Category Archives: Member Content

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…

This content is for Monthly Membership and Annual Membership members only.
Log In Register

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…

This content is for Monthly Membership and Annual Membership members only.
Log In Register

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: …

This content is for Monthly Membership and Annual Membership members only.
Log In Register

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…

This content is for Monthly Membership and Annual Membership members only.
Log In Register

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…

This content is for Monthly Membership and Annual Membership members only.
Log In Register

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…

This content is for Monthly Membership and Annual Membership members only.
Log In Register

EPISODE 52 – The true causes of Beau’s lines, a definition for the term “cosmetic grade” and requirements for selling a new cosmetic, as well as the potential for MMA testing kits and the use of electric files on the natural nail. (Members Only)

In Episode 52, Doug discusses Beau’s lines and their true causes, defines what the meaning of “cosmetic grade” and what product developers must do before selling a cosmetic product, the potential for test kits that could identify MMA monomer and his opinions on the use of electric files on the natural nail. Time: 19 minutes…

This content is for Monthly Membership and Annual Membership members only.
Log In Register

EPISODE 51 – “What’s Really Going on in the Nail Industry?” Doug discusses a wide range of issues that keep the nail industry from growing and improving. Part 2 of 2. (Members Only)

In Episode 51, enjoy Part 2 of Doug Schoon’s, “What’s Really Going on in the Nail Industry?”  Doug discusses a wide range of issues that keep the nail industry from growing and improving.  Part 1 of 2 Time: 17 minutes and 10 seconds Terms to Search:  Internet, misinformation, scope of practice, bad habits, diagnosis, prescribe, medical…

This content is for Monthly Membership and Annual Membership members only.
Log In Register

EPISODE 50 – “What’s Really Going on in the Nail Industry?”, Doug discusses a wide range of issues that keep the nail industry from growing and improving. Part 1 of 2. (Members Only)

In Episode 50, Doug explores the question, “What’s Really Going on in the Nail Industry”, discussing a wide range of issues that keep the nail industry from growing and improving. Part 1 of 2 Time: 17 minutes and 12 seconds Terms to Search: Misinformation, myths, salon services, media, infections, pedicures, disinfectant, sanitizer, UV sterilizer, autoclave, spore testing,…

This content is for Monthly Membership and Annual Membership members only.
Log In Register

EPISODE 49 How to choose the best gloves that can help ensure nail technicians have the proper skin protection, information about avoiding adverse skin reactions and the many other important uses for gloves in the salon. (Members Only)

In Episode 49, Doug explains how to choose the best gloves that can help ensure nail technicians have the proper skin protection, information about avoiding adverse skin reactions and the many other important uses for gloves in the salon. Time: 18 minutes and 28 seconds Terms to Search:  Gloves, disposable, reusable, overexposure, nitrile, latex, penetration, proteins, allergy, irritation,…

This content is for Monthly Membership and Annual Membership members only.
Log In Register

EPISODE 48 Hear the truth about organic cosmetic claims and why it’s deceptive to claim that UV gels are organic or made from seaweed or sugar, also why solvents found in some UV gel manicure/soft UV gels are safe. (Members Only)

In Episode 48, Doug reveals the truth about organic cosmetic claims and explains why it’s deceptive to claim that UV gels are organic or made from seaweed or sugar and why solvents found in some UV gel manicure products or soft UV gels are safe. Time: 14 minutes and 38 seconds Terms to Search: Cosmetic claims, Organic gels, UV…

This content is for Monthly Membership and Annual Membership members only.
Log In Register

EPISODE 47 Advantages/disadvantages of fast setting monomer liquids or polymer powders or additives, the causes for ski jump nails and how to best meet the ventilation needs of salons to control both vapors and dusts. (Members Only)

In Episode 47, Doug discusses the advantages/disadvantages of fast setting monomer liquids or polymer powders or other additives used to speed curing, the causes for ski jump nails and how to best meet the ventilation needs of salons to control both vapors and dusts. Time: 15 minutes and 51 seconds   Terms to Search:  Cold temperatures, set time, mix…

This content is for Monthly Membership and Annual Membership members only.
Log In Register

EPISODE 46 Learn the many causes of foot odors and how to avoid them, which wavelength is best for UV nail lamps and the common myth that some client’s nails are supposedly “dry”. (Members Only)

In Episode 46, Doug explains the many causes of foot odors and how to avoid them, answers questions about the best wavelength for UV nail lamps and addresses the common myth that client’s nails are dry, when their nail condition is really caused by surface damage- often due to damaging application and removal techniques. Time: 13 minutes and…

This content is for Monthly Membership and Annual Membership members only.
Log In Register

EPISODE 45 Why nail beds become sore or sensitive, the effects of acetone on increasing thinning of the nail plate, the percentage of “gel” that’s needed for a nail coating to be called a “gel” and why blue jeans or newspaper can sometime stain nail coatings. (Members Only)

In Episode 45, Doug discusses why nail beds become sore or sensitive, the effects of acetone on increasing thinning of the nail plate, the percentage of “gel” that’s needed for a nail coating to be called a “gel” and why blue jeans or newspaper can sometime stain nail coatings. Time:  11 minutes and 58 seconds   Terms to…

This content is for Monthly Membership and Annual Membership members only.
Log In Register

EPISODE 44 Why new nail coating products have improved adhesion, the reason some UV gels don’t have sticky surface layers, water vs waterless manicures/pedicures, safety of cosmetic preservatives, incorrect information on nail certification tests, abnormal tissue growth under the free edge and the cause of color separation in nail powders. (Members Only)

In Episode 44, Doug discusses why new nail coating products have improved adhesion, why certain UV gels don’t have sticky surface layers, water vs waterless manicures/pedicures, safety of cosmetic preservatives, incorrect information on nail certification tests, abnormal tissue growth under the free edge and the cause of color separation in nail powders. Time:  14 minutes and 35 seconds…

This content is for Monthly Membership and Annual Membership members only.
Log In Register