April 13, 2015
If you’re expecting, you may be worried about the effects that working in a nail salon all day could have on your unborn baby. Learn what you need to know about working through your pregnancy to protect yourself and your bundle of joy.
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
May 1, 2001
Research is still inconclusive regarding a link between salon chemicals and certain birth defects, but don’t take chances. Using commonsense precautions substantially reduces any potential risks.
If you have a great retention rate to begin with, you will have a higher retention rate when you return.
November 1, 1998
Research is still inconclusive regarding a link between chemicals used in the salon and certain birth defects, but don’t take chances. Experts agree that common- sense precautions substantially reduce any potential risks.
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.
October 1, 1995
Does being pregnant mean a woman has to stop getting her nails done? Not if you take care to make sure salon is clean and well-ventilated, and clients’ exposure to chemical is at a minimum.
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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