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From Farm to Manicure

December 24, 2013 | Article

Is a garden the new must-have addition to a salon setup? More salons are growing their own herbs, fruits, and vegetables for use in scrubs, manicures, and pedicures.    

Presbyopia

December 2, 2013 | Article

Seemingly a rite of passage for anyone over 40, presbyopia (near-sightedness) can be a game-changer for nail techs. Learn simple ways to adjust to the inevitable so you’re not side-lined at work.

Wear Those Gloves, Folks

December 1, 2013 | Article

“When people say they can’t work with gloves, aren’t they really saying they won’t work with gloves?” asks industry chemist Doug Schoon.

Pop Goes the Gift Card

November 25, 2013 | Article

Your salon gift cards are probably on everyone’s wish-lists this year.

Did You Get Your Copy of The Big Book?

November 21, 2013 | Article

NAILS’ 2013-2014 Big Book is the ultimate resource for those in the nail industry. With information on the latest statistics and trends, this annual issue also contains a state board directory, salon safety guidelines, and a marketers directory.

Belava Debuts New Bowl With Disposable Liner

October 11, 2013 | Article

Belava has added a new product to its line: small, manicure-size bowls with disposable liners.

Personal Trainer: Respiratory Reactions

September 19, 2013 | Article

Studies done by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) consistently show allergens are present in the air of nail salons. Here are five ways to reduce exposure.

Back-Bar Made Easy

September 11, 2013 | Article

AliMarLabs.com, a division of Smell No Evil Ltd., is a private label skin care company that manufactures back-bar products for salons and other entities.

I’m Not Cheap, I’m Thrifty

September 10, 2013 | Article

It never hurts to pinch a few pennies. We asked salon owners and nail techs for some of their best money-saving tips and added a few of our own.

Who Doesn’t Love Chocolate?

August 19, 2013 | Article

 “The scent of chocolate triggers the release of chemicals in the brain that produces a feeling similar to when one first falls in love,” says Dr. William Comiskey, N.D., founder and president of Keyano Aromatics, Inc., makers of the Chocolate Spa Collection.

Beach Locale Inspires Natural Nail Salon

August 14, 2013 | Article

After a lengthy hiatus, one-time nail tech Pamela Reeder jumps back into the salon world — toes first — with an array of natural nail services in Solana Beach, Calif.   

Combat Career Burnout

August 14, 2013 | Article

Check out these four ways to get your mojo back when you’re singing the blues. Your body and mind will thank you, and you’ll be able to enjoy your career in the nail industry for years to come.    

Relieve Tension, Restore Energy

May 9, 2013 | Article

For you or your clients, Aculief provides wearable pressure to the LI4 acupressure point located between the thumb and forefinger in order to promote well-being, relieve tension, and restore the body’s natural energy flow.

Recycle Salon Flip-Flops, Earn Coupons

May 8, 2013 | Article

By signing up at www.terracycle.com, salons can help keep disposable pedicure flip-flops out of local landfills and earn Old Navy coupons to share with customers.

Chakra Maintenance

April 12, 2013 | Article

Mountain Body’s Chakra Dead Sea Bath Salts are available in formulations that correspond to the seven major chakras located along the spine.

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