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All Polish Is Safe [From Microbes]

The polish you are painstakingly applying to your clients' nails is safe, no matter how many others used the same bottle previously.

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The NMC Celebrates Its Fifth Year In Action

A group of veteran nail technicians ask the NMC its stand on vital issues facing today’s nail industry.

New Guidelines Aim to Protect Your Respiratory Health

When it comes to healthy salon air, the new magic number is three. The Nail Manufacturers Council recently updated its guidelines to recommend a three-zone protection approach for nail salons.

Study Reaffirms UV Lamp Safety

Supporting findings made in earlier studies, the latest independent, peer-reviewed study demonstrates that UV lamps commonly used for hardening gel-polish are safe and do not increase the risk of developing skin cancer. 

Get the Facts on Gels

Gel manicures and pedicures have been available, and safely used, in salons for more than three decades, says the PBA’s Nail Manufacturer’s Council.

Nail Manufacturers Council Site Expands Content

The new web page for the Professional Beauty Association’s Nail Manufacturers Council (NMC) contains even more educational reference materials designed for beauty professionals and consumers.

Ergonomic Basics for Nail Techs

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.

Debate on Disinfectable Nail Files Continues in California

If you’re a nail technician in California, you’d better dispose of your nail files after using them on your clients, even if the file manufacturer claims they can be disinfected.

The NMC Considers Childproof Caps

Should Salon Disinfectants Be Tuberculocidal?

With the decision of a few state boards to require salons to use tuberculocidal disinfectants, manufacturers and industry associations debate whether they are really necessary for use in salons.