Department of Health

Key messages

  • Beauty therapy businesses need to follow infection prevention and control procedures.

Higher-risk procedures

Specific at-risk beauty therapy procedures include:

  • hair removal
  • manicures or pedicures (including the application or mending of artificial nails)
  • facials or body treatment
  • application of cosmetics.

Hygiene – basic recommendations

There are hygiene recommendations to follow when using some products/equipment that pose an increased risk of transmitting an infection.

Client information sheets

As part of enhancing public awareness of infection risks, information sheets have been developed for clients receiving particular procedures. In some instances, clients must be provided this information in writing.

View the copies of client information sheets.

Reviewed 28 October 2021


Contact details

Do not email patient notifications.

Communicable Disease Section Department of Health GPO Box 4057, Melbourne, VIC 3000

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