13 States Where You Can Now Get a Haircut
Some state lockdown orders are lifting and businesses are reopening. Here's where you can get a haircut.
In over a dozen states, lockdown orders are beginning to end, and parts of the country are returning to a "new normal" post-quarantine. The decision to "open up" local economies is left to state governors. As a result, some states are allowing businesses like movie theaters, restaurants, and hair salons to open up with strict guidelines. Others? Not so much. If you're looking shaggy and wondering when you can get a haircut specifically, read on to see the states that are allowing beauty salons and barbershops to open. And for more on life after quarantine, check out 10 Weird Ways Life Will Be Different After the Coronavirus Lockdown.
On Apr. 27, hair salons and barbershops in Alaska were two of the businesses that reopened in the state, along with restaurants and other nonessential businesses. And if you don't live in a state where you can get a haircut, check out these 7 Expert Tips for Giving Yourself a Haircut While in Quarantine.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp became something of the political face for aggressive reopening when he announced that as of Apr. 24, a great number of retail businesses, including hair salons and barbershops, could open if they follow social distancing guidelines.
As of May 1, Maine allowed the reopening of hair salons and barbershops along with drive-in theaters, auto dealerships, and car washes.
On May 4, Missouri started phase one of its recovery plan, which allows businesses such as barbershops and cosmetology shops, hair salons, and tattoo parlors to operate under the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) guidelines. And for more businesses that'll look different after COVID-19, check out 5 Things You'll Never See at Movie Theaters Again After Coronavirus.
Hair salons and barbershops in Nebraska can open as of May 4 while maintaining limited capacity and with employees and customers wearing masks. And if you need some guidance on taking care of your mask, here are 7 Signs You Need to Replace Your Face Mask ASAP.
As of Apr. 27, hair salons and barbershops in North Dakota could open as long as they "adjust appointment times for the enhanced cleaning between customers" and "keep thorough daily records of employees and any close contacts."
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced that salons, barbershops, and other businesses would be allowed to open on Apr. 24.
South Dakotans never had to deal with an "opening up" decree, seeing as Gov. Kristi Noem never issued a stay-at-home order statewide. As long as the area that a business is in is seeing coronavirus cases decrease for two weeks, the store can open up—including hair salons and barber shops.
Starting May 1, Gov. Gary R. Herbert allowed restaurant dining, gyms, and hair salons to reopen with precautions in place.
Starting May 4, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice lifted restrictions on certain businesses, including restaurants and hair salons, presuming they follow CDC guidelines.
As of May 1, most retail businesses—including hair salons and barbershops—were allowed to reopen in Wyoming.