Deregulation of the hairdressing industry
The Hairdressers Registration Act 1946 has been repealed by Parliament and, as a result, the Hairdressers Registration Board has been abolished and hairdressers operating in Western Australia do not need to be licensed.
Customers of hairdressers are protected under the consumer guarantee provisions of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) which require hairdressers to carry out their services with due care and skill. In addition products they sell should be fit for the purpose for which that they are intended to be used.
Consumers who are unable to resolve any problems about the quality of services provided by their hairdresser, can direct any complaints to Consumer Protection on 1300 30 40 54 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hairdressers must also comply with the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 which covers the safe handling and use of chemicals and creating a safe working environment for staff. The proprietors of hairdressing salons and individual operators continue to be responsible for ensuring that they employ well-trained and experienced staff to carry out the services that they are providing.
Workplace safety and health concerns can be raised with WorkSafe on 1300 307 877 or email: email@example.com