Published 6 June 2012
The owner of a Southall salon has been ordered to pay out £1319.43 after staff provided beauty treatments without having a licence.
Ramandeep Grewal, 36, who owns Daveena's Beauty Salon, 32 King Street, Southall, did not attend the hearing at Ealing Magistrates Court on Friday 25 May, but entered a guilty plea for two offences. She was fined £330 for each offence and ordered to pay £644.43 costs, plus a £15 victim surcharge.
Under the London Local Authorities Act (1991) salons providing things like manicures, facials and body piercing have to have a special treatments licence from the council to prove that they are professionally run, staff are properly trained and their working practices are hygienic.
Grewal was prosecuted after council officers posed as customers on two separate occasions in October and December last year and obtained facials when the salon did not have a licence to provide the treatments.
Councillor Ranjit Dheer, cabinet member for community services and safety, said: People need to be able to trust that when they go for a beauty treatment the salon is hygienic and the staff know what they are doing. If salons dont use clean equipment diseases can be passed from client to client, which is quite disgusting. Its unacceptable that this business decided not to bother to get a licence. Its unfair on other salons which do follow the rules and Im glad the court handed out a stiff fine.
More information is available about special treatment licences.