Is manicure and pedicure contraindicated for hangnail?

When we have a client with the following condition:

Nail Treatments
Not a contraindication unless the skin is broken. Gentle manicure with emphasis on cuticle work. Give home care routine. Hot oil manicures and regular use of a cuticle oil will help. The spike can be clipped so it does not catch on things. ▪ Badly damaged or red area: Refer to a Doctor.

Signs and symptoms for

  • Swelling around the fingernail or toenail
  • Redness
  • Pus collection
  • Pain and tenderness to touch Continue Reading
HANGNAIL contraindications In beauty therapy


This is a condition whereby the cuticle around the nail plate splits leaving loose, flaky pieces of dry skin.

It is caused by extreme dryness of the cuticle and from not keeping the cuticle free from the nail plate, so that it is stretched forward as the nail plate grows and eventually snaps leaving hangnails.

, "hangnail" is NOT contagious!

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