August 16, 2016
We rely on lotions and creams to keep our skin soft, smooth, and supple — but what’s the science behind them?
Keywords: anti-aging hand care jojoba lotions moisturizer
July 11, 2016
In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses the effects of chemotherapy on the nail and the precautions you should take if a client has cancer.
Keywords: cancer chemotherapy clients with cancer effect of chemotherapy on nails onycholysis
July 11, 2016
A notion persists in our industry that nails need to breathe. Learn why this seemingly logical idea is actually a fallacy.
Keywords: acrylics enhancements Something to Talk About
August 26, 2015
The polish you are painstakingly applying to your clients' nails is safe, no matter how many others used the same bottle previously.
Keywords: nail polish NMC product contamination salon safety salon sanitation
April 6, 2015
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On Saturday, March 21, the beauty industry united to posthumously honor Pivot Point International’s founder Leo Passage. The hairstylist and cosmetology school founder was an advocate for continuing education and he was selected by Beauty Changes Lives (BCL) to receive this year’s Legacy Award for revolutionizing the business of beauty education.
Keywords: America's Beauty Show Beauty Changes Lives CND Jan Arnold Lavette Cephus
January 21, 2015
Nail Lingo: Learn to speak fluent nail by knowing your anatomy. This illustration will help you know all the proper names and locations of the parts that make up a single nail tip.
Keywords: cuticles eponychium lunula nail anatomy
December 29, 2014
NAILS talked to industry scientist Doug Schoon and Nubar’s CEO, Noubar Abrahamian, to find out what makes matte top coats create a shine-free finish.
Keywords: chemist's corner Doug Schoon matte top coat
December 13, 2014
We reached out to an expert to get the breakdown on the product that can improve the strength and condition of nails.
Keywords: base coats chemist's corner
November 25, 2014
Four male students at North Carolina State University are attempting to create a nail polish that changes color in the presence of date rape drugs, such as Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB.
October 30, 2014
Industry scientist, Doug Schoon, addresses the most recent information about fungal nail infections and the potential for secondary mold infections of the nail plate. Schoon also answers questions about how nail dehydrators improve adhesion of L&P nail coatings to the natural nail.
If you have any questions for Schoon, e-mail [email protected]. For more information on Schoon and his weekly video series, Face-to-Face with Doug Schoon, click here.
Keywords: client health Doug Schoon fungal infections health mold
October 28, 2014
Let's go back to the basics on acrylics.
Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting acrylics chemist's corner liquid-to-powder ratio monomer
August 26, 2014
Industry scientist Doug Schoon launched the first episode of his weekly Internet video series “Face-to-Face with Doug Schoon” in June.
Keywords: Doug Schoon educational materials
August 4, 2014
Before there was gel-polish, there was gel. Making its debut in the mid-1980s, this product was designed as an enhancement for clients who desired a glossy, durable finish. While many clients might think there is a big difference between gel and acrylic, gels actually rely on ingredients from the acrylic family. Perhaps the tougher distinction to make is between hard (traditional) and soft (soak-off) gels.
Keywords: gels Light Elegance NSI soak-off gels
July 29, 2014
Did you know that nail problems make up about 10% of all dermatological conditions? It’s true, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
Keywords: fungal infections melanoma nail diseases
June 3, 2014
Can a nail cleanser act as a fungus preventer? NAILS spoke to a formulation chemist from Elixery to find out.
Keywords: acetone/removal products chemist's corner