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Are barber shops, nail salons, massage parlors, spas, and tattoo parlors open? Are there safety recommendations?

Last Updated: 09/21/2021

All personal care businesses may open in New Jersey including, but not limited to:

  • At-home personal care services, including in-home massage and body work services
  • Beauty salons
  • Barber shops
  • Cosmetology shops
  • Spas, including day spas and medical spas
  • Electrology facilities
  • Hair braiding shops
  • Massage parlors
  • Nail salons
  • Tanning salon
  • Tattoo parlors

Social distancing and masking is not required in most indoor or outdoor spaces, and there are no capacity limits for businesses or worksites open to the public.

However, to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, businesses should encourage individuals to wear a mask indoors and have the right to require stricter mask policies.

The NJ Department of Health has released safety recommendations for tattoo parlors and tanning salons, and the Division of Consumer Affairs has released safety recommendations for cosmetology, massage, and bodywork services.

For more details on general health and safety recommendations for businesses in New Jersey, refer to this article.