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The latest draft of the proposed European standard for Beauty salons is now available on NSAI Your Standards, Your Say.  The standard is prEN 16708 – Beauty Salon Services – Requirements and recommendation for the provision of service  is available for comment until July 7th 2015.

How to comment

Beauty therapists and managers/owners of beauty salons and others involved in the industry can access a copy of the draft standard and submit comments on the content through NSAI Your Standards, Your Say.

Any registered user can comment on drafts currently out for public comment. All you need to do is register and you’ll be ready to participate.

The system has been produced to enable access to Enquiry Drafts to a wider community of stakeholders; to facilitate collaborative working and to enable NSAI to manage comments on drafts standards originating from the Republic of Ireland.

Standard Title & Scope

prEN 16708 Beauty Salon Services - Requirements and recommendations for the provision of service

This European Standard provides requirements and recommendations for the provision of professional beauty salon services.
These services relate to the delivery of beauty treatments regardless of where the service is delivered.

This European Standard provides requirements and recommendations for the delivery of safe beauty treatments performed by a suitably qualified beauty therapist. Recommendations are provided for client management to ensure client safety regarding any beauty treatments. The delivery of beauty salon services is limited to the boundaries of the qualification of the individual beauty therapists obtained through a recognized education provider.

Medical procedures including aesthetic surgical procedures and cosmetic injectable procedures including sclerotherapy are excluded from the scope.

Hairdressing, barbering and body art tattooing services are also excluded from this European Standard.

Get involved

To get more information on standards relating to Beauty Salon Services contact Linda Hendy, Standards Officer