Boots to reopen beauty halls next month – but shoppers will have to follow new rules

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BOOTS is set to reopen its beauty halls from next month and the retailer has revealed a first glimpse of how stores will look.

New pictures show beauty counter staff wearing gloves and a face visor while serving customers.

Boots is reopening its beauty halls from June 15

Beauty counter staff will still be able to give make-up advice, but this service will be revised so there is no contact between workers and shoppers.

Other changes include no testers for make-up and perfumes.

When they eventually return, testers won’t be on public display in the beauty aisles, and will be dispensed by a beauty adviser.

Beauty halls are set to reopen from June 15, in line with the government easing its lockdown restrictions.

Boots has revealed some changes to its beauty counters
Staff are being given face visors and gloves

To keep customers safe, shoppers will be asked to maintain a two distance space and there will be hand sanitiser stations dotted around stores.

Boots will also start trialling online appointments with beauty specialists, to accommodate customers who don’t want to leave their home.

Boots has remained open during the coronavirus crisis, with the exception of its in-store beauty and fragrance counters.

The retailer, which was classed as an essential store during lockdown, made the decision to temporarily close its counters on March 24.

Boots has 2,465 shops in the UK – use the online store finder to locate your nearest one.

We’ve asked how many shops have beauty halls and we’ll update this story when we get a response.

Joanna Rogers, trading director and VP of beauty at Boots says: “The health and wellbeing of our customers and colleagues will always be our first priority.

“We have explored just how our customers can enjoy our much-loved beauty halls and shop for the beauty brands they love with confidence, in a socially distant way.”

Shops that have recently reopened their doors include DFS,  Furniture Village, Dunelm and Ikea.

Fast food retailers including McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King have also started serving customers again.

HOAR has rounded up how shops will look after lockdown – including no changing rooms and limits on customers in stores.

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