October 5, 2016
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Any New York salon licensed after October 3, 2016 must have a mechanical exhaust system with air exchange and that vents to the outside.
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July 16, 2014
| Blog Post
Effective July 1, Utah now requires nail salons and schools under new construction or being remodeled to provide a source capture system at all workstations where acrylics are applied.
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May 5, 2014
Would you like some scientific facts about gel manicures instead of just opinions? How about some factual data that you can look at for yourself and decide on the safety of your manicure. Here is some information from Holly Schippers (The FingerNailFixer) to give you the opportunity to make a fact-based decision.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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July 1, 2009
With the combination of cuticle nippers, chemicals, and customers, there is always the risk of an accident — and a lawsuit. The best defense is to hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
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November 1, 2008
Ask yourself these nine questions to determine if your salon ventilation is adequate.
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