September 1, 2007
As nail techs, our interest in how to treat onychomycosis seems insatiable. We want to stay informed and update our client on new ways to treat this persistent problem. You’ll be glad to know topical treatments are already in the testing phase, and NAILS has all the details.
Keywords: antifungals fungal infections onychomycosis
May 1, 2007
So-called “medi pedis” are catching on with consumers despite the fact that there are no strict guidelines on what they entail or who can perform them. Salons that offer this therapeutic service promise clients a high level of sanitation, scrupulous callus reduction, superior treatment products, and expert knowledge on the part of the practitioner.
Keywords: medical pedicures
April 4, 2007
The Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing launched a campaign to educate salon professionals and consumers about nail and hair salon safety.
Keywords: salon safety salon sanitation staph infections state licensing Wisconsin
February 1, 2007
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
December 1, 2006
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
November 1, 2006
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
August 1, 2006
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
July 1, 2006
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
June 1, 2006
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
May 1, 2006
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
April 1, 2006
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
March 1, 2006
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
March 1, 2006
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
February 1, 2006
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
January 1, 2006
Cindy Stamper has worked for Premier Salons for most of her career ... and she's still learning new things every day.
Keywords: combatting burnout keeping your business competitive motivation