Health Working healthy in the salon and understanding your products

Healthy Living: Bloodborne Pathogens

Are you at risk for catching a dangerous virus in your salon? Although rare, it is possible to contract a bloodborne pathogen during a nail service....

5 Things Your Client’s Skin May Reveal...

The condition of our skin can tell us something about what’s going on with our overall health.

Cosmetics Shopping With a Conscience

Animal-testing of cosmetics is not a thing of the past, and what you read on the label can be misleading, says Santosh Krinsky, CEO of the...

Something to Talk About: Refusing...

Sometimes being a professional means making the difficult choice to refuse to perform a service on a client. Knowing when to make that call is the...

More Harmonious Workplace, Happier You

When taught in a business environment, Transcendental Meditation has been linked to reductions in absenteeism, ill health, and stress, and increases...

Salon Sanitation

Something to Talk About: Salon Sanitation

It’s likely your clients will hear horror stories of the risks associated with getting manicures and pedicures. Be ready with a response that assures them you’ve taken the necessary steps to protect them.

Working Healthy

Healthy Living: Bloodborne Pathogens

Are you at risk for catching a dangerous virus in your salon? Although rare, it is possible to contract a bloodborne pathogen during a nail service. Learn how to protect yourself from these potentially devastating diseases.

Conscious Salon

Cosmetics Shopping With a Conscience

Animal-testing of cosmetics is not a thing of the past, and what you read on the label can be misleading, says Santosh Krinsky, CEO of the personal-care brand Beauty Without Cruelty.

Industry Legislation

Q&A With a Beauty Industry Advocate

Politics Beauty is an umbrella organization that consists of state-level, grassroots advocacy organizations that initiate and address legislation that affects the beauty and barber industry. At its head is nail tech Tamara Johnson. We asked Johnson to tell us about the organization and how readers can become involved.

How Do You Do That?

Read through our archives of demos and how-to’s in the most comprehensive step by step nail section on the web.
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Chemist’s Corner: Glitter

Read what Jim McConnell, a chemist and the president of Light Elegance, has to say about how glitter's made and why it sparkles.

The Science of Nails

The Anatomy of a Finger and Nail

Nail Lingo: Learn to speak fluent nail by knowing your anatomy. This illustration will help you know all the proper names and locations of the parts that make up a single nail tip.

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Market Research

Market Research How big is the U.S. nail business? $7.3 billion. What's the average service price for a manicure? Dig into our decades' deep research archives.

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VietSALON

The U.S. Vietnamese salon industry represents more than half of all salons. VietSALON serves this market with a bi-monthly Vietnamese language print magazine and a community-oriented website.

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