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Something to Talk About: Warts

They’re often unsightly, possibly painful, and always contagious. How do you talk to your clients about warts?

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

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses infections of the skin and nails that nail techs should be aware of.  

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert

In her second column, Dr. Stern covers spoon-shaped nails, Mee’s lines, habit tic, and more.   

Getting Rid of Warts

Warts have always been viewed as unsightly nuisances that can cause pain and embarrassment. Fortunately, there are several ways, including freezing, to treat this infection to ensure they’ll be gone for good.

Help Desk: Dear Nails

Science & Medicine Panelists: Pheobe Rich, M.D., Doug Schoon, Johanna Youner, D.P.M. This Month's Nail Technician Experts: Jessica Zastopil is an instructor at Scot Lewis Schools in Plymouth, Minn.  Angie Gross is the owner of skin & Nails by Angie in Stone Mountain, Ga.

Warts Warrant a Sticky Solution

The best treatment for common warts -- duct tape -- might be found right in your toolbox.

The Help Desk

"I have been a nail tech for a little over two years and I still have trouble blending the tips so that they don’t show through the acrylic at all. Do you have any advice?"

The Nail Doctor: Children Have Nail Problems Too

Nail problems in children and adolescents may often mirror those disorders found in adults, but some differences exist.

Nails Under The Microscope - Understanding Nail Anatomy & Disorders

Nail technicians should know as much about the inside of the nail as the outside. Here’s an anatomy lesson on the onychium. Pay attention – there’s going to be a test at the end.

Identifying and Understanding Common Skin Disorders

Skin problems come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. You may not be a dermatologist, but you can still handle these problems with confidence and without risk to yourself or your business.