When you head to the salon for some pretty new nail art, do you ever actually stop to consider the safety of your own salon? Simply assuming your local spot has sanitary conditions can put you at risk for infection by dangerous bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Next time you head in for a manicure, be proactive: look around the salon, ask your tech questions about their tools and how they clean them, and don’t be afraid to speak up!
20/20 interviewed Athena Elliott, who has been a nail tech for 34 years, works as an industry expert for Nail Talk Radio, and even rates the safety of salons herself on safesalonrating.com. She shared 9 tips for surveying your salon before you sit down in that pedicure chair! Check them out here.