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Hairdresser registration

​Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1967:

Section 21 - Hairdressers and Barbers

Summary of licence

If you run a hairdressing or barbers business within the City of London you will need to register with the Council. There is no requirement to register if your business solely involves the provision of hairdressing to people in their homes or in residential accommodation.

Eligibility criteria

​Any person carrying on a hairdressing or barber ​business must be registered for the specific premises.

Regulation summary

​The regulation relating to this registration is the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1967, Section 21.

Application evaluation process

​Before applying for registration you must ensure that you have the necessary planning permission to carry on the business of a hairdresser or barber. A certificate of registration will not be issued where planning permission has not been granted. As well as registering a hairdressing business with the licensing team you will need to comply with health and safety requirements. The City of London environmental health team will be able to advise you on these requirements. Please visit the Health and Safety page for further information.

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 us within 28 days of receiving your application.

Appeal process

​If you are not satisfied with the decision of the licensing authority, please contact the licensing team in the first instance. You can do this by phone on 020 7332 3406 or send an email to the Licensing Team.

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