Beauty worker Becky is relying on food banks to feed her children
Some parts of the beauty industry are now open – hairdressers opened on 4th of July while some beauty salons, such as nail bars, were able to open on the 13th - but treatments involving face-to-face contact are still off-limits.
On Friday 31st of July, the day before facial treatments were due to resume, the government announced that this was to be pushed back by at least another two weeks and, at the time of writing, it's still uncertain as to when those treatments can be offered again.
That's left beauty professionals like Aesthetic Clinician Becky Gencer in a difficult position.
She told Eamonn and Ruth why she feels betrayed by the government and is pleading with them to allow services to resume so she can afford to feed her children.
And she was joined in her call for action by Blink Brow Bar founder, Vanita Parti, who is backing a campaign to raise money for therapists who need it.