Nail salon owner hit with £5000 fine

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The owner of a Mansfield nail salon has been fined after inappropriate equipment was used on a customer.

Dong Thi Le (29), owner of American Nails, Regent Street in Mansfield, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on On 6th March.

The breach occurred in March 2013 when a member of staff used an electric nail file on a customer’s natural nail, which is against guidelines for the Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA). This led to an infection of the customer’s middle finger.

 

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