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A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern quizzes you on your knowledge of a range of nail disorders and examines the characteristics of each.

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A Guide to Servicing Common Nail Conditions

Troubleshoot common nail conditions by targeting the cause and customizing your care — both in the salon and with home care recommendations.

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Retronychia, Dysplastic Nevus, and Glomus Tumors

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses her consultations with patients dealing with retronychia, dysplastic nevus, and glomus tumors.

NAILS 35th Anniversary Flashback: 2000

In 2000, a Watsonville, Calif., salon was the source of a major bacterial outbreak that infected at least 110 clients and left them with lesions on their legs.

Cleaning Up Another Tech’s Mess

What do you do when a new client arrives with a truly awful set of nails from her previous salon? Learn when to remove, when to repair, and how to achieve the best fix possible.

Why Clients Shouldn’t Shave Before a Pedicure

Performing a pedicure soon after a client shaves can cause potential harm.

Nails and the Oncology Client

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so in honor of all those affected now and in the future, NAILS is reviewing the best ways for nail techs to service clients with cancer.

Fresh Nail

Fresh Nail from Tammy Taylor is an effective remedy for the common bacterial infection of the nail plate, pseudomonas (AKA greenies).

Week 6: Nail Growth and Diseases

This week we learned about the ugly side of nails: bacteria, fungus, viruses, and nail diseases and disorders.

Something to Talk About: Habit Tic

A “habit tic” is the result of a client’s unconscious nervous habit. Learn how you can offer a solution to this curable condition.