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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  

Online Information

August 25, 2008  | 

The Nail Manufacturers Council (NMC) is a group of nail manufacturers that have come together to help educate techs and salon owners about different issues affecting nail care products and services. The NMC is part of

Keywords: health  

Welcoming Wellness Into Our Lives

August 8, 2008  | 

Have you checked out the newest NAILS blog, Healthy Tech Talk? NAILS editor Hannah Lee (that’s me) and a group of committed CND team members are taking to the blogosphere to share their trials and tribulations

Keywords: Hannah Lee   health  

Skin Cancer Increase May Be Linked to Tanning Beds

July 30, 2008  | 

Melanoma rates have risen 50% among young women in the United States since 1980, while melanoma rates have remained steady among young men, reported the Los Angeles Times.  Researchers theorized that the trend might be related

Keywords: health  

North Carolina Makes the Grade

June 24, 2008  | 

I have to say I was happily surprised this morning when I logged on to the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners and saw how easy it was to navigate.

Keywords: Hannah Lee   health   legislation   North Carolina   salon safety  

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