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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  

CND Out to Rescue Damaged Nails

February 6, 2015  | News

The new nail repair treatment is infused with keratin protein, jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil.

Keywords: CND   health   natural nail care  

Coping With Serious Illness: A Balancing Act in the Salon

December 19, 2014  | Article

When nail tech Erin Snyder Dixon found herself in a long battle with a life-threatening disease, she knew she had to make changes so she could continue to do the work she loves — but finding the best course of action was never easy.  

Keywords: health   nail technician  

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  

Doug Schoon Talks Nail Fungus, Nail Dehydrators

October 30, 2014  | Video

Industry scientist, Doug Schoon, addresses the most recent information about fungal nail infections and the potential for secondary mold infections of the nail plate. Schoon also answers questions about how nail dehydrators improve adhesion of L&P nail coatings to the natural nail.

 

If you have any questions for Schoon, e-mail [email protected]. For more information on Schoon and his weekly video series, Face-to-Face with Doug Schoon, click here.

Keywords: client health   Doug Schoon   fungal infections   health   mold  

10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Work/Life Balance

May 16, 2014  | Article

Ah, the elusive goal of balance. How do we achieve it? Instead of epic goals and aggressive life change, let’s look at what you can do now…today.     

Keywords: health   scheduling   work life balance  

Is Ours a Risky Business?

April 16, 2014  | Article

After almost three decades, a rare diagnosis prompts one nail tech to ask the question, “Is this related to my work?” In an effort to shed some light on difficult questions, we did some digging and asked some questions of our own.   

Keywords: cancer   health   healthy working  

Aerovex Systems' Healthy Air Ventilation System

November 22, 2013  | Video

Aerovex Systems' Nails Source Capture System with new Healthy Air Technology is the next generation in nail salon ventilation technology. The new portable air ventilation system is built to protect the breathing zones of nail technicians and prevent overexposure to monomer, acetone, and associated acrylic vapors and dusts.

Keywords: Aerovex Systems   air filtration   client health   health   healthy working  

Local Healthy Nail Ordinance Captures National Attention

November 15, 2010  | Article

San Francisco’s newly passed Healthy Nail Salon Recognition ordinance is intended to address occupational health hazards among the city’s more than 200 nail salons and 1,800 nail technicians. This ordinance establishes a voluntary recognition program for salons that use polishes and top and base coats that are “three-free.”

Keywords: health   ingredients   legislation  

Health: What Is Exfoliative Keratolysis?

February 1, 2009  | Article

Exfoliative Keratolysis is a condition where the top layer of the skin perpetually peels.  Though there's no cure all for the treatment of EK, a proper and consistent management strategy could give clients relief.

Keywords: health   skin conditions   skin sensitivity  

Clients and Chemotherapy

December 1, 2008  | Article

When a client is undergoing chemotherapy, you can often see it in her nails. By carefully modifying your standard manicure procedure, you can take steps to prevent problems.

Keywords: customer service   health   natural nail care   skin conditions   special needs clients  

10 Common Nail Myths Debunked

September 1, 2008  | Article

Rumor Has It: Your client is the type who believes everything she hears. If it’s published on the Internet, it must be true, right? Luckily, you know better. Educate your clients on the truth behind 10 common nail misconceptions.

Keywords: disinfection   health   nail diseases   nail myths   salon sanitation  

Balancing Work and Home Life

July 1, 2007  | Article

Balancing work and home life can be a tough task in many professions, and nail techs are often susceptible to last minute appointments and closing time squeeze-ins. NAILS asked salon professionals if it is possible to maintain a healthy balance between work and personal life, and if so, how have they managed to do it.

Keywords: health   healthy working   preventing burnout   stress   time management  

Beauty + Health Benefit

February 1, 2007  | Article

Spa goers want to see cosmetic and health benefits from their beauty treatments.

Keywords: health   medical pedicures   skin care   spas  

You Can't Disinfect Pumice

September 1, 2006  | Article

Keywords: client health   disinfection   health   pedicure safety   pumice stones  

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