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October 22, 2020

Your State by State Guide for Salons Reopening

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Your State-By-State Guide To Salon Reopenings 

As states begin to reopen, do you find yourself scrambling to stay informed on your local government’s updates? We understand it’s a lot to keep up with, so we’re doing it for you! That’s right. Here’s a list of where every state stands on reopening salon businesses, which we will be updating DAILY. Continue to check back for live updates in real time! If you have updates, please email us at press@behindthechair.com

 

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Oct. 8, 2020 Update: 

Salons and barbershops in some parts of New York must due to rising COVID-19 cases. The affected areas include “Red” and “Orange” zones in parts of Brooklyn and in Rockland, Chemung and Orange counties. Nail salons, estheticians and spas in these zones must also close. Businesses that are moving from “Red” and “Orange” to “Yellow” zones may reopen on Oct 22. To find out what zone your neighborhood is in, click here. To see all restrictions on businesses, click here.

 

Alabama

Salons, barbershops and nail salons have been open, with restrictions, since May 11. The state is currently under an “Amended Safer At Home” with no changes in safety protocols. To read more about Alabama’s COVID-19 health order, click here.

 

To read Alabama’s reopening guidelines for close contact personal services, click here. 

 

Alaska

Hair salons, barbershops and nail salons have been open since April 24. The state is currently in “Phase III/IV” of the state’s “Reopen Alaska Responsibly.” To read more about this plan, click here

 

For more information about personal care service guidelines, click here.

 

Arizona

Hair salons and barbershops have been open since May 8. To read more about the state’s reopening plan, click here. 

 

To read Arizona’s guidance for cosmetologists and barbers, click here.

 

Arkansas

Salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, since May 6. The state is currently in “Phase II” of the Recovery Timeline. This allows personal care services to increase capacity to 66%. Enhanced safety guidelines such as facial coverings are still required. For more information, click here

 

To read the state’s sanitation guidelines for salons and barbershops, click here.

 

California

Hair salons and barbershops are open throughout the state after months of reopening confusion. The state is now following a color-coded monitoring system,Blueprint for a Safer Economy, for opening more businesses and counties. Hair Salons and barbershops are allowed to reopen indoors under Tier 1, “Widespread,” with enhanced safety guidelines. 

 

To read more about what has been happening in California, click here

 

Note: County health departments do have the authority to halt any further reopening progress for any industry. County health officials can be stricter than state industry guidance but cannot be less stringent than the state.

 

Click here to read the state’s safety guidelines for hair salons and barbershops.

 

Colorado

Hair salons, barbershops and nail salons have been open, with restrictions, since May 1. The state is currently in “Level 2—Safer At Home, which allows most businesses in the state to open, with restrictions. To read more about this plan, click here.

 

Click here to read the state’s sanitation guidelines for hair salons and barbershops.

 

 

Connecticut 

Hair salons and barbershops have been open in the state, with restrictions, since June 1. The state is currently in “Phase 2” of reopening, which eases restrictions for businesses. Services that require removing face masks, such as a beard trims, are now permitted, but clients must put the face masks back on immediately after the service. To read more about the state’s plan, click here.

 

Click here to read the state’s safety guidelines for salons and barbershops.

 

Click here to read how to properly disinfect your salon, download salon cleaning checklists and prepare for reopening!

 

Delaware

Hair salons, barbershops and nail salons have been opened, with restrictions, since June 1. The state is currently in “Phase 2” of reopening, which allows personal service businesses to operate at 60% capacity. Delaware has delayed moving forward to “Phase 3”  of it’s reopening plan until further notice. To read more, click here. 

 

Click here to read the state’s guidance for personal service businesses.

 

Florida

Hair salons, barbershops and other personal services have been open in all counties since May 18. On Friday, Sept. 25, Gov. DeSantis removed all remaining restrictions on businesses. To read more about the state’s reopening practices, click here.

 

Georgia

Hair salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, throughout the state since April 24. The State Board of Cosmetologists and Barbers has released enhanced safety guidance for Safety guidelines for salons and barbershops, read that guidance here. 

 

Click here to read more about the state’s safety guidance for personal care services.

 

Hawaii

Hair salons and barbershops are open throughout the state, with enhanced safety restrictions. Most of the state, excluding the city and county of Honolulu, is under the “Act With Care” status of the state’s reopening. To read more about the state’s reopening status, click here.

 

After a second shutdown of non-essential businesses, the city and county of Honolulu implemented a new tiered system for reopening the county and is currently in “Tier 1.” To read more about the new safety guidance and the tiered reopening strategy, click here.

 

Click here to read the state’s safety guidelines for cosmetologists and barbers.

 

Idaho

Close contact services, such as hair salons and barbershops have been open, with limitations, throughout the state since May 16. The state is currently in “Stage 4—Stay Healthy.” of reopening To read more, click here

 

Click here to read the state’s safety protocols for close contact personal services.

 

Illinois 

Hair salons and barbershops are open throughout the state, with restrictions. The state is currently in “Phase 4: Revitalization” of reopening businesses. In this phase, hair salons and barbershops may operate at 50% capacity. To read more about the state’s reopening status, click here. 

 

Click here to read the state’s safety guidelines for personal care services in “Phase 4”.

 

 

Indiana  

Hair salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, since May 11. The state is currently in “Stage 5” of it’s reopening plan, which allows personal care services to resume normal operations while maintaining social distancing guidelines and requiring face masks. To read more about the state’s reopening status, click here.

 

Click here to read the state’s suggested guidance for personal care services.

 

Iowa

Hair salons and barbershops will be permitted to open May 15, with restrictions. Iowa was one of the few states with no mandated stay-at-home order, but a state public health emergency has been issued until May 27. To read more about these guidelines, click here.

 

Click here to read the state’s reopening guidance for personal service businesses. 

 

Kansas 

Hair salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions since May 18. The state is currently in “Phase 3” of the “Ad Astra: Plan To Reopen Kansas” recovery plan. To read more about this plan, click here.

 

Click here to read the state’s additional guidelines for hair salons and barbershops.

 

Kentucky

Hair salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, since May 25. Currently, salons and barbershops are allowed to work at 50% capacity and require clients to have an appointment, in addition to other safety guidelines.. 

 

Click here to read the full state safety guidelines for hair salons and barbershops.

 

Louisiana

Hair salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, since May 15. The state is currently in “Phase 3” of lifting COVID-19 restrictions. Salons and barbershops are permitted to operate at 75% capacity during this phase. To read more about the state’s reopening status click here.

 

Click here to read the state’s safety guidelines for salons and barbershops under “Phase 3.”

 

Maine

Hair salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, since May 1. The state is currently in “Stage 3” of the “Restarting Maine’s Economy” plan, which further eases restrictions on businesses. To learn more about the state’s reopening plan, click here.  

 

Click here to read the state’s guidance for salons and barbershops.

 

Maryland

Hair salons and barbershops have been open throughout the state since June 1. The state took a county-by-county approach to reopening with counties currently in “Stages 2 and 3” in the “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery” timeline. “Stage 3” allows for increased capacity up to 75%. To read more about the state’s reopening timeline, click here

 

Click here to read the state’s guidelines for salons and barbershops.

 

Massachusetts

Hair salons and barbershops have been opened, with restrictions, since May 25. The state is currently in “Phase III, Step 1” of the reopening plan. In addition to specific industry guidance, hair salons and barbershops are encouraged to consult the guidance for “Close Contact Personal Services,” read more here.

 

Click here to read the state’s safety standards for hair salons and barbershops.

 

 

Michigan 

Hair salons and barbershops have been open, statewide with restrictions, since June 15. The state is currently in “Phase 4” of the “MI Safe Start Plan,” with the upper peninsula region in “Phase 5.” To read more about the state’s reopening guidance, click here.  

 

Click here to read the state’s safety guidelines for hair salons and barbershops.

 

Minnesota

Hair salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, since June 2. The state is currently in “Phase 3” of the “Stay Safe Plan,” which allows salons and barbershops to operate at 50% capacity but still requires an appointment. To read more about the state’s reopening timeline, click here.

 

Click here to read the state’s safety guidance for personal care services.

 

Mississippi

Hair salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, since May 11. The state is currently under a “Safe Recovery Order” allowing businesses to operate at 75% capacity while still maintaining social distancing guidelines. To read more about this executive order, click here. 

 

Click here to read the state’s safety guidelines for personal care services.

 

Missouri

Hair salons and barbershops have been open, throughout the state, since May 18. Businesses are still required to follow sanitation guidelines and social distance requirements. To read more about the state’s recovery plan, click here.  

 

Click here to read the state’s safety guidelines for the professional beauty industry.

 

Montana 

Hair salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, since April 27. The state is currently in “Phase 2” of their reopening plan, allowing businesses to operate at 50% to 75% capacity as long as social distancing is maintained. To read more about the state’s reopening plan, click here

Click here to read safety guidance for hair salons and barbershops.

 

Nebraska

Although the state did not have an official stay-at-home-order, hair salons and barbershops have been open, in all counties since June 1. For more information, click here

 

Click here to read the state’s recommended best practices for salons and barbershops.

 

Nevada 

Hair salons and barbershops have been open, with limitations, since May 9. The state is currently in “Phase 2” of the “Roadmap To Recovery” reopening plan. However, salons and barbershops are to continue following “Phase 1” protocols. To read more about the state’s phased reopening, click here.   

 

Click here to read the state’s enhanced sanitation guidelines.

 

New Hampshire

Salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, since May 11. The state is currently under a “Stay-at-Home 2.0” of their phased reopening plan. On Aug. 28, updated guidelines were released for cosmetology services which now includes blow-dry services. To read more on the state’s phased reopening, click here. 

 

Click here to read the updated safety guidelines for cosmetology services.

 

New Jersey

Hair salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, since June 22. The state is currently in “Stage 2” of their reopening timeline, with no specific date for advancing to “Stage 3.” For more information on the state’s reopening timeline, click here. 

 

Click here to read the safety guidelines for close contact services.

 

New Mexico

Salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, since June 1. Currently, close contact services, including salons and barbershops can operate at 25% capacity.  To read more about the state’s reopening guidance, click here. 

 

Click here to read the state’s safe practices for salons and barbershops.

 

 

New York

Salons and barbershops have been open state-wide, with restrictions, since June 22. The entire state is currently in “Phase 4” of the “NY Forward Reopening Plan.” Currently, salons and barbershops must follow “Phase 3” guidance. To read more about this plan, click here.

 

Click here to read the safety guidelines for personal care services.

 

North Carolina 

Hair salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, since May 22. The state is currently in “Phase 3” of the reopening plan, but personal care services will still follow the safety guidelines from “Phase 2.” To read more about the state’s reopening strategy, click here.

 

Click here to read the safety guidelines for personal care services including salons and barbershops.  

 

North Dakota 

Hair salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, since May 1. The state is currently using a color-coded “ND Smart Restart” program for reopening businesses and monitoring COVID cases. To find out more about the state’s reopening strategy, click here.

 

Click here to read the guidelines for personal care services.

 

Ohio

Salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, since May 15. The state is still using the “Responsible Restart Ohio” plan for reopening businesses. To read more about this plan, click here.  

 

Click here to read the safety guidelines for personal care services, including salons and barbershops.

 

Oklahoma  

Salons and barbershops reopened, with restrictions on April 24. The state is currently in “Phase 3” of the “Open Up & Recover Safely” Plan which allows salons to take walk-in appointments. To read more about this plan, click here.

 

Click here to read the safety guidance for hair and nail salons.

 

Oregon

Hair salons and barbershops have been open state-wide, with restrictions, since June 19. The state is currently using a phased approach to reopening, on a county-by-county basis. To read more about the reopening plan, click here. 

 

Click here to read the safety guidance for personal services, including hair and nail salons.

 

Pennsylvania

Hair salons and barbershops have been open, in all counties, since July 3. The state is currently in the “Green Phase” of the reopening businesses. In this phase, salons and barbershops are able to work at 50% capacity and by appointment-only. To read more about the state’s reopening, click here.  

 

Click here to read the safety guidance for salons.

 

Click here to read the safety guidance for barbershops.

 

 

Rhode Island

Hair salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, since June 1. The state is currently in “Phase III: Picking Up Speed” of the reopening timeline. To read more about the state’s reopening plan, click here.  

 

Click here to read the state’s safety guidelines for salons and barbershops.

 

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South Carolina

Salon and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, since May 18. The state is continuing to lift restrictions on businesses under the “Accelerate SC Plan.” To read more about this plan, click here.  

 

Click here to read the safety guidelines for salons and barbershops.

 

South Dakota 

Salons and barbershops were never mandated to close. However, the Governor advises businesses to “resume operations in a manner that allows for reasonable physical distancing, good hygiene and proper sanitation.” For more information, click here.  

 

Tennessee

Salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, since May 6. The state is currently reopening businesses through the “Reopening Tennessee Responsibly” act. To read more about this plan, click here. 

 

Click here to read safety guidelines for close contact businesses, including salon and barbershops.

 

Texas

Salons and barbershops have been open state-wide, with restrictions, since May 8. The state continues to reopen businesses under the “Strike Force to Open Texas” Plan. Guidance for the professional beauty industry has not changed. To read more about this plan, click here.  

 

Click here to read safety guidelines for salons.

 

Click here to read safety guidelines for barbershops.

 

Utah

Salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, since May 1. The state is currently using a color-coded system for reopening businesses, with all counties in either “Yellow: Low Level” or “Green: Minimal Level” restrictions. Businesses in green counties do not have to follow additional safety guidelines. For more information on this system, click here.   

Click here to read safety guidelines for personal care services in all restriction levels.

 

 

Vermont

Salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, since May 29. The state is slowly easing restrictions on businesses, but health and beauty safety guidelines have remained the same. To read more about this plan, click here. 

 

Click here to read safety guidance for hair salons and barbershops.

 

Virginia 

Salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, since June 1. The state is currently in “Phase 3” of the reopening process. To read more about this plan, click here.

 

Click here to read the safety guidance for personal care and grooming services (pg. 27).

 

Washington

Salons and barbershops have been open, statewide, since June 5. The state is currently using a county-by-county phased approach to reopening businesses. To find out more about your county, click here.    

 

Click here to read the safety guidelines for personal care services.

 

Washington D.C.

Hair salons and barbershops have been open, with restrictions, since May 29. The city has entered “Phase 2” of reopening on June 22. To read more about this phase, click here

 

Click here to read the Phase 2 guidance for personal care services.

 

West Virginia 

Hair salons and barbershops have been open, with limitations, since May 4. The state is currently easing restrictions on additional businesses including bars and nursing homes. To read more about the state’s “West Virginia Strong—The Comeback” plan, click here. 

Click here to read the safety guidelines for salons and barbershops.

 

Wisconsin 

Salons and barbershops have been reopened, with restrictions, since May 13. The state is currently easing restrictions on additional businesses under the “Focus Forward” reopening plan. To read more about this plan, click here

 

Click here to read the safety guidelines for personal care services.

 

Wyoming

Hair salons and barbershops have been reopened, with restrictions, since May 1. To read more about the state’s COVID-19 response, click here

 

Click here to read the updated guidance for hair salons and barbershops.

 

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