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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 22, 2011 | Article
This ceiling fixture is made of over 70 SpaRitual lacquer bottles.
November 4, 2011 | Article
Essential oils have many uses: burn the oils in a diffuser, use as a perfume, or dab some on a warm cloth and use for dusting and cleaning. Consider offering these diffusing kits as retail items to your clients — or try them out to make your salon smell warm and inviting.
October 31, 2011 | Article
The frequent cherry on top of Sunday manicures, cuticle oil acts as a quick massage lubricant for fingertips while also sealing in moisture to keep the cuticle area and eponychium soft and supple.
October 26, 2011 | Article
Shannon Byrd, a nail tech at Modern Beauty Shop in Albemarle, N.C., accompanied a church group on a trip to a Peruvian orphanage, the New Life Children’s Home.