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?
Keywords: healthy working motivation reader surveys salon atmosphere staff management
January 1, 2010
Pedicures can be quite tough on a nail tech’s body. Holding legs while clipping toenails, massaging calves and ankles, and scrubbing down thick callus can all quickly lead to sore backs and arms — and cranky dispositions. Here’s what some techs have done to keep their poise during strenuous pedicures.
Keywords: ergonomics pedicure areas pedicure spas pedicures salon decor/design
December 1, 2009
Keeping salon air breathable is not all about your ventilation equipment; some of it comes down to your work habits. Once your ventilation system is in place, the Nail Manufacturers Council (NMC) advises taking these easy steps to further minimize your exposure to potentially irritating or harmful substances.
November 2, 2009
The compact design of Luraco Technologies’ ChemStop Air Cleaner allows the unit to be placed on a technician’s worktable to remove fumes from her breathing zone.
Keywords: Luraco ventilation
November 1, 2009
What if no doctor or medical study could confirm it, but through a network of your peers you learned many nail techs develop similar pain in their wrists, fingers, and thumbs? Would you choose to proactively reduce your risk of pain based only on anecdotal evidence?
Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome ergonomic products ergonomics
October 26, 2009
Daylight introduces its Slimline Manicure Lamp, created specifically with the nail tech in mind.
Keywords: Daylight manicure tables
October 1, 2009
We’ve all heard of them by now. The big three: formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate (aka DBP). But what exactly are these chemicals and why have they been systematically eliminated from cosmetics?
Keywords: chemicals dibutyl phthalate (DBP) formaldehyde ingredients toluene
July 1, 2009
A woman was seriously injured when a bowl of acetone ignited.
Keywords: acetone/removal products client health CND Doug Schoon working safely
May 1, 2009
Don’t get caught off guard by a planned or sudden staff absence. With a bit of thought and planning, extended leaves won’t negatively impact clients or salon income.
Keywords: business tools customer service staff management
May 1, 2009
As nail techs, we’re often asked about the dangers of the smells in the salon — but it’s not the smells that should cause us concern. Learn the facts on air purification, and then take steps to protect yourself and your clients.
Keywords: Aerovex Systems Air Impurities Removal Systems healthy working salon furnishings ventilation
March 11, 2009
Sunflower II catches nail dust at the source, helping you create a fresh air environment for you and your employees. Visit http://www.aerovexsystems.com/ for more information.
Keywords: Aerovex Systems air purification ventilation
March 1, 2009
The Carpal Solution offers relief from wrist pain, hand numbness, and finger tingling.
Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome healthy working
February 1, 2009
From lack of training to sanitation lapses to treating medical conditions, it’s time for nail techs to come together and raise standards in these all-important areas. Industry chemist Doug Schoon discusses what he sees as the three greatest challenges facing our business and what we can do — as an industry — to face them.
Keywords: business tools CND disinfection keeping your business competitive
January 6, 2009
Clients can drain you and not even realize they’re doing it, says Vicki Peters of Vicki Peters Nail Products. But for the sake of our mental health, it’s important to be able to create some emotional distance between yourself and these clients. To help, Peters shares a technique she learned from her mentor Norm Freed, a psychologist, to erect boundaries. It’s called “The Bubble”:
Keywords: Vicki Peters wellness