Nail salon owner filed with fines of over £3,000

A Hounslow nail salon owner has admitted to offering ‘special treatments’ to customers despite not sticking to the conditions of a special treatment licence.

Published: Thursday, 15th June 2017

Image of Amy Nails shop front.

A Hounslow nail salon owner has admitted to offering ‘special treatments’ to customers despite not sticking to the conditions of a special treatment licence.

Ms Xuan Hoanh Dinh, owner of Amy Star Nails, High Street, Hounslow, pleaded guilty at Ealing Magistrates Court and was convicted of three charges for offences under section 14 [2] of the London Local Authorities Act 1991.

An unannounced visit to the salon by Hounslow Council’s health and safety officers in November 2016, found that Ms Dinh had allowed two un-registered therapists to carry out treatments of manicures and pedicures.

Ms Dinh had also failed to keep proper and accurate client records and failed to keep these records on site and the court heard that written warnings had been issued in 2013, for similar matters in regards to un-registered therapists.

Magistrates fined Ms Dinh £300 for the first offence of failing to keep proper and accurate client records £1,000 for the second offence of failing to register two therapists and £300 for the third offence failed to keep client records on site.

She was also ordered to pay the Council’s full costs of £ 1,747.50 and a Victim Surcharge of £100, bringing the total to £3, 447.50.

Councillor Hanif Khan, Cabinet Member for Community Protection and Enforcement, Hounslow Council, said: “Treatments can cause serious harm if they are not carried out by a qualified person.

“That is why we ask businesses to register their staff and show evidence via a qualification that they are capable of carrying out any such treatment.

“If this is not the case and businesses flout these rules and regulations, then they will face the consequences, we will not hesitate to take the toughest action possible. The safety of customers who used the business are our priority.”