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August 6, 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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July 24 Update: 

On July 24, Texas’s Starr County Judge Eloy Vera  issued a county-wide stay-at-home order until August 10, 2020. Although non-essential businesses are not required to shut down, the order “highly encourages and recommends” these closures. Residents of the county are also placed under curfew from 11pm to 5am respectively. To read more about this order, click here. 

 

Alabama

Beginning May 1, the state will begin a “Safer at Home” initiative. Salons, barbershops and nail salons will be permitted to open, with restrictions, beginning May 11. Click here to read more about Alabama’s COVID-19 health order. 

 

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

 

Alaska

Personal service businesses, including hair salons, were permitted to reopen on April 24. Salons are permitted to take clients by appointment only and keep social distancing guidelines.

 

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

 

Arizona

Governor Ducey has extended Arizona’s stay-at-home order until May 15. The state will start the process of easing restrictions on some businesses, salons and barbershops will be able to open, with strict restrictions, beginning May 8. For more information about Arizona’s reopening plans, click here.

 

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

 

Arkansas

Although Arkansas never implemented a stay-at-home order, many restrictions were implemented, including closing salons and barbershops on March 23. Salons and barbershops will be permitted to open, with restrictions, beginning May 6. Click here for more information. 

 

To read Arkansas reopening guidelines for salons and barbershops, click here. 

 

California

Although the state’s stay-at-home order has no official end date, Governor Newsom has announced that some counties in the state are meeting the requirements to advance into further phases. Governor Newsom announced beginning May 26, salons and barbershops are permitted to open, with restrictions, in most counties. On July 13, Governor Newsom announced that counties listed on the COVID County Monitoring List will be required to close indoor businesses including salons and barbershops. There are currently 30 counties on this list, including Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County. To read more about this update, click here. 

 

As of July 20, California salons MAY reopen if they can conduct business entirely outdoors. Click here for the details.

 

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

 

Colorado

The state’s “Safer-at-Home” initiative started April 27. Personal service businesses such as salons and barbershops are permitted to reopen starting May 1, with strict health guidelines. To read more about these guidelines and other resources, click here. 

 

For additional salon and personal service guidelines, click here. 

 

 

Connecticut 

The state will remain under a stay-at-home order until May 20. After postponing the reopening of salons and barbershops in late May, the Governor has signed an executive order allowing the reopening of these businesses beginning “early June”. Beginning June 1, barbershops and salons may reopen, with restrictions.  Read the Governor’s executive order reopening salons, here.

 

Read the state’s reopening guidance for salons and barbershops here. 

 

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

 

Delaware

Governor Carney has extended the state’s stay-at-home order until May 31. Salons have been able to service essential workers only. But will be permitted to open to clients, with restrictions, beginning June 1.  For more information about the state’s phased reopening, click here.

 

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

 

Florida

Starting May 4, certain businesses will be allowed to open except businesses in the counties of Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach. Beginning May 18, Salons will be permitted to open, with restrictions, in all counties. For more information, click here. 

 

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

 

Georgia

Governor Kemp allowed hair salons and barbershops to reopen on April 24, with restrictions. To see more about Georgia’s reopening salons, click here.

 

Reopening your salon in Georgia? Click here for updated Georgia State Board guidelines for reopening salons!

 

Hawaii

Governor Ige has amended the statewide stay-at-home order, now referring to it as “Safer-at-Home.” The order is still in effect until May 31. On May 22, Governor Ige allowed medium-risk businesses, including salons, to reopen in the counties of O’ahu, Maui and Kaua’i. The county of Hawai’i may reopen salons and barbershops beginning June 1. To read the Governor’s reopening announcement, click here. 

 

Idaho

Governor Little released a staged reopening approach for the state beginning April 30. Hair salons will be permitted to reopen in Stage Two, beginning May 16. To read more about Idaho’s reopening plan, click here.

 

To read the state’s safety protocols for close contact personal services, click here. 

 

Illinois 

Governor Pritzker has announced “Restore Illinois”, a five step plan for reopening the state. The state’s stay-at-home order is still in effect until May 30. Salons and barbershops will be able to reopen on a county-by-county basis, beginning May 29. For more information, click here.

 

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

 

 

Indiana  

Governor Holcomb extended the state’s stay-at-home order until May 1. The governor is expected to release reopening guidelines soon. Salons will be able to open in most counties beginning May 11. For more information, click here. 

 

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

 

Iowa

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. Hair salons and barbershops will be permitted to open May 15, with restrictions. To read more about these guidelines, click here.

 

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

 

Kansas 

Governor Kelly extended the state’s stay-at-home order until May 3. The Governor has released a phased reopening for the state’s economy, salons will be permitted to open beginning May 18, during Phase II. For more information, click here.

 

For additional safety guidance for personal services, click here. 

 

Kentucky

Governor Beshear announced a gradual reopening plan for businesses beginning May 11. Salons and barbershops will be permitted to reopen beginning May 25 with restrictions. To read the state board guidelines for reopening, click here.

 

Click here to read the state’s safety guidelines for cosmetology, nail and esthetic salons. 

 

Louisiana

Governor Edwards has extended the statewide stay-at-home order until May 15. Salons will be permitted to open on May 15, with restrictions. For more information, click here.

 

To read the state’s reopening guidelines for salons, click here. 

 

Maine

Beginning May 1, salons and barbershops will be permitted to reopen, with enhanced health guidelines. To read more about Maine’s reopening strategy, click here. 

 

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

 

Maryland

On April 24, Governor Logan released a broad plan for reopening the state’s economy. The state remains under a stay-at-home order, but salons and barbershops are permitted to open, on a county-by-county basis, with restrictions, beginning May 15. Click here to view the state’s county-by-county reopening status. 

 

To read more on salon and barbershop guidelines, click here.

 

Massachusetts

On May 18, Governor Baker released guidelines for salons and barbershops to reopen beginning May 25.

 

Although the state not reopened salons, they have released safety guidelines. To read more about these guidelines, click here.

 

 

Michigan 

Governor Whitmer extended the state’s stay-at-home order until May 28. Beginning June 15, salons and barbershops will be permitted to reopen, with restrictions, statewide. For more information, click here.

 

Minnesota

Governor Walz has extended the state’s stay-at-home order until May 18. The Governor has announced salons and barbershops may reopen beginning June 1, with restrictions. Businesses must wait for specific industry guidelines. For more information, click here.

 

Click here to read industry guidance for reopening personal care services. 

 

Mississippi

Governor Reeves has extended “Safer-at-Home” initiative until May 25. However, salons and barbershops will be allowed to reopen May 11, under strict social distancing guidelines. To read more about the extension, click here.

 

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

 

Missouri

Governor Parsons released a “Show Me Strong” recovery plan on April 27. All businesses will be able to open in most counties—with social distancing guidelines—beginning May 4. Beginning May 18, salons and barbershops in St. Louis may open with guidelines. To read more about this plan, visit here.

 

Click here to read the safety and health recommendations for the professional beauty industry. 

 

Montana 

Many businesses, including hair salons and barbershops, were permitted to a phased opening beginning April 27.

 

To read more about state opening guidelines, click here. 

 

Nebraska

The state does not have an official stay-at-home order. Businesses, including salons and barbershops can reopen, on a county-by-county basis with restrictions, beginning May 4. Beginning June 1, all counties will be permitted to reopen salons and barbershops, with restrictions. Please check your county guidelines for service restrictions. For more information, visit here.

 

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

 

Nevada 

Governor Sisolak has released a “United Roadmap To Recovery” plan but also extended the state’s stay-at-home order until May 15. Salons and barbershops will be permitted to open, by appointment only, beginning May 9. To read more about the state’s reopening plan, click here. 

 

To read the state’s enhanced sanitation guidelines, click here. 

 

New Hampshire

Governor Sununu has signed a “Stay at home order 2.0” that will remain in effect until May 31.  Salons and barbershops may open under strict health guidelines on May 11. To read more about this order, click here.

 

To read the state’s reopening guidance for barbershops and hair salons, click here. 

 

New Jersey

Although Governor Murphy announced a six-step plan for reopening the state, the stay-at-home order remains in effect until further notice. Salons and barbershops will be permitted to reopen, with enhanced guidelines, beginning June 22. To read more about the state’s phased reopening plan, click here.

 

New Mexico

Governor Grisham has extended the state’s stay-at-home order until May 31. Salons and barbershops will be permitted to open, with restrictions, beginning June 1.  For more information, visit here.

 

 

New York

New York State’s “PAUSE” program has been extended until May 28. Governor Cuomo has announced that salons and barbershops will be able to reopen during Phase II of the state’s phased reopening plan. As of May 29, five of the ten counties in NYS are in Phase II of reopening. Click here to read more about the “NY PAUSE” program.

 

Read the state’s hair salon and barbershop guidelines here. 

 

North Carolina 

Governor Cooper has extended the state’s stay-at-home order until May 8. The state is currently in Phase I of the three-phase reopening plan, salons and barbershops will be permitted to reopen in Phase II, which will begin at 5pm on Friday, May 22 . To read more about the state’s reopening plan, click here.

 

To read safety guidance for salons, barbershops and other personal care businesses, click here. 

 

North Dakota 

Although the state was not under a stay-at-home order, on May 1, Governor Burgum signed an executive order allowing businesses, including salons and barbershops to reopen with restrictions. To read more about guidelines for businesses, click here.

 

To read guidance for personal care services, click here. 

 

Ohio

Beginning May 1, Ohio implemented the “Responsible Restart Ohio” plan, which will begin to reopen businesses. Salons and barbershops are permitted to reopen, with restrictions, beginning May 15.

 

To read more about personal service guidelines, click here.

 

Oklahoma  

The state began its “Open Up & Recover Safely” plan on April 24, allowing salons and other personal care services to open for appointments only. To read more about the state’s reopening plan, visit here.

 

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

 

Oregon

Although the state’s stay-at-home order has no effective end date, Governor Brown has released a phased reopening plan for the state. Salons and barbershops will be permitted to open by county and with strict guidelines, beginning May 15. To read more about Oregon’s phased reopening, click here.

 

Editor’s Note: On June 12, Governor Brown announced that the state will postpone any further reopening for one week. Reopenings across the state will restart on June 19.

 

To read reopening guidance for personal service providers, click here. 

 

Pennsylvania

Governor Wolf has released a phased plan that will begin opening businesses on May 8. Beginning May 29, some counties will be permitted to enter the state’s “green phase” in reopening. Salons and barbershops will be permitted to reopen in those counties, with restrictions. Click here to read the Governor’s press release.

 

 

Rhode Island

The state remains under a stay-at-home order until May 8. Governor Raimondo has introduced a phased reopening beginning May 9, but salons and barbershops must remain closed at this time. For more information, click here.

 

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South Carolina

Governor McMaster has begun reopening some businesses, allowing close-contact businesses such as salons and barbershops to reopen, with restrictions beginning May 18. To read more about the state’s reopening plans, click here.

 

Click here to read the state’s reopening guidelines for the cosmetology industry. 

 

South Dakota 

Governor Noem did not issue any kind of stay-at-home order. Businesses, including salons, are encouraged to “resume operations in a manner that allows for reasonable physical distancing, good hygiene and proper sanitation.” For more information, click here.   

 

Tennessee

As part of the “Reopening Tennessee Responsibly” act, close contact business, such as salons and barbershops, will be allowed to reopen, with restrictions, beginning May 6. To read more about these guidelines, click here.

 

For the full list of close contact business guidelines, click here. 

 

Texas

Governor Abbott has begun opening some businesses, with restrictions, beginning May 1. Salons and barbershops will be allowed to reopen, with restrictions, beginning May 8. For more information, click here.

 

Update: On July 24, Texas’s Starr County Judge Eloy Vera  issued a county-wide stay-at-home order until August 10, 2020. Although non-essential businesses are not required to shut down, the order “highly encourages and recommends” these closures. Residents of the county are also placed under curfew from 11pm to 5am respectively. To read more about this order, click here. 

 

For reopening safety guidelines for salons, click here.

 

For reopening safety guidelines for barbershops, click here. 

 

Utah

Beginning May 1, moderate risk businesses, including salons and barbershops, will be permitted to reopen with social distancing guidelines. For more info on business guidelines, click here.

 

For safety guidelines for personal services, click here. 

 

 

Vermont

Governor Scott has extended the state’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order until May 15. Salons and barbershops will be permitted to open, with restrictions, beginning May 29. To read more about the extension, click here. 

 

Click here to read the state’s back to work safety measures for the health and beauty industry.

 

Virginia 

The state’s stay-at-home order is in effect until June 10. Governor Northam has announce a phased approach to reopening, beginning June 1, salons and barbershop may reopen under strict guidelines in all regions of the state. For more information, click here.

 

Click here to read reopening guidelines for personal care and personal grooming businesses. 

 

Washington

Governor Inslee has extended the state’s stay-at-home order until May 31. Beginning May 15, salons and barbershops will be allowed to open, on a county-by-county basis. On June 1, Governor Inslee announced that the county-phased reopening has been modified to include salons in an expanded Phase 1. For more information, click here.

 

Click here to read safety guidelines for personal services. 

 

Washington D.C.

Mayor Bowser has extended the state’s stay-at-home order until June 8. Mayor Bowser has announced a phase-reopening plan that would begin to reopen businesses, including hair salons on Friday, May 29. For more information, click here.

 

West Virginia 

Governor Justice has implemented a “Safer at Home” order which goes into effect May 4. Under this order, salons and barbershops will be able to reopen, with health restrictions. To read more about the order, click here.

 

Click here to read the state board of barbers and cosmetologists guidelines on how to safely return to work.

 

Wisconsin 

On May 13, the Wisconsin state Supreme Court ruled against the extension of the state’s stay-at-home order. This has allowed previously closed businesses to reopen, including salons. We will be monitoring the state’s reopening guidelines as they become available. To read the state supreme court’s ruling click here.

 

Click here to read state guidance on reopening salons and barbershops. 

 

Wyoming

Beginning May 1, salons and barbershops will be able to reopen with specific health guidelines. To read more about these guidelines, click here.

 

Read the state’s guidelines for reopening salons and barbershops here. 

 

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