Hounslow beauty salon owner fined over unlicensed sunbeds

The owner of a beauty salon has been ordered to pay a £500 fine and £1,000 in costs.

Published: Friday, 2nd March 2018

Image of Paradise beauty studio shopfront.

The owner of a beauty salon has been ordered to pay a £500 fine and £1,000 in costs after Hounslow Council Food Safety and Health and Safety officers found that he was offering licensable treatments without a licence. 

Mr Marcin Durkacz, owner of Paradise Beauty Studio in Bellview Court, Hanworth Road, Hounslow, was prosecuted by the council for licensing offences at Ealing Magistrates’ Court on 21 February.

Council officers made a series of visits last year at beauty salons across the borough which were identified as not having applied for a special treatment licence.

On two separate occasions officers found that Paradise Beauty Studio was providing U/V Tanning treatments to the public when the premises did not hold a current licence granted by the council. The company was instructed to cease trading and apply for a Special Treatments Licence, however, these warnings were ignored.

It took a third visit by officers before the company stopped providing the treatments and made an application for a licence.

At court, Mr Durkacz was prosecuted and fined £500 after being found guilty of licensing offences. He was also ordered to pay council costs of £1,000 and a victim surcharge of £50, bringing the total £1,550.

Councillor Hanif Khan, Cabinet Member for Community Protection and Enforcement, Hounslow Council, said: “Beauty treatments carried out by those who are not properly trained can cause serious harm.

The council takes the issue of unlicensed treatments being offered to unsuspecting residents seriously. Businesses need to ensure that they have the correct licence, that their staff are fully qualified and that they have evidence that they are capable of carrying out such treatments.

The safety of our residents and customers who use these businesses are our number one priority and this case demonstrates that businesses who knowingly break licensing conditions can face substantial fines and a court appearance.”

All businesses which offer special treatments must be registered with the council. For more information visit our licensing page

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