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.
December 1, 2013 | Article
“When people say they can’t work with gloves, aren’t they really saying they won’t work with gloves?” asks industry chemist Doug Schoon.