The treatments allowed at beauty salons



BEAUTY therapists in Queensland will be allowed to perform facials, waxing, laser, nails, and eyelash/eyebrow treatments from Saturday, The Courier-Mail can reveal.

Spray tanning, saunas, and skin penetration services like tattooing, body piercing and microneedling won't be allowed until phase two of restrictions, which is scheduled for June 12.

The news follows days of mass confusion among salon owners after the Premier announced last week that beauticians would be allowed to provide "little beauty treatments" including nails.

Nicola Le Lievre, the owner of InTherapy, with beauty therapist Michelle Scarratt. Picture: Steve Pohlner
Nicola Le Lievre, the owner of InTherapy, with beauty therapist Michelle Scarratt. Picture: Steve Pohlner

Several salon owners yesterday told The Courier-Mail they were frustrated that despite massive demand, they couldn't take bookings because they didn't know what other services will be allowed.

Nicola Le Lievre, owner of InTherapy in Red Hill, was holding off taking bookings while seeking clarity from the State Government about what was allowed.

"I've been a bag of nerves because I was so afraid I was going to do the wrong thing," she said.

"There has been nothing that's dropped out of the sky and said these are the rules."



During phase one, beauty salons can operate with a maximum of 10 customers at one time (not including staff) and should make efforts to maintain one person per four square metres.

They can operate by appointment only and must keep a register of clients to assist contact tracing as well as create a COVID-safe plan.

Phase two of restrictions plans to see 20 customers allowed in the store at one time.

Brazilian Beauty opened online bookings across southeast locations for all services, including spray tans, on Monday.

CEO Francesca Webster yesterday said she would cancel bookings if they weren't allowed under the State Government's restrictions.


Brow Bar Owner Chernae Silk said it was "really exciting" for the beauty industry to be allowed to service clients again.

"The minute we found out on Friday we could reopen my sister turned the online bookings on and boom we were full," Ms Silk said.

"We can't wait to get cracking. All of my girls are texting me saying they cannot wait to get back to work, which is funny because they've been paid to have a holiday in a way."



Allowed in phase one

- Facials

- Nail painting

- Manicures

- Pedicures

- Eyelash extensions

- Eyebrow shaping

- Waxing

- Laser hair removal



Not allowed in phase one

- Saunas

- Spray tanning

- Tattoo

- Body piercing

- Microneedling

- Massage services (unless performed by a qualified massage therapist)

- Any skin penetration service (unless performed by a registered health practitioner)

- Water-based spa services

- More than 10 customers allowed in the business at once







Originally published as The treatments allowed at beauty salons