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Self-Care for Nail Techs

I recently posted on Facebook asking nail professionals what they had done for self-care lately.

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How to Take a 10-Minute Self-Care Stretch Break

Life coach, yoga instructor, and former nail tech Meryl Hayton walks you through how to take a 10-minute self-care break at work.

Nail Tech Designs Ergonomic Hand Rest to Prevent Injuries

After experiencing repetitive use injuries, nail tech Lori Halloway set out to create a hand rest for clients that helps nail techs do nails in an ergonomically correct position.

What To Do — And Not To Do — If You Nick a Client's Foot

Think twice before applying a topical antibiotic to a client's wound — it may hinder the healing process.

Healthy Eating Check-in: Easy Breakfasts

Something that has really made a difference for me is being diligent about eating breakfast.

Working Through a Chronic Illness

What do you do when you have a health issue that doesn’t go away? We spoke to four nail techs who haven’t let their illness deter them from their dreams.

Mindful Eating: Calming the Chaos in the Breakroom

The Mindful Manicurist discusses ways to slow down and be mindful of your eating throughout your day.

My Wheelin’ Life: The Story of a Disabled Nail Tech

“Showing up on a salon's doorstep with a good resume, eager outlook, and great work ethic, but also a wheelchair and oxygen is not the norm,” says nail tech Sue Cook.

15 Surprising Ways to Boost Your Energy

The nail biz requires stamina. Try one of these tips from Sola Salon Studios for increasing vitality — naturally!

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?