Conscious Salon

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

 

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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.

Spas Take Sleep Seriously

March 1, 2008 | Article

To help urbanites get some rest from their non-stop schedules, New York City’s Yelo offers sanctuaries in the form of private power nap and reflexology treatment rooms.

Retail Boutique: Candles

February 1, 2008 | Article

It’s smart to retail items that go hand-in-hand with your nail services, like polish and hand lotion, but if you go beyond these basic retail items, it can really set your salon apart from the pack. Each month, we’ll feature unique retail items that your clients will love.

Here, Smell This: Product Shelf Life

February 1, 2008 | Article

You may be able to determine if the mystery item in the back section of the fridge has gone bad by a deep, hearty inhale, but does the nose test work on salon products? Read below to learn what it's time to throw out your stock — and how to do it without harming the earth.

Secret Ingredient: Shea Butter

February 1, 2008 | Article

Ghanian women have used shea oil and butter for centuries to protect their skin from the dry Saharan winds.

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