Appearance Industry Bylaw consultation

Published on 06 October 2021

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We’re considering adopting a new bylaw for Appearance Industries (tattoo shops, beauty salons, massage, facials, cosmetic clinics, spas, manicure and pedicure clinics, and ear/body piercing businesses). 

We've already spoken with several stakeholders about a range of issues, and are proposing to adopt a new bylaw to manage these risks.   

Our goal is to protect and improve public health for operators and their clients in Upper Hutt.   

 The bylaw would ensure: 

  • Prescribed activities are licenced under the bylaw. 

  • Certain higher risks activities must follow a practice standard. 

To read the Statement of Proposal and to have your say, go to