Barbers, Hair Stylists Head Back To Work; Workers & Customers Must Wear Masks

Riverside County, on cue from Governor Gavin Newsom, has given the green light to barbers and hairstylists to get back to work.

The state guideline for hair salons and barbershops says they can only provide services that can be done while both the hairdresser and the customer can wear masks during the entire time of the service.

That includes haircuts, weaves, braids, wigs, and colorings.

But services, where the service provider has to touch the customer’s face, are still not allowed.  That would be facials, eyelash work, eyebrow waxing, and threading.


Preventative measures outlined in the state’s guidance include:

  • Stay at least 6 feet away from other workers and customers, except when the barber is actually cutting your hair.
  • Provide temperature and/or symptom screenings for all workers at the beginning of their shift and any vendors, contractors, or other workers entering the establishment.
  • Encourage workers and customers who are sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 to stay home.
  • Screen customers upon arrival and be prepared to cancel or reschedule customers who indicate they have any signs of illness.
  • Require workers and customers to use face coverings during the entire haircutting and other close contact hair services.


Other modifications and measures intended to keep employees, volunteers and members of the community safe are available in the statewide guidance posted on the county’s website at



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