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Recovery: Hair Salons and Barbershops

Hair salons and barbershops can reopen immediately with safeguards as Los Angeles County moves forward on the Roadmap to Recovery.

Hair Salons

Effective September 2, hair salons and barbershops can resume l indoor operations at 25% occupancy, as ordered by the State of California. Click here to learn more.

What hair services are allowed under the new guidance?

Under the new guidance, haircuts, weaves and extensions, braiding, lock maintenance, wig maintenance, hair relaxing treatments, and color services can be provided. Services that cannot be performed with face coverings on both the worker and customer or that require touching the customer’s face, for example, eyelash services, eyebrow waxing and threading, facials, etc., are still not allowed.

How will I be protected from the spread of COVID-19 when I go get my haircut?

Salons are not returning to business-as-usual. Physical distancing measures will be in place, personal protective equipment must be worn. Salon operators must remove high-touch items, such as magazines and self-serve coffee. Stylists will only be able to serve one client at a time (previously, stylists might cut a client’s hair while another client’s hair was drying or processing).

Salon operators must also implement new, stringent cleaning and disinfecting protocols.

How risky is it to get a haircut?

Los Angeles County would not have sought to reopen this service-based sector if the metrics that show our progress indicated uncontrolled COVID-19 infection rates.

The protocols in place are there to protect our residents. As long as business owners/operators and clients follow the guidelines, the risk is reduced.

Do I have to get my temperature checked before going inside?

It isn’t required, but some businesses may choose to check the customer's temperature before moving forward with the appointment.

Employees and customers will be screened for symptoms, including cough and fever. Clients feeling unwell should reschedule their appointment.

Can I get my hair blow dried?

Yes.

Can I get my hair washed?

Yes.

Can I get my hair styled?

Yes.

Can I get braids?

Yes.

Can I get a weave or hair extensions?

Yes.

Can I get my hair colored?

Yes.

Can I get my hair chemically treated?

Yes.

Do I have to wear a mask? How can I get a haircut with it on?

Yes, both you and the stylist must wear face coverings. Customers are encouraged to wear face coverings with ear loops to ensure the face covering does not interfere with the hair service.

Does my hairstylist have to wear a mask and/or gloves?

Yes, your hairstylist must wear a face covering and may wear gloves.

Can I hang out at the salon?

Exception: A parent accompanying a child may wait for child but must practice social distancing while waiting.

What is the best way to pay?

Cashless transactions are strongly encouraged.

Public Health Protocols for Reopening

Hair Salons and Barbershops Translated FAQs

Barbershops

 

Can I get my beard trimmed?

No, services that require that a client remove a mask and/or that require the technician touch the client’s face are not allowed.

Can I get my face shaved?

No, services that require that a client remove a mask and/or that require the technician touch the client’s face are not allowed.

Can I get my eyebrows or face waxed?

No, services that require that a client remove a mask and/or that require the technician touch the client’s face are not allowed.

Do I have to wear a mask? How can I get a haircut with it on?

Yes, both you and the stylist must wear a mask. Customers are encouraged to wear face coverings with ear loops to ensure the face covering does not interfere with the hair service.

Does my barber have to wear a mask and/or gloves?

Yes, your barber must wear a face covering and may wear gloves.

Can I hang out at the barbershop?

No. We know barbershops are places of comfort and friendship, but at this time, in order to adhere to physical distancing requirements, only people with scheduled services are allowed to be in the salon while the service is ongoing. Once the appointment is finished, clients must leave.

Hair Salons and Barbershops Translated FAQs

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