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?
Keywords: adding new services business business building healthy working keeping your business competitive
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.
Keywords: disinfecting foot spas healthy working implement disinfection salon sanitation
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 presbyopia
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
November 1, 2000
Have you been lackadaisical about getting enough calcium? Slacking off on your exercise? Considering that one of every two women in the US will develop osteoporosis, the question is: do you feel lucky?
Keywords: healthy working osteoporosis
May 1, 2000
One out of every nine women will develop breast cancer, which means one in nine nail techs will probably develop breast cancer too. The beauty industry has rallied behind the cause of awareness and research, but how does our industry of predominantly women address the disease on a personal level?
Keywords: breast cancer awareness CND healthy working
February 1, 1999
You’ve been sitting all day serving clients. You don’t have time to grab more than a candy bar for lunch. The gym is not even an option since you need to rush home to make dinner for the kids. Sound familiar? Read on for some in-salon workout tips.
Keywords: ergonomics healthy working
August 1, 1994
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can ruin your health and your career, but not if you take preventive action now.
Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome healthy working
May 1, 1994
Alleviate back pain by practicing good posture and taking time to exercise
Keywords: back pain ergonomics exercise healthy working posture