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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Technical Articles and Educational Updates

Here are a few technical articles authored by Doug Schoon.  Click on the below title(s) to read the full article.

Where’s The Cuticle?

Seven Secrets to Properly Curing UV Gel Nails

Pregnancy and the Salon

Here are a few past educational updates by Doug Schoon – in case you missed them!  Click on the below title(s) to read the full educational update.

Disinfect or Sterilize?  Which is Better for Salons?

UV Nail Lamp Tested and Found Safe!

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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Expert information for the nail and beauty industry.