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Protect Fingers From Filing Mishaps

Designed to help prevent hand or finger abrasions from the repetitive use of a nail file, the Cosmo Finger Guard for Nail Techs is a lightweight,...

When Clients Have Blisters

Three ingredients create the perfect recipe for a blister to form: heat, moisture, and friction between the skin and a fixed object.

All Polish Is Safe [From Microbes]

The polish you are painstakingly applying to your clients' nails is safe, no matter how many others used the same bottle previously.

Healthy Living: Allergies

As a nail tech, you may have at one time suffered from product-related allergies. From itchy, dry cuticles, to burning skin and eczema, symptoms...

Feet Smarts: When to Refer Your Client...

As a nail tech, you’ve probably seen your share of calluses, ingrown nails, fungi, and other yucky foot ailments. But how do you know when to...

Working Healthy

Protect Fingers From Filing Mishaps

Designed to help prevent hand or finger abrasions from the repetitive use of a nail file, the Cosmo Finger Guard for Nail Techs is a lightweight, cut-resistant glove designed by a cosmetologist with comfort and safety in mind.

Industry Legislation

Q&A With a Beauty Industry Advocate

Politics Beauty is an umbrella organization that consists of state-level, grassroots advocacy organizations that initiate and address legislation that affects the beauty and barber industry. At its head is nail tech Tamara Johnson. We asked Johnson to tell us about the organization and how readers can become involved.

How Do You Do That?

Read through our archives of demos and how-to’s in the most comprehensive step by step nail section on the web.
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Chemist’s Corner: Glitter

Read what Jim McConnell, a chemist and the president of Light Elegance, has to say about how glitter's made and why it sparkles.

The Science of Nails

The Anatomy of a Finger and Nail

Nail Lingo: Learn to speak fluent nail by knowing your anatomy. This illustration will help you know all the proper names and locations of the parts that make up a single nail tip.

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Market Research

Market Research How big is the U.S. nail business? $7.3 billion. What's the average service price for a manicure? Dig into our decades' deep research archives.

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