Toxic Chemicals in Brazilian Blowout and Other Salon Products Increase Risk of Cancer

Really excited to have made it into EcoWatch.com today! Check out this great article to see what harmful chemicals can be avoided in salon products. They may cause short-term effects such as headaches, dizziness and skin irritation, but may also increase risk for cancer, reproductive harm and organ damage. Click here to read the story!

Thank you Eco Watch and Women’s Voices for the Earth for including us in the story!

Salon Products with Toxic Chemicals – Staying Informed

WVEWhen it comes to toxic chemicals in salon products, it’s not just the stylists who are affected, but the clients, as well. Consumers and stylists are encouraged to work together in an effort to remove harmful toxins from salons, starting with the types of products that contain the most harmful ingredients. Continue reading

Like it or Not, You’re Affected

Hair stylists, clients and salon owners in the United States may be included in the Brazilian Blowout Class Action Settlement against their knowledge. What does this mean? For starters, affected stylists and clients looking to sue the company can not do so unless they exclude themselves from the settlement before the pending deadline. The problem with this? Chances are, you may qualify to be part of the settlement right now and do not even know about it.

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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!!

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.

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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!