August 1, 2010
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
May 1, 2010
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
April 1, 2010
Fair-trade cooperatives in Morocco benefiting women have made the oil skyrocket in popularity — it’s not just good for users, it’s now also beneficial for local harvesters.
Keywords: argan oil ingredients Secret Ingredient
March 1, 2010
Chamomile has been used for centuries in Europe as a popular herbal treatment for numerous ailments, and chamomile tea is said to have mildly sedating effects.
Keywords: ingredients Secret Ingredient
February 1, 2010
Risé Carter of NSI, Doug Schoon of CND, Paul Bryson of OPI, and numerous other manufacturers and nail techs have sent letters to Dr. Oz. I encourage you to do the same. Go watch the video and then click on the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page.
Keywords: acetone/removal products chemical safety Doug Schoon industry research nail biting
October 1, 2009
We’ve all heard of them by now. The big three: formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate (aka DBP). But what exactly are these chemicals and why have they been systematically eliminated from cosmetics?
Keywords: chemicals dibutyl phthalate (DBP) formaldehyde ingredients toluene
August 1, 2009
It’s tanning season, which means it’s time to educate clients on how to protect themselves from sun damage. Most people know that SPF stands for sun protection factor and that few users apply enough sunblock to do the trick. What you might not know is that the SPF pertains only to UVB rays.
Keywords: SPF tanning UV lights
July 1, 2009
Creating the perfect set of acrylics could be considered an art, but the foundation behind it is found in the science. NAILS breaks down the chemistry behind liquid-and-powder in laymen's terms.
Keywords: acetone/removal products acrylics CND Doug Schoon liquid-to-powder ratio
February 1, 2009
From lack of training to sanitation lapses to treating medical conditions, it’s time for nail techs to come together and raise standards in these all-important areas. Industry chemist Doug Schoon discusses what he sees as the three greatest challenges facing our business and what we can do — as an industry — to face them.
Keywords: business tools CND disinfection keeping your business competitive
September 15, 2008
The International Nail Technicians (INTA) has appointed of Doug Schoon to serve as its chief scientific advisor.
Keywords: associations Doug Schoon International Nail Technicians Association nail chemistry
September 1, 2008
Cuticle remover must be rinsed off thoroughly or it could weaken the nail plate.
Keywords: cuticle remover Doug Schoon
August 1, 2008
Eczema is a chronic skin condition that is characterized by red, itchy, swollen rashes on the skin.
Keywords: client health eczema nail diseases skin care skin conditions
August 1, 2008
We’re all thankful for our UV light-cured gels. But do you know the science behind the curing process?
Keywords: gels UV lights
July 1, 2008
There’s a theory floating around that suggests hormones can wreak havoc on nails, causing the product to lift and nails to “fall off .” Is there any truth to the tale or are the affects of hormones the stuff of urban legends?
Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails brittle nails Doug Schoon effects of medications on nails hormones
July 1, 2008
Onycholysis is when the nail separates from the nail bed. It’s a very common condition, and one that, if treated quickly, poses no danger to clients.
Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails fungal infections nail diseases nail separation onycholysis