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How Nail Salon Workers Are Really Treated (It Isn't Pretty)

Manicurists are often underpaid and treated badly, even abused: 'NYT' report

(Newser) - The good news for manicure-seekers: The number of nail salons, particularly in the New York City area, has been growing rapidly. The not-so-good news: The employees who buff, shape, and polish are often severely underpaid (if they're paid at all), exploited as immigrants, and sometimes even abused, per a... More »

Woman May Have Gotten HIV From Manicure

22-year-old shared mani instruments with cousin 11 years ago

(Newser) - More than a decade ago, a young Brazilian girl did what many girls do: She got a manicure. Now 22, the unidentified woman recently found out she's HIV-positive when she went to donate blood—and a study of her situation points to the manicure instruments she used 11 years... More »

Could Your Manicure Give You Cancer?

UV lamps raise concerns, but some say not to worry

(Newser) - Gel manicures, which take less time to dry and more time to chip than traditional manicures, are increasing in popularity—but are they safe? In order to dry the polish, gel manicure clients put their hands under ultraviolet lamps for as long as 10 minutes—about twice as long as... More »

Woman Arrested After Calls to 911 About Manicure

She called four times during dispute

(Newser) - A Florida woman was jailed briefly for tying up 911 with a decidedly "non-emergency" issue: complaints about her manicure. Cynthia Colston called four times from the salon after getting into an argument with her nail technician, including once to complain about the deputy who arrived on the scene and... More »

Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer Quits

She didn't like the manicure?

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, quit yesterday after releasing a statement saying the Mean Girls star was ready for the slammer and calling her 90-day sentence for violating probation on 2 DUI convictions "harsh." No word, yet, on why the lawyer soured on Lindsay, notes the New ... More »

Green Nail Salons Smell a Trend

Workers suffer through long exposure to toxic chemicals, carcinogens

(Newser) - The booming nail salon business has a booming subcategory: green salons. Besides helping the planet, the ecofriendly establishments are healthier than traditional salons for manicurists and other workers, who are exposed to a multitude of toxic chemicals used in their work. “The cost of course is more,” says... More »

Nails: New Glam Accessories

Celebs from Beyonce to Seal show off their polish

(Newser) - Want to accessorize like the stars, but can’t afford diamonds? Never fear: Fingernails are the new, subtler fashion accessory. “You can just get a bottle of nail polish and you're on the trend wagon,” one nail guru tells USA Today. The top celeb nail trends:
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Spas for Guys Combine Beer, TV and Manicures

Four male reporters test brave new world of salons for men

(Newser) - Spas and salons that cater exclusively to men—complete with manicures, facials, and straight-edge razor shaves—are popping up across the US. But instead of the pastel-colored decor found in a traditional salon, these spas include flat-panel TVs set to ESPN, beer on tap, and pool tables, reports the Wall ... More »

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