A Hounslow nail salon owner has been fined thousands of pounds, after it was discovered two unregistered therapists were carrying out manicure and pedicure treatments.
Ms Xuan Hoanh Dinh, owner of Amy Star Nails, in High Street, Hounslow , admitted to offering 'special treatments’ to customers, while not sticking to the conditions of a special treatment licence, and now faces a £3,447.50 fine.
Hounslow Council's health and safety officers visited the salon unannounced in November 2016, discovering Ms Dinh had allowed the un-registered therapists to carry out treatments.
The court heard that written warnings were issued for similar matters with regards to unregistered therapists in 2013.
The owner failed to keep proper and accurate client records, and failed to keep these records at the salon.
Councillor Hanif Khan, cabinet member for community protection and enforcement at 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."
Ms Xuan Hoanh Dinh pleaded guilty at Ealing Magistrates Court, and was convicted of three charges for offences under the London Local Authorities Act 1991.
She was fined £300 for failing to keep proper and accurate client records, £1,000 for failing to register two therapists, and £300 for failing to keep client records on site.
The salon owner was also ordered to pay £1,747.50 of the council's costs, and a Victim Surcharge of £100.
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