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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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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