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Schoon Scientific Doug Schoon’s Brain DVD

November 18, 2011  | Product

Watch and listen while industry scientist Doug Schoon walks you through 10 episodes of the educational series “Doug Schoon’s Brain.”  

Keywords: Doug Schoon   nail diseases  

Prescription Genadur Treats Brittle Nails

November 18, 2011  | News

Genadur is the first FDA-approved treatment to help strengthen fragile, brittle nails. According to manufacturer Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Genadur helps improve the condition with a once-daily brush-on application that may start showing results in as little as 14 days.

 

Keywords: brittle nails  

Secret Ingredient: Base & Top Coat

September 16, 2011  | Article

The proverbial bread in the polish sandwich, base and top coats help polish adhere to nails and prevents nails from chipping and breaking.

Keywords: base coats   Secret Ingredient   top coats  

Secret Ingredient: Resin/Glue

August 18, 2011  | Article

Resin in the nail industry refers to a cyanoacrylate glue used for adhering tips to natural nails, for gluing silk and fiberglass wraps, and for acrylic dipping systems. So what exactly is in it? Where did it come from? And how are techs using it today?

Keywords: glue   resin   Secret Ingredient  

A Vibrating Nail?

August 16, 2011  | Video

Yep, you heard right. Though not a licensed nail tech, Cy Tymony, author of the new book Super Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things, has created an innovative way to use simple, small, and inexpensive electronics to make a fun and interactive nail art design that really shakes things up.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   advanced nail art  

Secret Ingredient: Acrylic Powder

August 5, 2011  | Article

Pink, white, or colored, acrylic powder is often seen as the more important partner in a liquid-and-powder relationship. What makes it so special? Is it a secret ingredient? You may be surprised to learn what’s actually in there.

Keywords: acrylic powder   acrylics   EMA   glitter   methyl methacrylate  

Secret Ingredient: Acrylic Liquid

June 27, 2011  | Article

 Monomer is a Greek term that means “one part” or “one unit.” (Mono means “one”; mer means “unit.”) But beyond “monomer,” what is the liquid that we use day in and day out? We’ve listed the ingredients necessary in every formula, regardless of manufacturer.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   how products are made   Secret Ingredient  

Oil Up

June 20, 2011  | News

How to fight hangnails.

Keywords: cuticle oil   dry skin   Essie   hangnails  

Secret Ingredient: Nail Polish

May 19, 2011  | Article

From tosylamide/formaldehyde resin to stearalkonium bentonite, ingredient names can sound more like a top secret formula for NASA than a recipe for regular old nail polish. Each of these ingredients, however, has a purpose and plays a part in the overall performance of the polish.

Keywords: chemicals   ingredients   Polish   Secret Ingredient  

The Science of Gels

March 14, 2011  | Article

What’s really going on when your client puts her hand in the nail lamp? We explain what gel is made of and why it works so well.

Keywords: colored gels   Doug Schoon   gels   LED lights   Light Elegance  

In The Clean: The Great Salon Bug Battle

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

To help combat germs in the salon, knowledge, a commitment to your clients, and an assortment of professional sanitation methods can keep you in the clean.

Keywords: disinfection   salon sanitation   working safely  

Diagnosing Different Nail Types

November 16, 2010  | Article

Not all nails are perfect. Some are thin, some are ridged, and some have cracks and tears. But luckily techs have a number of natural nail products to strengthen and treat a variety of nails. Here’s a quick guide from Nail Tek’s Mary Jo Zwirowski.

Keywords: nail diseases   Nail Tek   nail treatments   natural nail care  

UV Nail Lamps Are Safe, Say Industry Experts

November 1, 2010  | Article

The findings by three nail industry scientists contradict the conclusions of a medical report that warns of an increased risk of cancer on the hands after exposure to a UV nail light.

Keywords: Doug Schoon   gels   Jim McConnell   Light Elegance   OPI products  

What Is Onychauxis?

August 1, 2010  | Article

In and of themselves, thick nails pose no danger to a client, but they often indicate a larger problem. Techs can protect themselves and their clients if they proceed with caution. 

Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   nail diseases   onychauxis   skin conditions  

A Nano-Filled Future

May 1, 2010  | Article

Nanotechnology is one of the fastest-growing industries on the planet, with research going into its use in electronics, energy, construction, and even into cosmetics.

Keywords: anti-aging   Entity Beauty   nanotechnology   SPF  

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