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Personal Trainer: Arthritis

August 17, 2013  | Article

Though more than 100 types of arthritis exist, two are most familiar: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune disease. Osteoarthritis, on the other hand, is often referred to as a “wear-and-tear” disease. Because of the repetitive nature of their work, nail techs are at risk to develop this form of arthritis over the course of their careers.

Keywords: aging nail technicians   arthritic clients   common ailments of nail technicians   Personal Trainer  

Under the Microscope: Allergic Contact Dermatitis

August 16, 2013  | Article

Caused by allergens that come into contact with the skin, allergic contact dermatitis often clears up on its own when sufferers avoid the offending agent.

Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis   allergic reactions   common ailments of nail technicians   contact dermatitis   dermatitis  

Combat Career Burnout

August 14, 2013  | Article

Check out these four ways to get your mojo back when you’re singing the blues. Your body and mind will thank you, and you’ll be able to enjoy your career in the nail industry for years to come.    

Keywords: combatting burnout   preventing burnout  

Valentino Beauty Pure Tabletop Dust and Odor Removal

August 5, 2013  | Product

The company’s new Generation III table model delivers a smaller solution for harmful dust and odors.

Keywords: Valentino Beauty Pure   ventilation  

Nail Artist Chronicles Life’s Ups and Downs

July 29, 2013  | Article

A nail technician and artist for 33 years, Tina Panariello has written about her struggles to succeed in this industry in an autobiography.

Keywords: books  

Personal Trainer: Upper Back Trouble

June 20, 2013  | Article

On top of a full day at the salon, we ride in the car, sit at the computer, watch TV, and interact with our phones. It’s a full day of poor posture, where our shoulders are pulled forward instead of held straight. Avoid the pain that is likely to develop by strengthening and stretching the upper back muscles.

Keywords: back pain   common ailments of nail technicians   Personal Trainer  

8 Reasons to Join the IPA

June 18, 2013  | Article

Founded in 2004 by the late Dr. Dennis Arnold, the International Pedicure Association advocates safe pedicuring through education and support for its members. Membership in the organization demonstrates to your clients and peers your commitment and dedication to providing safe professional pedicuring services.

Keywords: associations   International Pedicure Association  

Aerovex Celebrates 25 Years, Unveils New Ventilation System

June 17, 2013  | Article

Since 1988, Aerovex Systems has developed innovative products to provide proper ventilation appropriate for all salon chemical services. Now Aerovex is unveiling two new state-of-the-art Salon Source Capture Ventilation Systems featuring “Healthy Air” technologies. The new “Healthy Air” source capture ventilation systems combine eHEPA technology with enhanced activated carbon filtration.

Keywords: Aerovex Systems   air purification   ventilation  

Position Hands Properly

June 17, 2013  | Article

The Pampered Perch hand and foot support was developed by nail tech Theresa Cantu to hold clients’ hands and feet in position while she worked on their manicures and pedicures free from back, neck, and arm stress.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomic products   ergonomics   ganglion cysts  

Personal Trainer: Shoulder Pain

June 1, 2013  | Article

Shoulder pain is a common complaint among techs due to the nature of our posture: In a typical day, we can spend hours hunched over a desk or a pedi tub.

Keywords: common ailments of nail technicians   healthy working   Personal Trainer  

Personal Trainer: Wrist Tendonitis

April 30, 2013  | Article

Any time you see “itis” attached to a word, you know it means “inflamed” or “swollen.” Wrist tendonitis, then, is the inflammation of the tendons in the wrist. Though painful and potentially restrictive, tendonitis is reversible with adequate commitment to treatment and time.

Keywords: Personal Trainer  

The Right Stuff: Organized Sanitary Trays

April 14, 2013  | Article

Candice Everest, owner of Panache Nail Studio in Stanwood, Wash., bowls clients over with her sanitation-conscious procedures — not to mention her organizational abilities.

Keywords: organizing supplies   salon sanitation  

Pampered Perch Ergonomic Arm and Foot Rest

March 26, 2013  | Product

The Pampered Perch improves the technician’s hand position, helping prevent conditions such as ganglion cysts or carpal tunnel syndrome in wrists.

Keywords: ergonomic products   ergonomics  

Personal Trainer: Neck Pain

March 20, 2013  | Article

While the strain on the neck may be an unavoidable drawback to the job, neck pain doesn’t need to be.

Keywords: common ailments of nail technicians   healthy working   Personal Trainer  

Waterless Hand-Washing for Sensitive Skin

March 14, 2013  | Article

Ultronics’ Ultracare for Hands is an alcohol-free, waterless antiseptic handwash that is non-drying and non-irritating for sensitive hands.

Keywords: handwashing   Ultronics  

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