July 1, 2007
Combat boredom in the salon by varying your routine and trying new things from time to time. Whether you’ve got a little downtime or you simply need to kick-start a new routine, there are many ways to re-energize and refresh your surroundings in order to up the entertainment factor of your job.
Keywords: adding new services business continuing education minimizing stress preventing burnout
July 1, 2007
Balancing work and home life can be a tough task in many professions, and nail techs are often susceptible to last minute appointments and closing time squeeze-ins. NAILS asked salon professionals if it is possible to maintain a healthy balance between work and personal life, and if so, how have they managed to do it.
Keywords: health healthy working preventing burnout stress time management
June 1, 2007
Don't be afraid to reach out to a podiatrist for sharing referrals. They may be just as interested as you are in building business. Act professional and you'll be treated professionally.
Keywords: building your clientele networking referrals working with doctors
April 4, 2007
The Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing launched a campaign to educate salon professionals and consumers about nail and hair salon safety.
Keywords: salon safety salon sanitation staph infections state boards working safely
November 1, 2006
Incorporating simple stress-busting practices in (and out of) the salon can minimize the headaches of the hectic holiday season.
Keywords: combatting burnout holidays minimizing stress stress-free holidays
November 1, 2006
Our job demands we bend over a desk with our head tilted for hours at a time. This stressful posture coupled with our repetitive motions put us at risk of developing chronic myofacial pain. This painful disease can be tough to diagnose and difficult to treat; the good news is you can take steps now to prevent it.
Keywords: ergonomics healthy working
September 18, 2006
The enhanced airport security measures put in place in August have made air travel even harder for nail techs who travel in the line of duty.
Keywords: traveling with nail products
September 6, 2006
Devices marketed as air cleaners or air purifiers are not always good for your health, a report to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) recently stated.
Keywords: air quality ventilation
August 1, 2006
Despite the mutual benefits, it can be tough to cultivate a referral relationship with a local podiatrist or other medical professional. Podiatrist and nail industry educator Dennis Arnold tells NAILS’ readers how to approach a local practitioner and establish a working relationship that benefits everyone — especially your clients.
Keywords: networking pedicures podiatrists referrals working with doctors
August 1, 2006
No one wants to believe they will fall victim to an accident or illness that prevents them from earning an income for a long period of time, but statistics show it will happen to three in 10 of us. Disability insurance protects your most valuable asset — your ability to earn an income and provide for yourself and your family.
Keywords: employee issues insurance owner issues
May 1, 2006
For techs over 40, seeing up close can become difficult. Here’s how several are coping with presbyopia — and some advice from eye doctors on the latest treatments and techniques to restore sharp vision.
Keywords: healthy working
April 1, 2006
Our theme this month: Rejuvenation. Jump-start. Refresh. New beginnings. Spring cleaning. Reinvigorate.
Keywords: As I See It combatting burnout motivation
January 1, 2006
Have you ever fallen in front of a client or done something in the salon that made you turn bright red with embarrassment? Well, rest assured — you aren’t alone. These nail techs have had their share of challenging moments that made them feel just plain dumb or want to hide under their nail tables with shame. Read their experiences — we’re sure you’ll be able to relate.
December 1, 2005
While it is a time of the year to make a lot of cash, don't neglect yourself this holiday season.
Keywords: holidays minimizing stress stress-free holidays work life balance
November 1, 2005
What happens when the job you love becomes the source of your ill health? Rather than giving up nails, make some adjustments when you become “allergic to your job.”
Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis allergic reactions healthy working overexposure workplace allergies