All close contact beauty services, including facials and eyebrows, will now be able to resume from August 15, it has been announced.
In new guidelines released last night by the government, it says: “Beauty salons, tattoo studios, spas and barbers across England will be able to offer all close contact services – y including front face treatments such as eyebrow trimming, eyelash treatments and facials from August 15 under new guidelines. ”
The news will come as a relief for beauty professionals who have had to wait for the government’s green light for facial services, which were originally scheduled to resume on August 1.
In a Friday July 17 briefing, Boris Johnson initially announced that all beauty services in England could resume from Saturday August 1, but this was delayed after concerns about a second wave of coronavirus.
Earlier, on July 9, the government announced that beauty services, including manicures and body massages, were allowed to resume as of Monday, July 13.
However, treatments involving touching the face – such as facials and eyebrow threading – were still tightly restricted.