Certain forms of beauty treatment in Cheltenham need to be registered with the council. Both personal and premises registrations are required for:
The practice of:
and the business of:
- semi-permanent skin colouring
- cosmetic piercing
On receipt of a valid application, a premises and/or personal registration will be issued. New registrations are normally visited to check compliance with the byelaws and address any public health risks.
Make an application or change an existing registration
Find details of the process, including fees on our make an application page.
Choosing registered persons and premises
All the above services are required to be registered. Registered businesses and operators must comply with the adopted byelaws to ensure the cleanliness of premises and the sterilization of equipment used in procedures which involve piercing the skin.
Both persons and premises are required to clearly display their registration certificate and a copy of the byelaws. Certificates should therefore be looked for before using a registered activity.
We recommend businesses follow guidance and operators become members of professional organisations.
If you use the services of any, "body" practice you should ask to see their qualifications, find out about their experience and judge any design capabilities for yourself. You might also ask to see their insurance policy, good practitioners often display it.
When carrying out beauty treatments in Cheltenham, we strongly advise practitioners and owners read the following guidance:
- Further information and guidance sheet (key reference documents are linked in bold)
- The tattooing and body piercing guidance toolkit
- HSE COSHH SR12 electrolysis, piercing, tattoo and general ventilation leaflet
- HSE COSHH SR04 Manual cleaning and disinfecting surfaces leaflet
- HSE indg342 Blood borne viruses in the workplace leaflet
Raise a concern
If you have a concern about a registered or non-registered operator please email email@example.com with the details of the operator or call 01242 264135 if urgent action is required.