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A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Nails and Chemotherapy

July 11, 2016  | Article

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  

Something to Talk About: Letting Nails Breathe

July 11, 2016  | Article

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  

All Polish Is Safe [From Microbes]

August 26, 2015  | Article

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  

Beauty Changes Lives Legacy Awards Pays Tribute to Pivot Point Founder Leo Passage

April 6, 2015  | Photo Gallery

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  

The Anatomy of a Finger and Nail

January 21, 2015  | Article

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  

Chemist’s Corner: Matte Top Coat

December 29, 2014  | Article

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  

Chemist’s Corner: Base Coats

December 13, 2014  | Article

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  

Polish That Prevents Sexual Assault

November 25, 2014  | News

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.

Doug Schoon Talks Nail Fungus, Nail Dehydrators

October 30, 2014  | Video

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  

Chemist's Corner: Acrylics

October 28, 2014  | Article

Let's go back to the basics on acrylics. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   chemist's corner   liquid-to-powder ratio   monomer  

Go “Face-to-Face” With Doug Schoon

August 26, 2014  | Article

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  

Hard Vs. Soft: A Closer Look At Gels

August 4, 2014  | Article

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  

Be a Nail Know-It-All

July 29, 2014  | Article

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  

Chemist's Corner: Nail Cleanser

June 3, 2014  | Article

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  

NAILS Editor Hannah Lee on The Today Show

May 2, 2014  | Video

NAILS editor Hannah Lee appeared on The Today Show on Friday, May 2, 2014, as the counterpoint voice to a new study that says UV nail lamp users may have an increased risk of skin cancer. Hannah pointed out that you are exposed to more UVA rays from natural sunlight walking or driving to the salon than you can in a UV lamp. Last year's study by Drs. Dowdy and Sayre is the benchmark we should all refer to.

Keywords: gel-polish   gels   Hannah Lee   media coverage   UV light safety  

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