NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There is a new push to create a letter-grading system for cosmetology businesses in the city.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and other officials unveiled a legislative package Wednesday aimed at cracking down on dirty salons and spas, CBS2’s Ilana Gold reported.
The letter-grading, much like for restaurants, would affect nail salons, spas, barber shops, beauty parlors and similar businesses throughout the five boroughs.
The businesses would be graded based on cleanliness, safety, ventilation and other issues.
“If you’re walking into a place, it’d be nice to know what to expect when you go inside,” salon customer Jordan Brocato said.
Specific details of the legislation still need to be worked out, but backers tell CBS2 inspectors would make sure all equipment gets sanitized between clients, that workers use new nail files and razors for each customers and that all employees have licenses.
“That they’re not going to get something that they didn’t bargain for, which is a staph infection or hepatitis or some other infection,” Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell.