July 1, 2009
A woman was seriously injured when a bowl of acetone ignited.
With the combination of cuticle nippers, chemicals, and customers, there is always the risk of an accident — and a lawsuit. The best defense is to hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
July 1, 2009
Dr. G’s Clear Nail Antimicrobial Solution kills the germs that can cause nail infections.
June 1, 2009
Clients who suffer from chronic onychophagy — or severe nail biting — may need not only the attention of a good nail tech, but also an appointment with a professional who can help with behavior modification.
May 14, 2009
Nailtural's Soy-Based Polish Remover moisturizes and hydrates the nail bed while safely removing polish without harsh chemicals.
May 1, 2009
Woodward Lab's kit helps diagnose toenail and fingernail fungus in the privacy of your own home.
Lichen planus is an inflammatory skin condition that can be itchy, painful and leave permanent scars.
As nail techs, we’re often asked about the dangers of the smells in the salon — but it’s not the smells that should cause us concern. Learn the facts on air purification, and then take steps to protect yourself and your clients.
April 28, 2009
Shape magazine tells readers how to prepare for a trip to the nail salon, and what to do after.
April 14, 2009
It’s hard to believe the practice of aromatherapy could be harmful to a pregnant client, but in fact some essential oils — called “emmenagogues” — are known to induce menstruation or other types of bleeding.
April 1, 2009
Spoon nails are a common nail abnormality that can be easily overlooked because the mildest cases are hard to recognize. But be observant; early detection can alert clients to the early stages of a more serious medical condition.
It's hard to believe that the practice of aromatherapy could be harmful to a pregnant client.
For those rare occasions when one of your clients has to remove her acrylics on her own, outside of the salon, make sure she is prepared and does it correctly so she does not damage her nails. Here’s a tear-out do-it-yourself sheet for your clients and some tips from fellow nail techs on how to handle this subject with your clients.
March 11, 2009
Sunflower II catches nail dust at the source, helping you create a fresh air environment for you and your employees. Visit http://www.aerovexsystems.com/ for more information.
March 4, 2009
OPI’s Nail Envy Natural Nail Strengthener strengthens nails and maintains them with hydrolyzed wheat protein and calcium.
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