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Alanna Wall and Polished Girlz on The Ellen Show

March 5, 2013  | Video

Alanna Wall appeared recently on The Ellen Show to talk about her charity organization Polished Girlz. This incredible young entrepreneur started a non-profit organization that provides manicures for children in hospitals. Ellen had a very special surprise for her!

Click here and here for more on Alanna.

Keywords: charity   media coverage   nail art   nail techs doing good  

Under the Microscope: Plantar Fasciitis

February 28, 2013  | Article

Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissues that runs from the heel to the toes.

Keywords: feet   plantar fasciitis   Under the Microscope  

Podiatrist-Owned CleanSpa Sets a Shining Example

February 22, 2013  | Article

CleanSpa is a partnership of a podiatrist and nail technicians in a new spa setting — the foot spa. Here, nail technicians have the opportunity to perform pedicures for people who not only need their services, but appreciate their special expertise.   

Keywords: podiatrists   salon profiles   salon sanitation  

Beauty Defined

February 19, 2013  | Article

Milady’s Beauty & Wellness Dictionary, 3rd Edition, is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, A to Z reference of beauty and wellness-related terms.

Keywords: books   Milady   wellness  

Condition Skin With Exotic Oils

February 19, 2013  | Article

Body Drench has introduced three new body lotions sure to send clients’ senses swirling.

Keywords: argan oil   Body Drench   lotions  

Fancy Footrest Is Ergonomic

February 19, 2013  | Article

The new Gulfstream footrest is ergonomically designed with contoured footrest pads and an adjustable center pad to gently elevate the client’s feet, creating ease for both the technician and client.

Keywords: ergonomic furnishings   ergonomic products   ergonomics   Gulfstream Plastics   pedicure equipment  

San Francisco Recognizes Healthy Nail Salons

February 19, 2013  | Article

San Francisco’s Healthy Nail Salon Program aims to reward nail salons that make safer choices for their employees, customers, and the environment.

Keywords: chemical safety   product safety   working safely  

UV Nail Lamps Do Not Increase Skin Cancer Risk, New Study Finds

February 19, 2013  | Article

UV nail lamps do not appear to significantly increase the lifetime risk of keratinocyte carcinoma — a type of non-melanoma skin cancer — in consumers, reports a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

Keywords: cancer   product safety   skin cancer   UV light safety   UV lights  

You Are Now Entering the Breathing Zone: Salon Ventilation Guide

February 6, 2013  | Article

The invisible beachball-sized sphere of air that surrounds your face in all directions is a great place to start implementing efficient salon ventilation. NAILS walks you through all of the things you need to know, from what to look for in a ventilation system to how the components work to a few tweaks you can make in your day-to-day habits for extra protection. Get ready to breathe easy.

Keywords: Aerovex Systems   Air Impurities Removal Systems   Alfalfa Nail Supply   Americanails   Erica's Advanced Technical Abrasives  

Gelish VitaGel Application and Removal

February 1, 2013  | Video

A demo on how to properly apply and remove Hand and Nail Harmony's VitaGel.

Keywords: Gelish   Hand & Nail Harmony  

Under the Microscope: Corns

January 28, 2013  | Article

A corn is a horny growth of thickened skin, often with a central seed of hardened, dead skin cells.

Keywords: corns   Under the Microscope  

Learn to Be a Podiatric Assistant

January 19, 2013  | Article

The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM), a medical specialty society affiliated with the American Podiatric Medical Association, recently began  partnering with Medinail Learning Center (MLC), an online training system, to offer a comprehensive training and certification program for Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistants.

Keywords: medispa services   podiatrists  

Enough Is Enough

January 18, 2013  | Article

When it comes to anti-aging products, “active ingredients can do more harm than good when too much is used.

Keywords: anti-aging   skin care  

Alanna Polishes Nails!

January 15, 2013  | Video

Alanna J. Wall is profiled in our February issue for the work she has done helping others. This video gives us a glimpse into her organization, Polished Girlz, and their efforts to provide manicures to girls who need it most.

You Have Our Word

January 4, 2013  | Article

In 2000, when news broke about the potential dangers of whirlpool spas, many salon owners were horrified to hear of the sanitation shortcuts happening within the industry. Today, conscientious techs find creative ways to let every client know of their pledge to provide safe services — every time.

Keywords: Dashing Diva   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation  

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