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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.

Use Caution with Certain Essential Oils

March 1, 2010 | News

Irritation and sensitivity are possible with the use of almost any essential oil.

Green Polish Up in Popularity

September 30, 2009 | News

Green doesn't mean just eco-friendly anymore—the polish is seeing more showtime.

America’s Beauty Show Saves 400 Trees

August 26, 2009 | News

As the first beauty show to host a SalonSpa Sustainability Summit in 2008 and again this year, the owners and producers of America’s Beauty Show have made a commitment to integrating sustainability under three key elements: continued economic development to sustain our businesses, social progress to support and protect our communities, and an active and involved concern for the environment.

Marie Claire Picks "Green" Faves

April 28, 2009 | News

Marie Claire magazine picks natural, planet-preserving style pieces.

Pretty in Purple

April 20, 2009 | News

SpaRitual’s Solitude polish was featured in W Magazine’s September 2008 issue in a piece about violet beauty products.

Go Green with Zoya Environmentally Friendly Nail Polish Exchange

April 16, 2009 | News

Through June 1, 2009, Zoya will replenish your nail polish wardrobe and properly dispose of your old polish according to EPA guidelines

Pregnant Clients: Essential Oils to Avoid

April 14, 2009 | News

It’s hard to believe the practice of aromatherapy could be harmful to a pregnant client, but in fact some essential oils — called “emmenagogues” — are known to induce menstruation or other types of bleeding.

Up Your Green Profile With Envi Reusable Bags

April 8, 2009 | News

Reusable bags are not only good for the environment, they’re good for your salon’s image.

Tweezerman Supports Tree-Planting Efforts

February 11, 2009 | News

Tweezerman is proud to support the National Arbor Day Foundation’s mission of inspiring people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. The company is donating $1 from every “Go Green” Mini Slant Tweezer to the foundation, which means a new tree will be planted with every purchase.

SpaRitual Partners With Trees for the Future

December 22, 2008 | News

On behalf of the brand’s socially conscious spa and salon partners, SpaRitual has purchased 5,000 trees to be planted in India through a donation to Trees for the Future, which benefits people living on threatened lands.

Green Salon Certification Launches in Florida

October 16, 2008 | News

The Florida Association of Beauty Professionals (FAB) has launched a new, industry-wide certification program that will allow environmentally friendly salons to demonstrate their commitment to the industry and consumers.

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