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This page explains registration requirements for hairdressers. Registration must be renewed each year.

All Hairdressing premises must comply with the Health (Hairdressing) Regulations 1980 whether operating from a commercial premises or a private home. An Environmental Health officer can help you with this. They can do preliminary inspections at any stage of the initial set up.

The basic requirements are:

  • All wettable areas must be continuously smooth, impervious to water and readily cleanable;
  • Ventilation and lighting must be adequate;
  • There must be hot and cold running water and separate sinks for hand washing, shampooing, utensil washing and any other needs;
  • You must organise management of premises cleaning, building maintenance, pest control and chemical storage.

When you are ready to open, contact Environmental Health for an inspection and apply for a certificate of registration. A fee will apply. You may not open until registration has been made and the Environmental Health Officer has approved opening of the premises.

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