Hair salon owners hope state govt will allow them to resume hair wash, treatment services

Hair salon owners hope state govt will allow them to resume hair wash, treatment services

KUCHING: While the government’s decision to allow hair cutting services to resume starting June 9 is a relief for most in the hairdressing industry, some hair salon owners have expressed their hopes that they will be allowed to offer hair wash and hair treatment services as well.

On Thursday, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) announced that all barber shops and hair salons would be allowed to operate starting from June 9, but only hair-cutting services are allowed at the moment. The Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) have yet to be announced.
For salon owner Alice Fong, she hopes that Sarawak will follow suit with the announcement from Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob allowing barber shops, hairdressers and beauty salons to operate with activities such as basic hair cutting and washing, mustache and beard shaving, hair treatment, manicure and pedicure and facial treatment and cleaning as if she were to rely on haircuts only, she would not be able to sustain her business.

She added that hair wash and treatment is alright as long as the standard operating procedures are followed.

She also suggested that customers come in via appointment to prevent too many people from being at the salon at one time.

Businessman Winston Lim, 51, opined that barber shops and salons should be allowed to operate as usual but only in Green Zones only, while those in other zones should remain closed.

That said, he will not be bringing his family for hair services anytime soon as he has bought electric hair trimmer, scissors, comb and other accessories and cutting their own hair at home.

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