Chiswick Beauty Salon Owners Fined
Used unlicensed staff to perform treatments
The owners of two beauty salons on Chiswick High Road, have been prosecuted by Hounslow Council for using unlicensed staff to perform treatments.
Hien Thi Nguyen, owner of JK Nails, and Tannaz Mohammadzadeh, owner of Pampering Palace, were prosecuted by the council following checks to make sure they were complying with the terms of their special treatments licences.
Beauty salons must apply to the council for a special treatment licence to carry out certain treatments. This is to make sure that therapists are trained and qualified to an acceptable level to carry out treatments, and reduces the risk to the public of injury or infection.
Cllr Richard Foote, cabinet member for community protection at the council, said: “When someone uses a beauty salon, they have the right to expect staff to be adequately trained in providing safe treatments.
“These premises are required to have a licence to ensure potentially harmful treatments are being carried out by competent and qualified staff.
“We will not hesitate in taking action against people who think they can get away with ignoring the rules, so I’m pleased the court has sent a clear message by fining these two firms.”
Both firms and other beauty establishments were visited by council officers together with the Hounslow Police in November and December last year. This was part of a series of unannounced inspections to check salons across the borough were operating according to the terms and conditions of their licences.
At JK Nails, officers found procedures being carried out by three employees, none of whom was named on the licence. At the time of the inspection none of the premises licence holders were present.
Despite assurances by the licence holder of JK Nails that the terms of the licence would be complied with, a follow up visit in March this year found four staff performing treatments, despite not being authorised to do so.
At Pampering Palace, officers found staff offering treatments despite not being named on the licence.
Both cases were heard at Feltham Magistrates Court on Monday 4 August 2014. Hien Van Nguyen was fined £400, and ordered to pay costs of £1,000 and a victim surcharge of £40. Mohammadzadeh was fined £400, and ordered to pay costs of £650 and a victim surcharge of £40.
August 13, 2014