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EPISODE 41 The safety of using colored inks, marker pens and non-cosmetic grade glitters to create nail art, HEMA or HEMA-free nail coatings and which is better, understanding “over exposure”, as well as how to avoid adverse skin reactions to work more safely. (Members Only)

In Episode 41, Doug discusses the safety of using colored inks, marker pens and non-cosmetic grade glitters to create nail art, HEMA or HEMA-free nail coatings and which is better, understanding “over exposure”, as well as how to avoid adverse skin reactions to work more safely. Time:  17 minutes and 34 seconds   Terms to Search:…

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EPISODE 40 Understanding Beau’s Line and why they can become infected, using of electric files on the nail plate, safely removing the glossy nail plate shine, the effectiveness of UV storage boxes, properly disinfecting nail bits and the myth that some nail bits are self-disinfecting. (Members Only)

In Episode 40, Doug explains why Beau’s Line form and how they can become infected, the use of electric files on the nail plate, how to safely remove the glossy nail plate shine, the effectiveness of UV storage boxes, properly disinfecting nail bits and discusses the myth that some nail bits are self-disinfecting. Time:  15 minutes and…

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EPISODE 39 – Alternative ways to protect skin from UV during nail services, properly using Material Safety Data Sheets, avoiding damage while pinch enhancement sidewalls and the effects of acetone of the nail plate’s internal structure. (Members Only)

In Episode 39, Doug discusses alternative ways to protect skin from UV during nail services, Material Safety Data Sheets and their usefulness in salons, how to safely pinch enhancement sidewalls to create deeper c-curves and the effects of acetone of the nail plates internal structure. Time:  16 minutes and 04 seconds   Terms to Search:  UV…

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EPISODE 38 – Adverse skin reactions are one of the most significant problems facing the beauty industry and especially the nail industry and can even end the careers of beauty professionals, so it is very important to understand why they occur, how to identify them and more importantly, how to avoid them. (Members Only)

In Episode 38, Doug discusses adverse skin reactions, one of the most significant problems facing the beauty industry in general and especially the nail industry.  Adverse skin reactions can cause problems for sensitive clients and can end the careers of beauty professionals, so it is very important to understand why they occur, how to identify them…

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EPISODE 37 – How ingredients dissolved in acetone can cause allergy and not acetone itself, disinfecting e-file bits, facts about using rusty implements, if water manicures or hand washing affect nail coating adhesion. (Members Only)

In Episode 37, Doug discusses how ingredients dissolved in acetone can cause allergy and not acetone itself, disinfecting e-file bits, if rust or rusty implements are harmful, if water manicures or hand washing affect nail coating adhesion. (Please allow a minute or two for the video to begin loading) Time:  13 minutes and 51 seconds   Terms…

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EPISODE 36 – The effectiveness of bleach to prevent hepatitis C and other blood-borne pathogens, the porosity of various types of nail coatings and how it is related to curing as well as, how to spot nail psoriasis and what to do about it. (Members Only)

In Episode 36, Doug discusses the effectiveness of bleach to prevent hepatitis C and other blood-borne pathogens, the porosity of various types of nail coatings and how it is related to curing as well as, how to spot nail psoriasis and what to do about it. (Please allow a minute or two for the video to begin…

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EPISODE 35 – Why nail plates split across the width rather than lengthwise, understanding WSO nail infections, nail polish effect on nail hydration, the causes of the Koebner Phenomena, as well as the source of natural oils in the nail plate and there effects on nail products. (Members Only)

In Episode 35, Doug explains why nail plates tend to snap off the free edge rather than split lengthwise, understanding WSO nail infections, the effect of nail polish on nail hydration, the causes of the Koebner Phenomena, as well as the source of natural oils in the nail plate  and there effects on nail products. (Please…

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EPISODE 34 – Exposed are the favorite tricks and myths of anti-cosmetic activist groups, and how the most often mention the so-called “toxins” are actually naturally occurring and found at safe levels. (Members Only)

In Episode 34, Doug exposes a favorite trick of anti-cosmetic activist groups, their use of “loaded questions” to deceive the public; explains why it is a myth that cosmetics contain harmful levels of toxic substances and shows why the most often mention so-called toxins are actually naturally occurring and found at safe levels. (Please allow a…

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EPISODE 33 – Important tips/steps that improve salon air quality, as well as, which dust masks and ventilation systems work well, don’t work or should be avoided. (Members Only)

In Episode 33, Doug explains what important tips and steps that can be taken to improve the quality of breathing air in salons, as well as, which dusts masks and ventilation systems work well, which don’t work and which should be avoided. (Please allow a minute or two for the video to begin loading) Time:  17…

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EPISODE 31 – The types of fungal microorganisms that cause nail infections, prevention, myths/misinformation, as well as a review of the effectiveness of medical treatments to include topical, oral and laser treatments and how to prevent after treatment re-infection. (Members Only)

In Episode 31, Doug discusses the types of fungal microorganisms that cause nail infections and their prevention; myths and misinformation about these nail infections, as well as a review of the effectiveness of medical treatments to include topical, oral and laser treatments and how to prevent reinfection after a successful treatment. (Please allow a minute or…

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EPISODE 30 – Use of Hindu pumice stones for manicures/pedicures; penetration of acetone into skin/nails; the effects of menopause/hormone replacement therapy on natural nails; how filing affects the chemical bonds strengthen the nail. (Members Only)

In Episode 30, Doug discusses the use of Hindu pumice stones for manicures and pedicures; penetration of acetone into skin or nails; the effects of menopause and hormone replacement therapy on natural nails; how chemical bonds are arranged inside the nail plate and the effects of filing these bonds. (Please allow a minute or two for…

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EPISODE 29 – How acrylic powders really work; problems created by mixing monomer and powder brands; how to choose the proper brush size and avoiding hidden problems created by mixing product lines or additives. (Members Only)

In Episode 29, Doug explains the science behind acrylic powders and how they work; the many problems created by mixing together different brands of monomer and powder; choosing a proper brush size and what happens when overly large brushes are used, as well as explaining how hidden problems can occur when mixing product lines or…

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EPISODE 28 – Repair the nail and faster nail growth claims, oils effect on nails/skin/hair, measuring skin moisturization, how emulsifiers work, micronized calcium and using solvents to thin base or top coats. (Members Only)

In Episode 28, Doug explains how some UV products repair the nail plate, whether anything can speed nail growth, effects of oils on nails/skin/hair, how scientists measure moisturization, cosmetic vs medical claims, how emulsifiers work and the usefulness of micronized calcium or solvents to thin base or top coats. (Please allow a minute or two for…

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EPISODE 27 – Why cuticles can’t grow thicker or bleed, the facts about pterygium , about powder gels and avoiding misuse and why anti-fungal cosmetic claims are false. (Members Only)

In Episode 27, Doug explains why the cuticle can’t possibly grow thicker or bleed when cut, the facts about pterygium, what powder gels systems are made of and how to avoid misusing them and why anti-fungal cosmetic are making false cosmetic claims. (Please allow a minute or two for the video to begin loading) Time:…

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EPISODE 26 – Myths about bacteria/fungus and how to avoid infection, LED nail lamps longevity in the salon and which colorants are most likely to stain the nail. (Members Only)

In Episode 26, Doug dispels myths about bacteria and fungus, explains how a few types can cause infections and how this is avoided.  Doug also discusses the expected life of LED nail lamps in the salon and which colorants are most likely to stain the natural nail and the best methods for preventing staining. (Please allow…

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