NY Nail Salon Workers Association

Nail Salon Workers Come Together

The New York Nail Salon Workers Association (NYNSWA) is comprised of nail salon workers uniting to improve the working conditions, to one of dignity and respect, for all workers in the nail salon industry. 

NYNSWA, established in 2016, has an active membership of 800 mostly immigrant women nail salon workers who are all required to participate in four “Know Your Rights” workshops on wage and hours, immigration, labor, and health & safety rights.

Members also have access to the NYNSWA’s nail specialty licensing program that allows an affordable and accessible pathway for workers to obtain their “Nail Specialty License” through the lens of worker rights and popular education. The licensing program is in partnership with the New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health. 

“We are fighting to change an industry of abuse and low wages into an industry of dignity and justice.” Araceli Ramirez, nail salon worker, New York City.

Consumers can help transform the nail salon industry into a just, sustainable, and healthy one by standing in solidarity with immigrant workers, the majority Latinx and Asian women, who deserve dignity, health and justice.

What can I do as a consumer?

Follow the campaign on TWITTER and see how you can support!

Visit our landing page at www.NailTechsUnited.org


The New York Nail Salon Workers Association is a project of the New York New Jersey Regional Joint Board, Workers United.

Updated:  May 21, 2020