Say Goodbye to Walk-In Appointments As Nail Salons Reopen Amid COVID-19

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While heading back to the nail salon isn’t of utmost importance right now (the main priority remains to be the continued safety for the public by staying home), being prepared for how salons will operate post stay-at-home orders is important for both salon owners and customers to adjust.

What that looks like is dependent on state regulations and safety mandates, but you can expect your salon to require facial mask coverings and most likely plastic guards between the customer and technician.

Many beauty services are close-contact businesses and fall under the “high-risk” category for COVID-19, meaning that many states listed them in later phases in their reopening plans. However, as of June nail salons in all 50 states in the U.S. – save for a few select counties that have been required to close again to control a new spike in cases – have been permitted to reopen.

Although this is an ever-changing situation, renowned nail expert Marian Newman and scientist, author, and educator Doug Schoon shared what you can expect when you visit the nail salon for the first time since COVID-19 started.

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