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Permits Available for Outdoor Hair, Nail, Massage Services
Newport Beach business owners seeking to provide outdoor hair, nail and massage services are invited to apply for a free City permit.
Permits are being issued under the City’s “Fast Track Back to Business” program, established last month to allow restaurants and other commercial businesses to expand into parking lots, sidewalks, or other private and public property to meet State of California physical distancing requirements.
On Monday, July 20, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that, in addition to outdoor dining, hair and nail salons and massage therapy can be provided outdoors, under newly released guidelines. Businesses that require hygienic equipment, such as tattoo and piercing shops, are not permitted to operate outdoors.
Under the City’s emergency temporary use permit, businesses may use parking areas and other property in a manner that provides adequate distancing and does not create a public hazard. Businesses are inspected to ensure compliance with the permit conditions.
Approved businesses may use temporary banners to promote their services.
For applications and more information, visit: www.newportbeachca.gov/backtobusiness/