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Hairdressing licence

​​​​​To run a hairdressing business you may need to register with your local authority and comply with local health and safety rules.

​Licence summary

To run a hairdressing business you may need to register with your local authority and comply with local health and safety rules.

You may be required to have a copy of the certificate of registration and copies of the our byelaws displayed on your premises.

We as an Authority can make byelaws for hairdressers and barbers relating to the following:

  • Ensuring the premises are sufficiently clean, lit and ventilated.
  • Detailing precautions to be made in relation to protecting against contamination or infection
  • Ensuring that anyone employed in such a business has sufficient training on how to use tools and apparatus and for hygienic working methods.
  • To require insurance to be in place against third party liabilities.

Authorised officers of the council will have the poser to enter and inspect premises.

Eligibility criteria

No provision in the legislation.

Regulation summary

A summary of the regulations for this lice​nce

Application evaluation process

No provision in the legislation.

Will tacit consent apply?

No. It is in the public interest that we must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact us using the contact details provided.

Apply for a licence

Contact the licensing service on 01706 924114​​​​

Byelaws relating to hairdressers and barbers (108kb pdf)

Failed application redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

​Licence holde​​r redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form of a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Trade associations

Contact

0300 303 8871

Public Protection Service​​
Number One Riversid​e​
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU ​