BEAUTY | WITH LAURA-DEE QUINN BEAUTY | WITH LAURA-DEE QUINN https://theflyer.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/IMG_8282.jpg 2000 1364 The Flyer Magazine The Flyer Magazine https://theflyer.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/IMG_8282.jpg March 2, 2021 March 2, 2021 BeautyWITH 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.