Tracy in Toms River is a teacher who is constantly washing her hands during the school year, leaving her nails broken and brittle. Now that summer is here, she wants to know the best way to strengthen nails, and Salon Kokopelli co-owner Mary Ball has the answer with this week's Beauty Secret!

Mary says the best way to strengthen brittle nails is with regular manicures. This keeps the cuticles and nails moisturized and healthy - creating a good foundation for the nails to grow.

She suggests going once or twice a month will improve the look and strength of nails.

She also suggests using a product by Nailtiques, available at Salon Kokopelli.

Want another hot tip for keeping cuticles and nails in great shape? Listen to Mary's answer here:

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