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Personal Services Settings (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 Ontario Regulation (O. Reg.) 136/18: Personal Service Settings

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

Renovating, opening or adding new services

If you are planning to own or operate a personal service setting, please review the Personal Service Setting Pre-Opening Checklist [PDF] to ensure you are able to meet the requirements of O. Reg. 136/18. After completing the checklist, you may submit the Notice of Personal Service Setting Operation Application (below). 

As per Section 3 of O. Reg. 136/18, you must notify Huron Perth Public Health of your intent 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.

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

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

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