Beau’s Lines


Beau's lines are linear depressions that occur crosswise (transverse) in the fingernail; they can occur after illness, trauma to the nail, and with malnutrition. The condition can be mild (in which case a technician should just use care in treating a client wtih the condition) or severe (in which case, the nail technician should refer the client to a physician).

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Something to Talk About: Beau’s Lines

September 27, 2016

Beau’s lines are a telltale sign of trouble. However, by the time a nail tech identifies them, the only thing left to do may be to cover up the evidence.

Under the Microscope: Beau’s Lines

November 4, 2011

Beau’s lines are ridged or grooved lines that run horizontally across the nail.

What Are Beau's Lines?

November 1, 2008

Unattractive lines that run horizontally across the nails, Beau’s lines present an excellent opportunity for techs to showcase their skills.

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