Hairdresser and Barbers Registrations
If you operate as a hairdresser or barber in Northern Ireland, you must be registered with your local district council.
Derry City and Strabane District Council has made bye-laws relating to the following:
- inspecting premises
- ensuring the premises are sufficiently clean, maintained, lit and ventilated
- detailing precautions to be made in relation to protecting against contamination or infection
Authorised officers of the district council will have the power to enter and inspect premises.
No provision in legislation.
APPLICATION EVALUATION PROCESS
Application to register your premises is free of charge.
Premises should also be registered for the purposes of Health and Safety legislation - please contact the Environmental Health Department for further information.
WILL TACIT CONSENT APPLY?
No. It is in the public interest that that all equipment and premises to be used in such activities are inspected and found to be suitable and hygienic before you can begin trading to prevent the transfer of, or contamination from, blood borne, and other, diseases.
If you have not heard from the Council within a reasonable period, please contact us.
Environmental Health Department on 028 71253253 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply to run a hairdressers
Tell us about a change to your existing hairdressers
FORMS TO DOWNLOAD, PRINT OR POST
Application to register a business as a Hairdresser/ Barber
FAILED APPLICATION REDRESS
You are advised to take up any issue with Derry City and Strabane District Council first.
LICENCE HOLDER REDRESS
Please contact Derry City and Strabane District Council in the first instance.
If a licence holder is convicted of an offence in a Magistrates court and the court cancel the registration, the licence holder may appeal against the cancellation to the court they were convicted in.
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, Advice Guide will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
Any complaints on how a registered premises is operated should be made directly to the Environmental Health Department.
For information on how to access the register of Hairdressing premises in the Borough:
Environmental Health Department
Telephone: 028 71253253
- 98 Strand Rd, Derry, BT48 7NN
- 47 Derry Road, Strabane, BT82 8DY