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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.

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.

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