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Eco Polish Expands

November 2, 2012 | News

Redbook Mag, in its November 2012 issue, featured two new eco-friendly polish brands: Scotch Naturals and Sula.

Try New Tools

September 20, 2012 | News

Common beauty goods make great nail tools, according to an article featured in Allure magazine's September 2012 "Nail Report."

Eco-Friendly Beauty Products

May 7, 2012 | News

InStyle magazine's May 2012 issue features a list of recommended eco-friendly beauty products. Consider carrying these brands in your salon, either to use on clients or to sell as retail.

I Love DKMS Polish

October 29, 2011 | News

Just a reminder that OPI is still selling its I Love DKMS Nail Lacquer, in which OPI will donate $20,000 from sales directly to DKMS, the world's largest bone marrow donor center.

Salon Products to Support Breast Cancer Causes

October 20, 2011 | News

Every year, beauty magazines such as SELF, Glamour, and  Elle round up the latest pink beauty products to benefit breast cancer causes. Spread awareness this month by using or selling them in your salon.

OPI’s Schaeffer Supports Cedars-Sinai

August 23, 2011 | News

George Schaeffer — the founder, president, and CEO of OPI Products and CEO of Aloxxi International   — has continued in his giving ways with a major gift to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

A.I.I. Laces Up for a Cure

August 3, 2011 | News

On May 7, employees of American International Industries (A.I.I.) joined more than 50,000 walkers and runners at the 18th Annual Revlon Run/Walk in Los Angeles. This event raises funds that are crucial to the fight against women’s cancers.

Spilo Worldwide Gives Back

June 27, 2011 | News

Every year, Spilo Worldwide offers its customers a selection of pink products to support Breast Cancer Research.

Prevent Bacteria in Your Salon

June 22, 2011 | News

Shape featured a woman’s story about her battle with MRSA.

Tweezerman Continues Philanthropic Initiatives

April 29, 2011 | News

This spring, Tweezerman announced its partnership with Starlight Children’s Foundation in launching the new Reach for the Stars Mini Slant Tweezer and Zip File.

Beating the Winter Nail Blues

March 23, 2011 | News

Shape speaks with NYC-based dermatologist Neil Sadick, M.D., about fixing some of the most common wintertime nail issues.

Doctor’s Weigh in on Cuticle Work

March 16, 2011 | News

Allure gets expert advice on cuticle work from Richard K. Scher, professor emeritus of dermatology at Columbia University, and May P. Lupo, clinical professor of dermatology at Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans.

Organic Polish Gets Popular

October 18, 2010 | News

The new Ginger + Liz Colour Collection has already become popular with celebrities.

Get “Going Green” Off Your To-Do List

March 10, 2010 | News

Salon owners looking to go green can suffer from information overload and become paralyzed, says Tamara Jercha, president of the National Association of Eco-Friendly Salons & Spas (NAEFSS). “They do nothing because they don’t know where to start,” she says. Her solution: Begin with the Salon & Spa Sustainability Model, created by the NAEFSS.

Use Caution With Certain Essential Oils

March 10, 2010 | News

Irritation and sensitivity are possible with the use of almost any essential oil, says Jimm Harrison, author of Milady’s Aromatherapy: Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils for Esthetics. This is one reason most aromatherapy experts recommend against using undiluted oils on the skin.

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