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New salon looks to redefine nail care

Posted: 11:47 AM, Oct 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-25 13:12:51-04

A new salon in Lafayette aims to shake things up when it comes to nail care. It's called Frenchies, and the franchise is focused on healthy, sterile nail care.

The polishes they'll use aren't ones everybody is familiar with, and that's because they're free of some of the most harmful ingredients seen in typical polish, like formaldahyde resin, camphor, and toluene.

The salon's owner, Melissa Maeker, ensures the most extensive and thorough sterilization process for their tools.

"We use a medical grade autoclave which is a medical device that they use in dentists and doctors offices to sterilize all the tools. then its packaged in a sterile bag and brought out for each guest," says Maeker.
Frechies has each customer wash hands prior to service, which is actually a state requirement. To ensure cleanliness, files and buffers are never re-used, and pedicure tubs are disinfected with a medical grade product for at least ten minutes.
Frechies has each customer wash hands prior to service, which is actually a state requirement. To ensure cleanliness, files and buffers are never re-used, and pedicure tubs are disinfected with a medical grade product for at least ten minutes.

"Frenchies goes above and beyond what the state requires when it comes to the safety of our guests and the safety of our employees as well as the sanitation processes," says Maeker.

The new salon does not offer the popular dip or acrylic nails, but they say that's in your best interest.

"Because of the chemicals that are involved in the processes of doing them. the main ingredient thats used in the adhesive for dip services and in acrylic services is the main ingredient used in super glue," says Maeker.

Frenchies will open on October 30th.