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Sole to Soul

January 22, 2009  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  

Join Doug Schoon and Walk for the Cure

June 23, 2008  | Blog Post

“We are walking because breast cancer destroys lives,” says CND’s Doug Schoon, who, along with his teammates, will be participating in the 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk on Nov. 21-23. “Our team, called ‘Beauty and the Breast,’

Keywords: health  

Salon Safety

June 13, 2008  | Blog Post

I just wrote an article about salon safety for our upcoming August issue. While researching it, I found some interesting things that didn’t make it into the print edition. The article focuses on the simple, first-step

Keywords: health   legislation   salon safety  

Helping the Planet…One Salon at a Time

April 22, 2008  | Blog Post

As a nod to Earth Day, I decided to check out a cool new eco-chic nail salon in Los Angeles: Recess. Only five weeks old, the environmentally-friendly salon boasts that it’s in the process of LEED

Keywords: health   On The Road   products   salon decor/design   salon services  

Balancing Work and Home Life

July 1, 2007  | Article

Balancing work and home life can be a tough task in many professions, and nail techs are often susceptible to last minute appointments and closing time squeeze-ins. NAILS asked salon professionals if it is possible to maintain a healthy balance between work and personal life, and if so, how have they managed to do it.

Keywords: health   healthy working   preventing burnout   stress   time management  

Beauty + Health Benefit

February 1, 2007  | Article

Spa goers want to see cosmetic and health benefits from their beauty treatments.

Keywords: health   medical pedicures   skin care   spas  

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