The government announced on 9th July 2020 that beauty salons can open on Monday 13th July. However, as normal, they forgot to mention something extremely important that we won’t be able to do anything that involves treatments on the face. To be honest I saw it coming as they have been referring to us as ‘nail bars’ for a while now. Why on earth they didn’t continue to call us ‘nail bars’ in their announcement is beyond me as pretty much every treatment most beauticians offer is on the face. With the increase in nail bars doing cheap sets of nails, I would say most places have specialised now, which I have done. Therefore I will continue to be closed for now.

beauty salon July 2020


I feel that the UK government have been extremely cruel to self-employed businesses during this Covid-19 outbreak. Unlike employed people, if you are self-employed you have to wait for the 80%… now 70% ‘furlough’ money. A date for the second amount of money hasn’t been released. We don’t get it monthly. Also, it has to be declared as income and therefore will be taxed. Thankfully I have a rainy day pot, but many people don’t, and will be struggling in this situation

Another rant…. why on earth are the government doing this staged opening?? If we were going on a scientific approach of seeing the impact of the pubs opening on the 4th July, surely there would need to be at least 14 days between all these dates! I honestly don’t know much more of this shambles I can take!


Quoting from British Beauty council here:

Today the government announced that beauty services can resume as of the 13th of July 2020. However this does not include those services that work in the highest risk zone, so no treatments on the face will be permitted.

A list of treatments that will not be allowed has been provided by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). This includes:

  • Face waxing, sugaring or threading services
  • Facial treatments
  • Advanced facial technical (electrical or mechanical)
  • Eyelash treatments
  • Make-up application
  • Dermarolling
  • Dermaplaning
  • Microblading
  • Electrolysis on the face
  • Eyebrow treatments

Beard services should be limited to simple beard trims, thinning or removing bulk or length which can be done using either clippers or scissors. This could be carried out from the side or by circling the client avoiding the high-risk zone.

Intricate detailing, outlining or shaving of beards that involves prolonged periods near the high-risk zone should not be carried out.

The full revised Government guidelines will soon be available to view here 

Or check the Government’s website for an update


Beauty salons reopen July 2020 UK