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
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
May 1, 2002
After nearly a year of weight loss attempts, the Healthy Outlook Club (HOC) that was formed by the NAILS staff and its readers last may concluded in January with a lovely few days at the spa.
Keywords: healthy working weight loss
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
September 1, 2000
Diabetes isn’t just on the rise in this country: It’s skyrocketing. Not only are more people getting diabetes, but they’re developing it younger than ever. With an estimated six million people undiagnosed, doctors recommend all at-risk people take the simple and fast test.
Keywords: aging nail technicians diabetes healthy working nail technician health
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