It was among a series of measures agreed by Stormont ministers to further ease the lockdown.
Also able to open today are the likes of nail bars and health spas which have been shut to the public since March when the pandemic struck.
It will be all change in the new normal with customers having to wear face masks while some staff could don perspex coverings over their faces to prevent any transmission of the Coronavirus.
In the new norm, patrons will have to make a booking.
And it is unlikely businesses opening today will facilitate walk-ins because salons will limit numbers indoors to prevent the transmission of the deadly virus and maintain social distancing of up to two metres.
But in the coming months this could be relaxed if the reproduction of the virus is suppressed to as close to zero as possible.
Pubs, restaurants, hotels and cafes were able to reopen from Friday, July 3 in a bid to get the economy moving again after three months in lockdown.From July 31, there will be a pause to those having to shield at home from the Coronavirus.
Health Minister Robin Swann said from July 31 people will no longer need to shield but should, instead, take particular care when out and about – and strictly maintain social distancing.
About 95,000 people in the North of Ireland received letters at the start of the pandemic advising them to self-isolate because of an underlying health condition which could make them more vulnerable to COVID-19.