Beauty treatments and premises registration

You need to register with us if you're based in Harlow and offer any of the following services:

  • acupuncture
  • tattooing or semi-permanent skin colouring
  • ear or body piercing
  • electrolysis

You need to register to make sure that you meet basic health and safety standards and comply with our byelaws:


To apply for a registration, you will need to:

Once we receive your application, we will send you a certificate of registration.

We may also inspect your premises to make sure you are operating safely.

You do not need to renew your registration each year. 

Contact information

Environmental Health
Harlow Council
Civic Centre
The Water Gardens
College Square
Harlow CM20 1WG