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Healthy Nail Salon Reward Program

Overview

Healthy Nail Salon Program

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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? 

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.

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

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

Daly City

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

Menlo Park

Ann’s Nail Spa (does not accept certificates)
1150 El Camino Real
650-326-7755

Lyna’s Beauty Salon (does not accept certificates)
515 El Camino Real
(650) 556-4463

Millbrae

Alpha Nails (does not accept certificates)
1330 El Camino Real
(650) 797-9018

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

Pacifica

Ele Ela Nail Salon (does not accept certificates)
1831 Palmetto Avenue
(650) 355-1227

Kim’s Natural Nails (does not accept certificates)
450 Dondee Way, Suite #12
(650) 355-8744

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

San Carlos

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

San Bruno

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

San Mateo

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 (does not accept certificates)
101 W 25th Avenue
(650) 573-8899

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

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Information For Nail Salon Customers

Show your support for healthier, safer nail salon practices by visiting certified Healthy Nail Salons! Support hard-working local businesses who have committed to safer, less-toxic products and practices.

The Healthy Nail Salon Program promotes nail salons that are healthier for customers, employees, and the planet by: