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Healthy Living: Heart Health

November 16, 2015  | Article

As the leading cause of death in the United States, heart disease is something we should all be concerned about. Because nail technology is a relatively sedentary job, it’s important to learn the risk factors and make sure you’re taking proper preventive measures to protect your heart health.

Keywords: eating healthy   fitness   healthy working  

Healthy Living: Osteoarthritis

October 22, 2015  | Article

Osteoarthritis is often referred to as a “wear-and-tear” disease, and because of the repetitive nature of their work, nail techs are at risk to develop this form of arthritis. Spot the symptoms and learn ways to prevent and treat this painful condition.

Keywords: arthritic clients   healthy working  

Healthy Living: Vein Disease

September 17, 2015  | Article

Performing nail services requires you to sit all day, and staying in one position too long is one of the risk factors for developing vein diseases, such as varicose veins. Age, diet, weight, and other factors also play into the odds. Learn to identify your risk factors and recognize and treat these unsightly, sometimes painful veins.

Keywords: healthy working   varicose veins   vein disease  

Healthy Living: Allergies

August 13, 2015  | Article

As a nail tech, you may have at one time suffered from product-related allergies. From itchy, dry cuticles, to burning skin and eczema, symptoms caused by allergies to common ingredients can range from mild to severe. Learn to spot these aggravating symptoms and treat them accordingly.

Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis   allergic reactions   Doug Schoon   healthy working  

Faces of Breast Cancer

August 6, 2015  | Article

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we reached out to some courageous nail techs who have braved breast cancer and asked that they share their stories.

Keywords: breast cancer awareness   healthy working  

Nipple Sparing Reconstruction

August 4, 2015  | Video

A new study published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery asserts that more breast cancer patients can now qualify for a complex nipple-saving surgery.

Keywords: breast cancer awareness   cancer   healthy working  

Protect Your Eyes in Style

July 21, 2015  | 

Nail Spex are clever, hand-designed safety glasses that trendy and fun. 

Keywords: FingerNailFixer   healthy working   Holly Schippers  

Improving Our Industry: Lessons from the New York Nail Salon Scrutiny

July 17, 2015  | News

Why it’s important ­— and conscientious — for everyone in the nail business to know their state legislation and employee labor laws.

Keywords: client health   health   healthy working   industry issues   industry research  

Healthy Living: Back Pain

July 10, 2015  | Article

Most people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. As a nail tech, you’re more likely than most to suffer from occasional or even chronic back pain as a result of sitting for extended periods of time. Find out what you can do now to treat and prevent back pain.

Keywords: back pain   healthy working  

Healthy Living: Sleep

June 19, 2015  | Article

It’s said we spend one third of our lives sleeping, but many of us never seem to get enough. If you’re having problems getting enough sleep or are having sleep difficulties, you probably don’t have enough energy to do your best job in the salon. Find out what you can do now to get more shut-eye.

Keywords: health   healthy working  

Love the Age You Are: How to Navigate Your Nail Tech Career Through Your 20s, 30s, 40s, and Beyond

June 17, 2015  | Article

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned professional, developing a sustainable nail tech career means taking care of your fiscal — as well as physical — well-being.

Keywords: business building   healthy working   salon finances  

Weeks 14-15: Safety and Smarts!

May 27, 2015  | 

After this week, I am convinced that I can perform a manicure/pedicure service with my eyes closed!


Keywords: healthy working   natural nail care   salon safety   salon sanitation   student issues  

Nail Salon Industry Statistics and Resources

May 13, 2015  | Article

We will continue to update this page with statistics and important health and safety resources for nail salon owners, nail technicians, and consumers.

Keywords: client health   health   healthy working   industry research   nail technician health  

Healthy Living: Eye Health

May 12, 2015  | Article

Focusing on the tiny details of manicures and pedicures all day, not to mention the intricacies of nail art, can eventually take a toll on vision and eye health. If you’re experiencing blurry vision or other symptoms, find out what to do to alleviate the problem and what preventive measures you can take now to protect your eye health in the future.

Keywords: eye safety   eye strain   healthy working  

What I Wish I'd Known About Teaching

May 11, 2015  | Article

Sometimes we jump in and take on roles professionally, not knowing exactly what we’re getting into. Often it’s a case of sink or swim. We asked instructors: What do you wish you had known before you started teaching?

Keywords: cosmetology schools   healthy working   schools   teaching  

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