May 1, 2018

Cuticles work hard: They protect the sensitive space between where your skin ends and your fingernail begins from damage and infection. Because the skin here is so delicate, it's easy for it to become dry and damaged, leading to cracking, peeling and ripping that is un...

April 2, 2018

"Acrylic" (liquid & powder) Nails are the most common form of nail enhancements in the salon due to their ease of use, strength and durability. When a nail tech uses a file or drill that is too coarse for the natural nail, this removes nail plate layers, resulting in a...

March 8, 2018

What Is Toenail Fungus?

Toenail fungus is an infection that gets in through cracks in your nail or cuts in your skin. It can make your toenail change color or get thicker. It can also hurt. Because toes are often warm and damp, fungus grows well there. Different kinds o...

February 24, 2018

You may have nail fungus if one or more of your nails are:

  • Thickened

  • Whitish to yellow-brown discoloration

  • Brittle, crumbly or ragged

  • Distorted in shape

  • A dark color, caused by debris building up under your nail

  • Smellling slightly foul

Nai...

February 2, 2018

Make sure to trim your toenails regularly, and if possible, go for pedicures every month to really look after your feet. Moisturize your feet regularly, including your toenails – coconut oil does the trick!

Get shoes that fit, too small and your feet with touch the end,...

January 26, 2018

Did you notice some white scuff marks on your nails? Are they peeling or causing ridges to occur? White scuffed nails can be caused by trauma to your nail bed. In most cases, when white spots appear on a single or a couple of fingers or toes, the most common cause is i...

January 1, 2018

What Causes Hangnails?

You probably notice that you get more hangnails during the cold winter months. You might also notice that during the winter, your skin dries out really fast. Bingo! You've just hit on one of the main causes of hangnails. Anything that can dry out...

December 5, 2017

Always tell your nail technician or any spa-service provider that you have diabetes. This lets them know to use extra care while pampering you, even if you don’t feel anything is wrong.

Clients with diabetes often have special health challenges in addition to diabetes,...

December 3, 2017

Have you ever noticed a yellowish stain on your nails after removing your polish? It's definitely a little unsightly and just makes you want to put more polish on to cover it up. Here's how to prevent it. The most likely reason is a color reaction. Darker-colored polis...

November 29, 2017

UV " ultraviolet" lighting is almost obsolete at this point for gel manicures. In comparison, LED lights take anywhere from 5 to 45 seconds to harden polish whereas the UV lights took 2-3 minutes per hand or even in some cases, 2-3 fingers at a time! The curing process...

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