The Theory of Nails

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This Post Has 145 Questions

  1. Briony Ward

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. What Nail disorders I can and can’t work on
    2. The Nail disorders that are Fungal or Lifestyle attributed
    3. If in doubt say No to working on the client

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Pronunciation of disorders
    2. Identifying correctly the disorder
    3. What service I can offer to the client as best treatment

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. How many different disorders there are
    2. That I’ve actually had Onycholysis before from injury
    3. That you can have a mole under your Nail Plate

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Do not treat Fungal or Paronychia
    2. Not to diagnose but to discreetly refer to doctor
    3. How important it is to disinfect between clients in case of cross contamination

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Do the Activities and take notes during the video – cross reference your notes with the following sections and update your notes as needed

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      Penny

      You won’t have to pronounce them very often at least 🙂

  2. Lisa Johnson

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this module
    1. That if in doubt, you can just say no
    2. That cutical Oil is your best friend
    3. What nail plates are good to work on and which ones aren’t
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on.
    1. Remembering the names of all these disorders
    2. Actually being able to prenunciate them
    3. Identifying the correct disorder
    What are three things that really surprised you
    1. How many names there are too actually remember,
    2. How many nail plate problems can be related to health matters
    3. How amazing Cutical Oil is.
    What are 3 things that you will never forget
    1. How gross pseudomonas (greenies) is ( hope to never see that )
    2. That the Matrix is not just a movie
    3. The eponychium is what for years I thought was my cuticle.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this module
    Watch the video and take notes, then take more notes on each chapter and then read over all your notes and hope it sticks if not, you’ve got heaps of notes to go over till it does, Good Luck

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      Penny

      Well done 🙂 Unfortunately, greenies is something you’re pretty much guaranteed to see more often than most things if you get clients coming to you who have been elsewhere first!

  3. Dee

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Nail anatomy, what part is where and the correct name
    2. Nail troubleshooting, what I can/can’t work with and how
    3. Why sanitization and disinfection are so important

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Pronunciation of the nail disorders
    2. Distinguish the different types of nail fungi
    3. Do not try to diagnose the client, discretely refer to a GP.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That you can develop melanoma on a finger nail
    2. The amount of nail disorders associated with health issue’s
    3.Pseudomonas is referred to as ‘ Greenies” and the color is caused by iron compounds, i found that interesting

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Sanitization and disinfection is extremely important
    2. Melanonchyia is not caused by a UV light and your hands happen to be the most UV resistant part on your body
    3. NEVER treat any client with anything that looks like a fungal infection, suggest they see a GP for the safety of you, your clientele and them, cross contamination can spread like a wild fire.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Have your notebook on hand 🙂

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      Penny

      Perfect 🙂 I find the iron compound stuff really interesting too!

  4. Patricia Kaponga

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Using Penny’s handy explanations I’ve finally been able to remember which is the lateral fold and which is the proximal fold. Lateral, runs up and down the nail. Proximal is the closest fold to you when your hand is extended.

    2. Respectively advise them to see a doctor if in doubt.

    3. Finally appreciate the difference between steralisation and disinfection and why both are equally important.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. The difference between Onychomycosis, Pseudomonas and Dermatophytes.

    2. Remembering the names of the anatomy and different disorders.

    3. Being confident identifying disorders and whether they need to be directed to a dr or not.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. I had never heard of a lot of the disorders.

    2. Melanonychia is the equivalent of a mole.

    3. I can work on some disorders, provided it is safe to do so.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Lateral fold up and down and proximal fold closest to you.

    2. Blood spills should be managed correctly and taken seriously.

    3. Protect the matrix.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Quality = Safe Health Practices.

    It would be lovely if you then went and commented on someone else’s post that you relate to!

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      Penny

      Glad you liked my little explanations 🙂

  5. Deeane

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. the quiz 2. nail anatomy 3. lost nails – i run long distances and often have black toenail or growing new one/losing the old one (no – my shoes are not too tight, they are fitted by professionals but repeatedly hitting your foot to the ground for many hours at a time as well as kicking the occasional stone or root does it too)

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. identifying disorders 2. having a “default” dialogue so don’t offend or 3. accidentally diagnose

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Some of the disorders -have never seen or heard of a melanonychia 2. how many conditions cuticle oil ‘cures’! 3. how those horizontal ridges/lumps are caused, have had one finally grow out and wondered what it might have been from

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. cuticle oil 2. not to suggest anything except to see podiatrist/doctor 3. cuticle oil!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. good overview of what some of the things we’ll come across

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      Penny

      You’d have to have pretty long and impractical shoes to avoid hitting the nails while running long distance, that’s for sure! 🙂

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    Olivia Loveridge

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Filled my notebook with info :’)

    2. Recognised the conditions in the quiz to identify what was what

    3. Noted when I can service these conditions and when to refer to a Dr first

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Pronounciation!

    2.Remembering Onychomycosis and Onycholysis

    3. I think I need to make flash cards with key points for this section

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. The existence of paronychia

    2. the importance of cuticle oil.

    3. What trauma to the matrix can do to the nail.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. People spread misinformation on Facebook (surprise surprise)

    2. Which conditions not to ever treat

    3. If in doubt refer to Dr

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Come focused haha

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      Penny

      Onycholysis is so common that you’ll have that one down easy! And then you’ll mostly refer to Onychomycosis as fungus, but it’s fun to say haha

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    Dianne Theron

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. When in doubt say NO 2. Understanding Beau’s Lines, I actually had it on my thumb about 3 years ago and didn’t know why
    3. Remembering the difference between Lateral Fold and Proximal Fold

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Nailing down the nail anatomy 2. Getting comfortable with PPI (I’m a bit squeamish)
    3. Up selling cuticle oil 🙂

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. That the white patches are in fact not nutrient deficiencies but trauma to the nail 2. How many different nail disorders there are and what they are caused by

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Nail Bed vs Nail Plate 2. Hyponychium vs Eponychium 3. How to treat Brittle Nails, very common among the women in my family and now I understand why (mainly excessive exposure to water).

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Brace yourself, some of these images are a bit rough to view but it’s so important for the success of your business!

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      Penny

      Hopefully you won’t have to deal with PPI very often 🙂 So cool that’s you’ve had first hand experience of Beau’s Lines!

  8. Casey Boyed

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. I learnt the nail anatomy very quickley!
    2. pronounciations (i used google for help)
    3. identifying nail disorders
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. the fungal infection names and telling them apart
    2. Correct terminology with Nailtroubleshooting eg brittle nails is Onychorrhexis

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. that you shouldnt be treating a client with ingrown toes (although this totally makes sense why you wouldnt as its an infection – it just bever crossed my mind!
    2. I noticed a pattern with names referring to nail conditions – they start with ‘onycho’ whichs aids identification of which body part is being referred to 🙂
    3. I always thought hangnails were ‘quicks’ haha

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Nail anatomy 😉
    2. do not treat clients with any form of infection and not to be afraid to turn them away
    3. Not to diagnose or prescribe

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. writing down the names aver and over whilst breaking the word down will helpto remember it. print photos, descriptions and the names – cut them all out, them try match them all up whenever you have free time

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      Penny

      The quick is the hyponychium! 😀

  9. Lucy Stilring

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. I found this module so weirdly interesting!!!

    2. Knowing what I can and can’t treat

    3. If in doubt say no! for yours and the clients safety

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?

    1. Nail Anatomy and all the long crazy words and spelling!

    2. Making sure I discuss the awesome benefits of cuticle oil with every client – great upsell opportunity.

    3. Will tidy up my notes for this section so I can refer to if required when I have a client that presents a possible disorder.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Dont diagnose – always send to dr if you are not confident – its in the clients best interest.

    2. How common some of these conditions are.

    3. Some of the images!! haha

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Fugus is super super contagious!

    2. Cuticle oil is awesome

    3. Difference between the eponychium and cuticle!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Some photos are not for the faint hearted!

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      Penny

      Not for the faint hearted and not for dinner time haha

  10. shanel karepa

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Really interesting, good revision for me

    2.

    3.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. spelling

    2. pronounciation

    3. revision

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How interesting this section was

    2. How I have seen and can put a lot of these conditions to people.

    3.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Cuticle oil

    2. Omega-3

    3. Magnesium

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Revision is your friend, look over these and learn because you will come across them in real life

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      Penny

      Awesome, have a great weekend!

  11. Natalie Bidois

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. the nail anatomy quiz
    2. identifying the different disorders from the photos provided.
    3.yellow nail syndrome and its cause

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. spoons nails, when they can be treated. how to fill the depressed area, to make the nail look beautiful and the client feel good.
    2. building confidence to be able to identify a disorder, how to talk with a client about it and if you can or cannot service them.
    3. build trust with a client who may have a disorder, showing that you understand and know how to treat the nail.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. the amount of nail disorders and nail infections there are
    2.that Terry’s Nails could be related to underlying condition such as liver disease or diabetes or congestive heart failure
    3. melanonychia, the nail version of a mole.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. the signs of nail pitting, nail clubbing I will never forget the visual
    2. if you see inflammation, swelling or pus – do not do any service on the nails and recommend the client see a doctor,
    3. if in doubt about a disorder that may be present, say no

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. do the activities and quizzes it helps to remember

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      Penny

      You’re a machine!

  12. Sophia Kwon

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. the nail anatomy quiz
    2.understanding what I can treat and can’t
    3. when you aren’t sure, just to say no and suggest getting it checked by a professional

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. memorising the correct spelling of each disorder
    2.getting a high understanding of possible causes and to remember them
    3.how to actually work on a nail like the spoon nails with a dip.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. there are so many things to look out for in your clients nails, you can’t just put an enhancement and cover the problem
    2.nails can possibly show many signs of underlying health issues
    3.nails can have moles. I had previously heard rumours about uv/led lamps being dangerous and was always a little worried but now feel a lot more safe and confident.

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. if you are in doubt say no, (ppi’s)
    2.do not perform enhancements on certain disorders!!! its a temporary fix, not a long term one,
    3.the power of cuticle oil.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    make personal notes and highlight!!! theres a lot to remember in this one
    1.

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      Penny

      Yessss, if in doubt, say no! Spot on 🙂

  13. NickiLysaght

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Absolutely nailed the quizz on anatomy, (anatomy is my passion so liked this quizz)

    2. Identifying the different disorders with the photo’s provided and also family members, my niece has had Paronychia (being treated by dr) she is a chronic nail biter but not only that she also bites the skin around her nail plate and at the eponychium. My husband has a couple of nails that have Koilonychia and also nail clubbing on one finger which was crushed in an accident.

    3. The confidence of actually saying no to any sort of service if unsure of what’s going on with the nail on your client.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. To keep studying all the disorders so can absorb and retain the information for ease of spotting conditions that otherwise maybe unaware of.

    2. Working on clients and educating them on the importance of cuticle oil.

    3. Practising the spelling for the disorders and calling them by there proper name and not there nick name.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. That there are so many disorders and your nails can tell you a lot about an underlying health condition in the body. (a window to your inner health)

    2. Trauma to the finger or the nail can cause quite a few disorders with the nail plate.

    3. That Koilonychia can actually be linked to Hemachromatosis patients (absorbing to much Iron from foods) .

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Anatomy of the nail

    2. To keep revising on the disorders so are easily ditechable.

    3. PPI Pain, Pus and Inflammation

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Lots of revision and writing of notes. Practising the spelling of all the disorders, also causes and characteristics. and just go over and over it all.

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      Penny

      Your poor niece! 🙁

  14. Georgia Hageman

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. I nailed Identifying different Nail Disorders associated with photos were were provided, and what potential causes there are.

    2. I nailed the anatomy quiz! I find it fascinating, and all the names have stuck with me! I have enjoyed education my family and friends the anatomy of their nails too.

    3. I have nailed learning the pronunciation of the nail disorders that we are being educated on, this can sometimes be a struggle for me but I have really focused on nailing these are they are so crucial for not only my clients safety, but mine too.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?

    1. I will continue to study various nail disorders so that I will become an expert at identifying danger signs when I see them, preventing either further damage or compromising safety and hygiene.

    2. Building my confidence with how I could approach denying a service to a client who I have concerns about, this is a struggle for me as I am someone who struggles to say no/ disappoint people.

    3. Building my confidence to be able to ask for a medical certificate post advising a doctors care to continue with a service. I feel although this could annoy a client or come across as over the top, but when it comes to safety and hygiene you can never do enough.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. I am extremely surprised at the vast variety of conditions within the human body that can have such a huge impact on our nails.

    2. I am very surprised that Melanonychia is the nails version of a mole.

    3. Some of these conditions are a lot more common then I thought.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. I will never forget the anatomy of a finger nail, and the correct wording!

    2. PPI – Pain, Pus (Open bodily fluid), and Inflammation

    3. If in doubt, DON’T!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Take soooo many notes, key words, and revise revise revise!

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      Penny

      This is SO good Georgia, well done!

  15. Laura Mackinlay

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1.I have already nailed talking to accountants about tax’s, ACC levies etc as my partner has just got into his own business so by default I have had to learn and get my head around things.

    2.I haven’t nailed completely, I have been making a real effort to use the new (to me) and correct terminology when talking about mine or others nails eg Nail plate and nail bed being two different things and explaining what or what the differences are which actually people are surprised and find what I have got to say interesting.

    3. I have nailed turing what I have learnt into being practical with assessing my nails and my partners for any disorders and to practise pointing out what the different areas of the nail are. Or if I am playing with my nails in my head saying what part I am touching and what it links up with etc.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. I need to work on getting all the terminology spot on and becoming habit by nature to use these instead of what I have known things by.

    2.I need to continue to build up my knowledge ongoing into everything in this moduel. As I am susceptible to infections and need to put my health and clients at the forefront when it comes to disorders and the ones that carry bugs.

    3. I do still need to work on the right pronunciation but by using the terminology daily in practising this should just become second nature.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. I was surprised that the lunula was called that but that this determines the shape of the free edge.

    2. I was surprised that more likely then not that a persons nails can actually shed light on other serious under lying conditions.

    3. I was surprised that the use of the light when having a manicure is the equivalent to spending an extra 17 seconds in the sun each day.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. What i would call the nail is actually the free edge and the nail plate.

    2. That cuticle is actually dead tissue that sheds.

    3. To get a medical certificate to resume a service on a client but to accomodate to what service will be best suited.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Take your time

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      Penny

      I love that you’re bringing terminology and assessment into real life!

  16. Mamta Behl

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Identifying the different disorders from the photos provided.
    2. The quiz.
    3. Nail anatomy and disorders are really interesting, I like to write make some nail shapes drawing by my hand , make me more understanding and good revision for me,
    What are the three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Memorizing each spelling of each disorder and how to pronounce in write way.
    2. I really need to continue work on my confidence, need to build confidence to be able to identify a disorder, how to talk with a client about it, and if you can or cannot service them. So they will not feel bad if can’t treat them.
    3. Make sure to provide all the information to the client according to treatment and according to clients’ needs.
    What are the three things that really surprised you?
    1. The number of nail disorders and nail infections there are. I never know there are so many nails disorders, but from now, I usually check everyone’s nail very carefully and try to find out everything. After this topic, I checked my husband, daughter, and friend nail.
    2. I am extremely surprised at the vast variety of conditions within the human body that can have such a huge impact on our nails.
    3. The importance of cuticle oil.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Anatomy of the nail
    2. If you see any inflammation, swelling or pus – do not do any service on the nails and recommend the client to see a doctor,
    3. Lateral fold up and down and proximal fold closest to you.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Need to do a lot of revision and make some notes so you will not forget anything in the future. Keep practicing. That will make you perfect.

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      Penny

      Great work Mamta, well done!

  17. Carmen Christie

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1.Learning the correct spelling of the different parts of the nail

    2.Getting the terms correct with the pictures i enjoyed that

    3.Being able to identify the different parts of the nail and what they are called

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.Making sure Im giving the client the correct information for the condition of their nails

    2.I think I have done well with the correct spelling but there is still a couple to work on

    3.I need to review my notes to build my confidence and my knowledge

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1.The huge amount of different disorders

    2.The fact that other problems in the human body can cause so many problems with nails

    3.That the cuticle is not what Ive always been lead to believe it was

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.Pus Infections!!!

    2.That saliva on the nails from nail biting is actually a natural dehydrator

    3.That proximal means nearest to you

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1.Take lots of notes go back and read and re read

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      Penny

      Haha yup it’s pretty hard to forget a pus infection!

    2. Rachael George

      Great review and advice 😊

  18. Rachael George

    WHAT ARE 3 THINGS YOU’VE ABSOLUTELY NAILED IN THIS MODULE.?
    1) Repetition! I’ve nailed the need to keep repeating the names of disorders and learning a new technical language 😊
    2. The importance of proper nail care and self care! I am now approaching my own nails with more care than ever before! This will be so important for my clients in the future because I will offer a better quality service with their best interests at heart 😊 leading by example!
    3. The total and complete importance of cuticle oil and as such the oil I’ve had for 6 years is now defunct and I have Dadi’ Oil. Thank goodness!

    WHAT ARE 3 THINGS YOU REALLY NEED TO WORK ON?
    1) Learning the technical names for disorders. It’s important for me to know each disorder without fail in order to guide clients properly . Personally it’s also a need to achieve.
    2) Not overthinking and trusting what I’ve learned.
    3) Continuing to revise this module so I’m confident with the complex names used to describe and identify disorders and the anatomy of the nail. Love it though 😊

    WHAT ARE THREE THINGS THAT REALLY SURPRISED YOU?
    1) Just how much damage the nail can incur as a result of trauma and excessive exposure to water and detergents.
    2) The amount of damage I’ve done to my own nails now that I know what all the signs are!?
    3) The extent to which the nails reflect a persons health and well being and what various health issues can be directly evident in the nail.

    WHAT ARE 3 THINGS YOU WILL NEVER FORGET?
    1) That a dark shadowy line through the nail could be considered a nail mole and should be checked. I will never forget because after I learned this here, I noticed exactly the same shadowy vertical line on my son’s thumb nail! He’s just had another major surgery and the last thing he needs is to see a Dr for this but I think he needs to have it checked ?
    2) That anyone would ever turn up to a nail appointment with anything green, yellow or weeping?
    3) That the nail is a very sensitive and delicate part of our human make up and needs way more care than what I’ve ever given credit for. I am approaching my nails very differently every day.

    WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO A NEWBIE?
    Pay special attention during this module as the language becomes more complex and may take extra focus to absorb all the information. So much fun though and so informative! I thoroughly enjoyed it 😊

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      Penny

      Haha you’d hate to know the amount of green, yellow or weeping I’ve seen!

  19. Annette Howard

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Identifying what disorder of each of the images in the quiz were.
    2. Being confident on what nails I can work on and ones I can’t.
    3. Confident with characteristics of each of the disorders.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Spelling and pronunciation of disorders.
    2. Remembering what could cause each of the conditions
    3. Making sure appropriate treatment is administered for each disorder.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That there were so many different disorders.
    2. How quickly a nail can become badly infected.
    3. How so many different underlying issues can affect the nails. That the nails can tell such a story.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. If in doubt – say no!
    2. PPI (Pain, Pus and Inflammation) – 3 indicators of infection – send to doctor and do not treat.
    3. I will not pick my gel polish again and be careful if treatment cracks or lifts.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Take notes. Do all the optional activities as this helps. – a really informative and enjoyable section. 🙂

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      Penny

      Straight into the thick of it, awesome Annette!

  20. Carolyn Jacobsen

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this module?
    1. Both of the Quizzes.
    2. Being able to identify what i can and can’t treat.
    3. The pronunciation of each disorder.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Correctly identifying each disorder.
    2. My confidence when explaining a disorder to a client in the circumstance i am unable to carrying on treating them.
    3. Building more knowledge around the disorders

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That hangnails are even a ‘thing’ – i get these quite often.
    2. How many different types of disorders there are in regards to nails.
    3. That there is a disorder that removes a nail plate from the nail bed – this shocked me as i have never heard of this happening before.

    What are three things that you will never forget?
    1. To never diagnose a client – refer them to a GP or specialist instead.
    2. How amazing Cuticle oil is.
    3. PPI – Pain, Pus and Inflammation.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this module?
    1. To take your time understanding each disorder etc.. The more you understand about each one the more confident you will feel when you actually come across one.

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      Penny

      Now you’ll be shocked at often you DO see Onycholysis! 🙂

  21. Alysse Lowen

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1.difference between what I can work on and what I can’t.

    2. PPI

    3.if it’s infectious, it’s treatable, If it’s an underlying condition, it’s still treatable, it just might take longer, and I’m more likely to be able to work on the nail

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Remembering proper names for conditions

    2. Pronouncing proper names for conditions

    3.What service are appropriate for each condition.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How gross some of the photos were

    2. Koilonychia, actually being able to hold liquid in the nails

    3. How quick pseudomonas can take hold

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Always be kind, these can be embarrassing for people.

    2. Before treating a client, make sure they have a med cert if you have sent them to a doctor.

    3. Even if client has sought medical treatment, the damage may be done to nail, and you won’t know if it’s safe, hence the med cert.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Don’t start this chapter after eating.

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      Penny

      HAHA The advice! That’s solid advice for sure 😀

  22. Narina Walia

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Recognizing the different parts of the nail
    2. Which nail disorders are safe to work on
    3. Importance of correct sanitisation and disinfection

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Recognizing the different nail disorders
    2. Polietly alerting clients to potential disorders/conditions
    3. Offering the correct service as the best solution

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How many different nail disorders there are
    2. The matrix dictates the nail
    3. Cuticle oil can help out a lot!

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. If in doubt say no!!
    2. Following proper cleaning and disinfection steps to avoid the risk of transmission
    3. Always use cuticle oil

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Keep your hygiene standards high – NEVER rush sanitisation and disinfection procedures
    STUDY TIP: print out pictures of the disorders and write your notes beside each one

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      Penny

      Love that tip! Such a good idea!

  23. Lourdesbradshaw

    Three things I nailed:
    Nail anatomy
    Sanitisation and disinfectant
    The spelling of the diseases

    Three things to work on:
    Which name means which disease
    Which ones can be worked on
    Work on the not so big disorders

    Three things that surprised me:
    How many types of disorders there actually are
    The matrix I like a mini nail brain
    That nail moles were a thing, never seen it before

    Three things I’ll never forget:
    Saying no is always okay
    I can not diagnose anyone
    How important it is to disinfect everything after blood or bodily fluid has been involved

    Advice:
    Make flashcards for everything,makes life so much easier

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      Penny

      Love me a flashcard 😀

  24. Chelsea Small

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Spelling the complicated disorder names, hopefully I can keep this up for the assessment!
    2. PPI = no treatment
    3. Learning/remembering the nail anatomy

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. I’ll need to learn to be very headstrong when it comes to saying no
    2. Remembering which disorder name goes with which disorder
    3. I’ll need to make flash cards to remember characteristics, causes and treatments

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Asking for a medical certificate in some cases
    2. How many serious disorders there are, it’s interesting looking at my own nails and nails of people around me and trying to identify some!
    3. How fragile the matrix is and that is what causes ridges.

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. If in doubt, just say no
    2. How long it takes for the nail to grow out! 12-16 weeks is actually so long!
    3. Do not cut the cuticle, I’ve been to nail salons before where my cuticles get cut and it sometimes hurts!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1.

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      Penny

      As long as we can copy your spelling into Google and Google recognises what you’re trying to look up, we’ll accept your spelling 🙂

  25. Gurinderjeet Kaur

    Can we edit our posts ? Made a mistake again 😩

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      Penny

      Haha yup! There’s an Edit button next to the comment 🙂

  26. Gurinderjeet Kaur

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. We are not licensed to diagnose or treat infections and disorders
    2. Always throw away disposables
    3. If PPI is present send the client off to their doctor, before attempting any service.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. How to alert the client politely about the potential disorders
    2. Keep refreshing disorders names
    3. Need to refresh nail troubleshooting
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Nails industry in NZ is unregulated
    2. Antibacterial products and water sanitisers don’t replace the correct disinfection .
    3. We should avoid wearing the same shoes for 2 days in a row as it takes longer than overnight to dry out the dampness caused by wear
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. To tell clients not to walk barefoot on community floors
    2. To tell clients to avoid wearing too small shoes as this can cause Onycholysis
    3. Never use a file on an active infection if there is something odd or the plate is discoloured using a file will spread the infection to other nails.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Keep practicing the hard names of disorders. Don’t give up.

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      Penny

      Changing shoes surprised me too when I first learnt it, I’d never thought of it that way!

  27. Eden Tarapata

    What are three things you absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Nail anatomy.
    2. I am not licensed to diagnose or treat disorders or infections.
    3. P.P.I= Pain. Pus. Inflammation.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Pronouncing the disorders.
    2. Keep coming back to the disorders to soak in the information.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. It takes 12-16 weeks for the nail to grow from the eponychium to the hyponychium.
    2. There were so many nail disorders I never knew about.
    3. The shape of the lunula determines the natural shape of the free edge.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Never cut the eponychium.
    2. Cuticle Oil
    3. Our nails protect our fingertips and bones.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Keep revising over your notes and this module. (I definitely will be)

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      Penny

      And still more rarer disorders that we don’t teach! Crazy heaps!

  28. Wai Tousoon

    Copy these questions into the comment box below and tell us –

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Nail Anatomy (liked this one)

    2. The disorders and correct names

    3. Knowing what nails with disorders that we can service

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Still work on the disorders

    2. Take note of clients nails

    3. Ensure I treat/execute service correctly

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. The amount of disorders there are

    2. The importance of knowing that you can’t service everyone client that comes in, and why

    3. That we can advise clients to see medical advise if there is concern

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Ensure I take note of the clients nail, in terms of health

    2. The importance of sanitation

    3. The anatomy of the Nail

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. There’s lots to learn and remember in this one, and I think extremely important to take time to do some revision.

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      Penny

      And revise even every 6 months forever, these things are easy to forget too!

  29. Mihiata Morgan

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Understanding basic nail Anatomy

    2. Understanding different nail disorders and how to teat them

    3. No treating any nails with a present fungal infection

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. My time management

    2. Matching names to disorders

    3. I need to do a bit more research about the more common disorders

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. That there are so many nail disorders

    2. The basic nail anatomy was surprising and the coolest thing to learn I reckon

    3. That the nails industry in NZ is unregulated

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. NO treating any fungal infected nail.

    2. The nail anatomy <3

    3. No diagnosing or prescribing, if you are concerned refer to a doctor.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Once again take notes, I found them really helpful in this module especially for the Activities.

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      Penny

      “1. My time management” – you and me both haha

  30. Hemp Manicures

    After 10 years, I’ve forgotten a lot so here goes…

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Hopefully the actual names for the nail anatomy.

    2. The quiz. – although I did have to think on a couple of them.

    3.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?

    1. Identifying the more common disorders and their correct names.

    2.Remembering what I can and cannot work on.

    3. (get more sleep lol). Scheduling more study time.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. There seem to be more nail disorders than I can remember. (Dermatophytes, Terry’s Nails, Beau’s Nails)

    2. That some nail disorders can still have enhancements placed on them.. e.g. spoon nails.

    3. That I kept looking at my own nails – Would like to learn more about the Nail bed itself – need to research in more detail. Have you heard of the Nail bed growing back? What does todays research tell us? I’m pretty sure I have Onycholysis perhaps due to Psoriasis – not sure but my nail beds have never recovered because the hyponychium is no longer creating a seal. (and yes, I always wear black Nitrile gloves when giving a manicure or pedicure to ensure safety and stop water getting under the nail plate.)

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. The images!

    2. The volume of information in this module.

    3. How vital effective sanitising, and disinfecting is and the health of both yourself and your client along with those working within your Salon/work environment are imperative.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Watch the videos, pause and keep making notes – knowledge is power – make a Manual for your Salon of the Nail Disorders – including sourcing your own images and learn that you are not a Doctor so cannot diagnose so need to refer to one.

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      Penny

      When you say does the nail bed grow back, do you mean will the hyponychium come back up high? The nail bed is the nail bed no matter what, so unless you chopped your finger off, the nail bed is still there and doesn’t need to grow back 😉 The hyponychium is also still there and creating a seal unless your nail plate is only attached at the matrix (ew, gross), it’s just really low down. When you stop doing the thing that is causing the onycholysis, the hyponychium will recover – but psoriasis is a common cause of onycholysis and so as long as you has flare ups of that, onycholysis won’t really get a chance to recover. One of my clients who has psoriasis and onycholysis has best results with short rounded nails that don’t catch and lots of cuticle oil (so the nail flexes instead of pulling away when it does catch)

  31. Emily Morgan

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Revising these conditions often and getting to know them all.

    2. Writing good notes to look back on

    3.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Remembering the characteristics of each disorder

    2. Knowing what to look for with each condition

    3. Remembering that most of these can be worked on but definitely some cant!

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. The disorder that can occur from gluing nails back down, I am so guilty of this in the past!!!!! Ekkkkk

    2. Spoon nails being related to iron levels

    3. A bit surprised how many conditions there are out there that I was totally unaware of.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Consults before working on nails is very important!

    2. Many disorders can still be worked on and aren’t an issue

    3. Melonychia is not cancer but needs to be checked often.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Written notes and revise regularly

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      Penny

      There are more disorders beyond this too, we just don’t come across them often enough (if ever) to need to know them 🙂

  32. abbey benyon

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. learning the disorders

    2. noting the disorders down

    3. creating a file for it

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. checking nails out every time

    2. preparing better

    3. remembering the signs

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. how many disorders there are

    2. how to figure them out

    3. gluing nails down can create disorders… SCARY

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. making sure I check before every client and I look at my notes if I’m worried

    2. looking after my clients

    3. not diagnoses

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. revise!!!

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      Penny

      Spot on, you’re making great progress 😀

  33. Amy Kirikiri

    I totally Nailed:
    1. Anatomy – understanding the terminology for for different parts of the nail
    2. Saying ‘NO’ or recommending a clients seeks further advice is responsible and actually better for your business
    3. How important sanitary prep methods are to prevent bacterial infections developing under applications

    I need to work on:
    1. Getting a good sanitisation and disinfection system in place so it becomes an automatic part of my process
    2. learning the symptoms and signs to watch for with Nail Disorders
    3. Educating my clients at the same time as treating them

    It surprised me that:
    1. Cuticle oil on a regular basis can be the solution to many things, in addition to it being a great add on sale
    2. How many disorders can be indicative of underlying health conditions
    3. The ‘quick’ is actually the Hyponychium

    I’ll never forget:
    1. We are not doctors – never diagnose
    2. Once the matrix is damaged – it often cannot be fixed
    3. Saying ‘NO’ not only takes care of you and your business, it shows the client that you care about their health and that of your other clients.

    Advice:
    1. Keep a print out of the disorders so you can refer to it for yourself when you think you may be looking and signs and symptoms of a disorder on a client and determining whether to proceed with a treatment.

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      Penny

      “3. Saying ‘NO’ not only takes care of you and your business, it shows the client that you care about their health and that of your other clients.” – Love, love, love

  34. Tracey Savage

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Being able to recognise the nail disorders in the quiz, the very graphic pictures helped
    2. How important nail prep is and how poor prep could cause a client to get an infection from poor adhesion
    3. The importance of saying no to a service for a client, for my health, theirs and for my business.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Learning the proper names of the condition and how to spell them
    2. Remembering which nails can be worked on and which cannot
    3. Alerting the client by gently advising them to visit a doctor or a pharmacist for potential conditions/infections

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How many conditions/disorders there are and how many are okay to service
    2. How cuticle oil usage has more benefits than I first thought, I will now use it myself!
    3. Melanonychia is like a mole on the nail, and to check nails after removal

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. The pictures! I need to make sure I don’t study them while eating haha
    2. Not to diagnose or prescribe and to refer only
    3. I will not pick my gel polish ever again!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Take lots of notes and refer back to them regularly. I’m going to make flash cards to remember the conditions, causes and treatments.

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      Penny

      Now if only we could get clients to all do this whole chapter too, no one would ever pick again haha

  35. Rhian Darling

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Understanding not to diagnose or treat.
    2. Taking loads of notes!
    3. In-depth understanding now of why sanitise/disinfect/good hygiene practices is so very important.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Continue reviewing notes around different nail disorders
    2. Differentiating between certain disorders, sometimes I found it hard to tell from the different pics. i.e. nail pitting AND Onychlysis.
    3. Nailing (hah!) the spelling of the disorders.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. How many disorders there were.
    2. Some disorders you can actually work with.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Paronychia photos.
    2. Onychomychosis photos.
    3. The speed with which infection can spread.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Print and fill in the disorder activity, helps to review and summarise what you’ve just learnt.

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      Penny

      You think the photos are bad, wait till you see Paronychia in person haha

  36. Eliana Allison

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. What disorders I can and can’t treat.
    2. The anatomy quiz
    3. Any client that has PPI cannot be treated.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Pronunciation haha
    2. Revising the different disorders
    3. Ways to gently suggest that the client see a doctor about something that concerns me without causing alarm.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. That the lunula determines the natural shape of the free edge, so cool!
    2. That melanonychia is the nail version of a mole.
    3. The amount of nails disorders.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Recognising when I cannot treat a nail.
    2. That you need to make it clear to the client that if you refer them to a doctor they need to have a medical certificate from the doctor to prove they actually went and that it is safe to proceed with any services.
    3. Spoon Nails, the fact that they can usually hold a drop of liquid makes me squeamish.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Revision to remember the disorders.

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      Penny

      That’s an interesting one to get squeamish about! I don’t like onycholysis cause I feel like I can feel it lifting haha

  37. jade karanga

    What are 3 things you’ve nailed in this module?
    1. Notes! taking lots of them
    2. If in doubt don’t treat
    3.
    What are 3 things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Spelling of the proper names
    2. Time management for study
    3.
    What are 3 things that really suprised you?
    1. Different shades of nail colours have higher pigments
    2. Its okay to say NO
    3.
    What are 3 things you will never forget?
    1. Cuticle oil is magic
    2. Not to diagnose a problem you think your client might have
    3. Consults for each client before treatments
    What advice would you give a newbie?
    Take lots of notes and make time for study

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      Penny

      Totally Ok to say no! Scary but ok 🙂

  38. Tennessee Teddy

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Knowing when I am able to service a client or not.

    2. Understanding that I am not a doctor, I can only advise them to see one.

    3. Taking notes, making charts, drawing diagrams to make myself familiar with these disorders.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. pronunciation of the different disorders.

    2. The differences between similar disorders.

    3. Making the time after work and on my day off the really get into studying and making it a priority

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. That you are still able to put enhancements on some nail disorders

    2. That nails can also sometimes get moles ( aka melanonychia ) and this isn’t caused by uv lamps used in salons.

    3. cuticle oil is a life saver.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. A medical certificate should be required before you are able to see the client again and perform a service on the nail.

    2. How many disorders there are that you could possible come across.

    3. The anatomy of the nail

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Take notes and revise when ever you get the chance.

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      Penny

      Perfect 🙂

  39. Mackenzie Dunn

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The nail anatomy quiz

    2. writing notes down

    3. Doing the printable worksheets

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Pronoucing the nail disorders

    2. remembering each disorder

    3.spelling of each disorder

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. how many nail disoders there are

    2.the cuticle is the colourless skin on your nail plate

    3. that you can moles under your nail plate

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. nail anatomy

    2.what the cuticle actually is

    3.that not all nail disorder are harmful to you or your clients

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. note taking and taking the time to learn

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      Penny

      Melonychia isn’t under your nail plate, it IS your nail plate 🙂

  40. Claire Penharwood

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Taking lots of notes
    2. Understanding the basic nail anatomy
    3. Understanding its ok to advise them to see a doctor

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Learning the names of the nail disorders
    2. Practising how to say the disorders
    3. The causes of disorders

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. How many different disorders there are
    2. The correct names for the disorders
    3. how many disorders you cant treat

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. That its ok to turn a service down and ask them to see a doctor
    2. Nail anatomy
    3. Cuticle Oil can treat so many things

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    TAKE NOTES!!!!
    1.

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      Penny

      How many notebooks have you filled so far? 😉

  41. Caroline Sealy

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. the make up of the “nail” as we know it – especially the eponychium vs the cuticle!

    2.empowerment to say no if a client shows PPI

    3.we are NOT DOCTORS (unless some of us are): and we must not detail symptoms; rather just make suggestions to get things checked out, and why we are cautious

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.memorizing the correct names and symptoms and which ones are contagious / must not be worked on

    2.HOW to say no to a client

    3.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. the effect of matrix damage / illness on nails for the next 14 – 16 weeks as the nail grows to the hyponychium; for example from illness as the body takes the energy needed to fight the illness, nails take a back seat and that’s reflected in the nails

    2. How cuticle oil actually works to help some of these disorders – and remember that cuticle oil doesn’t really work unless you are regularly reapplying

    3.that melonychia is embedded within the nail and written Into the nail by the matrix – and it can be proven in how the line grows with the nail

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. everything I listed that I was surprised by

    2.that it is okay to turn down a client and request a medical certificate approving nail services

    3.some of those pictures…

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1.it might get gross but it is smart to look up other images of each of the disorders so you can recognise them at varying stages

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      Penny

      Fantastic, love the detail in this!

  42. Jayde Kruskopf

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    – nail anatomy
    – quizzes
    – writing lots of notes
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    – learning all nail conditions
    – learning the causes of all of the nail conditions
    – learning if the client is safe to work on with certain nail conditions

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    – how many conditions there are
    – there are some nail conditions that you can still perform nail services on
    – that moles can appear on nails

    What are three things you will never forget?
    – PPI
    – the cuticle is the dead transparent tissue on the nail plate
    – to never remove the living tissue

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    – notes and flashcards for revision!!

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      Penny

      LOVE me a flashcard!

  43. Hayley Tasker

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1.quiz

    2.nail anatomy

    3.learning the different nail disorders

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.how to pronounce the names of disorders

    2.learning how to identify each disorder

    3.what services can b done on them

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1.how interesting the disorder are and how much I really like the gross pics lol

    2.how many different nail disorders there is

    3.how many of them relate to underlying health conditions

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.its fine to say no

    2.ppi – pain , pus , inflammation

    3.cuticle oil is great 👍

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    Just to read everything over really well
    1.

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      Penny

      Good work 🙂

  44. Louisa Timai

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Knowing which nail disorders I can and cannot work on
    2. Nail anatomy
    3. I took down some really great notes
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
1. Being able to confidently name each nail disorder
    2. Being able to pronounce and spell them!
    3. Remembering whether I can and cannot treat – referring back to the nail troubleshooting section and my notes.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. What I thought was the cuticle was in fact NOT the cuticle lol
    2. Trauma to the Matrix can change the nail shape
    3. Cuticle oil can be used to treat a few disorders
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Nail anatomy
    2. To never diagnose or prescribe
    3. If in doubt – say no.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. NOTES are important to keep. Whether it be in a notebook or on your laptop.

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      Penny

      I love that you love your notes, I’m a notes person too haha

  45. Corne van Zyl

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Identifying the nail disorders from pictures shown

    2. The importance of knowing about all the different disorders

    3. Importance of proper sanitisation and care when dealing with infected nails

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. The causes and symptoms of each disorder

    2. Saying ‘no’ to a client and referring them to see a doctor

    3. Pronouncing some of the disorder names

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How many different disorders there are

    2. That the visibility of the moon does not indicate to any health disorders

    3. That there are moles that can appear on nails

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. PPI

    2. Nail anatomy

    3. It is okay to say ‘no’ to a client

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. TAKE NOTES!

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      Penny

      Spot on 🙂

  46. Chaitali Tailor

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Nail Anatomy
    2. We can identifying disease from nail plates.
    3. Importance about cuticle oil.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Remember the name of all disorders.
    2. Which nail plates are good to work on and which are not. If you have doubt say No.
    3. Remember all characteristics, cause,Treatment and Can i continue on nail or not.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Different types of nail disorders
    2. Some time we found some types of nail conditions and still we can continue on nails.
    3.How dose led lights litter danger which we use for Manicures.

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. If you found PPI so can’t to continue.
    2. Never treat any client with fungal infection , suggest them to see GP.
    3. Never remove the living tissue.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Watch the video and note about Nail Anatomy , different types of nail disorders and which nail can I continue and which I can’t.

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      Penny

      Well done 🙂

  47. Martine Kelly

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The quiz
    2.Notes, notes and more notes
    3. Basic nail anatomy

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Learning and retaining all the nail disorders – notes
    2. Recognising what each disorder looks like and
    3. Which disorders can be worked on and which ones cant

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That you can get moles on your nails
    2. How many nail disorders are indicitive of other health disorders
    3. Damage to the matrix can change the way your nail grows

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Cuticle oil is magical
    2. The lunula and free edge are the same shape
    3. You should never treat a client with a fungal infection

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1.

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      Penny

      “1. Cuticle oil is magical” haha I love this, it’s so true!

  48. Suzie Beckley

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. I’m comfortable saying no if a client has signs of infection
    2. Identifying disorders based on their picture
    3. Good notes
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Nail anatomy – learning the technical terms rather than the mainstream/slang descriptions
    2. Don’t be afraid to upsell for the benefit of your client
    3. What conditions can’t be treated
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Don’t treat clients with signs of infection
    2. How many conditions there are and what you can and can’t treat
    3. How common many conditions are
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. To not diagnose and recommend seeing a doctor
    2. How contagious fungus is
    3. Not to treat anyone with signs of PPI
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Print the pictures of the disorders separately to their name and match them up

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      Penny

      Great advice!! Such a good idea!

    2. Mala Alexander

      I love your advice Suzie, to print out the names and images and match them up. I will definitely do this!

  49. Kat Jamieson

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Knowing what I can and cannot treat
    2. So many notes – I have so many notes!!
    3. The ability to say no if I think I see signs of infection

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Spelling and how to pronounce names
    2. the Anatomy – remembering what hyponychium/eponychium are
    3. taking my time to read and understand

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Not everything is as it appears (it isn’t always an infection)
    2.I am waaaaaay more squeemish than I first thought
    3. How many conditions there are

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Fungus is super contagious you have to be super vigilant
    2. Cuticle Oil is your best friend
    3.If you are unsure you can refer to a doctor

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. the photos are gross – linger at your peril… But DO look so you can distinguish between disorders

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      Penny

      HAHA ‘linger at your peril’ – be glad you didn’t have to do the Googling to find them hahaha

      If you put your hand up in the air like to ask a question, the HYponychium is the HIghest 🙂

  50. Alisha Holden

    3 Things you nailed:
    1. When to say no to a client if you are in doubt
    2. That cuticle oil will fix a lot of your problems
    3. which disorders you can and cant work on
    3 Things to work on;
    1. Making sure I can tell the difference between disorders
    2. What each part of the nail is called and where it is located
    3. How to pronounce the disorders
    3 Things that suprised you:
    1. Just how many common disorders there are
    2. That you can actually develop a mole under your nail plate
    3. How many little nicknames there are for nail disorders
    3 Things you will never forget:
    1. How gross Paronychia is, I hope to never see that again lol
    2. That you really don’t have a right to put a diagnoses on your client
    3. Never under any circumstance treat a client with a fungal infection
    Advice:
    Take note of the disorder names because some of them are really hard to remember!

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      Penny

      The chances of you never seeing paronychia again are slim I’m afraid haha, I’ve seen it in the last month alone!

  51. Ninette Muller

    Nailed:
    1. the quiz
    2.its ok to refuse and refer a client
    3. Getting through the visuals
    Work on:
    1. The correct names
    2. remembering which disorders are ok to do service on
    suprised:
    1. Really enjoyed this section! crazy names and all!
    2. How many disorders there are
    3. how different underlying issues they can affect your nails.
    wont forget:
    1. UV only adds 17 seconds – but hands are most uv resistant part of body
    2. how easily pseudomonas can occur and how serious it is
    3. not to treat or perform service on client with fungal infection
    not really advice but This video is amazing!

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      Penny

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  52. Mandira Singh

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Identifying the different parts/sections that makes up our ‘nail’.
    2. Identifying common nail disorders.
    3. Understanding the importance of cuticle oil.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Having an understanding of treatments for nail disorders and what type of service can be done on the nail if any.
    2. Making sure I know the technical name of the condition.
    3. Learning the causes of the nail conditions.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. The amount of nail disorders that there are.
    2. You can have more than one disorder occurring at the same time.
    3. I have been told/getting the cuticle wrong my whole life LOL

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. If in doubt say no.
    2. Always refer a client to a doctor if you have concerns.
    3.The three indicators of infection Pain, Pus, Inflammation

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this module?
    Make sure to read and understand each disorder and take notes if needed. I know I did and it makes it easier to study 🙂

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      Penny

      Haha we ALL got the cuticle wrong our whole lives, don’t worry! 🙂

  53. Maddison Whitcher

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Knowing straight away just reading the description if they need to be referred elsewhere

    2. Knowing how to respectfully decline service

    3. Writing notes

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Being able to identify a few of the conditions without looking at my notes

    2. Knowing technical names for everything

    3. Remembering what services can be done for Koilonychia

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. The amount I remembered from studying elsewhere

    2. Nails can harbor mold

    3. Cuticle oil is basically magic

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Cuticle oil is, again, basically magic

    2. PPI

    3. We are by no means doctors and need to refer a client on when needs be

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Definitely take your time reading through all of the disorders and take notes if you need, flash cards always help me!

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      Penny

      Love me a flashcard!

  54. Kellie Brown

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The picture quiz.
    2. That cuticle oil is a lifesaver!
    3. What nail disorders we shouldn’t be working on.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. To know all disorders off the top of my head.
    2. How to pronounce them.
    3. The correct spellings.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. How trauma to the matrix effects future growth.
    2. How common these conditions can be.
    3. That nails can have moles!
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Never diagnose anything!
    2. To always use cuticle oil
    3. If in doubt, say no.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Take all the notes, I think I need to put pictures with names so i can remember better.

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      Penny

      If only I could convince all my clients to feel the same way about cuticle oil!

  55. Hannah Casson

    Three things I’ve nailed: Knowing what PPI is and if present to send client to doctors, understanding that saying no to a service is not a bad thing when it keeps the client and myself safe, and how to identify disorders.
    Three things I need to work on: faster way to note take because my hand is sore from writing so much!, understanding what services (if any) I can do if a certain condition is present, and learning how to pronounce some of the names.
    Three things that surprised me: Cuticle Oil can help so many different issues with nails, what the real name of greenies is, and don’t wear small shoes!
    Three things I will never forget: Never diagnose a client, if in doubt so no, and PPI (pus, pain, and inflammation).

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      Penny

      Awesome work 🙂

  56. Jordie Thompson

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The anatomy of the nail
    2. Nail disorders
    3. What the true cuticle is!
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Knowing the causes + treatments of each disorder
    2. Upselling cuticle oil + hand cream etc
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That damage to the matrix can be irreparable
    2. How many underlying conditions can affect the nails
    3. That nail moles are a thing!
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Cuticle oil, cuticle oil, cuticle oil!!
    2. If in doubt, refuse service to a client / refer them to Dr
    3. If you see PPI – refuse service and refer to Dr if need be
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Making flash cards will make it easy for revision!

    1. Stephanie Greville

      Awesome stuff Jordie this is looking great 🙂

  57. Michelle Kleynhans

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    been many years since I did this
    1. that we are not to give advise or treatment plan that we are to refer to doctors based on our questions

    2.when in doubt always say no i can save your salon and the customers fingers

    3. Remembering the Nail anatomy

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. understanding name and cause and treatments for each disorder.

    2. the use of treatments and cuticle oil is one the the best routes to go (but not in all cases)

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. that you can have a mole on your nail

    2. that some salons can be complacent with prep when it is the building block to a fantastic nail.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Cuticle oil!!!

    2. GREENIES, Koilonychia

    3.WHEN IN DOUBT RATHER SAY NO

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. make notes, have something that can easily be referred back to.

    1. Stephanie Greville

      Love this Michelle, definitely some great take aways here – especially directing clients to a doctor when when you have any concerns about the condition of their nails 🙂

  58. Mala Alexander

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Being able to identify the 5 disorders by looking at the images in the quiz.

    2. Alerting clients to the potential presence.

    3. Throwing away disposables if it has been in contact with an infection. Not worth risking others.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Spelling of the nail disorders.

    2. Being able to pronounce the words.

    3. Being brave and asking for a medical certificate.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How many different disorders there are.

    2. Many are harmless and non contagious but some are easily transmitted to other clients.

    3. Wearing shoes that are too small can cause Onycholysis which can then lead to infections.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. PPI

    2. That you can not diagnose or prescribe.

    3. It’s better to refer the client to a professional (Doctor, Podiatrist, Pharmacist) than to risk your business.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Very interesting module and will be one I will refer to, so take notes with images beside it, to refer back to.

  59. Hope Wilson

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The differences between different disorders/infections

    2. What disorder you can & cant work on

    3. The nail anatomy

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Sending customer away when they have any concerning disorders
    2. Remembering the disorders off the top of my head

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Cuticle oil fixes most things!

    2. The amount of different disorders

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. To refer clients to doctors when needed

    2. To ask for help when required or getting a second opinion if im not sure

    3. I can turn client away and say no!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Take notes! such a fun course!

    1. Stephanie Greville

      Remember you will always be able to refer to your notes in the future, and all you need to remember is the key differences between a healthy and unhealthy nail! The diagnoses can be left to the doctor, but its important you know what conditions can still be worked on and what needs to be turned away

  60. Hope Wilson

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The differences between different disorders/infections

    2. What disorder you can & cant work on

    3. The nail anatomy

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Sending customer away when they have any concerning disorders
    2. Remembering the disorders off the top of my head

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Cuticle oil fixes most things!

    2. The amount of different disorders

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. PPI

    2. To ask for help when required or getting a second opinion if im not sure

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. It has been so interesting looking at all the different disorder and infections take lots of notes!

    1. Stephanie Greville

      Nice work Hope – glad you are finding the course work interesting 🙂

  61. Elise van Polanen Petel

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Pronunciation of nail disorders.
    2. Nail anatomy.
    3. Which disorders you can and can’t work on.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Being able to ask for a medical certificate if need be.
    2. Memorising the different nail disorders.
    3. You’re allowed to refuse service if you’re concerned about a client’s nails.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. The number of nail disorders there are.
    2. That shoes too small can cause onycholysis.
    3. That nails can grow moles.

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Pain, Pus, Inflammation.
    2. If in doubt, do not treat.
    3. Never ‘diagnose’ s client, send them to a doctor instead.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Don’t be intimidated by all the nail disorders. Take notes one by one.

    1. Stephanie Greville

      Hey Elise – great advice to break the module down rather than trying to learn everything at once and potentially get overwhelmed!

  62. Jade Gosling

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The picture quiz.
    2. That cuticle oil is a MUST – I recommend it to all of my clients.
    3. Knowing which conditions I am able to/not able to perform treatments on.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Pronounciation of some of these disorders 😅
    2. Being assertive in asking for a medical certificate if needed.
    3. Memorizing the causes + treatments of each disorder

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That Melanonychia is a POTENTIAL sign of melanoma
    2. How common a lot of these disorders actually are
    3. That you can actually develop a mole under your nail plate

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. If in doubt, do not treat.
    2. PPI
    3. Never ‘diagnose’ s client, send them to a doctor instead.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Try and relate the disorders to the images. Once you learn what the disorder is and have a mental image in your head of what it looks like this helps heaps when you come across them in practice.

    1. Stephanie Greville

      Awesome stuff Jade – it definitely can be tricky learning to pronounce the medical names, but you’ll get there.
      Always remember that its your job to provide a safe service – which does include sometimes turning people away!

  63. Samantha

    Nailed in this Module?
    1. Learning the basics of Nail Anatomy
    2. Cuticle oil
    3. Researched Tax Agents etc….
    What are three things you really need to work on?
    1. Nail Disorders – Names, cause, treatment
    2.Difference between two disorders that are quite similar
    3. Educating client
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. The amount of Nail disorders
    2. Which Nail disorders can be treated and which nail disorders need to be referred to the Doctors.
    3. Cuticle Oil is a must.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. The amount of Nail Disorders
    2. P.P.I = Say No refer to Doctors before any services are done
    3. Cuticle is a must.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this module?
    1. Notes are your Bestfriend.

    1. Becca

      Nice work Samantha. It’s so important to know when we need to refer a client to the doctor.

  64. Nicky

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    > Basic Nail Anatomy
    > What and where the TRUE CUTICLE is.
    > PPI!!

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    > Identifying nail disorders and the differences between some that may appear to be the same
    > Arm myself with the facts to educate clients on the correct information about any
    misconceptions they may have on the industry.
    > Researching more on business tools. But I’m glad the Hnry ad is attention grabbing!! useful for
    this lesson’s task “Homework Part 3!! & reminds me I need to catch up on the other tasks –__–

    What are three things that really surprised you ?
    > What and where the TRUE CUTICLE R E A L L Y I S ! ! ! ( o _ O )
    > The various disorders and how some are considered safe to work with
    > The nail plate or as we call it, the “nail” is made up of keratin cells

    What are three things you will never forget?
    > Do not ‘diagnose’ a clients condition but rather suggest another service/ specialist
    > It is ok to refuse or re-schedule service if you are unsure/ uncomfortable.
    > PPI!!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    > > > Jump in! You’d be surprised by what you learn.

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      Nicole Leatham

      Hi Nicky! It’s great to hear that you feel you’ve learnt such valuable information during this module & feel confident in educating your clients/providing them with quality services. Can’t wait to see how you continue through your studies 🙂 ^Nicole

  65. Amanda Jefferson

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Nail disorders I can and can’t treat

    2. What options you can use on problems such as onycholysis if possible ie short and dry, repeat visits every two weeks

    3. Recognising nail disorders

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. I am going to get Doug Schoons books

    2. Learning more in depth information about each issue

    3. Checking more common issues and treatments list

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Greenies can be the cause of bad prep and or adhesion and can be between the acrylic and plate

    2. People assuming a client has melanoma and publishing this on facebook

    3. Ask a client to show proof with a medical cert

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. If in doubt say no, tell client to seek medical advice and require a med cert to prove nail is safe for treatments

    2. Nail infections can fester to becoming extreme in as little as 12 hours

    3. Removal is ok with a greenie (only
    Infection we can service and only service we can do is removal) but I would wear gloves and throw everything away

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Take not of this one it’s important but also intriguing and interesting.

    1. Amanda Jefferson

      Oops Take note* 🫤 typos

    2. Stephanie Greville

      Hey Amanda!
      This is definitely an interesting part of the course for sure – there’s a lot of detail here but taking the time to learn the content and feel confident in what is safe and unsafe is so important – so nice work 🙂

  66. Bridie Burnnand

    What I nailed. 1. The quiz. 2. Working out disorders are from health related. 3. What yellow nails actually was. Always thought it was nicotine related. Comtine to work on. 1. Different nail disorders. 2. Explaining to clients in a calm matter. 3. Referring back and memorizing it properly. What surprised me. 1. Hiw many disorders there acryally is. 2. That I’ve come across a few of these before like pitting. 3. How important cutocle oil is. What I’ll never forget. 1. How cuticle oil helps protect the nails. 2. Not to push back child’s cuticles. 3. What is dead skin and what isn’t

    1. Becca

      Love it Bridie. I’m like a broken record with the cuticle oil haha, but it really does make a huge difference.

  67. Courtney Callaghan-Pope

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Nail Anatomy! Good to know what the ACTUAL cuticle is!

    2. Identifying potential nail disorders.

    3. In-depth note taking.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Nail disorder names.

    2. Retaining this information.

    3. Be strong in advising clients to seek medical advice when appropriate

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How many different nail disorders there are!

    2. How important cuticle oil is.

    3. What moons are

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. What the actual cuticle is

    2. Matrix is a great nail for the nail birth place

    3. Not treating anything remotely looking like an infection/fungal/lifting.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Take mini breaks – there’s a lot of information here and i found it overwhelming, but coming back to it and going through the notes after the video was really helpful!

    1. Becca

      Love it Courtney! It can be awkward referring a client to the doctor, but most will be glad that you’re putting their health first 🙂

  68. Jade Winton-lowe

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. I’ve really stuck into the study I’ve made myself proud.

    2. Taking time to study

    3. Stopping when I’m getting overwhelmed rather than trying to power through and not actually taking in the information

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Not visibly or audibly reacting when I see nails that look different due to health conditions or infections

    2. A space in my home somewhere even if it’s just a table in the lounge to put everything I’ve learnt into practise

    3.organising my notes

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How many different types of nail conditions there are

    2. The reasons why some peoples nails can look so different can be so wide ranging

    3. We cannot diagnose prescribe or really even tell someone what we think is wrong we can only politely tell them we think they should see a medical professional due to slight concern and services can’t be done until a medical certificate is provided

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Koilonychia knowing that some people can hold a drop of liquid in the indentation in there nail bed

    2. Melonychia that you can have a nail mole and that it grows vertically

    3. Nail clubbing I feel like I’ve seen that one in real life before so it really interested me

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    Take a break when overwhelmed it’s ok!

    1.

  69. Ayunda Lubis

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The quiz!

    2. The nail troubleshooting activity.

    3. Understanding the difference between the true cuticle and the eponychium.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Remembering all of the causes for the nail disorders.

    2. Having the confidence to politely explain to a client that I can not treat them.

    3.Being able to recognise when there are multiple disorders at once and being able to identify them.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. That the ‘cuticle’ I knew is not the true cuticle at all!

    2. That there are so many disorders to do with the nails!

    3. That clients may not know that they have a nail disorder.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. What the true cuticle is.

    2. That melanonychia is a mole in/on the nail.

    3. That if I’m not sure about a clients nails, it is better to be safe than sorry.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. There is so much information here, take notes and keep them to go over throughout this course!

  70. Hanna Proctor

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Not being distracted and being able to write a lot of notes down about nail disorders.
    2. Medical certificates are important
    3. Cuticle oil is your best friend
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Learning how to say & spell some of these long nail names
    2. Remembering the cause of the nail problem
    3. Being able to recognise what is what (nail disorders)
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That it is very important to look after your nails
    2. Didn’t realise how many nail disorders there can be.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. PPI (pain,pus,inflammation)
    2. Melanonychia is a mole and if I was to spot one get that client to get it checked at the doctors!
    3. Always ask for a medical certificate because they could just say they have seen a doctor but hasn’t.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Take loads of notes!!

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      Nicole Leatham

      Hi Hanna!
      Great work on getting through this module. Definitely agree notes are your best friend so awesome that you have managed to take lots of notes – I even still find I refer back to my notes sometimes, they’re so handy.
      Also great work on trying to learn spelling/pronounciation of those tricky disorders! Hang in there you’ll get it eventually. They take a while to get the hang of that’s for sure. Can’t wait to see how you go with your next module 🙂 ^Nicole

  71. Caitlyn

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Recognising some of the disorders and their characteristics.
    2. Taking notes on all information.
    3. Learning the nail’s anatomy

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Pronouncing disorder names.
    2. Knowing the causes of disorders.
    3. Being confident in saying no to clients if necessary.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. How many underlying causes there could be for a nail disorder.
    2. How many nail disorders are contagious.
    3. Damage to the matrix can be permanent and irreparable.

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. The eponychium is NOT the cuticle.
    2. What Nail Pitting and Beau’s Line looks like.
    3. Melonychia is a nail version of a mole and should be checked like any other mole.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Taking as many notes as possible during the video lesson makes it easier when going through each topic as you’ll already have the main parts written down and then you just note the extra information and double-check your notes are right.

  72. Kate Hambling

    3 things you’ve nailed:
    1. I know the importance of sanitising and disinfecting to prevent spread of infection.
    2. Nail anatomy
    3. Knowing which nails I can and can’t work on.
    3 things to work on:
    1. How to work on particular nail disorders for example spoon nails.
    2. Not to accidentally diagnose.
    3. Remembering the causes and treatments of each nail disorder.
    3 things that suprised me:
    1. The cuticle is not at all what I thought it was!
    2. How beneficial cuticle oil really is.
    3. The nail disorders are really fascinating an I didn’t realise how common they can be.
    3 things I won’t forget:
    1. Cuticle oil
    2. PPI
    3. Nails really are a good indicator of overall health and I won’t hesitate to say no and gently direct them to see a doctor.
    Advice for a newbie
    Printing some pictures of different disorders is really helpful. Along with taking note which I am doing for every module to help retain information.

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      Nicole Leatham

      Hey Kate,
      Fabulous to see you’ve learned the importance of sanitising and disinfecting to prevent spread of germs. So key in our industry! I love to see that you’re confident in telling your clients they need to see a doctor if needed, this can be so hard, but it is really important. Well done 🙂 ^Nicole

  73. Lilly Robinson-Bates

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    -learning the different parts of the nail and the correct names for them.
    -How important it is to look after your own nails by using cuticle oil and things like that.
    -Telling the difference between a nail I can work on and a nail I can’t.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    -Remembering you are allowed to say no to treating a client!
    -Remembering the names of the disorders.
    -The correct way to say no to a client/bring up that something might be wrong.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    -That it takes 12-16 weeks for the nail to grow out.
    -How many different types of nail disorders there are.
    -How many things cuticle oil can help with, when used regularly.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    -how fast an infection can spread. It could be tiny in the morning and be a full blown infection that needs medical attention within hours.
    -How many things cuticle oil can help with, when used regularly.
    -That I’m not ever allowed to diagnose a client with something.

    1. Becca

      Nice Lilly! Cuticle oil is the best, I call it liquid gold in my salon haha.

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