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Many of the chemicals in salon products and over the counter cosmetic products pose potential health risks. TURI provides grants to salons for reducing their use of toxic chemical based  products that can affect both workers and clients, as well as to community groups to design DIY beauty products with safer ingredients.

Read about cosmetology projects supported by TURI grants.

Girls Going Green at the YWCA of Lowell: “Naturally Beautiful II”

The Girls Going Green (GGG) program at the YWCA of Lowell developed a series of interactive workshops for young people about safer beauty and personal care products Read more...

Girls Going Green at the YWCA of Lowell: “Naturally Beautiful”

The project team created an informational brochure that explains the toxins that can be found in commercially marketed makeup and personal care products, and the benefits of using natural products. Read more...

Boys and Girls Club of Lynn Healthy Girls/Healthy Products

The project team at La Chic Mentoring Program developed a curriculum for middle and high school girls about safer beauty products. Read more...

Greening Nail Salons for Employees & Communities of Norfolk County

The project’s goal is to raise awareness of toxic chemical exposure in nail salons, focusing on promoting safe product use and behavior. The group will host a regional conference to educate nail shop owners and workers. Read more...

Boston Vietnamese Healthy Nail Salon Initiative

New Ecology Inc. has worked to build a process for working with technical experts, salon technicians, owners and suppliers to promote toxics use reduction in Vietnamese-owned nail salons in Dorchester and the Greater Boston area. Read more...

Healthy Hair Campaign of Roxbury Salons

Healthy Hair Campaign to Reduce the Use of Toxics in Neighborhood Hair Salons: A Project to Raise Awareness in Roxbury Salons Read more...

TUR Vocational Cosmetology in Western Mass

TUR in the Cosmetology Vocational Department - Health and Beauty Can Go Hand-in-Hand : A Project of Western Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health 2001-2002 Read more...