TDLR permanently revokes cosmetology school license, numerous other licenses across the state

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) has permanently revoked a Dallas cosmetology school’s license and assessed an administrative penalty of $365,000. The penalty has been suspended, but if the former licensees violate the order, TDLR will pursue payment of the entire penalty.

The Texan Beauty Academy LLC of Dallas and the owner, Thanh Truc Pham, failed to properly account for the number of hours each student accrued and failed to provide each prospective student with a tuition schedule and other fees assessed. The owner also failed to comply with a previous order issued by the TDLR executive director.

Pham’s Cosmetology Manicurist Instructor and Cosmetology Esthetician Instructor licenses were permanently revoked. Pham is permanently restrained from owning or having any association whatsoever with a private beauty culture or barbering school in Texas.

In addition to the above revocation, TDLR released the newest list of people who are no longer authorized to perform or offer to perform licensed services in Texas. TDLR urges consumers not to hire unlicensed service providers.

The list includes actions taken in March 2021 to safeguard consumers and protect public health and safety.

The enforcement actions included those taken against licensees who made false statements about their criminal histories, people who performed unlicensed services, and licensees who either allowed sexual activities to occur in their licensed massage establishment or who engaged in sexual contact with a client during a massage therapy session.

Among the other types of violations that would cause a license to be revoked or that would cause TDLR to issue a cease and desist order or a permanent injunction: engaging in fraudulent activity or being convicted of a criminal offense that directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of the licensed occupation, performing services without having the appropriate license or making false statements to obtain a license.

The individuals or businesses in the cities listed below are not authorized to perform or offer to perform, licensed services in Texas. Please see https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/safeguardingconsumers.htm for additional details on each action.

Licenses Revoked Since March

License Type

City

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Bridgeport, Houston Pearland, Richmond, Somerset

Barbers

Dallas

Cosmetology

Burleson

Electricians

Irving, Pasadena, Rowlett, San Antonio

Massage Therapy and Massage Establishments

Austin, Fort Worth, Houston,

Mold Assessors and Remediators

Weslaco

Cease and Desist Orders Since March

Massage Therapy

Houston

 Permanent Revocations Since March

Cosmetology

Dallas

To see ALL violations, including license revocations, suspensions, and fines, search TDLR’s Administrative Orders database (https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/cimsfo/fosearch.asp).

To report unlicensed activityfile a complaint online: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/complaints/.