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: California disability insurance employee issues Hawaii insurance
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
October 19, 2005
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that will require cosmetics manufacturers to disclose which of their products contain chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive harm, or developmental toxicity.
Keywords: California state regulations chemicals legislation product safety
September 1, 2005
Don't let yourself lose your work energy. Try a few of these shake-things-up ideas.
Keywords: motivation stress stress relief
June 1, 2005
The downside of a full book is the toll it takes on your body. For those dealing with an aching back, tense shoulders, and tired eyes, relief may be found in yoga-inspired exercises that can be done in no time while sitting at your workstation.
Keywords: ergonomics healthy working stress relief yoga
March 11, 2005
Beginning January 1, 2006, would-be nail technicians in Utah will have to stay in school a little longer. The state passed legislation increasing licensure hours from 200 to 300. In addition, the state banned MMA and also clarified the definition for nail techs to work on the hands, feet, and nails.
Keywords: legislation licensing MMA state licensing