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Nail salons, tattoo parlors, estheticians allowed to reopen in Santa Barbara County on Friday with modifications

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - Santa Barbara County Public Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg issued a Health Officer Order permitting the reopening of personal care businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reopenings can begin to take place starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 26.

Businesses that may reopen on Friday with COVID-19 safety protocols include:

  • Estheticians
  • Skin Care and Cosmetology services
  • Electrology (permanent hair removal)
  • Nail Salons
  • Body Art Professionals
  • Tattoo Parlors
  • Piercing Shops
  • Massage Therapy (including non-healthcare settings)
  • Businesses offering facials, electrolysis, and waxing

These businesses may reopen with the completion of the attestation process which can be filled out online here.

Public Health said the businesses may only be open if they adhere to physical distancing protocols. Businesses owners can find additional resources for attestation at

The Public Health Officer Order can be read in full here.

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