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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   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  

Something to Talk About: Refusing Service

February 18, 2015  | Article

Sometimes being a professional means making the difficult choice to refuse to perform a service on a client. Knowing when to make that call is the sign of an educated and courageous tech.

Keywords: referrals   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Bunions

January 21, 2015  | Article

Those painful, persistent pests! While you can’t remove the problem, you can offer some tips to help your clients find the best solution to relieve their aching feet.

Keywords: bunions   foot care   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Pregnancy

December 22, 2014  | Article

Your client is pregnant! She’s going to need a little TLC for the next nine months. Let her know you’ve got it covered.

Keywords: pregnant clients   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Salon Sanitation

November 27, 2014  | Article

It’s likely your clients will hear horror stories of the risks associated with getting manicures and pedicures. Be ready with a response that assures them you’ve taken the necessary steps to protect them.

Keywords: autoclaves   pedicure sanitation   salon sanitation   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: White Spots

October 28, 2014  | Article

Your client wants to know what the white spots are on her nails, and you know they may have been caused by something you did. How do you respond?

Keywords: leukonychia   Something to Talk About   white spots  

Something to Talk About: Water-Logged Nails

July 28, 2014  | Article

What happens when a client wants beautiful nails, but she’s always in the water or digging in the dirt? Is there any way for her to have it all or must she choose between activity and beauty?

Keywords: polish adhesion   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Transitioning from Enhancements to Natural Nails

May 22, 2014  | Article

Your client is ready to take off her enhancements and give her natural nails a try. How do you give her what she wants without losing her altogether?

Keywords: natural nail care   removing acrylics   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Pseudomonas

March 24, 2014  | Article

Known behind the desk as “green spots,” pseudomonas is easily treated and simple to explain. Help your client learn to manage greenies so she can avoid an interruption in nail services.

Keywords: pseudomonas   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Three-Free Polishes

February 19, 2014  | Article

Clients gather information from a wide range of sources, and it’s likely at some point they’ll want to know the polish you use is “three-free.” Build trust by recognizing — and relieving — their concerns.

Keywords: dibutyl phthalate (DBP)   formaldehyde   formaldehyde-free products   Something to Talk About   toluene  

Something to Talk About: Product Allergy

January 27, 2014  | Article

The telltale signs of a product allergy are easy to identify and hard to ignore. Educate your client about what’s happening and how you can help.

Keywords: acrylic allergy   allergic contact dermatitis   allergic reactions   Something to Talk About  
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