Is your hairdresser State Registered?

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However, those of you that frequent a hairdresser may be interested to know that an act was passed in 1964 the Hairdressers Regulation Act which had the intention of giving status to hairdressers and therefore assurance to consumers.

The Act established the Hairdressing Council to maintain a registrar of qualified hairdressers. However, registration under this act is only a voluntary option. The Hairdressing Council estimates that only about 10% of hairdressers have registered.  Also, as the industry is unregulated and  as  no qualifications are needed to practice as a hairdresser there may be many that are holding themselves out as hairdressers without having any qualifications. These would not be eligible to register with the Hairdressing Council.

The Hairdressing Council does have the power to deal with complaints against any hairdresser that is registered with it which offers a little more assurance in this unregulated profession.

You can search for your local state registered hairdresser online using this link.

Ruth Johnson

Solicitor - Personal Injury team

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