Healthy Nail Salon Reward Program
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- For the most up-to-date information on San Mateo County’s Health Officer Orders, click here.
Healthy Nail Salon Program Overview:
San Mateo County’s Healthy Nail Salon Program promotes nail salons that are healthier for customers, employees, and the planet. The Program supports local businesses by:
- Certifying salons committed to using less toxic products, safer practices, and better ventilation.
- Providing incentives to San Mateo County residents who are customers of certified nail salons.
The Program was launched in 2013 due to health concerns for nail technicians and customers exposed to hazardous chemicals found in nail salon products. Health impacts linked to nail salon chemicals include cancer, birth defects, asthma, rashes, and more.
The next time you get your nails done, choose a Healthy Nail Salon, because “Pretty Shouldn’t Stink.”
What Makes a Nail Salon Healthy?
- 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.
- 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.
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
Maite Nail & Skin Spa
349 California Drive
Friend’s Nail & Company
7377 Mission Street
Ann’s Nail Spa
1150 El Camino Real
Lyna’s Beauty Salon
515 El Camino Real
1330 El Camino Real
18 Hillcrest Boulevard
Ele Ela Nail Salon
1831 Palmetto Avenue
Kim’s Natural Nails
450 Dondee Way, Suite #12
Nails by Lisa
345 Rockaway Beach Avenue
1224 El Camino Real
1310 El Camino Real #G
Mani-Cute Nail Salon
1864 S. Norfolk Street
Relaxing Nails & Spa
639 S. B Street
7 Sisters Nail Spa
101 W 25th Avenue
Touch of Beauty
13 41st Avenue