State Registration
The registration fee by credit card is £42;   For Graduate hairdressers the fee is £35.
For applicants outside the UK an additional £3 is payable for p&p.
Your payment can be quickly processed on line using PayPal or your credit card.

A continuous discount of £3 applies to payment by Direct Debit; Contact us for details.
(Monthly Direct debit is also available at £3.50 per month, or £3.00 per month for Graduate Registration).
Supporting documents (see panels below), or scans of documents, can be uploaded via the following form.
This avoids delays and postage costs.

Alternatively they should be emailed to registrar@haircouncil.org.uk
or sent by post to The Hair Council, 30 Sydenham Road, Croydon CR0 2EF

If you prefer you can download a printable application form (in PDF format) here.
Use this also for Annual Direct Debit discounted payment.

NB : Your State Registration will commence after we have received and validated your documentation.

Select below the form that applies to you:


State Registered Hairdresser / Barber
Applicants must produce copies of EITHER :

  • NVQ/VRQ Level 2 or equivalent issued over 24 months ago
  • Habia Apprenticeship Certificate
  • Proof of actively working as a hairdresser for six or more years

State Registered Senior Hairdresser / Barber
Applicants must produce copies of EITHER :

  • NVQ/VRQ Level 3 or equivalent issued over 36 months ago
  • Proof of actively working as a hairdresser for nine or more years

State Registered Graduate Hairdresser / Barber
Applicants must produce copies of :

  • NVQ/VRQ Level 2 issued within the past 24 months