I have several clients who are nurses, and the hospitals they work at have put policies in place stating they can no longer have artificial nails because of the bacteria that can be held under the nails. Is there a real possibility that this is a health issue? And wouldn’t the same bacteria be under natural nails?
If a new client comes to me from another salon with artificial overlays and they have a green bacterial infection underneath, should I soak the nails off and reapply new product or have them come back after the infection has been treated and is gone?
I have a natural nail client who has red moons. They used to be healthy and white, but now they are an angry red about halfway up from the cuticles. She hasn’t changed medications or detergent and she isn’t experiencing any discomfort. What could this be?
One of my clients has deep indentations in her nails. She never gets artificial nails — just manicures. She told me she has a bit of arthritis. What may have caused these deep indentations? Should I refer her to a doctor?
I have a client whose nails are lifting from the nail bed, but only about a quarter of the way. They grow just fine, but then they start to lift again. She had an acrylic overlay on for about two weeks and when that acrylic came off, the nails were perfect. Soon after, they started lifting again. She is using a nail strengthener and is on several medications and vitamins.