Dehydration is the most common problem nail techs up and down the country see on clients, according to new research by Professional Beauty.
More than a quarter (28%) of beauty salon and spa owners in our exclusive Insider survey said they regularly treat clients with dehydrated nails – with 11% stating overuse of gel polishes and acrylic tips as one of the reasons.
Other common issues techs said they treat included peeling (13%), biting (12%), flaking (11%) and splitting (6%). A further 3% said broken nails were the number-one problem clients asked them to fix, usually caused by snagging, while 2% said fungal nails were their guests’ main concern.
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The results are comparable to research conducted by nail care brand Stylfile last year, which found that more than a third of Brits are not proud of their nails. Many don’t protect them from chemicals, such as bleach and washing-up liquid, and 16% never moisturise their cuticles, the survey found.
*PB stats were compiled from a monthly telephone survey of spas and beauty salons which was published on our Insider pages in the August issue of the magazine. The people who participated represent a cross-section of the industry from high-end spas to high-street salons. Nail business was calculated from data provided by spas and salons that offer nail services among other treatments.They were polled from July 1–6, 2016.