To run a hairdressing or barber business in Southampton, you and your premises need to be registered with Environmental Health at Southampton City Council.
All hairdressers and barbers running a business in Southampton, whether mobile or at fixed premises, must register. Unless you:
- You are an individual employee of a hairdressing / barber business, or
- You are a department store with an on-site hairdresser for your employees only.
Registration is required under the Hampshire Act 1983, section 4. There is no cost for registration. No conditions are attached to the registration.
Application to register as a hairdresser
Will tacit consent apply?
Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though you and your premises (if applicable) are registered if you have not heard from Southampton City Council within 10 working days.