The clue is "Salon workers, for short?", and the answer is "EDS".

I've spent hours trying to find an EXPLANATION for this answer.
Why are there so many sites that simply GIVE you the answer without any commentary?

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling, and good question! $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Jul 24 '16 at 17:22
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    $\begingroup$ @QuestionAsker: This is not a cryptic crossword clue. Cryptic clues have two parts: a definition half and a wordplay half. This has only one, a definition. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Jul 24 '16 at 23:14
  • $\begingroup$ @Deusovi I was.. so confused as first.. why would anyone have their name as 'QuestionAsker'. I thought you meant Karen $\endgroup$ – Insane Jul 24 '16 at 23:15
  • $\begingroup$ @Insane: Nope, I was talking to the person who edited this question. See the edit history, revision 6. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Jul 24 '16 at 23:16
  • $\begingroup$ @Deusovi Yeah that cleared it up $\endgroup$ – Insane Jul 24 '16 at 23:24

Salon is a news website - "eds" refers to "editors" here. The clue attempts to misdirect you into thinking of workers at a spa by putting the name at the beginning.


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