BEAUTY | WITH LAURA-DEE QUINN

BEAUTY | WITH LAURA-DEE QUINN

BEAUTY | WITH LAURA-DEE QUINN 2000 1364 The Flyer Magazine

Beauty

WITH LAURA-DEE QUINN from

Can you believe we are in March already? Oh my goodness… This month my little girl starts primary school… Where did that time go????

As a working mummy of two, it’s hard to keep your nails looking and feeling healthy – yes, even if you do own a beauty salon!!

This month, I’ve put together the different nail shapes available and the factors that can affect our nail growth. A regular manicure or pedicure is recommended each month to help keep them healthy.

Nail Shapes & Care

Nail shapes can be altered to suit

• Client’s preference
• Fashion
• Working conditions
• Shape of the hands
• Condition of the nails

Factors that affect the nail growth:

Health – The shape, integrity and colour of the nail can be affected by diseases of the lung, heart, kidney, liver and thyroid.

Age – The growth rate of both fingernails and toenails slows as we get older and the protein in the nail becomes more brittle and prone to splitting.

Medication – Medication may affect the rate at which fast-growing cells in the body reproduce.

Diet – While serious vitamin or mineral deficiencies may affect the nails, diet does not generally cause abnormal nail changes, except in cases of severe malnutrition.

Climate – Blood increases in hotter climates therefore increasing nail growth.

Damage – If the nail is damaged, nail growth can be affected.

Lifestyle – environmental factors i.e. hands in water or chemical solutions daily.