Have you ever wondered how some nail salons in the Treasure Valley only charge $15 to $20 for a manicure or pedicure? Although this may have been a more realistic price a few decades ago, you may be getting more than you bargained for when you opt for a cheaper service in today’s world. While it’s understandable to want to get something affordable in a pinch, it’s important to understand the risks you take when getting a cheap, too-good-to-be-true, manicure. That’s why unDONE Salon would like to provide you with the following reasons you should avoid a cheap Boise manicure.
What You Really Get For A Cheaper Rate
In today’s post, we want to layout for you some of the practices many “cheap” nail salons take part in, just to get more customers. Our goal at unDONE is to help inform you with important knowledge of what these salons are doing that will make you reconsider where you make your next nail appointment.
In order to provide the cheapest prices in the Treasure Valley, many nail salons take part in illegal practices. While you may be thinking that certain things can be overlooked in order to adjust the price, this should NEVER happen when it comes to your health. There’s a reason specific regulations are put into place – to protect YOU the consumer from getting infections that could lead to medications, surgery, and even death. Sounds kind of important, right?
Below are a few illegal practices that take place in the majority of cheap nail salons to provide you with a cheaper price:
- The reuse of files on buffers between hundreds of clients. By law, these are single-use tools that must be thrown away or given to the customer after each use.
- The reuse of metal tools used to clean and cut your cuticles without proper sanitization. This includes submerging the tools in a disinfecting solution for at least 20 minutes before they can be used again.
- Not cleaning or sanitizing pedicure tubs between clients. Federal regulations require every salon to scrub, clean, and disinfect each tub in between each client.
- The reuse of dirty towels and linens between clients. Many cheap nail salons try to save time and money by putting wet, used towels in a dryer instead of washing them first.
- The reuse of latex gloves. Many cheap nail salon technicians simply take them off between clients and put them back on again until they rip before they are finally thrown away.
- The use of cheap products that don’t last or may contain harmful ingredients.
- Last, but not least, many cheap nail salons don’t pay their technicians a fair price for the services they provide. This allows them to offer the cheapest price in town. Furthermore, they may be exploiting people who don’t know their rights or hiring nail technicians that aren’t properly licensed.
As it turns out, there are more than a handful of illegal practices listed above. At unDONE Salon, we hear of these horror stories every day and are saddened they happen so routinely in our industry. These are real hazards that can harm you! Not much of a bargain, right?
What is your health truly worth? Is a $15 or $20 manicure or pedicure really worth the thousands you may have to spend later on medical bills? While we often think these things will never happen to us, you may be getting more than you bargained for when you choose to go to a cheap nail salon versus a professional one that provides top-notch services at a fair price.
At unDONE Salon, we are committed to the highest safety and beauty standards. Everyone who works or takes part in this dynamic industry (especially YOU as a consumer) should stay informed of these issues in order to protect your overall health and well-being.
Still have questions? Give us a call at (208) 287- 2010 or schedule an appointment online. We promise to pamper you with a safe, professional manicure or pedicure while providing you with the best products based on your individual needs.