OMG! Your poor niece! I don't know how old she is, but I seriously feel bad for her. I had a bad experience, a few years ago, but I'm in Boston
suburbs. They snipped my cuticle too closely (before applying the nails). One finger started to bleed. What is one thing you don't want to "share" with strangers? RIGHT! Your BLOOD! The nail tech took out the styptic powder and scooped out a tiny bit & applied to my finger.
It was still bleeding so SHE USED THE SAME CUTICLE STICK TO "Double Dip" THE STYPTIC & apply more. I told her that "you're not supposed to do that" as my stomach sank. She just went on with what she was doing, acting like she didn't know what I was saying.
I told my girlfriend (who I had gone with), and she got a little pissed-off at me for 'making a scene' when I told the manager before we checked out. What I did: I called the local BOARD OF HEALTH in my city & they already had a few complaints on file. They investigated, & closed the shop until EVERYTHING was spotless & the nail techs were taught appropriate procedures foruse of transferable products. Perhaps you could do that, too and contact the STATE BOARD of LICENSING (because they HAVE to have had courses & passed a state exam to be working in that position). HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE! I really think that's what's wrong with America today--Nobody wants to be
responsible for their actions! Well, Wishing You the Best Of Luck!!