nail biting


Nail biting is just what it sounds like, but its effects on a client's personal and nail health can be long-term and damaging. Starting usually as just a bad habit, nail biting can often turn into a psychological disorder, where clients bite their nails so far down that they draw blood, damage the nail matrix, and cause the nail bed to be completely unprotected. There are many techniques available to nail technicians to help nail biters, including sculpting, no-bite potions, and simply working closely with clients on regular manicures and personal awareness.

 

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Required Reading

Under the Microscope: Onychophagy

May 26, 2012

Clients who suffer from chronic onychophagy — or severe nail biting — may benefit from the attention of a good nail tech.

On My Mind: Fear Factor Doesn't Fly With Us

February 1, 2010

Risé Carter of NSI, Doug Schoon of CND, Paul Bryson of OPI, and numerous other manufacturers and nail techs have sent letters to Dr. Oz. I encourage you to do the same. Go watch the video and then click on the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page.

Are Nail Biting Woes Over?

February 1, 2008

Cosmetics marketer in the Netherlands says he's found a cure to habitual nail biting.

You Can Reform a Nail Biter

July 1, 2005

Like any habit, biting the nails is tough to stop. Some people never completely conquer the urge. But you can help, with a regular program of manicures and a supportive attitude. Here are two programs you can try — tailor them to the needs of your women, men, and children clients.

Why Nail Biters Bite

September 1, 2001

An estimated one in every four people bite their nails.  While most often dismissed as a bad habit, the reasons for nail nibbling could run deeper than sheer routine. Understanding the reasons why your clients bite can be beneficial to all nail techs in helping clients break their nasty habit.

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