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It’s the Little Things

July 27, 2009  | 

I’ve met representatives of the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology several times, and I’m pleased that the board members seem genuinely interested in keeping California nail salons from getting fined during inspections. To that end,

Keywords: health   legislation   On The Road   salon safety  

Atlanta Nail Bar Is First to Earn Platinum Certification

July 13, 2009  | 

The Brookhaven location of Atlanta’s Natural Body Spa & Shop has just been awarded Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program. The first spa in the Southeast constructed

Keywords: health  

Salon Inspection on YouTube

June 30, 2009  | 

I just found a professionally-done video by the Washington Department of Licensing of a nail salon inspection. You can watch the six-minute video here. The video is geared toward consumers (advising them of what to look for

Keywords: clients   health   legislation   salon safety  

Raising a Stink (Literally)

June 1, 2009  | 

Ah, pedicure season. Or is it AAAHHHH, pedicure season? For the most part, I’m sure all of you look forward to the summer months for the natural boost to your pedicure business, but I’m also curious

Keywords: clients   health   salon services  

Yes, It’s Effective Against Swine Flu Too

May 18, 2009  | 

The recent Swine Flu outbreak has manufacturers of hand sanitizers and implement disinfectants scrambling to reassure the public that their products can effectively combat the H1N1 virus — better known as the swine flu. “The new strain

Keywords: health  

International Pedicure Association Continues its Efforts

April 15, 2009  | 

The International Pedicure Association (IPA) is continuing its mission of educating and providing support for pedicure professionals following the death of its founder, Dr. Dennis Arnold, who passed away in late 2008. “The IPA is currently

Keywords: health  

Reach Out to Women With Cancer

March 20, 2009  | 

I just learned that this year marks the 20th anniversary of Look Good…Feel Better, a free, non-medical, national public service program dedicated to helping women with cancer cope with the appearance-related side effects of the illness

Keywords: health  

The New Home Fungus Test Is Free!

February 17, 2009  | 

Salvation has arrived for that stubborn client who refuses to let a doctor take a look at that thick, yellow toenail. Woodward Laboratories has just introduced a home test kit to diagnose fungal infection — and

Keywords: health   products  

Health: What Is Exfoliative Keratolysis?

February 1, 2009  | Article

Exfoliative Keratolysis is a condition where the top layer of the skin perpetually peels.  Though there's no cure all for the treatment of EK, a proper and consistent management strategy could give clients relief.

Keywords: health   skin conditions   skin sensitivity  

Sole to Soul

January 22, 2009  | 

A friend forwarded me an interesting Associated Press article today about church volunteers who offer mini-pedicures (including a soak, pumice, nail trim, scrub, ointment, massage, and polish) to a city’s homeless, in order to both head

Keywords: health   salon services  

On My Mind: Don’t Forget to Breathe

December 18, 2008  | 

Each year as the holidays approach (and it feels earlier and earlier every year — I saw Christmas stuff out in September this year!), the pace quickens. Clients are in a hurry (there’s shopping to be

Keywords: clients   Hannah Lee   health   On My Mind  

Clients and Chemotherapy

December 1, 2008  | Article

When a client is undergoing chemotherapy, you can often see it in her nails. By carefully modifying your standard manicure procedure, you can take steps to prevent problems.

Keywords: customer service   health   natural nail care   skin conditions   special needs clients  

One Million Women Wanted to Further Breast Cancer Research

October 6, 2008  | 

This week, the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and the Avon Foundation launched the Love/Avon Army of Women, a groundbreaking initiative that will partner women with breast cancer researchers to find the key to what causes

Keywords: health  

Absolutely Essential for Work-Life Balance

September 2, 2008  | 

By and large nail techs score pretty well in the work-life balance department. You consistently cite flexible scheduling as one of the best perks of the profession and according to our last Big Big Book survey,

Keywords: health  

Rumor Has It

September 1, 2008  | Article

Your client is the type who believes everything she hears. If it’s published on the Internet, it must be true, right? Luckily, you know better. Educate your clients on the truth behind 10 common nail misconceptions with this convenient handout.

Keywords: disinfection   health   nail diseases   salon sanitation  

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