever more willing to take the risk of their hairdresser bringing the virus with them.

The new virtual back streets where such deals are done include Facebook, Instagram and Craigslist...

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