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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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

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

Brazilian Blowout violates California air quality law

Brazilian Blowout Solution“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