Crystals are having a moment right now. Just think of the salt lamps that are popping up all over the place. They are made from hand-chiseled solid blocks of ancient crystal salts. The Himalayan salt is said to provide many benefits, including improved breathing, reduction of allergies, fewer headaches, improvement in skin diseases, and better sleep. With so many potential benefits, it certainly makes sense to consider placing a few in your salon! Who doesn’t want to feel calm while enjoying a haircut or facial?
Crystals are not just for salt lamps though. While salons continue to focus on the wellness of their customers by incorporating more natural and organic products, crystals continue this trend. Eastern medicine has been using crystals for over 4,000 years to solve a variety of problems. Each type of crystal has a different energy field that correlates with different energy patterns in our bodies.
With so many interesting uses, crystals are a great way to enhance your guest experience. Consider offering crystals in small pouches in your retail area. They are great for a mini self-massage! The following are some popular crystals:
Quartz. Transmits and stores positive energy.
Citrine. Used for cleansing and recharging.
Malachite. Good for fighting off free radicals.
Tourmaline. Boosts circulation.
Emerald. Promotes focus, loyalty, and sensitivity.
Hopefully this info has opened your mind to the use of crystals in your salon. Now is the time to create some positive vibes and have a little fun!
This post was written by Deidre R., a Product Analyst in the Commercial Lines Marketing Department at Acuity. Deidre’s experience also includes nine years as an Account Manager at an insurance agency. She received her bachelor’s degree from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, and her master of organizational behavior from Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Her hobbies include volunteering and event planning for a local women’s shelter, yoga, crafting, reading, and biking. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and dog.
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