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New Approach May Render Staph Harmless

June 1, 2008  | Article

Exciting new treatment strategy could help the body defend against potentially lethal strains of antibiotic-resistant Staph, also known as MRSA.

Keywords: client health   healthy working   infection control   MRSA   salon sanitation  

Can Doing Nails Make You Fat?

June 1, 2008  | Article

Staying active has to be a conscious effort. We can’t hold our jobs totally responsible for our weight issues, but they do play a role. I’ve seen from personal experience the effect of a sedentary job.

Keywords: As I See It   exercise   healthy working   wellness   work life balance  

Caring for the Elderly

June 1, 2008  | Article

Clients ages 8 to 80 enjoy salon services, but how techs handle an 8-year-old client will be different from how they handle her senior counterpart. Techs can develop a reputation for being the go-to girl among this expanding demographic by understanding the needs of an older client — and taking the time to meet those needs.

Keywords: building your clientele   customer service   elderly clients   fungus   healthy working  

Wearing Contacts in the Salon

May 1, 2008  | Article

With filing dust, clippings, aerosol sprays, chemicals, and vapors making their way around the salon environment, wearing contact lenses while working can be potentially hazardous.

Keywords: healthy working   ventilation   working safely  

10 Tips for Staying Healthy at Work

May 1, 2008  | Article

The job of nail tech poses a few special challenges when it comes to your health. The good news is, little changes go a big way toward ensuring a long and healthy career.

Keywords: air quality   ergonomics   healthy working   minimizing stress   time management  

Health Tip: Use Smaller Portions

April 1, 2008  | Article

Scooping your products into smaller containers helps avoid waste and prevents cross contamination.

Keywords: client health   Doug Schoon   healthy working   product contamination   salon sanitation  

What You Need to Know About Ganglion Cysts

March 1, 2008  | Article

There’s no proof that repetitive stress on the hands and wrists are the cause of ganglion cysts — benign, fluid-filled lumps — in those areas. But given the number of nail techs who develop them, the connection seems likely.

Keywords: ganglion cysts   healthy working   repetitive motion injuries  

Preventing Burn Out Blues

March 1, 2008  | Article

If you’re feeling tired, apathetic, and cranky, you may need more than a good night’s sleep; you could be suffering from job burnout. Early symptoms of burnout are so common, they are commonly overlooked. Learn to identify the symptoms of burnout and develop ways to protect yourself before you crash.

Keywords: healthy working   preventing burnout   stress  

Got Space? Get Yoga

February 1, 2008  | Article

If you've got the room, why not round out your salon's offerings by introducing yoga to mix?

Keywords: adding new services   business   business building   healthy working   keeping your business competitive  

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  

My Biggest Challenge Is…

November 1, 2006  | Article

A career in the nail industry has its fair share of rewards, but with it can come issues that challenge even the most die-hard professional. From finding it difficult to retail products to being allergic to chemicals in the salon, it seems almost every nail tech has some concerns regarding her occupation.

Keywords: allergic reactions   communicating with customers   continuing education   cosmetology schools   customer service  

Learn the Facts About Chronic Myofascial Pain

November 1, 2006  | Article

Our job demands we bend over a desk with our head tilted for hours at a time. This stressful posture coupled with our repetitive motions put us at risk of developing chronic myofacial pain. This painful disease can be tough to diagnose and difficult to treat; the good news is you can take steps now to prevent it.

Keywords: ergonomics   healthy working  

Keep it Clean!

October 1, 2006  | Article

All salon personnel must understand and practice the steps to properly sterilize, sanitize and disinfect before and after every service.

Keywords: disinfecting foot spas   healthy working   implement disinfection   salon sanitation  

I Can See Clearly Now

May 1, 2006  | Article

For techs over 40, seeing up close can become difficult. Here’s how several are coping with presbyopia — and some advice from eye doctors on the latest treatments and techniques to restore sharp vision.

Keywords: healthy working  

When Your Body Betrays You

November 1, 2005  | Article

What happens when the job you love becomes the source of your ill health? Rather than giving up nails, make some adjustments when you become “allergic to your job.”

Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis   allergic reactions   healthy working   overexposure   workplace allergies  

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