The Push for Transparency in Salon Products

Did you know that hair and nail salon workers are frequently exposed to harmful chemicals that have been linked to cancers, reproductive issues, and allergies, at a higher rate than the general population? This is because, by law, companies do not have to disclose the ingredients they use in salon products. The good news is, The Professional Cosmetics: Labeling Requirements Bill aims to provide transparency in the industry, to better protect everyone who enters a salon, but most importantly, the people who work there and are exposed to the harmful chemicals everyday! It seems as though the salon industry's safety standards have not been updated since this picture was taken:

In short, the bill would give salon workers access to information about the ingredients they come into contact with every day that are linked to harmful health effects like asthma and reproductive harm.

Transparency is a bedrock of Beautycounter and our formulations prohibit more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals on “The Never List™,” an industry-leading standard that embodies our commitment to a higher level of safety. Yet not all companies share the same attitude towards eliminating harmful ingredients from the products we put on our bodies and our children’s bodies.

In fact, products that are used by hairstylists and manicurists often include chemicals that have known risks to human health and disproportionately impact women of color. Currently, manufacturers are not required to list such ingredients on product labels.
— Gregg Renfrew, CEO, Beautycounter
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Lastly... I ask that you take action and support the safer salons movement. Add your voice to the discussion by doing the following:

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xo, Stephanie

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