February 14, 2012
Doug Schoon is a well-known chemist in the nail industry who has been instrumental in keeping nail techs, salon owners, and clients informed on important scientific findings regarding the nail industry.
November 18, 2011
Watch and listen while industry scientist Doug Schoon walks you through 10 episodes of the educational series “Doug Schoon’s Brain.”
March 14, 2011
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.
February 15, 2011
Join Doug Schoon and friends on an amazing journey in the fight to end breast cancer. The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is a 60-mile walk over the course of three days.
November 1, 2010
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.
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.
August 10, 2009
Chemist Doug Schoon discusses fear-based marketing in the beauty industry.
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.
A woman was seriously injured when a bowl of acetone ignited.
September 15, 2008
The International Nail Technicians (INTA) has appointed of Doug Schoon to serve as its chief scientific advisor.
September 1, 2008
Cuticle remover must be rinsed off thoroughly or it could weaken the nail plate.
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?
April 1, 2008
Scooping your products into smaller containers helps avoid waste and prevents cross contamination.
April 1, 2001
Heating up acetone in a microwave causes a fire that damages the salon and injures a nail technician.
July 1, 2000
NAILS has learned from correspondence from the U.S.-based Nail manufacturers Council and an interview with industry chemist Dough Schoon that an ingredient commonly found in acrylic systems called benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is under scrutiny in several European countries because of a regulatory classification issue.
Turning Back the Hands of Time21 photos
Disinfectant Products: Crack Down on Grime15 photos
A tough, insoluble protein that is the main constituent of hair and nails, and of the outermost layer of the skin.
How do you react to negative feedback?
Do you use over-the-counter (non-professional only) polish?
Will gel-polish cause traditional polish to become obsolete?
Do Nail Techs Really Need Resumes?
What’s the most unusual place you did nails?
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