Hairdressing, beauty therapy and skin penetration such as tattooing and body piercing are personal appearance services (PAS). Hairdressers, nail salons and beauty therapists, as well as tattooing, body piercing and other skin penetration can spread diseases and cause infections. There are a number of documents that new and existing PAS licences need to be aware of. They include:
- Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance Services Act 2003)
- Queensland Development Code, part MP 5.2 - Higher Risk Personal Appearance Services and
- Infection Control Guidelines for Personal Appearance Services.
A personal appearance service can be operated from a home, commercial premises or mobile premises, e.g. a caravan.