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Get a Doctor in Your Corner

September 1, 2010  | Article

Medical and beauty professionals need not be at odds with each other. Instead, techs can help create a bridge between professions, with multiple benefits to both tech and doctor.

Keywords: business tools   diabetic clients   nail diseases   networking  

Posture Primer

August 1, 2010  | Article

If you’re like many nail techs, you go home after a long day with aches and pain in your hands, shoulders, and back. Proper posture and improved ergonomics can help reduce these symptoms that are often viewed as an unavoidable side effect of being a nail tech.

Keywords: ergonomic products   ergonomics   manicure areas   pedicure areas  

RadaPro Ergonomic Pedicure File

July 29, 2010  | Product

New from RadaPro, the Ergonomic Pedicure File relieves wrist strain and promotes good salon hygiene.

Keywords: ergonomic products   ergonomics   FILES   pedicure products   pedicures  

R. S. Innovations Wrist-Assist

July 29, 2010  | Product

R.S. Innovations has introduced a new version of the Wrist-Assist with a larger cushion.

Keywords: ergonomic products   manicure accessories   nail trends  

Controlling Odors in the Salon

July 1, 2010  | Article

The amount of odor is directly related to how quickly a liquid evaporates. That means preventing the rapid evaporation of liquids can lower the odor in the environment.

Keywords: air filtration   air quality   client complaints   manufacturers educators   NSI  

Pregnancy and the Nail Tech

June 1, 2010  | Article

As a nail tech, you spend a large part of the day surrounded by chemicals. Now that you’re pregnant, is there anything that needs to change?

Keywords: chemicals   Mother's Day   working while pregnant  

Massage Pregnant Pedicure Clients With Caution

May 1, 2010  | Article

A massage might seem just the thing to bring relief to pregnant clients’ swollen feet and legs, but there are acupressure points around the lower legs and feet that, when aggressively worked, can bring on contractions.

Keywords: feet   massage   Mother's Day   pedicures   pregnant clients  

Use Caution With Certain Essential Oils

March 10, 2010  | News

Irritation and sensitivity are possible with the use of almost any essential oil, says Jimm Harrison, author of Milady’s Aromatherapy: Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils for Esthetics. This is one reason most aromatherapy experts recommend against using undiluted oils on the skin.

Keywords: essential oils  

Playing Defense with Disease

March 1, 2010  | Article

Nail techs play an important role in protecting clients. The three Cs — cuticles, colors, and contours — can be early indicators of larger health problems.

Keywords: career handbook   healthy working   nail diseases   newbie   referrals  

Dr. G 2-in-1 Antimicrobial Callus and Cuticle Remover

February 12, 2010  | Product

As part of its antimicrobial skin care line designed to help nail technicians fight germs, viruses, and fungus, Dr. G’s has introduced 2-in-1 Antimicrobial Callus and Cuticle Remover.

Keywords: callus removers   cuticle treatments   Dr. G's  

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  

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