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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  

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  

Tammy Taylor: How to set up a nail station

November 5, 2014  | Video

Mary Stokas, director of education at Tammy Taylor Nails, shows how she sets up her manicure table.

Keywords: organization   organizing supplies   Tammy Taylor Nails   workstations  

A Pain in the Wrist: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

November 1, 2014  | Article

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  

Doug Schoon Talks Nail Fungus, Nail Dehydrators

October 30, 2014  | Video

Industry scientist, Doug Schoon, addresses the most recent information about fungal nail infections and the potential for secondary mold infections of the nail plate. Schoon also answers questions about how nail dehydrators improve adhesion of L&P nail coatings to the natural nail.

 

If you have any questions for Schoon, e-mail [email protected]. For more information on Schoon and his weekly video series, Face-to-Face with Doug Schoon, click here.

Keywords: client health   Doug Schoon   fungal infections   health   mold  

Vicki Peters Joins Medinail Advisory Board

October 28, 2014  | Article

Medinail Learning Center Welcomes Vicki Peters to its Advisory Board.

Keywords: Vicki Peters  

Mia Secret Offers Compact Dust Vacuum

October 28, 2014  | Article

Compact and easy to clean, the Nail Dust Vacuum Machine and Armrest from Mia Secret allows you to file and clean up dust residues at the same time.

Keywords: Mia Secret  

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