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Healthy Living: Working While Pregnant

April 13, 2015  | Article

If you’re expecting, you may be worried about the effects that working in a nail salon all day could have on your unborn baby. Learn what you need to know about working through your pregnancy to protect yourself and your bundle of joy.

Keywords: eating healthy   healthy working   working while pregnant  

7 Ways to Combat Burnout

March 30, 2015  | Article

Julie Shepperly, a coach and trainer for beauty education provider Milady, shares what she’s learned about moving forward and getting through those times when you just want to give up.

Keywords: combatting burnout   Milady   preventing burnout  

Relieve Back Pain Naturally

March 27, 2015  | Article

The SitSmart from BackJoy offers a holistic and non-invasive means to relieve back pain that results from poor posture.

Keywords: back pain   posture  

Healthy Living: Yoga for Nail Techs

March 12, 2015  | Article

If your neck is sore, your back is tight, and you’re cranky from sitting all day, it might be time to put a little “om” in your manicure chair.

Keywords: healthy working   yoga  

Naja Rickette Demos the Kupa Manipro Passport E-file and Valentino Beauty Pure

March 4, 2015  | Video

Naja Rickete demonstrates KUPA's Mani-pro Passport Portable E-file over the Valentino Beauty Air Purifier ventilation system.

Keywords: air filtration   Kupa   Naja Rickette   Valentino Beauty Pure   ventilation  

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality for Salons

March 3, 2015  | Video

Aerovex Systems shows salons how to improve indoor air quality with an Aerovex Ventilation System. This video shows how a source capture system, room purifier, and a building ventilation system can minimize inhalation exposure to nail products and reduce the health risk of salon technicians.

Keywords: Aerovex Systems   air quality   ventilation  

Healthy Living: Bloodborne Pathogens

March 1, 2015  | Article

Are you at risk for catching a dangerous virus in your salon? Although rare, it is possible to contract a bloodborne pathogen during a nail service. Learn how to protect yourself from these potentially devastating diseases.

Keywords: hepatitis   infectious diseases   salon sanitation  

Stay Fit While You Sit

March 1, 2015  | Article

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  

Masks Unmasked

January 29, 2015  | Article

If you’re feeling guilty about not wearing a mask while doing nails, you can drop the self-reproach — if you’re using a properly maintained source-capture ventilation system.

Keywords: masks   ventilation  

Healthy Living: Salon Stress-Busting

January 28, 2015  | Article

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  

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: January 2015

December 22, 2014  | Article

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses infections of the skin and nails that nail techs should be aware of.  

Keywords: athlete's foot   Dr. Dana Stern   fungal infections   onychomycosis   pseudomonas  

Coping With Serious Illness: A Balancing Act in the Salon

December 19, 2014  | Article

When nail tech Erin Snyder Dixon found herself in a long battle with a life-threatening disease, she knew she had to make changes so she could continue to do the work she loves — but finding the best course of action was never easy.  

Keywords: health   nail technician  

Tru-Align Undoes the Day’s Damage

November 26, 2014  | Article

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  

New Guidelines Aim to Protect Your Respiratory Health

November 20, 2014  | Article

When it comes to healthy salon air, the new magic number is three. The Nail Manufacturers Council recently updated its guidelines to recommend a three-zone protection approach for nail salons.

Keywords: HEPA   NMC   ventilation  

The Nail Superstore's Nail Dust Collector

November 18, 2014  | Video

Brenda Skermont shows The Nail Superstore's Nail Dust Collector.

Keywords: air filtration   air purification   air quality   The Nail Superstore  

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