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STALEKS Journalist.
I write about the beauty industry, collect information, and share trends. I manage an interview column on the STALEKS YouTube channel.

Manicure, pedicure, nail extension and art are popular among people of different age, sex, and wealth. Nail service specialist is a respected and in-demand profession now. Many are attracted by the opportunity to create a convenient schedule, high earnings, and comfortable working conditions.

Of course, not all masters are lucky to start working for themselves right away. Many have to work in salons where everything is planned in advance – for a day, a month, or even longer.

Regardless of where the masters work, they need to set priorities. First of all, it is the health of the master and their clients. Sedentary work entails certain consequences, and constant interaction with people can lead to emotional burnout. How does a manicure master take care of their health? Tips from STALEKS.


Respiratory system diseases

Working with gel polish and chemicals for nail extension (acrylic, for example) is dangerous because you can inhale vapors of these substances.

This can cause a number of serious diseases, such as contact dermatitis, allergies, asthma. Therefore, it is extremely important to always use a protective mask and properly ventilate the workspace.


Visual impairment

In the course of their work nail masters face immense strain on their eyesight. The specialist needs to observe the smallest details closely so that there are no flaws in the work, and the clients are satisfied. Nail dust from filing can get to the mucous membrane of the eye. In order to avoid eye problems, it is recommended to use protection goggles. The working area should be well lit.


Load on the spine

Low physical activity affects the spine, joints, blood vessels, and, perhaps, the whole body. In order to avoid problems with health, it is important to exercise regularly and follow a diet.


Pain in the hands

With long-term work, the manicure/pedicure master receives high load on their hands. There may be pain in the wrist and numbness of the fingers. First of all, you need to monitor the posture, the position of the hands. Avoid suspending hands by the table edge. The feet should stand on the floor, and the shoulders and back should be straightened and relaxed.


Professional burnout

These days, a profession that has constant personal contact is at risk of depletion of emotional and energy resources. The influx of customers, monotony, simple human factor – all this can affect the quality of work. If the master is getting close to burnout, it is better to take a pause to reboot and resume work after deserved rest.


Sterilization is a guarantee of safety and health

The most important criterion for the work of a manicure specialist is the proper observance of sanitary rules. Systematic disinfection and sterilization of manicure tools is a necessary process which is to be carried out after each procedure. This technique protects against infection with various diseases of viral, infectious, and fungal origin.

The use of professional instruments with replaceable abrasive elements (for example, disposable files or rasps) saves the master’s time and allows to use a non-contaminated tool every time.

As for the instruments made of steel (nippersspatulas, and scissors) – in this case, it is important to adhere to strict rules of sterilization and handle the instruments in special containers. Made of high-quality steel, professional instruments by STALEKS PRO are resistant to ultraviolet, high temperatures, and solutions for sterilization. The main thing is to know the subtleties of proper sterilization, and we will touch this subject in the upcoming blog posts.

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