You May Also Like

Throwback ’80s-inspired windbreakers for spring

Zip up an ’80s-inspired windbreaker to fashionably survive spring showers

hydrating serums

These hydrating serums are like a cool drink of water for your complexion

Stella McCartney Eclypse Low-Top Trainers, $625

10 designer sneakers that’ll instantly elevate your look

Outdoor Voices launches new running edit and app

Outdoor Voices launches its first running edit—and an interactive app to match

Lashes

The mascara-free lash trend that will make you look instantly more awake

What to buy from SoulCycle's sample sale

5 of the best buys from SoulCycle’s surprise online sample sale

Does your favorite manicure spot deserve an “A?”


We bet TenOverTen will get an A+. (Photo: Instagram/Tenoverten)
We bet TenOverTen will get an A+. (Photo: Instagram/Tenoverten)
Places like TenOverTen have a head start on earning an A+ should salons be graded like restaurants, since they’ve made ultimate sterilization part of their brand experience. (Photo: Instagram/Tenoverten)

Remember when you had to break up with your favorite neighborhood restaurant because it had a big fat “B” rating from the Department of Health in the window? Well, in the near future, it could happen at your nail salon, too.

Last month, lawmakers in the Bronx introduced legislation that could potentially rate New York City’s thousands of hair and nail salons on their “cleanliness and competency,” reports Crain’s. The Department of Health currently gives out grades to the city’s restaurants and cafes, and a place gets an A if it meets regulations on food temperature, food handling, and whether or not there are any bugs or mice in the place (ahem, Sweetgreen). Lower grades means the restaurant has to fork over fines—and deal with the wrath of unhappy customers.

On the one hand, it could be great to know that a place you’re judging on convenience (and Yelp) actually has the cleanliness cred to rate, but you could also learn that your favorite spot hasn’t thoroughly sterilized its its pedicure bowls in months. But like they say, the more you know… —Molly Gallagher

In light of the news, we want to hear your beauty horror stories. Has your aesthetician ever double dipped your wax or has your manicurist shared the tools with her neighbor? What do you want to see when it comes to how salons and spas are vetted and graded? Tell us in the Comments section, below

 

Loading More Posts...

You May Also Like

tie-dye one piece swimsuits

These tie-dye swimsuits prove the retro trend is totally back

Stella McCartney Eclypse Low-Top Trainers, $625

10 designer sneakers that’ll instantly elevate your look

cannabis in beauty products

Why cannabis is the buzziest ingredient in skin care

hydrating serums

These hydrating serums are like a cool drink of water for your complexion

Well+Good - The holy-grail face mask Chinae Alexander uses before every photoshoot

The holy-grail face mask Chinae Alexander uses before every photoshoot

Lashes

The mascara-free lash trend that will make you look instantly more awake