Health Articles

5 Common Toe Problems and Their Causes
Those little piggies may not be very big, but they still can create an enormous amount of pain. Unfortunately, people tend to ignore their toes—they’re small, and they hide inside the shoes we force...
Thick Toenails: Causes and Treatment
Most nail techs have seen them—thick toenails that resist easy clipping and may show signs of yellowing, the presence of fungus or other nail-related concerns. By remaining aware of the problem and...
Heel Fissures: Treatment, Causes, Prevention
A number of my pedicure clients have thick calluses and cracked skin on their heels. How should I treat this problem?—TrishAlong with chilly winds, winter usually brings extremely dry skin. Dry,...
What Discoloration of the Nail Means
If eyes are the windows to the soul, the nails are the windows to a person’s health. Some doctors can tell exactly how their patients are doing just by taking a look at their fingertips.And as a nail...
5 Ways to Let People Know Your Salon is Sanitary
Just a handful of salons—and the bad publicity they create—can make clients wary of every salon. But you can counteract the negativity and build your business by making good sanitation the point of...
Is Salon Nail Polish Sanitary?
Beauty magazines regularly print lists detailing how long consumers should keep cosmetics before tossing them. Nail polish is usually included because of its tendency to separate or thicken with age...
What is MMA Acrylic for Nails?
Methyl methacrylate (MMA) is an acrylic monomer first invented for 
the dental industry, where it continues to do a wonderful job for teeth. However, its composition makes it unsuitable for the nail...
What Nails Discolored at the Moons Mean
Just as the moon seems to change shape in the night sky, so do the half-moons of your clients’ fingernails. Like nails, the moons, or lunulae, can be affected by health, age, nutrition, changes in...