Stylists: The Choice Between Our Careers & Our Health

“I’m not going to just sit back and let some silly little multi-BILLION-dollar cosmetic industry take away my career. I’m going to fight like hell – and if I’m going down, I’m going down swinging!”

Check out my guest blog over on Women’s Voices for the Earth today! Find out why salon workers are being forced to question whether their careers are worth giving up their health. ~ Jennifer  Click here to read!!

Support the Safe Cosmetics Act

Hi everyone! In the fight to help make cosmetics safe we have here the latest way that YOU can support the Safe Cosmetics Act.

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Due to legislation enacted nearly 75 years ago, the FDA today has very little authority over the safety of the cosmetics industry. We now have Continue reading

Are YOU drinking the Keratin Complex Kool-Aid?

Behind the Chair.com recently celebrated their 13th Annual Stylist Choice Awards and the ceremony was AH-MAZING!! It included our favorite educators (we love you Beth Minardi ♥) and our favorite celebrity stylists (we love you Tabatha ♥). We agree the evening featured a “glittering roster of crowd favorites and industry superstars” but for so many in this industry, not all that glitters is gold!

The good times came to a halt when  Continue reading

Pretty Toxic’s Best of the Worst Awards!

Awards season may have come to an end last week, but we’re still in awe by the beautiful hair and makeup that emerged this season. From retro-inspired side-swept waves to bold red lips, celebs and their glam squads nailed all the latest beauty trends on the red carpet.

While we’re sad that it’s over, the beauty industry has one more  Continue reading

Join Us in the Fight to Protect Salon Workers!

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It has been brought to our attention here at Pretty Toxic that a recent issue of American Salon Magazine features the Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution as a 2012 Professional Choice Winner.

Readers weighed in and the results were published during the fall, as well as on the Brazilian Blowout Company’s site. January’s issue has a full-page advertisement dedicated to the product, labeling it as a 2012 Professional Choice Winner.

Needless to say, we are astonished at  Continue reading

A Message of Thanks from Women’s Voices for the Earth

Check out this “Thank You” video from Erin Switalski, Executive Director of Women’s Voices for the Earth – Pretty Toxic creators, Jennifer Arce & Dawn Marino, are both mentioned!

 

We here at Pretty Toxic are honored to be mentioned and recognized for our efforts to create a safer industry for salon workers. Thank you, WVE, for your continued support along the way!

Court documents

For those who have been wondering, we have just posted the court documents that confirm GIB must “cease all sales of Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Solution (the ‘Original Product’) in or into California.” You can find the documents by clicking here.

No word yet on the test results that will determine whether or not the new “reformulated” product will be able to be sold in California, but of course we will let you know as soon as we find out.

Stay tuned to Pretty Toxic for any and all important updates!