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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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The Most Mixed-Up Client Requests

Use these common misunderstandings as teachable opportunities.

Week 11: Social Media Post: Don’t Buff “Ridges”

Ridges on the nails are actually grooves — and they should not be buffed away.

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.   

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: July 2015

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses her patients’ top nail-related cosmetic concerns, such as ridging and thickened toenails.

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.  

Take a Tip From ... Jessica Cosmetics' Jessica Vartoughian

Jessica Vartoughian has a few tricks up her sleeve thanks to the last three decades of taking care of Hollywood’s elite fingers and toes.

On My Mind: Fear Factor Doesn't Fly With Us

Risé Carter of NSI, Doug Schoon of CND, Paul Bryson of OPI, and numerous other manufacturers and nail techs have sent letters to Dr. Oz. I encourage you to do the same. Go watch the video and then click on the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page.

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.

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