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Something to Talk About: Hangnails

August 18, 2017  | Article

This seemingly misnamed annoyance is so common, it’s likely to be present on nearly every client. The good news is you can teach clients how to care for the unsightly, and often painful, problem.

Keywords: hangnails   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Nail Biters

August 4, 2017  | Article

One satisfying aspect of being a nail tech is the before-and-after experience we see on every set of hands. But what happens when the transformation isn’t dramatic — or even beautiful?

Keywords: nail biting   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Missing Toenails

June 29, 2017  | Article

With the latest advances in technology, it’s possible to offer clients cosmetic solutions that were unavailable in the past — including toenail restoration. Now it’s your job to let them know the service is available.

Keywords: damaged toenails   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Turning Male Clients Into Regulars

June 5, 2017  | Article

You know how to convert female clients into loyal customers, but do you have the same success with men? 

Keywords: building your clientele   male clients   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Ringworm

January 27, 2017  | Article

Though the name suggests a subcutaneous creepy crawler, ringworm is not a worm at all. Keep reading to learn other fun facts to share with clients who suffer from this troubling tinea.

Keywords: fungus   ringworm   skin conditions   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: At-Home Care

December 12, 2016  | Article

You know your client’s manicure would last longer with a little attention at home, but is encouraging her to touch your masterpiece your best decision?

Keywords: at-home maintenance   Something to Talk About  

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   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  
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