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Personal Trainer: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

January 22, 2013  | Article

Addressed early, there are at-home prevention and management techniques for carpal tunnel syndrome, though in certain cases, surgery may be needed.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   Personal Trainer  

Learn to Be a Podiatric Assistant

January 19, 2013  | Article

The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM), a medical specialty society affiliated with the American Podiatric Medical Association, recently began  partnering with Medinail Learning Center (MLC), an online training system, to offer a comprehensive training and certification program for Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistants.

Keywords: medispa services   podiatrists  

You Have Our Word

January 4, 2013  | Article

In 2000, when news broke about the potential dangers of whirlpool spas, many salon owners were horrified to hear of the sanitation shortcuts happening within the industry. Today, conscientious techs find creative ways to let every client know of their pledge to provide safe services — every time.

Keywords: Dashing Diva   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation  

Bulbs — Plus Germ Killer

December 26, 2012  | Article

Affordable and reliable, UV Gel Curing Bulbs from Purely Products are high-quality lamps for gel nail dryers and UV-curing lamps.

Keywords: UV lights  

Sustainability Guide

December 7, 2012  | Article

If you’re serious about bringing sustainability to the salon, the National Association of Eco-Friendly Salons & Spas (NAEFSS) can help.

Keywords: green salons   NAEFSS  

How to Request an OSHA On-Site Consultation

December 7, 2012  | Article

OSHA  recently provided salons with a handy guide called "Stay Healthy and Safe While Giving Manicures and Pedicures," but did you know that you can also request a free on-site consultation for your salon?

Keywords: OSHA   salon safety   working safely  

No More Looking Down

December 5, 2012  | Article

Success came at a price for nail tech Carrie Bomar. After spending countless hours each day looking down at clients’ hands, her neck began to hurt, a result of the posture most nail technicians assume.

Keywords: ergonomic furnishings   ergonomic products   ergonomics   manicure tables  

Client Armrest by Nail Props Inc.

November 30, 2012  | Video

Nail Props Inc. explains the uses and benefits of their client arm rest.

Keywords: salon furnishings  

American Dawn Colored Altima Nail Towels

November 21, 2012  | Product

With more than 17 color options, the towels can blend in perfectly with any design scheme.

How Ventilation Reduces Solvents in Nail Salons

November 21, 2012  | Video

This video, from the Local Hazardous Waste Program in King County, Washington, shows the measurement levels of common nail salon solvents in the air, both with and without source-capture ventilation.

Watch move videos on salon ventilation.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   chemical safety   ventilation  

Less Stress

November 20, 2012  | Article

Along with an increase of goodwill, the holidays often usher in an elevated level of anxiety. This year, take steps to create a season filled with more merry and less stress.  

Keywords: minimizing stress   stress   stress relief   stress-free holidays  

Nail Vacuum System by Erica's ATA Inc.

November 19, 2012  | Video

Erica of EricasATA Inc. shares how to assemble and use the company's nail vacuum system.

Keywords: electric file safety   Erica's Advanced Technical Abrasives   ventilation  

New UV Sterilization System Works in Seconds

November 2, 2012  | Article

Science and Light Technology has developed a new sterilization system that utilizes UV light to purge 99.99% of bacteria, mold, and viruses from salon implements.

Keep the Lid on Acrylic Odors

November 2, 2012  | Article

When dealing with acrylic odor, of course fume extraction is very important, but so are good work habits, says Jesse Bruner, owner of Jesse David Nail Design in Wilmington, Del.

Keywords: acrylics   salon odors  

OSHA Guide: Stay Healthy When Giving Manis and Pedis (with Proper Ventilation)

September 17, 2012  | Article

Be sure to download “Stay Healthy and Safe While Giving Manicures and Pedicures,” a recently released 20-page booklet created by OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration).

Keywords: healthy working   OSHA   ventilation  

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