June 14, 2016
Let’s look back at what made acrylic dip systems so hot to begin with and find out why it's trending again.
June 2, 2016
In this episode of Face to Face, Doug Schoon explains the real difference between the cuticle, eponychium, and pterygium.
October 30, 2014
Industry scientist, Doug Schoon, addresses the most recent information about fungal nail infections and the potential for secondary mold infections of the nail plate. Schoon also answers questions about how nail dehydrators improve adhesion of L&P nail coatings to the natural nail.
If you have any questions for Schoon, e-mail Sigourney.Nunez@bobit.com. For more information on Schoon and his weekly video series, Face-to-Face with Doug Schoon, click here.
September 3, 2014
NAILS spoke to industry scientist, Doug Schoon to find out the basics behind the formulas that speed up the nail polish drying process.
December 31, 2012
The great windfall of revenue soak-off gel-polishes have brought to salons has become endangered by a rash of improper removal techniques that are leaving clients unsatisfied with their results — and they’re telling their friends about it.
March 14, 2011
What’s really going on when your client puts her hand in the nail lamp? We explain what gel is made of and why it works so well.
August 10, 2009
Chemist Doug Schoon discusses why nail techs should study the natural nail.
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.
August 1, 2007
Here’s how your fellow techs clean and store their brushes, and what the experts have to add to the debate.
April 1, 2005
Simple tip to keep the creation of a great C-curve from hurting the client.
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.
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.
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.
April 1, 1996
A fast-set acrylic system simplifies and shortens the application process, allowing technicians to accommodate more clients in a day.
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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