Author Archives: ShelteredStitches

About ShelteredStitches

Webmaster, NY & VA Licensed Nail Specialist, sew'er/quilter

In Response to “16 deaths per day”


In Response to “16 deaths per day”, “Want a Toxic Manicure”, “Safer Salons for San Francisco”, “Why I Stopped getting Manicures”, Sick for Beauty, Protect Nail Salon Workers” and more listed at  http://16deathsperday.com/press/  Should you come across this article or choose to … Continue reading

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Do UV Nail Lamps Emit Unsafe Levels of Ultraviolet Light?


Three Experts Rebut Claims that UV Nail Lamps are Unsafe for Skin.. Plain and simple – NO – these lamps used in the salon to cure gel nails are NOT harmful to the salon patrons. Several very recent reports have … Continue reading

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I just got those special “Solar Nails”


Well maybe you did not get anything as special as the nail technician lead you and your wallet to belive. This article is extremely long, but very important for every woman and man who patronizes salons for nail services to read. … Continue reading

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I got Acylic or Gel nails – now what??


Artificial Nail Extensions involves a trade-off: In exchange for having consistently beautiful nails, you must visit your nail technician regularly. You must also use greater care to protect your nails from damage or breakage more carefully than you did in … Continue reading

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HAIRDRESSERS GET CLIPPED BY CLIENTS WHO DON’T TIP


Tipping Guidelines from Dear Abby DEAR ABBY: I’m writing in response to “Curly in Chesterfield, Mo.,” who asked for guidelines on tipping hairdressers who rent their stations and keep 100 percent of the fees they charge. “Curly” was of the … Continue reading

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Are nail drills safe?


Yes. As with any type of machine, nail drills are safe when properly used by trained technicians. It is not the machine that is dangerous, it is the improper use by the operator that creates a potential for damage. There … Continue reading

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Is my nail technician sanitary?


A professional nail technician should demonstrate to you during services that they are providing client protection to you. They should explain what steps they take to sanitize and disinfect their implements, and what type of disinfecting products they use.

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Should I be Concerned About Acetone?


The long and short of it is NO. Acetone is one of the safest chemical professionals use in the salon. There have been a few “scare tactic” & sensationalism news reports to the contrary recently. Here is what an expert … Continue reading

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Facts About Salon Nail Polish Products For Consumers


Prepared by Nail Manufacturers Council of the Professional Beauty Association What Is In Salon Nail Polish Products? Brands compete with each other to make the best polish, with the right balance of ingredients to be safe, good-looking and long-lasting. The … Continue reading

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What to Look Out for in a Nail Salon


INTA/NMC Consumer Guidelines Watch for any of the following in a salon. If you see any of the following violations of these INTA/NMC cleanliness criteria, we recommend that you leave the salon and find another place for service or insist … Continue reading

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Response to: Nail Salon Cancer Warning?


In response to: Nail Salon Cancer Warning? – Video – FoxNews.com Dear Dr. Manny, I watched your report on “Nail Salon Cancer Warning” and would like to inform you about how incredibly misleading it was. A client placing her hands … Continue reading

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Tell me about Gel Manicures


Some salons advertise Gel manicures and charge extra for them when indeed all you are getting acrylics or a “glue & powder application” with a UV dried top coat. See: What’s the Difference? for more information. http://beautytech.info/qa/qa11.htm When the application … Continue reading

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The REAL Truth About Gel Manicures


This is in response to Jul 21st 2010 By Amber Angelle The Truth About Gel Manicures — Plus, Shellac, a New (Safer) Option I can only shake my head at wonderment in such poor reporting and fact finding. Not only … Continue reading

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It’s time to get smart about your nail salon choices


Welcome to BeautyTech.Info Blog. We are dedicated group of Nail Professionals who’s goal is to educate those of you who currently patronize nail salons, are thinking about getting nail services, or even had a bad experience you want to understand or learn more … Continue reading

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