Victorians are heading back into second wave lockdown, changing the face of business and life as we know it throughout the entire state. So, what does this mean for hair salons?

Despite a confusing few days in March, hair salons have remained fully open across the country with social distancing practices throughout the pandemic, and this lock down will not change that.

Through the lockdown, residents who live in Metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shires will be unable to leave home other than for essential work, care, exercise and supplies, for a period of six weeks. While other industries and businesses have closed as a result of this, including beauty therapists and other personal care services, hair salons will remain open.

“The announcement of Victoria’s level 3 lockdown allows hairdressing salons to stay open in the Melbourne Metro,” confirmed Australian Hairdressing Council (AHC) CEO Sandy Chong. “For weeks now many salons have committed to strict hygienic and Work, Health and Safety practices for their businesses and are more prepared this time around.”

“The AHC supports all salons keeping their staff safe, their clients and community safe. For Covid-19 resources the AHC has an open library to support the industry during these challenging times,” she continued.

So keep safe, healthy, educated and distanced and continue to be a bright light in dark times for clients.

For all AHC resources on COVID-19 visit