Daniel Andrews has proposed a series of improvements to coronavirus regulations in the beauty industry.
Beauty outlets across the state have been pushed forward to connect with hairdressers which were previously considered to be a long way off.
“Under the roadmap, hairdressers are listed to opening Melbourne under the third step and beauty and personal services to open under the last step,” Andrews said on Saturday.
“Following further considerations in public health advice, I can announce that beauty and personal services where a mask can be worn for the entire time that the person is getting the services they are accessing, will be able to proceed in the third step alongside hairdressers.
“So, beauty and personal services wear a mask can be worn will be in line with hairdressing in the third step and not at the almost last step of our roadmap.”
Some services will not be permitted, including facials, face tattoos and face piercings, as a face mask can not be worn.
The third phase of the roadmap is scheduled for October 26 for Metropolitan Melbourne, provided the average number of cases in the fortnight preceding is less than five.
In regional Victoria, which on Saturday was not recording any new COVID-19 cases, stage three could be as soon as next week.
“There have been many in the beauty and personal care sector that have been working with us and I think each of them for their very constructive approach they have taken to making sure their facilities can be open as soon as possible, but safely,” Andrews said.