August 1, 2001
There’s something in the air in your salon. In fact, there’s a lot of somethings — acrylic monomers, treatments, polishes, and nail filings, for starters. Clear the air by investing in a ventilation solution that catches the smells at the source.
Keywords: Doug Schoon LaShaun Brown-Glenn Maisie Dunbar ventilation
December 1, 1998
Salon owner Debbie Shoaff came up with her own solution to needing good ventilation that fits in nicely with the salon atmosphere.
November 1, 1997
Artificial nail products are composed of various chemicals. The main ingredient for most artificial nail products is ethyl methacrylate (KMA). In 1974 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned a similar chemical, methyl methacrylate (MMA), for use in nail products because of its harmful effects during application. Despite the FDA ban, MMA is still found in trace amounts in some products.
Keywords: chemical safety ventilation
May 1, 1997
Local exhaust systems pull vapors out of the salon before you breathe them. The best news is that you can custom-build a system for your salon at a reasonable cost.
Keywords: occupational asthma salon safety ventilation
September 1, 1995
The Nail Doctor is back to discuss brittle nail syndrome, the effect of climate on nail growth, and what's really behind those persistent headaches.
Keywords: allergic reactions biotin brittle nail syndrome effects of medications on nails nail growth
February 1, 1995
According to the Nail Manufacturers Council (NMC) Safety & Standards Committee, OSHA published a proposal for an indoor air rule that would require employers to set up and implement an indoor air plan.
Keywords: Nail Manufacturers Council salon safety ventilation
February 1, 1994
Is the dust from filing on nails hazardous to your health? The experts don’t think so, and they suggest that technicians probably breathe far less dust than they think they do.
August 1, 1992
Finding the right system for your salon is an exhausting process—But the result is clean salon air and comfortable and safe salon workers.
Keywords: air quality chemical safety chemicals masks OSHA
June 1, 1992
If the volume of mail we receive from mothers-to-be is a fair gauge, there is growing concern among nail technicians that their health and livelihood may be at stake by working with salon chemicals.
Keywords: MSDS overexposure ventilation working while pregnant
October 1, 1991
Work safely in the salon by understanding potential chemical dangers and exercising commonsense precautions.
Keywords: air quality inhalation ventilation
July 1, 1988
The Protective Hood is easy to see through, with a replaceable face shield to keep vision clear
September 1, 1986
Colorado's Rule 11-A not specific enough and salon owners were uncomfortable with general terms such as "sufficiently."