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Amen Beauty The Shappy and Wavy File

September 16, 2011  | Product

These two unique patented products remove callus with a curved surface to work around the contours of the feet.

Keywords: foot files   pedicure products  

How to Look More Polished

September 9, 2011  | News

This month, InStyle produced a list of 10 ways to look more polished — "maintaining your manicure" made it to the top, at number four.

Keywords: manicures   polish  

NAILS Hits the Newsstand

August 29, 2011  | Article

What would it look like if all magazines were nail magazines? We re-imagined 11 popular consumer magazines — from Modern Bride to Natural Health to Smart Money — to predict what they might look geared toward the nail world.

What’s Your Green IQ?

August 5, 2011  | Article

Think you know a lot about protecting the planet and being eco-conscious in the salon? Take this quiz to see what your green report card looks like.     

Keywords: environmentally friendly salons   green business   green salons   recycling  

Frais Towelettes

July 26, 2011  | Product

Working on the hands and feet can cause skin to become dry, so Frais Towelettes are perfect for nail technicians because they instantly rehydrate the skin back to its natural beauty.

Keywords: all-natural   dry skin   skin care   vegan products  

CCT Industries The Restorer Salon Air Cleaner

July 26, 2011  | Product

The Restorer Salon Air Cleaner from CCT Industries reduces gases and odors produced by nail and hair services.

Keywords: air filtration   air purification  

Acupressure Tools Reduce Muscle Exhaustion in Techs

July 26, 2011  | Article

Help is at hand for techs who suffer from overworked, tired, and sore muscles. The Hand, Foot & Body Massage Tools Professional Kit from The Nail Superstore is comprised of nine ergonomically correct massage tools to be used during manicures, pedicures, or body massage.

Keywords: ergonomic products   implements   massage   massage products  

On My Mind: Is Human Trafficking a Nail Industry Issue?

June 24, 2011  | Article

Sure, human trafficking might not be a subject you expect to see in the pages of NAILS, but it is happening in some nail salons right here in the United States. And thanks to one New York-based salon owner who is shedding light on the sad situation, maybe as an industry we can take a stand and do something about it.

Keywords: nail techs doing good   On My Mind   working safely  

Taking a Stand Against Human Trafficking

June 22, 2011  | Article

It is estimated that during the years of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade 12 million people were enslaved. Today, the estimate is 27 million worldwide. Some of those slaves are working in nail salons, and one nail tech has had enough.

Keywords: nail techs doing good   working safely  

Prevent Bacteria in Your Salon

June 22, 2011  | News

Shape featured a woman’s story about her battle with MRSA.

Keywords: MRSA   salon sanitation   staph infections   sterlize  

Breathe Better Air

May 21, 2011  | Article

When it comes to improving salon ventilation, Salon Pure Air/Air Impurities Removal Systems offers products such as the Salon Pure Air, which captures air contaminants directly at the source and safely removes them before clean air is released into the room.

Keywords: air filtration   Air Impurities Removal Systems   ventilation  

Like a Sauna for the Feet

May 20, 2011  | Article

A new pedicure system from The Nail Superstore could radically change what clients expect from their salon experience. The Red Dragon Sauna Pedicure system combines a wooden barrel with a steam generator to create a sauna that open pores, eliminates dead cells, and softens skin.

Keywords: pedicure equipment   pedicure safety   pedicure sanitation   pedicure spas  

Are You Risking Your Health?

May 19, 2011  | Article

Sometimes it can be hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to potential hazards associated with work in the nail industry. With persuasive voices on both sides of the issue, we wondered how many of you feel you are jeopardizing your health by working in the salon.

Keywords: allergic reactions   chemical safety   chemicals   healthy working   ventilation  

Nail Innovationz Eat My Dust Nail Vent

April 19, 2011  | Product

For optimum ergonomics, efficiency, and function, the Eat My Dust nail vent from Nail Innovationz increases workspace and mobility by connecting through the underside of the desk top.

Keywords: air filtration   air purification   ventilation   working safely  

Valentino Beauty Pure

March 29, 2011  | Product

The Valentino Beauty Pure is a nail dust collector and an at-the-source air filtration system in one. All nail dust and odors are eliminated after being pulled down through a state-of-the-art filter, leaving nothing but clean air, says the company.

Keywords: air purification   healthy working  

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The U.S. Vietnamese salon industry represents more than half of all salons. VietSALON serves this market with a bi-monthly Vietnamese language print magazine and a community-oriented website.

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