Hair salons, barbershops and nail salons can reopen Monday in Northeast Florida

Florida — After originally being excluded from Phase 1 of Florida’s reopening plan, hair salons, barbershops and nails salons can reopen Monday.

  • Gov. Ron DeSantis announced in a tweet Friday that this applies to all counties currently in Phase 1. The video says the personal service business can open under “enhanced safety protocols.” Action News Jax reached out to the governor’s office for clarification on what the safety guidelines are.
  • It’s been more than a month since hair salons, barbershops and nail salons were ordered to close.
  • Christopher Darius, the owner of Big City Barbers in Arlington, said he’s excited to serve his clients again. “I can’t wait. I called my staff and let them know that it’s time,” Darius said. He said his phone started ringing off the hook right after the governor’s announcement with clients already trying to set up appointments.
  • Darius said his barbershop already has strict sanitation protocols in place. In addition, he said his barbers will wear masks and there will be plenty of hand sanitizer in the shop.