We once wrote on our blog about how to work with problem nails. What if the client has signs of fungus? What if the nails are thin and brittle? How to correctly hint and recommend the client to visit the doctor? And in this situation, embarrassment is not appropriate: you are a nail stylist, not a doctor, and a specialist in a narrow profile should deal with nail diseases.
But what about the acquired problems? We have repeatedly insisted that all tools must be sterilized or disposable. You need to take care of the client’s safety, and not forget about your own: put on gloves and a mask, keep the workplace clean, use only professional tools, and high-quality materials.
Because the price of carelessness is very high, filing through and nail detachment have become classics of negative reviews, and there are tens of thousands of Google searches “how to treat onycholysis.” These are the consequences of careless manicure, the technician’s low qualifications, non-compliance with sterilization rules, and the instrument’s disinfection. And unfortunately, it can be challenging to fix these mistakes.
Well, let’s get acquainted with the main villains of the nail world.
And let’s start with a seemingly “harmless” character. A nail detachment of gel polish is the result of manicure mistakes. Did you not finish drying the coating? Mechanical damage to the nail? As a result: the polish will not last the promised time, and dust, water, microorganisms, and absolutely anything can get into the place of the split. It is a lovely place for fungus development: dark, humid, without regular oxygen access. In an unfortunate combination of circumstances, it threatens with infection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection.
But this is if the detachment is not touched. And clients often can`t help but break off, tear off and peel off polish – “improve manicure,” in a word. In this case, you will not have to wait long for mechanical damage to the matrix and the nail’s body.
ADVICE FOR THE TECHNICIAN: Do not rush. Only a professional who has perfected all movements to automatism can make a manicure in an hour. Give yourself time, approach the question responsibly and carefully: the client is essential not only for the result (beautiful nails) but also for safety and a relaxing atmosphere.