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Get a [More Ergonomic] Grip

June 27, 2012  | Article

According to Young Nails’ Greg Salo, the most ergonomic way to do this is with an over-grip.

Keywords: electric filing techniques   ergonomics  

The One That Works Nail and Hair Salon Air Purifier

June 27, 2012  | Video

"The One That Works" Salon Air Purifier, from Aerovex Systems, was made exclusively for the ventilation system needs of the nail and hair salon industry. It scrubs harmful vapors and dust from the air, creating a healthy salon environment.

Keywords: Aerovex Systems   ventilation  

Let's Hear It for the Lefties

May 23, 2012  | Article

Whether you’re a left-handed tech yourself, have one as a coworker, or simply want to see nails from a different perspective, you can benefit from learning about how south paw nail techs adapt their set-ups to stay in their right minds and in the right career path for them.  

Keywords: Antoine de Paris   Design X Mfg.   drill bits   electric filing techniques   implements  

Golf Ball Therapy

May 18, 2012  | Article

The SPAball Kaddy — an ergonomically balanced, cup-like device that perfectly cradles a standard golf ball — was designed by massage therapist Heather Karr to relieve any awkwardness or fatigue the therapist might feel using a golf ball to massage.

Lower Your Exposure to Salon Chemicals

April 23, 2012  | Article

Since most regulations are intended to protect the salon-going public rather than the nail technicians themselves, Seattle’s Healthy Nail Salon Project reaches out to salon workers to offer education and training on safe practices.

Keywords: healthy working   ventilation  

Nail Manufacturers Council Site Expands Content

March 17, 2012  | Article

The new web page for the Professional Beauty Association’s Nail Manufacturers Council (NMC) contains even more educational reference materials designed for beauty professionals and consumers.

Keywords: healthy working   NMC  

The Salon Inspector Says …

March 16, 2012  | Article

Though required by your state board, most nail techs do not wash their hands before starting a service.

Keywords: handwashing   Inspector Monika  

Remove Manicure Dust While You File

March 16, 2012  | Article

The Medicool ManiVac is a compact, modular vacuum system designed to remove potentially harmful manicure dust while you file.

Keywords: air filtration   air purification  

Nail Salon Source Capture System

March 12, 2012  | Video

The Nail Salon Source Capture System, from Aerovex Systems, removes harmful contaminates from the nail technician's breathing zone.

The One That Works Air Purifier Maintenance

March 12, 2012  | Video

"The One That Works" Salon Air Purifier was made exclusively for the ventilation system needs of the nail and hair salon industry. It scrubs harmful vapors and dust from the air, creating a healthful salon environment. This video shows how to properly maintain and care for the purifier.

Keywords: Aerovex Systems   ventilation  

Sunflower II

March 12, 2012  | Video

Nail salon air filtration for dust removal is easy with the Sunflower II System, from Aerovex Systems. The powerful cyclone draws in gel and acrylic nail dust as well as other air pollutants. The bright 20-watt lamp illuminates the work space with clarity, while still being easy on the eyes.

Keywords: Aerovex Systems   ventilation  

Under the Microscope: Pseudomonas

March 7, 2012  | Article

Familiar to nail techs because it can turn clients’ nails green, pseudomonas is a common bacteria that thrives in many environments.

Keywords: bacterial infections   pseudomonas   Under the Microscope  

Nontoxique: The Name Says It All

January 23, 2012  | Article

When it turned out the nail and beauty products she used every day as a nail tech were making her sick, Sheila Fredriksen sought out healthy, holistic, and effective products to use instead. When she found nothing that fit the bill, she hired a chemist and together they created the Nontoxique line of hand and foot care products.

Keywords: holistic   natural ingredients   natural nail care  

LightAir IonFlow 50

January 23, 2012  | Product

A durable, high-quality indoor air purification system, the LightAir IonFlow 50 features a sleek and stylish design that would complement any salon or spa decor.

Keywords: air filtration   air purification  

Water-Based Polish Line Offers Sophisticated Shades

December 28, 2011  | Article

An alternative to conventional solvent-based nail polish, Scotch Naturals WaterColors produces no noxious fumes or odors and delivers long-lasting, salon-quality color without yellowing of the nails.

Keywords: eco-conscious products   eco-conscious salons   green products   green salons   water-based polish  

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