Forty-five warnings have been issued to hair salons and beauty parlours in Abu Dhabi as part of an inspection campaign.
The City Municipal Centre at Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) said it has seized 1,046 packs of outlawed and expired materials, and issued eight judicial injunctions to offenders.
The ongoing inspection campaigns aims to raise standards in salons by detecting and seizing any illegal or unlicensed materials, state news agency WAM reported.
The inspection campaigns covered men’s salons, ladies beauty centres, children's salons, outlets selling cosmetics, and ladies gyms.
A total of 686 stores were visited during which the municipality seized 1,046 materials, such as black henna and Chinese henna, WAM added.
Inspectors detected several violations relating to poor hygiene, using expired items, and failure to clean and sterilise equipment, as well as the poor storage and dispensation of hair care products.
Verbal warnings are served to beauty parlours in case of the failure to comply with hygiene conditions, lack of general maintenance, and inadequate cleaning of facilities.
Before serving any offence, violators are offered a grace period to comply with rules and regulations.
In the case of detecting expired materials, poor storage of items, the use of prohibited items or offering remedial services without an official permit, offenders will be served with immediate tickets or injunctions where judicial authorities will decide the amount of fine.
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