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Beauty salon's ugly business practices

Published Monday, 19 November 2012

A beauty salon has been fined by magistrates after being found guilty of offering beauty treatments without a licence.

Strawberry Glow Limited, which trades as Fakin It in Cockfosters Road , EN4 , was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £1,068 costs at Enfield Magistrates Court on 8 November as well as a £15 victim surcharge.

The court heard that Enfield Council's Licensing enforcement Team had repeatedly warned the business that it required a special treatments licence if it wanted to provide services such as manicures  and massage but were ignored. After a final warning a Licensing enforcement officer carried out a test purchase of a manicure at the shop in February and after the treatment was provided, proceeded to prosecute the business.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "This is a sad case where we have been forced to prosecute a business which has wilfully refused to take the required steps to operate legally despite plenty of warnings and invitations to do so.

"This fine sends out a strong message that businesses need to be properly licensed if they wish to operate in Enfield so we can ensure they operate safely and legally or we'll take the appropriate action against them.

"We expect this company to now comply with the law and seek a licence or we'll consider taking further action to ensure they comply."

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