Do You Need to Wear a Mask at the Dermatologist Office?
As states across the country go through their phased reopening plans and let nonessential business open their doors for the first time since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic closed many of them in March, many people are planning their trips back to the hair and nail salons. But before you book your long overdue mani/pedi or hair color touch-up, know that beauty appointments after the coronavirus will look a little different.
Just because businesses are starting to reopen doesn't mean that things are going to go back to normal right away. As a part of many states' reopening plans, strict restrictions and guidelines have been put in place to keep the public safe. What this means is that many salons will be operating at a reduced capacity to allow for social distancing, and walk-ins will not be accepted. Along with keeping a physical distance between yourself and other customers, you'll likely be required to wear a mask or face covering at your appointment, too, to keep yourself and those around you safe.
Ahead, we tapped industry experts to find out what you can expect at your next visit when salons reopen after the coronavirus.