December 1, 1999
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
February 1, 1997
The Food and Drug Administration has re-affirmed its stand against the use of methyl methacrylate (MMA) in nail products. All nail technicians should not hesitate to report MMA usage to the proper authorities.
April 1, 1996
NAILS offers common questions and answers that you can share directly with your clients.
Keywords: educating clients
December 1, 1995
Some nail products are truly hypoallergenic, but don’t consider the term a guarantee against allergic reactions. Pay as much attention to client reactions as you do to product labels.
Keywords: allergic reactions
June 1, 1994
Although a recently published study reports that female cosmetologists who work full-time and regularly use chemicals face up to twice the risk of miscarriage as other women, researcher Esther John, Ph.D., cautions nail technicians not to take the information out of context.
Keywords: working while pregnant
June 1, 1993
Although structurally small, the cuticle plays an important role in maintaining the integrity and function of the nail and its surrounding tissues.
Keywords: cuticle treatments cuticles fungal infections health