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Something to Talk About: High-Heeled Shoes

October 31, 2016  | Article

Tell a woman high heels cause foot problems and she’ll likely agree — but that doesn’t mean she is willing to give them up. You can help your female clients’ feet stay healthy — and beautiful — with special attention during their pedicure and some suggestions for foot care at home.

Keywords: callus   footwear   ingrown toenails   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Arthritis

August 3, 2016  | Article

The Center for Disease Control estimates nearly 25% of the U.S. population suffers from arthritis to some degree. Learn how to make a visit to the nail salon a relaxing experience so clients with arthritis turn to you for relief from the pain.

Keywords: arthritic clients   elderly clients   paraffin   Something to Talk About  

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Nails and Chemotherapy

July 11, 2016  | Article

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses the effects of chemotherapy on the nail and the precautions you should take if a client has cancer.

Keywords: cancer   chemotherapy   clients with cancer   onycholysis   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Letting Nails Breathe

July 11, 2016  | Article

A notion persists in our industry that nails need to breathe. Learn why this seemingly logical idea is actually a fallacy.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Psoriasis of the Nail

June 3, 2016  | Article

Psoriasis of the skin is a common issue, but what happens when psoriasis affects the nail? Help your clients get treatment for a condition that could be embarrassing — and painful.

Keywords: Beau's lines   nail discoloration   psoriasis   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Cuticles

April 5, 2016  | Article

When a client’s hands are in desperate need of maintenance, one of the easiest ways to see improvement is to clean up the cuticles. But how much should a tech “clean up?” And how do you reassure your client your actions are safe?

Keywords: cuticle care   cuticle cutting   cuticles   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Diabetes

March 21, 2016  | Article

With nearly 10% of the population diagnosed with diabetes, it’s likely you’ll have clients who battle the disease. Educate. Educate. Educate. Be sure they know you have their safety in mind.

Keywords: diabetic clients   diabetic pedicures   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Eczema

March 7, 2016  | Article

Clients with eczema will likely be self-conscious about their dry, flaky skin. Ease their concerns by assuring them you know how to care for their condition.

Keywords: eczema   skin diseases   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Brown Spots

December 2, 2015  | Article

Brown spots on the nail can be the first evidence of a larger problem. Help clients recognize when the issue may require a doctor’s attention.

Keywords: melanoma   nail discoloration   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Warts

October 23, 2015  | Article

They’re often unsightly, possibly painful, and always contagious. How do you talk to your clients about warts?

Keywords: Something to Talk About   warts  

Something to Talk About: Athlete’s Foot

September 25, 2015  | Article

Nearly 70% of adults will experience athlete’s foot at some point in their life. But how do you break the news to a client that she has fungus on her feet?

Keywords: athlete's foot   dry skin   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Cuticle Oil

July 20, 2015  | Article

Cuticle oil softens skin, repairs cuticles, and extends the life of a manicure. Educate clients on how and when to use it and they’ll see instant improvement — and you may see an increase in retail sales.

Keywords: cuticle oil   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Spoon Nails

May 26, 2015  | Article

Indented in the center and flared on the sides, spoon nails can be the result of trauma to the nail or something more serious, such as a systemic health problem. Is the solution enhancement services…or a trip to the doctor?

Keywords: koilonychia   Something to Talk About   spoon nails  

Something to Talk About: Soft, Peeling Nails

April 22, 2015  | Article

Clients can become frustrated when their nails fail to grow. For those with soft, peeling nails, suggest enhancement services or at-home care options that keep their nails beautiful.

Keywords: peeling nails   soft nails   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Cracked Heels

March 18, 2015  | Article

Along with being unattractive, cracked heels can be a source of pain and embarrassment. Educate clients on at-home maintenance that can heal and repair the skin.

Keywords: alpha hydroxy products   cracked heels   Something to Talk About  
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