Facials Finally Return to New York After Concerted Campaign

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Friday, September 4, 2020

After nearly half a year of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a public campaign coordinated by industry professionals, aestheticians are finally allowed to return to work in New York.
The New York State Department of Health issued new Interim Guidance for Personal Care Services on September 3, stating that for “personal care services that may require customers to remove face coverings,” including facials, waxing and makeup application, employees performing the services must test negative for COVID-19 and wear both a face covering and face shield. “You can now perform these services,” said an announcement by the New York State Association of Salon & Spa Professionals, which had been working with a law firm and a group of New York studios to campaign for the re-opening.
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