Personal care services including hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, spas, tattoo parlors and piercing shops may reopen indoor services with limited capacity and modified operations.
Please review the state, county and local guidelines below to assist you with the safe and permitted reopening of your business.
- State of CA Personal Care Outdoor Protocols
- LA County Personal Care, Hair Salons, Barbershops Protocols
- LA County Personal Care Services Toolkit
- LA County Hair Salons and Barbershops Toolkit
Temporary Outdoor Services:
Establishments currently licensed to operate with a Santa Monica Business License can now expand their operation outdoors by applying for a City of Santa Monica Temporary Use of Public Domain Permit. This permit will allow you to operate on public sidewalks or private property, for no fee, until September 7 (unless extended by the City).
Signage Posting Requirements:
- Print and post the Health and Safety Guidelines Poster in the entry of your business.
- Print and complete the LA County Hair Salons and Barbershops Protocol Form. Post in public entrances.
- Print and complete the LA County Personal Care Establishments Protocol Form. Post in public entrances.
Due to reduced capacity inside your salon, you may need to manage a line on the public sidewalk. Downtown Santa Monica asks that you keep your line as close to your store front as possible in order to maintain pedestrian pathways. Please remember that individuals in line must be distanced at least 6 feet apart at all times and all queuing must be ADA accessible. You can use temporary tape and the signage provided below to mark where individuals can stand while they wait. Please do not encroach on your neighbors storefront.
Queuing/Waiting Area Ground Markers:
1."Your Waiting Space" Queuing Marker
2. "Your Waiting Space" ADA Queuing Marker
Downtown Santa Monica wants to know your business is open! Please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Opening Date
- Hours of Operation
- Reopening Specials and Offers
Santa Monica Cares
Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. is working with the City of Santa Monica on their economic recovery campaign, Santa Monica Cares. This community initiative will provide resources to residents, employees and businesses throughout the city's recovery journey. Complete this online form to promote your business specials on the Santa Monica Cares dedicated webpage.