February 19, 2013
San Francisco’s Healthy Nail Salon Program aims to reward nail salons that make safer choices for their employees, customers, and the environment.
Keywords: chemical safety product safety working safely
December 7, 2012
OSHA recently provided salons with a handy guide called "Stay Healthy and Safe While Giving Manicures and Pedicures," but did you know that you can also request a free on-site consultation for your salon?
Keywords: OSHA salon safety working safely
November 18, 2011
The Nail Manufacturers’ Council offers nail professionals these basic tips to prevent or eliminate the injuries, pain, and discomfort sometimes associated with salon work. Working ergonomically can eliminate muscle strain, benefitting both your physical and psychological health.
Keywords: ergonomics NMC posture working safely work-related injuries
June 24, 2011
Sure, human trafficking might not be a subject you expect to see in the pages of NAILS, but it is happening in some nail salons right here in the United States. And thanks to one New York-based salon owner who is shedding light on the sad situation, maybe as an industry we can take a stand and do something about it.
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June 22, 2011
It is estimated that during the years of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade 12 million people were enslaved. Today, the estimate is 27 million worldwide. Some of those slaves are working in nail salons, and one nail tech has had enough.
Keywords: nail techs doing good working safely
May 19, 2011
Sometimes it can be hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to potential hazards associated with work in the nail industry. With persuasive voices on both sides of the issue, we wondered how many of you feel you are jeopardizing your health by working in the salon.
Keywords: allergic reactions chemical safety chemicals healthy working ventilation
April 19, 2011
For optimum ergonomics, efficiency, and function, the Eat My Dust nail vent from Nail Innovationz increases workspace and mobility by connecting through the underside of the desk top.
Keywords: air filtration air purification ventilation working safely
November 22, 2010
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To help combat germs in the salon, knowledge, a commitment to your clients, and an assortment of professional sanitation methods can keep you in the clean.
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September 23, 2010
Designed with the specific needs of salon professionals in mind, SW Pearlescent nitrile disposable gloves boast a unique, glossy exterior that lets users stand apart.
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July 1, 2009
A woman was seriously injured when a bowl of acetone ignited.
Keywords: acetone/removal products client health CND Doug Schoon working safely
November 1, 2008
Ask yourself these nine questions to determine if your salon ventilation is adequate.
Keywords: air filtration air quality ventilation working safely
September 1, 2008
Medicool's new Mani-Vac vacuum system removes nail dust and debris from the work area while you file.
Keywords: air filtration air purification electric file safety electric files Medicool
August 1, 2008
Why hunch over to reach your pedicure client’s foot when you can bring the foot up to meet you at a comfortable height?
Keywords: Continuum Footspas healthy working posture working safely
August 1, 2008
It’s the end of a long day. You’re filing toenails and tired when your file slips and slices into the toe, drawing blood. What do you do? An elderly client stumbles and takes a bad fall to the ground. What do you do? A fellow nail tech is pregnant and working beside you when her water suddenly breaks. What do you do?
Keywords: sanitation working safely
June 1, 2008
Like the Lotus drawing nourishment from deep roots and reaching upward into the light, the eco-beauty movement is growing.
Keywords: eco-friendly environmental issues green business ingredients SpaRitual