July 1999 Issue

Nails: 1998 Nail Technician of the Year, Athena Elliott, did the magazine cover this month.

Photography: Caesar Lima

Put on a Smiley Face

July 1, 1999

The pressure is on... whether you are giving client a French manicure, or you are at a competition attempting to create the perfect sculptured set... the smile line is always on your mind. Here are some tips to help keep you on your toes while making the perfect smile line.

Could gels be causing my client's cuticle sensitivity?

July 1, 1999

I have been using a gel product on a client for several years. A few months ago she started complaining that her cuticles were sore after her appointments.

Foot Fixers: Great Ideas for Services and Spotting Foot Disorders

July 1, 1999

There are no tricks in these delightful treats for feet, and the only thing to smell will be the heady scents of aromatherapy oils and lotions that finish off the service.

What unique services do you provide for your pedicure clients?

July 1, 1999

Readers respond: What unique services do you provide for your pedicure clients?

My 28-year-old female client has a bad case of foot odor. What do I do?

July 1, 1999

My otherwise healthy 28-year-old female client has a persistent foot odor. The odor is terrible and embarrassing. Her feet sweat in open shoes such as sandals. All topical treatments she has tried have failed. Any suggestions?

What could suddenly brown toenails mean?

July 1, 1999

I have a very bad case of psoriasis on my scalp. Can this be the cause of the discoloration on my toenails?

Body Work - Adding Body Art to Your Service Menu

July 1, 1999

Give your clients the benefits of body art without any of the downsides associated with permanent tattooing. This add-on service lets you earn over $ 10 in under five minutes.

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