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Hairdresser Registration

Licence summary
In Redcar and Cleveland it is an offence to operate a barbers or hairdressing establishment, or to act as a hairdresser without first becoming registered with Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.

Once registration has been granted, you will only need to update it if you relocate your premises or move to another hairdressing establishment.

Regulation Summary

 icon Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Byelaws relating to Hairdressing (Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Byelaws relating to Hairdressing.pdf - 5.96k)

County of Cleveland Act 1987 (available on request)

Application Evaluation Process
When an application is received we will arrange for an inspection of the premises to be carried out.

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.

To apply for Hairdresser Registration a fee of £155.00 is payable.

How to Apply
We aim to acknowledge your application within three working days. If you have applied online we will acknowledge your application via email.

You have the option of applying online or by downloading an application form.

Apply online

Please use the online application form below to apply for registration

Apply for registration as a hairdresser

If you wish to change the details on a current registration, please contact the Licensing Team using the contact details below.

Download an Application Form
If you would prefer to download an application form, please download the document below and return to us using the contact details at the bottom of the page.

 icon Application Form (App - Cosmetics Registration.pdf - 77.26k)

Failed Application Redress
Please contact us in the first instance using the contact details below.

Licence Holder Redress
Please contact us in the first instance using the contact details below.

Consumer Complaint
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, Consumer Direct will give you advice.

From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Trade Associations
Freelance Hairdressers Association
Hairdressers Journal Interactive
Guild of Hairdressers
Hairdressing Council
National Hairdressers Federation

Licensing registers are available to view, by prior arrangement, at the Council Offices. Please click here for further details.

Contact Details


Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Neighbourhoods and Customer Services
Licensing & Parking
Redcar & Cleveland House
Kirkleatham Street
TS10 1RT Tel: 01642 774774


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