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A Study in Bliss: Thai Foot Massage

July 16, 2012 | Article

A component of Thai massage, Thai foot massage was born out of the Ayurvedic medical system in India thousands of years ago.

Slow Down Your World

June 28, 2012 | Article

Today’s fast world needs a pause button, so SpaRitual founder Shel Pink launched Slow Beauty to deliver just that.

Podiatrist Formulates Natural Foot Cream and Nail Oil

June 27, 2012 | Article

New York City-based podiatrist Dr. Krista Archer has launched her own line of ARCH skin products, which use natural ingredients to heal and moisturize dry, cracked feet and protect the nails.

Waste Not

June 27, 2012 | Article

Tamara Jercha of the National Association of Eco-Friendly Salons & Spas says your salon can affirm its commitment to the earth by recycling items that are not recycled by your local municipality.

Soy Candles Make for Great Private Labeling

June 27, 2012 | Article

Because Soi candles are made of 100% all-natural soy oil, your clients will enjoy clean, soot-free burning that lasts 40% longer than paraffin wax candles.

Bath Salts Drug No Relation to Legitimate Spa Salts; Beauty Manufacturers Address Customer Concerns

June 21, 2012 | Article

Some foot soak companies have had problems because of the misleading name of this illegal drug.

Create a Salon “Green Team” with Coordinator to Spearhead Efforts

May 18, 2012 | Article

At least one salon employee must be given the responsibility to carry out environmentally friendly practices at the salon or the initiative will fizzle out, according to a newly released white paper by the National Association of Eco-Friendly Salons & Spas (NAEFSS).

The Mani-Cure Project Aids Women Battling Cancer

April 20, 2012 | Article

Nail tech Sam Rivenbark started The Mani-Cure Project in 2009 to help women with cancer.

Help OPI Fight Diabetes

April 20, 2012 | Article

OPI’s new City of Hope limited promotion celebrates City of Hope 2012 Spirit of Life honoree George Schaeffer.

Crystal Nail Files Offer a Green Alternative

April 17, 2012 | Article

The emery board scores low on the “green-o-meter.” “The number of trees used to make millions of files and the landfill space taken up by these little 5-in. sticks is more enormous than you can imagine,” says Barry LaVaque, president of LaVaque Tweezers.

Websites Worth Watching: SpaEvidence.com

April 16, 2012 | Article

Is there scientific evidence that a 45-minute massage decreases stress hormones and boosts the immune system or that mineral baths and mud packs alleviate pain? Yes and yes, say the folks behind SpaEvidence.com.

Retail Boutique: Eco-Friendly Kitchenware

March 30, 2012 | Article

Why not let your green salon serve as an inspiration to your clients? From recyclable beverage glasses to organic soaps in your bathroom, if your products are sustainable and cute, everyone will be wondering where you shop — and you can point them in the direction of your retail space.

Beauty Pros Are Changing the World

March 21, 2012 | Article

The Beauty Changes Lives Blog answers that question by showcasing how beauty professionals and ordinary “civilians” are using beauty to benefit individuals and communities around the globe.

OPI’s Schaeffer Raising Millions for Diabetes Research

March 19, 2012 | Article

Schaeffer’s personal goal is to raise and donate over $5 million to help City of Hope continue to advance their mission. He will personally match up to $2.5 million raised for the George W. Schaeffer Endowment for Innovation in Diabetes Research.

Color Therapy: The Next New Thing

March 16, 2012 | Article

Qua Baths and Spa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas is one of the first spas in the country to offer Aura-Soma therapy, a combination of massage and aromatherapy with the natural healing powers of color and light.

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