April 19, 2011
For some nail techs, a new baby can be accompanied by anxiety over the time they need to take off from work. Here’s how you can help alleviate some of the stress by planning ahead.
June 1, 2010
As a nail tech, you spend a large part of the day surrounded by chemicals. Now that you’re pregnant, is there anything that needs to change?
April 1, 2008
Salons are carving out a niche by catering to expectant mothers. Moms-only menus, specialized massage, and targeted retail goodies are just the beginning. With some planning and training you can add to the joy — and relieve the discomforts — during the nine months before birth.
March 1, 2005
August 1, 1996
Research is inconclusive regarding a link between chemicals used in the salon and certain birth defects, but don’t take chances. Experts agree that using commonsense precautions can substantially reduce any potential risk to pregnant nail technicians.
July 1, 1994
June 1, 1994
Although a recently published study reports that female cosmetologists who work full-time and regularly use chemicals face up to twice the risk of miscarriage as other women, researcher Esther John, Ph.D., cautions nail technicians not to take the information out of context.
June 1, 1992
If the volume of mail we receive from mothers-to-be is a fair gauge, there is grousing concern among nail technicians that their health and livelihood may be at stake by working with salon chemicals.
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