So How Healthy Are Guelph’s Nail Salons and Beauty Shops?

As you may know, Guelph Politico does a twice-a-month feature called “Mangez!” which scours the results of the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health website for the latest results on the health inspections at local eateries, bars, and grocery stores. But in the wake of dangerous health conditions found at a Stone Road nail salon, perhaps the time has come to expand our investigations into the health conditions at other local establishments.

To start with, nail salons in Guelph are categorized as “Aesthetics, non-invasive,” as are most barber shops, beauty shops, and spas. Other aesthetic businesses are labelled “invasive”, which means that they do minor non-surgical medical procedures like skin treatments. Like restaurants and stores, Guelph’s aesthetics businesses are regularly inspected, but on an annual basis instead of the twice-annual inspection of food-based businesses.

Of course, if there’s an issue, you don’t have to wait until that businesses annual inspection to have something addressed. When a customer makes a complaint, public health performs a “complaint investigation.”

When inspectors for public health check out a salon or beauty shop, they’re looking for a variety of things. They’re checking for the cleaning and disinfection of reusable instruments, the proper disposal of single-use items like nail files, and the safe disposal of sharp objects. They’re also looking for the sterilization of instruments and jewelry used for piercing, good hand hygiene, and the general cleanliness of the business. And obviously, they’re also looking for the management of blood-borne exposures, and methods for preventing illness.

Having said that, there are some salons that have had a perfect record of inspection (so far).

NO HISTORY OF INFRACTIONS

Aarti’s Beauty Salon, 95 Woodland Glen Dr – September 16, 2019
Ali’s Place Aesthetics, 175 London Rd – March 11, 2019
Anne’s Mobile Esthetics, Mobile Facility – October 30, 2019
Aromatic Wholistic Health Spa by Valentina, 343 Waterloo Ave – May 9, 2019
Bare Essentials Waxing & Laser Inc., B-86 Gordon St – September 4, 2019
Bare Skin Body Works, 201-199 Victoria Rd S – March 14, 2019
Be U Nails, 101-64 Frederick Dr – January 14, 2020
Beauty by Maura W, 176 Alma St N – July 8, 2019
Bellissima by Gloria, 315 Woolwich St – September 4, 2019
Bisson Dentistry, 199 Woolwich St – May 23, 2019
Caring Touch, 47 Old Colony Trail – July 3, 2019
Changes Day Spa, 40 Washburn Ave – December 16, 2019
Divine Spa and Holistic Services, 38 McGarr Crt – September 13, 2019
Dr. Nails II, 219 Eramosa Rd – August 12, 2019
Esthetics by Jocelyn, 926 Paisley Rd – October 18, 2019
Fabutan, 5-374 Speedvale Ave E – November 26, 2019
First Choice Haircutters, J2-158 Clair Rd E – February 10, 2020
First Choice Haircutters, 12-995 Paisley Rd – February 3, 2020
Hanna’s Nail Bar, 2B-650 Scottsdale Dr – October 23, 2019
Holistic Beauty Bar, 18 Wilson St – October 22, 2019
Hush Lash Studio, 35 Harvard Rd – March 13, 2019
John F Ross C.V.I. – Cosmetology, 21 Meyer Dr – October 10, 2019
Juliette’s Place Esthetics, 381 Woolwich St – May 2, 2019
Keep in Touch Studio, 308-30 Wyndham St N – September 16, 2019
Le Petite Spa, 30 Baker St – August 27, 2019
Lina Hairstyling, 7 Penni Pl – June 17, 2019
MAC Cosmetics, 435 Stone Rd W – June 27, 2019
Marilyn’s Hair Design, 4-715 Wellington St W – August 14, 2019
Midnight Sun, 7-292 Stone Rd W – January 17, 2020
Natural Glo and Go, 32-35 Mountford Dr – May 17, 2019
Polish ‘Em Aesthetics, 147 Wyndham St N – September 20, 2019
Principessa Aesthetics, 511 Edinburgh Rd S – April 18, 2019
Regina’s Aesthetics, 26 Wilson St – May 7, 2019
Shoppers Drug Mart, 7 Clair Rd W – July 16, 2019
Shoppers Drug Mart, 104 Silvercreek Pkwy N – February 19, 2019
Shoppers Drug Mart, 435 Stone Rd W – March 14, 2019
Spa Wellness by Tamara, 23 Suffolk St E – May 3, 2019
Studio Esthetics, 145 Gosling Gardens – October 3, 2019
Sugar Spa, 7461 Conservation Rd – May 14, 2019
Wilder Lashes, 5 Darnell Rd – May 1, 2019
Woodside Holistic Skin Therapies, 58 Woodside Rd – November 25, 2019

Getting into salons that have previously been cited by public health, you notice that at there are at least a couple of recurring infractions: “Ensure all equipment is maintained in good repair and sanitary condition” and “Reusable non-critical and semi-critical equipment is disinfected prior to reuse.” Although they’re technically classified as “Critical” infractions, it seems like these are areas that routinely get overlooked perhaps because of the usual rush of doing buiness. Taken another way, these repeated charges may also point to a general carelessness that potentially leads to bigger health issues later.

RECENT INFRACTIONS

Arpie’s, 1952 Gordon St – June 3, 2019 (1 Critical)

Ensure all sharps are disposed of in a sharps container located in close proximity to where the service is provided and immediately after use; Provide an approved sharps container
***Total Lifetime infractions: 7 Critical and 3 Non-critical in five inspections.

Ashby Grove Barbershop, 232-435 Stone Rd W – April 8, 2019 (1 Critical)

There is a dedicated hand wash sink equipped with required supplies
***Total Lifetime infractions: 4 Critical and 7 Non-critical in four inspections.

Cynd’s Salon Hair and Nails, 10 Hasler Cres – June 4, 2019 (1 Critical)

Ensure all equipment is maintained in good repair and sanitary condition
***Total Lifetime infractions: 1 Critical and 1 Non-critical in five inspections.

First Choice Haircutters, 370 Stone Rd W – February 4, 2020 (1 Critical)

Reusable non-critical and semi-critical equipment is disinfected prior to reuse
***Total Lifetime infractions: 1 Critical and 2 Non-critical in six inspections.

Fusion Hair Studio, 1460 Gordon St – April 18, 2019 (2 Critical)

General principles for equipment cleaning are followed onsite
Reusable non-critical and semi-critical equipment is disinfected prior to reuse
***Total Lifetime infractions: 2 Critical and 2 Non-critical in five inspections.

Gioia Beauty Bar and Spa, 20 Clair Rd W – October 1, 2019 (3 Critical)

General principles for equipment cleaning are followed onsite
Reusable non-critical and semi-critical equipment is disinfected prior to reuse
Single use equipment/instruments used onsite are discarded after each use
***Total Lifetime infractions: 10 Critical and 1 Non-critical in six inspections.

Harvard Nails and Spa, 20-35 Harvard Rd – September 4, 2019 (1 Critical)

Single use equipment/instruments used onsite are discarded after each use
***Total Lifetime infractions: 16 Critical and 5 Non-critical in eight inspections.

JC’s Hair Design, 2-380 Eramosa Rd – August 27, 2019 (1 Critical)

General principles for equipment cleaning are followed onsite
***Total Lifetime infractions: 7 Critical and 8 Non-critical in six inspections.

JD Nails Salon & Spa, 218 Silvercreek Pky N – April 16, 2019 (1 Critical)

Dispose of all single use equipment/instruments after each use
***Total Lifetime infractions: 5 Critical and 1 Non-critical in five inspections.

Lux Hair Studio, C-169 Woolwich St – May 22, 2019 (1 Critical)

Ensure all equipment is maintained in good repair and sanitary condition
***This is the only infraction, critical or non-critical, in five inspections.

M.B. Beauty Laser Clinic and Spa, 545 Speedvale Ave E – February 11, 2020 (1 Critical)

Ensure 70-90 per cent alcohol disinfectant is discarded after each use. Do not re-use.
***This is the only infraction, critical or non-critical, in four inspections.

Mumtaz Beauty Salon, A4-320 Eastview Rd – May 8, 2019 (1 Critical)

Single use equipment/instruments must not be reused or reprocessed
***This is the only infraction, critical or non-critical, in two inspections.

Nails Innovation, 23-328 Speedvale Ave E – May 14, 2019 (4 Critical)

Provide a method of hand drying that uses single service products for hand drying or hot air dryer at the hand wash sink
There is a dedicated cleaning sink onsite for cleaning reusable equipment
Use a clean, single use applicator to dispense products. Do not double dip
Complete high level disinfection records are maintained onsite
***Total Lifetime infractions: 7 Critical and 1 Non-critical in seven inspections.

Nice One Nails, 102-5 Woodlawn Rd W – March 6, 2020 (1 Critical)

Single use equipment/instruments used onsite are discarded after each use
***Total Lifetime infractions: 15 Critical and 3 Non-critical in nine inspections.

P&M Cure Nails, D-23 Victoria Rd N – August 1, 2019 (1 Critical)

Single use equipment/instruments used onsite are discarded after each use
***Total Lifetime infractions: 8 Critical and 1 Non-critical in eight inspections.

Riverstone Spa and Salon (Village of Arbour Trails), 32 Bayberry Dr – March 5, 2019 (1 Critical)

Single use equipment/instruments must not be reused or reprocessed
***This is the only inspection done for this site.

Royal on Gordon Hair Salon by JC’s Hair Design, 1691 Gordon St – October 24, 2019 (1 Critical)

Ensure live birds and animals, other than service animals, are not permitted in the personal service setting
***Total Lifetime infractions: 4 Critical and 3 Non-critical in five inspections.

Salon Butterfly, 102-150 Wellington St E – July 12, 2019 (3 Critical)

General principles for equipment cleaning are followed onsite
Ensure reusable equipment is fully immersed in the disinfectant
Every person who provides personal services onsite practices good personal hygiene
***Total Lifetime infractions: 6 Critical and 5 Non-critical in six inspections.

Sona Sharma, 61 Castlebury Dr – July 2, 2019 (1 Critical)

Discard rusted equipment
***This is the only infraction, critical or non-critical, in five inspections.

Trade Secrets, 435 Stone Rd W – March 18, 2019 (2 Critical)

Reusable equipment must be cleaned using friction and detergent after each use and before disinfection or sterilization and following manufacturer’s instructions (if applicable)
Reusable non-critical and semi-critical equipment is disinfected prior to reuse
***These are the only infractions, critical or non-critical, in six inspections.

Tranquil Hair and Body Solutions, 7-926 Paisley Rd – May 17, 2019 (1 Critical)

Complete high level disinfection records are maintained onsite
***Total Lifetime infractions: 4 Critical and 2 Non-critical in seven inspections.

Victoria’s Nail Salon, 6A-304 Stone Rd W – March 2, 2020 (1 Critical)

Ensure floors, walls, fixtures and furniture are in good repair, are easily cleanable and are made of smooth and impermeable material
***Total Lifetime infractions: 36 Critical and 11 Non-critical in 18 inspections.

Vivian Nails, 9 Municipal St – January 14, 2020 (1 Critical)

Reusable non-critical and semi-critical equipment is disinfected prior to reuse
***Total Lifetime infractions: 8 Critical and 1 Non-critical in seven inspections.

LIFETIME INFRACTIONS

(These salons passed their last inspection, but they have a sometimes long history of being cited by public health for major or minor infractions.)

Acqua Salon, 30 Quebec St – November 28, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 3 Critical and 2 Non-critical in six inspections.

Alex Hair Stylist, 31 Macdonell St – April 30, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 1 Critical and 2 Non-critical in five inspections.

Aqua Nails & Spa, 7-995 Paisley Rd – July 25, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 5 Critical and 2 Non-critical in 11 inspections.

Boujee Beauty Boutique, 10 Carden St – April 3, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 1 Critical and two inspections.

Caribbean Experience Aesthetics and Spa, 5-20 Stevenson St S – May 7, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 1 Critical and two inspections.

Christine’s, 114 Harris St – January 17, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 1 Non-critical in five inspections.

Classical Aesthetics, 115 Downey Rd – July 2, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 2 Non-critical in six inspections.

College Heights Secondary School Cosmetology, 371 College Ave W – October 28, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 2 Critical and 4 Non-critical in six inspections.

DMB Style, 298 Woolwich St – October 22, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 1 Non-critical in two inspections.

The Elliott Community, 170 Metcalfe St – January 21, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 1 Critical and 1 Non-critical in five inspections.

First Choice Haircutters, 265 Eramosa Rd – May 13, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 7 Critical and 4 Non-critical in six inspections.

First Choice Haircutters, 119 Silvercreek Pky N – May 31, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 2 Critical and 4 Non-critical in six inspections.

First Choice Haircutters, 666 Woolwich St – February 4, 2020
***Total Lifetime infractions: 2 Critical and 2 Non-critical in six inspections.

Fresh Salon & Spa by Hollys, 4-170 Silvercreek Pky N – August 30, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 3 Critical and 3 Non-critical in five inspections.

Hair Razors, 16-570 Kortright Rd W – February 4, 2020
***Total Lifetime infractions: 1 Critical and 2 Non-critical in six inspections.

Home Spa, 66 Creighton Ave – April 1, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 1 Critical in five inspections.

Hush Salon and Spa Inc, 340 Woolwich St – September 20, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 5 Critical and 4 Non-critical in seven inspections.

Julia’s Nail Salon, 2-27 Woodlawn Rd W – June 25, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 11 Critical and 4 Non-critical in seven inspections.

L.A. Nails, 23 Wellington St E – August 20, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 2 Critical in seven inspections.

Lena’s Nails, 158 Clair Rd E – December 10, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 10 Critical and 3 Non-critical in 8 inspections.

Liquid Salon, 87 Macdonell St – August 19, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 1 Non-critical in five inspections.

Lux Nails Spa, 987 Gordon St – July 15, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 1 Critical in three inspections.

Lynn’s Nails, 5 Speedvale Ave E – May 8, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 7 Critical and 3 Non-critical in seven inspections.

Maria’s Aesthetics, 59 Periwinkle Way – May 14, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 1 Critical in five inspections.

Mary Nails, 5-1027 Gordon St – April 15, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 8 Critical and 1 Non-critical in eight inspections.

Mickey Nail Spa, 73 Willow Rd May 10, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 2 Critical and 1 Non-critical in six inspections.

Modo Yoga Guelph, 78 Norfolk St – November 26, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 1 Non-critical in six inspections.

Nails for You, Z5-435 Stone Rd W – July 16, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 15 Critical and 6 Non-critical in 10 inspections.

Neetu’s Herbal Salon, 40 Westra Dr – June 10, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 2 Critical in five inspections.

Patty’s Hair Studio, 53 Shackleton Dr – June 24, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 1 Critical in five inspections.

Popular Nails, 130 Silvercreek Pky N – March 19, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 30 Critical and 15 Non-critical in 11 inspections.

Regal Nails Salon and Spa, 11 Woodlawn Rd W – June 18, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 8 Critical and 2 Non-critical in seven inspections.

Rose Beauty Care, 4 Rooke Court – August 2, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 1 Critical in five inspections.

Salon 160, 160 Woolwich St – August 13, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 1 Critical and 2 Non-critical in five inspections.

Salon Butterfly, 254 Edinburgh Rd S – May 28, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 5 Critical and 8 Non-critical in six inspections.

Shelley Brousseau Hairstylist, 503 Eramosa Rd – July 4, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 2 Critical and 1 Non-critical in seven inspections.

Shoppers Drug Mart, 375 Eramosa Rd – May 3, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 1 Critical and 3 Non-critical in five inspections.

Shoppers Drug Mart, 615 Scottsdale Dr – August 13, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 1 Non-critical in six inspections.

Skin Care Plus, 285 Edinburgh Rd S – September 12, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 1 Critical in five inspections.

Styler’s Inc, 350 Eramosa Rd – April 2, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 4 Critical and 6 Non-critical in six inspections.

The Ten Spot, 19 Quebec St – July 15, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 4 Critical and 2 Non-critical in six inspections.

Valentini Hair Design, 259 Woolwich St – July 31, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 3 Critical in five inspections.

Winnie Duyen Cao Hair Salon & Spa, 4-240 Silvercreek Pky N – August 30, 2019
***Total Lifetime infractions: 9 Critical and 3 Non-critical in five inspections.

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