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July 23, 2021

Your State by State Guide for Salons Reopening

Does Your State Have Salon Capacity Limits?

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Your State-By-State Guide To Salon Reopenings 

Now that states are open, do you find yourself scrambling to stay informed on capacity limits and safety guidance? Here’s a list of where every state stands on salon capacity and the most current info regarding health directives. Continue to check back for live updates! If you have updates, please email us at [email protected]

 

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July 23 Update:

Missouri

St. Louis County now requires everyone above the age of five to wear a mask in public places and on public transportation, regardless of vaccination status. Wearing a mask outdoors is strongly recommended. The new mask mandate comes as COVID cases begin to rise in the area, with the spread of the Delta variant. For more information, click here

 

July 22 Update:

California 

Los Angeles County now requires all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask at indoor public settings. Hair salons, barbershops and other personal services business can perform services that require clients remove their mask (such as beard trims and waxing). Clients should put their mask back on after the service is performed.  For more information, click here

 

June 30 Update:

Washington

Hair salons, barbershops and other businesses are no longer required to follow capacity limits starting today. The state has also lifted its mask mandate but still recommends masks be worn by unvaccinated individuals. Businesses are also able to set their own mask requirements. For more information, click here.

 

Find Your State: 

 

Alabama

Capacity: Not Specified

 

Personal service businesses are recommended to use social distancing and appointment-based scheduling. The state is no longer under a public health order and has also ended the statewide mask requirement. The State of Emergency will end on July 6, 2021. To read more, click here.

 

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

 

Alaska

Capacity: Not Specified

 

Personal service businesses are recommended to use social distancing protocols. Residents and businesses are strongly encouraged to follow CDC guidelines. To read more, click here

 

On April 27, the city of Anchorage removed requirements for personal service businesses including hair salons and barbershops beginnings May 3, 2021. However, it is still recommended that businesses continue to follow CDC health recommendations. To read more, click here. 

 

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

 

Arizona

Capacity: 100% 

 

Hair salons and barbershops must continue to follow social distancing guidelines and mask protocols. To read more, click here.

 

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

 

Arkansas

Capacity: 100%*

 

Hair salons and barbershops are required to maintain social distancing when not servicing clients. The state is currently in “Phase II” of the “Recovery Timeline.” To read more, click here

 

*The state currently does not have capacity restrictions on businesses. Capacity percentages are recommendations only and will not be enforced by law.

 

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

 

 

California

Capacity: 100%

 

Hair salons, barbershops and other businesses are no longer required to follow capacity limits or enhanced safety measures starting today. Masks are still required in certain settings such as public transportation and in schools. Unvaccinated individuals are still required to wear a mask in all indoor businesses and business owners may implement mask rules at their discretion. For more information on mask guidance, click here.

 

Colorado

Capacity: 100% 

 

Personal service businesses are required to maintain social distancing. Capacity limits are determined by local public health orders. Local public health officials may use the state’s COVID Alert Level system to implement restrictions, however this is no longer a statewide order. Please check your county’s COVID-Alert Level  here.

 

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

 

 

Connecticut 

Capacity: 100% 

 

Personal service businesses are still required to maintain physical distancing whenever possible. Business owners are able to limit capacity at their discretion. To read more, 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

Capacity: 100%

 

Hair salons, barbershops and other personal care businesses are no longer required to follow percentage based capacity limits. However, businesses are strongly encouraged to practice social distancing which could affect capacity. To learn more, click here.

 

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

 

Florida

Capacity: 100% 

Personal care businesses must operate by appointment only and stylists must wear a mask while servicing clients. The state is currently in “Phase 3” of the Plan for Florida’s Recovery. To read more, click here.

 

Click here to read the best practices for personal care services.

 

 

Georgia

Capacity: 100%

 

Hair salons and barbershops must continue to require masks for stylists and clients. Cosmetology services must follow “Guidance For In-Person Operations” AND industry-specific guidance. To read more, click here.

 

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

 

Hawaii

Capacity: Not Specified 

 

Hair salons, barbershops and other personal service businesses are required to practice social distancing which may affect capacity limits. Businesses are encouraged to implement a maximum capacity dependent on social distancing limitations. To read more, click here.

 

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

 

Idaho

Capacity: Not Specified 

 

Personal care services must follow social distancing guidelines which may limit capacity. Salons should operate by appointment only and limit stylists to one client at a time. The state is currently in “Stage 4” of reopening. To read more, click here. 

 

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

 

Illinois 

Capacity: 100%

 

Hair salons, barbershops and other businesses are no longer required to follow industry-specific guidelines and capacity limits. The state is currently in “Phase 5” of reopening. Social distancing and mask guidelines are recommended but are not mandated. Businesses are also encouraged to follow federal CDC guidance for unvaccinated individuals. To read more, click here. 

 

For Phase 5 Guidance for Businesses, click here.

 

 

Indiana  

Capacity: 100%

 

Personal service businesses must follow social distancing guidelines and accept customers by appointment only. The state is currently using a color-coded system to ease restrictions by county. To read more, click here. 

 

*County metrics allow for capacity limits that range from 50% to 100%. Check your county’s status for specific guidance.

 

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

 

Iowa

Capacity: Not Specified

 

Social distancing guidelines and appointment-based services are strongly recommended. Businesses are also encouraged to follow CDC guidance. The state did not mandate a stay-at-home order but a public health emergency was issued. To read more, click here.

 

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

 

Kansas 

Capacity: Not Specified

 

Personal service businesses must follow social distancing protocols which may limit capacity. Businesses are encouraged to follow their local health department safety guidance. To read more, click here.

 

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

 

Kentucky

Capacity: 100%

 

Hair salons, barbershops and all other businesses are no longer required to follow capacity limits. Businesses are encouraged to follow social distancing protocols but it is not longer required. The state’s mask mandate also ends today, but businesses should encourage unvaccinated clients to wear a facial covering. To read more, click here. 

 

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

 

Louisiana

Capacity: 100%

 

Hair salons and barbershops are encouraged, but not required to follow social distancing guidelines, masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated stylists and client.To read more, click here. 

 

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

 

 

Maine

Capacity: 100%

 

Hair salons, barbershops and other personal care businesses are no longer required to follow percentage based capacity limits. However, masks must still be worn in public indoor settings.  To learn more, click here.

 

For more information about barbering and cosmetology guidelines, click here.

 

Maryland

Capacity: 100%

 

Personal service businesses do not have any capacity limits beginning March 13. However, social distancing guidelines and masks protocols are still recommended. To read more, click here.

 

*Businesses are encouraged to check their local health departments for specific guidance. 

 

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

 

Massachusetts

Capacity: 100%

 

Hair salon, barbershops and all other businesses can operate at 100 percent capacity starting May 29. The state is lifting capacity restrictions on all businesses but face masks must continue to be worn in certain settings. For more information, click here.

 

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

 

 

Michigan 

Capacity: 100%

 

Hair salons, barbershops and other businesses are no longer required to follow capacity limits. The state has also lifted its mask mandate but still recommends masks be worn in certain settings such as healthcare facilities and in schools. For more information, click here.

 

 

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

 

Minnesota

Capacity: 100%

 

Personal care businesses must follow social distancing guidelines and masks must be worn by both the stylist and client. To read more, click here.

 

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

 

Mississippi

Capacity: 100%

 

Personal care service businesses are encouraged to follow social distancing guidelines which may limit capacity. To read more, click here.

 

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

 

Missouri

Capacity: 100%

 

Businesses are encouraged to follow social distancing guidelines. Hair salons and other beauty service businesses are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines. To read more, click here.

 

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

 

 

Montana 

Capacity: Not Specified 

 

Businesses are encouraged to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a mask. To read more, click here.

 

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

 

Nebraska

Capacity: 100%

 

Hair salons and barbershops may operate with no restrictions. However, best practices including implementing social distancing protocols and wearing a mask is recommended. The state is currently in the “Green Zone’ for easing restrictions. To read more, click here. 

 

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

 

Nevada 

Capacity: Not Specified

 

Local public health departments are able to require specific COVID-19 restrictions. Please check your local health department website for further information. To read more, click here.

 

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

 

New Hampshire

Capacity: 100%

 

Cosmetology businesses must follow social distancing guidelines which may affect capacity. Stylists may now take walk-ins and waiting areas are now open with social distancing protocols.The state is currently under “Safer At Home” health guidance. To read more, click here.

 

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

 

New Jersey

Capacity: 100%


Hair salons, barbershops and other personal service businesses are no longer required to follow percentage based capacity limits but should still follow social distancing restrictions. Face masks must continue to be worn and clients should be seen by appointment only. For more information, click here.

 

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

 

New Mexico

Capacity: 100%

 

Hair salons, barbershops and all other businesses can operate at 100 percent capacity starting today. Businesses may still require safety limitations if they choose and are encouraged to follow mask requirements for unvaccinated individuals. For more information, click here.

 

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

 

 

New York

Capacity: 100% 

 

Hair salons, barbershops and other businesses are no longer required to follow capacity limits or enhanced safety measures starting today. All individuals should follow Federal CDC guidelines for wearing masks and businesses are able implement any addition restrictions if they choose. To read more, click here. 

 

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

 

North Carolina 

Capacity: 100%

 

Personal care service businesses must follow social distancing guidelines and masks must be worn by both stylist and client. To read more, click here.

 

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

 

North Dakota 

Capacity: Not Specified 

 

Personal care service businesses should follow CDC safety guidance for workplaces and businesses. To read more, click here.

 

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

 

Ohio

Capacity: Not Specified

 

Hair salons, barbershops and all other businesses will be able to set their own capacity limits beginning June 2. The state will follow CDC recommendations for face coverings and social distancing requirements. For more information, click here

 

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

 

Oklahoma  

Capacity: Not Specified

 

Hair and nail salons should “use their best judgment” to determine the levels of social distancing, which may affect capacity. The state is continuing to ease restrictions using the “COVID-19 Alert System”. Currently, all counties are following either “Green Level” or “Yellow Level” guidance. To read more, click here.

 

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

 

Oregon

Capacity: Not Specified

 

Personal service businesses must follow social distancing guidelines which may affect capacity. Businesses are required to use 35 square feet per person of space as a guide for determining occupancy. To read more, click here. 

 

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

 

Pennsylvania

Capacity: 100%

 

Hair salons, barbershops and all other businesses can operate at 100 percent capacity starting May 31. Face masks must continue to be worn until June 20 or when 70 percent of adults are vaccinated, whichever comes first. For more information, click here.

 

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

 

 

Rhode Island

Capacity: 100%

 

Hair salons, barbershops and other personal service businesses are no longer required to follow any service restrictions. Business owners are allowed to implement additional precautions if they choose. Safety practices such as 3 feet between stylist and client pairs and available hand sanitizer are encouraged. For more information, click here.

 

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

 

South Carolina

Capacity: Not Specified

 

Cosmetology businesses must follow social distancing guidelines and see clients by appointment only, which may affect capacity limits. The state is easing restrictions through the “AccelerateSC” program. To read more, click here.

 

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

 

South Dakota 

Capacity: 100% 

Hair salons and other personal service businesses were never mandated to close. It is recommended that businesses “resume operations in a manner that allows for reasonable physical distancing, good hygiene and proper sanitation.” To read more, click here.

 

Tennessee

Capacity: Not Specified

 

Close contact businesses are encouraged to implement social distancing practices when possible, which may affect capacity. To read more, click here.

 

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

 

Texas

Capacity: 100%*

 

Hair salons and barbershops may operate at full capacity. To read more, click here.

 

*County officials are allowed to implement tighter restrictions if hospitalizations are larger than 15 percent but may not limit business capacity below 50 percent.

 

Click here to read safety guidelines for salons.

 

Click here to read safety guidelines for barbershops.

 

Utah

Capacity: Not Specified

 

All businesses must follow social distancing guidelines which may affect capacity. To read more, click here.

 

All businesses are required to refer to the Business Manual. To read, click here.

 

 

Vermont

Capacity: Not Specified

 

Beginning May 1, hair salons, barbershops and other personal service businesses can follow “Universal Business Guidelines” instead of sector-specific restrictions. Stylists and clients must continue to wear a mask and maintain social distancing, which may affect capacity. To read more, click here.

 

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

 

Virginia 

Capacity: 100%

Hair salons, barbershops and other personal service businesses are no longer required to follow capacity restrictions starting today. Face masks must continue to be worn unless fully vaccinated. For more information, click here.

 

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

 

Washington

Capacity: 100%

 

Hair salons, barbershops and other businesses are no longer required to follow capacity limits starting today. The state has also lifted its mask mandate but still recommends masks be worn by unvaccinated individuals. Businesses are also able to set their own mask requirements. For more information, click here.

 

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

 

Washington D.C.

Capacity: 100% 

 

Hair salons, barbershops and other personal service businesses are not longer required to follow capacity limitations. Face masks are encouraged. For more information, click here.

 

 

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

 

West Virginia 

Capacity: 100%

 

Hair salons, barbershops and other businesses must continue to follow social distancing and mask guidelines. To read more, click here.

 

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

 

Wisconsin 

Capacity: Not Specified*

 

Personal service businesses must follow social distancing guidelines, which may affect capacity. To read more, click here.

 

*Local health departments are able to limit business capacity. Check your local health department guidance for specific capacity limits. 

 

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

 

Wyoming

Capacity: Not Specified

 

Hair salons and barbershops are still required to follow face mask guidelines for staff and clients. To read more, click here.

 

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

 

Learn how to protect yourself and stay healthy once your salon reopens—click here!