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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  

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  

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