I thought, “that is no way to encourage someone to follow their passion. Have I ever crapped on anything she or her husbands were pursuing? Hello!” I would have preferred being asked if I was interested in learning about responsible product lines. Still, when we’re passionate about something, sometimes we step on toes.
Concerning nails, I’ve chosen to be a natural nail technician. I don’t provide acrylic nails. My polishes are the big 3 free. (Tolulene, formaldehyde, and Dibutyl Phthalate.) Each client gets a new foot spa liner. No jets to collect bacteria or other nasty things. This choice also uses much less water than a spa jet pedicure. I dispose of any material that is non-disinfectable. I follow state requirements and guidelines for disinfecting all implements.
Concerning skin care, I am working with a manufacturer of responsible products. I will only carry a skincare line that eco-conscious and vegan friendly. The source of each sustainable ingredient is free of parabens, synthetic preservatives, animal products, and genetically modified organisms. Each product is tested on humans, not animals. It will be affordable so that my clients can afford to maintain their skin at home between treatments.
My facility is clean. My towels are freshly laundered on the extra sanitary setting in my washer. It is important to me to provide a safe environment with products that are as responsible as I can find. That being said. If any of you have concerns about product ingredients, facility cleanliness, or cruelty of any kind, please feel free to contact me. You can contact me via email, call, post a comment, or physically visit the salon. I am concerned and will be responsive.