In the spirit of NO (GMO’s) and YES on 37(We want to know!) here’s a trend worth following today, “Big three free” products- No formaldehyde, toluene or pthalates!
A manicure and pedicure might be a MUST for your beauty routine, but are you informed of all the nail salon health risks?Visiting a nail salon can be hazardous to your health. There are dangerous fumes that fill the air, including formaldehyde, phthalates, acetone, toluene, methacrylates and other volatile organic compounds are used in nail salon products. Fumes from these chemicals are a serious hazard. Leave it to the FDA to allow these products on the market because they say they are safe when used as directed. They have much less scruples to get on the market than the pharmaceutical drugs (which are also unscrupulous at times). Here in the US, cosmetics and nail products do not have to undergo clinical trials before being sold on the market. It is up to you to be informed of the risks and make a decision regarding your own health. Many nail polishes and removers, contain dibutyle phthalate (DPB). This chemical has been linked to cancer, and may damage women’s and men’s reproductive organs as well as the development of fetuses. Besides a lack of cleanliness, which can result in a slew of infections, the products may be hazardous, especially the fumes.
The latest trend is gel nail polish, which is adding revenue to a six billion dollar nail industry. The results can be amazing and your nails look like gemstones. The gel nail polish is set or cured with ultraviolet light. You have to put your hands under this light for several minutes after each color coat. This type of light can cause skin cancer. The most important thing is to be AWARE.
In preparation for a long sojourn to Sedona, Arizona, we visited Plush Beauty Bar in West Hollywood, California. The allure was because it advertised that it provided nail and waxing in a “non-toxic, high quality, low-fume service in a child friendly environment.” At first glance, it did not have the normal nail salon smell, and in the far right corner, there was a gated area for little ones to romp around while mommy got pampered to perfection. The professional atmosphere was conducive to relaxing and trusting the nail artist to choose the perfect color and style to match you. The result was a CND Shellac long-wearing gel polish that was so smooth and iridescent, with a dusted overlay of sparkles that rivaled any gemstone! If you want to have nails that look like golden opals, this is the place to get it done! You are guaranteed compliments, even the toniest fashionistas will stop and ask you about your gorgeous nails.
No wonder the salon was voted “Best Salon” in West LA on TV Guides Fashion Team.
Treat yourself to an organic nail salon that supports the California Healthy Nail Collaborative and schedule a visit to:
Plush Beauty Bar-7879 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046
Call #323.656.0030 • firstname.lastname@example.org