December 1, 2002
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
July 1, 2002
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
March 1, 2002
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
August 1, 2001
Keywords: nail injuries primers
February 1, 2001
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.
October 1, 2000
Keywords: working with doctors
January 1, 2000
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June 1, 1999
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
November 1, 1998
Explain to your clients that acrylic vapors aren't harmful to them; they just smell bad.
Keywords: masks Nail Manufacturers Council working safely
September 1, 1998
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
July 1, 1998
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
November 1, 1997
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
August 1, 1997
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
March 1, 1997
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