Love Island stars have to cover roots with eyeshadow as villa glam squad banned due to Covid

The glamorous looks of the Love Island contestants on this year’s series are all thanks to their very own handy work – as it’s been revealed the glam squad has been banned from the villa.

While previous series have seen hairdressers and nail technicians pop into the Majorca set to keep the female contestants looking fresh, coronavirus has seen this year’s Islanders having to carry out their own beauty treatments.

Former villa resident Amy Day, who was coupled up with Hugo Hammond during her stay in the villa, has dished the dirt on how the Love Island ladies stay looking so chic while appearing on screen.

Amy Day has revealed the islander’s DIY beauty hacks

Taking to her Instagram Stories to chat with her 80,000 followers, the 25-year-old revealed that she had to resort to using eyeshadow to conceal her roots during her appearance on the ITV2 show.

During the candid Q&A, one fan asked the actress: “What about hair and nails on the villa? Was there people there to do that?”

The Casa Amor bombshell replied: “Nope! We had stick on nails and I had to go over my roots with dark brown eyeshadow.”

The former Love Island star was talking on her Instagram Stories when she made the revelations

Previous villa residents have been able to have treatments from hairdressers and nail technicians

Amy then went on to reveal that there was no hair and makeup team, writing: “Nope! I know on previous series they did but due to Covid we could not have that luxury.”

Despite the axed islander’s claims, other members of the Love Island family have insisted that a glam squad is on hand to help out now and again.

Love Island presenter Laura Whitmore has previously said: “On Saturday, when there is no show on, their eyelashes and acrylic nails get redone.”

This year’s series of the hit dating series has seen a number of changes implemented for safety reasons, as the show returned earlier this summer for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020.

Former Love Island star Kady McDermott said her series would get glam squad visits

Previous editions of popular reality TV show have seen love-seeking singletons treated to pamper sessions to ensure they look their best as they appear on screen six nights a week – albeit not as frequently as they’d like.

Former contestant Kady McDermott, who took part in the second series of Love Island, said: “We had our nails done once the whole time. I was there for six weeks!”

However, Olivia Attwood, who came third place on the show in 2017, has recently explained that isn’t as simple as it seems when it comes to getting plucked and preened in the villa.

Speaking to Ok!, the 30-year-old said: “I have heard that in recent series, people come in to do maintenance on hair extensions and nails.

“On my series, there was absolutely nothing apart from the last week. Us girls who were in the final had someone come in to do our hair and nails.”

She continued: “A couple of times through the series, they’ll have maintenance people coming in. It was hard because you get so used to having your own hairdresser or nail technician, plus with the language barrier, it’s hard to make sure you were getting the right thing.”

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