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Eating Carrots Will Make Your Nails Stronger ... and Other Nail Myths

March 1, 1997  | Article

There are just about as many myths circulating about nail care as there are Elvis’ whereabouts. As a nail technician you have a responsibility to your clients to know what constitutes good nail care practice … and what is just plain hogwash.

 

Keywords: CND   fungus   nail diseases   polish  

Blowing the Whistle on Methyl Methacrylate

February 1, 1997  | Article

The Food and Drug Administration has re-affirmed its stand against the use of methyl methacrylate (MMA) in nail products. All nail technicians should not hesitate to report MMA usage to the proper authorities.

Application Made Easy

April 1, 1996  | Article

Tips For Nail Biters

April 1, 1996  | Article

Are Artificial Nails Safe?

April 1, 1996  | Article

NAILS offers common questions and answers that you can share directly with your clients.

Keywords: educating clients  

Hypoallergenic: What Does It Really Mean?

December 1, 1995  | Article

Some nail products are truly hypoallergenic, but don’t consider the term a guarantee against allergic reactions. Pay as much attention to client reactions as you do to product labels.

Keywords: allergic reactions  

Study Shows Correlation Between Hairdressing, Miscarriage; Risk to Nail Technicians Unproven

June 1, 1994  | Article

Although a recently published study reports that female cosmetologists who work full-time and regularly use chemicals face up to twice the risk of miscarriage as other women, researcher Esther John, Ph.D., cautions nail technicians not to take the information out of context.

Keywords: working while pregnant  

Cuticles Help Protect Against Infection

June 1, 1993  | Article

Although structurally small, the cuticle plays an important role in maintaining the integrity and function of the nail and its surrounding tissues.

Keywords: cuticle treatments   cuticles   fungal infections   health  

Clients And Technicians Can Live With Contact Dermatitis

February 1, 1993  | Article

Does red, rough skin, small blisters, and separated nails sound familiar? What you may be calling a fungal infection could be an allergy to nail products.

Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis   contact dermatitis   working with doctors  

OPI Debuts Swiss-Blue Medicated Scrub

October 1, 1986  | Article

Keywords: OPI products  

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