May 13, 2015
We will continue to update this page with statistics and important health and safety resources for nail salon owners, nail technicians, and consumers.
Keywords: client health health healthy working industry research nail technician health
October 1, 2014
This month we asked nail techs: How do you achieve a good work/life balance?
Keywords: crowdsourcing healthy working work life balance
February 21, 2014
Here’s a compilation of physical and mental activities — everything from stretching to rewiring — that can change your outlook and help you see that morning or midday cup of coffee as half full.
Keywords: customer service ergonomics healthy working learning new techniques Personal Trainer
November 16, 2011
To celebrate Thanksgiving and get in the holiday spirit, NAILS asked nail techs on our Facebook page (www.faceboook.com/nailsmag): What, in your professional lives, are you thankful for? Your responses ranged from your boss to your clients to the flexibility and creativity that come with being a nail tech. We, at NAILS, are thankful for all of you who are dedicated to the industry.
Keywords: client relationships employee issues healthy working
November 1, 2010
A new online continuing education course from Milady teaches the salon and spa professional how to avoid dangerous situations while keeping the salon or spa clean.
Keywords: continuing education disinfection healthy working Milady salon sanitation
January 1, 2010
Sure we love our clients and the work we do, but it’s our relationships with coworkers that can make the difference between a so-so work environment and a place we look forward to returning to day after day. NAILS asked readers: What do you do that’s special or unique at your salon to foster team spirit?
Keywords: healthy working motivation reader surveys salon atmosphere staff management
October 1, 2008
Increase your client's comfort while reducing your muscle fatigue with this innovative product.
Keywords: client health ergonomic products healthy working manicure accessories nail trends
June 1, 2008
Staying active has to be a conscious effort. We can’t hold our jobs totally responsible for our weight issues, but they do play a role. I’ve seen from personal experience the effect of a sedentary job.
Keywords: As I See It exercise healthy working wellness work life balance
June 1, 2008
Clients ages 8 to 80 enjoy salon services, but how techs handle an 8-year-old client will be different from how they handle her senior counterpart. Techs can develop a reputation for being the go-to girl among this expanding demographic by understanding the needs of an older client — and taking the time to meet those needs.
Keywords: building your clientele customer service elderly clients fungus healthy working
April 1, 2008
Scooping your products into smaller containers helps avoid waste and prevents cross contamination.
Keywords: client health Doug Schoon healthy working product contamination salon sanitation
November 1, 2006
A career in the nail industry has its fair share of rewards, but with it can come issues that challenge even the most die-hard professional. From finding it difficult to retail products to being allergic to chemicals in the salon, it seems almost every nail tech has some concerns regarding her occupation.
Keywords: allergic reactions communicating with customers continuing education cosmetology schools customer service
January 1, 1998
My “girls gossip network” of caring clients provided me with a life-saving connection.
Keywords: charity health healthy working networking
May 1, 1993
Tired and cranky? Bothered by headaches, nausea, or blurred vision? It may be you’re sensitive to the chemicals you work with. Short of entering a plastic bubble, learn how to protect yourself from chemical overexposure.
Keywords: allergic reactions chemical safety healthy working work related injuries