NSW Beauty Services: When You Can Make an Appointment Under the Reopening Plan
The confined Sydneysiders have received new details on when and how beauty services will be able to operate – and salons are already receiving calls.
Famous barber shop owner Marilyn Koch has invited Gladys Berejiklian to come in for a cut once NSW hits 80% double vaccination.
The Monday following the achievement of this objective – currently scheduled for October 15 – hairdressers and other beauty salons will be able to book as many clients as they wish, provided they respect the 4 m² rule.
“We would like to give Gladys a haircut, she worked really hard,” said Ms. Koch, longtime business partner of celebrity hairstylist Joh Bailey.
Most of the state’s hairdressers have been closed for months, and residents with unkempt hair are eager to get back into an esthetician’s chair.
Even New South Wales opposition leader Chris Minns begged the salons to ‘please’ reopen after a Twitter user called him over his wild hairstyle.
According to the state’s three-step reopening plan, which was significantly fleshed out on Monday, hairdressers and beauty services such as fingernails, eyebrows, waxing and tanning will be allowed to book five clients. fully vaccinated at a time after the state has vaccinated 70%. of its population.
This is currently expected to happen on October 6 and the reopening would take place on the following Monday October 11.
About a week later, the 80% target could be met, which would mean that the five-person cap would be lifted.
“Personal services such as hairdressers, spas, nails, beauty, waxing, tattoos and massages can work with one person per 4m² (not capped),” officials wrote government media in a fact sheet distributed to journalists.
On December 1, the third stage of the plan will begin.
This date will involve two important changes for beauty salons: unvaccinated people will be allowed to make a reservation, and the 4 m² rule will be relaxed to 2 m².
This means that each person in the establishment only needs two square meters for themselves.
Ms Koch said she had already started to be bombarded with booking requests from people looking to get their first haircut in months.
“I can’t tell you how many phone calls and emails I get,” she said.
“But I was a little hesitant to take reservations, because we had no certainty (on the future rules).”
But given Monday’s announcement, Ms Koch said she would resume recruiting receptionists at her three salons.
“I am grateful to be able to come back to the game,” she said.
Jenny Burns, marketing manager for the Australian Hairdressing Council, said many in the industry were disappointed with the five-person cap that will limit business from October 11.
“It’s unfair because you might have a pub or a gymnasium next door that has an equivalent space, but they can have a lot of customers and we can only have five,” she said.
“But it’s a relief to get some clarification on what’s going to happen 80% everyone is wondering when they’re going to announce it.”