For Immediate Release - July 03, 2012

Board of Cosmetologists Announces Enforcement Actions

BOSTON – July 3, 2012 -- The Board of Registration of Cosmetologists today announced disciplinary action against the following individuals:

Jung M. Pak, Allston

Pak, a salon operator, entered into a consent agreement with the Board agreeing to pay a $900 fine and serve a one-year period of probation. The consent agreement resolved allegations Pak operated with an expired license, employed unlicensed personnel and had prohibited items on the premises.

Jenny Nguyen, Hyde Park and Randolph

Nguyen, a salon operator, entered into a consent agreement with the Board agreeing to pay a $1,000 fine and serve a two-year period of probation. The consent agreement resolved allegations that during an inspection of her salon, T S Nail Design in Hyde Park, credo blades were found on the premises and there was a lack of sterilization of tools, including but not limited to files and buffers.

Ngoc A. Nguyen, Orleans

Nguyen, a manicurist and manicuring salon operator, entered into a consent agreement with the Board agreeing to pay a $1,100 fine and serve a one-year period of probation. The consent agreement resolved allegations that during an inspection of Nguyen’s salon, Fancy Nails in Orleans, there were two unlicensed individuals providing manicuring services to customers and there was a dog on the premises.

Thuy Dung Thi Tang, Quincy

By Final Decision and Order by Default, the Board revoked Tang’s right to renew her aesthetician license. The Board found Tang had obtained her aesthetician license in 2008 through the use of fraudulent documentation.

Jennifer M. Tropeano, Waltham

By Final Decision and Order by Default, the Board revoked Tropeano’s right to renew her three cosmetology licenses. The Board found Tropeano operated Timeless Tanning Day Spa, which at the time was located in Waltham, as a cosmetology salon without a proper license.

Douglas Parnell, d/b/a Couture Hair by DNA, Mattapan

By Final Decision and Order by Default, the Board revoked Parnell’s license to operate a cosmetology salon. The Board found there was no occupancy permit for the salon and there was alcohol in the salon.

Stephanie J. Aguillard, Chestnut Hill

By Final Decision and Order by Default, the Board revoked Aguillard’s license to operate a cosmetology salon. The Board found Aguillard employed unlicensed cosmetologists, allowed cosmetologists to work without proper supervision, and operated with unsanitary conditions in violation of Board rules and regulations.

Cheryl Gomes, Wareham

By Final Decision and Order by Default, the Board ordered Gomes to pay a fine of $1,000 within 30 days of the date of the decision. Further, the Board will not consider granting any licenses to Gomes prior to her payment in full of the above penalty. The Board found Gomes was engaging in or attempting to engage in the unlicensed practice of cosmetology.

Paul Finklestein, Taunton

By Final Decision and Order by Default, the Board revoked Finklestein’s license to operate a cosmetology salon. The Board found Finklestein failed to provide cosmetology services without a licensed cosmetologist on the premises during an inspection of Trade Secret in Taunton.

The cosmetology profession includes hairdressers, manicurists, and aestheticians. All these professionals work closely with the public and are regulated by the Board of Registration of Cosmetology. The Board also sets the curricula requirements and regulates the schools that train candidates in these occupations. The Board protects the health and safety of the public by maintaining high standards for the industry. The Board currently licenses approximately 74,792 individuals, salons and schools in the cosmetology profession.

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure’s web site at www.mass.gov/dpl 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.