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
May 2, 2014
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
May 1, 2014
Read what Jim McConnell, a chemist and the president of Light Elegance, has to say about how glitter's made and why it sparkles.
Keywords: chemist's corner glitter Light Elegance product removal Sparkles
March 28, 2014
Wondering whether to buy your acetone at the beauty supply or the hardware store? The fact is, acetone is acetone, but some acetone contains small amounts of other impurities, says Doug Schoon, president of Schoon Scientific and co-chair of the Nail Manufacturers Council on Safety.
Keywords: acetone/removal products Doug Schoon
March 18, 2014
With so many newer gel-based inventions on the market (soft gels, gel-polish, soak-off gels), how does hard gel stand out? Director of research and development at Nubar, Dr. Norair Arkoian, and Light Elegance president Jim McConnell explain it all.
Keywords: chemist's corner gels Jim McConnell Light Elegance Nubar
December 28, 2013
Supporting findings made in earlier studies, the latest independent, peer-reviewed study demonstrates that UV lamps commonly used for hardening gel-polish are safe and do not increase the risk of developing skin cancer.
Keywords: gels NMC UV light safety UV lights