How Australia’s TV presenters are able to continue getting their hair and makeup professionally done despite the country’s strict lockdown laws
Sydneysiders haven’t been able to visit a hair salon in months due to Australia’s harsh lockdown restrictions.
But the same rules don’t apply to celebrity newsreaders and presenters, who have been able to enjoy the perks of professional hair and makeup artists.
A Channel Nine spokesperson told The Daily Telegraph that media and journalism has an exemption under the current health orders.
Privilege: Australia’s TV presenters and journalists have been able to get their hair and makeup done throughout the country’s lockdowns as they are exempt from certain restrictions (pictured: Rebecca Maddern)
‘Due to the nature of productions, hair and make-up artists were considered authorised workers,’ reported The Daily Telegraph.
‘The hair and makeup teams are regularly tested and screened for Covid,’ the spokesperson said.
‘They have been supplied PPE (personal protective equipment) that they are required to wear while working.’
Lucky me! Erin Molan hasn’t made any secret of her access to on-demand glam, tagging both her makeup artist and hair stylist in a post on August 21
The networks use other measures to ensure safety, such as onsite testing and swab testing 72 hours before the appointment.
Some of the A-list presenters that appear to be benefitting from the exemptions include The Project’s Carrie Bickmore, The Sunday Footy Show’s Erin Molan, and Australian Ninja Warrior’s Rebecca Maddern.
Erin hasn’t made any secret of her access to on-demand glam, tagging both her makeup artist and hair stylist in a post on August 21.
‘Due to the nature of productions, hair and make-up artists were considered authorised workers,’ reported The Daily Telegraph. (Pictured: Carrie Bickmore)
Carrie has also promoted her glam team on Instagram, tagging her stylist, makeup artist and hair stylist.
While TV presenters have been able to maintain their grooming, millions of Aussies in Sydney and Melbourne have gone without.
Many prominent influencers have also struggled without their usual trips to the hairdresser, including Abbie Chatfield and Jesinta Franklin.
However, Abbie was later able to get her hair dyed as a requirement for working on a television project.
Tough times: Many prominent influencers have also struggled without their usual trips to the hairdresser