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Hairdresser registration

This page contains details about the criteria and how to apply for a hairdresser registration including a link to an online application form.

Under The Leicestershire Act 1985 and the bylaws under the Public Health Act 1961, hairdressers and barbers are required to be registered with Oadby and Wigston Borough Council.

How to apply

Separate applications are required for the premises from which the business will operate and for the staff.

The cost of registration of the premises is £81.00.

A personal licence for each Hairdresser/Barber operating within a premise is required £81 each

A combined fee for a premise and one personal licence is available £123.00

Please return the Hairdresser Application Form (Word Document, 181.88 Kb)and payment to Oadby and Wigston Borough Council Licensing Section.

Following an application an Environmental Health Officer will visit the premises to check they meet health and safety guidelines and conform with local byelaws.

The local byelaws Hairdresser and barber bye-laws (PDF Document, 72.8 Kb) regulate hairdressers and barbers in the borough.

Online application

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 byelaws of your local authority displayed in your premises.

Eligibility criteria

No provision in the legislation.

Regulation summary

Leicestershire Act 1985 (Section 23) (PDF Document, 11.22 Kb) and the Hairdresser and barber bye-laws (PDF Document, 72.8 Kb) are the laws which regulates hairdressers and barbers in the borough of Oadby and Wigston

Application evaluation process

No provision in the legislation.

Will tacit consent apply

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

Apply online

Apply online for a hairdresser registration.

Failed application redress

Please contact your local authority in the first instance.

Licence holder redress

Please contact your local authority 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 a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked and you are located in the United Kingdom (UK), Citizens Advice can offer guidance. From outside the UK contact the European Consumer Centre.

Other redress

For example about noise, pollution and so on. Also should one licence holder complain about another.

Trade associations

Hairdressing Council

National Hairdressers' Federation

Freelance Hairdressers Association

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