Skip to Main Content

Barbering and Cosmetology Services Allowed at Full Capacity - Cosmetologists

As of 5:00 p.m. on March 12, 2021, barbershops, hair salons, nail services, esthetic services and other non-hair services are now able to resume operations at 100% capacity per Executive Order No. 29-03-09-01. Salons and shops must continue to adhere to social distancing and sanitation guidelines. A summary of best practices for reopening personal services can also be found online.

It is important to note that the state has continued to give local jurisdictions the authority to adopt more restrictive guidelines if necessary. Check the website of your local jurisdiction to obtain up-to-date information.

Boards Issue Sanitation Guidelines and Checklist for Reopening

The Maryland Boards of Barbers and Cosmetologists have prepared a reopening sanitation checklist for barbershops and hair salons to follow while preparing to open and operate. The boards suggest posting the checklist in a conspicuous location inside each business so that it is clearly visible to all patrons and employees. Download a copy of the checklist.