August 3, 2016
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.
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July 11, 2016
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.
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July 11, 2016
A notion persists in our industry that nails need to breathe. Learn why this seemingly logical idea is actually a fallacy.
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June 3, 2016
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.
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April 5, 2016
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?
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March 21, 2016
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.
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March 7, 2016
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.
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December 2, 2015
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.
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October 23, 2015
They’re often unsightly, possibly painful, and always contagious. How do you talk to your clients about warts?
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September 25, 2015
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?
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August 25, 2015
Personal preference isn’t the only thing that determines the ideal shape and length for a client’s nails. The best techs know a number of factors play into the decision.
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July 20, 2015
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.
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May 26, 2015
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?
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April 22, 2015
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.
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March 18, 2015
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.
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