Conscious Salon

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



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Secret Ingredient: Milk

March 1, 2009 | Article

It is said that Cleopatra kept her skin soft and moisturized by bathing in milk. Skin-softening, moisturizing, and filled with nutrients, milk has been a favorite beauty aid for millennia.

On the Road: ROB|B: An OPI Concept Salon

March 1, 2009 | Article

Managing editor Sree Roy visits ROB|B: An OPI Concept Salon on opening day.

Book It, Dan-o

February 11, 2009 | Article

Finding the perfect salon reading material just got easier. Keep clients’ minds occupied during services with green-themed books like Gorgeously Green by Sophie Uliano.

The Three Greatest Challenges Facing the Nail Business

February 1, 2009 | Article

From lack of training to sanitation lapses to treating medical conditions, it’s time for nail techs to come together and raise standards in these all-important areas. Industry chemist Doug Schoon discusses what he sees as the three greatest challenges facing our business and what we can do — as an industry — to face them.

Bridging the Gap: Getting Where You Want to Go

February 1, 2009 | Article

Have you fallen short of achieving your goals? You can move forward, create clarity, and put realistic steps in place to bridge the gaps in your life.

Travel Talk

February 1, 2009 | Article

Are you a road warrior — always jetting off to a tradeshow or workshop somewhere in the world? If so, these great resources, ideas, and travel tips will make your life a little easier.

Secret Ingredient: Volcanic Clay

February 1, 2009 | Article

Volcanic ash clay (also known as sodium bentonite clay) is created when volcanic ash mixes with water. The resulting clay contains a combination of minerals that can provide numerous health and skin benefits.

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.

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