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10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Work/Life Balance

May 16, 2014  | Article

Ah, the elusive goal of balance. How do we achieve it? Instead of epic goals and aggressive life change, let’s look at what you can do now…today.     

Keywords: health   scheduling   work life balance  

Is Ours a Risky Business?

April 16, 2014  | Article

After almost three decades, a rare diagnosis prompts one nail tech to ask the question, “Is this related to my work?” In an effort to shed some light on difficult questions, we did some digging and asked some questions of our own.   

Keywords: cancer   health   healthy working  

Medinail Learning Center Announces Educational Webinars for Nail Technicians

February 10, 2014  | 

Medinail Learning Center (MLC) has launched a series of monthly webinars for nail techs. “Our webinars are designed to enhance the knowledge and success of nail technicians,” says Janet McCormick, vice president of educational development for

Keywords: health  

How to Open a Nail Salon When…

December 21, 2013  | Article

These five tales of survival prove that timing isn’t everything. Hard work and determination
can make almost any reason for delaying the fulfillment of career goals seem like a paltry excuse. Take inspiration from these salon owners to surmount your obstacles in 2014.

Keywords: health   money   salon ownership  

Aerovex Systems' Healthy Air Ventilation System

November 22, 2013  | Video

Aerovex Systems' Nails Source Capture System with new Healthy Air Technology is the next generation in nail salon ventilation technology. The new portable air ventilation system is built to protect the breathing zones of nail technicians and prevent overexposure to monomer, acetone, and associated acrylic vapors and dusts.

Keywords: Aerovex Systems   air filtration   client health   health   healthy working  

Study Confirms Findings That UV Nail Lamps Do Not Cause Cancer

November 20, 2013  | 

The Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) Nail Manufacturers Council on Safety (NMC) announced its support for the latest independent, peer-reviewed study demonstrating that UV (ultraviolet) lamps commonly used for hardening gel-polish are safe and do not increase the

Keywords: health  

CVS Reconsiders Its Stance on Acetone IDing

August 20, 2013  | 

Poor acetone. It’s a nail product that people love to hate. Whether it’s a nail tech who gets burned by the flammable liquid (don’t put acetone in the microwave, people!) or a client who feels the

Keywords: California   Hawaii   health   salon safety   West Virginia  

French Agency Recommends Regulations for Fish Pedicures

May 3, 2013  | 

I haven’t seen fish pedicures in the news for a while in the U.S., but apparently they are gaining popularity in France. A French agency for occupational health and safety is calling for “strictly regulating” the

Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  

“I Am a Professional. I Am Licensed.” Campaign Launched by PBA

April 25, 2013  | 

We’ve been talking quite a bit about beauty professional licensing and the threat of deregulation lately. Many of you know my opinion on the subject already, but for the record, I want to say again that

Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  

Now’s a Great Time to Join Beauty Bus

April 18, 2013  | 

While working on a story for our June issue about caring for nail clients with cancer, I reached out to nonprofit Beauty Bus for a sidebar about volunteer organizations serving this demographic. The Beauty Bus Foundation

Keywords: Beauty for Good   health   mobile salons   salon services  

94% of U.S. Voters Support Required Licensing for Beauty Professionals, PBA Finds

April 18, 2013  | 

An overwhelming majority (94%) of general election voters from across the U.S. overwhelmingly support the required licensing of beauty professionals and feel these licenses protect the public and improve both the quality and safety in the

Keywords: Florida   health   Indiana   legislation   Michigan  

Suzi Weiss-Fischmann to be Honored at Delete Blood Cancer Gala

January 30, 2013  | 

Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, co-founder and artistic director of OPI Products Inc., will be the honoree at the Delete Blood Cancer Gala. The gala is being held at Cipriani Wall Street on May 1, 2013 to honor those

Keywords: health  

ISSE 2013: Ergonomic Client Handrest from Pampered Perch

January 28, 2013  | 

UPDATED 2/28/13: We have seven Pampered Perch hand/footrests to give away! Leave a comment in our blog comments section along with your city, state, and e-mail address for a chance to win. We will

Keywords: health   products   salon safety   techniques  

3 Ventilation Success Stories

January 14, 2013  | 

While working on a feature story about salon ventilation for NAILS Magazine’s February issue, I came across several salon owners who are an inspiration to all of us in their installation of proper ventilation systems. Though

Keywords: health   products   salon safety  

5 Tips for Winter Hand and Foot Care

December 27, 2012  | 

Tara O'Keeffe, pharmacist and founder of skincare manufacturer O'Keeffe's Company, says, "Each year, when the temperature and humidity drop, skin becomes easily susceptible to dryness and irritation. The hands and feet become particularly vulnerable, since they're

Keywords: health  
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