Licence - hairdresser

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To run a hairdressing business you need to register with your local council and comply with local health and safety rules. Anyone carrying on the business of hairdressing needs to apply unless they are only carrying out hairdressing to persons employed at the premises.

How to apply 

What the law says

Berkshire Act 1983 section 19

Application process

A certificate will be sent to you to confirm the registration. You must have a copy of the certificate and copies of the byelaws of your local authority displayed in your premises. Once registered, you do not need to apply again, however each year you must supply an up-to-date list of persons working at the premises and any changes to business practices carried out.

How long will it take my application to process?

We aim to process your application within 28 days of receiving it. If you have not heard from us by the end of this period, please contact us.

How to appeal

Please contact us first.

Any applicant who is refused a licence or wants to object to a condition on the licence can appeal to their local magistrates' court within 21 days of receiving notice of the decision.

Complaints about hairdressers

If you want to complain about a hairdresser or if you believe that there has been a breach of licence conditions please contact us so we can investigate.

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