9 Things You Should Look for in a Nail Salon

When it comes to nail salons, it's not just about the glitter and polish. Before you make that next trip to get a manicure or pedicure, heed this advice from industry insider Athena Elliott.

"There is a lot of money to be made out there. And unfortunately, there is a lot of money to be made, at your cost," Elliott told ABC News' "20/20."

Elliott has been a nail technician for 34 years. After realizing how many of her peers ignored the industry's sanitation protocol, she said she wants to expose the habitual horrors that put customer safety and health at risk. So every week, Elliott goes undercover and reviews salons' cleanliness for her website, safesalonrating.com.