In recent years, the beauty industry has seen a growing shift towards safer and more sustainable practices. As part of this movement, many salons, including ours, have made the conscious decision to eliminate acrylic from our service offerings. While acrylic nails have been a popular choice for their durability and versatility, we believe that prioritising the health and well-being of our clients and therapist is paramount.

Here are several reasons why we have chosen to embrace healthier alternatives in our salons:

  1. Chemical Exposure: Acrylic nails are created using a combination of liquid monomer and powder polymer, which emit strong odours and potentially harmful fumes during the application process. Prolonged exposure to these chemicals can pose risks to both clients and therapists, including respiratory issues and skin irritation. We also pride ourselves on being child friendly so toxic smells are a no go for us!
  2. Allergic Reactions: Acrylic nails contain ingredients such as ethyl methacrylate (EMA) and methyl methacrylate (MMA), which are known allergens and can cause adverse reactions in sensitive individuals. These reactions may manifest as redness, swelling, itching, or even more severe symptoms like blistering or nail damage.
  3. Nail Damage: The application and removal process of acrylic nails can be harsh on natural nails, leading to thinning, weakening, and brittleness over time. Additionally, improper removal techniques or over-filing can cause trauma to the nail bed, increasing the risk of infection and long-term damage. Mooeys is all about nurturing your naturals!
  4. Environmental Impact: Acrylic nails contribute to environmental pollution through the disposal of unused product and the release of harmful chemicals into the air and water supply. By reducing our reliance on acrylics, we aim to minimise our environmental footprint and promote eco-friendly practices within the beauty industry.
  5. Safer Alternatives: Fortunately, there are numerous alternatives to acrylic nails that offer comparable results without the associated risks. Options such as gel nails, overlays and natural nail care treatments provide clients with durable, beautiful nails while prioritising safety and sustainability.

At Mooeys, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality services in a safe and welcoming environment. By choosing to forgo acrylic in favour of healthier alternatives, we hope to promote a culture of wellness and responsibility within our industry. We believe that beauty should never come at the expense of health, and we are proud to lead by example in this industry. Join us in embracing a brighter, healthier future for nail care. Together, we can redefine beauty standards and create a more sustainable world for generations to come.

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