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Lacquers for Brittle Nails

July 28, 2009  | News

Dermelect's Launchpad features new lacquers that keep brittle nails from cracking.

Keywords: brittle nails   consumer press   nail treatments  

How Irritating!

July 1, 2009  | Article

Red, Swollen patches? Blister-like bumps? Chances are it’s contact dermatitis, but only the doctor can say if it’s a simple case of irritation or a more serious allergy.

Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis   contact dermatitis   workplace allergies  

What Is Yellow Nail Syndrome?

July 1, 2009  | Article

Notably different than nails stained yellow from polish, yellow nail syndrome could indicate a more serious health concern with the respiratory or lymphatic systems.

Keywords: nail diseases   special needs clients   yellow nail syndrome  

What Is Onychophagy?

June 1, 2009  | Article

Clients who suffer from chronic onychophagy — or severe nail biting — may need not only the attention of a good nail tech, but also an appointment with a professional who can help with behavior modification.

Keywords: client health   nail biting   nail diseases  

What Chipped or Cracked Nails Say About Your Body

May 27, 2009  | News

Brittle nails say a lot about your habits, and overcoming these habits will help nails heal.

Keywords: brittle nails   consumer press   nail treatments  

Woodward Launches At-Home Screening Test for Nail Fungus

May 1, 2009  | Article

Woodward Lab's kit helps diagnose toenail and fingernail fungus in the privacy of your own home.

Keywords: client health   fungus treatments   nail diseases   Woodward Labs  

What Is Lichen Planus?

May 1, 2009  | Article

Lichen planus is an inflammatory skin condition that can be itchy, painful and leave permanent scars.

Keywords: client health   lichen planus  

What Are Spoon Nails?

April 1, 2009  | Article

Spoon nails are a common nail abnormality that can be easily overlooked because the mildest cases are hard to recognize. But be observant; early detection can alert clients to the early stages of a more serious medical condition.

Keywords: client health   koilonychia   nail diseases   spoon nails  

What Is Pseudomonas?

March 1, 2009  | Article

Oh, that dreaded feeling that comes over a tech when she picks up a client’s hand and spots her green nemesis.

Keywords: disinfection   nail diseases   pseudomonas   salon sanitation  

Health: What Is Exfoliative Keratolysis?

February 1, 2009  | Article

Exfoliative Keratolysis is a condition where the top layer of the skin perpetually peels.  Though there's no cure all for the treatment of EK, a proper and consistent management strategy could give clients relief.

Keywords: health   skin conditions   skin sensitivity  

What Is Paronychia?

January 1, 2009  | Article

Paronychia may start off as a small annoyance, but it can turn into a big problem. Early detection and treatment are a tech’s best defense against this potentially painful infection.

Keywords: nail diseases  

Consumers Want Info on Brittle Nails

December 5, 2008  | News

When an InStyle reader asked how to deal wtih brittle nails, at-home remedies including Nail Tek strengether were recommended.

Keywords: brittle nails   consumer press   Nail Tek   nail treatments   Sally Hansen  

What Are Ingrown Nails?

December 1, 2008  | Article

Common but painful, ingrown nails are often the result of poor care. Techs can recommend treatment, but ingrown nails, also called onychocryptosis, could likely require a trip to the doctor.

Keywords: nail diseases   skin conditions  

VB Cosmetics 1-oz. Be Silky Callus Spray

December 1, 2008  | Product

VB Cosmetics has 1-oz. sizes of its Be Silky Callus Spray.

Keywords: callus removers   VB Cosmetics  

Black Henna Tattoos Can Cause Serious Skin Reactions

November 1, 2008  | Article

Dermatologists are warning that harmless-looking henna tattoos could contain a harmful chemical.

Keywords: allergic reactions   henna   skin conditions   temporary tattoos  

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