ANTICIPATED SALON OPENING DATES IN ALL 50 STATES

// Alanna Griffin

Updated May 15, 2020

After many weeks of shutdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the United States is beginning to slowly open. Below is each states anticipated position on opening salons. While many experts have concerned premature openings can lead to a spike in cases, in many states business restrictions and stay-at-home orders are being lifted separately. This page will be updated once per week. 

ALABAMA

Salons were able to open May 11th.

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ALASKA

“Effective April 24th, personal services are allowed to resume.” 

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ARIZONA

“Gov. Doug Ducey announced that salons and barbershops can reopen May 8…” 

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ARKANSAS

“Barber, Cosmetology, Massage Therapy, Body Art, And Medical Spa Services May Resume Operations On May 6…” 

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CALIFORNIA

California is opening in phases, and salons fall into the “phase 3” category.

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COLORADO

Colorado salon services are open with restrictions as of May 1. 

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CONNETICUT

Salons are scheduled to reopen as of May 20th.

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DELAWARE

Personal Services are deemed non essential, and opening those was rescheduled to May 31st.

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FLORIDA 

Salons in some counties were able to reopen as of May 11th with restrictions in place.

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GEORGIA

Georgia salons reopened as of April 24th. Read the guidelines put in place by the Board of Cosmetology:

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HAWAII

Hawaii began phases to reopen, though salons are to remain closed until at least May 31 per the Safer At Home Order.  

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IDAHO

Salons are beginning to open as of May 16th in some counties, and June 1st in others.

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ILLINOIS

Salons are included in phase three of reopening, and the state is in phase two currently.

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INDIANA

Salons are able to reopen May 11th in most counties with restrictions in place. 

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IOWA

Salons are able to open May 15th. You can read the guidance for salons reopening here: 

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KANSAS 

Salons are included in phase “1.5” of reopening, beginning next week. Here is the State board of Cosmetology’s Guidance to reopening personal services: 

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KENTUCKY

Salons are scheduled to reopen May 25th with restrictions, and you can read the State Board of Cosmetology’s Guide to reopen here: 

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LOUISIANA

Salons are able to open with restrictions as of May 15th. 

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MAINE

As of May 1st, phase one of reopening does include hair salons, though it could be June 1 or July 1 for other personal services to be phased in. 

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MARYLAND

Salons are to remain closed, with the exception of clients who are deemed essential workers, and by a one on one appointment only. 

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MASSACHUSETTS

Salons are instructed to remain closed until at least May 18th, and may be extended.

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MICHIGAN

Salons are scheduled to reopen May 28th.

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MINNESOTA 

Salons are scheduled to reopen May 18th.

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MISSISSIPPI

Governor Reeve’s Stay At home Executive order expires on May 11th, no dates have been disclosed for salon reopening. Here is the Board of Cosmetology’s Guidelines for reopening when the order is lifted: 

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MISSOURI 

Businesses were allowed to open as of May 4th with restrictions in place.

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MONTANA

As of April 27th, Businesses in Montana were allowed to reopen.

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NEBRASKA 

Salons were allowed to reopen in many counties as of May 4th with restrictions.

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NEVADA 

Salons were able to open with restrictions last week. Find the guidelines for beauty professionals here: 

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NEW HAMPSHIRE 

As of May 11th, Salons, Barbers, and other Cosmetology businesses may open under strict guidelines.

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New Jersey 

New Jersey has a six phase plan to reopen, and salons are to remain closed for the time being.

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NEW MEXICO 

“Your local person who gives you a facial does not have to close. Salons do not have to close but they must minimize employee contact”. 

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NEW YORK

Salons are to remain closed at this time. 

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NORTH CAROLINA

“The order states that cosmetic art shops are still closed through at least May 22…”

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NORTH DAKOTA

 Salons were able to open as of May 1st.

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OHIO

Salons are able to open after May 15th with restrictions in place.

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OKLAHOMA

As of Friday April 24th, Salons have been open for business.

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OREGON

There is still no date as to when salons are able to open, here are the guidelines once restrictions are lifted: 

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PENNSYLVANIA

May 8th begin the phases for reopening, and there is no date yet for salons to reopen.

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RHODE ISLAND

Salons are included in phase two of reopening, which begins May 9th, but no date has been disclosed for phase two.

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SOUTH CAROLINA 

May 18th salons are scheduled to reopen with restrictions in place.

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SOUTH DAKOTA

Though South Dakota did not have a stay at home order in place, salons are welcome to conduct business in a manner that is safe.

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TENNESSEE

As of May 6th, personal services are allowed to reopen with restrictions in place.

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TEXAS

As of May 8th, Texas salons are able to operate with some restrictions in place.

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UTAH

May 1st, salons are able to open with restrictions.

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VERMONT

The Stay At Home Order will expire May 15th; however, there is no timeline on when salons may reopen.

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VIRGINIA

While the Stay at Home Order was extended until June 30th, salons are able to operate as of May 15th with restrictions. 

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WASHINGTON 

Jay Inslee’s Stay at Home order is effective until May 31st, and it could be June 1st or later that salons are able to reopen with the Safe Start Plan.

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WEST VIRGINIA

As of May 4th, salons were able to operate.

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WISCONSIN

Nonessential businesses are to remain closed until May 26th, including salons.

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WYOMING

As of May 1st, salons were able to reopen under certain restrictions.

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