Detox your Booth Webinar

CALLING ALL SALON WORKERS AND ADVOCATES!!

Join me this Monday, February 23rd for Woman’s Voices for the Earth’s: “Detox your booth” webinar!

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Formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates. These are just a few of the toxic chemicals you may be exposed to if you work in a hair or nail salon.  This exposure could be harming your health.

For example, studies show that salon workers have a higher risk of certain cancers, neurological disorders, and miscarriage than people in other jobs!

Join us to learn more about the chemicals you may be exposed to in the workplace, tips for reducing your exposure, and ways to raise your voice for healthy salons! Continue reading

Pretty Toxic’s Top 5 Posts of 2013

#1- Pretty Toxic’s Best of the Worst Awards! 

Not only is this the top post of 2013, it’s our most viewed post of all time!

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And the winner is…

Thank you all so much for entering our very first giveaway –

“The Pretty Toxic Happy Anniversary Contest!”

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How rock bottom became my stepping stone

Rock bottom-Jennifer Arce

Very few people have the luxury of waking up wanting to go to work each day, but I am one of those fortunate people. I’ve been a hairstylist now for twenty years and still to this day…. I love what I do!

It’s an incredible feeling being able to transform how a person looks and feels about themselves. We build connections with clients when they sit in our chair, it’s a place for them to relax, they feel safe and trust us.

It’s important for us to always learn new techniques and stay on top of the latest trends. When I heard of a new service that Continue reading

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!

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!!

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