Beauty salons ready to reopen, indoor dining could be next

Andrew M. Santos

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Christmas season for salons is usually a busy one.

“Holiday time for the beauty industry is massive,” Julie Maggio, owner of Luxe and Lavish said.

Maggio was elated to hear that her salon along with all others in Orange Zone can reopen on Monday at 50% capacity.

“It’s exciting, but it’s overwhelming,” Maggio said, “I had 15 clients call me right after the announcement it was so overwhelming.”

Salons are joined by tattoo parlors, spas, barber shops and similar businesses in opening to 50% capacity. Gyms can reopen at 25% capacity. It’s a reversal that came after State data showed 74% of positive cases came from household.

“Over this two month study period we were able to determine that they are not major sources of the spread,” Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said.

This led to the change in policy. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said that

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Can hairdressers and beauty salons reopen in tier 2 and 3?

Andrew M. Santos
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Prime minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that England’s four-week lockdown will end on 2 December but a new three-tier system will be introduced.

The prime minister explained restrictions will be tougher than those announced in October in a bid to drive the coronavirus transmission rate down ahead of Christmas.

On Thursday Matt Hancock confirmed which areas would fall under tier 1, 2, and 3 for the first time. You can find out what tier your local area is in using the government postcode checker here.

Read more: Covid tier rules: Everything you can and can’t do in tiers 1, 2 and 3 after lockdown

So, what does this mean for hairdressers and beauty salons? Here’s everything you need to know.

Can hairdressers and beauty salons open after lockdown?

The government has confirmed that, as part of its Covid winter plan, the “personal care” sector can

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All beauty services to reopen in Scotland from July 22

Andrew M. Santos
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While much of the beauty industry is yet to reopen in England, all sectors of the industry have been given the green light to resume business in Scotland from July 22. 

In Scotland’s official Route Map, published by the Scottish Government online, it is stated: “Beauticians, nail salons, spas and make-up counters have been given an indicative opening date of 22 July subject to physical distancing and enhanced hygiene measures.”

Speaking on July 9, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that the country was moving into phase three of easing lockdown measures, having now met all six criteria set out by the World Health Organisation. She said: “The next set of changes will take effect from 22nd July. At that time personal retail services, which have not yet been able to reopen, for example beauticians and nail salons, will be able to reopen with enhanced

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What will a shopping trip to H&M look like when stores reopen?

Andrew M. Santos

Like many non-essential retailers across England, H&M has confirmed that stores will be reopening on 15th June. 

It will be welcome news for fans of the fast fashion behemoth’s affordable, trend-led clothing, especially now that the days are getting warm enough to stock up on easy sundresses and sandals. Of course, H&M has maintained its e-commerce operation during lockdown, but there’s no substitute for browsing the store and stumbling across a treasure, magpie-like, that you didn’t know you needed.

With new Government guidelines to protect customers and staff from transmission of Covid-19 though, the shopping experience at H&M post-lockdown will look very different from the one we’ve come to know.

“There will be many restrictions in place meaning conditions will remain challenging and we are flexible and humble about the fact from one day to another, the situation may change,” H&M said in a statement announcing the new protocols.

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