Category Archives: Sanitation/Health

Just say NO to pain with your nail services!


So, you’re sitting at a manicure station having your nails done, and your nail tech picks up the electric file (or drill, as some people think of the ubiquitous nail salon tool) and goes to work on your fill. Everything’s … Continue reading

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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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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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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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In Response to UV Dryers at Nail Salons May Cause Aging, Skin Cancer


Harold Shipman who is credited with 250 plus kills was a Doctor (General practitioner) who was probably the worst serial killer in the world. Does this mean that all doctors are evil and we should not believe what they say? … 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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