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Top 5 Foods for Healthy Nails

Lean Meats (Turkey, Chicken, Fish) While protein is known for helping build healthy, strong muscles, they also help maintain your fingernails which are also made of protein. Protein is found in large quantities in meat, but not all meats are good to have on a regular basis. Opt for lean meats like turkey, chicken, and […]

4 Special Manicures to Try

We all know the classic manicure that every salon offers and it can be a great way to pamper yourself after a long, hard week at work, but for those who want a little something extra, here are 4 special manicures that you should try on your next trip to the spa. Hot Oil Manicure […]

Cuticle Health & Safety

You may have noticed a thin layer of clear skin at the base of your nail. This is called your cuticle and it’s an important part of your nail as it protects new growth from bacteria as your nail grows out. However, this part of your nail is extremely delicate and can get damaged or […]

Why Are There White Spots on my Nails?

Noticing white lines or dots on your nails that were not there before? You have nothing to fear. These white markings are called leukonychia and are completely harmless and more common than you might think. However, aesthetically they are not very pleasing to most, so getting rid of them is commonly desired.  Causes There are […]

Fall 2019 Trending Nail Shapes

With Autumn just around the corner, you’ll want to ditch your summery-fun nail looks that you’ve sported this sunny season and go for something a little more updated. But are last years trends the same as this years? Let’s find out by looking at the top 4 nail shape trends that you’re sure to spot […]

Paraffin Wax

When booking an appointment at a nail salon, you may have other add-on options that are available to do that aren’t necessarily directed towards your nails. One of these options is paraffin wax. Have you heard of it before? If not, here is a breakdown of what paraffin wax is and what it does. What […]

Ingrown Fingernails

Although ingrown nails are commonly associated with your toenails, they can also affect your fingernails as well if certain steps are not taken to keep them from happening. When left alone, ingrown fingernails can also lead to a painful infection that may require medical intervention depending on the severity and can make everyday activities such […]

A Complete Guide to Polygel

You’ve heard of gel nails, you’ve heard of acrylic nails, now get ready for the ultimate fusion of the two: Polygel. It combines the best of both worlds: it stays put and doesn’t level like gel, and it won’t harden unless it is put under a LED or UV light. So, why choose Polygel over […]

Why is Biting Your Nails Bad For You?

As a child, you’ve been told over and over to keep your fingernails out of your mouth because it’s a dirty habit and it’s bad for you. But besides giving yourself jagged fingernails, are there actual health concerns linked with nail-biting? The answer? Yes. Your hands are one of the most used parts of your […]

Nail Hardener vs. Nail Hydrator

Unless you’ve been blessed with some powerful genetics, brittle nails are bound to happen to you, especially if you have the habit of picking or chewing on them. Now, there are two different kinds of products on the market that can help with this: nail hydrators and nail hardeners. Which one is the best for […]