Thousands of beauty and barbering professionals across the state have joined with Assemblyman Jim Patterson and the Professional Beauty Federation of California to ask Governor Gavin Newsom to change a state regulation that is preventing salons from serving clients outdoors following Monday’s statewide order forcing them to close indoor operations.

 

Currently, licensed barbershops and salons cannot operate outside of their facility, which means unlike other industries that have been allowed to adapt – they are not allowed to offer services on patios, sidewalks, breezeways or in parking lots.


Governor Newsom must grant a temporary waiver of Section 7317 to allow California salons to offer services outside of their licensed establishments during the COVID-19 pandemic.