January 1, 2009
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
December 1, 2008
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
November 1, 2008
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
September 1, 2008
Your client is the type who believes everything she hears. If it’s published on the Internet, it must be true, right? Luckily, you know better. Educate your clients on the truth behind 10 common nail misconceptions with this convenient handout.
Keywords: disinfection health nail diseases salon sanitation
August 1, 2008
Eczema is a chronic skin condition that is characterized by red, itchy, swollen rashes on the skin.
Keywords: client health eczema nail diseases skin care skin conditions
July 1, 2008
Onycholysis is when the nail separates from the nail bed. It’s a very common condition, and one that, if treated quickly, poses no danger to clients.
Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails fungal infections nail diseases nail separation onycholysis
June 1, 2008
They get their name from their resemblance to a little splinter wedged under the nail. In most cases, these small thin lines are harmless. But techs should be aware they could signal a larger problem.
Keywords: fungal infections nail diseases nail trauma psoriasis splinter hemorrhage
April 1, 2008
New and improved formula is healthier since it no longer contains phthalates.
Keywords: client health dibutyl phthalate (DBP) fast dry top coats nail diseases Poshe
April 1, 2008
Psoriasis is a chronic, recurring condition that commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin. These patches frequently occur on the elbows and knees, but can affect any area including the fingernails and toenails.
Keywords: nail diseases psoriasis skin conditions
March 1, 2008
Pterygium is a medical condition in which the skin grabs onto the nail plate and grows forward as the nails grows out. Nail techs are well positioned to identify this rare disorder in its early stages.
Keywords: nail diseases pterygium
December 1, 2006
Most of us have been affected by trauma to the nail — a car door, a hammer, even marathon training. If you haven’t experienced it directly, you’ve more than likely seen a client with a subungual hematoma. Learn when to leave it alone, when you can apply an enhancement, and when to refer the client to a doctor.
Keywords: client health nail diseases nail trauma subungual hematoma
August 1, 2006
Spoon nails are so common, techs may not even recognize the mildest cases. Although they may indicate a more serious problem, spoon nails often are nothing more than an aesthetic nuisance that can be made beautiful with an overlay.
Keywords: koilonychia nail diseases scoop nails
July 1, 2006
These black bands aren’t worn for power. The dark bands on nails, melanonychia, are often harmless, but they can also be signs of cancer.
Keywords: client health melanonychia nail diseases
March 1, 2006
Don’t be alarmed if you notice your client’s nails turning white. It’s most likely a case of leukonychia and while it sounds serious, in reality, the discoloration may simply be a result of a minor injury to the nail.
Keywords: leukonychia nail diseases white spots
June 1, 2005
n. (splĭn ‘tər hem’ər-ĭj) small areas of bleeding or hemorrhage underneath the nail bed that take the shape of straight lines; usually caused by hard impact or physical trauma to the nail; usually grows out with the nail after a few months
Keywords: elderly clients fungal infections nail diseases nail trauma splinter hemorrhage