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 April 8, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., a Stay-at-Home order is in effect for all of Ontario, including Huron Perth. This means that you must stay at home and only go out for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated or for COVID-19 testing), for outdoor exercise or walking pets, attending childcare, or for work that cannot be done remotely. Businesses must ensure that all employees work from home if they can.

Do not travel outside your region, or the province, unless absolutely necessary. Learn more about the public health measures and restrictions during the state of emergency and Stay-at-Home order

Please visit our COVID-19 Information for Workplaces, Employers, Employees page for information on Public Health Instructions for organizations and a Step-by-Step COVID-19 Prevention: Business and Organization Tool Kit.

If you have any questions, please contact Huron Perth Public Health by email at

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.