March 1, 2003
The panelists answer your tricky questions! In this edition we cover flat nails, calluses and more.
Keywords: Doug Schoon The Help Desk
November 1, 2002
"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
July 1, 2002
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
May 1, 2002
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 Lacinda Headings nippers polish product buying
January 1, 2002
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
August 1, 2001
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
April 1, 2001
Heating up acetone in a microwave causes a fire that damages the salon and injures a nail technician.
Keywords: acetone/removal products Doug Schoon
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.
Keywords: Doug Schoon ingredients international
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.
Keywords: client health Doug Schoon effect of menopause on nails effects of medications on nails eponychium
March 1, 1998
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
November 1, 1997
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
September 1, 1997
The nail industry is beginning to understand the dangers of methyl methacrylate. But more nail technicians need to take action.
Keywords: chemical safety Doug Schoon MMA Nail Manufacturers Council Vietnamese salon industry
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.
Keywords: CND colored monomer Doug Schoon NSI
April 1, 1996
A fast-set acrylic system simplifies and shortens the application process, allowing technicians to accommodate more clients in a day.
Keywords: acrylics CND Doug Schoon Galaxy Nail Products NSI
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.
Keywords: Doug Schoon gels IBD NSI OPI Products