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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.

 

Shine On: A Chandelier Made of Polish Bottles

November 22, 2011 | Article

This ceiling fixture is made of over 70 SpaRitual lacquer bottles.

Retail Boutique: Essential Oils and Diffusers

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.

Secret Ingredient: Cuticle Oil

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.

To Peru With Polish

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.

Stop Domestic Abuse Now

October 26, 2011 | Article

Sponsored by the non-profit Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund, the Cut It Out program is dedicated to mobilizing salons to fight domestic abuse in communities across the United States.

Juste B Is Fume Free

October 25, 2011 | Article

Juste B An Organic Nail Bar is Baltimore’s first organic, 100% fume-free nail salon.

Raising Breast Cancer Awareness in Your Salon

September 30, 2011 | Article

Wondering what else you can do to help? Here’s how some of your colleagues are raising funds and raising awareness at the salon.

Spa Gregorie’s Makes Giving Easy

September 15, 2011 | Article

At Spa Gregorie's, a small Southern California-based chain of salons and day spas, they make it easy for their clients to raise money for their favorite causes.

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