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A Commitment to Cleaning Up the Unsafe Air in Nail Salons

Letitia James | Posted 09.29.2015 | Health News
Letitia James

Our goal is to inspire customers and regulators to make informed decisions that will ultimately create a domino effect and incentivize all nail salons to better manage their air quality.

The One Thing Pedicurists Want You To Know

SELF | Posted 08.27.2015 | Style

When you sink into the pedicure chair, the goal is to sit back and relax. But those nagging self-conscious fears that your feet are too unsightly could stand in the way of your zen. Those thoughts couldn't be further from your nail technician's mind, though.

Of Nails and Moms: Should I Take My Daughter to Get Her Nails Done?

MotherWoman | Posted 07.10.2016 | Parents

I believe it is possible to do both -- to be committed to addressing the inequalities and injustices in the world, while embracing all that this world has to offer. As mothers, we can enjoy a manicure, respect the hard work of those who provide these services (and pay a just wage for it), and we can pass on this enjoyment and respect to our children.

5 Ways Nail Salon Workers are Winning: Victory in New York State Legislature

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 06.19.2016 | New York
Charlene Obernauer

As the New York State legislative session extends indefinitely, nail salon workers and advocates are celebrating perhaps the biggest victory for low-wage workers this legislative session.

A Better Pipeline for Nail Salon Workers

Ron Kim | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Ron Kim

Many immigrant experts and economists know that in the shadow economy, as long as there is customer demand, bad operators will find ways to work around the system. That is why we need to go beyond simple enforcement and think long-term.

A Step In The Right Direction For New York Nail Salons

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 06.02.2015 | Style

New York is now one step closer to a more ethical nail industry, thanks to a new salon bill of rights released by the state on Friday. The document...

Nailing Exploitation

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

The New York Times exposé of nail salons and their exploitation of immigrant women workers in New York City cannot come as a complete shock. Aspects of it exceed the worst suspicions - not being paid at all for three months' work?

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Dilemma of Temporary Outrage

Mehroz Baig | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Mehroz Baig

It's a matter of common sense that the shortcuts we take to avoid paying large sums of money mean that someone somewhere is being exploited for that price tag to be what it is.

Here's How You Can Help Improve Conditions At Nail Salons

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Style

Ever since Sarah Maslin Nir's piece in The New York Times exposed unsafe working conditions, abuse of workers and low wages in the nail salon industry...

Eleanor Goldberg

How California's Ethical Nail Salons Can Teach New York To Clean Up Its Act | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact

Guests enjoy Smirnoff Ice and a Nail Salon at the Ladies With Game Tailgate at The Diageo Liquid Cellar on January 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo: ...

Grand Theft Automated

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Exposés like the Times' series on nail salon workers, and the other investigative research that came before it, can help shift consciousness. But what's also required is a power shift. A true transformation will require a broad social movement with the power to bring government back on the side of working families.

Jenny Che

New York City Mayor Announces Investigation Into Nail Salon Conditions | Jenny Che | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that the city plans to investigate the harmful environments at nail salons and that he will...

New York City Nail Salon Workers File Lawsuit Over Wages

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2016 | Business

(Adds names of salons, more details from lawsuit, name of case) By Daniel Wiessner NEW YORK, May 14 (Reuters) - Two New ...

Better Manicures In 7 Steps

Miriam Yeung | Posted 05.13.2016 | Women
Miriam Yeung

The plight of nail salon workers sits at the intersection of the environmental, economic and reproductive justice and immigrant rights movements.

This Perfectly Sums Up Your 'Pick A Color' Panic

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 11.07.2014 | Comedy

There are only two options when you're choosing a polish color at the nail salon: the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Between 'Peach Dai...

"Greening" NYC Nail Salons for Customers and Workers

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 11.03.2014 | New York
Charlene Obernauer

As the seasons change and customers again flock to the salons, both consumers and workers alike can be a little more at ease, knowing that safety and health in New York City's nail salons is a priority.

The 19 Things That Happen Every Time You Get A Manicure

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Style

Painting your nails is one of the smallest, easiest ways to change up your look. Whether you're in it for the nail art or the sheer pleasure of a fres...

Multi-Colored Nails: Saving Grace or Trendy Waste?

Joanna Popper | Posted 06.30.2013 | Style
Joanna Popper

I now had three different colors distributed on my ten fingers. It was an easy fix of a multi-hue mini-rainbow of blue and green. At the Awards show that night I got lots of compliments on my multi-color nails. I may have been perfectly on trend, but I wasn't sure how I felt about them

Feet: From "Barbed-Wire" to "Baby Soft"

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 04.27.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

Now that spring is about to spring, it's time to take a serious look at your feet and toes. There are a lot of beautiful sandals out there and I would bet that your toes and heals are not ready for prime time.

5 Dangers Awaiting You At The Nail Salon

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

I look forward to my Saturday afternoons in the pedicure chair. However, an unforeseeable prick with cuticle clippers or bruising from a foot file can...

The California Nail Polish Scandal and What it Means for Your Manicure

Amy Ziff | Posted 06.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Ziff

I used to think a mani/pedi made for the perfect relaxing, healthy way to escape from my life for a few minutes. As it turns out, this seemingly-benign reward can be extremely hazardous for our health.

Who Needed Facebook When You Had A Good Nail Salon?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.26.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

What beauty parlors were to my mother, this nail salon was to me: a place of community, a spot where you came for sisterhood and women-bonding. It was "Cheers" without the booze and indeed, a place where everyone knew your name.

Astoria Characters: The Woman in the Window

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.01.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Emily Zhang's story begins in Tianjin, an enormous city in northern China. The house was always filled with music, and, early on, Emily decided that she wanted to scale the scales, too.

Did Tippi Hedren Invent the Vietnamese Nail Hegemony?

Disgrasian | Posted 09.10.2011 | Style

Vietnamese nail workers have worse problems than bad, racist impressions -- they face the highest exposure to dangerous chemicals, and the government is doing very little to help them.

WATCH: How Tippi Hendren Launched The Vietnamese Salon Industry

Sherman Oaks, CA Patch | Posted 08.28.2011 | Los Angeles

Actress Tippi Hedren, best known for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and other films,  will be honored this Saturday by an organization of ...