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— Vicki Peters, Master Nailtech

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— Jaime Schrabeck, Ph.D., Precision Nails

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— Karin Schön, President KN Nail Products Sweden

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“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

Technical Articles

“Pregnancy And The Salon”

“Pregnancy And The Salon” January 2013 When your clients discover they’re pregnant, one of the first questions they will ask you is, “Can I keep wearing my nail enhancement during my pregnancy?” Similarly, if a nail technician becomes pregnant, will she have to quit the salon? This article provides the answers and additional information. click …Read More

“Do UV Nail Lamps Emit Unsafe Levels of Ultraviolet Light?”

“Do UV Nail Lamps Emit Unsafe Levels of Ultraviolet Light?” August 2010 A recent report incorrectly concluded that UV nail lamps are a source of “high-dose UV-A” and also inaccurately compared UV tanning beds with UV nail lamps. Worked with two of the leading scientists in the professional nail industry, we verify the facts, by …Read More

“Understanding UV Nail Lamps”

“Understanding UV Nail Lamps” November 2012 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 …Read More

“Safety of UV Curing for Fingernail Coatings”

“New Studies Examine Safety of UV Curing for Fingernail Coatings” May 2013 This technical article was written for the Radtech Report, a magazine that specializes in UV curing applications. This article reviews two studies commissioned by the Nail Manufacturers Council (NMC) of the Professional Beauty Association. One of the studies was performed by Dr. Robert …Read More

“Three Studies: UV Nail Lamps are Safe!”

“Three Scientific Studies Agree – UV Nail Lamps are Safe!” July 2013 Three scientific studies have been performed by different laboratories, all reaching the similar conclusions – UV nail lamps are safe as used in nail salons! This brief article outlines these studies and explains why UV nail lamps are safe. In fact, these studied …Read More