When will nail and beauty salons open again?

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London Grace Boris Johnson has announced lockdown measures would be easing in the UK with some businesses reopening from July 4 , but what does that mean for your raggedy cuticles? While some grooming services such as hairdressers and barbers will be allowed to open up to customers with safety […]

London Grace
London Grace

Boris Johnson has announced lockdown measures would be easing in the UK with some businesses reopening from July 4 , but what does that mean for your raggedy cuticles?

While some grooming services such as hairdressers and barbers will be allowed to open up to customers with safety measures in place, a whole host of other beauty and leisure services have not been given the green light.

The Prime Minister said the Government has to be sure that companies can open their doors to the public in a Covid-safe way.

Let’s take a look at when you can book your long overdue manicure.

In Texas, US, nail bars started slowly reopening in May (AFP via Getty Images)
In Texas, US, nail bars started slowly reopening in May (AFP via Getty Images)

When will nail salons reopen?

Nail salons were not on the list of Government approved businesses reopening on July 4.

At the moment there is no confirmed date on when they can take bookings.

In Moscow, salons have reopened under strict guidelines (AFP via Getty Images)
In Moscow, salons have reopened under strict guidelines (AFP via Getty Images)

Addressing the Commons, Mr Johnson said: “And almost as eagerly awaited as a pint will be a haircut (particularly by me, Mr Speaker), and so we will reopen hairdressers with appropriate precautions, including the use of visors.

“We also intend to allow some other close contact services, such as nail bars, to reopen as soon as we can when we are confident they can operate in a Covid-secure way.”

A lady sorts out a customer's nails while wearing protective clothing (AFP via Getty Images)
A lady sorts out a customer’s nails while wearing protective clothing (AFP via Getty Images)

He added that a task force of public health professionals will help unopened businesses reopen as soon as possible.

When will beauty salons reopen?

Unfortunately for those in need of a treatment or two, you will have to hold off a bit longer.

Salons will not be opening on July 4 and no official reopening date has been given.

Customers having their nails done at a bar in New York before lockdown (Getty )
Customers having their nails done at a bar in New York before lockdown (Getty )

British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology which has over 10,000 members warned against the public using backdoor beauty services or attempting complex procedures at home in the meantime.

Chair Lesley Blair said: “During isolation we’ve been deprived of regular beauty treatments for months, having to try our hands at DIY hair colouring, home face treatments and eyebrow care.

“We’re concerned about the reports that consumers have been considering attempting advanced procedures at home or going to backstreet salons to have treatments that should only be performed by recognised qualified practitioners who are accountable for maintaining the highest levels of protection and infection control and managing any contraindications.”

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