Aesthetics industry reopens in the UK

A VARIETY of services offered by the aesthetics industry in the UK have been allowed to resume, ending a pause of two weeks this month following initial reopening since pandemic restrictions were eased.

Aesthetics industry treatments in the UK have been allowed to resume following a pause in the country’s ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ from the pandemic


Reopening of close contact services has been granted to beauty salons, tattoo studios, spas and barbers across England, and includes face treatments such as facials, eyebrow and eyelash treatments in salons and spas as well as training centres and in-home remote businesses.

The industry has faced difficulties in reopening until mandatory facemasks and personal protective equipment was sanctioned as a condition earlier this month. The reopening has been confirmed by the UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma.

The UK’s Business Secretary announced the lifting of the pause in reopening the UK’s aesthetics industry


“Salons, spas and other close contact services across England will once again be able to offer all services in a way that is safe for workers and clients,” said Alok Sharma. “Opening up the economy is conditional on our continued success at controlling the spread of the coronavirus, therefore it remains essential (that) businesses comply with Covid-19 measures to protect workers and the public.”

The reopening of aesthetics services in the UK marks a resume for the industry of the government’s ‘Roadmap to Recovery’.

Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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