June 1, 2005
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
April 1, 2005
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
March 11, 2005
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
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 UV light elderly clients
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: Cuccio Naturale elderly clients hand treatment salon services skin conditions
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