Hair Salons and Barber Shops

The Connecticut Department of Public Health is not responsible for regulating salons and barbershops.  Persons seeking permits to operate a salon or barbershop should contact their local health department.  The Department does have jurisdiction over licensed hairdressers. 

Each hairdressing shop, store or place shall be under the management of a registered hairdresser and cosmetician.  No person, other than a person operating a hairdressing shop on May 17, 1982, may operate any hairdressing shop unless such person has been licensed as a registered hairdresser and cosmetician for not less than two years.

No person, other than a person operating a barber shop on May 17, 1982, may operate any barber shop unless such person has been licensed as a registered barber for not less than two years.