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Healthy Nail Salon Reward Program

Overview

Healthy Nail Salon Program

Pretty Shouldn’t Stink

The next time you get your nails done, choose a Healthy Nail Salon.

The Program certifies salons that have committed to using less toxic products, safer practices and better ventilation, so you can breathe easier knowing they are healthier for you, their employees, and the planet.

Get $5 Certificates!*

*Redeem your paperless certificates by showing the text or email message to your nail technician. 

            

Safer Products

  • Nail polishes without the toxic trio (toluene, dibutyl phthalate, and formaldehyde) which may cause cancer.
  • Nail polish thinners without toluene and methyl ethyl ketone.
  • Nail polish removers without ethyl acetate and butyl acetate, which irritate eyes and skin.
  • Artificial nails without methyl methacrylate (MMA), which can cause birth defects and rashes.

Safer Practices

  • Employees wear gloves when working with chemicals.
  • Technicians use ventilation units when providing artificial nail services to remove harmful fumes and dust from the air.

Why did San Mateo County Adopt this Program?

San Mateo County wants to keep nail salon customers and employees safe. Nail technicians are routinely exposed to many hazardous chemicals found in nail salon products for long periods of time. These chemicals have been linked to health impacts that include cancer, birth defects, asthma, rashes, and other serious health conditions. While customers are not exposed to the chemicals for as long, there is still a concern for those that visit nail salons often.

The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology regulates other health aspects of nail salons, such as inspecting them for cleanliness. To make a sanitation complaint, click here.

Certified Healthy Nail Salons in San Mateo County

Burlingame

Euro Nail Spa 
1155 California Drive, Suite F
(650) 548-5310

Maite Nail & Skin Spa
349 California Drive
(650) 343-1227

My Little Nail Shop*
247 Park Road
(415) 786-8726

Spa Élysée
1360 Broadway Avenue
(650) 342-0858

Daly City

Friend’s Nail & Company 
7377 Mission Street
(650) 992-3816

Menlo Park

Ann’s Nail Spa*
1150 El Camino Real
650-326-7755

Lyna’s Beauty Salon*
515 El Camino Real
(650) 556-4463

Millbrae

Alpha Nails*
1330 El Camino Real
(650) 797-9018

Today’s Nails
18 Hillcrest Boulevard
(650) 697-1838

Pacifica

Ele Ela Nail Salon*
1831 Palmetto Avenue
(650) 355-1227

Kim’s Natural Nails*
450 Dondee Way, Suite #12
(650) 355-8744

Nails by Lisa
345 Rockaway Beach Avenue
(650) 738-8186

Redwood City

Bamboo Nail Spa
810 Middlefield Road
(650) 369-5555

San Carlos

AvantGard Spa
1224 El Camino Real
(650) 591-1498

San Bruno

Image Perfection (NEW!)
1310 El Camino Real #G
(650) 873-1198

San Mateo

Sai Gon Day Spa (NEW!)
135 S. B St
(650) 558-8667

Mani-Cute Nail Salon
1864 S. Norfolk Street
(650) 349-3536

Relaxing Nails & Spa
639 S. B Street
(650) 548-9198

7 Sisters Nail Spa*
101 W 25th Avenue
(650) 573-8899

Tip Toes Nails
65 Bovet Road
(650) 341-5400

Touch of Beauty 
13 41st Avenue
(650) 572-9874

* Asterisk indicates salon is not accepting certificates at this time.

For assistance signing up for the Healthy Nail Salon Certificate Program, please call (650) 339-9526, or email pollutionprevention@smcgov.org.

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