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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  

I Hurt All Over? It Might Be Fibromyalgia

April 1, 1998  | Article

At first she thought she might have a cold or the flu, but when her symptoms persisted, and then it got worse, Bricker visited her doctor. After many visits, she was finally diagnosed.

Keywords: women's health  

MSDS Intelligence

March 1, 1998  | Article

If you are a salon owner and don’t have proper MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) documentation, not only are you doing yourself and your clients a disservice, but you also risk getting into hot water with your local OSHA agency.

Keywords: MSDS  

All the News That's Fit to Print [Understanding EMA Safety Issues]

November 1, 1997  | Article

I have learned one thing about nail technicians: They want the truth about the products they use and they can tell when they're getting it.

Keywords: As I See It   chemical safety   chemicals   EMA   MMA  

Hoping to the Beat Odds

October 1, 1997  | Article

When salon owner Lesa Perry was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 31, she was in disbelief. She credits her family, friends, coworkers, and clients for being there every step of the way of her difficult journey.

Keywords: breast cancer awareness  

As I See It: Breast Cancer: A Democratic Disease

October 1, 1997  | Article

Keywords: breast cancer awareness  

When Occupational Asthma Attacks

February 1, 1997  | Article

Nail technicians, as well as hairstylists, can be susceptible to contracting this frightening but manageable condition. With a little planning and care, onset can sometimes be prevented, slowed, or made more tolerable.

Keywords: occupational asthma   workplace allergies  

As I See It: FDA and NMC Denounce MMA Use

October 1, 1996  | Article

Whether you call it “dental acrylic,” “porcelain,” or methyl methacrylate (its proper name), there should be no question any longer that MMA does not belong on human fingernails. T

Keywords: chemicals   EMA   MMA   Nail Manufacturers Council  

Working While Pregnant: Reducing the Risks

August 1, 1996  | Article

Research is inconclusive regarding a link between chemicals used in the salon and certain birth defects, but don’t take chances. Experts agree that using commonsense precautions can substantially reduce any potential risk to pregnant nail technicians.

Keywords: working while pregnant  

Conquering Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

May 1, 1996  | Article

Avoid this painful disorder by taking just a few minutes each day to stretch and strengthen your hands, wrists, elbows, and neck.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   exercise  

Something In The Air - Keeping Salon Air Healthy

April 1, 1996  | Article

Are airborne chemical vapors giving you a headache? Implement your own salon “Clean Air Act” by investing in a local ventilation system.

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