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It's Getting Hot In Here

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.

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NIOSH Studies EMA

Artificial nail products are composed of various chemicals. The main ingredient for most artificial nail products is ethyl methacrylate (KMA). In 1974 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned a similar chemical, methyl methacrylate (MMA), for use in nail products because of its harmful effects during application. Despite the FDA ban, MMA is still found in trace amounts in some products.

All the News That's Fit to Print [Understanding EMA Safety Issues]

I have learned one thing about nail technicians: They want the truth about the products they use and they can tell when they're getting it.

The MMA Controversy

The nail industry is beginning to understand the dangers of methyl methacrylate. But more nail technicians need to take action.

Working Safely Begins With Knowing Your MSDS

The goal of the “Hazard Communication Standard” is to reduce the incidence of chemical-related work-place illnesses and injuries.

The Nail Doctor: Splitting Nails and Pregnancy Precautions

The Nail Doctor is back to tell us about nail deformities and the safety of artificial nails during pregnancy.

Know the Warning Signs of Chemical Sensitivity

Tired and cranky? Bothered by headaches, nausea, or blurred vision? It may be you’re sensitive to the chemicals you work with. Short of entering a plastic bubble, learn how to protect yourself from chemical overexposure.

The Complete Guide to Ventialtion & Indoor Air Quality Control

Finding the right system for your salon is an exhausting process—But the result is clean salon air and comfortable and safe salon workers.

Protecting The Salon Environment

Understand odors and the need for proper ventilation.

Extend Your Service Menu With Gels

Today's gel systems combine flexibility, strength, and plenty of profit potential