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What's The Difference? Clarifying Commonly Confused Nail Terms

You probably know the essential differences between the products and nails terms you use in the salon every day — like soft gel versus hard or LED light versus UV. But could you provide a clear explanation to a curious client? And what about those fuzzy terms that can mean different things to different people? Here's a terminology "cheat sheet" we hope will help keep us all on the same page.

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So What Are Parabens Anyway?

Parabens are a family of related chemicals that are commonly used as preservatives in cosmetic products.

May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Share these tips from the American Academy of Dermatology on limiting sun exposure and reducing the risk of skin cancer.

How To Create A Salon Disinfection Checklist

Know Your Spa Treatments: Migraine Healing Therapy

Migraine healing therapy combines targeted massage techniques, proprietary essential oil blends, and specifically designed cold stones to help reduce headache pressure and inflammation.

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Foot Care, Footwear, and “Earthing”

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern talks about feet — exfoliation, callus prevention, cuticle care, masks, footwear, and the theory behind “earthing.”

ManiGlovz Block UV With Colorful Patterns

ManiGlovz offers a glove that acts as a UPF 50+ UV protective sunblock. For clients who are concerned about UV and LED light, the gloves can be used when their hands are in the lamp.

Help Clients Prevent Athlete’s Foot

As a nail tech, you can’t diagnose or treat this fungus, but you can provide general information on avoiding athlete’s foot or preventing its recurrence.

North Carolina Event Provides Foot Care for the Homeless

Nail tech Stephanie Shelton's charity, Heal the Sole, provides palliative foot care, manicures, and haircuts to homeless people.

Cuccio Somatology Wellness Line Is Yoga-Based

The Cuccio Somatology line of wellness products are the brainchild of yoga instructor Danielle Cuccio.