health


Medinail Learning Center Announces Educational Webinars for Nail Technicians
  • February 10, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

Medinail Learning Center (MLC) has launched a series of monthly webinars for nail techs. “Our webinars are designed to enhance the knowledge and success of nail technicians,” says Janet McCormick, vice president of educational development for

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Keywords: health  
Study Confirms Findings That UV Nail Lamps Do Not Cause Cancer
  • November 20, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

The Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) Nail Manufacturers Council on Safety (NMC) announced its support for the latest independent, peer-reviewed study demonstrating that UV (ultraviolet) lamps commonly used for hardening gel-polish are safe and do not increase the

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Keywords: health  
CVS Reconsiders Its Stance on Acetone IDing
  • August 20, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Poor acetone. It’s a nail product that people love to hate. Whether it’s a nail tech who gets burned by the flammable liquid (don’t put acetone in the microwave, people!) or a client who feels the

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Keywords: California   Hawaii   health   salon safety   West Virginia  
French Agency Recommends Regulations for Fish Pedicures
  • May 3, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

I haven’t seen fish pedicures in the news for a while in the U.S., but apparently they are gaining popularity in France. A French agency for occupational health and safety is calling for “strictly regulating” the

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
“I Am a Professional. I Am Licensed.” Campaign Launched by PBA
  • April 25, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

We’ve been talking quite a bit about beauty professional licensing and the threat of deregulation lately. Many of you know my opinion on the subject already, but for the record, I want to say again that

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
Now’s a Great Time to Join Beauty Bus
  • April 18, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

While working on a story for our June issue about caring for nail clients with cancer, I reached out to nonprofit Beauty Bus for a sidebar about volunteer organizations serving this demographic. The Beauty Bus Foundation

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Keywords: Beauty for Good   health   mobile salons   salon services  
94% of U.S. Voters Support Required Licensing for Beauty Professionals, PBA Finds
  • April 18, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

An overwhelming majority (94%) of general election voters from across the U.S. overwhelmingly support the required licensing of beauty professionals and feel these licenses protect the public and improve both the quality and safety in the

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Keywords: Florida   health   Indiana   legislation   Michigan  
Suzi Weiss-Fischmann to be Honored at Delete Blood Cancer Gala
  • January 30, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, co-founder and artistic director of OPI Products Inc., will be the honoree at the Delete Blood Cancer Gala. The gala is being held at Cipriani Wall Street on May 1, 2013 to honor those

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Keywords: health  
ISSE 2013: Ergonomic Client Handrest from Pampered Perch
  • January 28, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

UPDATED 2/28/13: We have seven Pampered Perch hand/footrests to give away! Leave a comment in our blog comments section along with your city, state, and e-mail address for a chance to win. We will

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Keywords: health   products   salon safety   techniques  
3 Ventilation Success Stories
  • January 14, 2013
  • NAILS Magazine

While working on a feature story about salon ventilation for NAILS Magazine’s February issue, I came across several salon owners who are an inspiration to all of us in their installation of proper ventilation systems. Though

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Keywords: health   products   salon safety  
5 Tips for Winter Hand and Foot Care
  • December 27, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Tara O'Keeffe, pharmacist and founder of skincare manufacturer O'Keeffe's Company, says, "Each year, when the temperature and humidity drop, skin becomes easily susceptible to dryness and irritation. The hands and feet become particularly vulnerable, since they're

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Keywords: health  
San Francisco Recognizes Eight Nail Salons for Healthy Practices
  • December 14, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

While working on a nail salon ventilation story for the February issue of NAILS Magazine, I was happy to discover some U.S. cities and counties reward salons for improving their work environments. In King County (home

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
UV Nail Lamps Do Not Increase Skin Cancer Risk, New Study Finds
  • December 12, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

“UV nail lamps do not appear to significantly increase the lifetime risk of KC [keratinocyte carcinoma]” in consumers, reports a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Authors Alina Markova of Massachusetts General Hospital, the

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Keywords: health   salon safety   salon services  
Free Webinar: Doug Schoon on UV Gel Nails
  • September 19, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Want to learn the facts about the controversy surrounding UV nail lamps and products? Are you struggling to answer clients’ questions regarding the safety of UV nail services? The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is sponsoring a

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Keywords: health   salon safety  
How to Request an OSHA On-Site Consultation
  • August 27, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Labor) recently provided salons with a handy guide called Stay Healthy and Safe While Giving Manicures and Pedicures, but did you know that

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Keywords: health   salon safety  
Cosmoprof NA: Innovative Pedi Spa Changes Afoot at Gulfstream
  • July 24, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Gulfstream showcased two especially neat pedicure spa improvements at Cosmoprof North America.One is this convenient pull-out storage area on its La Lili 5. Handy, right?The other is this upgraded footrest style, which allows you to elevate

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Keywords: health   products   salon services   techniques   tradeshows  
Make America’s Foot Pain Your Gain
  • July 23, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Of course it’s not a good thing that so many Americans suffer from foot-related maladies, but for pedicurists, it’s not entirely a bad thing either. To learn the extent of the problem, the Institute for Preventive Foot

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Keywords: health  
Cosmoprof NA: Beauty Bus Opens First National Pop-Up Salon
  • July 23, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Nonprofit Beauty Bus has been providing free beauty services -- including nails (the #1 requested service), hair, and make-up -- and, along with that pampering, a sense of hope, touch, and normalcy to terminally or chronically

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Keywords: Beauty for Good   clients   health   Nevada   products  
OSHA Guide: Stay Healthy When Giving Manicures and Pedicures
  • June 19, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I encourage all of you to download the just-released “Stay Healthy and Safe While Giving Manicures and Pedicures” 20-page booklet created by OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration). It contains some helpful information and reminders

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Keywords: health   salon safety  
Premiere 2012: New Implement Sterilization Option from Science & Light Technology Inc.
  • June 3, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

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Keywords: health   products   salon safety   social media   tradeshows  
Walgreens’ Nail Salon Photos
  • March 9, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I understand the hesitancy among nail techs (and myself, to be honest, at least until I saw the salon in person) about the in-store experience at the nail salon that just opened inside a Chicago Walgreens.

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Keywords: business   health   On the Road   products   salon safety  
NMC Responds to Recent Bad Press About Gels
  • March 8, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I just heard there was a story on a local Chicago TV station last night warning about UV gels and skin cancer. And then there was the March article in Good Housekeeping titled “4 Risks of

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Keywords: health  
ABS 2012: Everything Microplane
  • March 5, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Evolving from a line of kitchen tools (yes, you guessed it, literally from a microplane citrus zester), Microplane Personal Care offers a huge assortment callus removers. The company has large professional size callus microplanes, small at-home

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Keywords: health   On the Road   products   salon safety   techniques  
ABS 2012: Easy Reflexology by Lodaat
  • March 4, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Founded by reflexologists, Lodaat (an acronym for “Living one day at a time”) offers several useful massage tools at its booth. This is a Sujok Ring, which, when rolled along a finger, activates pressure points that can

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Keywords: health   On the Road   products   techniques   tradeshows  
Create a Salon “Green Team” with Coordinator to Spearhead Efforts, says NAEFSS Report
  • February 24, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

At least one salon employee must be given the responsibility to carry out environmentally friendly practices at the salon or the initiative will fizzle out, according to a newly released white paper by the National Association

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Keywords: Beauty for Good   business   health  
Yay! Indiana Bill to Eliminate Licensing Withdrawn
  • February 6, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Yay! Indiana Bill to Eliminate Licensing Withdrawn Thanks so much for to all NAILS’ Magazine From the Editor readers who told Indiana that we need licensing and to everyone else who helped spread the word and who

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Keywords: business   health   legislation   salon safety  
ISSE 2012: Perfectly Sized Towel Warmer
  • January 29, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I recently uploaded this video to NAILStv that demoed a new towel warmer to enter the U.S. market, and it was even cooler to see it in person at ISSE. Beauty Pro’s warmer is so small. It’s

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Keywords: health   products   salon services   tradeshows  
New at the Spa: Color Therapy
  • January 20, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Aura-Soma Color Therapy Series / Courtesy of Caesars Palace Do you believe color has the power to affect the body, mind, and spirit?  Qua Baths and Spa at Caesars Palace  in Las Vegas is one of the

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Keywords: health   salon services  
Tell Indiana We Need Licensing
  • January 13, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

I am alarmed by a bill in Indiana’s state legislature that would eliminate government licensing and regulation of nail techs. House Bill 1006, authored by David Wolkins, proposes that licensing be completely eliminated for everyone in

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Keywords: business   health   legislation   salon safety  
ROB|B OPI Concept Salon Awarded Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification
  • January 6, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

The ROB|B OPI Concept Salon in Studio City, Calif., has been awarded a LEED Silver Certification, as established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. LEED is the nation’s preeminent

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Keywords: business   health   salon decor/design  
NOSK Is New
  • November 10, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I heard about a new product that was originally designed by ear, nose, and throat specialists to help asthma and allergy sufferers, but is being “repurposed” for nail salons. It’s called NOSK.A tiny personal air filtration

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Keywords: health  
Fish Pedicures Unlikely to Cause Infection, says HPA
  • October 24, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The fish pedicure hasn't been in the news much lately, but it's far from forgotten. The idea of tiny fish nibbling off the dead skin of off human feet seems to spur a visceral reaction in

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Keywords: clients   health   salon safety  
Prescription Genadur Treats Brittle Nails
  • September 23, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Up until recently there was little reason to send your clients with fragile, brittle nails to see the doctor. But now there is a brush-on prescription option available to help strengthen nails that are brittle or

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Keywords: health  
That Fungus May Not Be Your Fault
  • September 9, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld says it might not be your fault if one of your clients gets a foot fungus. In an article on AOL Healthy Living titled “Is Your Salon Causing Toenail Fungus,” Dr. Kornfeld,

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Keywords: health  
Doug Schoon's Brain Now Available on DVD
  • August 23, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Well, not literally Doug Schoon’s brain, but as many of you know Doug has been hosting regular teaching and educational webinars through his website.The instructional slide shows featured up-close and personal pictures of nail chemistry and

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Keywords: health   techniques  
Free Webinar on OSHA Standards by Doug Schoon
  • July 20, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is putting on a free webinar for salon professionals on navigating the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) standards as they apply to salons. The webinar will be led by nail

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Keywords: health  
North American School of Podology Refreshes Logo, Tagline
  • June 20, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

After more than a decade since its inception, the North American School of Podology (NASP) now has a brand new identity, supported by a new tagline and associated marketing materials, announced founder Katharin von Gavel this

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Keywords: health   salon safety  
Don’t Take Away Manicuring, Salon Regulations in Florida
  • April 12, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Update 4/15/11: Due to contradicting information available online, we went right to the source, Rep. Dorothy Hukill, regarding if salons and manicurists are included in HB 5005 or not. We heard back today and are thrilled

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
ABS 2011: Eliminer Callus Removal System
  • March 16, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Many states won't let nail salons use credo blades on clients (they can be dangerous, as you can accidentally cut clients' skin with them), but here's a callus removal alternative that uses a disposable RotoFile Caps

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Keywords: health   products   salon safety   tradeshows  
ABS 2011: Gulfstream's Portable Pedicure Spa
  • March 16, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

America's Beauty Show 2011 ended Monday afternoon, but we're going to continue sharing some of the new product launches from the show throughout the week. There were a lot of exciting new nail products!Pedi spa manufacturer

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Keywords: health   products   salon safety   tradeshows  
ABS 2011: Salon Pure Air Built-In Table Ventilation
  • March 12, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

At its America's Beauty Show booth, Salon Pure Air has a prototype of a built-in table ventilation system set-up of its award-winning salon ventilation unit. By connecting the flexible hose to a cut-out in a manicure

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Keywords: health   tradeshows  
New Laser Technique Tackles Onychomycosis
  • February 4, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The photo on the right shows the patient after two CoolBreeze treatments. Onychomycosis, or fungal infection of the nail and nail bed, is the most common of all diseases of the nails in adults, says Dr. Krista

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Keywords: health  
The “Starbucks of Nails”?: MiniLuxe Franchises
  • February 3, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

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Keywords: business   health   salon safety  
Help Beat Breast Cancer: Support Team Beauty and the Breast
  • December 29, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The 2010 Beauty and the Breast team included (left to right) Kim Simmons,  Doug Schoon, Kelly Tofflemoyer, and Marcy Avenson Join Doug Schoon and friends on an amazing journey in the fight to end breast cancer. The

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Keywords: health  
Beauty Bus Foundation Needs Your Vote!
  • December 9, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

We’ve written a lot recently about The Beauty Bus Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for terminally or chronically ill individuals and their caregivers with free in-home beauty treatments. That’s because

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   health  
Beauty Bus Foundation Offers Volunteer Training at ISSE
  • November 29, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The Beauty Bus Foundation — a non-profit organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for terminally or chronically ill individuals and their caregivers with free in-home beauty treatments — invites beauty professionals to its Beauty

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Keywords: health  
Local Nail Ordinance Captures National Attention
  • November 15, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The New York Times recently reported on the greening of San Francisco’s nail salons. In October, the City of San Francisco passed the country’s first Healthy Nail Salon Recognition ordinance. In what its backers call “a

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Keywords: health   legislation  
Purple Polish Helps Fight Alzheimer’s
  • November 9, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The girl-treprenuers of NailEZEE — Ryan, Jordan, and Erin Wolf — recently launched a trio of purple polishes to help fight Alzheimer’s. The colors — (from lightest to darkest) Lovie Dovie, Pamper Me Purple, and Power to

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Keywords: health   products   salon services  
Dr. Murad’s Original Art Raises $25K for Charity
  • October 29, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Steven A. Napolitano, deputy, LA County supervisor, presented a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the County of Los Angeles to Dr. Murad (left) at a recent charity art auction, acknowledging Dr. Murad’s philanthropic contributions at

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Keywords: health   products   salon decor/design  
CA Botana Donates Products to Angel Faces Charity
  • September 23, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

As an ongoing initiative to help adolescent girls with facial disfigurements, CA Botana donated products from their Doctor D. Schwab, Sea Enzyme, and Ambrosia Aromatherapy lines to the seventh annual Angel Faces Retreat in Encinitas, Calif.,

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Keywords: health  
On My Mind: Grades Are Important
  • September 23, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Some states, like North Carolina, require salons to post their inspection scores where consumers can see them. While I’m not necessarily a proponent of more rules and regulations for the nail industry, I do believe that

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Keywords: California   clients   Hannah Lee   health   legislation  
Study Finds No Increased Cancer Risk for Nail Techs
  • September 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Last month, scientists at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) released findings from the largest epidemiologic study of licensed California cosmetologists and nail techs. Despite the workers’ ongoing exposure to chemicals in the workplace, the

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Keywords: health  
Client Charged Extra for Mani/Pedi for Being Overweight
  • August 24, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

A Georgian woman was recently charged more for her pedicure because, get this, she was overweight.  Michelle Fonville told WSBtv.com that the owners of Natural Nails in DeKalb County, Georgia charged her $5 extra, claiming that

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Keywords: clients   Hannah Lee   health   salon services  
UV Nail Lamps Are Safe, Say Industry Experts
  • August 18, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Have you heard rumors that UV lamps are unsafe — that they may even cause cancer? Recently three industry chemists got together to test the claims made in a report by two Texas-based dermatologists that the

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Keywords: health   salon safety  
Iowa Requires Sterilization for Cuticle Nippers
  • July 15, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Earlier this year, Iowa mandated the autoclaving of certain implements in the salon. As of March, cuticle nippers (along with tweezers and comedone extractors) must be sterilized by steam, dry heat, or other sterilization equipment.  The

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
Good Morning America Goes the Scare Tactic Route
  • June 30, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Well, we’ve got another scare tactic story in the national media on our hands. And this time I’m not up in arms about the story not having its facts straight. Rather, the story of a woman

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Keywords: clients   Hannah Lee   health  
Team A.I.I. Bands Together for the Annual Revlon Run/Walk
  • June 2, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

On May 8, employees from American International Industries joined the 17th-annual Revlon Run/Walk event, which raises awareness and funds that are crucial to the fight against women’s cancers. It was held at the Los Angeles Memorial

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Keywords: health  
How to Start Going Green
  • May 26, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Where do you begin once your salon has decided to go green? The Green Spa Network offers these easy-to-implement tips that can help reduce the environmental footprint of your salon. You can start with just a few. •

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Keywords: health  
What IS the International Pedicure Association?
  • May 25, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Tomorrow (May 26) at 9 p.m. Eastern, Linda Bond, the executive director of the International Pedicure Association (IPA) will be teaching a free webinar on “IPA Explained: Just What Is the International Pedicure Association”? The approximately

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Keywords: health  
Get, Give Help Through PBA | NCA Disaster Relief Fund
  • May 7, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Salon professionals who have been affected by the recent flooding in Tennessee or tornados in Mississippi can apply for assistance from the PBA | NCA Disaster Relief Fund by filling out the Application for Aid available

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Keywords: business   health   salon safety  
Mobile Salon Reaches Cancer Patients
  • April 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The beauty industry is known for contributing to worthy causes, whether its donating flip flops (and many other items) to earthquake relief efforts in Haiti or developing and purchasing pink products whose proceeds help fight breast

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Keywords: health   On the Road   products   salon services   tradeshows  
Beauty Industry Pitches in for Haitian Earthquake Relief
  • January 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

In the aftermath of the 7.0 earthquake that shook Haiti on January 12, the beauty industry is living up to its reputation of helping people feel better by organizing a variety of relief efforts. If you

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   health   products   salon services  
On My Mind: Fear Factor Doesn’t Fly With Us
  • January 12, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Many of you are probably aware of the segment that ran on “The Dr. Oz Show” in December. (You know who Dr. Oz is…the latest “guru” who was capitulated to fame, fortune, and his own TV

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   health   On My Mind  
Dr. Fish Bites Back
  • December 14, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

In journalism school, one of the oft-repeated maxims we learned about “what is news?” went as follows: “If the story is ‘dog bites man,’ it’s not news. If the story is ‘man bites dog,’ it is.”

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Keywords: Arizona   business   clients   health   legislation  
Pedicure Protocols
  • September 15, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

The International Pedicure Association (IPA) hosts online webinars for its members about once a month, and, for the September 30 event, “From the Editors” blog readers can attend the online seminar for free, without purchasing an

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Keywords: health   salon safety  
What to Expect During an Inspection
  • September 3, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Let the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology alleviate some of your apprehension about the salon inspection process by watching the board’s interactive webinar “What to Expect During an Inspection: What You Need to Know”.

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
It’s the Little Things
  • July 27, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve met representatives of the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology several times, and I’m pleased that the board members seem genuinely interested in keeping California nail salons from getting fined during inspections. To that end,

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Keywords: health   legislation   On the Road   salon safety  
Atlanta Nail Bar Is First to Earn Platinum Certification
  • July 13, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

The Brookhaven location of Atlanta’s Natural Body Spa & Shop has just been awarded Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program. The first spa in the Southeast constructed

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Keywords: health  
Salon Inspection on YouTube
  • June 30, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I just found a professionally-done video by the Washington Department of Licensing of a nail salon inspection. You can watch the six-minute video here. The video is geared toward consumers (advising them of what to look for

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Keywords: clients   health   legislation   salon safety  
Raising a Stink (Literally)
  • June 1, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Ah, pedicure season. Or is it AAAHHHH, pedicure season? For the most part, I’m sure all of you look forward to the summer months for the natural boost to your pedicure business, but I’m also curious

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Keywords: clients   health   salon services  
Yes, It’s Effective Against Swine Flu Too
  • May 18, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

The recent Swine Flu outbreak has manufacturers of hand sanitizers and implement disinfectants scrambling to reassure the public that their products can effectively combat the H1N1 virus — better known as the swine flu. “The new strain

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Keywords: health  
International Pedicure Association Continues its Efforts
  • April 15, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

The International Pedicure Association (IPA) is continuing its mission of educating and providing support for pedicure professionals following the death of its founder, Dr. Dennis Arnold, who passed away in late 2008. “The IPA is currently

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Keywords: health  
Reach Out to Women With Cancer
  • March 20, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

I just learned that this year marks the 20th anniversary of Look Good…Feel Better, a free, non-medical, national public service program dedicated to helping women with cancer cope with the appearance-related side effects of the illness

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Keywords: health  
The New Home Fungus Test Is Free!
  • February 17, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

Salvation has arrived for that stubborn client who refuses to let a doctor take a look at that thick, yellow toenail. Woodward Laboratories has just introduced a home test kit to diagnose fungal infection — and

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Keywords: health   products  
Sole to Soul
  • January 22, 2009
  • NAILS Magazine

A friend forwarded me an interesting Associated Press article today about church volunteers who offer mini-pedicures (including a soak, pumice, nail trim, scrub, ointment, massage, and polish) to a city’s homeless, in order to both head

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Keywords: health   salon services  
On My Mind: Don’t Forget to Breathe
  • December 18, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Each year as the holidays approach (and it feels earlier and earlier every year — I saw Christmas stuff out in September this year!), the pace quickens. Clients are in a hurry (there’s shopping to be

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Keywords: clients   Hannah Lee   health   On My Mind  
One Million Women Wanted to Further Breast Cancer Research
  • October 6, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

This week, the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and the Avon Foundation launched the Love/Avon Army of Women, a groundbreaking initiative that will partner women with breast cancer researchers to find the key to what causes

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Keywords: health  
Absolutely Essential for Work-Life Balance
  • September 2, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

By and large nail techs score pretty well in the work-life balance department. You consistently cite flexible scheduling as one of the best perks of the profession and according to our last Big Big Book survey,

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Keywords: health  
Online Information
  • August 25, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

The Nail Manufacturers Council (NMC) is a group of nail manufacturers that have come together to help educate techs and salon owners about different issues affecting nail care products and services. The NMC is part of

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Keywords: health  
Welcoming Wellness Into Our Lives
  • August 8, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Have you checked out the newest NAILS blog, Healthy Tech Talk? NAILS editor Hannah Lee (that’s me) and a group of committed CND team members are taking to the blogosphere to share their trials and tribulations

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   health  
Skin Cancer Increase May Be Linked to Tanning Beds
  • July 30, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

Melanoma rates have risen 50% among young women in the United States since 1980, while melanoma rates have remained steady among young men, reported the Los Angeles Times.  Researchers theorized that the trend might be related

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Keywords: health  
North Carolina Makes the Grade
  • June 24, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I have to say I was happily surprised this morning when I logged on to the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners and saw how easy it was to navigate.

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   health   legislation   North Carolina   salon safety  
Join Doug Schoon and Walk for the Cure
  • June 23, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

“We are walking because breast cancer destroys lives,” says CND’s Doug Schoon, who, along with his teammates, will be participating in the 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk on Nov. 21-23. “Our team, called ‘Beauty and the Breast,’

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Keywords: health  
Salon Safety
  • June 13, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

I just wrote an article about salon safety for our upcoming August issue. While researching it, I found some interesting things that didn’t make it into the print edition. The article focuses on the simple, first-step

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Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  
Helping the Planet…One Salon at a Time
  • April 22, 2008
  • NAILS Magazine

As a nod to Earth Day, I decided to check out a cool new eco-chic nail salon in Los Angeles: Recess. Only five weeks old, the environmentally-friendly salon boasts that it’s in the process of LEED

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Keywords: health   On the Road   products   salon decor/design   salon services  
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