| This just in: Being a hairdresser totally blows -- unlike Edwina Phillipson's nose, which collapsed after 35 years of breathing in tiny hair fragments as a hairstylist, the Daily Mail reports.|
The 51-year-old Brit tells the newspaper that miniscule pieces of her clients' hair became lodged in the skin inside her nose, causing an infection that created a hole in her septum.
Phillipson has reportedly undergone an operation to have her nose rebuilt using cartilage from her right ear, but continues to work in her salon, albeit while wearing a protective mask.
"It caused horrendous problems with my sinuses, headaches, breathing difficulties, and the fact that the wound was never closed meant there was always a raw edge somewhere," she tells the Daily Mail. "It was really very painful.
"As a hairdresser you're working with tiny clippings of short hair so you end up hoovering [vacuuming] them up with your nose inadvertently.
"It's not just the hair, it's the dead skin cells, gel on people's hair, and other particles they bring in with them."
Now, Phillipson is speaking out to warn other hairdressers who may suffer a similar fate and urging salon owners to allow their employees to wear masks.
"I feel this should be highlighted -- it's a danger we are putting ourselves in, but it's like the risks of smoking: everyone thinks it won't happen to them," she tells the paper.
This isn't the only health warning that salon professionals have received lately. New tests showing high levels of formaldehyde in the Brazilian Blowout straightening treatment also have staff and clients donning protective masks.
One way to keep your hair healthy and chemical free is to make your own shampoo.
In other hair news, parents say a school's bullying about their daughter's hair length led to her suicide.
hat tip: styleist
Biscuits and Gravy (during breakfast hours)
This item used to be on the menu but was taken off in the mid 80’s from most McDonalds locations but can still be ordered.
A simple hamburger bun with nothing but melted cheese in the middle. A Sesame seed bun will cost you extra.
Big Mac with Quarter Pounder patties
No cool name but definitely a cool sandwich. Recently, the classic Big Macs have become more and more bun and less and less beef. This burger definitely puts the meat back in the Big Mac. In Alaska, this sandwhich is on the menu as a McKinley Mac.
A normal sized hamburger with nothing but pickles and ketchup.
The Big MacChicken
A Big Mac with McChicken patties instead of the bun. This will definitely get both your fingers and your blood a little greasy.
The Poor-Man’s Big Mac
Order a double cheeseburger with Mac-sauce and lettuce. Ask for diced onions on the side and lettuce on your burger, both are free at McDonalds. For only a dollar all you miss out on is the Big Mac’s sesame seed bun.
Fries with Big Mac Sauce
Just ask the cashier for a side of Mac-sauce. It is delicious for dipping fries. Some even enjoy dipping their McNuggets.
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