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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.

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Wearing Gloves: Protection With Pitfalls

Gloves seem like a good idea, and they may even comfort clients who perceive them as a sanitation standard. But, surprisingly, there are a few downsides to wrapping our hands in rubber.

Nail Salon Ventilation Webinar and Tutorial

Aerovex Systems partners with the Associated Nail Professionals to present this webinar on nail salon ventilation. This webinar outlines steps nail professional and hair stylists can take to improve workplace safety by minimizing inhalation exposure to potentially irritating or harmful substances. It is important for salon professionals to utilize techniques to ensure the salon chemical services given are performed in the safest manner possible.For more information, visit www.aerovexsystems.com.

Ventilation Systems Required in New York Nail Salons

Any New York salon licensed after October 3, 2016 must have a mechanical exhaust system with air exchange and that vents to the outside.

Utah Imposes Ventilation Requirements for Acrylics Application

Effective July 1, Utah now requires nail salons and schools under new construction or being remodeled to provide a source capture system at all workstations where acrylics are applied.

Are Gel Manis Safe? FingerNailFixer Tells All

Would you like some scientific facts about gel manicures instead of just opinions? How about some factual data that you can look at for yourself and decide on the safety of your manicure. Here is some information from Holly Schippers (The FingerNailFixer) to give you the opportunity to make a fact-based decision.

San Francisco Recognizes Healthy Nail Salons

San Francisco’s Healthy Nail Salon Program aims to reward nail salons that make safer choices for their employees, customers, and the environment.

How to Request an OSHA On-Site Consultation

OSHA  recently provided salons with a handy guide called "Stay Healthy and Safe While Giving Manicures and Pedicures," but did you know that you can also request a free on-site consultation for your salon?

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.

On My Mind: Is Human Trafficking a Nail Industry Issue?

Sure, human trafficking might not be a subject you expect to see in the pages of NAILS, but it is happening in some nail salons right here in the United States. And thanks to one New York-based salon owner who is shedding light on the sad situation, maybe as an industry we can take a stand and do something about it.