June 27, 2012
Tamara Jercha of the National Association of Eco-Friendly Salons & Spas says your salon can affirm its commitment to the earth by recycling items that are not recycled by your local municipality.
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December 28, 2011
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.
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May 19, 2011
A peaceful retreat, Crave Nail Spa was created using eco-friendly materials and offers clients a wide range of services using natural products.
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August 1, 2010
The Green Spa Network offers these easy-to-implement tips that can help reduce the environmental footprint of your salon.
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March 10, 2010
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.
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June 1, 2009
ROB|B: An OPI Concept Salon in Studio City, Calif., was awarded the highly coveted LEED certification, which provides independent, third-party verification that a building project meets the highest green building and performance measures.
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May 1, 2009
At Recess in Los Angeles, owner Nidhi Lal pays more than just lip service to the salon’s eco-conscious reputation. She’s made an offer to clients who might otherwise dispose of their half-empty polish bottles improperly: Bring them into the salon and for every 10 bottles, they will receive a free manicure. For every 15 bottles, they earn a free pedicure.
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March 16, 2009
When clients are thirsty, what do you hand them? What you give them to drink inevitably leaves its mark on the planet, so some salons and spas are choosing wisely.
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March 1, 2009
Managing editor Sree Roy visits ROB|B: An OPI Concept Salon on opening day.
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November 1, 2008
Joi Nail Spa in Berkeley, Calif., enriches its community with a unique assortment of services, including authentic Chinese reflexology.
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September 17, 2007
The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded two Seattle non-profit groups $100,000 to help nail salons become more conscious of the toxicity of some of the chemicals used during business.
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February 1, 2007
Salons have always been centered around a beauty philosophy — but what happens when salons extend that outlook to include Mother Earth? As green salons pop up all over the country, find out what this trend means to you.
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July 1, 2006
Environmentally conscious salon owners Maria and Gary Sigman built a green salon from the ground up in an up-and-coming neighborhood in Chicago. From organically-derived products and reclaimed building materials to yoga classes and service discounts for bike riders, Salon Echo strives to be eco-friendly in every respect.
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