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What Are Splinter Hemorrhages?

June 1, 2008  | Article

They get their name from their resemblance to a little splinter wedged under the nail. In most cases, these small thin lines are harmless. But techs should be aware they could signal a larger problem.

Keywords: fungal infections   nail diseases   nail trauma   psoriasis   splinter hemorrhage  

Do You Know Where Your MSDS Are?

June 1, 2008  | Article

What you need to know about your Material Safety Data Sheets.

Keywords: educational materials   product safety  

Caring for the Elderly

June 1, 2008  | Article

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  

BACKSCRATCHERS Salon Vac system

May 9, 2008  | Video

Attractive curved front, available in hundreds of colors, matte or gloss finishes, access from the back. When you place your order, our customer service department will contact you to assist in your selection of unit color and finish. Visit www.backscratchers.com (Resources/Downloads page) to download the Salon Vac brochure.

Keywords: Backscratchers   salon sanitation  

BACKSCRATCHERS Glass Glaze system

May 9, 2008  | Video

See how to apply Backscratchers' Glass Glaze system and how to use the Salon Aseptic system

Keywords: Backscratchers   Glass Glaze   wraps  

10 Tips for Staying Healthy at Work

May 1, 2008  | Article

The job of nail tech poses a few special challenges when it comes to your health. The good news is, little changes go a big way toward ensuring a long and healthy career.

Keywords: air quality   ergonomics   healthy working   minimizing stress   time management  

Is the recent consumer press about possible dangers at nail salons good or bad?

May 1, 2008  | Article

Read how nail technicians and salon owners keep their clients' confidence and dispel their fears by making safety and sanitation in the salon an open book.

Keywords: consumer concerns   negative industry press   salon sanitation  

Protection for E-File Users

May 1, 2008  | Article

It’s most important to wear a mask when filing artifi cial nails. “Especially if you use an electric file,” says Schoon.

Keywords: electric file safety   electric files   working safely  

Feet by OPI

April 28, 2008  | Video

Feet by OPI pedicure system is a system of professional products developed to transform ordinary pedicures into extraordinary spa services. It's a system so simple, it's perfect.

Keywords: feet   OPI products   pedicures   salon sanitation  

Poshé Super-Fast Drying TopCoat

April 1, 2008  | Product

New and improved formula is healthier since it no longer contains phthalates.

Keywords: client health   dibutyl phthalate (DBP)   fast dry top coats   nail diseases   Poshe  

Health Tip: Use Smaller Portions

April 1, 2008  | Article

Scooping your products into smaller containers helps avoid waste and prevents cross contamination.

Keywords: client health   Doug Schoon   healthy working   product contamination   salon sanitation  

The Pedicurist Is In

April 1, 2008  | Article

Offering pedicure services to foot care patients in the doctor's office provides ideal setting for the foot shy.

Keywords: booth rental   foot care   FootsieBath   medical pedicures  

What Is Psoriasis?

April 1, 2008  | Article

Psoriasis is a chronic, recurring condition that commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin. These patches frequently occur on the elbows and knees, but can affect any area including the fingernails and toenails.

Keywords: nail diseases   psoriasis   skin conditions  

When Your Client Is Expecting

April 1, 2008  | Article

Salons are carving out a niche by catering to expectant mothers. Moms-only menus, specialized massage, and targeted retail goodies are just the beginning. With some planning and training you can add to the joy — and relieve the discomforts — during the nine months before birth.

Keywords: pedicure safety   pregnant clients   working while pregnant  

Bad Press? Who Cares?

April 1, 2008  | Article

Has the hubbub surrounding salon sanitation had a measurable effect on your business?

Keywords: consumer concerns   negative industry press   salon sanitation  

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