For Immediate Release - January 17, 2012

Massachusetts Board of Registration of Cosmetologists Announces Enforcement Action

BOSTON - January 17, 2012 - The Board of Registration of Cosmetologists announced today disciplinary action against the following licensees:

Khang D. Nguyen (d/b/a Top Nail Aesthetic), Mattapan

The Board has revoked Nguyen's licenses to practice the cosmetology profession in Massachusetts. During an inspection of Top Nails Aesthetic on Nov. 17, 2010, the Board found that this salon possessed unsanitary wax strips and wax pots, and that Nguyen practiced without proper supervision by performing waxing services without a Type 6 license holder on the premises. At the time of the inspection, Nguyen's license was on probation. The Board issued an Order to Show Cause against Nguyen on July 25, 2011. Nguyen failed to file an answer to the Order to Show Cause.   

Kristina T. Pham, Everett

The Board and Pham have entered into a consent agreement under which Pham agreed to surrender her license to practice as a manicurist to the Board and re-take the licensing examination for said manicurist license. Pham acknowledged that the Board could find a violation of Massachusetts law and Board regulations based upon allegations that she engaged in dishonesty, fraud or deceit by submitting fraudulent documents along with an application to obtain an aesthetic license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure's website at and select the “Check a Professional's License” link to determine whether a professional with whom they may do business 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 365,000 licensees in trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 boards of registration.