Before you make an application
Before you apply for registration, you need to make sure you have the correct resource consent and a building consent for your business. We may need to inspect the premises before you make an application. We recommend that you get in touch with us first.
For new premises: check if the premises are consented
If you are setting up a salon in new premises, you will need to contact our resource consents team to ensure the business you are proposing is permitted in the location. There may be special requirements e.g. set operating hours and number of car parks, etc.
Check if your planned structural or plumbing changes require inspection – for new and existing premises
You will need to contact our building consents team if you are 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 hair dressers salon (PDF 222kb).
Make an application
While you prepare your application, you will need to speak to us about your requirements. Please get in touch to talk to us.
- Along with your application form make sure you submit the following:
Resource consents you may have received as part of this application
Code of Compliance Certificate you may have received as part of this application
- Arrange an inspection with us. We will look at the maintenance of the premises, sterilisation processes and storage of chemicals
- The appropriate fee for your application. We will advise you of the correct amount prior to applying
Once the application is processed, a Certificate of Registration will be sent to you.
Renewal of hairdressing registration
To help you renew your existing registration, each year we will send out an invoice and application form already filled in. Please make any changes necessary to the application form, sign the form, and return it with the appropriate fee. A new Certificate of Registration will be sent out when we have received your application form and fee.
How long will it take?
Please ask us how long it is 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. Our costs are available to be viewed on the fees and charges page.
We are required to levy an establishment fee for new premises, because setting up new premises may involve more inspection visits.