“Doug’s information, from a scientific point of view, is critical to every nail technician’s continuing education. His passion to share his knowledge with us…has single-handedly raised the level of professionalism in the nail industry.”
— Vicki Peters, Master Nailtech

“Doug Schoon provides the scientific information that should be required reading for nail professionals; it’s that important and belongs in every salon and beauty school.”
— Jaime Schrabeck, Ph.D., Precision Nails

“We give every student Nail Structure and Product Chemistry!”
— Karin Schön, President KN Nail Products Sweden

“Old or new to the industry, Doug’s book and DVD should be on your don’t skip list. Even with 22 years in the industry, these both held my attention.”
— Debbie Doerrlamm, Webmaster,

“This is the Bible for nail professionals serious about success…This book is brilliant, it’s like having Doug on tap. This book should be required reading in every single classroom.”
— Sam Sweet, Co-Founder of Sweet Squared, UK

“Doug Schoon’s phenomenal book and the series of “Doug Schoon’s Brain in 3-D” will give you many of those “Light Bulb Moments” when you have been unable to solve problems in the salon. Thanks for helping me to become an expert in my field as an educator and nail artisan.”
— Gig Rouse, High Priestess of Nails in the European Union

Nail Manufacturers Council on Safety

NMC Brochures Introduction

Nail Manufacturers Council (NMC) Educational Brochures The summary video introduces the Nail Manufacturers Council (NMC) educational brochures, which cover a wide range of subjects including: proper cleaning and disinfection of manicure and pedicure equipment, avoiding skin irritations and allergies, even improving the quality of breathing air in the salon and many more. These brochures have …Read More

“Understanding UV Lamps”

Understanding UV Lamps Two styles of UV nail lamps are used in salons to cure UV nail products; Traditional and LED. Although these nail lamps use different types of bulbs, both types emit UV and can quickly harden UV curable artificial nail coatings. The bulbs used in traditional UV nail lamps are “fluorescent tubes,” while …Read More

“UV Gel Manicures – Proper Removal for Continued Nail Health”

UV Gel Manicures – Proper Removal for Continued Nail Health UV gel manicures are used to cosmetically beautify natural nails. These salon services require proper application, maintenance and periodic removal. During the removal process, the goal of every nail technician should be to exercise great care and avoid techniques which may damage the natural nail. …Read More