March 12, 2015
If your neck is sore, your back is tight, and you’re cranky from sitting all day, it might be time to put a little “om” in your manicure chair.
Keywords: healthy working yoga
March 4, 2015
Naja Rickete demonstrates KUPA's Mani-pro Passport Portable E-file over the Valentino Beauty Air Purifier ventilation system.
Keywords: air filtration Kupa Naja Rickette Valentino Beauty Pure ventilation
March 3, 2015
Aerovex Systems shows salons how to improve indoor air quality with an Aerovex Ventilation System. This video shows how a source capture system, room purifier, and a building ventilation system can minimize inhalation exposure to nail products and reduce the health risk of salon technicians.
Keywords: Aerovex Systems air quality ventilation
March 1, 2015
Are you at risk for catching a dangerous virus in your salon? Although rare, it is possible to contract a bloodborne pathogen during a nail service. Learn how to protect yourself from these potentially devastating diseases.
Keywords: hepatitis infectious diseases salon sanitation
March 1, 2015
The latest studies prove it: The more you sit, the less you’re fit. As a nail tech who sits most of the day, you might have come to see your job as a fitness foe. NAILS looks at the research on sitting and suggests ways you can get out of the chair to stand up for your health.
Keywords: chairs ergonomics exercise health healthy working
January 29, 2015
If you’re feeling guilty about not wearing a mask while doing nails, you can drop the self-reproach — if you’re using a properly maintained source-capture ventilation system.
Keywords: masks ventilation
January 28, 2015
Is your salon atmosphere harrowing and tense? Are you a stress case most of the day? NAILS takes a look at the phenomenon of frenzy and explores some workable solutions.
Keywords: healthy working minimizing stress SpaRitual
December 22, 2014
In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses infections of the skin and nails that nail techs should be aware of.
Keywords: athlete's foot Dr. Dana Stern fungal infections onychomycosis pseudomonas
December 19, 2014
When nail tech Erin Snyder Dixon found herself in a long battle with a life-threatening disease, she knew she had to make changes so she could continue to do the work she loves — but finding the best course of action was never easy.
Keywords: health nail technician
November 26, 2014
The Tru-Align Body System from Kacelia can be used for 20 minutes at the end of your workday to ease back and neck pain and correct posture and alignment.
Keywords: ergonomic products healthy working posture
November 20, 2014
When it comes to healthy salon air, the new magic number is three. The Nail Manufacturers Council recently updated its guidelines to recommend a three-zone protection approach for nail salons.
Keywords: HEPA NMC ventilation
November 18, 2014
Brenda Skermont shows The Nail Superstore's Nail Dust Collector.
Keywords: air filtration air purification air quality The Nail Superstore
November 5, 2014
Mary Stokas, director of education at Tammy Taylor Nails, shows how she sets up her manicure table.
Keywords: organization organizing supplies Tammy Taylor Nails workstations
November 1, 2014
Nail techs are especially vulnerable to hand and wrist maladies, particularly carpal tunnel syndrome. Educating yourself about its symptoms and causes can help you prevent, treat, or resolve an existing condition.
Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome ergonomics health healthy working
October 30, 2014
Industry scientist, Doug Schoon, addresses the most recent information about fungal nail infections and the potential for secondary mold infections of the nail plate. Schoon also answers questions about how nail dehydrators improve adhesion of L&P nail coatings to the natural nail.
If you have any questions for Schoon, e-mail [email protected]. For more information on Schoon and his weekly video series, Face-to-Face with Doug Schoon, click here.
Keywords: client health Doug Schoon fungal infections health mold