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Secret Ingredient: Dead Sea Salts

October 1, 2008 | Article

The waters of the Dead Sea have been renowned for their therapeutic effects since ancient times. Two thousand years ago, the Jewish Roman historian Flavius wrote that the salts from the Dead Sea “heal the human body.”

14 Things You Absolutely Must Do to Get Work-Life Balance

September 1, 2008 | Article

For more than fifteen years I have conducted research among both those who feel that their lives are balanced, and those who believe that their lives are way out of whack. I have seen that those in balance and those out of balance are not separated by education, upbringing, marital status, or even income. So, the obvious question: What separates them? Here’s the short answer: The actions they take day in and day out.

On the mornings when it’s hard to get out of bed, what do you tell yourself to motivate yourself to go to work?

September 1, 2008 | Article

Looking for a positive way to get motivated and go to work each day? These readers share their secrets (and sense of purpose!) which will surely inspire you.

Making the Kindest Cut of All

September 1, 2008 | Article

Pantene Beautiful Lengths was created to bring people together and donate beautiful healthy hair to create free wigs for women and girls who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments.

Secret Ingredient: Honey

September 1, 2008 | Article

Cleopatra of Egypt regularly took honey and milk baths to maintain her youthful appearance.

Off the Beaten Path

September 1, 2008 | Article

Reiki, ear candling and teeth-whitening are just a few of the alternative services being offered in salons around the country.

On the Road: Mani Pedi Cutie!, Hermosa Beach, Calif.

August 1, 2008 | Article

Mani Pedi Cutie! caters to moms and daughters - providing them with their own individual space and needs.

Ritual Renewal

August 1, 2008 | Article

Blame it on Descartes. Modern society fragments our body, mind and spirit into warring entities. In some forms of religious interpretation, the body is portrayed as the enemy, as the source of unholy appetites and base impulses. We feel differently, and embrace the body, even with its occasional sneezes, pimples, hiccups, and cravings for raw cookie-dough, as our most tangible expression and daily experience of the sacred.

Chopra Yoga and Meditation Move to the Spa

August 1, 2008 | Article

Bonnie Waters, founder of the 24-year-old Changes Salon & Day Spa in Walnut Creek, Calif., describes the ambiance as “two worlds under one roof” since her spa and salon fuses beauty and body therapies with what she terms “mind fitness.” In a rare offering for day spas and salons, Changes offers meditation and spiritual yoga instruction inspired by the practices of Dr. Deepak Chopra.

A Moment of Peace — Switching Gears Between Clients

August 1, 2008 | Article

Seeing a steady stream of clients all day can be mentally and physically draining. NAILS asked readers how they take a moment to relax and switch gears between cli-ents. A surprising number found the routine they developed to prepare for their next client has become a soothing ritual.

This Spa Treatment Is a Snooze

August 1, 2008 | Article

Sleep is the latest amenity at Aqua Hotel in Cancun, Mexico.

Secret Ingredient: Seaweed

August 1, 2008 | Article

Algotherapy is the use of seaweed or seaweed extracts in health or beauty treatments.

10 Ways to Make Your Salon More Green

August 1, 2008 | Article

Start a simple green program in your salon, then promote it to your clients.

How Do You Balance Your Business and Personal Lives?

August 1, 2008 | Article

NAILS asked nail care professionals how they manage the juggle of business and personal. Enjoy their practical advice.

Good to Go Greening: Minimize Your Carbon Footprint While Traveling

August 1, 2008 | Article

Vacations are the time to cut loose and kick up our heels, and welcome the break from our usual routine. Just remember to bring the best of your eco-consciousness with you when you prepare to travel.

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