June 24, 2011
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
June 22, 2011
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
June 22, 2011
Shape featured a woman’s story about her battle with MRSA.
Keywords: MRSA salon sanitation staph infections sterlize
May 21, 2011
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
May 20, 2011
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
May 19, 2011
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
April 19, 2011
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
March 29, 2011
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
February 27, 2011
Cuccio Naturalé’s 24-hour time-released body butters will not only delight clients suffering from dry, flaky, and chapped skin, they will ease the discomfort of nail techs and hairstylists who are often more prone to skin irritations because of the wet work and the multitude of chemicals that are involved with the job.
Keywords: body butter Cuccio Naturale dry skin
February 15, 2011
Join Doug Schoon and friends on an amazing journey in the fight to end breast cancer. The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is a 60-mile walk over the course of three days.
Keywords: breast cancer awareness Doug Schoon
February 1, 2011
Lightweight and portable, the PediStil Foot and Leg Rest from TempleClean is a unique foot and leg rest that conforms to the rim of a pedicure tub so it positions the client’s leg comfortably and securely over the tub.
Keywords: ergonomic products pedicure products
February 1, 2011
In October, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee passed the Healthy Nail Salon Recognition ordinance at the urging of advocacy groups California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, Environment California, and Asian Law Caucus.
Keywords: California state regulations dibutyl phthalate (DBP) formaldehyde toluene
January 19, 2011
The beauty business is more a calling than a job for most nail techs. For many it provides the freedom to make your own schedule and be your own boss. For others it enables you to raise others’ spirits through your care and your artistry. We asked readers to tell us: How has the beauty industry changed your life?
Keywords: motivation nail technician
December 1, 2010
Scientists at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) recently released findings from the largest epidemiologic study of licensed California cosmetologists and nail techs.
Keywords: healthy working
November 15, 2010
San Francisco’s newly passed Healthy Nail Salon Recognition ordinance is intended to address occupational health hazards among the city’s more than 200 nail salons and 1,800 nail technicians. This ordinance establishes a voluntary recognition program for salons that use polishes and top and base coats that are “three-free.”
Keywords: health ingredients legislation