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Hairdressers/barbers registration

Registration of hairdressers / barbers

To run a hairdressing business in Middlesbrough you need to register with Middlesbrough Council's Public Protection Service and comply with local byelaws.

You may also be required to display a copy of the certificate of registration and copies of the byelaws of Middlesbrough Council in your premises.

Read more about the relevant legislation.

How to apply

You can apply for registration online.

What happens next?

After receiving your application and fee, a certificate of registration will be provided to you. An Environmental Health Officer may visit you to ensure your premises and practices are safe and comply with legal standards.

Redress information

In case of dispute or to appeal a decision, please contact the Environmental Health Team on 01642 726001 or via email to

Customer complaint

If you're a customer of a licensed/registered premises and wish to complain about the service or products sold we would advise you to contact the trader in the first instance to resolve the matter. If the matter cannot be resolved please contact the Environmental Health Team on 01642 726001 or via email to

Trade Associations

Freelance Hairdressers Association


Hairdressing Council

National Hairdressers' Federation


Registration of hairdressers - guidance

Registration of hairdressers - relevant byelaws

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