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Good to Go Greening: Minimize Your Carbon Footprint While Traveling

August 1, 2008  | Article

Vacations are the time to cut loose and kick up our heels, and welcome the break from our usual routine. Just remember to bring the best of your eco-consciousness with you when you prepare to travel.

Keywords: environmental issues   green business   recycling   SpaRitual  

Shaking Off the Shakes: Keeping Hands Steady While Polishing

July 1, 2008  | Article

Tips on making a steadier polish application so your clients will know you're a pro.

Keywords: healthy working   OPI products   polish techniques   product application  

A Gift From a Flower to a Garden: Let it Grow on You

July 1, 2008  | Article

Ancient cultures from the polar snows to the equator and everywhere in-between worshipped the sun for its energy and power—especially for its ability to bring food from the earth through photosynthesis. Today, we take care to shield our own skin from the UV rays, but the sun remains essential to our life-force. So enjoy organically grown, energizing fruits and vegetables in season from your local farmers market, or grow your own—even if your garden is only a clay pot set on a sunny balcony.

Keywords: nutrition   SpaRitual  

New Approach May Render Staph Harmless

June 1, 2008  | Article

Exciting new treatment strategy could help the body defend against potentially lethal strains of antibiotic-resistant Staph, also known as MRSA.

Keywords: client health   healthy working   infection control   MRSA   salon sanitation  

Can Doing Nails Make You Fat?

June 1, 2008  | Article

Staying active has to be a conscious effort. We can’t hold our jobs totally responsible for our weight issues, but they do play a role. I’ve seen from personal experience the effect of a sedentary job.

Keywords: As I See It   exercise   healthy working   wellness   work life balance  

Oregon OSHA Translates Pamphlet into Vietnamese

May 27, 2008  | News

For the state’s nail techs who prefer literature in Vietnamese, Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently translated a safety pamphlet into Vietnamese.

Keywords: OSHA   Vietnamese salon industry   working safely  

Survey: Vietnamese Nail Salon Workers Report Health Concerns from Workplace Chemicals

May 20, 2008  | News

According to a new survey from the Northern California Cancer Center and Asian Health Services of Oakland that specifically focused on Vietnamese nail salon workers, Vietnamese nail techs suffer from acute health effects associated with the chemicals they use in that work.

Keywords: Vietnamese salon industry   working safely  

Wearing Contacts in the Salon

May 1, 2008  | Article

With filing dust, clippings, aerosol sprays, chemicals, and vapors making their way around the salon environment, wearing contact lenses while working can be potentially hazardous.

Keywords: healthy working   ventilation   working safely  

Helping Hands

May 1, 2008  | Article

Nail tech Karen Hodges recounts a difficult journey that began with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Her load was made lighter by the support and friendship offered by her “angels” — other nail techs who came to help.

10 Tips for Staying Healthy at Work

May 1, 2008  | Article

The job of nail tech poses a few special challenges when it comes to your health. The good news is, little changes go a big way toward ensuring a long and healthy career.

Keywords: air quality   ergonomics   healthy working   minimizing stress   time management  

Protection for E-File Users

May 1, 2008  | Article

It’s most important to wear a mask when filing artifi cial nails. “Especially if you use an electric file,” says Schoon.

Keywords: electric file safety   electric files   working safely  

Health Tip: Use Smaller Portions

April 1, 2008  | Article

Scooping your products into smaller containers helps avoid waste and prevents cross contamination.

Keywords: client health   Doug Schoon   healthy working   product contamination   salon sanitation  

When Your Client Is Expecting

April 1, 2008  | Article

Salons are carving out a niche by catering to expectant mothers. Moms-only menus, specialized massage, and targeted retail goodies are just the beginning. With some planning and training you can add to the joy — and relieve the discomforts — during the nine months before birth.

Keywords: pedicure safety   pregnant clients   working while pregnant  

What You Need to Know About Ganglion Cysts

March 1, 2008  | Article

There’s no proof that repetitive stress on the hands and wrists are the cause of ganglion cysts — benign, fluid-filled lumps — in those areas. But given the number of nail techs who develop them, the connection seems likely.

Keywords: ganglion cysts   healthy working   repetitive motion injuries  

Take Control of Your Appointment Schedule

March 1, 2008  | Article

Everyone wants to be the master of her own time, but with clients, friends, and family all pulling in different directions, how can we? This is a call to all nail professionals to snatch your appointment book from the hands of your well-meaning (but clueless) clients, and take control.

Keywords: business tools   client scheduling   organization   service pricing  

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The U.S. Vietnamese salon industry represents more than half of all salons. VietSALON serves this market with a bi-monthly Vietnamese language print magazine and a community-oriented website.

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