Health and beauty registrations

Anyone providing certain health and beauty treatments must register themselves and their premises.

Further information

All business providing the following treatments must register their premises and any persons who carry out the treatment(s) at their premises:

  • Hairdressing
  • Tattooing
  • Body piercing
  • Acupuncture
  • Electrolysis
  • Micro-pigmentation.

The requirement to register extends to mobile hairdressers (person registration only), practitioners working from home and chemists and jewellers providing ear piercing.

What happens if I do not register?

Failure to register could result in you being issued with a court awarded fine of up to £1000.

How much does it cost? 

The registration fee is a one-off payment unless you employ more staff or move premises.

For all hairdressing registrations the fee is £50 per application.

For all other treatments (Acupuncture, Cosmetic Piercing, Electrolysis, Semi-Permanent Skin-Colouring, or Tattooing) the fees are:

  • £115 per premises
  • £85 per persons per treatment

How do I register?

Please download and complete the required registration form below and return it with the correct fee to:
Public Safety Team, Leicester City Council, Phoenix House (2nd floor), 1 King Street, Leicester, LE1 6RN.

Alternatively, you can pay using a debit/credit card by telephoning (0116) 454 3192 and then emailing the completed registration form to

The different payment method options are explained on the bottom of the registration form.

What happens next?

Once your form and fee have been received, an officer from the team will contact you to arrange an inspection of your premises. Following the inspection, if your premises is found to be safe and compliant, you will be issued with a registration certificate which should be displayed on the premises.

For further details use the contact details below to get in touch with us.

Contact us

Write to us: Public Safety Team, Leicester City Council, Phoenix House, 1 King Street, LE1 6RN
Ring us on: 0116 454 3220
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