We all just want to get our well-deserved relaxation and pampering after a week long’s stress and two of the little luxuries women look forward to are getting their manis and pedis. These nail salons have been noticeably popping up here and there and this is a big business that produces $6 billion a year! However, there are some dark secrets that they hide from their customers in order to keep their business going and growing. This article will expose 7 nail secrets your nail salon doesn’t want you to know.
7. You are always at risk of infection.
According to Dr. Robert Spalding, a podiatrist and author of “Death by Pedicure”, there is an estimated 1 million unsuspecting clients who walk out their salon with bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. This is because a 75% of salons in the US do not follow their state’s disinfection protocols. The problem here is that no one can tell if the salon’s instruments have really been sterilized. In relation to this, nail salons never turn away customers – even those whose nails are infected with fungus and those clients whose immune systems are compromised by HIV and hepatitis. One way around this problem is to bring your own instruments during your trips to the nail salon.