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
October 1, 2002
As a nail tech, you come in close contact with a number of people on a regular basis, in a type of interaction that makes the spread of bacteria and disease not only possible, but likely. With the recent spotlight on bacteria-related mishaps in the nail industry, we decided to revisit its history, causes, and remedies.
Keywords: bacteria bacterial infections fungus nail separation nail trauma
September 1, 2002
Six months after the manicure, Preston filled a lawsuit against the salon, contending the herpes has damaged her overall health and she can no longer live a normal life.
Keywords: herpes professional liability
August 1, 2002
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
July 1, 2002
"I have been a nail tech for a little over two years and I still have trouble blending the tips so that they don’t show through the acrylic at all. Do you have any advice?"
Keywords: acrylics callus reader questions techniques The Help Desk
June 1, 2002
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
April 1, 2002
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
December 1, 2001
This month our panel helps our readers with creating perfect smile lines, detached nails and fungus.
Keywords: antifungals onycholysis smile lines