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.
December 1, 2008
With more than 30 years experience in the beauty and personal care industry, Doug Schoon is tapped to advise the 800-member association.
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.
March 1, 2008
Doug Schoon, industry chemist and chief scientific adviser for CND. In his other life: astronomy enthusiast.
September 14, 2007
Poway, Je Boutique, and Bay Vista academies are launching the nation's first Spa Nail Technician Program.
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.
September 1, 1998
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.
December 1, 1996
Designed with the growth in the market for permanent French manicures in mind, these colored monomers don’t clean like laundry soap, they just make the nails look cleaner.
June 1, 1995
Light-cured gels often have been described as a pre-mixed, liquid form of acrylic. Not true, say chemists, who explain here what gels are made of and how they work.
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Spacing Out16 photos
Another word for a product that “treats” the nail (used interchangeably with “strengthener”).
What’s the best way to recruit techs for a new salon?
What low-cost extras do you provide that clients perceive as having a high value?
Do I need a special permit to do medical pedicures?
Should the salon owner do nails herself?
How do you react to negative feedback?
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