Nail Structure and Product Chemistry

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Nail Structure & Chemistry, 2E is a unique text that explores the artificial and natural nail in an interesting and easy-to-understand manner. The only book of its kind available, it brings together authoritative information from diverse fields including dermatology; toxicology; anatomy and physiology; chemistry; physics; and materials science to provide the reader with a deeper understanding of nails. The information covers a wide range of topics including the growth and structure of the natural nail; normal versus abnormal natural nails, nail disorders; the chemistry of artificial nail products, nail polishes, and treatments; the use of electric files; understanding and avoiding skin allergies; improving ventilation; and much, much more. Authored by a leading research scientist in this field, the text serves as an informational guide for anyone interested in learning more about how and why professional nail products work; how to troubleshoot, understand and solve most common salon problems; why products sometimes don't work and how to avoid these problems; how to give clients trouble-free nails/services, and more. Updated to include discussions of new products, services, problems, and misunderstandings in the field, and filled with four-color photographs that illustrate key concepts, this easy-to-read book provides answers to many questions regarding the science and technology of nails.

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Douglas D. Schoon has an MS in Chemistry and is currently the Vice President of Science & Technology at Creative Nail Design. Mr. Schoon is a frequent speaker at national beauty shows and conventions and has taught many workshops on nail structure and chemistry.


Information on chemistry is very complete, understandable, and presented in an interesting manner. I especially like the awareness of the importance of protecting workers against carcinogenic vapors.

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Douglas Schoon
Published by Milady (2005)
ISBN 10: 140186709X ISBN 13: 9781401867096
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