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A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Brittle Nails

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses the causes of brittle nails and explores treatment myths and solutions.   

Know Your Onychos: A Nail Disease Quiz

As nail professionals, we don’t diagnose or treat medical conditions, but being able to spot trouble empowers us to help guide clients to seek appropriate help. Take our quiz to check your knowledge.

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Aging Nails

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses the changes that take place in the nails as we age, including an increase in ridging, thickening, yellowing, and onycholysis (nail separation).

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: October 2014

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern talks about some of the conditions that cause the appearance of stripes, bands, and ridges on the nails.  

Under the Microscope: Brittle Nails

Sometimes called onychorrhexis or onychoschizia, brittle nails peel, split, and break easily.

What Is Onychorrhexis?

It’s a long name for a common condition — longitudinal ridging — and just the type of problem that makes nail techs look like miracle workers in the eyes of their clients.

What Are Brittle Nails?

So common they hardly rate as a condition, brittle nails are often nothing more than the body’s response to environmental conditions. A trip to the nail salon can be an informative and satisfactory first step to making brittle nails beautiful.

Turning Irregular Nails Into Beauties

Problem nail challenge a technician’s skills, but the reward is professional satisfaction for the technician and boosted self-esteem for clients.