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Create a Nail Menu Where East Meets West

August 16, 2017 | Article

With the continued competition in the nail industry, it’s crucial to distinguish your salon from the other guy’s. Some owners have found success by adding ancient methods to their modern menus.   

You Can Recycle That?!

March 24, 2017 | Article

It’s time to move past recycling basics like paper, plastic, and aluminum. Read on to find new life for many of the items that may cross your salon’s threshold — from packing peanuts to wine corks.

How to Offer Natural Nail Spa Services

March 15, 2017 | Article

From handmade scrubs, to aromatherapy, to decor, here’s how to take your typical salon offerings from ho-hum to spa-wonderful. 

Embracing Eccentricity at Red Betty Nails

February 28, 2017 | Article

As Austin, Texas, basks in its budding trendiness and reputation as the “live music capital of the world,” Red Betty Nails distinguishes itself from other boutique nail salons by perfecting a blend of retro and modern, playful and professional.  

Free Services for Cancer Patients

January 18, 2017 | Article

Nails & Faces of Joy, an award-winning salon/spa located in Waldorf, Md. that has specialized in diabetic pedicures and foot care since 2010, has now added free services for cancer patients.

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.

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