The “going green” initiative is an important, environmentally healthy approach that nail salons across the country have now begun to embrace. This is great news for the people who work and patron nail salons. In 2007, Time Magazine named nail salon work among the worst jobs in the United States due to the amount of toxic chemicals they are exposed to in the workplace. Currently, the U.S. cosmetic industry sells products that are not tested for safety, and manufacturers use known toxins in products they know are unsafe. In truth, only 11 percent of the 12, 500 chemicals used in cosmetic products have been tested for your safety. Despite all this, we spend about $6 Billion per year on salon products and treatments. Revive Nails also embraces the healthier approach to nail care through organic alternatives in nail and skin care. These practices help you and their employees live a little healthier every time you visit!
Revive Nails located on the border of Wicker Park and Noble Square in Chicago Illinois, has employed innovative “green” ways to meet the demands of an environmentally, and health conscious clientele. Some of the ways we help you stay healthy are:
Exceeding state requirements for sanitation and sterilization
Employ an extensive line of chemical free vegan nail polishes
Using handmade organic skin and nail products
Using beautiful reclaimed wood in our clean green salon
Ensuring staff is educated and knowledgeable about the best practices in organic nail/skin care
Green nail salons have so much more to offer than just fabulous nails. We offer you the opportunity to help us keep our Earth a healthier place. We also offer a new buffer and file with your service, that you take home, complimentary tea or wine served in clean reusable glass, tissue toe separators instead of traditional plastic ones, and a clean healthy salon experience from professionals who share your passion for a better environment. Together we can make a difference in our environment and the impacts our decisions have on our futures, and that of the people we love. You will leave feeling beautiful inside and out!
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There is a definite connection between the state of our minds and how it affects our bodies, specifically, our nails. We already know our entire bodies are impacted by stress; a quick way to determine just how stressed out you really are-just look at your nails. Are they brittle and peeling? Do they have ridges? Do you chew your nails down to the nub? If you answered yes, it’s time for a time-out from stress!
A visit to a nail salon is a great solution when you are looking for a little me time! Why not go one step further and choose an eco-friendly salon? Not only are you treating yourself to a healthier approach to beauty, but you are also helping to keep mother earth healthier too! It’s win-win!
Eco-friendly nails salons use organically based products instead of the harsh toxic chemicals like Formaldehyde that causes breathing problems, wheezing, skin rashes, and even cancer! Or Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) which causes breathing problems, headaches, confusion, and reproductive issues. Then there’s Toluene which causes headaches, dizziness, liver and kidney damage, birth defects, and pregnancy loss. Not to mention the fact that these products are applied to our nails absorbed through our skin, the chemicals are wafting around the salon while we breathe them in, and are released into our atmosphere to wreak even more havoc with our environment. Talk about stress.
Imagine now treating yourself to a manicure using vegan nail polish free of those killer chemicals. Or soothing and natural foot soaks using herbs and oats. Eco-friendly nail salons also provide natural and homemade treatments that contain honey, essential oils, herbs, and pure cane sugar. We can relieve stress in an eco-friendly way, and walk away with beautiful nails and skin while lessening our carbon footprint.
There are natural ways to help keep nails and skin healthy between salon visits that are also safer for our bodies and environment. A teaspoon of olive oil mixed with a few drops of lemon used at least two times a week, can help prevent chipping and peeling. Massage the mixture well covering the entire nail and nail bed. Cover your hands with a manicure glove and leave on overnight. Wake up to strong healthy nails!
To fight nail fungus and for stronger healthier nails try applying a few drops of Tea Tree Oil and a few drops of Vitamin E to your nails. Massage the mixture in well and leave it on for a minutes to give it time to soak in and work its magic. This will also help clear up any existing infections. In a short time your nails will be stronger and healthier than ever!
Nail polish has a way of turning our nails a weird shade of yellow over time, to get rid of the tinge safe and naturally use plain old lemon juice. Drip some lemon juice on a cotton swab, massage it into your nail well, and leave it on for a few minutes. Afterwards, rinse your hands thoroughly with warm water. Your nails will be bright and healthy!
Nail and skin care doesn’t, and more importantly shouldn’t be toxic to either you or our environment. Choose eco-friendly salons and natural products to relieve stress, be beautiful, and keep mother earth healthy as well.
Article by: Cory Christian
We are an eco-friendly nail salon dedicated to providing our clients a healthier approach to beauty through the use of organically based products, services, and treatments. Come experience a nail treatment in our clean, environmentally conscious salon. Our nail professionals will show you a “greener” approach to beauty.
Phone: (773) 486- 8606