Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that hair salons and barbershops are now able to reopen their doors in most of California.
Nail salons are not allowed to reopen.
Gyms, movie theaters and professional sports without live audiences are also included in Phase 3, but not allowed to open at this time.
As with other sectors of the economy that have been allowed to reopen, hair salons will have to follow a new set of health and safety guidelines:
- Requiring the use of face coverings for staff and customers
- Removing high-touch amenities like magazines, coffee makers from lobbies
- Frequent disinfecting of booths, stations and tools
- Contacting customers before appointments to ensure they aren't exhibiting symptoms
- Staggering appointments to reduce crowding
Only services that allow both the customer and the stylist to wear face coverings throughout the service are allowed. "These include haircuts, hair coloring, blowouts, weaves and extensions, braiding, lock maintenance, wig maintenance and hair relaxing treatments," said the Department of Public Health.
Anything that requires touching a client's face, including waxing, threading, shaving, facials and eyelash services, are still off limits.