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Use Hand Sanitizers Right

February 1, 2010  | Article

Although H1N1 is an airborne pathogen, it’s far more easily transmitted through hand-to-hand contact. This is one more reason it’s important to understand the proper use of antimicrobials and how they fit into your salon sanitation regimen.

Keywords: disinfection   Dr. G's   salon sanitation  

Salon Pure Air Adds Room Air Cleaners

January 1, 2010  | Product

For dust and fume removal, Salon Pure introduces two new air cleaners.

Keywords: air purification   air quality   salon odors   ventilation  

Daylight Compact Lamp Reduces Eyestrain

January 1, 2010  | Product

This portable lamp comes with an ingenious "easy twist" shade for maximum light angle and maximum work space.

Keywords: Daylight   healthy working  

For the Good of the Team

January 1, 2010  | Article

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  

Pedicure Poise

January 1, 2010  | Article

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  

Breathe a Little Easier

December 1, 2009  | Article

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.

Keywords: ventilation  

Luraco Technologies ChemStop Air Cleaner

November 2, 2009  | Product

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  

Hurting Hands

November 1, 2009  | Article

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  

Daylight Slimline Manicure Lamp

October 26, 2009  | Product

Daylight introduces its Slimline Manicure Lamp, created specifically with the nail tech in mind.

Keywords: Daylight   manicure tables  

Chemicals Most Wanted: Bad Rap or Due Justice?

October 1, 2009  | Article

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  

Don't Do Anything Stupid

July 1, 2009  | Article

A woman was seriously injured when a bowl of acetone ignited.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   client health   CND   Doug Schoon   working safely  

Radapro Offers an Ergonomic Manicure Station

June 1, 2009  | Article

Keywords: ergonomic products   healthy working   manicure tables  

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

May 1, 2009  | Article

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  

Doesn't This Smell Bother You?

May 1, 2009  | Article

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  

Aerovex Systems' Sunflower II

March 11, 2009  | Video

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  

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