For Immediate Release - June 24, 2014

Cosmetology Board Announces Enforcement Actions

MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF REGISTRATION OF COSMETOLOGY ANNOUNCES ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS

 

BOSTON – The Board of Registration of Cosmetology (“the Board”) today announced disciplinary action against the following individuals:

Eulette Archer, Dorchester:  The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Archer, revoking all of Archer’s cosmetology licenses as well as her right to renew any lapsed licenses. A review by the Board found that Archer had continued to practice as a cosmetologist and operate Styles By Eulette in Dorchester as a cosmetology booth shop, after both licenses had been revoked by the Board.

Donald W. Bellan, Jamaica Plain:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Bellan resolving allegations that he was operating his shop, Sculpture Hair Studio in Nedham, with an expired license. Under the terms of the agreement, Bellan agreed to pay an $800 fine and have his cosmetology licenses placed on probation for a period of one year.

Myin Chang, Quincy:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Chang, resolving allegations that he offered and conducted an aesthetic course at his school, Ali May Aesthetic Academy in Quincy, without prior approval from the Board. Under the terms of the agreement, Chang agreed to pay a $100 fine. 

Joseph M. Dalton, Attleboro: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Dalton resolving allegations related to the operation of his salon, Soho Hair Design in North Attleboro. During an inspection of the salon, a Board inspector found a lack of supervision as well as an unlicensed employee. Under the terms of the agreement, Dalton agreed to pay a $200 fine and to have his license placed on probation for a period of one year.

Jennifer L. Delorge, North Oxford: The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Delorge, revoking her cosmetology licenses. A review by the Board found Delorge failed to pay a fine issued during an inspection of her shop, Regis Salon in Auburn, during which a Board investigator found that she was providing cosmetology services without the proper supervision.

Lindsy Fralick, Brockton: The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Fralick revoking her cosmetology license, as well as the right to renew any lapsed licenses. A review by the Board found that Fralick practiced cosmetology at Mastercuts in Brockton without holding a current, personal license and that she failed to pay or contest a fine issued by the Board.

Ibrahim Hassan, Quincy: The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Hassan, revoking his license to operate a manicuring shop as well as his right to renew any lapsed licenses. A review by the Board found that Mr. Hassan failed to pay a fine issued during an inspection of his salon, NT Nails in Newton, during which a Board investigator discovered numerous violations, including the lack of an aesthetic license, that at least one individual was displaying and working with an expired license, and the presence of unsanitary or unsterilized tools including files and buffers.

Harold Irving, Wareham:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Irving resolving allegations that he operated a salon, Gone Hollywood Hair Design in Wareham, with an expired salon license. Under the terms of the agreement, Irving agreed to pay a $100 fine.

Morgan Johnson, Marion: The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Johnson, revoking her cosmetology license and ordering her to cease operating as a cosmetologist. A review by the Board found that Johnson was renting a booth at Hair & Body Solution in Rochester without holding the proper license in violation of board regulations.

Chi Chi Kern, North Attleboro: The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Kern revoking her cosmetology licenses. A review by the Board uncovered numerous violations during an inspection of her salon, Chi Chi’s Day Spa in North Attleboro, including unsanitary conditions, evidence of living quarters on the premises, and waxing equipment that was not permitted for use under the licenses held by Kern.

Bethany Lambert, Fall River: The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Lambert, after a review found that she was offering unlicensed aesthetician services. Under the terms of the decision, Lambert was fined $1,000. 

Tien D. Le, Attleboro: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Le resolving allegations related to the operation of his salon, T & T Nail Salon in Attleboro. During an inspection, a Board inspector found several violations that included: an expired salon license; that aesthetic services beyond the scope of his license were being offered; the presence of tools not approved by the Board; unsanitary conditions; and that food was prepared on the premises in violation of Board statutes and regulations. Under the terms of the agreement, Le agreed to pay a $1,500 fine and to have his cosmetology licenses placed on probation for a period of two years.

Marcia Lucio, Malden:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Lucio, resolving allegations related to the operation of her salon, Marcia’s Beauty Place in Malden. A review by the Board found that Lucio held an expired license and had allowed employees to provide cosmetology services without the proper supervision. Additionally, the Board found that makeup equipment and tools in the salon had not been properly sterilized. Under the terms of the agreement, Lucio paid a $1,100 fine and agreed to have her registered cosmetologist license and cosmetology booth renter license placed on probation for two years.

Jody L. Melo, Rehoboth: The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Melo revoking her license to operate a cosmetology booth renter shop. A review by the Board found that Melo was operating her booth renter shop, Ultimate Body Bronzing in Fall River, with a lapsed license.

Camtu T. Nguyen, Dorchester:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Nguyen resolving allegations that she submitted an application for a Type-1 cosmetology license contained inaccurate information. A review by the Board found that Nguyen’s application containing an affidavit from her employer stating that Nguyen obtained the required two years of supervised experience working at Kim’s Nails and Skin Care in Newton, during a time when the salon’s license was expired. Under the terms of the agreement, Nguyen agreed to the revocation of her Type-1 license.

Kimmy Nguyen, Dorchester:  The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Nguyen, revoking her cosmetology license as well as the right to renew any lapsed licenses. A review by the Board found that Nguyen was operating Gala Nails in Jamaica Plain without the proper license.

Kristin T. Nguyen, Brockton:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Nguyen, resolving allegations related to her employment at Star Nails Spa or Star Beauty Corp. in South Easton. A review by the Board found that Nguyen performed a bikini wax for a customer that caused a tear in the skin and bleeding. Under the terms of the agreement, Nguyen agreed to pay a $100 fine and also placed her cosmetology license on probation for a period of one year.

Raysa Y. Pena, South Boston: The Board entered into a final decision and order by default against Pena, revoking her cosmetology license. A review by the Board found that Pena failed to pay a fine issued during an inspection of Persona Studio for Hair in Boston, after a Board inspector found that Pena was operating with an expired license. 

Jasmine Pham, Wayland:  The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Pham, revoking her cosmetology salon license as well as the right to renew any lapsed licenses. A review by the Board found that Pham was operating Salon d’Elegance in Wayland without holding a manicuring shop license, and that an employee of the salon was providing unlicensed manicuring services.

Ginger Rayner, New Bedford:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Rayner, resolving allegations that she operated an unlicensed cosmetology salon in New Bedford. Under the terms of the agreement, Rayner agreed to pay a $100 fine.

Maria S. Rodrigues, Fall River: The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Rodrigues, revoking her right to renew her lapsed cosmetology license.  A review by the Board found that Rodrigues was providing cosmetology services without a shop license and that she was displaying an expired license for her shop, Hair Creations, in Fall River.

Anthony Son, Hadley: The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Son revoking his cosmetology license, as well as the right to renew his license. A review by the Board found that Son offered cosmetology services at his salon, Nail Pro in Hadley, that fell outside the scope of his manicuring license. 

Debra Tarshi, Andover:  The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Tarshi revoking her cosmetology licenses, as well as the right to renew her licenses. A review by the Board found that Tarshi continued to operate her salon, Main Street Salon in Andover, after the Board revoked her salon license in 2010.

Thanh To, Dorchester: The Board entered into a consent agreement with To resolving allegations that she provided inaccurate information on her application for an aesthetician license. A review by the Board found that To fraudulently stated on her application that no prior disciplinary action had been taken against any of her licenses. Under the terms of the agreement, To agreed to pay a $100 fine and to have her registered aesthetician and registered manicurist licenses placed on probation for a period of two years.

Jorge A. Torres, Lowell:  The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Torres, after a review found that he was operating an unlicensed cosmetology shop, J Smooth Salon, in Lowell. Under the terms of the decision, Torres was fined $1,000.

Ha T. Tran, Belmont:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Tran resolving allegations related to the operation of her salon, Kathy’s Nails in Belmont. During an inspection, a Board inspector found unsanitary conditions in the salon, that Tran was employing unlicensed individuals, and that she was operating outside the scope of her license. Under the terms of the agreement, Tran agreed to pay a $1,200 fine, close her shop for three days, and to have her licenses placed on probation for a period of two years.

Khanh Tran, Vineyard Haven: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Tran, resolving allegations related to the operation of his salon, Hollywood Nails in Vineyard Haven. A review by the Board found that Tran was operating the salon with an expired license and that a Board investigator had found that he had failed to properly sterilize tools and that they were being re-used. Under the terms of the agreement, Tran agreed to pay a $3,000 fine, to a one week suspension of his salon license, and to have the license placed on probation for a period of two years.

Phuong H. Vo, Auburndale: The Board entered a final decision and order against Vo, fining her $1,000 and placing her cosmetology licenses on probation for a period of two years. A review by the Board found that Vo was performing manicuring services at her salon, Queen’s Nails in Auburndale, after she had voluntarily surrendered her license in order to resolve allegations that she had fraudulently obtained the license.

Thuy Thi Thu Vu, Quincy and Dorchester: The Board entered a final decision and order by default against Vu, after a review by the Board found that she was operating two unlicensed cosmetology salons, Angel Nails and Spa in Canton and Lovely Nails in Needham. During two separate inspections of the salons, Vu, who does not hold a valid cosmetology license, presented a license issued to another individual. Under the terms of the decision, Vu was fined $1,000.

The cosmetology profession includes hairdressers, manicurists, and aestheticians. All of these professionals work closely with the public and are regulated by the Board of Registration of Cosmetologists, which seeks to protect the health and safety of the public by maintaining high standards for the industry. The Board also sets the curricula requirements and regulates the schools which train candidates in these occupations. There are approximately 74,000 individuals, salons, and schools currently licensed to practice in the cosmetology profession in Massachusetts.

The Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) 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 370,000 licensees in trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 boards of registration. DPL also licenses and regulates private occupational schools.

Consumers are urged to visit the DPL's website 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.  Follow DPL on Twitter @MassDPL.

The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation is committed to protecting consumers through consumer advocacy and education, and also works to ensure that the businesses its agencies regulate treat all Massachusetts consumers fairly. Follow the Office at its blog, on Facebook and on Twitter @Mass_Consumer

 

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