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Eco-friendly business ideas, new products, and issues relevant to "green-minded" salons.



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Secret Ingredient: Açai Berries

April 21, 2011 | Article

Açai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) is a small, deep purple berry that grows on certain palm trees in Central and South America.

Java Gives a Jolt to Barista Line

April 19, 2011 | Article

Growing Green

March 29, 2011 | Article

As we become more aware of our health and environment, many of us are making small changes to "go green." Those changes don’t need to end when we walk into the salon. By taking small steps, we can improve our work environment as we "grow" green.

Secret Ingredient: Panthenol

March 23, 2011 | Article

Panthenol was the original ingredient that inspired the name for international hair care brand Pantene, which made its debut in 1947 in Europe.

Secret Ingredient: Vitamin E

February 28, 2011 | Article

When vitamin E was discovered, the biggest producer of soybean oil was Eastman Kodak, which used the oil in photo processing. After realizing it could extract alpha tocopherol from the oil waste, it began selling it to vitamin producers and remains a leading supplier to this day.

Powerful Polish

February 28, 2011 | Article

Maria Shriver dons NailEZEE's Power to the Purple polish.

Add Selenite Stone Massage to Your Repertoire

February 26, 2011 | Article

Incorporate the unique healing benefits of selenite into your massages.

Take Care of Your Most Valuable Resources

January 31, 2011 | Article

Tamara Jercha offers the following tips to help improve employer/employee relations, increase productivity, and decrease employee turnover.

Secret Ingredient: Gold

January 13, 2011 | Article

In nail artistry, technicians often incorporate gold flakes or gold powder, as well as various brands of clear lacquer filled with gold leaf pieces.

Secret Ingredient: Red Wine

January 1, 2011 | Article

Ancient Chinese, prior to the second century B.C., made wine from the wild native grapes growing in mountain climates.

Nourish Clients' Skin With Simple Ingredients

January 1, 2011 | Article

Here are some quick and easy food based blends you can use to perform Mandi Newton's Ancient Soak, Scrub, and Rub Procedure on the feet.

Secret Ingredient: Peppermint

December 1, 2010 | Article

Ancient Greek and Romans crowned themselves with peppermint during feasts and adorned their dining tables with its sprigs.

Get Found by Wellness Community

December 1, 2010 | Article

“All salons, yoga and Pilates studios, spas, gyms, and other companies that provide fitness and wellness services are invited to add their business to MindBody Finder,” said Rick Stollmeyer, founder and CEO of MindBody.

Retail Boutique: Gift Wrap

November 1, 2010 | Article

Bright, bold wrapping paper and complementary gift tags can transform any holiday package into a work of art. These companies provide stylish seasonal products with an eco-friendly or design-savvy twist.

Foot Treatments Honor Age-Old Ayurvedic Wisdom

November 1, 2010 | Article

Bodipure offers a line of foot care products by Italian brand LakShmi. Called Pada, it draws on the traditional wisdom of Ayurveda, aromatherapy, and other natural healing systems.

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