COUNCILLORS in Knowsley are being asked to approve a new byelaw to offer more protection to people who undergo cosmetic treatments.
Town Hall chiefs want to adopt a new set of guidelines which ensure the cleanliness and hygience of premises across the borough.
If the motion is sucessfully passed, it will also cover treatments including acupuncture, tattooing, semi-permanent skin-colouring, cosmetic piercing and electrolysis.
It will then be sent to the Secretary of State for Health for confirmation.
Businesses which carry out the treatments will have to register with the council or face tougher enforcement action of a conviction or fine.