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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  

I Don't Have a Hunch

August 1, 2008  | Article

Why hunch over to reach your pedicure client’s foot when you can bring the foot up to meet you at a comfortable height?

Keywords: Continuum Footspas   healthy working   posture   working safely  

NAILS State-by-State Guide to Disinfection Regulations

August 1, 2008  | Article

Required disinfection process, handling of disposable items, and handling of electric file accessories for all 50 U.S. states

Safety First [a guide to keep your salon safe]

August 1, 2008  | Article

It’s the end of a long day. You’re filing toenails and tired when your file slips and slices into the toe, drawing blood. What do you do? An elderly client stumbles and takes a bad fall to the ground. What do you do? A fellow nail tech is pregnant and working beside you when her water suddenly breaks. What do you do?

Keywords: salon sanitation   working safely  

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  

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