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Polished with Gloves

February 1, 2008  | Article

Polished Hand & Foot Spa impresses clients with its cleanliness.

Keywords: client health   gloves   salon sanitation  

Are Nail Biting Woes Over?

February 1, 2008  | Article

Cosmetics marketer in the Netherlands says he's found a cure to habitual nail biting.

Keywords: nail biting   onychophagy  

Here, Smell This: Product Shelf Life

February 1, 2008  | Article

You may be able to determine if the mystery item in the back section of the fridge has gone bad by a deep, hearty inhale, but does the nose test work on salon products? Read below to learn what it's time to throw out your stock — and how to do it without harming the earth.

Keywords: consumer concerns   product disposal  

Got Space? Get Yoga

February 1, 2008  | Article

If you've got the room, why not round out your salon's offerings by introducing yoga to mix?

Keywords: adding new services   business   business building   healthy working   keeping your business competitive  

U.S. Deaths From Drug-Resistant Staph on the Rise

October 18, 2007  | News

A new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the number of deaths caused by MRSA staph infections in the U.S. may soon surpass the number of deaths caused by AIDS, writes the Associated Press.

Keywords: MRSA   pedicure sanitation   staph infections  

Non-Profit Groups Looking Into Toxicity of Salon Chemicals

September 17, 2007  | News

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded two Seattle non-profit groups $100,000 to help nail salons become more conscious of the toxicity of some of the chemicals used during business.

Keywords: chemicals   eco-conscious salons   EPA  

Midwest Techs Join Together for Charity Nail Competition

September 5, 2007  | News

The second-annual Nail Artists Helping Children Charity Nail Competition takes place Sunday, November 4 in Rockford, Ill.

Keywords: charity   nail techs doing good  

Illinois Woman Sues Nail Salon

May 11, 2007  | News

Plaintiff Cheryl Reader is suing Diamond Nails in Wood River, Ill. alleging that during a pedicure, a technician scraped the bottom of her foot pro-ducing an open wound and bleeding.

Keywords: lawsuits   pedicures  

Put Some Medi in Your Pedi (Learning to Do Medical Pedicures)

May 1, 2007  | Article

So-called “medi pedis” are catching on with consumers despite the fact that there are no strict guidelines on what they entail or who can perform them. Salons that offer this therapeutic service promise clients a high level of sanitation, scrupulous callus reduction, superior treatment products, and expert knowledge on the part of the practitioner.

Keywords: medical pedicures   working with doctors  

Wisconsin Launches a Public Awareness Campaign About Salon Safety

April 4, 2007  | News

The Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing launched a campaign to educate salon professionals and consumers about nail and hair salon safety.

Keywords: salon safety   salon sanitation   staph infections   state licensing   Wisconsin  

You Can Help Fight Breast Cancer, Starting at ISSE

February 2, 2007  | News

The “Nail Community Cares” campaign to fight breast cancer needs volunteers to help spread the word and peddle its signature pink high-shine buffers.

Keywords: breast cancer awareness   charity   CND   Kupa   OPI products  

Going the Distance (Restoring Runners' Feet)

February 1, 2007  | Article

Runners’ feet crave special attention. Rev up your pedicure business by catering to those clients who run for fun or fitness. A foot is a runner’s first point of impact — you can be their first line of defense against injury, through service and education.

Keywords: callus   damaged toenails   pedicures   plantar fasciitis   runners pedicure  

The Underlying Problem

December 1, 2006  | Article

Most of us have been affected by trauma to the nail — a car door, a hammer, even marathon training. If you haven’t experienced it directly, you’ve more than likely seen a client with a subungual hematoma. Learn when to leave it alone, when you can apply an enhancement, and when to refer the client to a doctor.

Keywords: client health   nail diseases   nail trauma   subungual hematoma  

Keep it Clean!

October 1, 2006  | Article

All salon personnel must understand and practice the steps to properly sterilize, sanitize and disinfect before and after every service.

Keywords: disinfecting foot spas   healthy working   implement disinfection   salon sanitation  

How to Prevent Lifting

October 1, 2006  | Article

Lifting nails are frustrating to the nail tech and annoying to the client. Left uncorrected, they could trap water and be the first step toward a bacterial infection. But before we get defensive and start pointing fingers, let’s check out the nails — and let them do the talking.

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The U.S. Vietnamese salon industry represents more than half of all salons. VietSALON serves this market with a bi-monthly Vietnamese language print magazine and a community-oriented website.

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