Al Ain salons warned against unhygienic practices

Abu Dhabi - They issued 522 violations and warnings over 16,000 inspection visits to salons, beauty parlours and laundries so far in 2017


Ismail Sebugwaawo

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Published: Wed 30 Aug 2017, 10:54 PM

Last updated: Thu 31 Aug 2017, 12:56 AM

The Al Ain Municipality has stepped up measures to control violations at salons and beauty parlours ahead of Eid Al Adha holidays.
The public health department said all salons have been put under a strict monitoring regime to ensure healthy environment for customers during Eid holiday.
The authorities have warned that beauty salons should avoid the use of expired cosmetics and other unhygienic practices and that fines will be imposed on the salons found breaking the health and safety rules. Women have also been advised to be more vigilant and to contact authorities in case of a physical harm caused by beauty treatment or makeup.
The municipality officials said they have issued 522 violations and warnings during the 16,000 inspection visits on salons, beauty parlours and laundries over the first six months of 2017.
Among the main violations spotted by the inspectors included salons found with large quantities of expired substances, use of expired cosmetic products and bad henna, poor hygiene in the facilities, dysfunctional sterilising equipment, using invalid shaving equipment, lack of compliance with the uniform and personal protective equipment, using non-sterilised/soiled towels, and the lack of periodic maintenance of the facilities.
Fines of up to Dh5,000 were imposed on the errant salon owners while others were referred to courts for flouting laws. Authorities said using fake and expired cosmetic products, blended black henna and other herbals on customers is very dangerous.
"Such products are harmful to women's bodies and can trigger severe allergic reactions," said municipal officials.
The municipality said they are conducting educative drives among salon owners to ensure their adherence to laws and promote hygiene. During the awareness drives, hair dressers are taught on the sterilisation of floors, caring for personal hygiene in terms of clipping nails, shaving the beard, maintaining a decent appearance, and donning a white dress.
The officials also cautioned both the staff and visitors on the risks associated with the use of outlawed materials in the salons.
The awareness drives also highlight the health risks associated with the use of bad cosmetic products and other materials on women.
Salons have also been warned against using fake black henna on women during the Eid holiday.

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