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Brush Care: It’s a Personal Thing

August 1, 2007  | Article

Here’s how your fellow techs clean and store their brushes, and what the experts have to add to the debate.

Keywords: American International Industries   brush care   business cards   CND   Doug Schoon  

Animal, Vegetable, or Chemical?

June 1, 2007  | Article

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?

Keywords: Doug Schoon  

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  

No Pinching

April 1, 2005  | Article

Simple tip to keep the creation of a great C-curve from hurting the client. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   C-curves   Doug Schoon  

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   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   Doug Schoon   dry skin   fills   lifting  

“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: consumer press   Doug Schoon  

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical Questions

May 1, 2002  | Article

This month's panel tackles how to buy nippers, what's happening with a damaged nail, and how mood-changing polishes work. 

Keywords: Doug Schoon   nippers   polish   product buying  

The Help Desk Has Answers to Your Questions

January 1, 2002  | Article

This month readers want to know about triple-priming, how hydrogen peroxide works, and why polish stays longer on acrylics than natural nails.

Keywords: acrylics   Doug Schoon   lifting   polish adhesion   primers  

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   LaShaun Brown-Glenn   Maisie Dunbar   ventilation  

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: antioxidants   chemicals   CND   Doug Schoon   jojoba  

No Animals Allowed

November 1, 1997  | Article

Animals have no business in the salon, and for some beauty manufacturers, they have no business in research laboratories, either.

Keywords: CND   Doug Schoon   eco-conscious products   OPI Products   Orly  

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