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10 Healthy Work Habits That Will Extend Your Career

February 23, 2016  | Article

It’s easy to get so caught up in your work that you forget to take care of yourself, but healthy habits are an investment in your future. Post this list near your work station to remind yourself to practice self care.

Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis   ergonomics   health   healthy working  

Stay Fit While You Sit

March 1, 2015  | Article

The latest studies prove it: The more you sit, the less you’re fit. As a nail tech who sits most of the day, you might have come to see your job as a fitness foe. NAILS looks at the research on sitting and suggests ways you can get out of the chair to stand up for your health.

Keywords: chairs   ergonomics   exercise   health   healthy working  

A Pain in the Wrist: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

November 1, 2014  | Article

Nail techs are especially vulnerable to hand and wrist maladies, particularly carpal tunnel syndrome. Educating yourself about its symptoms and causes can help you prevent, treat, or resolve an existing condition.    

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomics   health   healthy working  

Whistle While You Work

February 21, 2014  | Article

Here’s a compilation of physical and mental activities — everything from stretching to rewiring — that can change your outlook and help you see that morning or midday cup of coffee as half full.

Keywords: customer service   ergonomics   healthy working   learning new techniques   Personal Trainer  

Laptop Stand Doubles as Mani Station

December 28, 2013  | Article

Nail tech and hairstylist Melissa Thun of Studio Four in North Bend, Ore., found ergonomic ease on Amazon in the form of a Windsor laptop table she uses to perform manicures.

Keywords: ergonomics   manicure tables  

Sitting Pretty

December 1, 2013  | Article

The demands of the job put nail techs at risk of developing chronic pain in their shoulders and back. Learn how proper posture can combat the risk by reducing muscle strain and fatigue.

Keywords: ergonomics   posture  

Position Hands Properly

June 17, 2013  | Article

The Pampered Perch hand and foot support was developed by nail tech Theresa Cantu to hold clients’ hands and feet in position while she worked on their manicures and pedicures free from back, neck, and arm stress.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomic products   ergonomics   ganglion cysts  

Pampered Perch Ergonomic Arm and Foot Rest

March 26, 2013  | Product

The Pampered Perch improves the technician’s hand position, helping prevent conditions such as ganglion cysts or carpal tunnel syndrome in wrists.

Keywords: ergonomic products   ergonomics  

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  

No More Looking Down

December 5, 2012  | Article

Success came at a price for nail tech Carrie Bomar. After spending countless hours each day looking down at clients’ hands, her neck began to hurt, a result of the posture most nail technicians assume.

Keywords: ergonomic furnishings   ergonomic products   ergonomics   manicure tables  

Get a [More Ergonomic] Grip

June 27, 2012  | Article

According to Young Nails’ Greg Salo, the most ergonomic way to do this is with an over-grip.

Keywords: electric filing techniques   ergonomics  

Ergonomic Basics for Nail Techs

November 18, 2011  | Article

The Nail Manufacturers’ Council offers nail professionals these basic tips to prevent or eliminate the injuries, pain, and discomfort sometimes associated with salon work. Working ergonomically can eliminate muscle strain, benefitting both your physical and psychological health.

Keywords: ergonomics   NMC   posture   working safely  

It’s a Sore Subject

October 4, 2011  | Article

Achy shoulders, numb thumbs, sore muscles, and persistent exhaustion. Sometimes aches and pain seem like an unavoidable by-product of doing nails. One nail tech disagrees.

Keywords: ergonomics   exercise  

Posture Primer

August 1, 2010  | Article

If you’re like many nail techs, you go home after a long day with aches and pain in your hands, shoulders, and back. Proper posture and improved ergonomics can help reduce these symptoms that are often viewed as an unavoidable side effect of being a nail tech.

Keywords: ergonomic products   ergonomics   manicure areas   pedicure areas  

RadaPro Ergonomic Pedicure File

July 29, 2010  | Product

New from RadaPro, the Ergonomic Pedicure File relieves wrist strain and promotes good salon hygiene.

Keywords: ergonomic products   ergonomics   files   pedicure products   pedicures  
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