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UV Gel Explained

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“UV Gel Explained” is an in-depth exploration by Doug Schoon and the NailKnowledge Experts into the fascinating world of UV gel nail systems. From the chemical foundations of polymerisation to the intricate balance of UV curing, this book demystifies the scientific processes that create durable, hard nail coatings, emphasising safety throughout for both beauty professionals and enthusiasts.

In “UV Gel Explained,” authored by Doug Schoon along with the NailKnowledge Experts, readers are invited into the world of UV gel nail systems. Providing a simple to understand but comprehensive guide to the scientific principles underpinning the transformation of semi-solid liquids into robust, hard nail coatings. By exploring polymerisation, the role of UV light in curing, and the critical importance of safety and correct application methods, the book aims to elevate the quality of nail services while safeguarding health, reducing the risks of allergen exposure.

“UV Gel Explained” strives to dispel common misconceptions surrounding UV gel products and provides clarity on the necessity of proper curing techniques to prevent adverse reactions. With contributions from leading figures in nail care and product chemistry, this book combines expert knowledge with practical advice, making it an indispensable resource for both seasoned professionals and aspiring nail technicians.

Beyond its technical insights, the book celebrates the artistry and science of nail care, encouraging readers to refine their skills and understanding of UV gel systems for safer, more effective nail treatments.

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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62 Pages



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