As we searched through the Texas Department of Regulation and Licensing, we discovered another much-cited element of Kerrville’s business offerings — nail salons. And a lot of our nail salons were careless and sloppy in 2022.
TDLR investigators issued fines to five nail salons for not properly sanitizing whirlpool foot baths before customers used them. In August, JT Nails Spa, 810 Sidney Baker St., was fined more than $2,600 for not keeping the whirlpool spas clean. In all instances, TDLR’s citations featured the following finding: “Respondent failed to follow whirlpool foot spas cleaning and sanitization procedures as required daily, bi-weekly, and before use by each patron.”
The others fined were:
Lux Nails, 922 Junction Highway, was fined $1,500 in December.
Lavender Nails and Spa, 1225 Bandera Highway, was fined $1,000 in October.
Amy’s Nails and Spa, 519 Junction Highway, was fined $2,250 in August.
Pearl Nails, LLC, 201 Water St., was fined $1,875 in April.
The TDLR website indicates that the violation — at least in the case of Amy’s and JT’s Nails — are among the most serious of the violations — a Class F fine. Each salon has a long list of sanitary practices to maintain, and the TDLR website specifically addresses foot baths and whirlpools with how-to videos on proper cleaning. Those videos are also made available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.