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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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EPISODE 16 – Toenail reconstruction products; does UV gel polish dehydrate the nail plate; filing in one direction; glass nail files; why older people have thicker/harder to cut nails; metal vs rubber vs wood pushers implements (Members Only)

In Episode 16 Doug discusses toenail reconstruction products and the wisdom of applying these living tissue of the nail bed, as well as, if nail polish or UV gel polish can dehydrate the nail plate and does filing in only one direction really help the nail and if glass nail files better for the natural…

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EPISODE 15 – Improperly fitted shoes how they can cause toe injuries; avoiding skin irritation/allergies; problems with home use Do-it-Yourself nail kits (Members Only)

In Episode 15 Doug talks about the importance of being a problem solver, explains why and how improperly fitted shoes can cause toe injuries that can become infected, as well as, the causes and prevention of adverse skin reactions to nail coatings used by professionals. The professional-use only artificial nail products and services are compared…

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EPISODE 13 – Filing the nail plate before applying UV manicure coatings; why callus form on feet; different nail shape strenghts; testing LED table lamps; does the cuticle breathe and C-curve pinching risks (Members Only)

Episode 13 Doug answers six questions posed by viewers and discusses issues related to: filing the nail plate before applying UV manicure coatings, reasons why the skin hardens on the foot and what to do about it, filing sidewalls and the strength provided by different nail shapes, the facts about LED table lamps, if the…

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EPISODE 12 – Truth about Parabens and preservatives; harmful fear-based activist misinformation; using proper nail terminology; difference between nail glues and resins (Members Only)

Episode 12 discusses new information about the safety and value of Parabens and the importance of preservatives in food, medicine and cosmetics, as well as the damage caused by fear-based activist who have misinformed the public and duped some politicians. Doug also talks about the importance of using proper terminology in the salon industry and explains the differences between nail glues and nail resins.

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EPISODE 11 – Why top coats become stringy; risks of filing nail plate ridges; client hand washing; improper adhesive nail strips removal; how nail polish dryers work (Members Only)

In Episode 11 Doug answers the questions why top coats become stringy, why not to file ridges on the nail plate, should clients wash their hands, damage from improper removal of adhesive nail strips, explanation about how nail polish dryers rapidly dry polish. (Please allow a minute or two for the video to begin loading)…

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EPISODE 10 – Testing autoclaves to ensure they are working properly; penetration of nail product ingredients; should young people wear polish/nail enhancements; vegan claims for nail polish (Members Only)

Episode 10 address questions related to:  testing autoclaves to ensure they are working properly, penetration of nail product ingredients, polish or nail enhancements for young people and vegan claims for nail polish. (Please allow a minute or two for the video to begin loading) Time:  15 minutes and 35 seconds Key Search Terms:  Autoclave, spore,…

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EPISODE 9 – Part 2 of the seven important properties shared by natural and artificial nails; should nail primers be applied wet or allowed to dry (Members Only)

Episode 9 is Part II of this two part series and explores the final four of the seven important properties important to both natural and artificial nails.    Why is this information important? This knowledge can help determine which services are best performed, depending on the client’s nails, as well as, the increase the quality,…

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EPISODE 8 – Part 1 of the seven important properties shared by natural and artificial nails; why a sticky layer can develop on the surface of some UV curing gels (Members Only)

Episode 8 is Part 1 of a two-part series that begins the exploration of seven very important properties shared by both natural and artificial nails.  These seven properties help determine which services are best performed, depending on the clients nails, as well as other important factors that can determine the quality and durability of nail…

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EPISODE 7 – Latest on fungal nail infections and nail mold; new medical tests for infected nails; how nail dehydrators improve adhesion; white spots and nail dehydration myths (Member Content)

Episode #7 provides an update on the most recent information about fungal nail infections and the potential for secondary mold infections of the nail plate, as well as new medical testing capabilities for infected nails and tips for preventing nail infections by such organisms. Also, Doug answers the question about how nail dehydrators improve adhesion…

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EPISODE 6 – Avoid client injury/infection from pedicures; use of UV nail lamp on clients with a history of skin cancer; myths about calcium being good for the natural nail (Members Only)

Episode 6 discusses how to avoid client injury and/or infection resulting from pedicure services in salons.  Doug answers a question about using UV nail lamp on clients with a history of skin cancer and address the myth that calcium is good for the natural nail. (Please allow a minute or two for the video to…

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EPISODE 5 – Preventing nail product overheating; ideal salon temperature and relative humidity; myths that nails need to breathe (Members Only)

Watch as Doug Schoon explains why nail coatings can overheat to cause uncomfortable heating and pain for clients.  Doug will also provide many useful tips for preventing this from occurring.  Also discussed are his recommendations for ideal salon temperature and relative humidity. Doug then closes by discussing the myth that “nails need to breathe.” (Please…

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EPISODE 4 – Improve salon air quality; ventilation systems that work; why calluses should NOT be removed; if pedicure “water sanitizers” effective(Free 3 Minute Preview!)

Episode #4 discusses many ways that salons and schools can improve the quality of breathing air, as well as to identify the types of ventilation systems that work best in these environments and simple methods for evaluating air quality in salons/schools.  Doug also answers the question, should calluses be removed from the feet and discusses…

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