June 1, 2008
Staying active has to be a conscious effort. We can’t hold our jobs totally responsible for our weight issues, but they do play a role. I’ve seen from personal experience the effect of a sedentary job.
Keywords: exercise healthy working wellness work life balance
June 1, 2008
Clients ages 8 to 80 enjoy salon services, but how techs handle an 8-year-old client will be different from how they handle her senior counterpart. Techs can develop a reputation for being the go-to girl among this expanding demographic by understanding the needs of an older client — and taking the time to meet those needs.
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May 1, 2008
With filing dust, clippings, aerosol sprays, chemicals, and vapors making their way around the salon environment, wearing contact lenses while working can be potentially hazardous.
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May 1, 2008
The job of nail tech poses a few special challenges when it comes to your health. The good news is, little changes go a big way toward ensuring a long and healthy career.
Keywords: air quality ergonomics healthy working minimizing stress time management
April 1, 2008
Scooping your products into smaller containers helps avoid waste and prevents cross contamination.
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March 1, 2008
There’s no proof that repetitive stress on the hands and wrists are the cause of ganglion cysts — benign, fluid-filled lumps — in those areas. But given the number of nail techs who develop them, the connection seems likely.
Keywords: ganglion cysts healthy working repetitive motion injuries
March 1, 2008
If you’re feeling tired, apathetic, and cranky, you may need more than a good night’s sleep; you could be suffering from job burnout. Early symptoms of burnout are so common, they are commonly overlooked. Learn to identify the symptoms of burnout and develop ways to protect yourself before you crash.
Keywords: healthy working preventing burnout stress
February 1, 2008
If you've got the room, why not round out your salon's offerings by introducing yoga to mix?
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July 1, 2007
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
November 1, 2006
Our job demands we bend over a desk with our head tilted for hours at a time. This stressful posture coupled with our repetitive motions put us at risk of developing chronic myofacial pain. This painful disease can be tough to diagnose and difficult to treat; the good news is you can take steps now to prevent it.
Keywords: ergonomics healthy working
October 1, 2006
All salon personnel must understand and practice the steps to properly sterilize, sanitize and disinfect before and after every service.
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May 1, 2006
For techs over 40, seeing up close can become difficult. Here’s how several are coping with presbyopia — and some advice from eye doctors on the latest treatments and techniques to restore sharp vision.
Keywords: healthy working
November 1, 2005
What happens when the job you love becomes the source of your ill health? Rather than giving up nails, make some adjustments when you become “allergic to your job.”
Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis allergic reactions healthy working overexposure workplace allergies
June 1, 2005
The downside of a full book is the toll it takes on your body. For those dealing with an aching back, tense shoulders, and tired eyes, relief may be found in yoga-inspired exercises that can be done in no time while sitting at your workstation.
Keywords: ergonomics healthy working stress relief yoga
December 1, 2003
Good or bad, odor reveals little about salon air quality. Even if your salon rates "sweet" on the smell scale with employees or clients, depend on more reliable measures than your nose to rate your salon's air quality.
Keywords: air quality healthy working masks OSHA salon odors