Conscious Salon

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Retail Boutique: Reusable Shopping Bags

August 1, 2009 | Article

With concern for the environment growing and some cities banning the use of disposable bags, reusable shopping bags are becoming a must-have for many.

America’s Beauty Show Saves 400 Trees

August 1, 2009 | Article

While there were more than 70,000 attendees at the America’s Beauty Show in Chicago March 28-30, the event was still able to make a positive environmental impact.

Nailtural Natural Nail Treatment

July 1, 2009 | Article

Nailtural Botanical nail care and nail treatment system specializes in natural plant extracts with organic ingredients. These products help create a healthier salon/ spa environment and fulfill greener product demands.

Simple Steps Reduce Salon Liability

June 1, 2009 | Article

When it comes to liability issues, take the advice of an insurance professional: Both your actual sanitation practices and the appearance of cleanliness can reduce potential claims against you.

Secret Ingredient: Urea

June 1, 2009 | Article

Urea is a compound naturally produced by the body and can be found as a moisturizing factor in the outermost layer of the skin, along with lactic acid and amino acid.

PBA Offers Tips for a Greener Tomorrow

June 1, 2009 | Article

In an effort to help salons and spas create a greener tomorrow, the Professional Beauty Association is providing 10 small, yet realistic steps to help the environment.

Secret Ingredient: Lanolin

June 1, 2009 | Article

Lanolin is a greasy wax that has moisturizing properties and high water-absorption capabilities. Pure lanolin is the consistency of ChapStick and can be used in the same way as petroleum jelly.

ROB|B Earns LEED Certification

June 1, 2009 | Article

ROB|B: An OPI Concept Salon in Studio City, Calif., was awarded the highly coveted LEED certification, which provides independent, third-party verification that a building project meets the highest green building and performance measures.

Take My Polish Bottles, Please

May 1, 2009 | Article

At Recess in Los Angeles, owner Nidhi Lal pays more than just lip service to the salon’s eco-conscious reputation. She’s made an offer to clients who might otherwise dispose of their half-empty polish bottles improperly: Bring them into the salon and for every 10 bottles, they will receive a free manicure. For every 15 bottles, they earn a free pedicure.

Doesn't This Smell Bother You?

May 1, 2009 | Article

As nail techs, we’re often asked about the dangers of the smells in the salon — but it’s not the smells that should cause us concern. Learn the facts on air purification, and then take steps to protect yourself and your clients.

Secret Ingredient: Grapefruit

May 1, 2009 | Article

The essential oil of grapefruit is rich in antioxidants (especially vitamin C), helping it boost the immune system and fight free radicals.

Empire Opens Eco-Friendly Model School

April 8, 2009 | Article

From hair recycling to building design to the products Empire Education Group students use, the new Empire location in Lauderhill, Fla., is an environmentally friendly concept school and a meaningful first step in the greening of the entire company.

OPI Nail Lacquer Supports Lung Cancer Foundation

April 1, 2009 | Article

Lung cancer is the number-one killer of women in terms of cancer deaths.

On My Mind: Seeing Green

April 1, 2009 | Article

Are you a conscious salon?

Secret Ingredient: Cucumber

April 1, 2009 | Article

Cucumbers are used in a variety of beauty products due to their anti-inflammatory, moisture-regulating, soothing, and cooling properties.

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