Waxing is a method of temporary hair removal and under the Public Health Regulation 2012 is defined as a 'skin penetration procedure'. This means that the premises and procedures must comply with the Public Health Regulation 2012.
This fact sheet has been developed by NSW Health to assist practitioners who conduct waxing to adopt good infection control practices. This will prevent the spread of disease, as well as enable practitioners who conduct waxing meet the requirements of the Public Health Regulation 2012.
Procedures that involve skin penetration carry a greater risk of spreading disease because microorganisms (germs) can easily enter the body when the skin barrier is broken.
To prevent the spread of disease, practitioners who carry out waxing should adopt the following infection control practices:
All premises that carry out skin penetration procedures, including waxing, must be registered with the local council. Notification forms are available from Public health legislation