Questions 250 – 254 (EPISODE 73) Why UV nail lamps don’t cause nail cancer, the cause of dark stripes running the length of the nail plate, the effects of thumb sucking on nail growth and shape, why/how even sterilized implements can cause infections, fear-based activists and irrational warnings on nail products. (Members Only)

Questions 250-254 (Episode 73) – In Episode 73,  Doug explains why UV nail lamps don’t cause nail cancer, the cause of dark stripes running the length of the nail plate, the effects of thumb sucking on nail growth and shape, why/how even sterilized implements can cause infections, fear-based activists and irrational warnings on nail products….

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Questions 245 – 249 (EPISODE 72) Why UV gels lose adhesion because of low temperatures, if nail vitamins are useful, a case of propylene glycol allergy, avoiding Quacks and con-artists, should nail lamps be used on clients with skin cancer, the usefulness of UV blocking disposable hand shields. (Members Only)

Questions 245 – 249 (Episode 72) – In Episode 72, Doug explains why UV gels lose adhesion because of low temperatures, if nail vitamins are useful, a case of propylene glycol allergy, avoiding Quacks and con-artists, should nail lamps be used on clients with skin cancer and talks about the usefulness of UV blocking disposable…

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Questions 239 – 244 (EPISODE 71) How to remove lipids from the nail plate, if Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate copolymer is safe for lashes, a cause for sudden enhancement lifting, what to do about WSO infections, the difference between HEMA and Di- HEMA and if hormones/menstrual cycles affect adhesion. (Members Only)

Questions 239 – 244 (Episode 71) – In Episode 71 Doug discusses how to remove lipids from the nail plate, if Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate copolymer is safe for lashes, a cause for sudden enhancement lifting, what to do about WSO infections, the difference between HEMA and Di- HEMA, if hormones/menstrual cycles affect adhesion of enhancements or nail…

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Questions 235 – 238 (EPISODE 70) Difference between retail and professional products, safe levels of Bergamot oil on skin and tocopherols natural ability to protecting vegetable oils from rancidity. (Members Only)

Questions 235 – 238 (Episode 70) – In Episode 70, Doug explains some differences between retail and professional products, safe levels of Bergamot oil on skin and tocopherols natural ability to protecting vegetable oils from rancidity. Time: 13 minutes and 42 seconds Terms to Search:  Professional, retail, photo toxicity, tea tree oil, aromatherapy, prolonged/repeated contact, concentration, Bergamot,…

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Questions 229 – 234 (EPISODE 69) The wisdom of applying nail coatings to cancer victims, penetration of jojoba oil and tocopherol, warming up monomers, using cuticle guards, the risks of embedding snake skin in nail coating and clearing up confusing about the eponychium. (Members Only)

Questions 229 – 234 (Episode 69) – In Episode 69 Doug discusses applying nail coatings to cancer victims, penetration of jojoba oil and tocopherol, warming up monomers, using cuticle guards, the risks of embedding snake skin in nail coating and clearing up confusing about the eponychium. Time: 15 minutes and 29 seconds Terms to Search: Blood cancer, medication,…

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Questions 221 – 228 (EPISODE 68) Double Episode: Using ventilation systems to control odor control, do allergies cause nail plate cracking, can tools be autoclaved in a home oven, if isopropyl alcohol causes cancer, the risks related to over curing UV gels or using e-files during manicures or over filing the nail plate’s sidewalls, and if UV gels can be thinned with solvents. (Members Only)

Questions 221 – 228 (Episode 68) – In this double feature Episode, Doug discusses ventilation systems/odor control, whether allergies cause nail plate cracking, if tools can be autoclaved in a home oven or if isopropyl alcohol causes cancer, the risks of over-curing UV gels, Invasive manicuring with e-files and over filing the nail plate’s sidewalls, as…

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EPISODE 67 Effect of traces of carcinogens in cosmetics, why some claim their products are FDA approved, test strips for rapid identification of clients with fungal infections, so-called “Universal nail powders”, if LED cure UV gels differently and the likelihood of uncured ingredients migrating through the nail plate. (Members Only)

In Episode 67, Doug talks about traces of carcinogens in cosmetics, why some claim their products are FDA approved, test strips for rapid identification of clients with fungal infections, so-called “Universal nail powders”, if LED cure UV gels differently and the likelihood of uncured ingredients migrating through the nail plate. Time: 14 minutes and 08 seconds Terms to…

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EPISODE 66 The difference between legal and illegal nail growth claims, the presence/safety of trace levels of carcinogens in cosmetics, determining when patch testing should be preformed, why vertical dark stripes appear on the nail plate, and why Muslim women are not allowed to wear nail polish continuously. (Members Only)

In Episode 66, Doug discusses legal nail growth claims, the presence/safety of trace levels of carcinogens in cosmetics, determining when patch testing should be preformed, why vertical dark stripes appear on the nail plate, and why Muslim women are not allowed to wear nail polish continuously. Time: 14 minutes and 38 seconds Terms to Search: …

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EPISODE 65 Understanding over heating problems with UV gels, disinfection of ceramic bits, detecting MMA by odor, the safety of peelable base coats, talcum powder risks and busting the “universal nail powder” myth. (Members Only)

In Episode 65 Doug discusses over heating problems with UV gels, disinfection of ceramic bits, detecting MMA by odor, the safety of peelable base coats, talcum powder risks and busting the “universal nail powder” myth. Time: 13 minutes and 58 seconds Terms to Search:  Liquid/Powder Nail Coatings, UV Nail Coatings, UV Nail Lamps, Polish, Other…

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EPISODE 64 Learn how long it takes for fungal infections to produce symptoms, as well as, which information on a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is most important to salons professionals and red flags that identify improper SDS. (Members Only)

In Episode 64 Doug discusses how long it takes for fungal infections to produce symptoms, as well as, to explains which information on a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is most important to salons professionals and red flags that identify improper SDS. Time: 18 minutes and 11 seconds Terms to Search:  Athlete’s foot, fungal infection, Tinea…

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EPISODE 63 What to do with clients who take medication that increases UV sensitivity, how to safely deal with nail pterygium, choosing effective disinfectants, causes for nail plate staining, avoiding/dealing with severe skin allergies. (Members Only)

In Episode 63, Doug explains what to do with clients who take medication that increases UV sensitivity, how to safely deal with nail pterygium, choosing effective disinfectants, causes for nail plate staining and avoiding/dealing with severe skin allergies. Time: 15 minutes and 54 seconds Terms to Search:  UV, photosensitivity, irritation,  allergy, tetracycline, itch, redness, swelling,…

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EPISODE 62 Learn about the many vegetable oils used in cosmetic products and how they are useful for nails, skin and hair. (Members Only)

Special Episode! Doug discusses some of the most commonly used plant oils in cosmetic products and busts myths, dispels puffery and explains which components of the oils that are most useful for nails, skin and hair. Time: 20 minutes and 42 seconds Terms to Search:  Natural oil, argan oil, vegetable oils, volatile, essential oils, properties,…

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EPISODE 61 Learn about the difference between the cuticle, eponychium and pterygium, why even sterilized implements can cause infections, and why it is risky for nail technicians health to mix different UV gel brands on the same client. (Members Only)

In Episode 61, Doug explains the difference between the cuticle, eponychium and pterygium, tells why even sterilized implements can cause infections, and why it is risky for nail technician’s health to mix different UV gel brands on the same client. Time: 16 minutes and 07 seconds Terms to Search:  Nail Educators, cover image, eponychium, pterygium, cuticle,…

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EPISODE 60 How long to wait before apply UV Top coats over polish, deceptive claims about organic nail coatings, avoiding carpel tunnel syndrome, if nail glue or silk are considered “vegan” or are tested on animals and the safety of wearing or applying nail coating products during pregnancy. (Members Only)

In Episode 60, Doug talks about how long to wait before apply UV Top coats over polish, misleading claims about organic nail coatings, avoiding carpal tunnel syndrome, if nail glue or silk are considered “vegan” or are tested on animals and the safety of wearing or applying nail coating products during pregnancy. Time: 18 minutes and 02 seconds…

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EPISODE 59 Doug discusses the most important things to consider when developing new innovations, if pH is important to UV gel polish, is nail glue or fiberglass resin cured by air or moisture, can fumes, vapors, dusts contaminate food/drinks in the salon and if nail primer can be used as a bonding layer for UV gels? (Members Only)

In Episode 59, Doug discusses the most important things to consider when developing new innovations, if pH is important to UV gel polish, is nail glue or fiberglass resin cured by air or moisture, can fumes, vapors, dusts contaminate food/drinks in the salon and if nail primer can be used as a bonding layer for UV gels?…

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