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HeartSoul Scrubs

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From the brand that has made waves in the junior apparel market, and which has come to you through major retail chains like Kohl’s, JC Penny, and Sears, comes a young, fresh line of medical scrubs sure to capture the hearts of nurses everywhere. HeartSoul is synonymous with on trend designs, unique, signature accents, as well as a tremendous following of diehard HeartSoul girls. And because style matters, HeartSoul has made the momentous decision to infiltrate the scrubs market; a niche which has been somewhat neglected on the fashion scale. Nursing scrubs will no longer be what they once were, as HeartSoul is about to revolutionize the scrubs industry.

HeartSoul fittingly defines heart as something which, “embodies health, hope passion and love,” and, “why we do what we do,” and the soul, as, “the principal of life; our spirit, feelings and thoughts.” The very meaning of the HeartSoul brand brings to mind the hugely talented and completely dedicated healthcare professionals, who are 100% devoted to what they do for humanity. It’s a heart and soul investment, which deserves at the very least, an affordable, top of the line brand of medical scrubs that is completely focused on bringing the best in both fashion and functionality.

Two special HeartSoul collections will be featured come Valentine’s Day, February 14. The Picture Perfect collection features quality fabrics which are soft to the touch, ultra durable, and designed to move with your body. Fun, girly styling, such as princess seams, as well as enchanting little details will take hold of your heart and never let it go. Take the Romance Mock Wrap Top, for example. The mock wrap styling makes this scrub top perfect for the fun loving nurse. It features gorgeous back smocking, HeartSoul’s signature gold, heart-shaped charm, and an interior cell phone pocket with the words, “Ring Ring, Hello…?” adorably embroidered in metallic gold thread.  To complement their tops, the cargo pants in the Picture Perfect collection include a drawstring with the HeartSoul logo charm at each end.

The second collection due out from HeartSoul is the Break On Through collection. Designed for ease of wear, extra functionality, and bursting with personality, the pieces in the Break On Through collection are sure to ignite a little fire in your soul. The True Love V-neck Scrub Top features the signature heart design tape at the back neck for an added pop of personality and funky asymmetrical pockets. But if that isn’t enough to get you running to order, the pieces in this collection also incorporate an innovative headphone cord system. Listening to music to and from shifts will now be a real pleasure.

The pieces from the new HeartSoul line of medical scrubs are sure to create a frenzy among all style conscious nurses, so save the date and be ready to order February 14.  Both tops and bottoms are sure to sell out quickly, as items are available in a host of colors, patterns, and fitted styles. To see the full collection, check out this video. HeartSoul is about to rock your world and change the way you perceive your nursing scrubs.

Work Your Hair While Working In Your Scrubs

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You read the fashion magazines and see the glitz and the glamour of the catwalk. As a nurse, you’re probably thinking you can never look like that on a day to day basis. Banish those negative thoughts, though, because you can;  even in your nursing scrubs. It’s all about working the hair and showcasing a fresh face.  There are tons of runway ready hairdos that are super ideal for the average nurse looking to keep her hair out of her face while tending to patients.  Steal these tips before your next shift and the fierce fashionista in you will come roaring to life.

The Slicked Back Ponytail

This is a fashion must for any nurse with long, luscious locks. It’s always on trend and super easy to achieve. Simply use your hairbrush to pull your hair back into a smooth, yet tight, high pony . The key, though,  is finding a strong enough pony holder to keep your hair in place all day. So if you have extra thick hair, try doubling up the pony-holder for added security throughout  your long shift. And to get that celebrity favorite sleek look, lightly spray a fine tooth comb with extra-hold hairspray and gently smooth back any fly-aways.

Pair your pony with the Cherokee Workwear Novelty V-neck  Top  4746 and the halls at work will suddenly be your runway. This top features fun colors, elegant princess seams, and a slightly dipped v-neck which makes this scrub top delicate and enchanting. The whole look will effortlessly mesh together and  everyone, colleagues and patients alike, will stop to stare.

The Braid

So fun and ultra versatile, the braid is a no brainer for any nurse who doesn’t have the time to blow out her hair. Whether you wear a classic three-strand braid, pigtail braids, french braids, or a more complex fishtail braid, you’ll be making the queen of braids, Katniss Everdeen of the Hunger Games, jealous! If you’re feeling really bold and you’re interested in channeling a Bohemian vibe, you can turn your braid into a crown. Whichever direction you go in, check out Pinterest for a full range of tutorials. Just make sure you aren’t late for work; it’s that addicting!

The French Bun

If imperfection is your thing, then this is the look for you. It’s a little loose, a little messy, and totally gorgeous. Start off as if you’re making a high pony by gathering your hair at the crown of your head. Then start twisting the pony up towards the ceiling and then wrapping the now twisted pony around itself. Fasten with bobby pins and pull out a few stray pieces to achieve that unkempt look.  It’s bed head at its best, and even better is that this off the face look will allow you to fully flaunt any of your wardrobe pieces from the Cherokee Workwear collection.

Above the Shoulder Cuts

For those nurses who favor shorter hair, we haven’t forgotten about you. Chin length bobs and pixie cuts are all the rage in Hollywood right now. Both these styles are extremely practical. It’s pretty much wash and wear. Talk to your hair stylist before making this daring fashion choice, and explain your needs.  For a working nurse, this hair style is uber-chic , and oh so easy to manage. Give everyone attitude; short hair don’t care!

Don’t be afraid to try out any of these hairstyles and show the world that nurses can work it too!

Nursing Uniforms Throughout the Ages

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The stereotypical nurse is the one with the perfectly starched white apron, dainty little white hat, white socks and white rubber shoes. Notice how “white” is the recurring theme. While this quintessential, iconic image may still linger at the forefront of your mind, the fact is that nursing uniforms have taken quite a journey since its standard 19th century representation.

19th Century

The nurses of the 19th century were not given the respect they garner today. Clad in typical servants’ uniforms, a black gown with a white cap and pristine white apron, these nurses were considered to have a mere street profession. It wasn’t until the 1840’s that nursing as a specialized profession gained some respect. The nurses now started to receive training and shed their servant attire for ladylike gowns with white aprons and caps to indicate that they were nurses. This is when the stark white cap became tantamount to the nursing profession.

Florence Nightingale is credited with taking things a step farther and paving the way for nurses to be recognized as the superiors which they are. Thanks to her, nursing became a reputable line of work.  Nightingale instituted a school system and real uniforms were established. Nurses were now distinguished by a hat and band which displayed their rankings. Nurses fresh out of school wore pastel colored bands, while senior nurses, as well as nursing teachers, wore black bands.

20th Century

Once the 1900s rolled around, nursing uniforms became noticeably different from the servant uniforms they used to resemble. They now featured a button down top with pointy collar, a white bib and apron, and pockets for holding all the little things a nurse may need. They also began to wear large hats reminiscent of a nun’s high hat, if only to borrow an added measure of respectability.

WWI  saw the nursing uniforms redesigned once again, as functionality became key. Shirts were shortened, aprons removed and sleeves rolled up, all for the effortless movement needed on the battlefield. The 1950s saw the large, crown like caps worn during WWI replaced with comfortable and simpler paper hats, and the practice of using hats to connote status was dropped. Dresses also became less fitted as no one had the time to tend to intricately tailored gowns. Best of all, these new uniforms were a pleasure to wash, iron, and of course wear.

By the late 1970s, the nursing hat which came to define nurses for so long became obsolete, and male nurses began to wear cheaper nursing scrubs which quickly became the latest fashion craze. These scrubs came close enough to casual, regular clothing and nurses came to really appreciate them.


In today’s hospitals, all medical staff wear nursing scrubs for hygienic purposes and the only thing differentiating a nurse from a doctor, or even other staff for that matter, is a name tag. At times medical centers will mandate certain colors or patterns for the medical scrubs worn by nurses and doctors. That aside, nursing scrubs generally resemble typical drawstring pants and v-neck t-shirts. They’re available in so many styles and colors these days, it’s literally like shopping for your average top or pair of pants. So go all out and have fun with your uniform!