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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  

NOSK NOSK air filtration device

December 27, 2011  | Product

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  

Tune-up Your Manicure Techniques

November 28, 2011  | News

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  

Ergonomic Basics for Nail Techs

November 18, 2011  | Article

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  

Nail Techs Share What They're Thankful For

November 16, 2011  | Article

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  

On My Mind: What I'm Thankful For...

November 16, 2011  | Article

NAILS editor Hannah Lee lists the things she's thankful for at work.

Keywords: On My Mind   work life balance  

The ABCs of Sanitation

November 9, 2011  | Article

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  

Kupa Ultrasonic Disinfector H264

October 13, 2011  | Video

The Ultrasonic Disinfector provides effective implement sanitation at the touch of a button.

Keywords: implement disinfection   Kupa   salon sanitation  

It’s a Sore Subject

October 4, 2011  | Article

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  

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  

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