March 7, 2012
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
January 23, 2012
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
January 23, 2012
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
December 28, 2011
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
December 27, 2011
NOSK was originally designed by top ear, nose, and throat specialists to provide a natural aid to allergy and asthma sufferers, but the tiny personal air filtration device is being adapted for the nail industry.
Keywords: air filtration healthy working
November 28, 2011
SELF Magazine, in the November 2011 issue, put together a list of ways to pump up manicures and maximize results for your clients. According to Maridel Reyes, it's always good to tune-up your technique.
Keywords: client health customer service nail diseases nail strengtheners tips
November 18, 2011
The Nail Manufacturers’ Council offers nail professionals these basic tips to prevent or eliminate the injuries, pain, and discomfort sometimes associated with salon work. Working ergonomically can eliminate muscle strain, benefitting both your physical and psychological health.
Keywords: ergonomics NMC posture working safely work-related injuries
November 16, 2011
To celebrate Thanksgiving and get in the holiday spirit, NAILS asked nail techs on our Facebook page (www.faceboook.com/nailsmag): What, in your professional lives, are you thankful for? Your responses ranged from your boss to your clients to the flexibility and creativity that come with being a nail tech. We, at NAILS, are thankful for all of you who are dedicated to the industry.
Keywords: client relationships employee issues healthy working
November 16, 2011
NAILS editor Hannah Lee lists the things she's thankful for at work.
Keywords: On My Mind work life balance
November 9, 2011
A is for apple, unless you are a nail tech on the frontlines of client safety. Join in an alphabetical micro-tour of how we clean up.
Keywords: autoclaves disinfection handwashing implement disinfection salon sanitation
October 13, 2011
The Ultrasonic Disinfector provides effective implement sanitation at the touch of a button.
Keywords: implement disinfection Kupa salon sanitation
October 4, 2011
Achy shoulders, numb thumbs, sore muscles, and persistent exhaustion. Sometimes aches and pain seem like an unavoidable by-product of doing nails. One nail tech disagrees.
Keywords: ergonomics exercise
September 16, 2011
These two unique patented products remove callus with a curved surface to work around the contours of the feet.
Keywords: foot files pedicure products
September 9, 2011
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
August 29, 2011
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.