Sunday, November 18, 2012

Why do we support these nail salons?????

Why do we support these nail salons?????....Why not support the many women, LIKE MYSELF, (I own my own business within a business) and yes men techs also, doing what they love to do each day, trying to support themselves and their families? 

One of the reasons, I am told, by patrons who support these salons: they like how fast and cheap they are. But yet, I hear complaints about how their nails hurt after the service, burning sensations when using the Dremmel, bleeding cuticles, Credo blades (illegal), prying off acrylic nails for a new set, charging you for gel nails when they really aren't gel! It is all about fast, in and out and getting your hard earned dollars with little concern for your safety!!!! 

Another reason that they are cheap, that most patrons don't know, is that they use cheap "illegal" products that can harm you and they do not spend the money on sanitation and disinfection products. Most of them haven't gone to school, take any type of continuing education classes, which are required or hold valid Cosmetology licences! 

If you read this gives you just a couple of additional reasons why they are so cheap! The government spends mega bucks (tax payers dollars) for grants and assembling task forces, trying to shut them down, but you keep going to them. Come on Ladies you are hurting your own gender, your own health, and wasting your tax dollars...wake up! Support your local small businesses!!!!!
I am not criticizing all salons, but there are quite a few.

Article link below.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

CLIENT HEALTH Under the Microscope: Onychorrhexis

Under the Microscope: Onychorrhexis   

Onychorrhexis describes the thinning and longitudinal ridging that often accompanies brittle nails.
  • October 8, 2012

What is it? Onychorrhexis just means brittle nails. When nails are brittle, they often split at the ends and have longitudinal ridging. The appearance of longitudinal ridging alone is referred to as onychorrhexis. The appearance of split ends alone is referred to as onychoschisis. Because onychorrhexis is a natural result of aging, it affects both men and women, and both the fingernails and toenails.
How do you get it? While the most common cause of onychorrhexis is age, there are times when onychorrhexis is not the result of aging. When this is the case, doctors look for a systemic health problem that is changing the structure of the nails. Onychorrhexis can result from bulimia, anorexia, and even cancer. It can also be the result of psoriasis, eczema, and other skin conditions.
How is it treated? No treatment for onychorrhexis as a result of aging exists, and the condition isn’t seen as a health concern. If onychorrhexis is the result of skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema, once these conditions have been resolved, the nails will recover. The vitamin biotin has been shown to improve the overall strength of the nail. The recommended dose for brittle nails is 2.5 mg. daily. Because it takes an average of six months for a fingernail to replace itself, your clients should be committed to taking biotin for four to six months. Genadur, the first FDA-approved treatment to help strengthen fragile, brittle nails, recently became available by prescription. According to manufacturer Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Genadur helps improve the condition with a once-daily brush-on application that may start showing results in as little as 14 days.
What can a tech do? When a client comes in with splitting at the tips of the nail plate and longitudinal ridging, determine whether she has a skin condition such as psoriasis or eczema. If not, ask about the overall health of the client: Is she under a doctor’s care for any health problems? Is she taking medications with side effects to the nail? If she is under the care of a doctor for any health conditions, make sure the doctor is comfortable with her getting nail enhancements. The doctor might want to keep the nails natural so she can continue to use them as a gauge of what is happening internally. If a client has no known health conditions, but the skin around the nails looks compromised, or the nails show signs of pitting, refer her to a dermatologist. If she has no health condition and her cuticles are not compromised, go ahead with natural or artificial nail services.
What else? Some clients will have onychoschisis, splitting on the ends, but they have no evidence of longitudinal ridging. The culprit for splitting ends in an otherwise healthy nail could be environmental. Nails can split at the tips when the hands are frequently in solvents, such as alcohol or water, or if their nails tap frequently against a keyboard or piano keys.

Dr. Joseph Jorizzo and Dr. Dana Stern contributed to this article.

How are you having your acrylic enhancements removed????

Your Choice.....Choose wisely!