A summary of the regulation relating to this registration Greater Manchester Act 1981 (External Link)
Apply for Registration
Apply online to register as a hairdresser / barber (External Link)
The legislation does not require us to keep a public register. If you would like to know if a premises or person is registered as a hairdresser / barber please contact the Trading Standards & Licensing Section.
There is no fee associated with this application. Receipt of your completed application form will be confirmed in writing and a certificate of registration issued.
The registration when issued will remain in force until either the business ceases to exist or the registration is cancelled.
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 Trading Standards & Licensing Section by the end of the target completion period.
Once a certificate of registration has been issued you must then comply with the appropriate Byelaws (.pdf, 164kb)
Change of Circumstances
Any change of circumstances in relation to an existing registration must be notified to the relevant local authority. This includes the surrendering of a registration or any other material change to the registration or how you operate.
Apply online to change a hairdresser/barber registration (External Link)
Failed Application / Registration Holder Redress
Please contact the Trading Standards & Licensing Section in the first instance.
What happens if you don't comply?
If you do not comply you may be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £200.
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, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice Consumer Service (External Link) will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre (External Link) .
Freelance Hair and Beauty Federation (External Link)
National Hairdressers' Federation (External Link)
Hairdressing Council (External Link)
Guild of Hairdressers (External Link)
* This page was last reviewed on 21 June 2012 *