However, while the government was considering a move to advanced Level 3 of lockdown with sit-down dining and much-needed beauty treatments after a gruelling isolation period, no date has yet been confirmed.
The Citizen caught up with a few of well-known Johannesburg industry players to get their take on what the new ease of limitations means for their daily operations.
Candice Thurston, the founder and CEO of the hugely popular one-stop Candi & Co beauty franchise, says she and her staff appreciate last night's announcement and are really looking forward to welcoming back their customers.
"Any further extension of the lockdown would have seen many businesses within our industry face possible economic failure. While no date has been announced as yet, we are encouraged that the thousands of South African women and men, who make their living in the industry, will soon be able to get back to work through a responsible, phased and measured re-opening."
The clamp-down on salons and beauty services have been a hot topic since the beginning of lockdown, with owners and staff arguing that their services are among the more hygienic.