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Licences and permits


  • Hairdressers and barbers

    Hairdressers and barbers in Belfast can register their business with us. We'll inspect all registered businesses to check cleanliness and safety of the premises and equipment.

  • Register a hairdressing business

    It's free to register a hairdressing or barber business with us.

    Register a hairdressing business in Belfast (link opens in new window)

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  • Inspections

    All hairdressers and barbers in Belfast are inspected as part of a risk-based programme undertaken by our staff. If you choose to register your business with us, you'll receive an inspection when you apply.

    This is a general health and safety inspection, in which we would expect to see:

    • a health and safety policy,
    • risk assessments focusing on
      • slips and trips,
      • falls from a height,
      • fire and electrical safety,
      • hazardous substances and manual handling.

    Hairdressers are at risk of developing dermatitis and it's important that precautions are in place to prevent this.

  • Queries

    If you have any queries or complaints about the inspection or the registration process, or to find out if a hairdressers is registered, contact us.

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