Hair dressing, beauty therapy and skin penetration such as tattooing and body piercing are personal appearance services (PAS). All personal appearance services need to meet Council's planning scheme requirements and comply with the 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. Information for Do I need a licence? How to start a personal appearance business How to apply for a higher risk personal appearance service Inspections, complaints and licence renewals Tattooing, body piercing and other skin penetration - safe operation Beauty and hairdressing - safe operation Popular tasks Start a personal appearance services business Learn what you need to start a new or take over a beauty, hairdressing, tattooing or skin penetration business. Find out if I need a licence Depending on the type of business you intend on opening, a licence may be required. Find out if you need one. Learn about the fit-out requirements for your business Find out more about the design, construction and fit-out requirements for your business. Understand record keeping requirements Find out what records you need to keep if you operate a tattooing, body piercing or other skin penetration business. Learn how to operate your beauty or hairdressing business safely Operating your business safely can prevent the spread of infections. Find out about cleaning, hand washing, and how to check your compliance.