Our Work


Working for the health, safety, and rights of salon workers


Founded in 2007, the National Healthy Nail and Beauty Salon Alliance (Alliance) works to increase the health, safety, and rights of salon workers by reducing toxic chemical exposure through engaging in strategic movement building, policy advocacy, and media efforts nationwide.

The Alliance was created to connect activists and organizations dedicated to improving salon worker health and safety, and to develop a set of policy and regulatory reform recommendations to advance worker rights in this industry. 

We are a national network comprised of nonprofit organizations, scientific researchers, academics, advocates spanning the reproductive justice, environmental justice, public health, Asian Pacific Islander, and workers’ rights movements, and allies in government agencies.  Through conference calls, webinars, events and this website, the Alliance provides opportunities for local and state-based efforts to connect and feed into a national movement aimed at reducing occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in salons. 

The California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative and Women’s Voices for the Earth  serve as co-conveners for the Alliance and Women's Voices provides coordination. 

The Alliance maintains this website to provide important information and resources about toxic chemicals in salon products, worker health and safety issues, the Alliance’s activities and how you can get involved. 



Watch these featured videos to learn more about salon worker health, safety and rights issues: 

From the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative and Brave New Films- 


From the California Department of Toxic Substance Control: