The Corona Virus has, undoubtedly, disrupted many of the world’s industries. The reopening of salons has been long awaited, yet whenever we get close to seeing the industry start back up again, Covid seems to rear its ugly head once more.
The original plan
Facial treatments in the UK were supposed to be allowed again as of August 1st. That meant that all beauty salons, spas, and mobile or home-based beauticians could bring back a fuller range of their treatments for the public to enjoy.
Government officials confirmed that clients would not need to wear a face mask in a salon environment yet must wear coverings in supermarkets and other shops. This is because salons, spas, and the like, already have extensive protective measures in place when providing treatments to their clientele.
Restrictions to be lifted
The beauty industry can expect the restrictions on facial treatments to now happen on August 15th.
Treatments include, but are not limited to: Eyebrow threading, facials, make-up application, facial waxing, tinting, and more.
Other parts of the leisure industry are still awaiting confirmation for their reopening dates, particularly saunas and steam rooms; despite the fact that public gyms and pools have already opened their doors.
At present, until the restrictions are lifted on the 15th, salons can still offer a huge range of their usual services. A solid rule to follow is keeping treatments away from your client’s face. Everything from the neck down and the hairline up is completely fine for beauty professionals to proceed with.