Nail polish is becoming more popular by the nanosecond and people of all ages are flocking to get their nails painted in the latest styles, colors, gels, patterns, prints, stick-ons, etc.
However, as we’ve previously discussed, the beauty industry’s first concern is not safety…sad to say. But, the good news is that many new companies are cropping up that ARE interested in safety—in fact their motto is the same as physicians: “first, do no harm.” As a result, they are watching the chemicals they put in their products.
There are five main chemicals that you do NOT want in your nail polish. These are potentially dangerous and can cause severe nose bleeds, dizziness, headaches and rashes and need to be avoided. They include:
So you have two choices:
Make your own nail polishes (which is what I will be discussing next week)
Find a company(s) that manufactures safe nail polishes (think “green”).
Today I want to talk about a company that produces nail polish that will not harm your health. It is called, “Nailing Hollywood” and was started by celebrity nail stylist Jenna Hipp. Because of her own traumatizing experiences with nail polishes (severe nose bleeds, headaches, dizziness, etc), she decided to start her own company which includes the avoidance of the five dangerous chemicals just mentioned. Her collection has been very successful. In 2012 she earned several awards including the Genius Award from Elle magazine and best in beauty awards from Nylon and Essence magazines.
In 2013, Hipp partnered with Costco and became part of the Beauty’s Most Wanted campaign, launching her five-free “What’s Hot Now Nail Collections” in Costco’s around the country. Her latest additions to the collections are “The New Brights” and “The New Moderns.”
Hipp’s company, “Nailing Hollywood,” represents the industry’s top talent among nail stylists specializing in celebrities, editorial fashion, advertising and product development. Some of their clients include: Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Kesha, Michele Williams, Demi Lovato, Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Garner.
Here is some contact information regarding Jenna Hipp’s company:
Company: Nailing Hollywood Management, Inc
Owner: Jenna Hipp
Address: 905 Cole Ave.Los Angeles, CA 90038
Website: www.jennahipp.com, beautysmostwanted.com
Instagram: @jennahipp, @nailinghollywood, @beautysmostwanted
Have any of you ever tried Jenna Hipp nail polishes? If so, I would love to hear from you—how you like them and how well they last.
Last, I must say that her nail colors and style to me reflect something a bit more sophisticated than most nail polishes and nail style presentations that I’ve seen. To be quite frank, they remind me of the classy elegance found in classical music. So, while you are getting your nails done with Jenna Hipp nail polish, or while you are polishing your own nails, put on some classical music (see the Resource Section of my book, Good Music Brighter Children for suggestions) and see if your nails don’t reflect more elegance and sophistication, too!