Hairdressers are warned to cut hair and not corners


Tech-savvy salon managers who cut corners when cutting hair by not buying a TV Licence could be in line for the ‘hairdryer treatment’ from a local magistrate.

With over 150 hairdressers within the Lisburn area TV Licensing is urging managers and owners across Lisburn to make sure their businesses are correctly licensed.

A TV Licence is required if anyone – customers or staff - watches or records TV programmes at the same time as they are shown on TV, whether on a TV, tablet, computer or any other type of equipment.

If the salon provides a TV or other device for watching live TV and does not have a licence then the business risks prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.

Mark Sterling, TV Licensing spokesperson said: “It’s important salon owners and managers take a few moments to review and update their licensing requirements.

“Cutting corners, rather than hair, could land the owner in court and facing a fine of up to £1,000. A TV Licence costs £145.50 and can be bought in minutes online at”