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Diagnosing Different Nail Types

November 16, 2010  | Article

Not all nails are perfect. Some are thin, some are ridged, and some have cracks and tears. But luckily techs have a number of natural nail products to strengthen and treat a variety of nails. Here’s a quick guide from Nail Tek’s Mary Jo Zwirowski.

Keywords: nail diseases   Nail Tek   nail treatments   natural nail care  

What Are Myxoid Cysts?

November 1, 2010  | Article

Myxoid cysts are small, rounded deformities that occur around the fingers and toes. Though often harmless, a visit to the doctor is still suggested to rule out any larger issue.

Keywords: client health   educating clients   ganglion cysts   Myxoid cyst   skin conditions  

Avoid Cutting Cuticles

October 18, 2010  | News

Cutting cuticles can cause painful hangnails or infections.

Keywords: consumer press   cuticle treatments   nail treatments  

Stop Spliting and Peeling

October 18, 2010  | News

Redbook magazine answers the question of splitting and peeling nails in their October Q & Triple A.

Keywords: brittle nails   consumer press   nail treatments   pedicures   skin care  

What Is Hammertoe?

October 1, 2010  | Article

A progressive problem that could appear on one or all of the toes, hammertoe must be corrected early if sufferers hope to avoid surgery.

Keywords: feet   nail diseases   pedicures  

Angelfeet Sterilizable Pedicure File

September 23, 2010  | Product

Angelfeet Sterilizable Pedicure File handles the thickest calluses without shredding the skin. 

Keywords: files   foot files   pedicure products   pedicures  

Milady The Skin Care Answer Book

September 1, 2010  | Product

A beauty authority should have all the answers. If your knowledge of skin care is somewhat lacking, check out The Skin Care Answer Book: Real-World Answers to 275 Most-Asked Skin Care Questions from Milady.

Keywords: books   educational materials   Milady   skin care  

What Is Allergic Contact Dermatitis?

September 1, 2010  | 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   nail diseases   skin care   skin conditions  

Gehwol med Callus Cream

September 1, 2010  | Product

Removing rough calluses at home can be tedious and time-consuming for clients. Offer them a quick and effective new alternative: Gehwol’s med Callus Cream.

Keywords: callus   foot care   Gehwol   pedicure products   skin care  

Orly Nailtrition

August 16, 2010  | Product

Orly’s Nailtrition Leaves Nails Strong and Healthy

Keywords: base coats   nail biting   nail treatments   Orly  

What Is Onychauxis?

August 1, 2010  | Article

In and of themselves, thick nails pose no danger to a client, but they often indicate a larger problem. Techs can protect themselves and their clients if they proceed with caution. 

Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   nail diseases   onychauxis   skin conditions  

What Is Onychogryphosis?

July 1, 2010  | Article

Onychogryphosis refers to nails that have thickened and developed a deep curve. Techs may be more familiar with the term “ram’s horn,” which is the common description given to this condition.

Keywords: nail diseases  

Jessica Damaged Nail System

June 25, 2010  | Product

Jessica’s Damaged Nail System rebuilds nails from the foundation to the surface.

Keywords: Jessica Cosmetics   nail treatments  

What Is Foot Odor?

June 1, 2010  | Article

Summertime is here and that means it’s time for open-toed shoes and perfectly polished piggies. But not everybody looks forward to the time when shoes are optional. Some people prefer to keep their shoes on to cover their feet — and an unpleasant foot odor.

Keywords: nail diseases   pedicures  

It's Not About Pretty, It's About Healthy

June 1, 2010  | Article

For $66 and one hour and 45 minutes of your time, the staff at Wet Paint Nail Spa in Cambridge, Mass., will inspect your feet for calluses, ingrown nails, cracks, and other symptoms of hard use, give you a fabulous pedicure, and teach you proper care of the feet at home.

Keywords: alternative services   pedicures  

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