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
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.
Keywords: healthy working mental health
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.
Keywords: healthy working minimizing stress SpaRitual
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.
Keywords: client health healthy working tech-to-tech sharing
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.
Keywords: ergonomic products healthy working posture
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.
Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome ergonomics health healthy working
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.
Keywords: client health healthy working salon sanitation
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.
Keywords: cancer health healthy working
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.
Keywords: customer service ergonomics healthy working learning new techniques Personal Trainer
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.
Keywords: healthy working nutrition women's health
December 25, 2013
It may not play a part in your life yet, but age-related hearing loss is likely to affect you or someone you love. Seek treatment early to avoid feelings of isolation and depression.
Keywords: aging nail technicians healthy working Personal Trainer women's health
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.
Keywords: Aerovex Systems air filtration client health health healthy working
October 4, 2013
Editor Hannah Lee discusses the importance of taking time to recharge.
Keywords: Hannah Lee healthy working On My Mind preventing burnout