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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  

Relief Promised to CTS Sufferers

March 1, 2009  | Article

The Carpal Solution offers relief from wrist pain, hand numbness, and finger tingling.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   healthy working  

The Three Greatest Challenges Facing the Nail Business

February 1, 2009  | Article

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  

Build a Protective Bubble

January 6, 2009  | Article

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  

On My Mind: Don't Forget to Breathe

December 1, 2008  | Article

Sometimes all we need to do is pause to reflect on what matters most — our health,
our loved ones, our freedom — and don’t forget to breathe.

Keywords: holidays   work life balance  

Clients and Chemotherapy

December 1, 2008  | Article

When a client is undergoing chemotherapy, you can often see it in her nails. By carefully modifying your standard manicure procedure, you can take steps to prevent problems.

Keywords: customer service   health   natural nail care   skin conditions   special needs clients  

How to Send Good Energy When You’re Having a Bad Day

December 1, 2008  | Article

As long as the sun rises in the East, they will be out there — bad days. We all have them. No, we can’t make all the bad stuff go away but we can keep it from affecting our clients. Prepare in advance to avoid passing on all that negative energy, and your next bad day may pass without any negative toll on your business.

Keywords: business tools   customer service   preventing burnout   professional image  

How to Send Good Energy When You’re Having a Bad Day

December 1, 2008  | Article

As long as the sun rises in the East, they will be out there — bad days. We all have them. No, we can’t make all the bad stuff go away but we can keep it from affecting our clients. Prepare in advance to avoid passing on all that negative energy, and your next bad day may pass without any negative toll on your business.

Keywords: healthy working   work life balance  

10 Tips to Stay Sane This Holiday Season

December 1, 2008  | Article

Salon owner Shari Finger has survived a lot of holiday madness in her 21 years behind the nail table. Here are her top 10 tips for sailing through those hectic weeks with your sanity intact.

Keywords: healthy working   holiday products   stress-free holidays   work life balance  

Sanitation Ovation

November 1, 2008  | Article

A professional-looking disinfection container can easily show clients that sanitation is a priority at your salon — and you’ll likely be applauded for it.

Keywords: disinfection   salon sanitation   sterlize  

Guard Against Poor Ventilation

November 1, 2008  | Article

Ask yourself these nine questions to determine if your salon ventilation is adequate.

Keywords: air filtration   air quality   ventilation   working safely  

Wrist-Assist Provides Relief for Muscle Fatigue

October 1, 2008  | Article

Increase your client's comfort while reducing your muscle fatigue with this innovative product.

Keywords: client health   ergonomic products   healthy working   manicure accessories   nail trends  

Let's Get Healthy

September 11, 2008  | News

Join NAILS editor Hannah Lee as she blogs and journeys her way to "become a healthier person." Swap encouragement, recipes, and experiences with others in the nail industry as we challenge ourselves to live healthier, fitter lives.

Keywords: CND   exercise  

Alen A375UV Air Purifier

August 1, 2008  | Product

The Alen A375UV Air Purifier contains two UV lamps, a titanium dioxide filter, dust/odor sensors, remote control, and increased activated carbon for improved odor removal.

Keywords: air filtration   air purification   client health   healthy working   salon sanitation  

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