Hairdresser registration

To operate a hairdressing salon within the Doncaster borough, you need to be registered.

Activities such as acupuncture, tattooing, cosmetic piercing, semi-permanent skin colouring and electrolysis are also required to be registered. This is a free registration which remains in place until such time that it becomes invalid e.g. the person or premises cease to trade.

The outcome of your application will be determined within 14 days.

If you change your home or business address, complete another registration application and return it, along with your current registration certificate to the address below.

The procedure is the same as a new registration.

Hairdresser or Barber Registration 2013
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Please complete and submit the e-form in the following link.

By doing so you accept that you have read the Doncaster Council Byelaws relevant to 'Hairdressors and Barbers'.

Or complete one of the downloadable forms attached to this page and return it to the address supplied on the form.

The Health and Safety at Work  Act 1974 is the key act which will affect all commercial concerns, whether self-employed or an employee, and whether mobile or based at a salon.

Byelaws relevant to hairdressers and barbers, made by the Doncaster Council under Section 77 of the Public Health Act 1961

  1. In these byelaws, unless the context otherwise requires:

    “business” means a hairdresser’s or barber’s business;

    “premises” means premises on which a business is carried on;

    “day” means a day on which business is carried on.

  2. For the purpose of securing the cleanliness of premises, a person carrying on on the business on those premises shall comply with the following provisions:

    (a) all internal walls, partitions and ceilings shall be capable of being kept clean and shall be kept clean and in good repair;

    (b) the floor and any covering shall be kept in good repair and shall be cleaned at least once a day and swept as necessary to prevent the accumulation of hair clippings, neck wool or other litter;

    (c) all such sweepings and all other litter shall be placed in suitable covered receptacles, which shall be emptied at least once a day and, as necessary, be kept clean;

    (d) every chair or seat shall be kept clean;

    (e) every shelf, table, cabinet, washbasin and other fitting shall be kept clean.

  3. For the purpose of securing the cleanliness of instruments, towels, materials and equipment used in premises, a person carrying on the business on those premises shall comply with the following provisions:

    (a)  immediately before use in connection with any customer:

    (i)  any gown, wrap or other protective clothing shall be clean

    (ii)  any paper or other covering placed on the back of a chair and any towel, cloth, hairnet, neck wool or other article which is applied to the face, head or neck shall be clean and shall not previously have been used in connection with any other customer unless it consists of a material which can be, and has been, adequately cleaned;

    (iii) any item of equipment and metal instrument likely to come into contact with the customer shall be clean;

    (iv) any hairbrush, comb or similar instrument shall be clean;

    (v)  any soap in solid form shall have been adequately rinsed;

    (b) a fresh supply of water shall be used for purposes of shaving, shampooing or washing each customer, and all articles used for the purpose of shaving (including any styptic in solid form) shall be adequately cleaned immediately before and after use;

    (c) adequate facilities shall be provided for the purposes of any cleaning required to be carried out in pursuance of this byelaw. 

  4. For the purpose of securing the cleanliness of hairdressers or barbers working on premises in regard to both themselves and their clothing:

    (a) no such hairdresser or barber shall attend any customer unless:

    (i)  his hands are clean;

    (ii) he is wearing a clean, washable overall;

    (iii) he keeps any open boil or sore on an exposed part of his body effectively covered by an impermeable dressing

    (b) every person carrying on a business on premises:

    (i) shall take all reasonable steps to secure compliance with the foregoing provisions of this byelaw by the hairdressers or barbers working on such premises.

    (ii) shall provide and maintain suitable and sufficient washing facilities for the hairdressers and barbers working on such premises. 

  5. Any person who offends against any of these byelaws shall be liable on summery conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds. 

  6. The following byelaws as to Hairdressers and Barbers are hereby revoked:

    Byelaws made by the former Bentley-with-Arksey Urban District Council on the 21st day of May 1963 under Section 77 of the Public Health Act 1961 and confirmed by the Minister of Housing and Local Government on the 24th day of April 1967.

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Last updated: 02 January 2020 12:12:48