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EPISODE 84: Questions 310 – 314 – This episode is about testing UV gels to help ensure safety, a discussion about good v. bad ingredients, answers the question which is best “1 or 3 beads?” and explains how infections can occur after clients leave the salon.

In Episode 84, Doug explains how to test UV gels to help ensure safety, talks about good v. bad ingredients, answers the question which is best “1 or 3 beads?”and explains how infections can occur after clients leave the salon. https://vimeo.com/277914644 Time: 16 minutes and 22 seconds   Terms to Search: UV gel, testing, colorants,…

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EPISODE 83: Questions 307 – 309 – A sure-fire method for spotting deceptive marketing and easily determine fact from fiction; learn about Urea, the lonely little petunia in an onion patch, and the facts about thickened UV gel.

In Episode 83 Questions from Doug Schoon’s Four Country World Tour 2018.  Hear Doug explain a sure-fire method for spotting deceptive marketing and easily determine fact from fiction; learn about Urea, the lonely little petunia in an onion patch, and the facts about thickened UV gel https://vimeo.com/273253956 Time: 17 minutes and 02 seconds Terms to…

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EPISODE 82: Questions 301 – 306 -Allergy medication and nail product skin allergies, boiling tools and implements in water, how dip systems and wrap activators work, causes of center pocket lifting when using liquid and powder, using the right bleach and how should I clean my brushes?

In Episode 82 Doug discusses the effectiveness of allergy medication on nail product related skin allergies, the practice of boiling tools and implements in water, how dip systems and wrap activators work, the causes center pocket lifting when using liquid and powder, the proper type of bleach to use in salons and how should I…

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EPISODE 81: Questions 297 – 300 -Which dust masks are best to use, how water absorption affects nail coatings, clearing confusion between pseudomonas bacteria and mold and compares the safety of UV builder gels to “acrylics”.

In Episode 81 Doug discusses, which dust masks are best to use , explains how water absorption affects nail coatings, clears confusion between pseudomonas bacteria and mold and compares the safety of UV builder gels to “acrylics”. Time: 12 minutes and 02 seconds https://vimeo.com/260172751 Terms to Search: Dust mask, breathing zone, N95, N99, FFP2, FFP3,…

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EPISODE 80: Questions 293 – 296 -The usefulness of applying keratin to nail plates, the curious case of over-heating nail art flowers, how use of sterilized implements can lead to infections and the risks related to reconstructing nail plates.

In Episode 80, Doug discusses the usefulness of applying keratin to nail plates, the curious case of over-heating nail art flowers, how use of sterilized implements can lead to infections and the risks related to reconstructing nail plates. https://vimeo.com/257151876 Time: 13 minutes and 59 seconds Terms to Search: Keratin, plasticizer, methylene glycol, hardener, brittle, weak, dendrimer, hydrolyzed…

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EPISODE 79: Questions 288 – 292 – Why bead sterilizers should NEVER be used in the salon, the difference between hard, soft, and thickened UV gel products, why acetone can’t be a disinfectant, allergic reactions to metal in polish and busts a myth about nail dehydrators (Members Only)

In Episode 79, Doug explains why bead sterilizers should NEVER be used in the salon, the difference between hard, soft, and thickened UV gel products, why acetone isn’t a disinfectant, allergic reactions to metal in polish and busts a myth about nail dehydrators. https://vimeo.com/250560128 Time: 13 minutes and 08 seconds Terms to Search: Bead sterilizers, autoclaves,…

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EPISODE 78: Questions 282 – 287 – New information concerning the safety of UV nail lamps, the risks of blending UV gel manicure colors together or using them to tint acrylic liquids, the value of various forms of Vitamin E used in cosmetics, if it is safe to work in a salon while pregnant and why methacrylate’s are found in nail adhesives. (Members Only)

In Episode 78, Doug discusses new information concerning the safety of UV nail lamps, the risks of blending UV gel manicure colors together or using them to tint acrylic liquids, the value of various forms of Vitamin E used in cosmetics, if it is safe to work in a salon while pregnant and why methacrylate’s…

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EPISODE 77: Questions 274 – 279 – Why calluses should never be completely removed, the problems of using UV-C sterilizers, permanent onlycholysis, oily nail plates and adhesion, allergy to nitrile gloves and understanding skin allergens. (Members Only)

In Episode 77, Doug discusses why calluses should never be completely removed, the problems of using UV-C sterilizers, permanent onlycholysis, oily nail plates and adhesion, allergy to nitrile gloves and understanding skin allergens. https://vimeo.com/235153827 Time: 14 minutes and 58 seconds   Terms to Search:  Callous, infection, diabetic, UV-C, germs, EPA, CDC, pathogens, UV sterilizers, pivot…

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EPISODE 76: (Questions 269 – 278) Why salons and hospitals should not be compared, why HEMA-free products can still cause skin allergies, how cold storage improves adhesive shelf-life, adhesives, if bathing can affect adhesion of nail coatings, why salons are sometimes sued, the difference between sanitizing and disinfection, why odorless nail products can be weaker. (Members Only)

In Episode 76, Doug explains why salons and hospitals should not be compared, why HEMA-free products can still cause skin allergies, how cold storage improves adhesive shelf-life, if bathing can affect adhesion of nail coatings, why salons are sometimes sued, the difference between sanitizing and disinfection, why odorless nail products can be weaker. https://vimeo.com/230372429 Time:…

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EPISODE 75 DOUBLE EPISODE: (Questions 260 – 268) Embalming fluid in acrylics, dip systems claims to be organic, acrylic powder chemistry, nail cancer claims, if moisture causes nail infections, chemical differences between top and base coats, safely attaching mineral/stones, breaking protective nail seals and the FDA position on UV nail lamp safety. (Members Only)

DOUBLE EPISODE:  Questions 255 – 259  (Episode 75) – Episode 75 is a double episode with questions about embalming fluid in acrylics, dip systems claims to be organic, acrylic powder chemistry, nail cancer claims, if moisture causes nail infections, chemical differences between top and base coats, safely attaching mineral/stones, breaking protective nail seals and the FDA position…

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EPISODE 74(Questions 255 – 259) Claims about buffered acetone, misconceptions about moisturizers, humectants and desiccants, steps to avoiding nail polish damage to nails, differences between the onychodermal band, hyponychium and solehorn, how to deal with chatty clients. (Members Only)

Questions 255 – 259  (Episode 74) – In Episode 74 Doug discusses claims about buffered acetone, misconceptions about moisturizers, humectants and desiccants, steps to avoiding nail polish damage to nails, differences between the onychodermal band, hyponychium and solehorn and how to deal with chatty clients. Time: 18 minutes and 43 seconds Terms to Search:  Buffered acetone, pH,…

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EPISODE 73(Questions 250 – 254 ) Why UV nail lamps don’t cause nail cancer, the cause of dark stripes running the length of the nail plate, the effects of thumb sucking on nail growth and shape, why/how even sterilized implements can cause infections, fear-based activists and irrational warnings on nail products. (Members Only)

Questions 250-254 (Episode 73) – In Episode 73,  Doug explains why UV nail lamps don’t cause nail cancer, the cause of dark stripes running the length of the nail plate, the effects of thumb sucking on nail growth and shape, why/how even sterilized implements can cause infections, fear-based activists and irrational warnings on nail products….

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EPISODE 72(Questions 245 – 249) Why UV gels lose adhesion because of low temperatures, if nail vitamins are useful, a case of propylene glycol allergy, avoiding Quacks and con-artists, should nail lamps be used on clients with skin cancer, the usefulness of UV blocking disposable hand shields. (Members Only)

Questions 245 – 249 (Episode 72) – In Episode 72, Doug explains why UV gels lose adhesion because of low temperatures, if nail vitamins are useful, a case of propylene glycol allergy, avoiding Quacks and con-artists, should nail lamps be used on clients with skin cancer and talks about the usefulness of UV blocking disposable…

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EPISODE 71(Questions 239 – 244) How to remove lipids from the nail plate, if Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate copolymer is safe for lashes, a cause for sudden enhancement lifting, what to do about WSO infections, the difference between HEMA and Di- HEMA and if hormones/menstrual cycles affect adhesion. (Members Only)

Questions 239 – 244 (Episode 71) – In Episode 71 Doug discusses how to remove lipids from the nail plate, if Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate copolymer is safe for lashes, a cause for sudden enhancement lifting, what to do about WSO infections, the difference between HEMA and Di- HEMA, if hormones/menstrual cycles affect adhesion of enhancements or nail…

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EPISODE 70(Questions 235 – 238) Difference between retail and professional products, safe levels of Bergamot oil on skin and tocopherols natural ability to protecting vegetable oils from rancidity. (Members Only)

Questions 235 – 238 (Episode 70) – In Episode 70, Doug explains some differences between retail and professional products, safe levels of Bergamot oil on skin and tocopherols natural ability to protecting vegetable oils from rancidity. Time: 13 minutes and 42 seconds Terms to Search:  Professional, retail, photo toxicity, tea tree oil, aromatherapy, prolonged/repeated contact, concentration, Bergamot,…

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