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Nail and hair salons fined after failed inspections

Each month, NBC 4 Investigator Tom Sussi goes through complaints and inspections in which the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board takes action.

In each case this month, the Board fined the business and/or operator.

At Salon Lofts, inspectors found brushes at the facility were definitely not Up To Code. Pictures provided to us by the Board show three brushes covered with matted strands of human hair. In their report, the inspector wrote the brushes were "very contaminated." Inspectors said the brushes belong to a hair stylist who rented a station at the business.

Over at Newkirk Spa at The Inn, 116 Pearl Street, Granville, inspectors discovered used emery boards in what's supposed to be sterile surgical pouches, and "many used foot files."

Inspectors also found a bottle of household cleaner that had been used to clean and disinfect combs and brushes. State law requires salons use hospital-grade disinfectant.

At New Nails, 9735 Johnstown Road, New Albany, inspectors followed up on a complaint the salon "has dirty equipment" and is "using the same towel over and over."

The owner told Sussi they don't reuse instruments on their customers. "No, sir, we never reuse anything for the pedicures. No."

Inspectors fined the salon $250 for not properly cleaning and sanitizing its instruments.

Inspectors also called out the following businesses for using unlicensed nail techs: Angel Nails By Triny. 100 Polaris Parkway, Westerville, and Modern Nails, 1635 River Valley Mall, Lancaster.


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