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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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EPISODE 25 – Cross-contamination potential of paraffin wax, how the sticky inhibition layer on UV gels relates curing and allergies, the use of arts/craft glitter to replace nail glitters. (Members Only)

In Episode 25 Doug explains why its unwise to use arts/craft glitters to replace nail glitters, he answers a question about the potential for cross-contamination of paraffin wax by clients and explains why sticky inhibition layers on UV gels can show when gels are under cured and how this increases the potential for skin allergies….

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EPISODE 24 – Why UV gels can over heat and how to avoid this; MMA health related misinformation; why MMA damages the nails (Members Only)

In Episode 24, Doug explains why UV gels can over heat to cause severe burning sensations, as well as how to avoid these issues and related problems; also MMA (methyl methacrylate) monomer is discussed and why/how is different than from the polymer, MMA health related misinformation and why this monomer damages the natural nails. (Please…

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EPISODE 23 – Fish pedicures dangers; the risks of HIV transmission by pedicures; can nail polish spread infections? (Members Only)

In Episode 23, Doug discusses safety problems associate with fish pedicures and if they can contribute to the spread of infectious organisms and the risks of HIV transmission by salon pedicures.  In addition, Doug discusses whether nail polish can become contaminated to spread infections and what to do with nail polish used on visibly infected…

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EPISODE 21 – Nail penetration by oils/water/other substances; nail coating removal tips; moving clients to UV manicures; why under cured enhancements can cause allergies (Members Only)

In Episode 21 Doug talks about nail penetration by oils, water and other substances, switching clients from enhancements to UV manicure, safely warming solvents and other coating removal tips, as well as, more information about how under curing nail coatings can lead to adverse skin reactions. (Please allow a minute or two for the video…

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EPISODE 20 – Dealing with MRSA infections; what to do about cut/broken skin; acetone’s effect on the nail; nail biting nurse and artificial nail coatings (Members Only)

In Episode 20, Doug talks about how to deal with clients that have MRSA infections and what to do if ever a client is skin is cut or broken.  He also discusses the effects that acetone has on the nail and whether a nail biting nurse should wear artificial nail coatings. (Please allow a minute…

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EPISODE 18 – Cleaning/disinfecting porous nail files; nail oils and brittle nail enhancements; properly storing nail polish; how acid-based nail primers effect the nail (Members Only)

In Episode 18, Doug explains how to clean and disinfect porous nail files, the value of using nail oils on brittle nail enhancements, the best ways to store nail polish and the facts about how acid-based nail primers affect the natural nail. (Please allow a minute or two for the video to begin loading) Time: …

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EPISODE 17 – Formaldehyde levels in nail salons; causes of Pincer nails; how hyperhidrosis affects the natural nail and nail coatings (Members Only)

In Episode 17 Doug answers a question about the formaldehyde levels in nail salons and if there is cause for concern, the causes of Pincer nails and a discussion about how hyperhidrosis affects the natural nail and nail coatings. (Please allow a minute or two for the video to begin loading) Time:  16 minutes and…

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