Missing your facials? Eyebrows in a bit of a state? Well, you aren’t alone, and lockdown has caused a lot of people to share their beauty mistakes and hacks across social media. TikTok and Facebook are treasure troves of interesting hair dye jobs, haircuts gone wrong, and first-time home waxers. It’s been a strange few months, to say the least.
But the wait is almost over, even if it was supposed to be over back in early July.
All beauty services that haven’t yet reopened will be allowed to start booking in clients for treatments again. The aim is to get as many beauty professionals back to work as possible, and help kick-start the economy through the, not insubstantial, sum of money that the British people spend on beauty services each year.
In case you weren’t aware of the sheer amount that the UK spends on treatments, haircuts, and applications – in 2019, it was around 33 billion Great British Pounds. That money was just on personal care in the UK.
When the next set of beauty industry stores and businesses opens up, expect to see your favourite beauticians and hairdressers back in business and ready to go. Hairdressers were already given the go-ahead to reopen in July.
August 15th is the date you should have marked in your calendar for beauty treatments to be fully open again. At the moment, clients can have a range of treatments, except any that involve the face.