Hi everyone! It’s Dawn here, wanting to share some information on our latest advocacy endeavors!
Last month, I had the pleasure of being a guest on the weekly internet radio broadcast, Politics Beauty, on Blogtalk Radio to talk about toxic chemicals in salon products. The show is hosted by Tamara Johnson, a previously licensed nail technician, and the broadcast is specific to licensed beauty professionals in our country. Politics Beauty serves as a “voice in legislation” for licensed beauty professionals and as a means to connect the beauty industry to the legislative process affecting licensing, rules and regulations.
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!
“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!!
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.
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!
In October we brought you the story “Brazilian Blowout violates California air quality law” in which we explained a settlement was reached in January between the California Attorney General’s office and GIB LLC, the makers of Brazilian Blowout. The settlement required the company to use “CAUTION” stickers, cancer warnings and to stop deceptive advertising claiming their product was “safe” and “formaldehyde free”.
“Brazilian Blowout violates California air quality law”, says court documents. The California Attorney General’s office is asking the court to “cease all sales of Brazilian Blowout Solution in or into the state of California.”
In November 2010, the California Attorney General’s office filed a lawsuit against GIB LLC, the makers of Brazilian Blowout, claiming that the high levels of formaldehyde in Brazilian Blowout Solution, then advertised as “safe” and “formaldehyde free”, violated “six state environmental and consumer protection laws.” These laws include: “Proposition 65, the California Safe Cosmetics Act, the False Advertising Law, Consumer Fraud law, the Unfair Competition law and the Consumer Products Regulations of the California Air Resources Board (CARB).” Continue reading →