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Healthy Tech: Samantha Silvius

After being asked to stand in her best friend’s wedding, Ontario, Canada-based nail tech and OPI brand educator Samantha Silvius took the opportunity to improve her health.

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Chin Up! Techniques to Improve Your Attitude (and Your Client’s Attitude) During a Bad Day

Next time you or your client is in a grumpy mood, try these techniques to turn around a bad attitude.

On My Mind: The Future of Beauty

When it comes to nail products, the link between professional and consumer is undeniable. I have been to several industry events that catered to both pro and consumer, but recently I attended FounderMade Discovery, an event geared solely toward the future of consumer beauty, wellness, and food.

HAND CARE: How to Protect Your Most Valuable Asset During Winter

Your hands see a lot during the day--with strain, chemicals, constant moisture and contact, don't let winter take its toll on you, too.

Understanding Mindfulness: Calming the Chaos in our Mind, Body, and Soul

In the next few weeks, we will visit different areas of the salon that could use some mindfulness and practice a few mindful activities.

Beauty Defined

Milady’s Beauty & Wellness Dictionary, 3rd Edition, is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, A to Z reference of beauty and wellness-related terms.

Websites Worth Watching: SpaEvidence.com

Is there scientific evidence that a 45-minute massage decreases stress hormones and boosts the immune system or that mineral baths and mud packs alleviate pain? Yes and yes, say the folks behind SpaEvidence.com.

The Manicure Coach Dispenses More Than TLC

With more than 20 years spent in the behavioral health industry as a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist, Donna Davis had worked with everyone from teens to seniors specializing in improving self-esteem, achieving personal goals, life transitions, and relationship issues. Then, two years ago, she entered the nail industry — but she didn’t leave her counseling work behind.

Get Found by Wellness Community

“All salons, yoga and Pilates studios, spas, gyms, and other companies that provide fitness and wellness services are invited to add their business to MindBody Finder,” said Rick Stollmeyer, founder and CEO of MindBody.

Build a Protective Bubble

Clients can drain you and not even realize they’re doing it, says Vicki Peters of Vicki Peters Nail Products. But for the sake of our mental health, it’s important to be able to create some emotional distance between yourself and these clients. To help, Peters shares a technique she learned from her mentor Norm Freed, a psychologist, to erect boundaries. It’s called “The Bubble”: