Conscious Salon

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



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Nothing Artificial: Natural Nails Only Salons

January 1, 2006 | Article

Ten years ago any nail tech would have called you crazy if you said you were opening a salon that offered only natural nail services. Today, successful natural nail salons are servicing a growing clientele, and most are doing it with very little marketing.

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.

Attitude Transformation

July 1, 2005 | Article

Feel like you’re in a rut? Give yourself an attitude makeover. Sometimes a change of perspective is all you need to ease the pressures of the daily grind and reconnect to the joys of your profession.

The "Om" of Doing Nails

June 1, 2005 | Article

The downside of a full book is the toll it takes on your body. For those dealing with an aching back, tense shoulders, and tired eyes, relief may be found in yoga-inspired exercises that can be done in no time while sitting at your workstation.

10 Ways to Prevent Career Burnout

April 1, 2005 | Article

Giving back, taking time for yourself, and learning something new are all ways to reinvigorate your career ... and your spirit.

Boost Your Self-Esteem, Increase Your Salon Success

December 1, 2004 | Article

Do you find yourself taking things your clients and coworkers tell you personally? Are you occasionally irritable? Maybe your self-esteem could use a pick-me-up. Here’s how you can improve your attitude about yourself and in the process increase your salon success.

Be of Good Cheer (During the Holidays)

December 1, 2004 | Article

Salon owner Cindy Wentzel says reading a magazine in bed helps her to wind down after a hard day.

Spa Clients See the Light

January 1, 2004 | Article

Chromotherapy, also known as color light therapy, is a technique with roots in ancient Egypt, Babylon, and India that uses different-colored lights to evoke different physical and emotional responses.

Spa Offers Healing Touch To Women In Need

November 1, 2003 | Article

Spa offers soothing relief to women who were victims of domestic violence.

In With the “Om”

October 1, 2003 | Article

Americans' fascination with Eastern philosophies and practices is playing out in salons with fresh twists on manicures and pedicures.

Tools to Go

September 14, 2003 | Article

Fear of disease has prompted many clients to go out and buy their own tools. How do you handle sanitation when using those foreign tools?

Team Spirit: How to Motivate Your Staff

September 1, 2003 | Article

If your salon team isn't performing as well as you'd like, it could be because of your leadership. Study the systems that will assist each employee in achieving her best: mission statement, employee evaluations, staff meetings, coaching for individuality, and rewards.

Yoga puts pain relief at hand

May 1, 2003 | Article

A few simple yoga exercises provides not only good overall health, but protection against carpal tunnel syndrome.

Soothing Mind and Body Through Ayurveda

July 1, 2001 | Article

In Ayurvedic nail care, ancient Eastern medicine blends with new-age Westerners’ quest for better health, greater natural beauty, and longer life.

Honey-Dos for Hands and Feet

April 1, 2001 | Article

Cleopatra was onto something with her milk and honey baths. According to the National Honey Board, honey has antioxidant properties that protect and rejuvenate the skin, while its hydrogen peroxide properties aid in cleansing.

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