Nail salons a growing concern
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Dermatologists offer their patients expert care of their skin, hair, and nails. Infections picked up in nail salons are sometimes the reason patients see dermatologists for nail conditions — and judging by the most recent Census data, dermatologists can expect to see more cases of contact dermatitis and nail infections related to nail salons as the industry continues to grow. Overall receipts in the more than 160,000 nail salons in the United States totaled more than $5.6 billion based on the most recent data, from 2007 — significant increases from the 98,000 nail salons that made more than $2.8 billion in the 2002 data. Below is a breakdown of how that money was spent and information on the number of people employed by the nail salon industry.

All information is based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2007 Economic Census data for North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code “812113 nail salons;” the code’s description is “This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing nail care services, such as manicures, pedicures, and nail extensions.” More data is available at