Personal Services & Care


Hair Salons and Barbershops were permitted to reopen — by appointment only — on Monday, May 25 in Phase 1.  


Other close contact personal services opened at Step Two Phase II with restrictions beginning on Monday, June 22, 2020. 

Close Contact Personal Services are defined as any personal service typically delivered through close physical contact with the customer, including but not limited to: removal services; including laser services, depilatory salons, waxing services, threading, and electrolysis services

b.massage, body treatments, eastern treatment, energy therapies and other body work therapies; care services; including peels, facials, serums, Botox and filler

d.nail care services; including nail salons

e.other hair services; including hair replacement services, scalp treating services salons; application services;

h.personal trainers; provided that in Phase 2 any indoor personal training service is limited to appointment-only training with only one customer (or two from the same household) allowed in the facility at a time;

i.tanning salons; including other businesses


Massachusetts Resources for Personal Services and Care Businesses

Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces

Sector-Specific Safety Standards

Sector Specific Safety Checklist PRINT

Massachusetts COVID-19 Control Plan Template

Sector Specific Safety Standards PRINT


Other Guidance 

& Resources

CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

CDC Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting

OSHA Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Associated Hair Professionals "Back to Practice Guide"