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Personal appearance services include beauty therapy, hairdressing, nail salons, tattooing, body piercing and other skin penetration procedures. These activities need to comply with the Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance Services) Act 2003 and the Infection Control Guidelines for Personal Appearance Services. Some businesses will require a licence.
As a general rule, a licence is needed to conduct higher risk personal appearance services which may result in blood or other body fluid. Examples of higher risk activities that require a licence include:
You won't require a licence if you perform the following activities:
These services still need to comply with the Act and the Guidelines mentioned above, but don't require an additional licence from us. Planning approval will still be required.
You can apply for a licence online by following these steps:
If you have any questions or would like clarification on any part of the application please contact us.
If you would like advice on setting up a personal appearance service, an appointment with an Environmental Health Officer can be arranged by contacting us.
The following links provide helpful information relating to personal appearance services: