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Going the Distance (Restoring Runners' Feet)

February 1, 2007  | Article

Runners’ feet crave special attention. Rev up your pedicure business by catering to those clients who run for fun or fitness. A foot is a runner’s first point of impact — you can be their first line of defense against injury, through service and education.

Keywords: callus   damaged toenails   pedicures   plantar fasciitis   runners pedicure  

Nail Trauma: The Underlying Problem

December 1, 2006  | Article

Most of us have been affected by trauma to the nail — a car door, a hammer, even marathon training. If you haven’t experienced it directly, you’ve more than likely seen a client with a subungual hematoma. Learn when to leave it alone, when you can apply an enhancement, and when to refer the client to a doctor.

Keywords: nail trauma  

The Underlying Problem

December 1, 2006  | Article

Most of us have been affected by trauma to the nail — a car door, a hammer, even marathon training. If you haven’t experienced it directly, you’ve more than likely seen a client with a subungual hematoma. Learn when to leave it alone, when you can apply an enhancement, and when to refer the client to a doctor.

Keywords: client health   nail diseases   nail trauma   subungual hematoma  

Prevent Pincer Nails

November 1, 2006  | Article

This all-too-common condition is often attributable to poor filing. You may not be aware of it, but if you are an experienced nail tech it’s likely your keen eye and meticulous work have prevented clients from the pain of pincer nails.

Keywords: foot disorders   pincer nails  

Here’s the Scoop (Scoop Nails, That Is)

August 1, 2006  | Article

Spoon nails are so common, techs may not even recognize the mildest cases. Although they may indicate a more serious problem, spoon nails often are nothing more than an aesthetic nuisance that can be made beautiful with an overlay.

Keywords: koilonychia   nail diseases   scoop nails  

When Darker Isn’t Better

July 1, 2006  | Article

These black bands aren’t worn for power. The dark bands on nails, melanonychia, are often harmless, but they can also be signs of cancer.

Keywords: client health   melanonychia   nail diseases  

The Itch of Eczema

June 1, 2006  | Article

Although eczema cannot be cured, there are ways to relieve the itchiness and rash associated with this chronic skin condition. Avoiding triggers such as hot water and sunburn can help prevent an outbreak of eczema.

Keywords: eczema   skin conditions  

It's Like Splitting Nails

May 1, 2006  | Article

Splitting nails are common in your clients, but they shouldn’t be a major concern for you. You will still be able to give these clients regular services, and you can even help them recover from a temporary split using your skills with wraps or overlays.

Keywords: onychoschizia   splitting nails  

The Bare Bones on Bunions

April 1, 2006  | Article

Bunions are one of the most common foot ailments, with women suffering from them at a higher rate than men. Although they don’t disappear once they form, there are ways to alleviate the pain and swelling, including surgery in some cases.

Keywords: bunions   foot disorders  

Extreme Hand Repair

March 1, 2006  | Article

For those clients who insist on looking youthful right down to their fingertips, cosmetic surgery may be the answer. Increasingly popular medical procedures — including laser treatments, fat injections, and sclerotherapy — can remove age spots, bulging veins, and other telltale signs of aging.

Keywords: anti-aging services   Botox   hand facials   laser treatments  

Seeing White Spots

March 1, 2006  | Article

Don’t be alarmed if you notice your client’s nails turning white. It’s most likely a case of leukonychia and while it sounds serious, in reality, the discoloration may simply be a result of a minor injury to the nail.

Keywords: leukonychia   nail diseases   white spots  

Treating the Common Corn

February 1, 2006  | Article

Corns can cause even the most confident person to hide her toes in shame, so it’s good to know that these pesky toe calluses can be eliminated. Nail professionals can do their part in the salon by helping to smooth down these sometimes-painful hardened areas of skin.

Keywords: corns   foot disorders  

Getting Rid of Warts

December 1, 2005  | Article

Warts have always been viewed as unsightly nuisances that can cause pain and embarrassment. Fortunately, there are several ways, including freezing, to treat this infection to ensure they’ll be gone for good.

Keywords: skin conditions   warts  

Shedding Light on Psoriasis

September 1, 2005  | Article

Although this skin condition cannot be cured, there are ways to keep it under control. Keeping hands, feet, and nails well moisturized and well groomed can help alleviate the itchiness and scaliness associated with psoriasis.

Keywords: client health   dry skin   health   psoriasis   skin diseases  

Growing Pains

August 1, 2005  | Article

Cutting toenails improperly and wearing ill-fitting shoes may be invitations for an ingrown toenail, but there are other causes nail techs should also know about.

Keywords: ingrown toenails  

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