Conscious Salon

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



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Spa Offers Facial Yoga to Its Patrons

July 3, 2018 | Article

Face yoga is a service that can easily be added on to a facial or other service where the esthetician or massage therapist leads the client through a series of slow and gentle facial movements. 

Plumbing-Free Spa Chair Minimizes Space

May 22, 2018 | Article

Dry Heat Sterilizer Gets an Upgrade

March 5, 2018 | Article

The Pro11 uses FDA-approved high-velocity hot air technology created by RapidHeat to complete its cleaning cycle in as quickly as six minutes.

Modify Pedicures for Pregnant Clients

March 2, 2018 | Article

Techs must take extra care when their clients are expecting. 

How to Market Yourself as a Super Sanitary Salon

February 28, 2018 | Article

Discussing the importance of sanitation can help win clients over when they realize not all salons follow industry best practices.

Little Book of Wisdom Combats Burnout

February 27, 2018 | Article

The Mindful Beauty Maker’s Little Book of Wisdom is an inspirational guide designed as a self-care tool to help beauty professionals develop and maintain internal balance.

Pedicure Packets Allow for Detox and Skin Rejuvenation

February 2, 2018 | Article

The treatment includes five steps that will help clients’ skin feel moisturized.

Collect Nail Dust With Discreet Device

December 20, 2017 | Article

The device helps improve air quality.

The W Nail Bar: A Sisterly Salon for a Diverse Community

December 20, 2017 | Article

The drive to own a family business runs deep in sisters Lauren Hunter and Manda Mason, who left careers in recruitment and finance to pursue their dream of opening an all-natural nail salon in Columbus, Ohio, sparked by an overnight epiphany.

Are Dual-Use Setups Comfortable for Techs?

October 25, 2017 | Article

Dual-use setups that allow a client to receive a mani-pedi in the same chair are time-savers for clients. However, if not designed correctly, they can mean an aching back or neck for the tech.

Nails and the Oncology Client

September 26, 2017 | Article

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so in honor of all those affected now and in the future, NAILS is reviewing the best ways for nail techs to service clients with cancer. 

New Recycling Program Targets Environmentally Conscious Salons

August 30, 2017 | Article

Originating in Canada, Green Circle Salons hopes to repurpose and recycle 95% of salon and spa waste.

Create a Nail Menu Where East Meets West

August 16, 2017 | Article

With the continued competition in the nail industry, it’s crucial to distinguish your salon from the other guy’s. Some owners have found success by adding ancient methods to their modern menus.   

You Can Recycle That?!

March 24, 2017 | Article

It’s time to move past recycling basics like paper, plastic, and aluminum. Read on to find new life for many of the items that may cross your salon’s threshold — from packing peanuts to wine corks.

How to Offer Natural Nail Spa Services

March 15, 2017 | Article

From handmade scrubs, to aromatherapy, to decor, here’s how to take your typical salon offerings from ho-hum to spa-wonderful. 

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