MASSAGE therapists have begun to open and nail, tanning and waxing salons are already inundated with bookings as coronavirus restrictions continue to ease.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced on Sunday that beauty salons would be allowed to re-open from June 1 with social distancing measures in place.
Heavenly Hair Skin & Nails is among the Wagga businesses looking to bring back their variety of beauty services including nails, tanning and waxing.
Owner Stef Edson said she was expecting the changes to increase her business after being reduced to hair appointments alone since restrictions kicked in.
"Most of our clients that get their hair done do have beauty services as well, so they've been restricted to only being able to have their hair done with no waxing or anything like that," she said.
The return of beauty services has been much anticipated in Wagga.
Ms Edson said there was an immediate response from excited customers when it was announced beauty services could return.
"We've had so many phone calls and messages already to book in for next week," she said.
Businesses will require a COVID-19 safe plan which includes removing books and magazines from waiting areas, stepping up hygiene protocols and keeping a record of attendance.
Ms Edson said after adapting to previous social distancing restrictions relating to hairdressing, the business was well placed to quickly adjust when bringing in the additional services.