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Plants Are Powerful Medicine

August 1, 2008 | Article

So much more than salad, they nurture, energize, balance, heal us: from dream time forward, plants are powerful medicine.

Secret Ingredient: Pomegranate

July 1, 2008 | Article

Associated with health and rebirth, some scholars even place the pomegranate in the
Garden of Eden, instead of an apple.

A Gift From a Flower to a Garden: Let it Grow on You

July 1, 2008 | Article

Ancient cultures from the polar snows to the equator and everywhere in-between worshipped the sun for its energy and power—especially for its ability to bring food from the earth through photosynthesis. Today, we take care to shield our own skin from the UV rays, but the sun remains essential to our life-force. So enjoy organically grown, energizing fruits and vegetables in season from your local farmers market, or grow your own—even if your garden is only a clay pot set on a sunny balcony.

Caring for the Elderly

June 1, 2008 | Article

Clients ages 8 to 80 enjoy salon services, but how techs handle an 8-year-old client will be different from how they handle her senior counterpart. Techs can develop a reputation for being the go-to girl among this expanding demographic by understanding the needs of an older client — and taking the time to meet those needs.

Turning Belief Into Action

June 1, 2008 | Article

Like the Lotus drawing nourishment from deep roots and reaching upward into the light, the eco-beauty movement is growing.

Secret Ingredient: Green Tea

June 1, 2008 | Article

Green tea extracts are often used in skin care products to restore, protect, and heal skin. How does this secret ingredient work?

Explore Earthly Delights in Mississippi

May 1, 2008 | Article

When life gets complicated or stressful, Earthly Delights Day Spa proves that a little pampering can go a long way, especially when using the earth’s natural ingredients for ultimate relaxation.

10 Tips for Staying Healthy at Work

May 1, 2008 | Article

The job of nail tech poses a few special challenges when it comes to your health. The good news is, little changes go a big way toward ensuring a long and healthy career.

Secret Ingredient: Jojoba

April 1, 2008 | Article

There are about 1,700 seeds in a pound; and 17 lbs. of jojoba seeds are required to produce one gallon of oil.

What Is Psoriasis?

April 1, 2008 | Article

Psoriasis is a chronic, recurring condition that commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin. These patches frequently occur on the elbows and knees, but can affect any area including the fingernails and toenails.

Go Green Light [17 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Salon’s Carbon Footprint]

April 1, 2008 | Article

Think you can’t go green with your salon? Think again. The trendy “green lite” movement takes environmentalism to a do-able level, providing you with small — but effective — ways to do your part in helping the environment.

Just Say "WOW"

March 1, 2008 | Article

A good manicure or pedicure should make clients feel special and pampered. Some services push the boundaries in terms of techniques, ingredients, and price to make them exceptional. Take a look at these services that go above and beyond. 

Secret Ingredient: Mica

March 1, 2008 | Article

A closer look at this shiny polish ingredient.

Healthy Habits Start Early

March 1, 2008 | Article

Educating teenage girls and "'tweens" about the importance of wearing shoes, clipping hang nails, and hand-washing, is one way this salon markets to the younger crowd while helping the girls earn their scouting badges at the same time.

Preventing Burn Out Blues

March 1, 2008 | Article

If you’re feeling tired, apathetic, and cranky, you may need more than a good night’s sleep; you could be suffering from job burnout. Early symptoms of burnout are so common, they are commonly overlooked. Learn to identify the symptoms of burnout and develop ways to protect yourself before you crash.

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