Prevents illness and infection from spreading when people have personal services like tattoos, piercings, massage, or esthetic services (e.g., manicures, pedicures, facials, hair styling).
All personal services offered in Alberta must be safe for clients. Public health inspectors educate personal service workers and conduct inspections to assess if services are carried out in a safe way.
Personal services include hair styling, hair removal, manicures and pedicures, facials and skin care services, tanning, piercing, tattooing and other services that enhance, preserve or alter the client’s appearance. Personal services are offered to the public in many places such as salons, spas, tattoo studios, home-based businesses, mobile businesses, or special events.
Alberta's Personal Services Regulation and Personal Services Standards describe the minimum requirements for personal service facilities.
Personal services businesses need to notify AHS of all the services they offer to the public. This can be done online using the Personal Services Notification.
Submit an online complaint or request, or contact us at 1-833-476-4743. For more information visit the Environmental Public Health website.