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Something to Talk About: Pregnancy

Your client is pregnant! She’s going to need a little TLC for the next nine months. Let her know you’ve got it covered.

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Client of the Month: The Mom-to-Be

Your pregnant client needs special pampering — her hormones are raging, and she probably can’t see her own feet or even clip her toenails! Learn about the challenges she’s facing so you can lend a helping hand and ease her discomfort.

Snails (“safe nails”)

If your clientele includes a lot of little ones or concerned mothers-to-be, you may be interested to know that Snails (“safe nails”) has expanded its line of natural, water-based polishes in celebration of its first year anniversary.

Mama Mia! It’s Maternity-Safe Nail Polish

Advertising itself as “four-free,” Knocked Up Nails contains no toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, or camphor.

Belly Business

Nail tech Trish Bartram fell into the sideline of baby bump painting more or less by accident.

Massage Pregnant Pedicure Clients With Caution

A massage might seem just the thing to bring relief to pregnant clients’ swollen feet and legs, but there are acupressure points around the lower legs and feet that, when aggressively worked, can bring on contractions.

Use Caution with Certain Essential Oils

Irritation and sensitivity are possible with the use of almost any essential oil.

Pregnant Clients: Essential Oils to Avoid

It’s hard to believe the practice of aromatherapy could be harmful to a pregnant client, but in fact some essential oils — called “emmenagogues” — are known to induce menstruation or other types of bleeding.

Pregnant Clients: Essential Oils to Avoid

It's hard to believe that the practice of aromatherapy could be harmful to a pregnant client.

The Truth About Hormones and Nails

There’s a theory floating around that suggests hormones can wreak havoc on nails, causing the product to lift and nails to “fall off .” Is there any truth to the tale or are the affects of hormones the stuff of urban legends?