4: Nail Salon Chemicals (Con):
As detailed here, many Nail Technicians are exposed to harmful levels of chemicals over the course of their career. Unfortunately, this can cause serious health issues, as some of the chemicals are known human carcinogens.
However, don’t let this dissuade you! In order to work safely in a nail salon, management should implement proper procedure in wearing charcoal face masks and nitrile gloves, while also ensuring the salon has adequate ventilation. This ventilation (particularly on-table ventilation) should be running constantly while Nail Techs are at work.
Additionally, dust safety is incredibly important to your longevity as a Nail Technician. Dust shavings from nails and acrylics can settle onto the skin or be inhaled if proper precautions (as listed above) aren’t taken.
Many Nail Technicians have pursued this career because they have always enjoyed the application of nails and nail art. If this sounds like you, we have no doubt that you would enjoy the day-to-day work as a Nail Technician.