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Safety First [a guide to keep your salon safe]

August 1, 2008  | Article

It’s the end of a long day. You’re filing toenails and tired when your file slips and slices into the toe, drawing blood. What do you do? An elderly client stumbles and takes a bad fall to the ground. What do you do? A fellow nail tech is pregnant and working beside you when her water suddenly breaks. What do you do?

Keywords: salon sanitation   working safely  

NSI Products - Sanitation & Disinfection

July 2, 2008  | Video

Watch step-by-step demonstrations covering acrylic, gel and nail art.

Keywords: disinfection   NSI   salon sanitation  

The Truth About Hormones and Nails

July 1, 2008  | Article

There’s a theory floating around that suggests hormones can wreak havoc on nails, causing the product to lift and nails to “fall off .” Is there any truth to the tale or are the affects of hormones the stuff of urban legends?

Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   brittle nails   Doug Schoon   effects of medications on nails   hormones  

Retail Boutique: SPF Products

July 1, 2008  | Article

The sun-drenched days of summer are here, and along with them, harsh UV rays. This month, we lay out an assortment of SPF products that clients can use while they enjoy the outdoors.

Keywords: Gigi   LCN   OPI Products   skin care   SPF  

What Is Onycholysis?

July 1, 2008  | Article

Onycholysis is when the nail separates from the nail bed. It’s a very common condition, and one that, if treated quickly, poses no danger to clients.

Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   fungal infections   nail diseases   nail separation   onycholysis  

New Approach May Render Staph Harmless

June 1, 2008  | Article

Exciting new treatment strategy could help the body defend against potentially lethal strains of antibiotic-resistant Staph, also known as MRSA.

Keywords: client health   healthy working   infection control   MRSA   salon sanitation  

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   MSDS   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  


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 (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  

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