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Height Matters: The Benefits of a Nail Bar

When the time came for salon owner Hannah Sass to design the manicure and pedicure spaces for her salon, nail tech comfort was just as much a priority as pleasing clients.

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5 Things You Should Know About E-files

Whether you’re a veteran e-file user or you’re thinking about taking the plunge for the first time, you’ll want to hear this powerful argument in their favor, as well as some valuable tips on how to shop for and maintain your unit.

Yoga Program Seeks to Relieve Techs’ Physical and Mental Stress

Nail tech Nicole Cox became obsessed with her ability to transform her state of being through yoga, which has benefited her personal life as well as her career.

Advice for Older Nail Techs

They say age is all in the mind, but for those of us who have celebrated a half-century or more, we know the body doesn’t always agree. How does a nail tech cope with the physical changes when the body starts complaining about getting older?

Healthy Tech: Senthia Rodriguez

A nail tech at collaborative co-op Stash House, Senthia Rodriguez  uses boxing and balance balls to improve her core strength as she envisions staying healthy throughout a long career in nails.

Are Dual-Use Setups Comfortable for Techs?

Dual-use setups that allow a client to receive a mani-pedi in the same chair are time-savers for clients. However, if not designed correctly, they can mean an aching back or neck for the tech.

10 Healthy Work Habits That Will Extend Your Career

It’s easy to get so caught up in your work that you forget to take care of yourself, but healthy habits are an investment in your future. Post this list near your work station to remind yourself to practice self care.

Inheritance

Twenty-two years of doing nails takes a toll on the hands.

Stay Fit While You Sit

The latest studies prove it: The more you sit, the less you’re fit. As a nail tech who sits most of the day, you might have come to see your job as a fitness foe. NAILS looks at the research on sitting and suggests ways you can get out of the chair to stand up for your health.

A Pain in the Wrist: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Nail techs are especially vulnerable to hand and wrist maladies, particularly carpal tunnel syndrome. Educating yourself about its symptoms and causes can help you prevent, treat, or resolve an existing condition.