OPI’S SUMMER COLLECTION ~ MALIBU
Palmer Hyperhidrosis is continued from last week. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes perspiration far greater than the physiological needs of the body. Although no one knows why some individuals sweat excessively, it is known that the sweating is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system. Excessive sweating may be episodic or continuous. Hyperhidrosis of the feet is Plantar Hyperhidrosis and often happen in conjunction with the hands.
For the 2%-3% of the population who have hyperhidrosis, however, the sweat glands don’t shut off. They sweat even when the circumstances don’t call for it: when they’re in air conditioning, or while they’re sitting and watching television. Some people even tell their doctors that they sweat in a swimming pool.
Well, what does that have to do with gels? Well, small water droplets started to form around her cuticles. Surprise! gels and water don’t mix. The process was a two-finger process. Two fingers were polished, then placed into the LED lamp, set gel(15 sec). By the time the moisture formed around the cuticles, the gel had set. After the thumb, one minute. The final result was a great looking basic French, clear base and white tips. I loved the challenge.
I was asked to apply the old acrylic(powder and liquid)set…OH NOOOOO. They take me toooo long to do. It’s a lot of work(for me) and it’s tedious. I’m old school and use the four-ball method. The one ball method just don’t get it for me. Here is a set that I did recently.
Took me two hours!! So…I want be doing powder acrylics soon.
SUCCESS…They did last over two weeks..
Wear your favorite colors this week! They just may lighten your mood?
THE NEW NORMAL
NO work for approximately “SEVEN” weeks.
Today, hair-stylists and barbers were allowed to return to their shops and salons, but not nail technicians? Stylists and barbers are closer to their clients’ faces than nail technicians: washing hair, arching brows and trimming nose hairs, etc.
Like my Mother use to say, “Get somewhere and sit down cause, you ain’t running nothing but your shoes over”.
Whether practicing Universal Precautions or not, the beauty industry has been shut down by this invisible menace! We are forced to practice social distancing but with positive consequences. No hair styling, and no nail-care…The 6 ft Rule. We must be willing to protect ourselves and our clients.
~~THIS TOO SHALL PASS ~~
To Wash or Not to Wash?
Whenever possible use soapy soap (really lather up) with warm water instead of any type hand sanitizer…Why?
LEVELS OF CLEAN
~~Cleaning surfaces: removes visible dirt, stains or debris with soap and water
~~Hand sanitizer: does not, visibly, clean the skin but kills germs and bacteria(label directions — wet time, approx. 30 sec)?
~~Sanitize: removes germs or bacteria microbes by a chemical aide(Lysol, bleach, etc.)
~~Disinfect: kills 99.99% of germs, bacteria and fungus but not spores(follow label directions — wet time)
~~Sterilize: kills “ALL” contaminants and spores(Autoclave)
Always start with cleaning, using a general-purpose cleaner. A surface should be clear of dirt and debris before sanitizing or applying a disinfectant. By itself, a general-purpose cleaner won’t kill bacteria or viruses but you should always start with this step. After the surface is properly cleaned, it’s then important to decide whether to sanitize or disinfect. The best way to clean skin is with soap and water.