Abu Dhabi beauty salons face action for hygiene breaches

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Seven beauty parlours operating in Abu Dhabi face legal action for falling short of hygience standards, according to authorities.

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality said in a statement carried by state news agency WAM the beauty parlours in question have been referred to court for further legal action.

The move follows a series of inspections to crackdown on salons in Khalifa City and Mohammed bin Zayed City, WAM reported without naming any of the offending establishments.

It said that during the inspection campaign, five violations were registered and 78 packets of cosmetics and herbal mixtures were seized as they "pose danger to users".

The confiscated materials included beauty creams, fragrance sprays, hair fixers, expired materials, body care products, shoddy cosmetics, hair dyes and bath oils.

The municipality said that beauty parlours and hairdressing salons had generally shown a great deal of compliance with rules and regulations, evidenced by the downward trend of offences and warnings given compared to previous years.

The municipality also warned against the use ear candles, which it said may harm the eardrum and cause ear canal inflammation.

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Ear candling, which is classified as alternative medicine therapy, is banned in women beauty salons and must only be used by specialised medical clinics, it added.

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