Hairdresser and barber registration

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, Christchurch or Poole, whether mobile or at fixed premises, must register. Unless you:

  • you are an individual employee of a hairdressing / barber business
  • you are a department store with an on-site hairdresser for your employees only.

view the Hairdressers & Barbers bylaws.


Registration is required under section 77 of the Public Health Act 1961. There is no cost for registration. Please send the completed form to