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Safety First [a guide to keep your salon safe]

August 1, 2008  | Article

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  

Turning Belief Into Action

June 1, 2008  | Article

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  

Oregon OSHA Translates Pamphlet into Vietnamese

May 27, 2008  | News

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  

Survey: Vietnamese Nail Salon Workers Report Health Concerns from Workplace Chemicals

May 20, 2008  | News

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  

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  

Protection for E-File Users

May 1, 2008  | Article

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  

Immigrant Nail Salon Workers Win Legal Victory

November 26, 2007  | News

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  

Wisconsin Launches a Public Awareness Campaign About Salon Safety

April 4, 2007  | News

The Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing launched a campaign to educate salon professionals and consumers about nail and hair salon safety.

Keywords: salon safety   salon sanitation   staph infections   state licensing   Wisconsin  

Going for the Green: Eco-Conscious Salons

February 1, 2007  | Article

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  

Yoga puts pain relief at hand

May 1, 2003  | Article

A few simple yoga exercises provides not only good overall health, but protection against carpal tunnel syndrome.

Keywords: combatting burnout   working safely   yoga  

Carpal Tunnel in the News

December 1, 2002  | News

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  

It's Getting Hot In Here

November 1, 2002  | Article

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  

To Mask or Not to Mask?

November 1, 1998  | Article

Explain to your clients that acrylic vapors aren't harmful to them; they just smell bad.

Keywords: masks   Nail Manufacturers Council   working safely  

The Nail Technician's Bill Of Rights

May 1, 1995  | Article

Ideas on how to protect and support the nail technicians.

Keywords: As I See It   legislation   working safely   workplace safety  

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VietSALON

The U.S. Vietnamese salon industry represents more than half of all salons. VietSALON serves this market with a bi-monthly Vietnamese language print magazine and a community-oriented website.

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