Beauty salons can open for click-and-collect retail from June 15

The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (Babtac) has received confirmation from the UK Government that beauty salons and hairdressers will not be opening this month as rumours circulate online about potentially opening earlier than the Government’s estimated July 4 (in England) date. 

However, beauty salons and hairdressers will be able to sell retail products from their premises as of June 15, which is when non-essential retail shops are estimated to reopen, but only via a click and collect service – where customers order products in advance and collect them but without entering the shop.  

Beauty salons and hairdressers are not allowed to offer any treatment services. 

Babtac chair Lesley Blair and British Beauty Council chief executive Millie Kendell were in contact with the Department for Business, Energy & Industry (BEIS) today (June 5) to gain clarity on both of these issues, receiving the following two statements directly from them:

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In other news, the Professional Beauty Group is asking the beauty and hair industry to sign a petition calling on the UK Government to provide clear safety guidelines so salons can reopen safely when the time is right, and they personally feel ready.