November 16, 2015
As the leading cause of death in the United States, heart disease is something we should all be concerned about. Because nail technology is a relatively sedentary job, it’s important to learn the risk factors and make sure you’re taking proper preventive measures to protect your heart health.
Keywords: eating healthy fitness healthy working
October 22, 2015
Osteoarthritis is often referred to as a “wear-and-tear” disease, and because of the repetitive nature of their work, nail techs are at risk to develop this form of arthritis. Spot the symptoms and learn ways to prevent and treat this painful condition.
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September 17, 2015
Performing nail services requires you to sit all day, and staying in one position too long is one of the risk factors for developing vein diseases, such as varicose veins. Age, diet, weight, and other factors also play into the odds. Learn to identify your risk factors and recognize and treat these unsightly, sometimes painful veins.
Keywords: healthy working varicose veins vein disease
August 13, 2015
As a nail tech, you may have at one time suffered from product-related allergies. From itchy, dry cuticles, to burning skin and eczema, symptoms caused by allergies to common ingredients can range from mild to severe. Learn to spot these aggravating symptoms and treat them accordingly.
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August 6, 2015
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we reached out to some courageous nail techs who have braved breast cancer and asked that they share their stories.
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August 4, 2015
A new study published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery asserts that more breast cancer patients can now qualify for a complex nipple-saving surgery.
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July 17, 2015
Why it’s important — and conscientious — for everyone in the nail business to know their state legislation and employee labor laws.
Keywords: client health health healthy working industry issues industry research
July 10, 2015
Most people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. As a nail tech, you’re more likely than most to suffer from occasional or even chronic back pain as a result of sitting for extended periods of time. Find out what you can do now to treat and prevent back pain.
Keywords: back pain healthy working
June 19, 2015
It’s said we spend one third of our lives sleeping, but many of us never seem to get enough. If you’re having problems getting enough sleep or are having sleep difficulties, you probably don’t have enough energy to do your best job in the salon. Find out what you can do now to get more shut-eye.
Keywords: health healthy working
June 17, 2015
Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned professional, developing a sustainable nail tech career means taking care of your fiscal — as well as physical — well-being.
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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.
Keywords: eye safety eye strain healthy working
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.
Keywords: eating healthy healthy working working while pregnant
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.
Keywords: healthy working yoga
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.
Keywords: chairs ergonomics exercise health healthy working