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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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EPISODE 4 – Improve salon air quality; ventilation systems that work; why calluses should NOT be removed; if pedicure “water sanitizers” effective (Members Only)

Watch as Doug Schoon 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…

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EPISODE 3 – Use “Matched Pairs” of product, the myth of “universal” acrylic powders/UV nail lamps; proper monomer liquid disposal; maintaining autoclaves; myths about white spots “inside” the nail plate (Members Only)

Watch as Doug Schoon discusses proper use of certain types of nail coating systems that he calls “Matched Pairs” of product, e.g. monomer liquids and polymer powders (liquid and powder) or UV curing nail gels and lamps.   Also discussed are the so-called “universal acrylic powders” and nail lamps that supposedly “cure all UV gels.”   In…

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EPISODE 2 – Safety of nail polish; can nail oils or medication cause lifting; do vitamins increase nail growth? (Members Only)

Episode 2 discusses the safety of nail polish and answers the question do nail oils or medication cause lifting of nail coatings?  Also, can taking vitamins increase nail growth? (Please allow a minute or two for the video to begin loading) Key Search Words:  Nail polish, toluene, formaldehyde, phthalate, Fear-based Marketing, toxic trio, nail oils,…

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Episode 1 – UV Nail Lamps – Why we know they are they safe

Welcome to the first episode of  “Face-to-Face with Doug Schoon.” Episode 1 tells why UV nail lamps are safe and how the controversy started, discusses the difference between sanitation, disinfection and sterilization, describes nail products shelf life and how to tell when it has expired and explains why hand sanitizers are not suitable replacements for…

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