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Face to Face – Volume I

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Delve into the fascinating realm of nails and nail products with Volume 1 of our educational series. Packed with science-backed insights and real-world answers to questions posed by nail professionals, this eBook is your gateway to a deeper understanding of the intricate world beneath those polished surfaces.

The books in Doug Schoon’s Face a Face trilogy do not have a translation into Portuguese at the moment due to copyright conflicts in Brazil.

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Discover the comprehensive guide you’ve been waiting for in our eBook, Volume 1. Dive into the intricate world of nails and nail products as we explore topics ranging from Liquid/Powder Nail Coatings to Special Topics. This eBook is your ultimate resource for gaining a solid understanding of nail science and product chemistry. Whether you’re a nail professional seeking to enhance your knowledge or simply curious about the intricacies of nail coatings, UV nail lamps, contamination control, and more, this eBook has you covered. Join us on an educational journey that leaves no question unanswered, providing you with the essential insights you need.

Doug Schoon, currently residing in Dana Point, CA, is an internationally-recognized scientist with a Masters Degree in Chemistry from UC-Irvine, as well as an author and educator with over 30 years' experience in the cosmetic beauty and personal care industry.

He is a leading industry authority, known for his technical and regulatory work that has helped shape the beauty industry. Schoon has authored several books, video and audio training programs, as well as dozens of magazine articles about salon products, safety, and best practices for salon professionals.

In 1986, Schoon founded Chemical Awareness Training Service (CATS) the beauty industry's first safety training company. This was followed by his book, Nail Structure & Product Chemistry, 1st and 2nd Edition, which has become essential reading for all salon professionals.

Schoon is a chief contributor to Milady's Standard Nail Technology and Standard Cosmetology, as well as several medical reference books such as Baran and Maibach's Textbook of Cosmetic Dermatology and Cosmetic Dermatology: A Comprehensive Medical and Surgical Text.

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158 Pages



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Doug Schoon

18 reviews for Face to Face – Volume I

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    This is a must have for all nail professionals. It should also be viewed by anyone who wants to do their own nails, be it natural or adding an overlay at home.

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    H L Forbes

    Incredible book, simple yet informative and educational, answers all those questions you need answering, highly recommend to anyone who is trained or training as a nail technician

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    A must for any aspiring nail tech or even an experienced one. Doug Schoon is the best in the business.

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    Amazing! So informative it’s a must have for all aspiring and qualified techs

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    A very good read for all serious nail techicians. Factual information and information you can trust from a real professional within his field. I ordered this book as i follow Doug’s work he is very inspirational and will be using this information in my nail technology classes. Thank you Doug Schoon. I await in anticipation for the next book. Really recommend this book.

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    Cabriolet Bird

    Read and learn the facts! Helps clear myths and confidently be able to give the right answer to your clients. Simple and easy reading. Looking forward to the other books in the series.

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    T Wright

    This book is excellent, totally recommend, can’t wait for the next one .

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    Brilliant book very useful all nail tech should have a copy to hand can not wait for volume 2 Nice to have facts to educate out clients with and the book to back us up

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    Peaches Marie

    Highly informative and extremely easy to read – anyone studying nails will learn plenty from this book whether read cover to cover our just dipped into and read randomly. Plenty of popular myths busted and misconceptions corrected, even experienced practitioners will find something they didn’t know in here. Give your clients accurate information and let them know that not only can you make them look great, but you know your trade inside out.

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    Great book, it tells you what you need to know, even if you are a newbie like me!

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    Dragon Kitty

    I’ll be purchasing the rest of this series. I learned so much about some of the mistakes I’ve been making and how to avoid making them and others. I have adjusted some of my methods and seen immediate results regarding my personal health and safety (I did a color change today and completely avoided skin contact with my product. Yay me!)

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    Having studied anatomy, biology, and chemistry before getting back into to the nail industry, I find this book incredibly informative without having to fully turn my “medical brain” back on. Mr. Schoon has a very matter-of-fact, easy-to-understand way of explaining even the most intricate of subjects without making even the newest nail tech. feel unknowledgeable. And, it is an easy read. His books should be required reading for all nail tech. instruction courses!

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    Annie L

    highly recommend, this book is loaded with questions/answers and is a wonderful tool for any nail technician. every question is explained and answered so clearly. You can see why Mr. Schoon has such an excellent reputation in the industry. This book is worth every penny and I plan on purchasing the remaining volumes.

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    YouVee Shield

    Learned TONS of terrific stuff in this book. I’m not a professional nail technician but I am so glad I took the time to read through what I should know. And it wasn’t too much time, either. Mr. Schoon gets straight to the point, limiting what he has to share to just what is necessary for us to know. Love that!

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    K Bozarth

    I really enjoy reading the facts, and these facts make me a better nail tech. We should always be pushing ourselves to be the best we can be. I feel like I am more equipping to protect my clients and myself, which is super important to me.

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    Linda Sharp

    The book contains answers to many questions posted to Doug from Nail Technicians all over the World. It’s a valuable read for every nail professional and essential for Educators in our industry.

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    An absolute must for any nail technician!
    I have just finished reading this book and feel like I have learnt so much more!
    Interesting to read about common myths that are actually untrue, some of which I thought were true.
    I highly recommend this book to anyone learning about nails, and I cannot wait to purchase vol 2 and learn even more. Thank you Doug Schoon for sharing your knowledge!

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    Peaches Maire

    Loved every part of this! So informative and really helps you understand how to do nails safely on your clients

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