Mumbai Unlock 1.0: Barber shops, salons reopen after three months

Updated: Jun 29, 2020, 09:21 | Sunny Rodricks
  • On Sunday, barbershops, salons and beauty parlours in Maharashtra, including Mumbai reopened after the state government issued a notification to reopen them under its 'Mission Begin Again Phase IV'.

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  • After being shut for business for over three months due to the global pandemic, salons and barbershops in the city resumed operations under relaxed guidelines. These shops had to follow strict government guidelines, including use of hand sanitisers and checking temperature of customers

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  • In photo: Armed with face mask and PPE kits, a barber gives a hair cut to a customer in Mumbai after salons were allowed to open under 'Mission Begin Again Phase IV'.

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  • Salons, barbershops, and beauty parlours across the city adapted to the new normal by following government orders and using sanitisers and PPE kits for safety against COVID-19.

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  • In photo: A hair stylist at a unisex salon checks the body temperature of customers as they arrive at the shop.

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  • Barbershops, salons and beauty parlours have been asked by the authorities to strictly adhere to the rules and regulations in order to ensure safety of themselves and their customers against COVID-19.

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  • Even the road-side barbers were seen armed with mask, gloves and face shield after the government eased the statewide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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  • In photo: A flute seller caught in a candid moment while playing the flute in the streets of Thakur Village in Kandivli.

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  • Although many barbershops, salons and beauty parlours in the city opened up for business after a three month hiatus due to COVID-19, those located in containment zones have remained shut.

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  • Under the 'Mission Begin Again Phase IV', the state government has allowed services such as haircut, dyeing, waxing and threading at the outlets. While salons and beauty parlours opened under relaxed guidelines, many remained closed due to lack of manpower and other reasons.

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  • In photo: Customers maintain social distance while waiting for their turn to get a haircut as salons open after a three month period.

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  • In photo: A group of youngsters enjoy bathing during high tide at Dadar beach amid lockdown in the city.

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  • In photo: A group of morning walkers maintain social distance while performing stretching but avoid wearing face mask at Thakur Village in Kandivli.

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  • In photo: A girl snapped with face mask as she roller skates on the streets of Thakur Village in Kandivli.

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  • In photo: A BMC worker checks body temperature of residents of Jai Bhim Nagar in Kandivli.

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  • In photo: A police personnel checks a vehicle during police blockade at Parel amid lockdown in the city.

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About The Gallery

Barbershops, salons and beauty parlours reopened in Mumbai on Sunday after being shut for over three months. Armed with face masks, sanitisers, hand gloves and face shields, the staff at barbershops and salons began operations as the first day first show gave us a glimpse of the new normal in COVID-19 world.

(All Photos/Satej Shinde, Bipin Kokate, Sameer Markande, Shadab Khan, Atul Kamble, Nimesh Dave)