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Just Add Water to Care for Brittle Nails

August 1, 2002  | Article

Caused by dehydration, brittle nails are the bane of the modern woman. Put to rest the old wives’ tales of gelatin and calcium supplements while teaching clients the tips and tricks that really work.

Keywords: biotin   brittle nails   Dr. Richard Scher   effect of menopause on nails   effect of vitamins on nails  

Caring for Callused Feet

June 1, 2002  | Article

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: callus   foot care   pedicures  

Raynaud’s Phenomenon: A Tale of Two Clients

April 1, 2002  | Article

Looks aren’t everything when it comes to a client’s health: To know which ones have Raynaud’s Phenomenon, you need to ask. And you do need to ask, as two clients’ tales will tell.

Keywords: nail diseases   Raynaud's Disease   special needs clients  

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical Questions

December 1, 2001  | Article

This month our panel helps our readers with creating perfect smile lines, detached nails and fungus. 

Keywords: antifungals   onycholysis   smile lines  

Pedicures and Diabetes: Can You? Should You?

October 1, 2001  | Article

With the ever-growing popularity of pedicures and the growing incidence of diabetes nationwide, the two are on a collision course — with the point of contact at your pedicure station. We talked to podiatrists who detail the special needs of the diabetic foot as well as how to safely perform a pedicure.

Keywords: diabetic clients   diabetic pedicures   special needs clients  

Why Nail Biters Bite

September 1, 2001  | Article

An estimated one in every four people bite their nails.  While most often dismissed as a bad habit, the reasons for nail nibbling could run deeper than sheer routine. Understanding the reasons why your clients bite can be beneficial to all nail techs in helping clients break their nasty habit.

Keywords: nail biting  

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Fungus But Were Too Disgusted to Ask

September 1, 2001  | Article

Almost 30 million Americans—approximately 13% of the population—has a fungal infection of the nails (also known onychomycosis).

Keywords: fungus   fungus treatments   onychomycosis   yeast  

Something Foul Is Afoot

June 1, 2001  | Article

With the booming popularity of pedicures, there are still some people who refuse the service because of two small (but very embarrassing) problems – their feet. Take the embarrassment out of this problem by learning the causes and remedies for smelly feet.

Keywords: reluctant clients   smelly feet  

The Help Desk

April 1, 2001  | Article

Get the scoop on laying acrylic, product contamination, and wide nail beds.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   liquid-to-powder ratio   monomer   Nail Tips   product application  

Just My Opinion: Acrylics vs. Bacteria

December 1, 2000  | Article

Keywords: nurses and artificial nails  

The Help Desk

November 1, 2000  | Article

Answers to your questions on polish application, cleaning dappen dishes, acrylic brushes, and drill safety.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   damaged nails   dappen dish   drills   salon cleaning  

Long Nails and Nursing Don't Mix

August 1, 2000  | Article

What infection control personnel say common sense has long indicated is now being proven by research: Health care workers with artificial nails and long nails are more likely to harbor harmful bacteria on their hands.

Keywords: nurses and artificial nails  

The Nail Doctor

June 1, 2000  | Article

The Nail Doctor discusses throbbing nails, tumors, young clients, and arthritis medication. 

Keywords: arthritic clients   effects of medications on nails   nail trauma   The Nail Doctor   tumor  

The Nail Doctor: New Antifungal Treatment Shows Promise

April 1, 2000  | Article

Clinical trials demonstrate that the prescription nail lacquer does penetrate the nail lacquer does penetrate the nail, enabling it to get to the fungus, which begins and is active in the skin underneath the nail bed.

Keywords: antifungals   fungus treatments  

The Doctor is “IN” - Establishing a Salon-Doctor Relationship

April 1, 2000  | Article

Finding a good doctor is like finding a good nail technician – people want a personal referral from someone they trust. If you’re still looking for Dr. Right, here are some suggestions from physicians and nail techs who’ve made referral relationships work.

Keywords: building your clientele   business building   working with doctors  

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