When Will Waxing Salons Reopen? Here's a State-by-State Guide
As more states around the country make the decision whether or not to reopen or keep their stay-at-home orders in place a little longer due to the coronavirus, we're all wondering what that means for places like hair salons, nail salons, and waxing salons.
Seeing as people have been unable to access their professional services for months, many have taken up at-home alternatives to get by in the meantime, but some are desperately waiting to get back to an expert. As states with fewer cases re-evaluate and take steps to get back to a normal way of life, we can only assume that many of the non-essential businesses that were ordered to close back in March will start welcoming customers again — but when is the big question.
As of right now, waxing salons — similarly to hair salons — will stay closed until early to mid-May, but it largely depends on each individual state and the business itself. If you're wondering when waxing salons in your area will re-pen, we've listed out the current orders for each state, below.
Stay-at-home orders in Alabama expired on April 30. While places like beaches and retail stores have been able to re-open at a reduced capacity, waxing salons are still closed.
Alaska became one of the first states in the nation to ease its restrictions on select nonessential businesses on April 24. This includes waxing salons, but it's important to note that strict social-distancing requirements are in place.
Arizona's stay-at-home order has been extended to May 15. While retail stores may open sooner, but waxing salons will remain closed.
Arkansas was never under a stay-at-home order, but several social-distancing restrictions are in place. Limited reopenings on select businesses like salons began on May 6.
California has been under a stay-home order since March 19 and there has been no talk of reopenings yet.
Colorado's stay-home order expired April 26, allowing businesses to reopen in phases. Waxing salons were included in phase one with strict restrictions.
On March 23, Connecticut was put under a stay-at-home order which is in effect until May 20. Waxing salons will remain closed.
Nonessential businesses closed when Delaware started sheltering-in-place on March 24. It is currently still going on until May 15 and no plans to reopen have been announced.
Floria's stay-at-home order expired April 30, allowing beaches to reopen. However, salons are still closed.
Georgia was under a statewide shelter-in-place order but it expired April 30. This allowed waxing salons to reopen and resume business.
On March 25, Hawaii went under a stay-at-home order which has been extended through May 31.
Idaho is one of the states with a stay-home order that expired on April 30. It is currently operating under a four-stage reopening plan, and waxing salons may be allowed to reopen in late May.
Illinois will continue its stay-at-home order until the end of May.
Indiana's stay-at-home order expired May 1 and the state is reopening in stages. Personal services fall under stage 2 of the reopenings, which will happen around May 11.
Like Arkansas, Iowa never had a statewide stay-at-home order. Partial reopenings have been announced, but waxing salons will be closed until at least May 15.
The stay-at-home order in Kansas expired on May 3 but a date to reopen salons has not yet been announced. According to current updates, it will be no earlier than May 18.
An indefinite "healthy at home" order has been in effect in Kentucky since March 26. Waxing salons may be able to reopen in late May, according to an outlined plan.
Waxing salons will continue to stay closed in Louisiana until May 15 at the earliest as its stay-at-home order was just extended.
A four-stage reopening plan is underway in Maine but a stay-at-home order has been extended until May 31. Places like hair salons were allowed to resume business as of May 1 but it is unclear if this includes waxing salons.
Maryland's stay-at-home order is currently indefinite. Nonessential businesses will remain closed.