Let's Nail It!

16th to the 23rd October 2017

The Let's Nail It campaign is back! Join Unseen in putting two fingers up to slavery in nail salons. Together, we can take on modern slavery in the beauty industry. Let's Nail It.

Last year celebrities, businesses and community groups across the country painted their nails neon yellow to raise awareness of slavery in nail salons during Unseen's 'Let's Nail It' campaign. This year we've teamed up with The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC) to work with salons and the public to raise awareness of the problem and help stop slavery in nail bars, for good.

From 16th – 23rd of October, Let's Nail It 2017 aims to empower everyone to be able to recognise this hidden crime and report it. To do this we need your help.

How to get involved

If you need help, or you think someone may be a victim of slavery or exploitation, call the confidential UK modern slavery helpline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

08000 121 700

You can also report all concerns through the Helpline Website.

Report Online

Here are some signs for you to look out for

What do employees look like?
Do they appear withdrawn and neglected or unwilling to engage? Do they appear younger than you'd expect? Are they avoiding eye contact, or is the presence or behaviour of another individual making them appear frightened? Are they resistant to being paid directly?
Is there a manager who takes the money and is overbearing or abusive?
Are there living quarters upstairs or attached to the nail salon? Are employees brought to work at the same time?

What do they sound like?
Do they seem hesitant to talk? Do they speak to others in the salon? Can they speak English? Being unable to speak English can increase people's vulnerability.

How do you feel?
It's difficult to quantify, but trust your gut instinct. Do prices seem 'too good to be true'? Is the vibe you're getting making you feel uncomfortable? If you can't quite put your finger on it but you feel that some of the above indicators are present, you can report suspicions to the Modern Slavery Helpline.


Here's what you need to do


Find out more about the event, how your salon can get involved and how to register for free using the button below.


We'll send you everything you need to start talking to your clients about exploitation in nail salons and tips on how to get fundraising


During the week of Let's Nail It help Unseen, BABTAC, the media and the general public stick two fingers up to slavery!