Personal Services

Hair salons, barbers, and establishments that provide nail technician services (“Personal Services Establishments”) may reopen, by appointment only, to provide personal services, provided the following physical precautions are met and followed:

  • General Operating Requirements;
  • all staff are required wear gloves, and any additional Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) as appropriate to their workplace and provided service;
  • limit of 1 customer for every 200 sq. ft of service delivery space;
  • limit of 1 customer in a waiting area at a time, other customers waiting for appointments must wait outside the Personal Services Establishments; and
  • follow the State’s Best Practices for Personal Service Establishments (PDF) as amended from time to time.

Hair salons and barbers may provide a full range of hair services for hair on a person’s head.

The following establishments shall remain closed to the general public:

  • tattoo parlors;
  • tanning salons;
  • massage parlors; and
  • establishments that provide esthetic services (as described in Title 5 of the Business Occupations Article of the Maryland Code).

The term “massage parlors” does not include licensed massage therapists providing massage therapy in health care settings, as defined in Title 6 of the Health Occupations Article of the Maryland Code.

Protective Measures Checklist for printing (image)

Best Practices for Personal Services to Reopen (PDF), State of Maryland