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Why nail technicians should not work on infected nails and what to do to minimise the risk of passing on infections.

Why nail technicians should not work on infected nails and what to do to minimise the risk of passing on infections. As nail technicians we are taught to recognise an assortment of nail conditions which constitute a contraindication (a reason not to complete a service or treatment). However we are not qualified to diagnose a… Continue reading Why nail technicians should not work on infected nails and what to do to minimise the risk of passing on infections.

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Nail Myths Busted – Eating Gelatine Strengthens Nails

Nails are made of keratin, which is a protein, this may explain why people think that eating another type of protein, gelatine, derived from collagen obtained from various animal body parts will strengthen them. However, there is simply no scientific evidence to back this up. There also isn’t any evidence that applying gelatine to nails… Continue reading Nail Myths Busted – Eating Gelatine Strengthens Nails

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Advice for Brides to Be and 2019 Trends

First of all, Congratulations! Your wedding day is likely to be one of the most photographed days of your life. As a part of your wedding planning you’ll be bound to be thinking about your skincare routine, including waxing and tanning options, but have you thought about your hands and nails (or your feet if… Continue reading Advice for Brides to Be and 2019 Trends

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Quality and Hygiene

This article is why I’ve spent a small fortune on my education. As a fully qualified nail technician I carefully select and use quality products and tools as well following stringent hygiene standards. Unfortunately the nail industry in the U.K. isn’t regulated so anyone can pick up some gels and a lamp and declare themselves… Continue reading Quality and Hygiene