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EPISODE 67 Effect of traces of carcinogens in cosmetics, why some claim their products are FDA approved, test strips for rapid identification of clients with fungal infections, so-called “Universal nail powders”, if LED cure UV gels differently and the likelihood of uncured ingredients migrating through the nail plate. (Members Only)

In Episode 67, Doug talks about traces of carcinogens in cosmetics, why some claim their products are FDA approved, test strips for rapid identification of clients with fungal infections, so-called “Universal nail powders”, if LED cure UV gels differently and the likelihood of uncured ingredients migrating through the nail plate. Time: 14 minutes and 08 seconds Terms to…

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EPISODE 66 The difference between legal and illegal nail growth claims, the presence/safety of trace levels of carcinogens in cosmetics, determining when patch testing should be preformed, why vertical dark stripes appear on the nail plate, and why Muslim women are not allowed to wear nail polish continuously. (Members Only)

In Episode 66, Doug discusses legal nail growth claims, the presence/safety of trace levels of carcinogens in cosmetics, determining when patch testing should be preformed, why vertical dark stripes appear on the nail plate, and why Muslim women are not allowed to wear nail polish continuously. Time: 14 minutes and 38 seconds Terms to Search: …

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EPISODE 65 Understanding over heating problems with UV gels, disinfection of ceramic bits, detecting MMA by odor, the safety of peelable base coats, talcum powder risks and busting the “universal nail powder” myth. (Members Only)

In Episode 65 Doug discusses over heating problems with UV gels, disinfection of ceramic bits, detecting MMA by odor, the safety of peelable base coats, talcum powder risks and busting the “universal nail powder” myth. Time: 13 minutes and 58 seconds Terms to Search:  Liquid/Powder Nail Coatings, UV Nail Coatings, UV Nail Lamps, Polish, Other…

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EPISODE 64 Learn how long it takes for fungal infections to produce symptoms, as well as, which information on a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is most important to salons professionals and red flags that identify improper SDS. (Members Only)

In Episode 64 Doug discusses how long it takes for fungal infections to produce symptoms, as well as, to explains which information on a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is most important to salons professionals and red flags that identify improper SDS. Time: 18 minutes and 11 seconds Terms to Search:  Athlete’s foot, fungal infection, Tinea…

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EPISODE 63 What to do with clients who take medication that increases UV sensitivity, how to safely deal with nail pterygium, choosing effective disinfectants, causes for nail plate staining, avoiding/dealing with severe skin allergies. (Members Only)

In Episode 63, Doug explains what to do with clients who take medication that increases UV sensitivity, how to safely deal with nail pterygium, choosing effective disinfectants, causes for nail plate staining and avoiding/dealing with severe skin allergies. Time: 15 minutes and 54 seconds Terms to Search:  UV, photosensitivity, irritation,  allergy, tetracycline, itch, redness, swelling,…

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EPISODE 62 Learn about the many vegetable oils used in cosmetic products and how they are useful for nails, skin and hair. (Members Only)

Special Episode! Doug discusses some of the most commonly used plant oils in cosmetic products and busts myths, dispels puffery and explains which components of the oils that are most useful for nails, skin and hair. Time: 20 minutes and 42 seconds Terms to Search:  Natural oil, argan oil, vegetable oils, volatile, essential oils, properties,…

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EPISODE 61 Learn about the difference between the cuticle, eponychium and pterygium, why even sterilized implements can cause infections, and why it is risky for nail technicians health to mix different UV gel brands on the same client. (Members Only)

In Episode 61, Doug explains the difference between the cuticle, eponychium and pterygium, tells why even sterilized implements can cause infections, and why it is risky for nail technician’s health to mix different UV gel brands on the same client. Time: 16 minutes and 07 seconds Terms to Search:  Nail Educators, cover image, eponychium, pterygium, cuticle,…

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EPISODE 60 How long to wait before apply UV Top coats over polish, deceptive claims about organic nail coatings, avoiding carpel tunnel syndrome, if nail glue or silk are considered “vegan” or are tested on animals and the safety of wearing or applying nail coating products during pregnancy. (Members Only)

In Episode 60, Doug talks about how long to wait before apply UV Top coats over polish, misleading claims about organic nail coatings, avoiding carpal tunnel syndrome, if nail glue or silk are considered “vegan” or are tested on animals and the safety of wearing or applying nail coating products during pregnancy. Time: 18 minutes and 02 seconds…

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EPISODE 59 Doug discusses the most important things to consider when developing new innovations, if pH is important to UV gel polish, is nail glue or fiberglass resin cured by air or moisture, can fumes, vapors, dusts contaminate food/drinks in the salon and if nail primer can be used as a bonding layer for UV gels? (Members Only)

In Episode 59, Doug discusses the most important things to consider when developing new innovations, if pH is important to UV gel polish, is nail glue or fiberglass resin cured by air or moisture, can fumes, vapors, dusts contaminate food/drinks in the salon and if nail primer can be used as a bonding layer for UV gels?…

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EPISODE 58 Several ways nail plates can be stained by nail polish, proper removal of UV gels from toes, Dremel tools compared to e-files, properly thawing nail primer, skin allergies around the eye area from dusts and artificial nails or natural nail services, which is better? (Members Only)

In Episode 58, Doug explains several ways nail plates can be stained by nail polish, proper removal of UV gels from toes, compares Dremel tools to e-files, talks about thawing nail primer, skin allergies around the eye area from dusts, artificial nails or natural nail services, which is better? Time: 15 minutes and 02 seconds…

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EPISODE 57 Why some natural oils are harder to remove from the nail plate than others, why some nail plates can curl when exposed to acetone, important differences between various acrylic nail powders, manufacturer’s videos promoting misinformation and damaging techniques, the questionable value of taking a “nail break”. (Members Only)

In Episode 57, Doug explains why some natural oils are harder to remove from the nail plate than others, the reason why some nail plates can curl when exposed to acetone, important differences between various acrylic nail powders, his opinions on manufacturer’s videos that promote misinformation and damaging techniques, the questionable value of taking a…

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EPISODE 56 – Part 3 of 3 – Safety of so-called “steam off” nail removers, why nails turn black or gray, why salon pedicures should be avoided with athlete’s feet, how to determine the flammability of UV gels. (Members Only)

In Episode 56 – Part 3 of 3 – Questions from Doug’s European Presentation Tour 2105, Doug discusses so-called “steam off” nail removers, why nails turn black or gray, why salon pedicures should be avoided with athlete’s feet, how to determine the flammability of UV gels. Time: 15 minutes and 46 seconds Terms to Search: …

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EPISODE 55 – Part 2 of 3 – The four stages of UV curing, using 3 in 1 nail UV gels, safe removal of nail coatings with acetone, water induced skin sensitivities, the relationship between UV gel consistency and flexibility of the enhancement. (Members Only)

In Episode 55 – Part 2 of 3 – Questions from Doug’s European Presentation Tour 2105, Doug explains the four stages of UV curing, the value of using 3 in 1 nail UV gels, safe removal of nail coatings with acetone, water induced skin sensitivities, and if consistency of a UV is related to the…

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EPISODE 54 – Part 1 of 3 – Can we trust nail products that come out of China? Can a nail product be both a gel and a glue at the same time? Is acetone a safe solvent? Can some products prevent cracking and breaking which makes the nail plate stronger so it can grow longer? How can I separate the facts from the myths? (Members Only)

In Episode 54- Part 1 of 3 – These are questions from Doug’s recent European Presentation Tour 2015.  Can we trust nail products that come out of China?  Can a nail product be both a gel and a glue at the same time?  Is acetone a safe solvent?   Can some products prevent cracking and breaking…

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EPISODE 53 Fear-based activist groups keeping knowledgeable nail scientists out of any discussions about nail salon’s safety, Internet misinformation and how irrational fear could lead the nail industry to suffer “Death By a 1000 Cuts”. (Members Only)

In Episode 53, Doug explains how fear-based activist groups ignore the knowledgeable nail scientists and tries to keep them out of any discussions about nail salon’s safety, as well as to address Internet misinformation and why worries that irrational fear could lead the nail industry to suffer “Death By a 1000 Cuts”. Time: 18 minutes…

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