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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  

What Is Onycholysis?

August 1, 2008  | Article

Onycholysis may look scary, but fortunately, a separated nail can re-attach itself. Nail techs can do their part by offering gentle, soothing services that help prevent further irritation to the affected nail.

The Truth About Hormones and Nails

July 1, 2008  | Article

There’s a theory floating around that suggests hormones can wreak havoc on nails, causing the product to lift and nails to “fall off .” Is there any truth to the tale or are the affects of hormones the stuff of urban legends?

Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   brittle nails   Doug Schoon   effects of medications on nails   hormones  

What Is Onycholysis?

July 1, 2008  | Article

Onycholysis is when the nail separates from the nail bed. It’s a very common condition, and one that, if treated quickly, poses no danger to clients.

Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   fungal infections   nail diseases   nail separation   onycholysis  

New Approach May Render Staph Harmless

June 1, 2008  | Article

Exciting new treatment strategy could help the body defend against potentially lethal strains of antibiotic-resistant Staph, also known as MRSA.

Keywords: client health   healthy working   infection control   MRSA   salon sanitation  

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