4th July confirmed…
but only for Hairdressers and Barbers

Yesterday lunchtime the Prime Minister confirmed that hairdressers and barbers can re-open on 4th July in England. It was also confirmed that visors would be required to be worn. Everyone is now stepping up their plans in preparation for the big day. We’ve heard some salons have 1000+ clients on their waiting list and some are even planning to open just after midnight on 4th July! Nail Bars and Spas were mentioned as being unable to open until the government announce it is safe to do so. This is very disappointing news for the beauty industry, we hope it won’t be too long before this part of our sector is given the green light to re-open. Health, safety and hygiene are a fundamental part of all beauty treatments, and salons have worked hard to ensure they are fully prepared to open and operate safely. Habia have worked with the government to develop and review the guidance for salons to re-open safely – these were published this morning, go to our website for the link to this guidance… www.habia.org/covid-19

Bristish Beauty Council

British Beauty Council has received Government guidelines for the confirmed re-opening of hair salons from the 4th of July.


The PM announced yesterday that hairdressers and barbers will be able to open, but insisted that there is still no specific reopening date for close contact services such as beauty salons, nail bars, or spas.

Our Government source has commented


“As it stands, beauty and related businesses and activities are not allowed and no date has been confirmed for when this decision will be reviewed.


In terms of why hairdressing and not beauty, the answer is because the Government is taking a phased, cautious approach to reopening the economy to ensure that we limit the spread of the virus. This means that choices have had to be made as to which businesses to reopen as part of the next phase.


Appreciate that this will be disappointing for some people who had anticipated starting back from 4 July. The important thing though is to get the message out that beauty and other services not related to hairdressing should not be operating.”


You can view the full government guidelines for the reopening of hairdressers and barber here:






Professional Beauty

Show Government that beauty salons are ready to reopen with PB’s #SalonsAreSafe campaign


After being told that beauty businesses in England can’t reopen on July 4, PB is calling on salons to help show MPs that the profession is safe and ready to reopen alongside the hair industry, with its #SalonsAreSafe campaign.

The Complimentary Medical Association

24th June 2020

Hello !

I hope this finds you safe and well.

Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced that England will be easing further lockdown regulations on July 4th - however, it appears that several complementary medical and natural health businesses are still unable to reopen. Specifically, spas, massage therapists, and indoor fitness/dance studios have been instructed to remain closed. If you are unsure whether your practice can reopen, please ensure that you check the government guidelines thoroughly, and contact your local representative for help if necessary.

Of course, this only applies to England - practitioners from the rest of the United Kingdom and the world should check the most up to date guidelines for their country.

This week, we will not be holding our usual webinar on Friday in order to allow you time to watch all the previous recordings and digest all the information. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch - remember that The CMA is here to support you until we are out of lockdown and beyond!