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3 southern Alberta nail and eyebrow salons ordered to close for breaking COVID-19 rules

Three salons in southern Alberta have been ordered to close for violating pandemic health orders.

Most esthetics services aren't set to open until Stage 2 of Alberta's relaunch

A file photo shows a manicurist at work. Three salons in Calgary have been ordered to close for violating COVID-19 orders. (Jeff Stapleton/CBC)

Three salons in southern Alberta have been ordered to close for violating pandemic health orders.

The salons are:

  • Queen's Nails in Strathmore.
  • Sajjal Threading & Waxing Studio in southwest Calgary.
  • Tanya Kim Esthetics in Crossfield.

All three were ordered by Alberta Health Services to close this week for offering esthetics services, from manicures to eyebrow waxes, that could contribute to the spread of COVID-19.

The third salon, Tanya Kim Esthetics, was also ordered to complete work to remedy breaches of the public health act, as a bathroom sink was being used to clean equipment, eyebrow microblading pens weren't being cleaned properly and pillows used on client beds could not be easily cleaned.

Most personal esthetics services, other than hair salons and barbershops, are currently banned in Alberta, and are set to open in Stage 2 of the province's relaunch which is set for mid-June.

More than a dozen businesses in Calgary have been the subject of closure orders for breaking public health rules relating to COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to the AHS website.

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