Health and beauty businesses have sought to reassure customers that they are safe after reopening for the first time since lockdown.
Beauty salons, nail bars and tattoo shops in England welcomed customers for the first time in four months on Monday following the relaxation of social distancing measures.
Spas, massage studios and physical therapy businesses have also opened their doors.
He told the PA news agency: “I’m going to offer my customers masks, I’m going to offer them gloves, aprons, shoe covers.
“I’m going to use the same gear, sleeves as well so that everything is safe.
“Obviously I cannot keep a social distance because I cannot tattoo two metres away or one metre plus, but we are safe.”
“Wearing masks for work, visors, it’s a bit hard with gloves, we need to get a decent feel, but it’s there if we need to use them.”
Government guidance states that face waxing, eyelash treatments, make-up application and facials should not be provided because of the greater risk of Covid-19 transmission.
Gina Rose runs a salon in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, and said she is “very excited” to be working again, but still cannot offer treatments that make up a large portion of her income.
She explained: “I can’t do eyebrows, which is probably about a quarter of my income, we still don’t know when it’s going to be,” but said that she will “crack on and make do with what we’re allowed”.