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.
August 1, 2007
Here’s how your fellow techs clean and store their brushes, and what the experts have to add to the debate.
June 1, 2007
Why do we swallow the rubbish that is dished up not only by product manufacturers but also by so-called consumer activists whose interests are supposedly to protect people?
June 1, 2006
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.
April 1, 2005
Simple tip to keep the creation of a great C-curve from hurting the client.
March 1, 2003
The panelists answer your tricky questions! In this edition we cover flat nails, calluses and more.
Nail Art From Project Runway Season 1414 photos
Nails to Glam Up Your Little Black Dress13 photos
Splinter hemorrhages are small areas of bleeding under fingernails or toenails that take the shape of straight lines and may be caused by damage...
What’s the cause of the pinkish-red oval area on the pad of my client’s toes?
Am I losing my touch applying acrylics?
Should I have a TV in my salon?
Is perfectionism on the job a blessing or a curse?
What’s the best way to recruit techs for a new salon?
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