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Everything You Need to Know About Choosing a Safe and Healthy Nail Salon

Last year, The New York Times published an exposé on unethical practices and poor health conditions of many nail salons, leaving mani and pedi lovers shaking in their shoes. The article sparked national outrage among manicurists and salon owners alike, some of whom have continued to protest the Times as recently as this week. On a positive note, customers are now taking a lot more precautions when it comes to choosing nail professionals. Believe it or not, there are red flags to look out for, questions to be asked and regulations that must be adhered to in order to ensure a safe and healthy salon trip. We discussed the matter with Ruth Kallens, founder of health-conscious nail salon Van Court Studio in New York City. Here, she gives us the breakdown on how to ensure that your pampering break doesn’t take a dangerous turn.

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