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5 Ways to Reboot Your Brain After One Year of COVID Anxiety and Stress

It has been one year since the World Health Organization declared we were living in a pandemic. The stress of this reality can impact our health, physically and mentally. Here are tips to help us stay well from an award-winning scientist who has devoted his career to mental health and researching the brain.

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We Need a Mental Health Vacation: Strategies for Getting Away From the Stress

Nearly 8 in 10 adults (78%) say the coronavirus pandemic is a significant source of stress in their lives, while 3 in 5 (60%) say the number of issues America faces is overwhelming to them. We take a deep breath and consider two proven stress relievers: meditation and mindfulness.

A Wellness Arrival Ritual Makes Mask-Wearing a Little Easier for Clients

Two salons incorporate essential oils in an arrival ritual that encourages clients to relax, while making wearing a mask more pleasant.

An Ergonomic System that Helps Attract Talent

After implementing Freestyle Systems into her new salon design, Lei Cicero uses it as a selling point when recruiting new team members.

How to Communicate When an Employee or Guest Tests Positive for COVID-19

In SALON TODAY's Burning Questions series, Summit Salon's Heather Bagby offers advice to owners and managers regarding what actions to take when a guest or employee tests positive for COVID-19.

10 Ways to Take A Mental Health Moment

Is the stress of this new reality getting to you? Take a moment to focus on your own mental wellness with one of these quick restorative ideas.

Save Me From Hair Care Committed to Suicide Prevention

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This hair care brand is working to help stylists approach and understand this highly taboo and stigmatized topic.

Rethinking the 4 Design Imperatives in the Post-Pandemic Salon

Sheltering in place has taught us much, and this recent pandemic will be impacting our perception about the world around us long after we emerge from isolation. In light of our shared experience, Salon Designer Michele Pelafas examines the four design imperatives--space, comfort, wellness and quality--discussing how our perceptions are shifting around each one.

How Spas are Incorporating CBD into Treatments

When the stay-at-home orders are lifted and clients begin returning to the salon and spa, treatments for stress and relaxation will top the list of needs. Many spas around the country have found success with treatments that incorporate CBD. Find out how its being used.

Beauty and Wellness Tips for Sheltering at Home

PENZONE Salon + Spa's Debra Penzone offers her favorite recipes for smoothies and facial masks, walks viewers through chair yoga when you need a stretch after hours of Zoom calls, and a meditative moment to end your day.