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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.

Cuccio Naturalé Supports BunnyLuv

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.

Become a Mini Recycling Center

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.

Sole Love: A Reflexology Primer

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.   

Our Better Half

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.

World Record-Setting Cut-a-Thon Delivers for Charity

January 30, 2012 | Article

West Chester, Pa.-based Calista Grand Salon and Spa broke a Guinness World Record for most haircuts.

A Gem of a Collection

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.

 

Nontoxique: The Name Says It All

January 23, 2012 | Article

When it turned out the nail and beauty products she used every day as a nail tech were making her sick, Sheila Fredriksen sought out healthy, holistic, and effective products to use instead. When she found nothing that fit the bill, she hired a chemist and together they created the Nontoxique line of hand and foot care products.

Is the Salon Her Cell?

January 4, 2012 | Article

Every year, women are trafficked into the U.S. with the promise of a better life, but instead they find themselves sold as labor or sex slaves. It happens in every industry, including nail salons, massage parlors, and spas.

Giving Girls the Boost They Need

January 4, 2012 | Article

 Augusta, Ga.-based nail tech Kamisha Winfield believes all young girls deserve to be supported in their dreams and given a positive outlet to express their creativity.

Water-Based Polish Line Offers Sophisticated Shades

December 28, 2011 | Article

An alternative to conventional solvent-based nail polish, Scotch Naturals WaterColors produces no noxious fumes or odors and delivers long-lasting, salon-quality color without yellowing of the nails.

A Natural Alternative for Dark, Discolored Nails

November 28, 2011 | Article

A proprietary blend of citrus seed extracts, Citrusway Nail Solution is applied twice daily around and under the nail to combat darkened and discolored nails.

 

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