Conscious Salon

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

 

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File Catty, Tweezers Support Heart Health

February 1, 2009 | Article

Heart attacks and strokes affect women as often as men. Flowery developed the “Love Your Heart” File Catty to get the word out, and will donate a portion of the proceeds from every sale to the American Heart Association

Come and Find Me

January 23, 2009 | Article

When potential clients go looking for conscious salons, make sure you appear on their radar.

Conscious Kiddies

January 14, 2009 | Article

Polish up little ones with kid-friendly polishes.

Build a Protective Bubble

January 6, 2009 | Article

Clients can drain you and not even realize they’re doing it, says Vicki Peters of Vicki Peters Nail Products. But for the sake of our mental health, it’s important to be able to create some emotional distance between yourself and these clients. To help, Peters shares a technique she learned from her mentor Norm Freed, a psychologist, to erect boundaries. It’s called “The Bubble”:

Secret Ingredient: Aloe Vera

January 1, 2009 | Article

Aloe vera contains numerous vitamins and minerals, enzymes, amino acids, natural sugars, and agents that are anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial. The combination and balance of the plant’s ingredients are what purportedly gives it its soothing, healing properties.

Retail Boutique: Immunity Boosters/Supplements

December 1, 2008 | Article

From lavender-scented body patches to vitamin-packed health drinks, your clients will be surprised to learn how many ways there are to be healthy. Sell these immunity boosters and supplements and your salon will be a hit.

Zero-VOC Paints Now in 3,500 Colors

December 1, 2008 | Article

You switch out your nail color every week (or maybe two); but how long has it been since you updated the polish, er, paint, on your salon walls? If it’s been a while, the new year will be a great time to change up your salon’s decor.

Beauty Professionals Achieve Balance at Destination Rejuvenation

December 1, 2008 | Article

As women around the world struggle to combat stress, pressure, and fears of economic uncertainty, Destination Rejuvenation provides much needed solace for beauty industry professionals.

Hemp Seed Oil Provides Essential Nutrients for Healthy Skin

December 1, 2008 | Article

Hemp is one of the hottest health food trends in North America. It’s not only an ingredient in many personal care products, it can be added to food to benefit the skin.

It’s a Wrap

December 1, 2008 | Article

If you sell private-label products at your salon or spa, take those environmentally friendly products one step friendlier. According to November’s Target Marketing (a trade magazine for direct marketers) a smart new marketing product is earth-friendly plastic wraps made from corn.

25 Ways Your Salon Can Make a Difference This Holiday Season

December 1, 2008 | Article

’Tis the season for giving. Use your salon’s clout and expertise to give back to the community with these easy ideas.

Secret Ingredient: Menthol

December 1, 2008 | Article

A natural compound extracted from mint plants and oils, menthol produces a cooling sensation on the skin. It’s found in cosmetics, pedicure products, perfumes, lotions, hair products, hygiene products, confectionaries, food, and medicine.

How to Send Good Energy When You’re Having a Bad Day

December 1, 2008 | Article

As long as the sun rises in the East, they will be out there — bad days. We all have them. No, we can’t make all the bad stuff go away but we can keep it from affecting our clients. Prepare in advance to avoid passing on all that negative energy, and your next bad day may pass without any negative toll on your business.

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Clients

December 1, 2008 | Article

It’s that time again: the time of year clients come in and shower techs with gifts of appreciation. We’ll sit among a sea of presents feeling loved by thoughtful clients. This year, why not return the favor and give your clients a gift that shows your appreciation. We’ve listed 20 affordable gift ideas that you can choose from to thank your clients this holiday season.

Making Magic Stones

December 1, 2008 | Article

Millie Haynam, owner of Natural Beauty Salon & Spa in Twinsburg, Ohio, incorporates Hot Stone massages into her winter manicure services to heat up her clients. Millie’s Hot Stones are from Keyano Aromatics. They are called “Rock-On” Massage Stones and they are purchased in a powder form that is mixed with warm water to form the heat-generating rocks. Making the rocks takes about five minutes and they generate heat for approximately 30 minutes after hardening.

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