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Nail Artist Creates Nail Designs for Ocean Plastic Awareness

Nail artist Jade Evangelou was inspired by the problem of plastic in the oceans to create this nail art using Morgan Taylor Lacquer.

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New Recycling Program Targets Environmentally Conscious Salons

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

Top 10 Emerging Spa Trends

From on-demand service to using natural ingredients, these spa trends will help keep your business ahead of the industry curve.

Push to Ban Microbeads Is Expanding

As those tiny plastic pellets known as microbeads make their way down our drains and into our oceans and lakes, a growing number of states — eight at press time — are taking steps to ban their use, while the federal government is also exploring the issue.

What It Means to Be Green in 2014

Ready to do your part to help the environment? Greening your salon is easier than you think. Our comprehensive guide takes you beyond “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” with innovative ideas to help you offset your carbon footprint.  

Crystal Nail Files Offer a Green Alternative

The emery board scores low on the “green-o-meter.” “The number of trees used to make millions of files and the landfill space taken up by these little 5-in. sticks is more enormous than you can imagine,” says Barry LaVaque, president of LaVaque Tweezers.

Green Salon: Features of an Environmentally Friendly Nail Salon

ROB|B Salon has earned the distinction of being the first-ever nail salon to be certified as environmentally and energy-efficient by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Sole Survivor Foot Therapy Kit

Scandle has expanded its commitment to providing eco-friendly products through the introduction of sustainable and fair-trade beauty accessories and other spa treats.

Become a Mini Recycling Center

This is a perfect time for your salon or spa to become a recycling resource for small items such as batteries or cell phones.

Green Kitchen Rules Apply to the Salon As Well

“Going green is in, and that’s a good thing,” says Chef Paul F. Magnant, Dean of Culinary at Stratford University. Many of his recommendations for going green in the kitchen apply to the salon as well, whether you’re serving food and beverages to clients or using all-natural ingredients in specialty hand and food treatments. “Even following through with just a couple of the tips below will net positive results,” he says.