Can I Cut Hair Without a License?

A lot of barbers and hairdressers start to cut hair at an early stage and while they’re still in school, at training, or when doing their apprenticeship. This is because they’ve gained the needed knowledge, and they already feel quite comfortable with cutting hair, even without their qualification, or L2 accreditation.

Luckily, barbers & hairdressers do not need a license to cut hair in the UK. This means that you can continue to work on your clients, even if you’re still mastering your course.

However, if you are a business owner and are looking to open hairdressing, hair salon, or barbering business of any kind, then you may need to register your business with the local council. This is in the form of a Hairdresser Licence. If you plan on starting business any time soon, make sure that you look into this and ask your local council for advice.

Lastly, if you are a freelancing artist (hairdresser, barber) and you cut hair at home, you still won’t need a license. You can continue to work at your own pace and not worry a thing about any inconvenience.

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