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PSC Cyprus: Practise the Profession of a Hairdresser or a Barber


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In order to practise the profession of a hairdresser/barber in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to register and obtain the professional licence by the Cyprus Council of Hairdressers and Barbers Registrar, operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry.

The term "hairdresser" refers to the person who provides services to the women’s' or men’s' hairdressing, such as haircuts, hairstyles (simple, fashion/trends, artistic), hair-colouring, curles, hair-straightening, shades, highlights and related technical and artistic works, related to the treatment of hair, the instalment and full services of small and regular size wigs.

In parallel, the term "barber" refers to the person who is engaged in cutting, washing and hairdressing and/or the shaving of men.

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Every natural person is eligible register to the Hairdressers’ and Barbers’ Register and obtain a licence to practise the profession of a hairdresser or barber, provided that the Cyprus Council of Hairdressers and Barbers Registrar is satisfied that the applicant:

A) is an EU member state citizen or at the time of application is a spouse or child of an EU member state citizen and has his/hers usual residence in the Republic of Cyprus and;

Furthermore, the Cyprus Council of Hairdressers and Barbers Registrar has the authority, on special cases, to allow for any time-period as defined by the Cyprus Council of Hairdressers and Barbers Registrar, the registration to the Hairdressers’ and Barbers’ Register of a person, who has his/her usual residence in the Republic of Cyprus and fulfils the prerequisites as defined in paragraph (B), even if he/she is not an EU member state citizen or a spouse or child of an EU member state citizen:

B) holds a hairdresser and/or barber diploma or certificate of a recognised secondary professional institute/school of at least two years of study and has the following practical experience:

  • barber: one year of practising the profession;
  • hairdresser: two years of practising the profession.

C) has practised the profession of a hairdresser or barber for at least one year prior to the date which, the current Law comes into effect, given that the applicant provides the necessary proof/evidence, as defined by the Cyprus Council of Hairdressers and Barbers Registrar. In case of legal person, the Cyprus Council of Hairdressers and Barbers Registrar must be convinced that the above are valid for one of the directors of the legal person.
Persons that do not possess the requested qualification as defined in paragraph (B) may have be eligible to register to the Hairdressers’ and Barbers’ Register if they can prove that they have the following experience
  • barber: four years of practising the profession;
  • hairdresser: five years of practising the profession.

Show details for Application ProcedureApplication Procedure
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Registered hairdressers and barbers are obliged to comply with the provisions of the Registering hairdressers and Barbers Law and Regulations, as periodically amended.

Authorized officers of the Cyprus Council of Hairdressers and Barbers Registrar conduct regular inspections in order to ensure that the hairdressers/barbers possess the relevant licence.
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Pancyprian Federation of Hairdressers and Barbers
Ifigenias 31, 7th floor, office 701
2007 Strovolos, Nicosia
Tel: +357 22468314/ +357 77778838
Fax: +357 22468315
E-mail: info@pokk.com.cy
Website: http://www.pokk.com.cy/


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