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Smoking in beauty salons?

post #1 of 29
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Has anyone ever been to a beauty salon and seen people smoke there?? The place I go to tan, get haircuts, etc lets you smoke!! I dunno, maybe its just me, but I think it is kinda odd.... The woman who owns the place smokes and thinks nothing of it in between hair cuts or what ever.

Is this odd? Or do you guys know of any place like it??
post #2 of 29
I've been to a few salons in my time and i really can't remember anyone smoking in them. I think i would remember as well because i'd stink of it
post #3 of 29
You can't smoke in any public places here - not even in bars, so it just wouldn't happen!
post #4 of 29
I have never seen anyone smoking in a beauty salon, and I don't think it's a good idea. If people want to smoke, they should step outside for a few minutes.
post #5 of 29
There used to be smoking at the salon I go to, but then the laws changed and there is no smoking allowed in any place of business anymore, not even bars.

The owner and his hairdressers all smoked, and back then I did too, so it didn't bother me. There was pretty much an ashtray at every chair. Ahhh...the good old days...
post #6 of 29
Nope. You can't smoke in public places here so thats not even an issue. You have to go outside to smoke.
post #7 of 29
I've never seen anyone smoking inside a salon here, only outside. I DID see some dimwit smoking a cigarette while pumping gas the other day when I stopped to buy a lotto ticket. What a tool! One of the attendants had to go ask him to put it out (and not throw it on the ground)
post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by Kellyyfaber View Post
I've never seen anyone smoking inside a salon here, only outside. I DID see some dimwit smoking a cigarette while pumping gas the other day when I stopped to buy a lotto ticket. What a tool! One of the attendants had to go ask him to put it out (and not throw it on the ground)
Now that takes intelligence!!
post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by LokisMum View Post
You can't smoke in any public places here - not even in bars, so it just wouldn't happen!
I think that would be pretty gross. I hate the smell of smoke and if I went to a place like that to get my hair cut or styled, well there would be no point because I'd just want to go home and wash the smell off of me and out of my hair.
post #10 of 29
That is odd for sure..especially since it is no smoking in Ontario I was shocked when we went to a restaurant in Michigan, and they said "smoking or non".
post #11 of 29
I think smoking in public is gross and rude. I don't care what someone does to thier own lungs, but don't make those around you have to breathe in your smoke.
post #12 of 29
That's sounds a bit odd to me. The last thing I'd want is to have my hair freshly washed and styled then leave with it smelling of ciggy smoke
post #13 of 29
That sounds really strange - at least by today's standards. I thought it was illegal (in most states) to smoke in publics buildings. Is the salon in her house? Maybe there a different guidelines for "small businesses"?
post #14 of 29
Don't know of a place that does that but it seems to defeat the purpose, you are trying to improve the look of your skin, hair, body, etc. To make you look better and all smoking does is ruin your teeth, breath, hair, skin, etc. To me it'd be like going to a Health food store that had it's employess eating Ho-Ho's at the counter and havig them all be 200lbs overweight! And giving out free Ho-Hos with every purchase!! Odd!
post #15 of 29
I'll put it this way- i would NEVER patronize a place like that which allows smoking- i'm sorry but when i go to the salon- it's to make me feel good/look good- not have the stinch of cig. especially if i've just had my hair washed/done. I do not want smoke on me! I avoid places that allow smoking at all costs- i do not want second hand smoke- i am not a smoker- i don't want to be anywhere around it.Also- i have asthma which is very sensitive to smoke- i don't want to into a salon for a haircut and then come back out having an asthma attack and smelling aweful. Nope, not for me. Thankfully, all of the salons/spas/nail bars in the area are smoke free
post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by lnbandcats View Post
That sounds really strange - at least by today's standards. I thought it was illegal (in most states) to smoke in publics buildings. Is the salon in her house? Maybe there a different guidelines for "small businesses"?
Nope, its not in her house. It is a uptown business.
post #17 of 29
Used to be that way, but I think in most states its banned. I don't care if the owner or anyone else smokes (their problem) but NOT when you are with customers! Who wants to go to a salon to get their hair washed, cut, etc. and come out of there smelling like a d*mn ashtray! If I walked into a place that allowed smoking, I would walk right out and go elsewhere!

IMO that is just plain rude - many people do not smoke now.

We are non-smokers and don't go to places with a lot of smoke - can't STAND it!
post #18 of 29
No smoking allowed in any public places in Maine either.In one town you are not even allowed to smoke in your car! I would not want to go have my hair done and have it smell like smoke.It sounds kind of dangerous also.Using hair spray with cigarrettes Kaboom!
post #19 of 29
No, I've never seen that- thats nasty!!
The lady I go to has wine on hand for you to have while your getting your hair done tho!
post #20 of 29
Where I live it's against the law to smoke inside public places, or within so many feet of a public building.

All restaurants, bars, casinos etc are all smoke free places. It's very nice!!!!!!!!! They can't even have a smoking section anymore, not even outside on the patios.
post #21 of 29
Winnipeg also has a no-smoking apartment building with a huge waiting list. The big news story this week is that they are trying to get by-laws in place that people who live in apartment buildings won't be able to smoke in their own homes because it bothers the other tenants here in the Toronto area and who knows where else in Canada.
post #22 of 29
Louisiana finally passed a no smoking laws for restaurants that do not have a bar in them. Most other stores took it upon themselves to be non-smoking.

As for the beauty salons/barber shops, many state public health laws prohibit smoking due to the hand to mouth contamination of the barber/stylist. I used to inspect salons and barber shops while in the Navy.
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
Winnipeg also has a no-smoking apartment building with a huge waiting list. The big news story this week is that they are trying to get by-laws in place that people who live in apartment buildings won't be able to smoke in their own homes because it bothers the other tenants here in the Toronto area and who knows where else in Canada.
I thought that only the Montreal (Quebec) folks were crazy. No offense intended.
post #24 of 29
There is no smoking in public places here either, but I don't remember seeing smoking at any salons before the law or when I lived in NY. I'd find that a major turn off. I wouldn't want to come out with great hair but stinky!
post #25 of 29
That seems kind of gross and a fire hazard. I remember when I was younger my best friend's mother telling me how she lit her own beehive 'do on fire because she was having a smoke while primping! Of course, there's no smoking in public pretty much anywhere in NY, so it would really knock me for a loop if I saw it here.
post #26 of 29
No smoking in places of business in this country and from July 1st no smoking in pubs...

It will be the publicans without gardens I feel sorry for as they will lose a lot of business
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by silentNate View Post
No smoking in places of business in this country and from July 1st no smoking in pubs...

It will be the publicans without gardens I feel sorry for as they will lose a lot of business
Heck no! All those non-smokers will start going there! Sorry, I'm being sarcastic here. I can understand not wanting someone smoking while I'm eating and not having smoking around children, but I do have a problem with nightclubs and pubs. If someone doesn't want to be around the smokers in the pubs, then don't go to the pub. It just seems to me that non-smokers are demanding too much. Shades of being so politically correct that we are going over the top again. OK my 2 cents worth is finished.
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
Heck no! All those non-smokers will start going there! Sorry, I'm being sarcastic here. I can understand not wanting someone smoking while I'm eating and not having smoking around children, but I do have a problem with nightclubs and pubs. If someone doesn't want to be around the smokers in the pubs, then don't go to the pub. It just seems to me that non-smokers are demanding too much. Shades of being so politically correct that we are going over the top again. OK my 2 cents worth is finished.
I kind of have to agree. Smokers have the right to smoke as long as they don't do it anywhere near a non-smoker, God forbid!

I find it a bit ironic, in addition, about everyone complaining about coming out of a salon stinking like a cigarette, considering the amount of stinky chemicals that you inhale while at the salon - toxic chemicals used for lightening/stripping hair, etc., and the hairspray itself!

I'm no longer a smoker, quit 3 1/2 years ago, but I would almost rather smell like cigarettes than stink of hair chemicals and hairspray. But that's just me!
post #29 of 29
They shouldn't! Smoking in salons is a thing of the past! Not only does it void out all sanitation and disinfection procedures it is also a hazard! Alot of chemicals are used that linger in the air (hairspray, bleach powder, perm solution) all which are highly flammable substances! It provides an unclean environment and risk of fire! Not to mention if your puffin with highlights processing in your hair and catch fire you will burn quick! Human hair burns quite fast and is a horrible experience! For insurance purposes it is not a wise choice! This I know because I am a licensed hairstylist! I am a former smoker of roughly ten years! Its hard enough to breathe inhaling chemicals all day in the salon, let alone add smoke and its hazard to the equations! In cases where a customer just had to have a smoke I would let them come outside with me (only on a hot day so the chemical process wouldnt stop... cold weather stops chemicals from processing)! If you want to smoke thats fine but the stateboard committee frowns upon it for sanitation purposes amongst others! You also use to be able to drink in salons and now most have ditched that option due to insurance purposes! if I had my own salon smoking in it would not be allowed especially for sanitation reasons! Now that Im a non-smoker I dont care for them smell (quite almost two years ago due to health issues)! I do still dream about smoking and want one sometimes but Im over it!
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