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The Verdict on Blow Drying

We are still getting lots of questions regarding blow drying, and whether it’s safe or restricted. 

To clarify, there are officially no restrictions on blow-drying. BC Provincial Health has advised that blow-drying (in any form) is not an inherently risky activity in relation to COVID-19 transmissions. WorkSafeBC outlines this specifically in the “providing personal services” section of their Protocols for Returning to Operation resource guide.

Two things to keep in mind:

  • For the comfort of everyone, be mindful to direct air away from other clients
  • Though blow-drying is not inherently high-risk, we should be looking for ways to shorten the amount of time we spend in close contact with clients. To this end, does it make sense to omit blow-drying from some of your services?

We’ll continue to share with you any updates from the province and WorkSafeBC.

To ensure you’re up-to-date on the best salon and spa hygiene protocols, get BeautySafe certified.