- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota officials have shut down for good a nail salon after inspectors found unlicensed workers and safety and sanitary violations.

The South Dakota Cosmetology Commission has permanently revoked the license of #1 Nails Salon in Sioux Falls. The salon was owned and operated by Ngoc Lan Thi Nguyen.

Department of Labor and Regulations officials say Nguyen was ordered to take a safety and sanitation course stemming from a 2013 violation. A follow-up investigation uncovered dirty jet covers, used buffers, and unsanitary bottles, utensils and trays.

Officials say Nguyen also tried to bribe an inspector in two occasions. After the inspector refused the bribe, Nguyen asked that the incidents not be reported.

The department says the commission can provide individuals a complete safety and sanitation history of any local salon.


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