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Ladies with you Business how do you handle artificial nails with either yourself or your employees. I used to work in health care and they weren't allowed. So for the the kitchen I wonder does the same rule apply. (no artificial nails) I wear gloves 99% of the time cause I can't stand for my hands to be dirty. So I've been wearing them with nothing on it because I don't want reg nail polish to chip in the product. I talk with my hands so it's kinda embarrassing to have boring nails doing consultations.

Do you think I would be ok with artificial or should I just leave them alone. Or do you have another option I may try

P.S. The health department is neutral in this area
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Our health dept is not neutral. They want short, unpolished nails.

If your HD is neutral and you wear gloves, you have no risk in losing a nail in the cake batter. I think it would come down to what you prefer.

I am not a decorator by trade. I'm a baker. But I have to do it on occasion. I found that I can't work with longer nails. But, then again, if you can and you want to have them, it looks like you have covered your bases.
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short unpolished nails for me and my business...matter of preference in my case.
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Short unpolished nails are what the HD requires here, it's not optional as far as I know. One girl at my culinary school was told three times to cut her nasty long nails, and she dropped out of the program instead.

Personally, if I went to a consult with someone who had long, polished nails I wouldn't think "oh, how cool and non-boring," I'd be going somewhere else. I want my food handlers to have short, "boring" nails and not "interesting" ones any day of the week! Same with lots of jewelry and false eyelashes that can fall into the batter!
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Short unpolished nails are what the HD requires here, it's not optional as far as I know. One girl at my culinary school was told three times to cut her nasty long nails, and she dropped out of the program instead.

Personally, if I went to a consult with someone who had long, polished nails I wouldn't think "oh, how cool and non-boring," I'd be going somewhere else. I want my food handlers to have short, "boring" nails and not "interesting" ones any day of the week! Same with lots of jewelry and false eyelashes that can fall into the batter!



I agree!! my nails stay short and unpolished. If you are worried about the customers thinking you are boring, then I think you have nothing to worry about. If however it is your personal preference, you could always buy one of those 4-sided nail files. They buff your nails super shiny to look as though there is clear polish on them.
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Ok thanks ladies that helps a lot. I will keep them the way they are. Short, natural and no polish. It is always great to her other people's point of view
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Years ago when I went to my very first pottery class I had read the information first about short nails etc so I was ready, I haven't had long nails since high school.

In 15 people 3 of them actually got up and walked out when the instructor commented on the need for short fingernails for successful wheel throwing. Sad thing was that the class was a NON-REFUNDABLE $250 upfront. So they tossed that money over their fingernails for 6 weeks.

Wow.

I keep mine very short except for one thumb nail, I keep it just long enough to pick up a sewing needle off the floor. It's my working nail I call it. No nail polish, EVER. That was Culinary School Day One. I do know that the Health Dept. has taken points away from my old boss when her counter girls had long nails and polish, and they weren't handling food directly.
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Our HD is not neutral either. Short nails, unpolished.
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post #9 of 9
No choice here with the HD, and i personally wouldn't want to do otherwise and have anything but short, unpolished nails. I actually enjoy the freedom of not having to have nails or polish or manicures. I'm off the hook! it's a job requirement icon_rolleyes.gif (I save the sparkles for the toes)
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