Hairdresser Registration

If you want to run a hairdresser or barber business, you need to register.

To run a hairdressing or barber business in Bournemouth, you and your premises need to be registered with Environmental Health at BCP Council.

All hairdressers and barbers running a business in Bournemouth, 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 section 77 of the Public Health Act 1961. There is no cost for registration.  Please send completed form to


View the Hairdressers & Barbers bylaws.