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Closing In On Ingrown Toenails

December 1, 2002  | Article

Wearing tight, closed-toed shoes is an invitation for ingrown toenails. Soreness, irritation, and pain are just a few symptoms clients live with. Here we give you tried-and-true solutions to ease client discomfort.

Keywords: ingrown toenails   nail diseases   pedicure implements  

Carpal Tunnel: Take Matters Into Your Own Hands

July 1, 2002  | Article

Once viewed as “ New-age alternatives,” massage, acupuncture, and the Alexander techniques are gaining ground as conservative approaches to preventing and alleviating the painful and sometimes debilitating symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomics   massage  

Making the Change

March 1, 2002  | Article

It’s known as “the change of life” for good reason. Menopause brings many changes to a woman’s body – and not all are welcome. But there are ways you can make your change for the better.

Keywords: aging nail technicians   breast cancer awareness   hormones   women's health  

Nails in the Real World: How to Handle Salon Mishaps With Finesse

August 1, 2001  | Article

Keywords: nail injuries   primers  

On the Lookout for Domestic Violence

February 1, 2001  | Article

The death of Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994 propelled nail tech Sue Yahnian to channel her energy into preventing violence against women. She feels nail techs are in a unique position to recognize signs of abuse and steer clients to resources for help.

Just My Opinion: Nail Techs and Doctors Working Together

October 1, 2000  | Article

Keywords: working with doctors  

Lab Reports

January 1, 2000  | Article

Bonn vs. MMA: She’s going the distance

December 1, 1999  | Article

Keywords: MMA  

Class Act Cleanliness

June 1, 1999  | Article

Opened this January by Rosemary Weiner, The Brass Rose Spa & Salon houses manicure stations with localized running water, hospital-grade autoclaves, and a negative-pressure nail enhancement room.

Keywords: autoclaves   NAILS Salon of the Year Awards  

To Mask or Not to Mask?

November 1, 1998  | Article

Explain to your clients that acrylic vapors aren't harmful to them; they just smell bad.

Keywords: masks   Nail Manufacturers Council   working safely  

Do Hormones Cause Artificial Nails to Lift?

September 1, 1998  | Article

Though doctors cite a lack of scientific evidence that hormones influence product lifting, some nail technicians say their clients’ experiences provide all the proof they need.

Keywords: client health   Doug Schoon   effect of menopause on nails   effects of medications on nails   eponychium  

Getting to Know You

July 1, 1998  | Article

Doctors, dentists, and many other professionals rely on client consultations to better serve their patients or clients. Nail technicians can increase client loyalty, as well as their own technical skills, by incorporating this important step into their service.

Keywords: client consultation  

NIOSH Studies EMA

November 1, 1997  | Article

Artificial nail products are composed of various chemicals. The main ingredient for most artificial nail products is ethyl methacrylate (KMA). In 1974 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned a similar chemical, methyl methacrylate (MMA), for use in nail products because of its harmful effects during application. Despite the FDA ban, MMA is still found in trace amounts in some products.

Keywords: chemical safety   ventilation   work-related injuries  

Tip Of The Month

August 1, 1997  | Article

Rebecca Byrne of At Your Fingertips in San Mateo. Calif., noticed that many of her clients’ hands and cuticles had become unusually rough and dry over the past winter.

Keywords: dry skin   dry skin services   winter services  

Eating Carrots Will Make Your Nails Stronger ... and Other Nail Myths

March 1, 1997  | Article

There are just about as many myths circulating about nail care as there are Elvis’ whereabouts. As a nail technician you have a responsibility to your clients to know what constitutes good nail care practice … and what is just plain hogwash.

 

Keywords: CND   fungus   nail diseases   polish  

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