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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EPISODE 58 Several ways nail plates can be stained by nail polish, proper removal of UV gels from toes, Dremel tools compared to e-files, properly thawing nail primer, skin allergies around the eye area from dusts and artificial nails or natural nail services, which is better? (Members Only)

In Episode 58, Doug explains several ways nail plates can be stained by nail polish, proper removal of UV gels from toes, compares Dremel tools to e-files, talks about thawing nail primer, skin allergies around the eye area from dusts, artificial nails or natural nail services, which is better? Time: 15 minutes and 02 seconds…

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EPISODE 57 Why some natural oils are harder to remove from the nail plate than others, why some nail plates can curl when exposed to acetone, important differences between various acrylic nail powders, manufacturer’s videos promoting misinformation and damaging techniques, the questionable value of taking a “nail break”. (Members Only)

In Episode 57, Doug explains why some natural oils are harder to remove from the nail plate than others, the reason why some nail plates can curl when exposed to acetone, important differences between various acrylic nail powders, his opinions on manufacturer’s videos that promote misinformation and damaging techniques, the questionable value of taking a…

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EPISODE 56 – Part 3 of 3 – Safety of so-called “steam off” nail removers, why nails turn black or gray, why salon pedicures should be avoided with athlete’s feet, how to determine the flammability of UV gels. (Members Only)

In Episode 56 – Part 3 of 3 – Questions from Doug’s European Presentation Tour 2105, Doug discusses so-called “steam off” nail removers, why nails turn black or gray, why salon pedicures should be avoided with athlete’s feet, how to determine the flammability of UV gels. Time: 15 minutes and 46 seconds Terms to Search: …

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EPISODE 55 – Part 2 of 3 – The four stages of UV curing, using 3 in 1 nail UV gels, safe removal of nail coatings with acetone, water induced skin sensitivities, the relationship between UV gel consistency and flexibility of the enhancement. (Members Only)

In Episode 55 – Part 2 of 3 – Questions from Doug’s European Presentation Tour 2105, Doug explains the four stages of UV curing, the value of using 3 in 1 nail UV gels, safe removal of nail coatings with acetone, water induced skin sensitivities, and if consistency of a UV is related to the…

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EPISODE 54 – Part 1 of 3 – Can we trust nail products that come out of China? Can a nail product be both a gel and a glue at the same time? Is acetone a safe solvent? Can some products prevent cracking and breaking which makes the nail plate stronger so it can grow longer? How can I separate the facts from the myths? (Members Only)

In Episode 54- Part 1 of 3 – These are questions from Doug’s recent European Presentation Tour 2015.  Can we trust nail products that come out of China?  Can a nail product be both a gel and a glue at the same time?  Is acetone a safe solvent?   Can some products prevent cracking and breaking…

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EPISODE 53 Fear-based activist groups keeping knowledgeable nail scientists out of any discussions about nail salon’s safety, Internet misinformation and how irrational fear could lead the nail industry to suffer “Death By a 1000 Cuts”. (Members Only)

In Episode 53, Doug explains how fear-based activist groups ignore the knowledgeable nail scientists and tries to keep them out of any discussions about nail salon’s safety, as well as to address Internet misinformation and why worries that irrational fear could lead the nail industry to suffer “Death By a 1000 Cuts”. Time: 18 minutes…

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EPISODE 52 – The true causes of Beau’s lines, a definition for the term “cosmetic grade” and requirements for selling a new cosmetic, as well as the potential for MMA testing kits and the use of electric files on the natural nail. (Members Only)

In Episode 52, Doug discusses Beau’s lines and their true causes, defines what the meaning of “cosmetic grade” and what product developers must do before selling a cosmetic product, the potential for test kits that could identify MMA monomer and his opinions on the use of electric files on the natural nail. Time: 19 minutes…

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EPISODE 51 – “What’s Really Going on in the Nail Industry?” Doug discusses a wide range of issues that keep the nail industry from growing and improving. Part 2 of 2. (Members Only)

In Episode 51, enjoy Part 2 of Doug Schoon’s, “What’s Really Going on in the Nail Industry?”  Doug discusses a wide range of issues that keep the nail industry from growing and improving.  Part 1 of 2 Time: 17 minutes and 10 seconds Terms to Search:  Internet, misinformation, scope of practice, bad habits, diagnosis, prescribe, medical…

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EPISODE 50 – “What’s Really Going on in the Nail Industry?”, Doug discusses a wide range of issues that keep the nail industry from growing and improving. Part 1 of 2. (Members Only)

In Episode 50, Doug explores the question, “What’s Really Going on in the Nail Industry”, discussing a wide range of issues that keep the nail industry from growing and improving. Part 1 of 2 Time: 17 minutes and 12 seconds Terms to Search: Misinformation, myths, salon services, media, infections, pedicures, disinfectant, sanitizer, UV sterilizer, autoclave, spore testing,…

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EPISODE 49 How to choose the best gloves that can help ensure nail technicians have the proper skin protection, information about avoiding adverse skin reactions and the many other important uses for gloves in the salon. (Members Only)

In Episode 49, Doug explains how to choose the best gloves that can help ensure nail technicians have the proper skin protection, information about avoiding adverse skin reactions and the many other important uses for gloves in the salon. Time: 18 minutes and 28 seconds Terms to Search:  Gloves, disposable, reusable, overexposure, nitrile, latex, penetration, proteins, allergy, irritation,…

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EPISODE 48 Hear the truth about organic cosmetic claims and why it’s deceptive to claim that UV gels are organic or made from seaweed or sugar, also why solvents found in some UV gel manicure/soft UV gels are safe. (Members Only)

In Episode 48, Doug reveals the truth about organic cosmetic claims and explains why it’s deceptive to claim that UV gels are organic or made from seaweed or sugar and why solvents found in some UV gel manicure products or soft UV gels are safe. Time: 14 minutes and 38 seconds Terms to Search: Cosmetic claims, Organic gels, UV…

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