Conscious Salon

Eco-friendly business ideas, new products, and issues relevant to "green-minded" salons.



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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. 

My Other Life: Wendy Causey, Reiki Healer

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.

Retail Boutique: Eco-Friendly Items

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.

Chemist's Corner: Gel-Polish

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.

Something to Talk About: Three-Free Polishes

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.

Chemist's Corner: Cuticle Oil

February 19, 2014 | Article

How does cuticle oil actually work? NAILS spoke to CND’s ­resident chemist, Dr. Dave, for answers.

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