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Client of the Month: The Hyper-Sensitive

As a nail tech, you’re sure to have at least one client who’s the sensitive type. From onycholysis to itchy, dry cuticles, symptoms caused by allergies to common ingredients can range from mild to severe. Learn to spot these aggravating symptoms and treat them accordingly.

Never Touch the Stuff

It really sucks when the thing you love makes you itch.

Something to Talk About: Product Allergy

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.

Personal Trainer: Respiratory Reactions

Studies done by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) consistently show allergens are present in the air of nail salons. Here are five ways to reduce exposure.

Under the Microscope: Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Caused by allergens that come into contact with the skin, allergic contact dermatitis often clears up on its own when sufferers avoid the offending agent.

Are You Risking Your Health?

Sometimes it can be hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to potential hazards associated with work in the nail industry. With persuasive voices on both sides of the issue, we wondered how many of you feel you are jeopardizing your health by working in the salon.

What Is Allergic Contact Dermatitis?

Caused by allergens that come into contact with the skin, allergic contact dermatitis often clears up on its own when sufferers avoid the offending agent.

How Irritating!

Red, Swollen patches? Blister-like bumps? Chances are it’s contact dermatitis, but only the doctor can say if it’s a simple case of irritation or a more serious allergy.

Black Henna Tattoos Can Cause Serious Skin Reactions

Dermatologists are warning that harmless-looking henna tattoos could contain a harmful chemical.