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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
June 3, 2014 | Article
Can a nail cleanser act as a fungus preventer? NAILS spoke to a formulation chemist from Elixery to find out.
April 26, 2014 | Article
Healing Hands: Wendy Causey, a nail tech at Vivify Hair and Nails Studio in Torrance, Calif., is a practitioner of Reiki energy healing.
March 24, 2014 | Article
Celebrate Earth Day every day with these eco-friendly, totally chic products. Made from natural ingredients, your customers can leave your salon with these items feeling like they are doing themselves and the planet a favor.
February 21, 2014 | Article
Getting behind the science of gel-polish is no easy feat, but with a better framework for its chemistry comes improved technique and the ability to educate clients. NAILS picked the brain of OPI's Dr. Paul Bryson for some user-friendly answers.
February 19, 2014 | Article
Clients gather information from a wide range of sources, and it’s likely at some point they’ll want to know the polish you use is “three-free.” Build trust by recognizing — and relieving — their concerns.
February 19, 2014 | Article
How does cuticle oil actually work? NAILS spoke to CND’s resident chemist, Dr. Dave, for answers.
January 31, 2014 | Article
Moroccan oil is the hot cosmetic ingredient right now. And now it’s on display as the key ingredient of the Moroccan Oil Pedicure at MiniLuxe.
December 24, 2013 | Article
Is a garden the new must-have addition to a salon setup? More salons are growing their own herbs, fruits, and vegetables for use in scrubs, manicures, and pedicures.
December 2, 2013 | Article
Seemingly a rite of passage for anyone over 40, presbyopia (near-sightedness) can be a game-changer for nail techs. Learn simple ways to adjust to the inevitable so you’re not side-lined at work.