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Health: What Is Exfoliative Keratolysis?

February 1, 2009  | Article

Exfoliative Keratolysis is a condition where the top layer of the skin perpetually peels.  Though there's no cure all for the treatment of EK, a proper and consistent management strategy could give clients relief.

Keywords: health   skin conditions   skin sensitivity  

What Is Paronychia?

January 1, 2009  | Article

Paronychia may start off as a small annoyance, but it can turn into a big problem. Early detection and treatment are a tech’s best defense against this potentially painful infection.

Keywords: nail diseases  

Consumers Want Info on Brittle Nails

December 5, 2008  | News

When an InStyle reader asked how to deal wtih brittle nails, at-home remedies including Nail Tek strengether were recommended.

Keywords: brittle nails   consumer press   Nail Tek   nail treatments   Sally Hansen  

What Are Ingrown Nails?

December 1, 2008  | Article

Common but painful, ingrown nails are often the result of poor care. Techs can recommend treatment, but ingrown nails, also called onychocryptosis, could likely require a trip to the doctor.

Keywords: nail diseases   skin conditions  

VB Cosmetics 1-oz. Be Silky Callus Spray

December 1, 2008  | Product

VB Cosmetics has 1-oz. sizes of its Be Silky Callus Spray.

Keywords: callus removers   VB Cosmetics  

Black Henna Tattoos Can Cause Serious Skin Reactions

November 1, 2008  | Article

Dermatologists are warning that harmless-looking henna tattoos could contain a harmful chemical.

Keywords: allergic reactions   henna   skin conditions   temporary tattoos  

What Are Beau's Lines?

November 1, 2008  | Article

Unattractive lines that run horizontally across the nails, Beau’s lines present an excellent opportunity for techs to showcase their skills.

Keywords: Beau's lines   nail diseases  

The Diabetic Discussion

November 1, 2008  | Article

All clients need personal attention, but our diabetic pedicure clients need an extra dose of TLC. Learn how to alter pedicure services to accommodate diabetic clients, and you’ll not only be offering them an hour of relaxation, you’ll also be protecting their health.

Keywords: diabetic clients   pedicure safety   pedicures   special needs clients  

What Are Brittle Nails?

October 1, 2008  | Article

So common they hardly rate as a condition, brittle nails are often nothing more than the body’s response to environmental conditions. A trip to the nail salon can be an informative and satisfactory first step to making brittle nails beautiful.

Keywords: brittle nails   onychorrhexis  

Oprah says Nailtiques has a "big payoff"

September 15, 2008  | News

In a short column titled "5 Little Products With Big Payoffs," Nailtiques Nail Protein Formula 2 makes the short list.

Keywords: consumer press   nail strengtheners   Nailtiques  

Rumor Has It

September 1, 2008  | Article

Your client is the type who believes everything she hears. If it’s published on the Internet, it must be true, right? Luckily, you know better. Educate your clients on the truth behind 10 common nail misconceptions with this convenient handout.

Keywords: disinfection   health   nail diseases   salon sanitation  

What Are Bunions?

September 1, 2008  | Article

Often thought to be caused by poor footwear, bunions are most often the result of inherited foot structure. With good care and careful precautions, bunions can not only be treated, they can also be prevented from developing in the first place.

Keywords: bunions   elderly clients   foot care   foot disorders  

What Is Eczema?

August 1, 2008  | Article

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that is characterized by red, itchy, swollen rashes on the skin.

Keywords: client health   eczema   nail diseases   skin care   skin conditions  

Hey, Look Me Over

August 1, 2008  | Article

It’s tanning season and that means it’s prime time to remind clients of the importance of examining their skin for any early signs of skin cancer.

Keywords: client health   skin cancer   skin care   skin conditions   sun protection  

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

August 1, 2008  | Article

Heel pain is the most common foot complaint that sends people to their doctors. Your pedicure service can give relief to heel pain sufferers through communication, warming treatments, and massage.

Keywords: feet   plantar fasciitis  

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