May 13, 2015
We will continue to update this page with statistics and important health and safety resources for nail salon owners, nail technicians, and consumers.
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May 12, 2015
Focusing on the tiny details of manicures and pedicures all day, not to mention the intricacies of nail art, can eventually take a toll on vision and eye health. If you’re experiencing blurry vision or other symptoms, find out what to do to alleviate the problem and what preventive measures you can take now to protect your eye health in the future.
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April 13, 2015
If you’re expecting, you may be worried about the effects that working in a nail salon all day could have on your unborn baby. Learn what you need to know about working through your pregnancy to protect yourself and your bundle of joy.
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March 12, 2015
If your neck is sore, your back is tight, and you’re cranky from sitting all day, it might be time to put a little “om” in your manicure chair.
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March 1, 2015
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.
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February 17, 2015
When taught in a business environment, Transcendental Meditation has been linked to reductions in absenteeism, ill health, and stress, and increases in focus and productivity.
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January 28, 2015
Is your salon atmosphere harrowing and tense? Are you a stress case most of the day? NAILS takes a look at the phenomenon of frenzy and explores some workable solutions.
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December 23, 2014
You might think that another nail tech would be critical of your work, but performing services on her shouldn’t be intimidating as long as you follow the same procedure you would with any valued client. Review these common nail tech health and nail issues, and follow some helpful tips so your client can relax and be on the receiving end of an enjoyable, soothing nail service for a change.
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November 26, 2014
The Tru-Align Body System from Kacelia can be used for 20 minutes at the end of your workday to ease back and neck pain and correct posture and alignment.
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November 1, 2014
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.
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October 28, 2014
Associated Nail Professionals is a new organization established to support and protect the careers of nail professionals.
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September 16, 2014
Vicki Peters demonstrates an effective exercise to help alleviate the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome.
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June 10, 2014
The towels are lint-free, strong, disposable, and absorbent.
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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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