WEDNESDAY WISDOM

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

 

This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in

if it is not a reasonably good place for all of us to live in.  ~Theodore Roosevelt

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MONDAY MANI

Protecting Yourself and The Client

 

 

Will the client entering the salon be at ease by what they see?  All things neat and clean, in their place and dust-free?  A sense of confidence is offered when cleanliness is what is seen first upon entering the manicure or pedicure area.  At some point, the method of sanitation may be discussed.

Where do germs live?  How do we protect ourselves from them?  Germs are everywhere.  Some we need and some we don’t.  The number one and most effective way to protect ourselves and others from the spread of any type of germ or bacteria is thorough hand washing.  We have left the soak and water days and gone to the pocket hand sanitizer to answer the call of convenience and not necessarily full protection.  We have relegated our protection to drying and harsh chemicals.  It is much safer and better for our skin if we would just take a little time and wash with warm soapy water.  As Mother Dear use to say, ‘Put some elbow grease into it.’  We don’t have time nor the elbow grease.

The Nail Technician is responsible for the protection of each and every client that he/she may touch and perform any type of beautification.  The porous and non-porous items used must be washed, dried and sanitized/disinfected wet and dry) according to the state law.

Happy Pampering!

 

WEDNESDAY WISDOM

Change is The Bridge to Tomorrow

 

Seasons changes, companies change and you change.

Accept change. 

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Enjoy your GOD-given right to creatively pursue

and explore other opportunities. 

Permit GOD to walk you through the next chapter of success.

~Mike Murdock
“Behold I will do a new thing;
Now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?
I will even make a way in the wilderness, and
rivers in the desert;”(Isaiah 43:19)

MONDAY MANI

CUTICLES!   CUTICLES!   CUTICLES!

(The Russian Manicure Continued)

 

The Danger

Some nail techs justify their actions by claiming to use only sterile or disposable implements. They naively believe this prevents infections. Wrong!  Whenever the living skin is cut or abraded, the damaged area is more susceptible to infection for many hours or even days. The potential risk of infection will remain until the body heals.

Any bit spinning at thousands of RPM and placed against the skin surface will abrade the skin no matter the light touch.

This abrasion can reduce the skin’s effectiveness as a germ and bacteria barrier. It also makes it easier for infections and adverse skin reactions to occur.

Ask for that the drill not be used during your nail service especially on your skin.  ~~  Nail Care HQ

 

 

WEDNESDAY WISDOM

I’m so proud of my son, he seen a kid balled up into a corner crying, so he went to console him, grabbed his hand and walked him inside of the school! It is an honor to raise such a loving, compassionate child! He’s a kid with a Big heart, the first day of school started off right 🥰💙🥰 ~~facebook

 

LOVE?  HAVE WE FORGOTTEN WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE…?

“Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.” Danny – age 7

If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,” Nikka – age 6

A four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.  Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, “Nothing, I just helped him cry”.

Let’s try to show one act of kindness TODAY…WE need it.

MONDAY MANI

CUTICLES!   CUTICLES!   CUTICLES!

 

Not one left any where!  The Russian Manicure.  That’s the nouveau wave of cuticle damage, in my opinion, that is hitting our industry with the potential of thousands of run around victims in the future.  Damaged cuticles.

That’s the look of this new type manicure.  Remove ALL cuticle!  Cuticles are not to be cut or E-filed for beautification.

I’m talking about the Russian Manicure.  Some claim the manicure/polish lasts longer.  One professional even said, ‘…the gels/acrylics last longer cause you can get right up under the cuticle.’  What!?  When did putting product under the cuticle become ok for the well-being of the client’s skin and nails and possibly overall health.  If the product can be placed underneath the cuticle, so can germs and bacteria.

What Is It?

Some people around the globe are teaching a highly risky technique that goes by several different names including, the “Russian” or “Equipment”  or “Dry” or “E-File” manicure. 

The process is to use an electronic file with very fine bits to file off the dead/dry skin or cuticle around the nail plate. Tissue is also filed from the nail plate.

This isn’t a new look.  It resulted in the condition called “run around” when we didn’t know of the long-term effects of cutting off live tissue/cuticle.  The result was the  cuticles are then permanently puffy and tender because the nail techs took off the living tissue(cuticle)the proximal fold or the eponychium during the manicure.

The  proximal fold, lateral side walls, and the hyponychium create the 4 required guardian seals to protect the nail bed and matrix from harmful germs and bacteria.  We never want to cut or sand down live skin!  ~~Nail Care HQ

To be continued…

WEDNESDAY WISDOM

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. –Anne Bradstreet, poet

 

Today notice the little things that make your day special.