Before you make an application
Before you apply for registration, you need to make sure you have a correct resource consent and a building consent for your business. Depending on your requirements, you may need us to inspect the premises before you make an application. We recommend that you get in touch with us.
For new premises: check if the premises are consented
You'll need to contact our resource consents team to ensure that a hairdressing premises is permitted in the location. There may be special requirements like set operating hours or car parking provisions.
Check if your planned structural or plumbing changes require inspection – for new and existing premises
You'll need to contact our building consents team if you're planning to make structural changes or intending to change how the building is used, such as changing a gift shop to a hairdressing salon.
Read the information sheet on setting up a hairdresser salon (PDF 222 Kb).
Make an application
While you prepare your application, you'll need to speak to us about your requirements. Please get in touch to talk to us.
Arrange an inspection with us. We will look at the maintenance of the premises, sterilisation processes and storage of chemicals.
When you are ready to make an application, you will need to fill in an application form:
New hairdressing premises
Application for a New Premises Registration (PDF 287 kb)
Transfer of existing hairdressing premises
Application for a Transfer of Existing Registration(PDF 168 kb)
- Along with your application form make sure you submit the following:
- any resource consents you may have received as part of this application
- a Code of Compliance Certificate if you've received one
- the appropriate fee for your application. We'll advise you of the correct amount before you apply
Once the application's processed we will send you your Certificate of Registration.
Renewal of hairdressing registration
To help you renew your existing registration, each year we'll send you an invoice and a filled-in application form. Please make any changes necessary to the application form, sign the form, and return it with the appropriate fee. We'll send you a new Certificate of Registration once we receive your application form and fee.
How long will it take?
Please ask us how long it's likely to take to process your application, as this can vary depending on your situation and requirements.
How much does it cost?
Costs will vary between different types of registrations. You can view our costs on the fees and charges page.
We levy an establishment fee for new premises because setting up new premises involves more inspection visits.