State officials have scheduled a hearing next week for the owner and workers of a Waterloo salon which inspectors have cited for “unsanitary” conditions. Salon Elite in Waterloo was inspected in early February.
The salon has been charged with failing to properly clean a pedicure spa and for throwing used nail files and buffers into the same container with the clean ones. The salon is owned by one of the women who works in the establishment.
More than half a dozen other women rent space and work in the salon. Inspectors cited one woman for drinking on the job — information the worker posted on her Facebook account. The list of charges also includes failure to sweep up hair after cuts, plus failing to put combs into disinfectant.
One worker was using a diluted solution; another was just putting combs in water after using the combs on customers. The charges are posted online and a hearing has been scheduled for January 5th, although the salon and its workers could reach a settlement with state officials beforehand.