Every industry encounters setbacks. It’s quite a normal part of a business to come across roadblocks. However, sometimes they aren’t what you think they were going to be, and it becomes quite challenging to sort things out.
So, when we were informed that false nails began causing issues in the education system, we were a little taken aback. However, we’d like to say a few things and try and establish our position on the recent controversies which have arisen involving fake nails.
Not an Area We Personally Deal With
So, there have been a lot of reports recently about young people who have been sent home from school or had to face disciplinary action because they are wearing false nails which interrupted their ability to write things down.
Almost immediately, we can tell you that this was not our intention. In fact, it doesn’t have anything to do with us, because we don’t sell fake nails to children. That’s not our target audience by any means, it’s all the lovely people reading our blogs and using them in their everyday lives. What you’re seeing and hearing about are probably knockoff products, which are of an overall lower quality and less carefully regulated and how they are sold. When you can buy a product without any issue in a petrol station, things tend to get a little out of hand.
Should Children Have Fake Nails?
We may have spoken about this before when we touched on the importance of young people being able to experiment with fake nails under the supervision of an adult. However, that does not mean that we encourage false nails within the classroom setting. We understand that young people paint their nails to look nice. That’s part of growing up and exploring your own style.
But, we have said time and time again it’s all about matching the nail to the situation. False nails are not appropriate for a school setting where you’re going to be doing a lot of writing and activities which require the use of your hands.
We would suggest, if people absolutely have to experiment with false nails, to restrict it to settings where it’s not going to have that big an impact, like something out of school for example.
In conclusion, the latest round of problems which seem to be developing with cheap false nails is a little bit concerning, but at the same time, it’s nothing that we can’t deal with. We just have to make a concerted effort to tell young people they don’t need these nails yet. We’re not saying that they can’t decorate their nails if they want to. What we are saying is to potentially there at the wrong period of their lives were fake nails are going to be any use to them at all, and that they should wait until they’re not interrupting their education. That’s the most important thing, and nothing should get in the way of that.