Beauty Salons in UK have now re-opened

As of the 15th August in the UK Beauty Salons in the UK officially re-opened.

The coronavirus pandemic forced us all to get creative with our appearance, with the likes of hairdressers and beauty salons remaining closed for months during lockdown.

What beauty services are permitted?

All treatments can now be carried out, such as:

• Facials
• Eyebrow waxing
• Eyelash extensions
• Makeup application
• Dermarolling
• Microblading
• Manicures
• Massages
• Beard trims

What safety measures are in place at beauty salons?

The measures put in place by the Government include:

• Using screens or barriers to separate clients from each other, and to separate practitioners from clients
• Operating an appointment-only booking system to minimise the number of people on the premises at any one time
• Keeping the activity time involved to a minimum
• Increasing the frequency of hand washing and surface cleaning, as well as regularly cleaning equipment or using disposable equipment where possible
• Avoiding skin to skin contact and wearing disposable gloves, where it is not crucial to the service, such as in nail bars and tanning salons
• Maintaining sufficient spacing between customer chairs
• Not allowing food or drink, other than water, to be consumed in the salon by customers
• Making sure a limited and fixed number of workers work together, if they have to be in close proximity to do their jobs

All of the guidance outlined by the government also applies to beauty practitioners who operate in various locations, such as in people’s homes.

Business secretary Alok Sharma explained that allowing nail bars and beauty salons to reopen “is yet another step in our plan to kickstart the economy to support jobs and incomes across the country”.

How can I support my local beauty salon?

It is estimated 60 per cent of beauticians and hairdressers are self employed, and some will be struggling to make it through this difficult period.

People looking to support their local salon can buy vouchers for the businesses to help increase the cash flow into their business.

To ensure each premises is ‘COVID-secure’, seating has been rearranged further apart, hand washing and sanitising stations have been installed and PPE supplied for all staff, such as face visors and disposable gloves, ensuring that they are protected at work. Click here to purchase all recommended PPE.