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Nail Salons May Get Letter Grades, Restaurant-Style

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As if spotting a big fat 'B' sign in the window of your favorite Seamless sushi restaurant wasn't crushing enough, today Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Councilman Rafael Espinal are introducing a bill that aims to grade cosmetology businesses like nail salons, spas, barber shops and beauty parlors on a similar letter system.

"The procedures used in many salons can almost be medical in nature, yet oversight of these businesses is very minimal," Diaz said in a statement. The borough president believes that holding salons to a grade scale will reduce the risk of things like dirty-cuticle-clipper-induced infections, and he also wants all cosmetology businesses to post customers' bills of rights inside their storefronts. "The health and safety of the people of this city is our top priority, and these bills will go a long way toward protecting New Yorkers from unhealthy, potentially dangerous conditions," he said.
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