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Woman Killed After Petting an Alligator

Said 'I guess I won't do this again' before getting pulled back down by gator

(Newser) - A woman attacked and killed by an alligator in a gated community in South Carolina was visiting the homeowner to do her nails and was trying to touch the animal when it grabbed her, reports the AP . After briefly getting away from the alligator Friday, Cynthia Covert, 58, stood in...

Mayor: I'm So Sorry for My 'Lapse in Judgement'

Texas Mayor Becky Ames violated her own stay-at-home order

(Newser) - Whoops: A Texas mayor was spotted this week breaking her own stay-at-home order by visiting a nail salon, NBC News reports. A photo appeared on social media of Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames wearing a mask as she got a manicure Tuesday at the Nail Bar. "I promise there was...

Walmart Cashier Uses Her Break to Right a Wrong
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Walmart Cashier Uses Her Break to Right a Wrong

Gives disabled woman a manicure after salon refused

(Newser) - Painting someone's nails surely qualifies as work. But that's how Walmart cashier Ebony Harris spent her break during a shift last week after learning a woman with cerebral palsy had been refused service at a nail salon within the Walmart in Burton, Mich., because her hands shake. "...

Suit Alleges Wynn Behaved Improperly During Manicures

She alleges Wynn would place the hand being manicured over his genitals

(Newser) - A woman who says she regularly performed manicures on embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn on Tuesday filed a lawsuit accusing him of sexual misconduct and the company he founded of endorsing his behavior. The unnamed manicurist is the latest woman to level accusations against the billionaire, who resigned as chairman...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Lohan's Lawyer Quits
 Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer Quits 

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 ...

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...

Nails: New Glam Accessories
 Nails: New Glam Accessories 

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:
  • Nail art:
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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 ...

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