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Skin Piercing and Beauty Treatments
Beauty salons, tattoo studios, spas and barbers will be able to offer all close contact services - including front of the face treatments such as eyebrow threading, eyelash treatments and facials from August 15 under new guidance.
All close contact service providers are strongly advised to follow guidance on how to work safely.
Report any concerns via the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133 or online via the Citizens Advice website.
You must register with the Council before carrying out any acupuncture or the business of tattooing, cosmetic piercing, semi-permanent skin colouring or electrolysis in the Brentwood Borough.
How to apply
Please complete the relevant online form(s) below, including the required online payment:
Our fees are £91.50 for a Practitioner and £257.50 for a Premises. To set up a new business, you must apply for both registrations. Existing registered businesses should apply for additional practitioner registration to cover any new persons wishing to carry out such activities.
The Council has adopted byelaws to ensure the cleanliness of premises and the sterilisation of equipment used in these procedures which involve piercing the skin.
Premises are inspected by Environmental Health Officers to ensure that the standards are complied with.
A list of businesses registered to carry out acupuncture, tattooing, cosmetic piercing, semi-permanent skin colouring or electrolysis is available from the Town Hall or by calling 01277 312500.
You are not required to register with the Council for procedures that do not involve the piercing of skin. Examples of which are provided below:
- sun beds
- leg waxing
- eyelash tinting
- spray tanning
- nail extensions
Essex County Council are the authority responsible for the issuing of Massage and Special Treatment licences such as reiki, reflexology and kinesiology. For further information please go to the Essex County Council website.