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Never Touch the Stuff

July 1, 2014  | 

It really sucks when the thing you love makes you itch.

Keywords: acrylic allergy   allergic contact dermatitis   allergic reactions   contact dermatitis   workplace allergies  

Something to Talk About: Product Allergy

January 27, 2014  | Article

The telltale signs of a product allergy are easy to identify and hard to ignore. Educate your client about what’s happening and how you can help.

Keywords: acrylic allergy   allergic contact dermatitis   allergic reactions   Something to Talk About  

Personal Trainer: Respiratory Reactions

September 19, 2013  | Article

Studies done by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) consistently show allergens are present in the air of nail salons.

Keywords: allergic reactions   Personal Trainer   ventilation  

Under the Microscope: Allergic Contact Dermatitis

August 16, 2013  | Article

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  

allergen

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance capable of producing an exaggerated or adverse reaction such as sneezing, coughing, rash, or irritation in sensitive individuals.

Keywords: allergic reactions   nail diseases  

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  

What Is Allergic Contact Dermatitis?

September 1, 2010  | Article

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   nail diseases   skin care   skin conditions  

Black Henna Tattoos Can Cause Serious Skin Reactions

November 1, 2008  | Article

Dermatologists are warning that harmless-looking henna tattoos could contain a harmful chemical.

Keywords: allergic reactions   henna   skin conditions   temporary tattoos  

Ouch! The Downsides of Success

December 1, 2007  | Article

Successful nail techs boast a loyal clientele, a respectable income, and immeasurable workplace perks. They also endure frequent neck and back pain, sore thumb and fingers, and eye strain. You can’t have one without the other – or can you? Take a look at these common maladies and see what can be done to avoid the downside of success.

Keywords: allergic reactions   carpal tunnel syndrome   eye strain   preventing work-related ailments   work related injuries  

My Biggest Challenge Is…

November 1, 2006  | Article

A career in the nail industry has its fair share of rewards, but with it can come issues that challenge even the most die-hard professional. From finding it difficult to retail products to being allergic to chemicals in the salon, it seems almost every nail tech has some concerns regarding her occupation.

Keywords: allergic reactions   communicating with customers   continuing education   cosmetology schools   customer service  

When Your Body Betrays You

November 1, 2005  | Article

What happens when the job you love becomes the source of your ill health? Rather than giving up nails, make some adjustments when you become “allergic to your job.”

Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis   allergic reactions   healthy working   overexposure   workplace allergies  

Taking Care of Older Clients

November 1, 2004  | Article

Older clients require extra care to keep their hands and feet in good condition. Give them the attention they deserve by creating services just for them, adding extras that will benefit them such as paraffin dips, and keeping them educated on at-home care.

Keywords: allergic reactions   elderly clients   special needs clients  

The Help Desk Panel Answers Your Questions

February 1, 2003  | Article

This month our guest panelists deal with lifting, allergic reactions, and the difference between a "classic pedicure" and a spa-type pedicure. 

Keywords: allergic reactions   deluxe pedicures   electric file safety   lifting   ring of fire  

Are You Allergic to Work in the Salon?

June 1, 2000  | Article

Understand your risk of allergic and irritant reactions to the products you work with and you can probably prevent problems before they start.

Keywords: allergic reactions   workplace allergies  

Hypoallergenic: What Does It Really Mean?

December 1, 1995  | Article

Some nail products are truly hypoallergenic, but don’t consider the term a guarantee against allergic reactions. Pay as much attention to client reactions as you do to product labels.

Keywords: allergic reactions  
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