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: salon 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
May 27, 2008
For the state’s nail techs who prefer literature in Vietnamese, Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently translated a safety pamphlet into Vietnamese.
Keywords: OSHA Vietnamese salon industry working safely
May 20, 2008
According to a new survey from the Northern California Cancer Center and Asian Health Services of Oakland that specifically focused on Vietnamese nail salon workers, Vietnamese nail techs suffer from acute health effects associated with the chemicals they use in that work.
Keywords: Vietnamese salon industry working safely
May 1, 2008
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
May 1, 2008
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
May 1, 2008
It’s most important to wear a mask when filing artifi cial nails. “Especially if you use an electric file,” says Schoon.
Keywords: electric file safety electric files working safely
November 26, 2007
After a four-day trial in October, a federal jury awarded $182,000 in back wages, overtime pay, and damages to Susan Kim, a Korean immigrant nail salon worker who worked for seventeen years at 167 Nail Salon Plaza and was fired in March 2005 after demanding regular breaks.
Keywords: legislation working safely
April 4, 2007
The Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing launched a campaign to educate salon professionals and consumers about nail and hair salon safety.
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February 1, 2007
Salons have always been centered around a beauty philosophy — but what happens when salons extend that outlook to include Mother Earth? As green salons pop up all over the country, find out what this trend means to you.
Keywords: consultants eco-conscious salons green business green salons LEED-certified
May 1, 2003
A few simple yoga exercises provides not only good overall health, but protection against carpal tunnel syndrome.
Keywords: combatting burnout working safely yoga
December 1, 2002
Is surgery more effective than wearing a splint for carpal tunnel relief? Study shows wearing a magnetic wrist wrap also reduces pain.
Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome ergonomics working safely
November 1, 2002
A rash of salon fires reminds salon owners just how much they stand to lose. Knowing the potential fire dangers that exist in your salon and taking steps to curb them, as well as determining what your business is worth and getting good insurance coverage will help prevent a fire in your salon and minimize its effects should the worst come to pass.
Keywords: business tools chemical safety insurance owner issues salon safety
November 1, 1998
Protecting oneself against chemical absorption at the salon starts with the simple practice of wearing gloves, or applying a barrier cream, or both.
Keywords: hand care working safely