December 1, 2013
The demands of the job put nail techs at risk of developing chronic pain in their shoulders and back. Learn how proper posture can combat the risk by reducing muscle strain and fatigue.
Keywords: ergonomics posture
November 21, 2013
NAILS’ 2013-2014 Big Book is the ultimate resource for those in the nail industry. With information on the latest statistics and trends, this annual issue also contains a state board directory, salon safety guidelines, and a marketers directory.
Keywords: marketing/promotions salon safety state licensing
October 15, 2013
Ganglion cysts, also called wrist cysts or dorsal tendon cysts, are fluid-filled lumps that form along the lining of the joints or tendons.
Keywords: ganglion cysts Personal Trainer
October 4, 2013
Editor Hannah Lee discusses the importance of taking time to recharge.
Keywords: Hannah Lee healthy working On My Mind preventing burnout
September 26, 2013
Do you ever leave the salon with red, swollen, itchy eyes? It could be more than a long day causing you to rub your tired eyes. If you wear contacts, you could have residue built up on your lenses that’s causing irritation. The discomfort you feel may be the result of neglecting proper eye safety in the salon.
September 20, 2013
Backscratchers’ stainless steel implements are the company’s newest surgical grade products that not only look sleek but also allow for maximum sanitation.
Keywords: Backscratchers foot files nail files
September 19, 2013
Studies done by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) consistently show allergens are present in the air of nail salons. Here are five ways to reduce exposure.
Keywords: allergic reactions Personal Trainer ventilation
August 19, 2013
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You might be ready to put flu season and the hyper-vigilance behind you, but before you do, consider the places that some nasty bacteria and viruses hang out waiting to make a comeback.
Keywords: pedicure sanitation salon cleaning salon sanitation
August 19, 2013
If filing debris has you down, Erica’s ATA may have just the thing. Its NV210 is a portable vacuum system that can be easily moved around the salon from nail station to pedi tub.
Keywords: Erica's Advanced Technical Abrasives healthy working
August 17, 2013
Though more than 100 types of arthritis exist, two are most familiar: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune disease. Osteoarthritis, on the other hand, is often referred to as a “wear-and-tear” disease. Because of the repetitive nature of their work, nail techs are at risk to develop this form of arthritis over the course of their careers.
Keywords: aging nail technicians arthritic clients common ailments of nail technicians Personal Trainer
August 16, 2013
Caused by allergens that come into contact with the skin, allergic contact dermatitis often clears up on its own when sufferers avoid the offending agent.
Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis allergic reactions common ailments of nail technicians contact dermatitis dermatitis
August 14, 2013
Check out these four ways to get your mojo back when you’re singing the blues. Your body and mind will thank you, and you’ll be able to enjoy your career in the nail industry for years to come.
Keywords: combatting burnout preventing burnout
August 5, 2013
The company’s new Generation III table model delivers a smaller solution for harmful dust and odors.
Keywords: Valentino Beauty Pure ventilation
July 29, 2013
A nail technician and artist for 33 years, Tina Panariello has written about her struggles to succeed in this industry in an autobiography.
June 20, 2013
On top of a full day at the salon, we ride in the car, sit at the computer, watch TV, and interact with our phones. It’s a full day of poor posture, where our shoulders are pulled forward instead of held straight. Avoid the pain that is likely to develop by strengthening and stretching the upper back muscles.
Keywords: back pain common ailments of nail technicians Personal Trainer