July 1, 2005
Like any habit, biting the nails is tough to stop. Some people never completely conquer the urge. But you can help, with a regular program of manicures and a supportive attitude. Here are two programs you can try — tailor them to the needs of your women, men, and children clients.
Keywords: nail biting
June 1, 2005
n. (splĭn ‘tər hem’ər-ĭj) small areas of bleeding or hemorrhage underneath the nail bed that take the shape of straight lines; usually caused by hard impact or physical trauma to the nail; usually grows out with the nail after a few months
Keywords: elderly clients fungal infections nail diseases nail trauma splinter hemorrhage
April 1, 2005
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.
Keywords: nail separation onycholysis
March 11, 2005
It’s been more than four years, but the victims haven’t quite been able to forget what happened to them. They still have scars on their shins and lower legs, reminders of the bacteria they were infected with after getting pedicures at Fancy Nails, a salon in Watsonville, Calif., that has since closed. Although it may not get rid of the unsightly scars, 73 people will split about $3 million after settling a lawsuit with the salon.
Keywords: lawsuits pedicure sanitation salon sanitation sanitation staph infections
March 1, 2005
Better known as a fungal infection, this unsightly nail condition can cause nails to become brittle, yellow, and worse, even cause pain. Find out what causes it and what you can do in the salon to help minimize the risk of your clients getting it.
Keywords: nail diseases onychomycosis
March 1, 2005
There is a wealth of information about nail diseases and nail health online. Our online correspondent, Debbie Doerrlamm, takes you to some top sites.
Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm fungus nail diseases
February 1, 2005
Having a nail infection is never fun, but luckily pseudomonas bacteria is one nail disease that can be eliminated fairly easily. Find out what causes the “greenies” and how you can ensure your clients won’t have ever have to deal with this ugly disorder.
Keywords: fungus mold nail diseases pseudomonas
October 1, 2004
Have you ever wondered why so many odd things happen to the little toe? One clue as to why lies within the toe’s structure — and other clues lie within our genes.
Keywords: feet foot disorders
June 1, 2004
Our feet — along with our activities— change as we mature. From hereditary problems to injuries, our feet often take a pounding the older we get. Help your clients take care of their feet throughout their lifetime to ensure good foot health into old age.
Keywords: arthritic clients athlete's foot brittle nails bunions corns
November 1, 2003
Well-groomed cuticles can make a good manicure spectacular. Yet, while their importance is without question, the proper care of the eponychium and the true cuticle is often a mystery. Neglected by clients and mistreated by techs, the cuticle area finds itself much maligned. Here we show you what's what and how to keep it all beautiful and healthy.
Keywords: cuticle treatments skin care
September 1, 2003
Think someone wiht athlete's foot would never come in for a pedicure? Think again. What you and your clients desdribe and treat as dry skin might actually be a mild, but still contagious, case of athlete's foot.
Keywords: athlete's foot feet foot disorders skin care
March 1, 2003
Do your best not to get on a client’s nerves -- because you never know who might have peripheral neuropathy. The loss of sensation in feet and hands that marks this not-uncommon condition leaves the unaware client susceptible to infection.
Keywords: pedicures special needs clients
December 1, 2002
Wearing tight, closed-toed shoes is an invitation for ingrown toenails. Soreness, irritation, and pain are just a few symptoms clients live with. Here we give you tried-and-true solutions to ease client discomfort.
Keywords: ingrown toenails nail diseases pedicure implements
October 1, 2002
As a nail tech, you come in close contact with a number of people on a regular basis, in a type of interaction that makes the spread of bacteria and disease not only possible, but likely. With the recent spotlight on bacteria-related mishaps in the nail industry, we decided to revisit its history, causes, and remedies.
Keywords: bacteria bacterial infections fungus nail separation nail trauma
June 1, 2002
With summer quickly approaching, women (and men) are making it a priority to get their feet in tip-top shape for sandal season. And for feet to look their absolute best, they should be smooth and free of calluses.
Keywords: calluses foot care pedicures