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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.

A Woman on a Mission

August 24, 2011 | Article

When nail tech Suzette Rogers heard that her longtime client was once again going on a medical mission to Guatemala, her interest was piqued. The more she heard the more she knew she had to go along.

Nail Artists Can Help Beat Breast Cancer

August 23, 2011 | Article

The Bras for Hope Coalition is asking for your support in raising money for the distribution of post-mastectomy bras and prosthetics for women affected by breast cancer. Bras for Hope is sponsoring a nail art contest and awareness campaign.

What’s Your Green IQ?

August 5, 2011 | Article

Think you know a lot about protecting the planet and being eco-conscious in the salon? Take this quiz to see what your green report card looks like.     

They Need Professional Help

August 3, 2011 | Article

One way to show your gratitude and give back to the community that supported you, says Tamara Jercha, is to help unemployed individuals in your area.

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