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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  

Alert Clients to the Risk of Skin Cancer on Feet

June 1, 2010  | Article

Pedicurists are in the unique position of being able to advise clients of the risks and educate them about sunscreen use.

Keywords: Feet   nail diseases   pedicures   Skin Care  

Nail Tek Citra Essentials Kit

May 11, 2010  | Product

The Citra Essentials Kit has one Citra Formaldehyde Free Nail Strengthener that naturally strengthens soft, peeling nails, and a Nail Tek Mini Crystal File with carrying case.

Keywords: Nail Tek   nail treatments  

What Is Subungual Hematoma?

May 1, 2010  | Article

Subungual hematomas are caused by injury to the nail. Most commonly this happens in two ways: either through blunt trauma or through repetitive pressure.

Keywords: nail diseases   nail injuries   subungual hematoma  

Correct Painful Toenail Woes Easily and Quickly

May 1, 2010  | Article

Heather Goodwin offers relief to clients suffering from mildly ingrown toenails and pincer nails with the application of a B/S Brace.

Keywords: Feet   nail diseases   nail treatments   pedicures  

A Bridge Over Bitten Nails

April 1, 2010  | Demo

When nails are weary, weak, and inching toward the eponychium, a modified nail tip can be a great way to protect nails and encourage them to grow.

Keywords: acrylics   applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   CND   eponychium   filing techniques  

What Is Arthritis Pain?

April 1, 2010  | Article

Arthritis is so common, it’s easy to approach it with a grin-and-bear-it attitude. However, nail services can often offer clients temporary relief from the persistent pain of arthritis.

Keywords: nail diseases  

Playing Defense with Disease

March 1, 2010  | Article

Nail techs play an important role in protecting clients. The three Cs — cuticles, colors, and contours — can be early indicators of larger health problems.

Keywords: career handbook   healthy working   nail diseases   newbie   referrals  

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

March 1, 2010  | Article

Painful and often persistent, plantar fasciitis can be troublesome to treat because what is necessary seems nearly impossible.

Keywords: Feet   nail diseases  

Welcalm FootKiss Callus Removal Kit

February 24, 2010  | Product

Welcalm’s FootKiss Callus Removal Kit is a simple four-step kit that removes callus in as little as 10 minutes.

Keywords: callus removers   pedicure products  

On My Mind: Fear Factor Doesn't Fly With Us

February 1, 2010  | Article

Risé Carter of NSI, Doug Schoon of CND, Paul Bryson of OPI, and numerous other manufacturers and nail techs have sent letters to Dr. Oz. I encourage you to do the same. Go watch the video and then click on the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   chemical safety   Doug Schoon   industry research   nail biting  

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