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Environmental Health Information

Beauty therapy, hairdressing and tattooing


Hair dressing, beauty therapy and skin penetration activities such as tattooing and body piercing are known as personal appearance services. Businesses that provide personal appearance services need to meet Council's planning scheme requirements and comply with the:

A personal appearance service business can be operated from a home, commercial premises or mobile premises (e.g. a caravan). You may need to get planning, building or plumbing approvals prior to starting your business.

Some personal appearance services have a higher risk of spreading disease or causing infection. Businesses providing higher risk services require a licence from Council.

PAS - Info: How to start a personal appearance business – Somerset Regional Council

the information within includes: