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Smooth-e Base Coat Tackles Aging, Ridged, and Dry Nails

Essie’s new ridge-filling base coat, Smooth-e, combats more than just ridges.

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Something to Talk About: Psoriasis of the Nail

Psoriasis of the skin is a common issue, but what happens when psoriasis affects the nail? Help your clients get treatment for a condition that could be embarrassing — and painful.

Something to Talk About: Brown Spots

Brown spots on the nail can be the first evidence of a larger problem. Help clients recognize when the issue may require a doctor’s attention.

Herbal Synergy Nail and Cuticle Enhancer

Backscratchers’ Herbal Synergy Nail and Cuticle Enhancer naturally enhances and restores discolored, unhealthy, yellow, or cloudy nails back to their beautiful luster.

NAILS' 10 Most-Viewed Questions Answered

Straight A’s for Our Top Q’s: With topics ranging from private label retail to proper mix ratios, nailsmag.com’s 10 most-viewed questions cover a lot of ground.

Onychatrophia

Onychatrophia is a wasting away of the nails that is generally permanent.

When Darker Isn’t Better

These black bands aren’t worn for power. The dark bands on nails, melanonychia, are often harmless, but they can also be signs of cancer.

The Help Desk

Sometimes the best answers to technical questions are from your peers. In this bimonthly column, respected nail veterans from across the country tackle reader questions ranging from the cause of problem lifting to chronic nail pickers to proper paraffin equipment.

Internal Disorders Can Affect the Nails

Determining the cause of a change in nail color can be difficult, but knowing when the change occurred – while the nail plate was being formed or after it developed – is helpful.

Bacterial Infections Can Make The Nail Green

Green discoloration of the nail plate is the most common change in nail color of the fingernails. Yellow-green, green, and green-black discolorations of the nail plate are caused by pseudomonas bacteria, which can grow in the cleft between the nail plate and nail bed at the base of the nail.