One of the first things my mom and sister told me when I got pregnant was that I needed to keep taking care of myself - i.e. still get regular haircuts and pedicures. I totally love and agree with this idea.

So my question is how did you make an effort to avoid the intense chemical smells that come along with the salons - like the chemicals used with hair dye and acrylic nails? Or did you even try to avoid them?

I'm thinking of maybe going to an Aveda or some other kind of natural products salon during pregnancy. Or maybe trying to go first thing in the morning when there wouldn't be any/many other appointments. But I'm just not sure. I'm almost 7 weeks, so I'm trying to be especially careful in the first tri.