Nail & beauty salons can re-open from 13 July in England

By Sophie Nutt | 09 July 2020 | Movers & Shakers, News

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Nail & beauty salons can re-open in England from this Monday 13 July.

This announcement was delivered by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport this afternoon, alongside the announcement that indoor gyms and outdoor pools will be allowed to re-open this month, as well as outdoor theatre performances being able to take place.

Nail and beauty salons opening on Monday 13 July will need to follow guidelines and ensure strict hygiene and safety measures are in place. Oliver Dowden also revealed that there will be restrictions in place on “particularly high risk services”.

According to the NHBF, these restrictions include that no treatments on the face will be permitted. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Face waxing, sugaring or threading services
  • Facial treatments
  • Advanced facial technical (electrical or mechanical)
  • Eyelash treatments
  • Make-up application
  • Dermarolling
  • Dermaplaning
  • Microblading
  • Electrolysis on the face
  • Eyebrow treatments

These rules apply to all beauty practitioners in England, including those working in salon spaces as well as freelancers, mobile therapists, and retail and session make-up artists. There is no date yet for when treatments in the ‘high-risk zone’ will be allowed.

Oliver Dowden concluded, “Our fight has begun with a collective effort, and I hope it will end with one.”

More details are to come.

For more details from the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) the British Beauty Council, British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC), read their full joint statement here.