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Allergies in the Salon: A Guide for Clients

May 1, 2004  | Article

Here are few of the main reasons enhancement-related skin allergies occur and some useful tips for avoiding them.

Keywords: allergic reactions   healthy working   skin conditions  

Clear the Air

December 1, 2003  | Article

Good or bad, odor reveals little about salon air quality. Even if your salon rates "sweet" on the smell scale with employees or clients, depend on more reliable measures than your nose to rate your salon's air quality.

Keywords: air quality   healthy working   masks   OSHA   salon odors  

The [Long] Battle of the Bulge

May 1, 2002  | Article

After nearly a year of weight loss attempts, the Healthy Outlook Club (HOC) that was formed by the NAILS staff and its readers last May concluded in January with a few lovely days at the spa. 

Keywords: healthy working   weight loss  

Outsmarting Osteoporosis

November 1, 2000  | Article

Have you been lackadaisical about getting enough calcium? Slacking off on your exercise? Considering that one of every two women in the US will develop osteoporosis, the question is: do you feel lucky?

Keywords: healthy working  

Try Magnets for What Ails You

October 1, 2000  | Article

I’d estimate that nine out of 10 of my diabetic patients have found relief from foot pain by wearing magnetic insoles.”

Keywords: health   healthy working   working with doctors  

Diagnosing Diabetes

September 1, 2000  | Article

Diabetes isn’t just on the rise in this country: It’s skyrocketing. Not only are more people getting diabetes, but they’re developing it younger than ever. With an estimated six million people undiagnosed, doctors recommend all at-risk people take the simple and fast test.

Keywords: aging nail technicians   healthy working   nail technician health  

Cardiovascular Disease

July 1, 2000  | Article

Overweight? Get too little exercise? Eat more fatty foods than you know you should? Smoke? Cholesterol a little (or a lot) high?

Keywords: eating healthy   health   healthy working   hearts   women's health  

In a Female-Dominated Industry, We're Hard Hit by Breast Cancer

May 1, 2000  | Article

One out of every nine women will develop breast cancer, which means one in nine nail techs will probably develop breast cancer too. The beauty industry has rallied behind the cause of awareness and research, but how does our industry of predominantly women address the disease on a personal level?

Keywords: breast cancer awareness   CND   healthy working  

Fighting Nail Tech Spread

February 1, 1999  | Article

You’ve been sitting all day serving clients. You don’t have time to grab more than a candy bar for lunch. The gym is not even an option since you need to rush home to make dinner for the kids. Sound familiar? Read on for some in-salon workout tips.

Keywords: ergonomics   healthy working  

Contacts Pose Special Problems

November 1, 1998  | Article

Filing dust, clippings, aerosol sprays, and especially chemical splashes and vapors make wearing contact lenses in the salon potentially hazardous. How can you protect your precious eyesight?

Keywords: healthy working  

Community Lends a Helping Hand

January 1, 1998  | Article

My “girls gossip network” of caring clients provided me with a life-saving connection.

Keywords: charity   health   healthy working   networking  

Lab Reports

March 1, 1997  | Article

"My client’s big toenail’s side walls curve so much that they nearly meet. The middle section of the nail is sore because both ends are pinching the skin. What can I do to relieve this pressure?"


Keywords: dermatologists   healthy working   ingrown toenails   inhalation   masks  

Lab Reports

January 1, 1997  | Article

One of my clients has what looks like tiny splinters between her nail bed and nail plate. They are very small, dark, straight lines that appear throughout the nail. Should she see a doctor?

Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis   fungal infections   healthy working  

You Don’t Have to Quit Doing Nails to Have a Baby

November 16, 1994  | Article

Pregnant nail technicians are rightfully concerned about their exposure to chemicals used in the salon, which, in high concentrations, can be harmful to unborn babies.

Keywords: healthy working   working while pregnant  

Avoid Skin Contact with Irritants

November 16, 1994  | Article

Anyone can get hand eczema at any time, but it is most likely to occur in people who are genetically pre-disposed, those who have wet-work jobs, those exposed to irritating or allergy-producing substances.

Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis   allergic reactions   healthy working   skin sensitivity   work related injuries  

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