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As I See It, Take A Lunch!

August 1, 2000  | Article

Keywords: Paula Gilmore   preventing burnout  

Long Nails and Nursing Don't Mix

August 1, 2000  | Article

What infection control personnel say common sense has long indicated is now being proven by research: Health care workers with artificial nails and long nails are more likely to harbor harmful bacteria on their hands.

Keywords: nurses and artificial nails  

Acrylic Ingredient Under Scrutiny In Europe

July 1, 2000  | Article

NAILS has learned from correspondence from the U.S.-based Nail manufacturers Council and an interview with industry chemist Dough Schoon that an ingredient commonly found in acrylic systems called benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is under scrutiny in several European countries because of a regulatory classification issue.

Keywords: Doug Schoon   ingredients   international  

Are You Allergic to Work in the Salon?

June 1, 2000  | Article

Understand your risk of allergic and irritant reactions to the products you work with and you can probably prevent problems before they start.

Keywords: allergic reactions   workplace allergies  

In a Female-Dominated Industry, We're Hard Hit by Breast Cancer

May 1, 2000  | Article

One out of every nine women will develop breast cancer, which means one in nine nail techs will probably develop breast cancer too. The beauty industry has rallied behind the cause of awareness and research, but how does our industry of predominantly women address the disease on a personal level?

Keywords: breast cancer awareness   CND   healthy working  

Dealing With Eye Pain and Eyestrain

June 1, 1999  | Article

Attention to fine detail or long periods of concentrated labor is standard operating procedure for many nail technicians. Unfortunately these work conditions can be major factors in developing vision problems.

Tech Takes Action on MMA

May 1, 1999  | Article

Keywords: discount salons   MMA  

Fighting Nail Tech Spread

February 1, 1999  | Article

You’ve been sitting all day serving clients. You don’t have time to grab more than a candy bar for lunch. The gym is not even an option since you need to rush home to make dinner for the kids. Sound familiar? Read on for some in-salon workout tips.

Keywords: ergonomics   healthy working  

Just My Opinion: MMA, New York State, and Me

February 1, 1999  | Article

Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm   MMA  

Stop Hand Pain

January 1, 1999  | Article

Stop Hand Pain Before It Stops You

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomics   repetitive motion injuries   work-related injuries  

To Mask or Not to Mask?

November 1, 1998  | Article

Explain to your clients that acrylic vapors aren't harmful to them; they just smell bad.

Keywords: masks   Nail Manufacturers Council   working safely  

Still Beating the Odds - A Nail Technician Fighting Cancer

October 1, 1998  | Article

This October, Lesa Perry and her sister Vickie Johnson will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their salon, For Your Nails Only, in Brentwood, Tenn. But Perry will also be celebrating the gift of life — her own.

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, So Be Aware!

October 1, 1998  | Article

For the occasion of the City of Hope's Spirit of Life Award, honoring Jan Nordstrom Arnold and Jim Nordstrom of Creative Nail Design, everyone wore at least a hint of pink -- even the guys.

Keywords: As I See It   breast cancer awareness   CND   Develop 10   Galaxy Nail Products  

The Battle Against Burnout

April 1, 1998  | Article

Keywords: combatting burnout   preventing burnout  

Calm Yourself During Stress Awareness Month

April 1, 1998  | Article

NAILS asked a group of nail technicians what they do to unwind and keep stress at bay.

Keywords: combatting burnout   minimizing stress  

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