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Hair and Beauty Services

It is essential that hairdressing businesses understand that infection can occur during hairdressing procedures.

Items such as razors, scissors, combs, clippers and hairpins can accidentally pierce the skin and blood and body fluids do not have to be visible on instruments or working surfaces for infection to be transmitted.

As well, micro-organisms can be transmitted by contact with unwashed hands and soiled equipment.

Both clients and operators need to be protected.

SA Department of Health Public Health Standards of Practice for Hairdressing document  SA Department of Health Public Health Standards of Practice for Hairdressing document 

Where sterilisation of equipment is required, or where a hairdressing salon also offers skin penetration procedures such as waxing, manicures, pedicures, body piercing, or permanent makeup, this guideline must be read in conjunction with the SA Department of Health Guidelines on the Safe and Hygienic Practice of Skin Penetration.

Guidelines on the Safe and Hygienic Practice of Skin Penetration document Guidelines on the Safe and Hygienic Practice of Skin Penetration document 

Hairdresser Inspections

Council has implemented a self assessment tool for use in low risk hairdressing businesses. As a result of the high level of compliance and the low risk nature of hairdressing businesses, this tool is designed to confirm to Council that you are compliant with the Guidelines for the Public Health Standards of Practice for Hairdressing and the Guidelines on the Safe and Hygienic Practice of Skin Penetration.

A copy of the Hairdressing Business Self Assessment tool can be downloaded here: Hairdressing Business Self Audit