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
February 1, 2003
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
February 1, 2003
The best treatment for common warts -- duct tape -- might be found right in your toolbox.
December 1, 2002
Wearing tight, closed-toed shoes is an invitation for ingrown toenails. Soreness, irritation, and pain are just a few symptoms clients live with. Here we give you tried-and-true solutions to ease client discomfort.
Keywords: ingrown toenails nail diseases pedicure implements
November 1, 2002
"What can I do for a client with dry, rough, cracked hands?" asks our first reader.
Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting cracked skin Doug Schoon dry skin fills