March 1, 2013
Due to long hours in a seated position, often straining forward or at a twisted angle, it’s likely you will suffer lower back pain at some point in your nail career.
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January 4, 2013
InStyle magazine dispelled a couple long-standing misconceptions about gel manicures this month and provided remedies on how to keep gel nails healthy.
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September 17, 2012
Be sure to download “Stay Healthy and Safe While Giving Manicures and Pedicures,” a recently released 20-page booklet created by OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration).
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April 23, 2012
Since most regulations are intended to protect the salon-going public rather than the nail technicians themselves, Seattle’s Healthy Nail Salon Project reaches out to salon workers to offer education and training on safe practices.
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March 17, 2012
The new web page for the Professional Beauty Association’s Nail Manufacturers Council (NMC) contains even more educational reference materials designed for beauty professionals and consumers.
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December 27, 2011
NOSK was originally designed by top ear, nose, and throat specialists to provide a natural aid to allergy and asthma sufferers, but the tiny personal air filtration device is being adapted for the nail industry.
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November 16, 2011
To celebrate Thanksgiving and get in the holiday spirit, NAILS asked nail techs on our Facebook page (www.faceboook.com/nailsmag): What, in your professional lives, are you thankful for? Your responses ranged from your boss to your clients to the flexibility and creativity that come with being a nail tech. We, at NAILS, are thankful for all of you who are dedicated to the industry.
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May 19, 2011
Sometimes it can be hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to potential hazards associated with work in the nail industry. With persuasive voices on both sides of the issue, we wondered how many of you feel you are jeopardizing your health by working in the salon.
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March 29, 2011
The Valentino Beauty Pure is a nail dust collector and an at-the-source air filtration system in one. All nail dust and odors are eliminated after being pulled down through a state-of-the-art filter, leaving nothing but clean air, says the company.
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December 1, 2010
Scientists at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) recently released findings from the largest epidemiologic study of licensed California cosmetologists and nail techs.
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November 1, 2010
A new online continuing education course from Milady teaches the salon and spa professional how to avoid dangerous situations while keeping the salon or spa clean.
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March 1, 2010
Nail techs play an important role in protecting clients. The three Cs — cuticles, colors, and contours — can be early indicators of larger health problems.
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January 1, 2010
This portable lamp comes with an ingenious "easy twist" shade for maximum light angle and maximum work space.
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January 1, 2010
Sure we love our clients and the work we do, but it’s our relationships with coworkers that can make the difference between a so-so work environment and a place we look forward to returning to day after day. NAILS asked readers: What do you do that’s special or unique at your salon to foster team spirit?
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