Health Working healthy in the salon and understanding your products

A Doctor’s Advice on Soothing Irritated...

Portland, Ore.-based dermatologist Patricia Norris offers advice on dermatitis, hand-washing, moisturizers, and glove use.

California Board Eases Pedi Liner...

As of July 1, 2015, California nail techs using disposable pedicure liners can skip the 10-minute disinfecting soak of their pedicure basin between...

Something to Talk About: Athlete’s Foot

Nearly 70% of adults will experience athlete’s foot at some point in their life. But how do you break the news to a client that she has fungus...

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert:...

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses who is particularly at risk to contract nail fungus and what treatment options are available to...

Healthy Living: Vein Disease

Performing nail services requires you to sit all day, and staying in one position too long is one of the risk factors for developing vein diseases,...

Industry Legislation

Q&A With a Beauty Industry Advocate

Politics Beauty is an umbrella organization that consists of state-level, grassroots advocacy organizations that initiate and address legislation that affects the beauty and barber industry. At its head is nail tech Tamara Johnson. We asked Johnson to tell us about the organization and how readers can become involved.

How Do You Do That?

Read through our archives of demos and how-to’s in the most comprehensive step by step nail section on the web.
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Chemist’s Corner: Glitter

Read what Jim McConnell, a chemist and the president of Light Elegance, has to say about how glitter's made and why it sparkles.

The Science of Nails

The Anatomy of a Finger and Nail

Nail Lingo: Learn to speak fluent nail by knowing your anatomy. This illustration will help you know all the proper names and locations of the parts that make up a single nail tip.

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Market Research

Market Research How big is the U.S. nail business? $7.3 billion. What's the average service price for a manicure? Dig into our decades' deep research archives.

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