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On My Mind: Is Human Trafficking a Nail Industry Issue?

June 24, 2011  | Article

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  

Taking a Stand Against Human Trafficking

June 22, 2011  | Article

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  

Prevent Bacteria in Your Salon

June 22, 2011  | News

Shape featured a woman’s story about her battle with MRSA.

Keywords: MRSA   salon sanitation   staph infections   sterlize  

Breathe Better Air

May 21, 2011  | Article

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  

Like a Sauna for the Feet

May 20, 2011  | Article

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  

Are You Risking Your Health?

May 19, 2011  | Article

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  

Nail Innovationz Eat My Dust Nail Vent

April 19, 2011  | Product

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  

Valentino Beauty Pure

March 29, 2011  | Product

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  

Cuccio Naturalé Butter Blend

February 27, 2011  | Product

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  

Help Beat Breast Cancer: Support Team Beauty and the Breast

February 15, 2011  | Article

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  

TempleClean PediStil

February 1, 2011  | Product

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  

San Francisco Passes Healthy Nail Salon Recognition Ordinance

February 1, 2011  | News

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   California state regulations   dibutyl phthalate (DBP)   formaldehyde   toluene  

How Nails Changed My Life

January 19, 2011  | Article

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  

Study Finds No Increased Cancer Risk for Nail Techs

December 1, 2010  | News

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  

Local Healthy Nail Ordinance Captures National Attention

November 15, 2010  | Article

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  

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