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Kid-safe Polish Is Actually Edible

April 8, 2016 | Article

We’ve seen water-based, kid-friendly polishes before. But Kid Licks kicks this concept up a notch with its edible polishes made entirely of organic fruits, vegetables, and plants.

Ginger Bay Honors Mother Earth Year Round

April 8, 2016 | Article

This year, as in years past, Ginger Bay will donate  approximately $13,000 to the Audubon Society of Missouri, a portion of which will be generated by the salon’s Earth Month Pedicure.

Know Your Spa Treatments: Javanese Lulur Body Exfoliation

March 8, 2016 | Article

Javanese Lulur Body Exfoliation is a traditional Javanese beauty ritual.

10 Ways to Use Water Efficiently In Your Salon

February 16, 2016 | Article

Don’t Let a Precious Resource Go Down the Drain: Tamara Jercha, founder of the National Association of Eco-Friendly Salons & Spas, offers 10 things you can do — at home and in the salon — to use water more efficiently.

12 Ways to Achieve Happiness and Balance in the New Year

January 13, 2016 | Article

Diane Lang, a positive living speaker, author, and life coach, urges everyone to set the year off to a positive start with resolutions that add meaning to their lives.

Going for the Green

June 2, 2015 | Article

As green salons pop up all over the country, find out what this trend means to you.

For Clients: How to Choose a Quality Nail Salon

May 11, 2015 | Article

Pass this information on to your clients to determine if the salon you have chosen is not only providing great nails, but a safe and healthy environment as well.

Two Ways You Can Help Tweezerman Help Others

March 30, 2015 | Article

Since its inception 35 years ago, Tweezerman has maintained two bottom lines: one to measure profitability and another to share profits with those in need.

Move Toward Zero-Waste at Work

March 27, 2015 | Article

Recycling pioneer TerraCycle gives salon owners the ability to reduce salon waste significantly through its Zero Waste program, which allows you to collect and recycle everything from empty product bottles and old brushes to latex gloves and even human hair.

Cosmetics Shopping With a Conscience

February 23, 2015 | Article

Animal-testing of cosmetics is not a thing of the past, and what you read on the label can be misleading, says Santosh Krinsky, CEO of the personal-care brand Beauty Without Cruelty.

More Harmonious Workplace, Happier You

February 17, 2015 | Article

When taught in a business environment, Transcendental Meditation has been linked to reductions in absenteeism, ill health, and stress, and increases in focus and productivity.

Step Up with SpaRitual's Red-Orange Color for Charity

February 3, 2015 | Article

SpaRitual’s newly released Step Up nail lacquer honors its partnership with Step Up Women’s Network, a nationally recognized organization dedicated to inspiring women and girls to fulfill their potential.

Use Your Power Wisely

August 26, 2014 | Article

“When it comes to saving energy, turning devices off when not in use is a good start, but only the beginning,” says Tamara Jercha, founder of the National Association of Eco-Friendly Salons & Spas (NAEFSS). 

New Line Targets Clients With Compromised Health

August 25, 2014 | Article

A manicurist, educator, and holistic skin care manufacturer, Sheila Fredriksen recently launched FredieGirl, a hand and foot care brand built around the needs of clients with compromised health.

Chemist's Corner: Nail Cleanser

June 3, 2014 | Article

Can a nail cleanser act as a fungus preventer? NAILS spoke to a formulation chemist from Elixery to find out. 

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