Technique - Topic : Doug Schoon

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Acrylic Dip Systems Make a Comeback

June 14, 2016  | Article

Let’s look back at what made acrylic dip systems so hot to begin with and find out why it's trending again. 

Keywords: acrylic dip powder   acrylics   Backscratchers   colored acrylics   dipping systems  

Know the Difference Between the Cuticle, Eponychium, and Pterygium

June 2, 2016  | Video

In this episode of Face to Face, Doug Schoon explains the real difference between the cuticle, eponychium, and pterygium.

Keywords: cuticles   Doug Schoon   eponychium   pterygium  

Doug Schoon Talks Nail Fungus, Nail Dehydrators

October 30, 2014  | Video

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 For more information on Schoon and his weekly video series, Face-to-Face with Doug Schoon, click here.

Keywords: client health   Doug Schoon   fungal infections   health   mold  

Chemist's Corner: Quick Dry Drops and Sprays

September 3, 2014  | Article

NAILS spoke to industry scientist, Doug Schoon to find out the basics behind the formulas that speed up the nail polish drying process.

Keywords: chemist's corner   Doug Schoon   Quick dry spray  

Avoid Nail Damage With Proper Gel-Polish Removal

December 31, 2012  | Article

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.

Keywords: damaged nails   Doug Schoon   gel troubleshooting   gels   removing gels  

The Science of Gels

March 14, 2011  | Article

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.

Keywords: colored gels   Doug Schoon   gels   LED lights   Light Elegance  

Now Entering a Nail Construction Zone

August 10, 2009  | Video

Chemist Doug Schoon discusses why nail techs should study the natural nail.

Keywords: Doug Schoon   nail anatomy   nail chemistry   natural nail care  

The Chemistry of Acrylics

July 1, 2009  | Article

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.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   acrylics   CND   Doug Schoon   liquid-to-powder ratio  

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  

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  

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   Lacinda Headings   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  

The Color of Monomer

December 1, 1996  | Article

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  

Ready, Set, Sculpt!

April 1, 1996  | Article

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  

A Show of Hands for Gels

June 1, 1995  | Article

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  

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