Griffin: Arkansans should avoid businesses ‘offering massage, medical, cosmetology and dentistry services without a license’
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin today issued the following Consumer Alert to Arkansans after filing a complaint and request for a temporary restraining order against Benton-based Hourglass Vixens, LLC, and its owner for violating the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and offering multiple services without a license:
“Today I filed a complaint against Hourglass Vixens, LLC, and its owner, Phatiffany Cook, and asked for a temporary restraining order against them for violating the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and for offering massage, medical, cosmetology and dentistry services without a license.
“The business also simply scams many women out of their money – asking consumers to reschedule therapeutic sessions, and when the consumer cannot, failing to refund their payments. Across the nation, unlicensed beauty shops such as this one have unfortunately been the scene of many tragic injuries, and even deaths, because of complications arising from the procedures they perform.”
Griffin said that Hourglass Vixens operated a business that offered the following services without having the required licensure:
- Cosmetology treatments, body modification therapy, dental, medical and massage services
- Syringe lip fillers, breast lifts and tummy tucks that require the use of needles or blades
- Laser liposuction, fat freeze cool sculpting and skin tightening
- Teeth whitening
The lawsuit and request for a temporary restraining order can be read here.
Griffin strongly urges Arkansans to take every step possible to avoid this business, and businesses like it, by confirming they are licensed to perform the services they are offering.
Griffin provided the following contact numbers for consumers to call to confirm that a healthcare provider is licensed in the State of Arkansas:
- Arkansas Department of Health – (800) 462-0599
- State Medical Board – (501) 296-1802
- Massage Therapy Technical Advisory Committee – (501) 683-1448
- Arkansas Board of Dental Examiners – (501) 682-2085
The State Medical Board also has a license verification process on its website: www.armedicalboard.org.