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Massage Pregnant Pedicure Clients With Caution

May 1, 2010  | Article

A massage might seem just the thing to bring relief to pregnant clients’ swollen feet and legs, but there are acupressure points around the lower legs and feet that, when aggressively worked, can bring on contractions.

Keywords: feet   massage   Mother's Day   pedicures   pregnant clients  

Use Caution With Certain Essential Oils

March 10, 2010  | News

Irritation and sensitivity are possible with the use of almost any essential oil, says Jimm Harrison, author of Milady’s Aromatherapy: Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils for Esthetics. This is one reason most aromatherapy experts recommend against using undiluted oils on the skin.

Keywords: essential oils  

Playing Defense with Disease

March 1, 2010  | Article

Nail techs play an important role in protecting clients. The three Cs — cuticles, colors, and contours — can be early indicators of larger health problems.

Keywords: career handbook   healthy working   nail diseases   newbie   referrals  

Dr. G 2-in-1 Antimicrobial Callus and Cuticle Remover

February 12, 2010  | Product

As part of its antimicrobial skin care line designed to help nail technicians fight germs, viruses, and fungus, Dr. G’s has introduced 2-in-1 Antimicrobial Callus and Cuticle Remover.

Keywords: callus removers   cuticle treatments   Dr. G's  

Use Hand Sanitizers Right

February 1, 2010  | Article

Although H1N1 is an airborne pathogen, it’s far more easily transmitted through hand-to-hand contact. This is one more reason it’s important to understand the proper use of antimicrobials and how they fit into your salon sanitation regimen.

Keywords: disinfection   Dr. G's   salon sanitation  

Salon Pure Air Adds Room Air Cleaners

January 1, 2010  | Product

For dust and fume removal, Salon Pure introduces two new air cleaners.

Keywords: air purification   air quality   salon odors   ventilation  

Daylight Compact Lamp Reduces Eyestrain

January 1, 2010  | Product

This portable lamp comes with an ingenious "easy twist" shade for maximum light angle and maximum work space.

Keywords: Daylight   healthy working  

For the Good of the Team

January 1, 2010  | Article

Sure we love our clients and the work we do, but it’s our relationships with coworkers that can make the difference between a so-so work environment and a place we look forward to returning to day after day. NAILS asked readers: What do you do that’s special or unique at your salon to foster team spirit?

Keywords: healthy working   motivation   reader surveys   salon atmosphere   staff management  

Pedicure Poise

January 1, 2010  | Article

Pedicures can be quite tough on a nail tech’s body. Holding legs while ­clipping toenails, massaging calves and ankles, and scrubbing down thick callus can all quickly lead to sore backs and arms — and cranky dispositions. Here’s what some techs have done to keep their poise during strenuous pedicures.

Keywords: ergonomics   pedicure areas   pedicure spas   pedicures   salon decor/design  

Breathe a Little Easier

December 1, 2009  | Article

Keeping salon air breathable is not all about your ventilation equipment; some of it comes down to your work habits. Once your ventilation system is in place, the Nail Manufacturers Council (NMC) advises taking these easy steps to further minimize your exposure to potentially irritating or harmful substances.

Keywords: ventilation  

Luraco Technologies ChemStop Air Cleaner

November 2, 2009  | Product

The compact design of Luraco Technologies’ ChemStop Air Cleaner allows the unit to be placed on a technician’s worktable to remove fumes from her breathing zone.

Keywords: Luraco   ventilation  

Hurting Hands

November 1, 2009  | Article

What if no doctor or medical study could confirm it, but through a network of your peers you learned many nail techs develop similar pain in their wrists, fingers, and thumbs? Would you choose to proactively reduce your risk of pain based only on anecdotal evidence?

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome   ergonomic products   ergonomics  

Daylight Slimline Manicure Lamp

October 26, 2009  | Product

Daylight introduces its Slimline Manicure Lamp, created specifically with the nail tech in mind.

Keywords: Daylight   manicure tables  

Chemicals Most Wanted: Bad Rap or Due Justice?

October 1, 2009  | Article

We’ve all heard of them by now. The big three: formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate (aka DBP). But what exactly are these chemicals and why have they been systematically eliminated from cosmetics?

Keywords: chemicals   dibutyl phthalate (DBP)   formaldehyde   ingredients   toluene  

Don't Do Anything Stupid

July 1, 2009  | Article

A woman was seriously injured when a bowl of acetone ignited.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   client health   CND   Doug Schoon   working safely  

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