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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  

What Are Beau's Lines?

November 1, 2008  | Article

Unattractive lines that run horizontally across the nails, Beau’s lines present an excellent opportunity for techs to showcase their skills.

Keywords: Beau's lines   nail diseases  

The Diabetic Discussion

November 1, 2008  | Article

All clients need personal attention, but our diabetic pedicure clients need an extra dose of TLC. Learn how to alter pedicure services to accommodate diabetic clients, and you’ll not only be offering them an hour of relaxation, you’ll also be protecting their health.

Keywords: diabetic clients   pedicure safety   pedicures   special needs clients  

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