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Something to Talk About: Athlete’s Foot

September 25, 2015  | Article

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 on her feet?

Keywords: athlete's foot   dry skin   Something to Talk About  

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

September 23, 2015  | Article

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

Keywords: antifungals   Dr. Dana Stern   fungal infections   fungus   fungus treatments  

Not-So-Nice Nails

August 3, 2015  | Article

Sara Cole submitted a nail disease photo and won a Clear Nail retail display and Callus & Cuticle Removers from Dr. G’s in a random drawing.

Keywords: diabetic clients   Myxoid cyst   nail diseases  

Something to Talk About: Cuticle Oil

July 20, 2015  | Article

Cuticle oil softens skin, repairs cuticles, and extends the life of a manicure. Educate clients on how and when to use it and they’ll see instant improvement — and you may see an increase in retail sales.

Keywords: cuticle oil   Something to Talk About  

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: July 2015

June 29, 2015  | Article

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses her patients’ top nail-related cosmetic concerns, such as ridging and thickened toenails.

Keywords: Dr. Dana Stern   keratin   ridged nails   stains on nails   The Nail Doctor  

Something to Talk About: Spoon Nails

May 26, 2015  | Article

Indented in the center and flared on the sides, spoon nails can be the result of trauma to the nail or something more serious, such as a systemic health problem. Is the solution enhancement services…or a trip to the doctor?

Keywords: koilonychia   Something to Talk About   spoon nails  

Something to Talk About: Soft, Peeling Nails

April 22, 2015  | Article

Clients can become frustrated when their nails fail to grow. For those with soft, peeling nails, suggest enhancement services or at-home care options that keep their nails beautiful.

Keywords: peeling nails   soft nails   Something to Talk About  

Doctor Gives Feet a Helping Hand

April 17, 2015  | Article

His patients’ desire for more youthful-looking feet — and relief from nagging foot pain — prompted a Beverly Hills dermatologic surgeon to create a Heel-to-Toe Rejuvenation program to keep feet looking and feeling great regardless of age.

Keywords: callus treatments   dermatologists   feet   foot disorders   sweaty feet  

CND RescueRXx Repairs and Restores

March 27, 2015  | Article

CND RescueRXx is a keratin treatment designed to repair nails that are splitting and peeling or have white spots.

Keywords: CND   nail strengtheners   nail treatments   peeling nails   splitting nails  

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: April 2015

March 23, 2015  | Article

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses the most common causes of onycholysis and its treatment.

Keywords: Dr. Dana Stern   onycholysis   The Nail Doctor  

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: January 2015

December 22, 2014  | Article

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses infections of the skin and nails that nail techs should be aware of.  

Keywords: athlete's foot   Dr. Dana Stern   fungal infections   onychomycosis   pseudomonas  

Jessica Cosmetics CEO Talks Treatments

November 30, 2014  | Article

Founder and CEO of Jessica Cosmetics International, Jessica Vartoughian believes nails must be cared for and maintained like the skin with a regimen unique to the individual.

Keywords: brittle nails   Jessica Cosmetics   Jessica Vartoughian   nail strengtheners   nail treatments  

Doug Schoon Talks Nail Fungus, Nail Dehydrators

October 30, 2014  | Video

Industry scientist, Doug Schoon, addresses the most recent information about fungal nail infections and the potential for secondary mold infections of the nail plate. Schoon also answers questions about how nail dehydrators improve adhesion of L&P nail coatings to the natural nail.


If you have any questions for Schoon, e-mail [email protected]. For more information on Schoon and his weekly video series, Face-to-Face with Doug Schoon, click here.

Keywords: client health   Doug Schoon   fungal infections   health   mold  

Something to Talk About: White Spots

October 28, 2014  | Article

Your client wants to know what the white spots are on her nails, and you know they may have been caused by something you did. How do you respond?

Keywords: leukonychia   Something to Talk About   white spots  

IBX Used to Aid Cancer Patient’s Nails

October 2, 2014  | Article

The nail toughening and repair product is being used by nail techs to treat cancer patients’ brittle nails, a side effect of chemotherapy.

Keywords: damaged nails   IBX   natural nail care  

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