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U.S. Deaths From Drug-Resistant Staph on the Rise

October 18, 2007  | News

A new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the number of deaths caused by MRSA staph infections in the U.S. may soon surpass the number of deaths caused by AIDS, writes the Associated Press.

Keywords: MRSA   pedicure sanitation   staph infections  

Non-Profit Groups Looking Into Toxicity of Salon Chemicals

September 17, 2007  | News

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded two Seattle non-profit groups $100,000 to help nail salons become more conscious of the toxicity of some of the chemicals used during business.

Keywords: chemicals   eco-conscious salons   EPA  

Texas Health Inspectors Now Have Power To Shut Down Salons Immediately

August 3, 2007  | News

A new Texas legislature signed into law states that if Texas state health officials witness flagrant violations of sanitation standards in salons, they now have the jurisdiction to immediately close the salon.

Keywords: inspections   legislation   salon sanitation   state licensing  

Boredom Be Gone! Our A–Z Guide to Keeping Yourself Entertained in the Salon

July 1, 2007  | Article

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  

Balancing Work and Home Life

July 1, 2007  | Article

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  

A Doctor's Advice on Developing a Nail Tech-Doctor Referral Relationship

June 1, 2007  | Article

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  

Wisconsin Launches a Public Awareness Campaign About Salon Safety

April 4, 2007  | News

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 licensing   Wisconsin  

10 Techniques to Beat the Holiday Hassle

November 1, 2006  | Article

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  

Learn the Facts About Chronic Myofascial Pain

November 1, 2006  | Article

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  

Tips for Hassle-Free Air Travel

September 18, 2006  | News

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  

Some Air Cleaners and Purifiers May Harm Health

September 6, 2006  | News

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  

Making a Podiatrist Connection

August 1, 2006  | Article

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  

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

August 1, 2006  | Article

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  

I Can See Clearly Now

May 1, 2006  | Article

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  

As I See It: Rejuvenation Is a State of Mind

April 1, 2006  | Article

Our theme this month: Rejuvenation. Jump-start. Refresh. New beginnings. Spring cleaning. Reinvigorate.

Keywords: As I See It   combatting burnout   motivation  

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