July 1, 2008
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
July 1, 2008
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
June 1, 2008
Although nails are constantly growing, different factors affect how fast.
Keywords: nail biting nail growth
June 1, 2008
An introduction to common nail polish ingredients.
Keywords: dibutyl phthalate (DBP) ingredients mica pigments polish
May 20, 2008
According to a new survey from the Northern California Cancer Center and Asian Health Services of Oakland that specifically focused on Vietnamese nail salon workers, Vietnamese nail techs suffer from acute health effects associated with the chemicals they use in that work.
Keywords: Vietnamese salon industry working safely
September 17, 2007
The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded two Seattle non-profit groups $100,000 to help nail salons become more conscious of the toxicity of some of the chemicals used during business.
Keywords: chemicals eco-conscious salons EPA
June 1, 2006
When acrylic nail systems first became available on drugstore shelves, and statistics came out stating the number of children accidentally burned by primer — more than 500 over four years — the manufacturers noticed.
Keywords: CND Doug Schoon EZ Flow Gari-Dawn Tingler primers
October 19, 2005
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that will require cosmetics manufacturers to disclose which of their products contain chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive harm, or developmental toxicity.
Keywords: California state regulations chemicals legislation product safety
September 22, 2005
The California Assembly passed the California Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005 (SB 484). Now only Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger needs to sign the bill for it to become law.
Keywords: California state regulations chemicals legislation state licensing
September 1, 2005
Although this skin condition cannot be cured, there are ways to keep it under control. Keeping hands, feet, and nails well moisturized and well groomed can help alleviate the itchiness and scaliness associated with psoriasis.
Keywords: client health dry skin health psoriasis skin diseases
April 1, 2005
Should nail files be disinfected or tossed after one use? That’s been a hotly debated subject for some time. A group of scientific and nail industry experts may finally have the answer.
Keywords: file disinfection health implement disinfection infection nail files
February 1, 2004
One of the best-selling retail items in most salons, nail strengtheners remain a bit of a mystery to clients and nail techs alike. Here we tell you how the different types of strengtheners work and when you should use them.
Keywords: brittle nails nail dehydration nail strengtheners
March 1, 2003
With the new technology being applied to gels there is a good range of options for techs looking to create pink-and- whites, correct damaged or misshapen nails, add shine and protection to natural nails or acrylic enhancements, or give a client durable and long-wearing nail color. The main thing to keep in mind when dealing with various forms of gel is that the primary difference between them is the viscosity.
Keywords: enhancements gels monomer
December 1, 2001
A jury in Roanoke, Va., didn’t cane that the owners of a nail salon said they didn’t know they were using MMA and slapped them with a $150,000 judgment. If a “reasonable” nail tech would do it, you’d better be doing it too, or you could be held liable.
Keywords: California client health client waivers lawsuits legalities
August 1, 2001
The most powerful component in aromatherapy – and the one least understood or acknowledged – is the direct role our sense of smell has on our bodies. Why does ylang-ylang relax and rosemary stimulate? Why do some nail techs become immune to the smell of acrylic? It’s all about smell, memory, and the scientific magic that connects the two.
Keywords: aromatherapy essential oils sense of smell