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
September 1, 2004
Most techs will see overgrown cuticles once in awhile. But that fairly common condition can be easily confused with pterygium, a rare nail condition that should not be serviced.
Keywords: cuticle treatments damage to the nail matrix lichen planus pterygium
September 1, 2004
This month's panelists answer reader questions about nail conditions.
Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting acrylics backfills effect of tanning on acrylic effect of UV light
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
August 1, 2003
Age spots — discoloration of the skin due to sun damage — provide an excellent opportunity for you to educate your clients about treatment options, suggest products and services, and begin treatment in the salon.
Keywords: age spots Cuccio Naturale elderly clients hand treatment salon services
June 1, 2003
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
May 1, 2003
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
April 1, 2003
Once deemed almost impossible to treat, newer antifungal medications are claiming cure rates of 80% and higher.
Keywords: antifungals feet onychomycosis
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