Manicuring in the 21st Century

About the Course
This course will explore the rise in popularity of manicuring and its impact in today’s salons. The course is designed to bring to light the risks and potential hazards associated with manicures. Additionally, this course will discuss the health history sheet and conditions which prevent clients from soaking.

Learning objectives
  • Describe the symptoms of people who are allergic to EMA.
  • Name the first symptom usually evident when one is allergic to polish.
  • Name the three chemicals that are being formulated out of polishes.
  • Explain why manicuring has become popular again in the nail industry.
  • List five conditions that must be on the health history sheet. 
  • List three conditions that disqualify clients from soaking.
  • Provide the reasons for not trimming cuticles.
  • Describe a soakless pedicure.
  • List three reasons why a patient would have a soakless pedicure.

About the Author
Jo Ann M. Stills began her career as the owner of a successful salon. From that position, she moved into an educational focus as Manager and Styles Director for Trend International Beauty colleges. Further career development led her to the position of Salon Manager for a chain of corporate owned salons. In the first year of this position, she successfully headed off a unionization effort and increased salon revenues by 37%. The year the salon was sold, we reached $1 million level, with a 98% customer satisfaction rate.