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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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”:

Abrioné Chakra Masques

Energize your mind, body, and spirit with VB Cosmetics’ refreshing line of Abrioné Chakra Masques.

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.

Balancing Work and Home Life

Balancing work and home life can be a tough task in many professions, and nail techs are often susceptible to last minute appointments and closing time squeeze-ins. NAILS asked salon professionals if it is possible to maintain a healthy balance between work and personal life, and if so, how have they managed to do it.

Manicures, Pedicures, and Facelifts?!