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Got Space? Get Yoga

February 1, 2008 | Article

If you've got the room, why not round out your salon's offerings by introducing yoga to mix?

The Essence of Essential Oils

November 1, 2007 | Article

Have you been interested in adding aromatherapy to your nail service menu, but were unsure about where to start? We provide you with some handy tips on working with essential oils, plus a closer look at some of the most popular ones.

Shameful Habits Survey

August 1, 2007 | Article

How meticulous are you when it comes to practicing safety and sanitation guidelines?

Boredom Be Gone! Our A–Z Guide to Keeping Yourself Entertained in the Salon

July 1, 2007 | Article

Combat boredom in the salon by varying your routine and trying new things from time to time. Whether you’ve got a little downtime or you simply need to kick-start a new routine, there are many ways to re-energize and refresh your surroundings in order to up the entertainment factor of your job.

Balancing Work and Home Life

July 1, 2007 | Article

Balancing work and home life can be a tough task in many professions, and nail techs are often susceptible to last minute appointments and closing time squeeze-ins. NAILS asked salon professionals if it is possible to maintain a healthy balance between work and personal life, and if so, how have they managed to do it.

Do You Speak Spa?

May 1, 2007 | Article

If so, you’re most likely already familiar with the latest spa marketing buzzwords identified by Spa Finder in its 2007 trends forecast. For those of you who are not yet fluent in the lingo, this glossary provides a translation.

Going for the Green: Eco-Conscious Salons

February 1, 2007 | Article

Salons have always been centered around a beauty philosophy — but what happens when salons extend that outlook to include Mother Earth? As green salons pop up all over the country, find out what this trend means to you.

Sorry Kermit, It Is Easy Being Green

November 1, 2006 | Article

I know it can be a gigantic pain to deal with old polish but you shouldn’t throw it in the trashcan. Disposal of polish in most cities requires special handling.

Med-spa Franchises: A New Frontier for Salon Owners

September 1, 2006 | Article

Salon owners seeking to expand their service offerings might want to look outside the nail care industry. Medical spas are on the rise, but the financial stakes are high and the issues complex. Franchisors offer experience and support that can smooth the way to ownership.

Full Steam Ahead: Understanding Autoclaving

September 1, 2006 | Article

In the past autoclaves in the beauty industry were for the super clean-conscious. Now, they’re gaining ground in Texas as required equipment in nail salons. As this medical-grade machine makes its way into salons and spas, owners should know just what they are.

The Power of Green: Salon Echo Makes Services Eco-Chic

July 1, 2006 | Article

Environmentally conscious salon owners Maria and Gary Sigman built a green salon from the ground up in an up-and-coming neighborhood in Chicago. From organically-derived products and reclaimed building materials to yoga classes and service discounts for bike riders, Salon Echo strives to be eco-friendly in every respect.

Ten Ways . . . to be Resilient in the Midst of Everything

April 1, 2006 | Article

Don't let a full day at the salon wring the life out of you. Give yourself the care you need and you'll thrive even on the most challenging of days.

Nail Tech Writes Inspirational Book

April 1, 2006 | Article

Well-known nail industry veteran and NSI educator, Erin Snyder, has book of inspirational works published.

As I See It: Rejuvenation Is a State of Mind

April 1, 2006 | Article

Our theme this month: Rejuvenation. Jump-start. Refresh. New beginnings. Spring cleaning. Reinvigorate.

Rock Your Clients' Services

December 1, 2005 | Article

Once used mostly in massage, stones (both hot and cold) are gaining a wider audience and appearing in manicure and pedicure services. Find out why these stones can be a therapeutic experience for your clients — and for you.

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