November 1, 2002
A rash of salon fires reminds salon owners just how much they stand to lose. Knowing the potential fire dangers that exist in your salon and taking steps to curb them, as well as determining what your business is worth and getting good insurance coverage will help prevent a fire in your salon and minimize its effects should the worst come to pass.
Keywords: business tools chemical safety insurance owner issues salon safety
July 1, 2002
Once viewed as “ New-age alternatives,” massage, acupuncture, and the Alexander techniques are gaining ground as conservative approaches to preventing and alleviating the painful and sometimes debilitating symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome ergonomics massage
May 1, 2002
After nearly a year of weight loss attempts, the Healthy Outlook Club (HOC) that was formed by the NAILS staff and its readers last may concluded in January with a lovely few days at the spa.
Keywords: healthy working weight loss
March 1, 2002
It’s known as “the change of life” for good reason. Menopause brings many changes to a woman’s body – and not all are welcome. But there are ways you can make your change for the better.
Keywords: aging nail technicians breast cancer awareness hormones women's health
December 1, 2001
Even though experts agree that wearing a mask is a good thing, some nail techs and consumers have come to consider dust masks a telltale sign of sub-par workmanship or MMA use.
Keywords: inhalation masks
November 1, 2001
Researchers have not definitively proven that repetitive stress causes ganglion cysts — fibrous lumps that often form on the hand or wrist. But judging by the number of nail techs who get them, it seems likely there’s a connection. The good news is there are many effective treatment options.
Keywords: common ailments of nail technicians ganglion cysts work related injuries
August 1, 2001
There’s something in the air in your salon. In fact, there’s a lot of somethings — acrylic monomers, treatments, polishes, and nail filings, for starters. Clear the air by investing in a ventilation solution that catches the smells at the source.
Keywords: Doug Schoon HEPA LaShaun Brown-Glenn local salon exhaust Maisie Dunbar
July 1, 2001
It’s a known fact that networking and support group commiseration is a benefit to almost any project you can tackle in your life. The Healthy Outlook Club is going to be mine to get in shape.
Keywords: dieting eating healthy
July 1, 2001
Help Desk deals with the thickening nails of an elderly client, a customer with fragile, eggshell nails, and the plague of dry, cracking heels.
Keywords: Bio Sculpture Gel Cal Gel cracked heels deep cracks in heels effect of age on nails
April 1, 2001
Get the scoop on laying acrylic, product contamination, and wide nail beds.
Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting liquid-to-powder ratio monomer Nail Tips product application
April 1, 2001
Heating up acetone in a microwave causes a fire that damages the salon and injures a nail technician.
Keywords: acetone/removal products Doug Schoon
March 1, 2001
Keywords: nurses and artificial nails
February 1, 2001
Having a repetitive-motion injury—such as carpal tunnel syndrome—doesn't mean the end of doing nails, but you should make adjustments in your work techniques and see a doctor before the condition gets worse.
Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome repetitive motion injuries
January 1, 2001
At some point in her life, one of every four women will suffer a major depression. When feelings of guilt or helplessness weigh heavy and you find yourself tired, irritable, and sad, make sure you're one of the minority of women who gets help.
Keywords: women's health