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The Chemistry of Acrylics

July 1, 2009  | Article

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  

Don't Do Anything Stupid

July 1, 2009  | Article

A woman was seriously injured when a bowl of acetone ignited.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   client health   CND   Doug Schoon   working safely  

INTA Appoints Doug Schoon as Chief Scientific Advisor

September 15, 2008  | News

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  

Use Cuticle Removers With Care

September 1, 2008  | Article

Cuticle remover must be rinsed off thoroughly or it could weaken the nail plate.

Keywords: cuticle remover   Doug Schoon  

The Truth About Hormones and Nails

July 1, 2008  | Article

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  

Health Tip: Use Smaller Portions

April 1, 2008  | Article

Scooping your products into smaller containers helps avoid waste and prevents cross contamination.

Keywords: client health   Doug Schoon   healthy working   product contamination   salon sanitation  

Going Primerless

June 1, 2006  | Article

When acrylic nail systems first became available on drugstore shelves, and statistics came out stating the number of children accidentally burned by primer — more than 500 over four years — the manufacturers noticed.

Keywords: CND   Doug Schoon   EZ Flow   Gari-Dawn Tingler   primers  

Help Desk

March 1, 2003  | Article

The panelists answer your tricky questions! In this edition we cover flat nails, calluses and more.

Keywords: Doug Schoon   Dr. Ivar Roth   The Help Desk  

The Help Desk

November 1, 2002  | Article

"What can I do for a client with dry, rough, cracked hands?" asks our first reader. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   cracked skin   Doug Schoon   dry skin   fills  

“20/20” Hindsight

July 1, 2002  | Article

Did the media finally get it right? The nail community debates the merits of the long-awaited story on MM A usage that aired on the ABC news magazine show “20/20.”

Keywords: bad publicity   consumer press   Doug Schoon  

Local Exhaust: a Salon Clean Air Act

August 1, 2001  | Article

There’s something in the air in your salon. In fact, there’s a lot of somethings — acrylic monomers, treatments, polishes, and nail filings, for starters. Clear the air by investing in a ventilation solution that catches the smells at the source.

Keywords: Doug Schoon   HEPA   LaShaun Brown-Glenn   local salon exhaust   Maisie Dunbar  

Nail Tech Critically Injured in Salon Accident

April 1, 2001  | Article

Heating up acetone in a microwave causes a fire that damages the salon and injures a nail technician.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   Doug Schoon  

Acrylic Ingredient Under Scrutiny In Europe

July 1, 2000  | Article

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.

Keywords: Doug Schoon   ingredients   international  

Do Hormones Cause Artificial Nails to Lift?

September 1, 1998  | Article

Though doctors cite a lack of scientific evidence that hormones influence product lifting, some nail technicians say their clients’ experiences provide all the proof they need.

Keywords: client health   Doug Schoon   effect of menopause on nails   effects of medications on nails   eponychium  

Back to Nature - Examining "Natural" Ingredients

March 1, 1998  | Article

If ingredients sound good enough (and safe enough) to eat, then most people assume they’re good enough to be used on the body…including nails.

Keywords: aloe vera   antioxidants   calcium   chemicals   CND  

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