What You Need to Know Before Booking a Manicure

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: How can you ensure the place you're getting your nails done is safe?
Air Date: 7/27/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Patricia Yankee, International Celebrity Nail Designer
Patricia YankeePatricia Yankee is one of the leading professional nail technicians in the U.S. as well as abroad. She has over 27 years of international experience in the nail industry, which includes educating, product development, salon openings, nail services, competition judging and press related events.

Pattie placed first in the Artist and Visionary Awards for "Nail Technician of the Year," held by the leading U.S. publication of Nails Magazine. She also holds several other awards for competitions in the industry.

To date, Patricia Yankee is a prominent leader in her field and industry. Her commitment to excellence and attention to detail makes her one of the most sought after nail experts in the industry today.

As such, she works with a celebrity clientele including Rachel Ray, Pink, Katy Perry, Giada DeLaurentiis, Allison Williams, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, among many others. Her work and expertise can be seen in magazines, on television and on the NYC Fashion Runways. She currently freelances as a celebrity nail designer and industry consultant.
What You Need to Know Before Booking a Manicure
You might have heard a few nasty stories from friends and co-workers, as well as on the news on what can occur in a nail salon and the potential health hazards.

For example a recent news story exposed that many New York nail salons are unregulated and have unlicensed technicians.

Before your next trip to the nail salon, here are some tips you should know:
  • Everything should be clean.
  • Bring your own tools.
  • Never be afraid to ask questions.
  • Look for credentials.
  • Avoid MMA, an ingredient in acrylic that can cause liver and kidney damage.

Listen in as International Celebrity Nail Designer, Patricia Yankee, shares the tips you need to know before booking your next manicure and/or pedicure.


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