Hair Salons and Barbershop Services CAN be Provided Outdoors (As of 7-29-2020)
In California, as of July 13, 2020, indoor gatherings and indoor-based business operations were once again prohibited. “At 12:00 p.m. on July 13th, Governor Newsom announced that a number of indoor activities and industries will be closed statewide, and additional indoor activities and industries will be closed in counties that appear on the State’s “monitoring list” for three days or longer. ” July 13, 2020
This announcement prohibited hair salons from operating in their facilities. In turn, hair stylists were turning to outdoor operations until the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology prohibited that practice by affirming that all operations can only be conducted indoors citing Business & Professions Code Section 7317:
But on July 17, 2020, the State acknowledged the hardship to this industry and prepared regulations permitting personal care services outdoors:
Finally, on July 20, 2020, the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology issued “Outdoor Service Guidance for Establishments” for how barbering and cosmetology services can be offered safely outside. These guidelines allow the OPTION for services to be done outside and does not require outdoor services.
On July 29, 2020, the official Industry Guidance was published for outdoor operations. See Official Industry Guidance.
Prior to re-starting your operations outside, also see the “Outside Services Checklist for Establishments”