Inspectors with the Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) in conjunction with Springfield Police Ordinance Squad and the Springfield Board of Health Department visited 37 beauty salons, barber shops, and cosmetology shops and schools in Springfield last week, to verify license status and ensure compliance with applicable regulations under the Boards of Registration for Barbers and Cosmetologists.
Of the 37 businesses, 14 were cited for violations ranging from unsanitary conditions to employment of unlicensed individuals and unlicensed shops. A list of businesses cited, and a list of businesses in compliance, is below.
In 2008, the Cosmetology and Barber board investigators conducted 4,510 inspections at hair salons and 831 inspections at barber shops. The investigators participated in community-wide sweeps in Yarmouth, Falmouth, Swampscott, Lynn, Braintree, Abington, Hyannis, Allston, Brighton, Provincetown and Chatham.
Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure's website at www.mass.gov/dpl 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 a regulatory agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. The agency is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and the integrity of the licensing process for approximately 330,000 licensees across 43 trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 Boards of Registration .
Springfield Business Cited for Violations
|Straightway Cuts||6 Johnson Street||None||Unlicensed Shop|
|Puerto Rican Masters Barber Shop||602 Page Blvd.||21327||Unlicensed Person|
|Nails Number 1||927 Belmont Ave.||61334||Lack of Sterilization|
|Excellent Cuts (2 Violations)||538 Page Blvd.||None||Unlicensed/ Shop and Person|
|High Performance||28 Fort Pleasant||None||Unlicensed/Shop and Person|
|HairMasters (4 Violations)||Bridge Street||None||Unlicensed Shop, Unsanitary Conditions|
|Master Piece (3 Violations)||158 Chestnut Street||None||Unlicensed Shop, Unlicensed Personnel|
|Euro Stylie||85 Oakland Street||41179||Lack of Sterilization|
|Lugo's Barbershop||732 Liberty Street||21217||Wine on Premise|
|Vito's Barbershop||654 page Blvd.||21296||Wine on Premise|
|Xilla Barbershop||1007 Main Street||None||Unlicensed Shop|
Springfield Businesses in Full Compliance
|Lisa's Barber and Hairstyle||432 Belmont Street||18770|
|El Mayimbe Barber Shop||28 Fort Pleasant Street||20840|
|Viet's Hair Salon||316 Locust Street||54400|
|Los Bandoleros||616 Belmont Street||21223|
|Touch of NYC||346 Orange Street||62567|
|Pasquale of Italy||525 Belmont Street||19827|
|Joes's Barbershop||825 Belmont Street||21316|
|Quang's Forest Park Barbershop||529 Belmont Street||20669|
|Unlimited Cuts||12 Orange Street||21117|
|Martin's Barbershop||165 White Street||21239|
|El Flow||278 Oakland Street||21159|
|Ponce Barber Shops||Belmont Street||21321|
|Lily European Barber Shop||85 Oakland Street||19148|
|Jeri Beauty Salon||618 Belmont Ave||58148|
|Paolo Barber Shop||927 Belmont Ave||16048|
|Denise and Friends||908 Belmont Ave||51464|
|Virtue Salon of Excellence||538 Page Blvd.||57742|
|Isavia Hair Studio||1126 Main Street||54921|
|Williams Barber Shop||976 Main Street||19596|
|Still Champion Underfeated||896 Main Street||21215|
|VIP Cuts||445 Main Street||21182|
|Tony Famous Barbershop||1126 Main Street||18733|
|A Cut Above||2662 A Main Street||20777|