As New Yorkers we are used to seeing nail salons on every corner of the block. But according to New York Times the exploitation and serious of health risks for works at the salons are at risk and could result in serious change or closure.
In 2012 it was said that there were 2,000 nails salons in New York City, filled with women who were either getting underpaid or not paid at all. There was an emergency protection ordered by Governor Cuomo for workers and safety inspections to be done.What we can expect from that is the rise in price for nail services, tip or no tip getting glammed up will cost more than we are used to.
Paintbox, a popular known high-end salon at specializes in nail art, experienced a surge of interest after the New York Times article first released the news about nails salons. According to Painbox’s founder Eleanor Langston, the website had four to five times the amount of bookings doubled. A manicure there costs about $35 and the price increases with nail art or gel.
Tenoverten, a fashion nail salon in the TriBeCa neighborhood offers regular manicures for $25 compared to a “quickie” version costing $15. Founder, Adair Ilyinsky said their interest in the salon also peaked after the article broke. Ilyinsky said, “We recognize that some cant come every week because it’s cost prohibitive, but I think that, particularly in New York City, people are savvy and are willing to pay a premium for quality.”
At this point, its clear that most salons are on the same page about fixing u p nail salons. The over change is to make sure the employees are treated fairly and the customer gets the best experience. What do you think, are you willing to spend a little more for a cleaner and better experience for both you and your nail tech?