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:
- BEIS does not anticipate hairdressers/beauty salons opening before phase three, which on the Prime Minister’s coronavirus road map is around July 4. This will be the very earliest opening date and only dependent on scientific evidence of R-rating. Therefore, any spikes in cases will be taken into account.
- Click and collect can be used for these businesses to sell products as long as customers order in advance and do not enter the premises.
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