Maine & CDC Requirements for Cosmetologists, and Barbers

You can find the full document here: Covid-19 Checklist for Phase 1 : Cosmetologists and Barbers. Below is a summary.

Clients Resposibility

  • Clients must wear a mask.
  • Clients may not self-serve. Please ask for assistance
  • Clients should cancel their appointment if they are sick in any way or have been around others who are sick.
  • Clients should come to the appointment alone. Do not bring children or family or friends.


  • Schedule appointments with adequate time in between.
  • Ask each client Coronavirus-related health questions ahead of time.
  • Limit people in the establishment.
  • See clients by appointment only.
  • Maintain physical distancing at all times.
  • Provide workers with up-to-date COVID information and training.

Personal Protective Gear

  • Establishment employees, including practicing owners must wear face masks at all times.
  • Change gloves, gowns, drapes, linens and eye coverings between each client.
  • Clean and disinfect reusable items or discard in a closed container.
  • In accordance with Barbering and Cosmetology Program Rule Chapter 26, all tools, implements and equipment must be cleaned and sanitized in accordance with required standards.


  • Wash hands with soapy, warm water, for a minimum of 20 seconds between every client service.
  • clean all surfaces and tools with hot soapy water, Ship-shape or cleaning wipes (if using wipes, be sure to cover surface thoroughly) before disinfecting.
  • Disinfect all surfaces, tools, implements, equipment, and linens, even if cleaning occurred prior to the closing of the establishment.
  • Provide BarbicideĀ® or EPA disinfectant wipes, liquid disinfectant containers, and BarbicideĀ® concentrate/or EPA approved disinfectant for disinfecting technical implements and work areas.

Reception Area

  • Ask clients to wait outside in their car or at least 6 feet apart outside the entrance door until their appointment.
  • Discontinue all beverages and snacks.
  • Avoiding the exchange of cash can help greatly in preventing spread of virus, but if this is unavoidable, be sure to wash and sanitize hands well after each transaction.
  • Clean and disinfect all retail areas, daily, including products.
  • Place a sign prohibiting clients from self-serving in the retail area and to ask for assistance.
  • Clean and wipe all door handles and other surfaces that are regularly touched by clients and staff with disinfectant wipes.


  • Clean and disinfect ALL restroom surfaces including floors, sinks and toilet bowls.

Our salon is now open. The safety of you and our team is our top priority.OUR RESPONSIBILITY: We have implemented a rigourous cleaning protocol which adheres to the CDC and State of Maine guidelines. This includes the wearing of masks and/or shields, disinfecting everything between clients, fresh linens and more. We will not be offering beverages and magazines until it is deemed safe to do so.YOUR RESPONSIBILITY: You must wear a mask. If you are not feeling well or have been around others who are sick, please reschedule your appointment. Our space is small so please do not bring your family or friends to your appointment.Read more about the requirements...