For Immediate Release - June 30, 2004

State Inspectors find violations at 60 percent of Somerville Beauty Salons and Barber Shops

State Inspectors find violations at 60 percent of Somerville 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 over 70 beauty salons and barber shops in Somerville and served notices of violations in more than half of the businesses visited. The notices cited violations of state license, safety and sanitary regulations. The salons and shops were cited with offenses ranging from unsanitary conditions to employment of unlicensed personnel.

"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 licensed professionals maintain their licenses as well as clean and safe workspaces," added Collins.

The following Somerville salons and shops were issued notices of violations:

License # Salon Address

None

SIGNATURE HAIR SALON

364 MEDFORD ST.

000030574

CHEZ ORIZE BEAUTY SALON

56B UNION SQUARE

000030892

MANE ATTITUDES

968 BROADWAY ST

000031278

SUPERCUTS

20 MCGRATH HWY #2

000042650

MANE ATTRACTION

235 ELM ST

000044240

MARIOS SALON

75 HOLLAND ST

000045070

ALIBRANDIS SALON

194 HOLLAND ST

000046117

T & J NAIL SALON

93 ELM ST

000047190

PRINCESS BEAUTY SALON

364 MYSTIC AVE

000047638

AMAL NICCOLI SALON

731 BROADWAY

000048560

SHALOM

62 BOW ST

000048632

JERRYS UNDERGROUND

38A BOW ST

000049910

LORLOTTE SALON

22 UNION SQ

000050222

BETOS HAIR SALON

88 BROADWAY

000050291

AMARILDOS HAIR DESIGN

18 UNION SQUARE

000050540

HOLLYWOOD NAILS DESIGN

389 SOMERVILLE AVE

000051319

THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA

8 BOW ST

000052147

BELLA BTY SALON

78 CENTRAL ST

000052219

SALONIKA HAIR DESIGN

378B HIGHLAND AVE

000052516

SATHLER HAIR DESIGN

91 BROADWAY

000052570

MARANATHA SALON

358 SOMERVILLE AVE

000052751

GOLD SCISSORS BEAUTY SALON

73 BOW ST

000053327

ANGEL NAILS

9 UNION SQ

000053421

SIR HARE

316 BROADWAY

000053525

PARIS MODEL NAILS

321 BROADWAY

000053685

MODERN STYLES

173 175 WASHINGTON ST

000053976

CONTINENTAL BEAUTY SALON

391 SOMERVILLE AVE

000054198

BEYOND BEAUTY HAIR SALON

476 MEDFORD ST

000054274

DAVIS SQ SKIN & BODY WORKS

77 HOLLAND ST

000055631

NAIL IMAGE

1160 BROADWAY

000056072

EDILENE BEAUTY SALON

296 BROADWAY

000056108

BOONES UNISEX SALON

630 SOMERVILLE AVE

None

OH NEY HAIR DESIGN

497 SOMERVILLE AVE

None

HAIR PATTERNS

425 SOMERVILLE AVE

None

JULIANA BEAUTY UNISEX SALON

327 HIGHLAND AVE.

None

COMPLEX HAIR DESIGN, INC.

129 BROADWAY

None

BEST OF THE BEST

48 BROADWAY

None

COMPLEX HAIR DESIGN, INC.

1291 BROADWAY

000052867

MERIDIAN COIFFURE SALON

510 MEDFORD ST

000028262

MARGIES SALON

389 MEDFORD ST

000051998

UNION HAIR SALON

344 SOMERVILLE AVE

000055673

BRAZILIAN HAIR SALON

55 SUMMER STREET

Barber Shops

22667

BEST OF THE BEST

48 BROADWAY

None

NATALE'S EMPORIUM

372 MEDFORD ST.

18325

SIR HARE

316 BROADWAY

NO violations were found at the following salons and shops:

License # Salon Address

000024787

M JAMES COIFFURES

9 TEMPLE ST

000024867

KIKI & ART HAIRSTYLING

307 BEACON ST

000025861

LOURDES BTY SALON INC

385 BROADWAY

000027802

APRILS HAIRCUTTING

35 HOLLAND ST

000029933

ULTIMA HAIR DESIGN

410 HIGHLAND AVE

000030609

MICHAELS HAIR STYLES

1242 BROADWAY

000043920

DOTTIES

22 COLLEGE AVE

000045580

SECRETS STYLING SALON

96 WASHINGTON ST

000048096

CLASSIC CUTS UNISEX

150 BOSTON AVE

000049049

RENAISSANCE SALON

1120 BROADWAY

000051686

ALFREDOS HAIR STYLES

587 SOMERVILLE AVE

000051690

ALS HAIRCUTTING

583 SOMERVILLE AVE

000052215

PROFILES HAIR SALON

260 ELM STREET

000053191

MICHELINE BEAUTY SALON

76A CROSS ST

000053655

DENTE HAIR SALON

417 HIGHLAND AVE

000053843

DESIGNS BY DAVE

216 SOMERVILLE AVE

000053904

PRINCESS NAILS

725 BROADWAY

000054589

NATALES EMPORIUM

372 MEDFORD STREET

000054723

KATHIES KORNER

104 BRISTOL ROAD

000054832

MIKES SUPER COUPE UNISEX

190 WASHINGTON STREET

000055206

THE SQUARE NAIL STUDIO

11 HOLLAND STREET

000055439

JS SPA AND NAILS

251 HIGHLAND AVE

000055591

JULIES NAILS

241 ELM STREET

000055635

MARYOM HAIR DESIGN

2 MAIN STREET

000055674

DAVIS SQ NAILS & SPA

418 HIGHLAND AVE

000056020

CURLZ AND CUTZ UNISEX SALON

282A BROADWAY

Barber Shops

21269

MIKE'S SUPER COUPE UNISEX

190 WASHINGTON ST.

18924

ALIBRANDIS BARBER SHOP

194 HOLLAND ST.

Consumers are encouraged to exercise their rights and visit the Division's web site at www.mass.gov/reg and select the "check a license" option to determine whether a professional is licensed and in good standing before doing business with him/her.

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 licensure process for 43 trades and professions regulated by 29 boards of registration, the updating of licenses for approximately 330,000 licensees and the maintenance of databases related to licensing, enforcement and revenue collection. In fiscal year 2003, the Division of Professional Licensure imposed record levels of professional discipline, including 949 disciplinary actions, over $27,000 in fines and more than $50,000 in refunds for consumers.