May 19, 2011
Sometimes it can be hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to potential hazards associated with work in the nail industry. With persuasive voices on both sides of the issue, we wondered how many of you feel you are jeopardizing your health by working in the salon.
September 1, 2010
Caused by allergens that come into contact with the skin, allergic contact dermatitis often clears up on its own when sufferers avoid the offending agent.
November 1, 2008
Dermatologists are warning that harmless-looking henna tattoos could contain a harmful chemical.
November 1, 2005
What happens when the job you love becomes the source of your ill health? Rather than giving up nails, make some adjustments when you become “allergic to your job.”
November 1, 2004
Older clients require extra care to keep their hands and feet in good condition. Give them the attention they deserve by creating services just for them, adding extras that will benefit them such as paraffin dips, and keeping them educated on at-home care.
June 1, 2000
Understand your risk of allergic and irritant reactions to the products you work with and you can probably prevent problems before they start.
February 1, 1998
August 1, 1996
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.
May 1, 1994
When a client develops a rash around her fingertips or on her neck or face, she may be allergic to a chemical in a nail product you use. Determining which chemical, however, is best left to a dermatologist.
December 1, 1993
May 1, 1993
Protecting oneself against chemical absorption at the salon starts with the simple practice of wearing gloves or applying a barrier cream.
January 1, 1993
December 1, 1992
Breast Cancer Awareness: The Month to Think Pink20 photos
Green Salon: Features of an Environmentally Friendly Nail Salon10 photos
In the medical and scientific world it’s known as pseudomonas. In the salon, it’s more commonly referred to as “greenies.
What is causing the deep horizontal ridges and swollen cuticles in my client’s nails?
How do you track your sales and other records throughout the year?
Is there a business-related New Year’s resolution you find yourself making every year?
Do your clients ask about polish being “three-free”?
Reader to Reader: Are you still loyal to the product brands you learned with in nail school?
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