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Outdoor Haircuts Are Now Legal In Southern California

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It’s now legal in Southern California to get a professional haircut outdoors. In fact, it is the only legal way to get a haircut.

Last week, Gov. Newsom ordered salons and barbershops in most of the state to close down once again due to a surge of new coronavirus cases. Today, Newsom clarified that it's okay to operate, but only if they can do it outdoors. (You can also get skin care, a manicure or a massage.)

The idea, Newsom said in his Monday press conference, is to increase airflow, minimizing the likelihood of customers or stylists breathing air contaminated with the coronavirus.

Shade tarps and canopies are allowed, as long as three sides are open to the breeze. And salons can’t offer any service that might require a customer to go indoors. So no shampooing, unless there is an outdoor sink.

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Salons join a growing list of industries in California that are banned from operating indoors but are allowed outside, including restaurants, gyms and churches.

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