September 16, 2014
In this month’s column, Dr. Stern talks about some of the conditions that cause the appearance of stripes, bands, and ridges on the nails.
Keywords: Beau's lines Dr. Dana Stern erythronychia lichen planus Mee's lines
September 1, 2014
Clients who suffer from onychophagia (nail biting) can sustain a variety of problems ranging from infections to weakened teeth. Educate yourself about these conditions to help your clients take a bite out of their bad habit.
Keywords: client health nail biting
August 28, 2014
September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. How about hosting a fundraiser?
Keywords: cancer fundraising hosting events women's health
August 25, 2014
A manicurist, educator, and holistic skin care manufacturer, Sheila Fredriksen recently launched FredieGirl, a hand and foot care brand built around the needs of clients with compromised health.
Keywords: cancer holistic natural ingredients
August 18, 2014
Even after all the research confirms they’re safe, UV lamps still cause concern among clients. Let’s talk about what you can do to ease their fears.
Keywords: gel-polish UV light safety UV lights
August 4, 2014
Fashion-forward clients who love their stilettos can suffer a variety of foot problems ranging from calluses to neuromas. Educate yourself about these conditions to ensure your “well-heeled” clients are a shoe-in for foot health.
Keywords: client health foot care foot disorders pedicures
August 3, 2014
Are your clients’ nails weak, damaged, and fragile? Read what Faina Ritz, the chemist and “nail doctor” behind Duri Cosmetics, makers of the Rejuvacote line of nail strengtheners, has to say about making nails stronger and more resilient.
Keywords: Duri nail strengtheners
August 1, 2014
Sole Goddess is a blister-protection foot balm targeting women who wear heels.
Keywords: foot care
July 28, 2014
What happens when a client wants beautiful nails, but she’s always in the water or digging in the dirt? Is there any way for her to have it all or must she choose between activity and beauty?
Keywords: polish adhesion Something to Talk About
July 23, 2014
Keywords: California state regulations pedicure safety pedicure spa cleaning salon cleaning salon safety
The Board of Barbering and Cosmetology shows a dramatization of a properly cleaned foot spa with the help of Federico Beauty Institute students in Sacramento, Calif. #SafeSandalSeason
July 7, 2014
While cancer patients can benefit greatly from receiving nail services, chemotherapy and radiation can cause serious side effects that you as a nail tech need to be aware of. Read on to learn more about how to provide safe, skillful, compassionate nail services to your clients who are battling cancer.
Keywords: cancer client health
July 6, 2014
The National Aesthetics Spa Network (NASN) is offering scholarships for advanced education courses to spa professionals who wish to increase their knowledge and skills.
Keywords: continuing education medical pedicures scholarships
July 2, 2014
With summer in full swing, it’s time to cast off heavy socks and shoes in favor of open-toed shoes and sandals. As your clients’ feet emerge from hibernation, share these tips for summer foot care.
Keywords: client health foot care summer services sun protection
June 26, 2014
In this month’s column, Dr. Stern encounters patients dealing with psoriasis; red, spotted lunula; lichen planus; myxoid cyst; and chemotherapy affecting the nails.
Keywords: chemotherapy Dr. Dana Stern lichen planus lunula Myxoid cyst
June 25, 2014
At the intersection of nippers and nails, accidents can happen. Learn how to respond to avoid damage from an awkward and tense situation.
Keywords: accidents lawsuits