THE WHAT? The Saudi professional beauty market is set to return to business following the coronavirus outbreak, with salons having to adhere to strict precautions set by the government.
THE DETAILS The Saudi Ministry of Municipal and Village Affairs has announced a slew of regulations ahead of the reopening of the industry, which includes a ban on crowding inside establishments, prohibiting promotional offers that could result in mass gatherings, as well as limiting face-to-face contacts with clients, according to Gulf News.
Professional beauty salons are also required to obtain and keep client data in case of the need for a health investigation, clients must only be served by one employee who must wear a face shield, while massages and steam showers have been banned.
Other measures include temperature checking at the doors to salons.
THE WHY? As the hard-hit professional beauty channel begins to open its doors post COVID-19 lockdown, the government mandated preventative measures highlight the ongoing concern about the heightened risk of spread in client facing industries such as hairdressing and beauty parlours.