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You Can Reform a Nail Biter

July 1, 2005  | Article

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  

What Is a Splinter Hemorrhage?

June 1, 2005  | Article

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  

When Nails Separate

April 1, 2005  | 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.

Keywords: nail separation   onycholysis  

Foot Spa Infection Victims Settle Lawsuit

March 11, 2005  | News

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   staph infections   Watsonville  

Exposing Onychomycosis

March 1, 2005  | Article

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  

Great Websites for Researching Nail Health

March 1, 2005  | Article

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  

Pseudomonas

February 1, 2005  | Article

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  

This Little Piggy…

October 1, 2004  | Article

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  

The Aging Foot

June 1, 2004  | Article

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  

In the Thick Of It

November 1, 2003  | Article

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  

What's the Diagnosis: Dry Skin or Athlete's Foot?

September 1, 2003  | Article

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  

Nail Separation Anxiety

June 1, 2003  | Article

Onycholysis - separation of the nail plate from the nail bed - may appear innocuous at first, but caution clients against a “wait and see” approach. While you can’t diagnose the condition or its cause, arm yourself and your clients with information.

Keywords: fungal infections   lichen planus   lifting   nail separation   onycholysis  

Toe Woes

May 1, 2003  | Article

Stay a step ahead of clients’ needs by learning to recognize the most common woes that may cause pain and disfigurement to client’s toes.

Keywords: bunions   foot ailments   foot care   footwear   hammertoes  

Go to Healthy Extremes With Feet

March 1, 2003  | Article

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  

The Help Desk Panel Answers Your Questions

February 1, 2003  | Article

This month our guest panelists deal with lifting, allergic reactions, and the difference between a "classic pedicure" and a spa-type pedicure. 

Keywords: allergic reactions   deluxe pedicures   electric file safety   lifting   ring of fire  

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