Beauty business in Poland

Open a beauty salon, hairdressing salon in Poland

Consistency of right decisions - successful business start-up 

How to open a beauty salon in Poland

Beauty-related services are in steady demand
It is extremely easy to open a beauty studio, hairdressing salon, tattooing in Poland.
Register as an entrepreneur or incorporate a limited liability company.
You pick a room.
Bring it up to sanitary standards.
Starting your own business.

Sanitary requirements for a hairdressing salon, beauty salon are defined by legislation - and they are the same as everywhere else.

For example, the premises in which services are provided must have space to accommodate, install and utilise devices and equipment for the proper provision of services.
For example, walls at sinks in service areas should be lined to a height of at least 1.6 metres with a non-absorbent material that is easy to clean and resistant to moisture and various substances.
It must be possible to connect to the water supply and sewerage system (or there are their own).
There must be both cold and hot water.

Indoors, you have to stand out:
1) premises where the service is directly provided;
2) A cloakroom and waiting area for visitors;
(3) Sanitary and hygiene facilities for people working and using services;
4) storage space for cleaning equipment;
5) A place to store cosmetic preparations;
6) space for waste containers.

There should be a separate place for washing and colouring hair, equipped with a washbasin with hot and cold water .

After opening a hairdresser's shop, you are obliged to notify in writing the sanitary inspector at the poviat sanitary station of the place, type and scope of activity and the expected number of employees within 14 days of opening.

Peculiarities of opening a beauty salon in Poland

Who can establish

Any foreigner

Who can establish

Open an LLC or work as an entrepreneur

You can work both ways
Not every foreigner can be an entrepreneur


Open an LLC or work as an entrepreneur

Do you need a cash register

You can work without a cash register

Do you need a cash register

What authorisations are required

No special authorisations

What authorisations are required
Sign up for a consultation on opening a private clinic, dentistry

Opening a beauty salon in Poland step by step

Registration of

Registration of sp. zoo (LLC) or registration as an individual entrepreneur
It takes 1-2 days to register an entrepreneur, about 7 days on average to register a limited liability company

Filing of declarations and information

After the registration of Sp. zoo is required to pay taxes on civil law transactions, submit information to the tax authorities, and enter information in the Register of Beneficiaries
You do not need to do this after registering as an entrepreneur

Opening a bank account

This has become increasingly difficult in recent times and can take up to two to three weeks in terms of time

Staff selection

Employees must undergo medical examinations and occupational health and safety training

What else you'll need

Bring your premises into compliance

Buy a cash register

Notify the sanitary authority of the start of work

Report hired employees to ZUS

Place a stand for visitors - with information in accordance with the Consumer Rights Act and the RODO Regulations (GDPR)

Bottom line - how long does it take to open

As a rule, the main time before the start of the beauty salon, hairdresser's shop is the selection of premises and its repair (if necessary)
The business registration itself can run in parallel and takes about a week to complete