Maryland Salons Can Now Provide Appointment Only Service to Essential Workers

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has issued an amendment to his executive order, allowing barber shops and salons to provide limited services to a limited number of individuals.

Barber shops and beauty salons are “required to remain closed” but enforcement will not be taken against those that provide services to employees of businesses and organizations that are not required to close, under certain conditions.

The barbers and salons can only provide service on an appointment basis, with one customer in the establishment at a time. The services must meet “grooming standards” established by the customer’s employer.

The customer is required to provide written documentation of their Employer’s grooming standards.

The customer and salon employee has to wear a face covering and thorough cleaning and disinfecting will be required following the visit.

The Governor’s office says this modification was made for military personnel, first responders and other essential workers, who must maintain grooming standards for their profession or for safety reasons.