Ensure a satisfying and safe nail salon experience with these beneficial guidelines
By Tamara Crockett
Photo: Vitaly Raduntsev
Looking good from head to toe on your big day is a must. Infected tips and toes are not!
Nail infections and fungus are not a good look. They are usually shared by clients who are already infected and spread when salons don’t property clean or disinfect between clients.
“[Nail infections] are found in dirty implements and also can be found in water, because water carries bacteria,” warns Skyy Hadley, celebrity manicurist and owner of As U Wish Nail Spa in Hoboken, NJ. “It is caused by being unclean from dirt build up. If it goes undetected, you would get [a] black/green stain on the toenail and the nail will separate from the skin. Once this happens, it is very hard to rid the infection.”
These infections are usually more of a cosmetic problem, but can be a danger for people with diabetes or weak immune systems.
Hadley, a favorite of celebs such as Uma Thurman, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Liv Tyler and Alicia Keys, provides these tips to save your tootsies.
|Skyy Hadley’s top standards you should look for in your nails salons:
• Certification or a health clean bill
She also suggests bringing your own tools and hand sanitizer.
Photo: Courtesy of Skyy Hadley
Here’s to leaving your next salon visit with happy feet and not one of these unwanted gifts!