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On My Mind: Don't Forget to Breathe

Sometimes all we need to do is pause to reflect on what matters most — our health,our loved ones, our freedom — and don’t forget to breathe.

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Beauty Professionals Achieve Balance at Destination Rejuvenation

As women around the world struggle to combat stress, pressure, and fears of economic uncertainty, Destination Rejuvenation provides much needed solace for beauty industry professionals.

How to Send Good Energy When You’re Having a Bad Day

As long as the sun rises in the East, they will be out there — bad days. We all have them. No, we can’t make all the bad stuff go away but we can keep it from affecting our clients. Prepare in advance to avoid passing on all that negative energy, and your next bad day may pass without any negative toll on your business.

10 Tips to Stay Sane This Holiday Season

Salon owner Shari Finger has survived a lot of holiday madness in her 21 years behind the nail table. Here are her top 10 tips for sailing through those hectic weeks with your sanity intact.

14 Things You Absolutely Must Do to Get Work-Life Balance

For more than fifteen years I have conducted research among both those who feel that their lives are balanced, and those who believe that their lives are way out of whack. I have seen that those in balance and those out of balance are not separated by education, upbringing, marital status, or even income. So, the obvious question: What separates them? Here’s the short answer: The actions they take day in and day out.

A Moment of Peace — Switching Gears Between Clients

Seeing a steady stream of clients all day can be mentally and physically draining. NAILS asked readers how they take a moment to relax and switch gears between cli-ents. A surprising number found the routine they developed to prepare for their next client has become a soothing ritual.

How Do You Balance Your Business and Personal Lives?

NAILS asked nail care professionals how they manage the juggle of business and personal. Enjoy their practical advice.

To Share or Not to Share

There’s no question workplaces have become more casual, but not all traces of professionalism have been erased. How do you maintain your professionalism when your personal life has become difficult? The challenge for techs is in knowing where to draw the line between personal and professional when the two are so closely connected.

Tech Finds Rewards in Tending to Homebound Clients

These clients are especially grateful for at-home manicures by Holly Schippers, but she's the one who says they provide something very special for her.

Can Doing Nails Make You Fat?

Staying active has to be a conscious effort. We can’t hold our jobs totally responsible for our weight issues, but they do play a role. I’ve seen from personal experience the effect of a sedentary job.