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Doug Schoon Talks Nail Fungus, Nail Dehydrators

Health

Doug Schoon Talks Nail Fungus, Nail Dehydrators

by Staff

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.

Hard Vs. Soft: A Closer Look At Gels

Technique

Hard Vs. Soft: A Closer Look At Gels

by Beth Livesay

Before there was gel-polish, there was gel. Making its debut in the mid-1980s, this product was designed as an enhancement for clients who desired a glossy, durable finish. While many clients might think there is a big difference between gel and acrylic, gels actually rely on ingredients from the acrylic family. Perhaps the tougher distinction to make is between hard (traditional) and soft (soak-off) gels. 

Be a Nail Know-It-All

Health

Be a Nail Know-It-All

by Staff

Did you know that nail problems make up about 10% of all dermatological conditions? It’s true, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

NAILS Editor Hannah Lee on The Today Show

Nail Design

NAILS Editor Hannah Lee on The Today Show

by Staff

NAILS editor Hannah Lee appeared on The Today Show on Friday, May 2, 2014, as the counterpoint voice to a new study that says UV nail lamp users may have an increased risk of skin cancer. Hannah pointed out that you are exposed to more UVA rays from natural sunlight walking or driving to the salon than you can in a UV lamp. Last year's study by Drs. Dowdy and Sayre is the benchmark we should all refer to.

Does Your Acetone Pass the Test?

Health

Does Your Acetone Pass the Test?

by Staff

Wondering whether to buy your acetone at the beauty supply or the hardware store? The fact is, acetone is acetone, but some acetone contains small amounts of other impurities, says Doug Schoon, president of Schoon Scientific and co-chair of the Nail Manufacturers Council on Safety.

Chemist's Corner: Traditional Gel

Health

Chemist's Corner: Traditional Gel

by Brittni Rubin

With so many newer gel-based inventions on the market (soft gels, gel-polish, soak-off gels), how does hard gel stand out? Director of research and development at Nubar, Dr. Norair Arkoian, and Light Elegance president Jim McConnell explain it all.

Study Reaffirms UV Lamp Safety

Health

Study Reaffirms UV Lamp Safety

by Staff

Supporting findings made in earlier studies, the latest independent, peer-reviewed study demonstrates that UV lamps commonly used for hardening gel-polish are safe and do not increase the risk of developing skin cancer. 

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