If you operate as a hairdresser in Northern Ireland, you must be registered with your local district council.
Local district councils can make by-laws relating to the following:
- inspecting premises
- 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 district council will have the power to enter and inspect premises.
No provision in legislation.
The Hairdressers Act (Northern Ireland) 1939
Hairdressers Act (Northern Ireland) 1939 (Chapter 3)
Application Evaluation Process
An inspection or the premises will be carried out before the premises may receive their registration certificate.
Will Tacit Consent Apply?
No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it. You can use the contact details below to do this.
Forms to Download, Print and Post
No fee is charged for this application.
Failed Application Redress
You are advised to take up any issue with the local district council first.
Licence Holder Redress
Please contact your local district council in the first instance.
If a licence holder is convicted of an offence in a Magistrates court and the court cancel the registration, the licence holder may appeal against the cancellation to the court they were convicted in.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the district council by you – preferably in the form 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.