January 27, 2014
The telltale signs of a product allergy are easy to identify and hard to ignore. Educate your client about what’s happening and how you can help.
September 19, 2013
Studies done by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) consistently show allergens are present in the air of nail salons.
August 16, 2013
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.
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
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.
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Disinfectant Products: Crack Down on Grime15 photos
An important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body.
Is perfectionism on the job a blessing or a curse?
What’s the best way to recruit techs for a new salon?
What low-cost extras do you provide that clients perceive as having a high value?
Do I need a special permit to do medical pedicures?
Should the salon owner do nails herself?
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