ABU DHABI // Municipality inspectors have seized unlicensed medical equipment and expired cosmetics during inspections of beauty salons.
Over four days in Ramadan and Eid, workers for the public health division visited 144 salons.
Khalifa Al Rumaithi, director of the municipality’s department, said that the inspectors were checking for cleanliness and use of any banned products.
They were also “following up warnings to ensure that the beauty centres and salons that had been served with previous warnings have made corrective actions as appropriate,” Mr Al Rumaithi said.
He said three pieces of medical equipment that were being used to provide unlicensed treatments were seized, as well as 444 bottles of expired hair dyes.
Mr Al Rumaithi said that the municipality would continue to be vigilant to stop the use of such products.
“This will eventually improve the standards of security, safety and public health of visitors of these centres,” he said.
He said the number of offences committed by these salons had decreased over the years.
During the last round of inspections, only five offences were recorded and two warnings issued, Mr Al Rumaithi said
“This is a testament to the success of the education and awareness campaigns launched by the municipality ... as well as the conditions and standards for practising these professions,” he said.