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Become a Certified Master

September 17, 2013  | Article

Nail Tech Vicki Peters will host a Level 1 — Certified Master Pedicure Class by Footlogix/North American School of Podology with industry expert Vicki Malo. 

Keywords: certification   diabetic clients   pedicures  

Myxoid Cysts

September 16, 2013  | Article

Myxoid cysts are small, rounded, mucous-filled deformities that occur around the fingers and toes.

Keywords: Myxoid cyst  

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Melanoma

September 15, 2013  | Article

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern talks about melanoma and the nail tech’s role in referring clients to a physician.

Keywords: dermatologists   Dr. Dana Stern   melanoma  

Under the Microscope: Hammertoe

September 9, 2013  | Article

Hammertoe is a bending and hardening of the joints in the second, third, fourth, or fifth toes.

Keywords: callus   corns   hammertoes   Under the Microscope  

Duri Cosmetics Rejuvacote 2

August 21, 2013  | Product

Rejuvacote 2 is Duri Cosmetics’ new three-free nail care treatment for sensitive nails.

Keywords: Duri   nail strengtheners  

Under the Microscope: Allergic Contact Dermatitis

August 16, 2013  | Article

Caused by allergens that come into contact with the skin, allergic contact dermatitis often clears up on its own when sufferers avoid the offending agent.

Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis   allergic reactions   contact dermatitis   dermatitis   healthy working  

Under the Microscope: Onychauxis

July 15, 2013  | Article

In and of itself, onychauxis — or thick nails — poses no danger to a client, but it often indicates a larger problem.

Keywords: onychauxis   Under the Microscope  

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert

July 8, 2013  | Article

In her second column, Dr. Stern covers spoon-shaped nails, Mee’s lines, habit tic, and more.   

Keywords: Dr. Dana Stern   habit tic   koilonychia   leukonychia   warts  

8 Reasons to Join the IPA

June 18, 2013  | Article

Founded in 2004 by the late Dr. Dennis Arnold, the International Pedicure Association advocates safe pedicuring through education and support for its members. Membership in the organization demonstrates to your clients and peers your commitment and dedication to providing safe professional pedicuring services.

Keywords: associations   International Pedicure Association  

Under the Microscope: Onychogryphosis

May 30, 2013  | Article

Onychogryphosis refers to nails that have thickened and developed a deep curve.

Under the Microscope: Subungual Hematoma

April 16, 2013  | Article

Subungual hematomas are usually caused by injury to the nail, either through blunt trauma or repetitive pressure.

Keywords: subungual hematoma   Under the Microscope  

Under the Microscope: Corns

January 28, 2013  | Article

A corn is a horny growth of thickened skin, often with a central seed of hardened, dead skin cells.

Keywords: corns   Under the Microscope  

Under the Microscope: Pincer Nails

January 2, 2013  | Article

With pincer nails, an excessive curvature of the nail plate causes the nail to pinch into the soft tissue of the surrounding skin.

Keywords: pincer nails   Under the Microscope  

Fight Dry Hands

November 26, 2012  | News

As winter approaches, it's important to keep hands hydrated. Redbook Mag's November 2012 issue put together a list of tips for soothing and smoothing when the temperature drops.

Keywords: client health   CND   cuticle oil   dry skin   hand care  

Treating Fungus With Lasers

November 19, 2012  | Article

For years, treatment of fungal nails has been frustrating and only nominally successful. At last, evidence of safe, effective treatment provides hope.   

Keywords: fungal infections   fungus   fungus treatments  

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