Business Owners Beauty Salons, Tattoos and Piercings

As the owner and/or operator of a beauty salon, tattoo studio or other personal service establishment, you need to follow the personal service regulations outlined in the O. Reg. 136/18 Personal Service Settings.

These regulations include what types of services are prohibited, setting requirements, inspection results and more.

COVID-19 restrictions and guidance

As of June 12, the province permits establishments providing personal care services to open with the proper health and safety protocols in place. Learn more about provincial requirements for personal care services.

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For the latest general updates on COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 update page. For general information regarding workplaces, please visit our COVID-19 Information: Workplaces,  Employers and Employees page

If you have any questions, please contact Huron Perth Public Health by email at inspections@hpph.ca.

If you are unable to email, you can contact us at 1-888-221-2133 or 519-482-3416 press 1, and then ext. 2069.

Renovating, opening or adding new services

As per Section 3 of Ontario Regulation 136, you must notify Huron Perth Public Health at least 14 days before:

  • Opening a personal service setting;
  • Offering additional services at a personal service setting; or
  • Starting construction or renovation of a personal service setting.

Notice of Personal Service Setting Operation Application

Public health inspections

We inspect all personal service establishments at least once a year. We also investigate all public complaints.

Infection prevention and control

Public Health Ontario's Guide to Prevention Infection and Control in Personal Service Settings provides information on how to prevent and reduce the risk of infections when providing personal services.