In On the nail we indicated our view that nail salons and hair salons ought to be in the same Use Class.
In sanctioning the retention of a nail bar in a former retail unit in an east London district centre (DCS Number 400-023-719) the inspector said “Nail bars do not fall within the Class A1 definition of shops and hence are a sui generis use. However, hairdressers are classed as A1 and I consider nail bars to be a comparable use and equally appropriate in a shopping area.”
We think it’s time to add nail bars to the A1 Use Class.
Further information on the Use Class status of health and beauty salons can be found at section 17.2111 of DCP Online.