April 16, 2014
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.
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February 21, 2014
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.
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February 13, 2014
For many nail techs, busy days filled with caring for clients leaves little time for self-care. But with a little know-how and a bit of planning, you can boost your energy and dramatically improve your health by eating right.
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November 22, 2013
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.
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August 19, 2013
If filing debris has you down, Erica’s ATA may have just the thing. Its NV210 is a portable vacuum system that can be easily moved around the salon from nail station to pedi tub.
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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.
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March 20, 2013
While the strain on the neck may be an unavoidable drawback to the job, neck pain doesn’t need to be.
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January 4, 2013
InStyle magazine dispelled a couple long-standing misconceptions about gel manicures this month and provided remedies on how to keep gel nails healthy.
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September 17, 2012
Be sure to download “Stay Healthy and Safe While Giving Manicures and Pedicures,” a recently released 20-page booklet created by OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration).
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April 23, 2012
Since most regulations are intended to protect the salon-going public rather than the nail technicians themselves, Seattle’s Healthy Nail Salon Project reaches out to salon workers to offer education and training on safe practices.
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March 17, 2012
The new web page for the Professional Beauty Association’s Nail Manufacturers Council (NMC) contains even more educational reference materials designed for beauty professionals and consumers.
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December 27, 2011
NOSK was originally designed by top ear, nose, and throat specialists to provide a natural aid to allergy and asthma sufferers, but the tiny personal air filtration device is being adapted for the nail industry.
Keywords: air filtration healthy working
November 16, 2011
To celebrate Thanksgiving and get in the holiday spirit, NAILS asked nail techs on our Facebook page (www.faceboook.com/nailsmag): What, in your professional lives, are you thankful for? Your responses ranged from your boss to your clients to the flexibility and creativity that come with being a nail tech. We, at NAILS, are thankful for all of you who are dedicated to the industry.
Keywords: client relationships employee issues healthy working
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.
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March 29, 2011
The Valentino Beauty Pure is a nail dust collector and an at-the-source air filtration system in one. All nail dust and odors are eliminated after being pulled down through a state-of-the-art filter, leaving nothing but clean air, says the company.
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