For Immediate Release - July 21, 2004

State Inspectors Find Violations at 35 Percent of Fall River Beauty Salons and Barber Shops

State Inspectors Find Violations at 35 Percent of Fall River Beauty Salons and Barber Shops

In a citywide sweep designed to crack down on illegal practices and enforce state sanitary standards, the Division of Professional Licensure ("DPL") inspected 88 beauty salons and barber shops in Fall River and served notices of violations to 31 of the businesses. The salons and shops were cited with offenses ranging from unsanitary conditions to employment of unlicensed personnel. Seven salons were found to be unlicensed, but will be allowed to remain open contingent upon receiving proper licensure.

"These inspections are part of a statewide campaign to ensure that licensed professionals are living up to the regulatory standards for their professions," said Anne L. Collins, Director of the Division of Professional Licensure. "I applaud the Cosmetology Board for being steadfast in its mission to protect consumers and regulate the industry through enforcement. It's critical that these professionals be licensed and that their workspaces are clean and safe," added Collins.

The following Fall River salons and shops were issued notices of violations:

30108Julios Uni Hair Styling48 Washington Street
41706Spre Ent Inc D/O Fantastic Sams390 Rhode Island Road
48219Salon Salon88 Thomas Street
48872Salon Milan657 Pleasant Street
48896Personal Touch Hair Styling847 Locust Street
49998Elite Performance Beauty Salon1306 Pleasant Street
51064Beauty Nails820 North Main Street
51965California Nails407 South Main Street
52864Boston Nails240 Wlm South Canning Boulevard
52864Nail Pro101 President Street
53323K T Nails933 Pleasant Street
53355Designer Hair and Tanning546 South Main Street
53407Ultimate Image1500 Brayton Avenue
54636Top Nails1645 South Main Street
55233Partanal Unisex Nail Salon1454 Pleasant Street
55281Marantha Salon II170 Rodman Street
55842California Nails407 South Main Street
NONEBody Works110 Thomas Street
NONEK C Beauty Salon418 Quequechan Street
NONEAs You Like It795 Robeson Street
NONENatural Nails1411 Pleasant Street
NONESalon L'Amour227 South Main Street
NONEClassy Claws359 East Main Street
00143Rob Roy Academy- Cosmetology School260 South Main Street
NONEUltimate Body Bronzing203 Plymouth Avenue
56216E T Nails4263 North Main Street

Barber Shops:

21136Rock Street Barber Shop53 Rock Street
118Rob Roy Academy- Barber School260 South Main Street

The following Fall River salons had NO violations:

26916Lorraine's Beauty Llest1509 Pleasant Street
28841Sand E Laine Hr Fashion1717 North Main Street
28996Hairworks Unlimited282 New Boston Road
31266Pleasant Beauty Boutique1244 Pleasant Street
40321Charisma Hair Design1707 Pleasant Street
40812Shear Creations1157 Pleasant Street
41246Self Image954 Stafford Road
41438Talking Heads150 New Boston Road
41461Guys & Dolls923 Second Street
41894Michelle's Haircare234 Stafford Street
41900Gold Room359 Second Street
41976Ferns Hair Design1262 Globe Street
42009Joseph Hair Design1554 Pleasant Street
42053Stiff Competition574 North Main Street
42057Alvaros348 South Main Street
42188Unlimited Expressions340 South Main Street
42306Images250 Presidents Avenue
42359Mikes Beauty Salon722 Stafford Road
42654Hair Gallery1312 Beford Street
45894Cascade Hair Styling351 South Main Street
47342The Cutting Edge231 New Boston Road
47649Madison Ave Stylists21 Madison Street
48291Main Attraction1244 South Main Street
48690Tessies Beauty Salon14 St. Germain Street
49366The Hair Salon130 South Main Street
49510Self Esteem286 Second Street
49512House of Jasmine1130 Stafford Road
50762Anabels Hair Fashion1279 South Main Street
52415L T Nails153 Marine Bishop Boulevard
52417Altimate Hair Design266 Alden Street
52542Studio 2000518 South Main Street
52682Ocean Nails2577 South Main Street
52682Modern Cuts101 President Avenue
53560Latest Looks888 Pleasant Street
54174A Better Cut 2835 Stafford Road
54278First Impressions906 Bedford Street
54426Tina's Salon1460 Pleasant Street
54499Feng Shui Elite Design167 Borden Street
54507Hair to Envy1586 Pleasant Street
54869Tracy's Family Hair Design1088 Bedford Street
54883Fame Hair & Nail Salon800 North Main Street
54947Expertease716 Bedford Street
55082Personal Image1301 Plymouth Avenue
55219Creative Looks Hair Design979 Presidents Avenue
55311The Cutting Room Salon1647 South Main Street
55605Best Nails657 Pleasant Street
55648Beauty Nail II883 North Main Street
00145Rob Roy Academy- Aesthetic School260 South Main Street
28608The Headliners617 Locust Street
46112Cost Cutters125 Broadway
47473A Cut Above221 Linsey Street
52683Hear Creations783 Globe Street
53495Sensational Hair & Nails151 East Main Street
56206Xpress Yourself Unisex650 Locust Street

Barber Shops:

20091Gerry's Barber Shop801 North Main Street
20245Roger's Barber Shop498 Main Street
20176Cascade Barber Shop351 South Main Street
20534Banjo's Barber Shop812 Pleasant Street
20028Boston Style II167 Borden Street

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure's website at www.mass.gov/reg and select the "check a license" option to determine whether a professional they are considering doing business with is licensed and in good standing.

The Division of Professional Licensure is an agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. It is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the licensing process for 43 trades and professions regulated by 29 boards of registration, the updating and renewal of approximately 330,000 licenses and the maintenance of databases for licensing, enforcement, and revenue collection. In fiscal year 2004, the Division of Professional Licensure imposed record levels of enforcement, including 829 disciplinary actions, $128,000 in fines and returned more than $25,000 in refunds to consumers.