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).
April 20, 2012 | Article
Nail tech Sam Rivenbark started The Mani-Cure Project in 2009 to help women with cancer.
April 20, 2012 | Article
OPI’s new City of Hope limited promotion celebrates City of Hope 2012 Spirit of Life honoree George Schaeffer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 23, 2012 | Article
As an avid supporter of ethical treatment for animals and the manufacturer of a cruelty-free line of spa products, Cuccio Naturalé has donated gift baskets to support the efforts of the Bunny Luv Rabbit Resource Center in Van Nuys, Calif., and has helped save the lives of hundreds of rabbits.
February 21, 2012 | Article
This is a perfect time for your salon or spa to become a recycling resource for small items such as batteries or cell phones.
February 10, 2012 | Article
Reflexology is a massage technique that is gaining popularity in salons. It differs from traditional massage by releasing pressure points instead of rubbing muscles.
February 1, 2012 | Article
NAILS is in the Valentine’s spirit, and so are many of our readers. As an ode to
all of the significant others out there — who help with housework and, importantly in the beauty profession, cope with crazy night and weekend schedules — here are some beauty professionals and their loved ones who make it all work.
January 30, 2012 | Article
West Chester, Pa.-based Calista Grand Salon and Spa broke a Guinness World Record for most haircuts.
January 24, 2012 | Article
The Semi-Precious Home Collection by The Amazing Stone Fragrance Corporation uses semi-precious gems to enhance candles, reed diffusers, room mists, hand soaps, and body oils — and the result is beautiful.