Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Salon Tools, Spa Implements & Sterilization - Protect Your Clients & Your Instruments!

The cleanliness of your tools are essential to your successful business. Since requirements vary from state to state, how do you figure out the best way to clean and sterilize your implements?

For those of you who use metal implements (I think that would be every spa!), the sterilizer of choice is a dry-heat sterilizer. Pure Spa Direct proudly offers the Steri-Dent dry-heat sterilizers. These sterilizers are FDA registered, and are validated with the same or similar tests as other steilizers. They sterilize all of your metal implements without using pressure, chemicals, or steam, increasing the safety of use. These sterilizers also feature a rapid-heat element for quick operation.

A major plus to using a dry-heat sterilizer is that your metal implements will not rust or dull, making them last longer. Plus, there is no dry time! In addition, since these sterilizers do not use water, there is no routine cleaning necessary. Best of all, Steri-Dent sterilizers feature automatic timers with "heat hold" capability for continuous use in busy salons and spas!

We know all spas and salons are not alike, so we offer the Steri-Dent sterilizers in 2 convenient sizes: 2-tray or 3-tray, and we have Steri-Dent sterilization pouches in a number of sizes. Check it out today!

Monday, June 27, 2011

There's magic happening in my warehouse today!

There's magic happening in my warehouse today! And it's not what you think. Of course I'm talking about Magic Globes! These cool little Pyrex glass balls have rubber handles for easy control while contouring the clients' skin. My department ships these globes to spas and resorts every single day!  Our educator tells me that spas love them because estheticians use them to help eliminate redness after waxing, extraction, electrolysis and peels. Freezing them makes an awesome treatment for sinus, puffy eyes, headaches and migraines! Do you want magic in your salon or spa? Get em now! Why doesn't EVERY spa in America have these?  I don't know... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Magic Globe selection HERE!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Time for your Cameo!

Step out and make your make your Cameo with, Cameo Make-Up! Finally a line of cosmetics that has it all! Cameo offers a wide selection of products with an even bigger selection of colors! From Bright and Fun to Nude and Neutral, everyone will feel gorgeous in Cameo make-up.

Cameo is the perfect product to use and sell to your clients, with their Beauty Boxes and Mini Kits! Your clients will be ecstatic when they only have to purchase one products that has everything they need in one Kit, instead of buying 20 different products! Cameo's products are inexpensive and make re-applying throughout the night hassle free! Using Cameo products, you can enjoy smooth and effortless application!

The Eye Shaodow's are great for all eye colors and skin tones. The pressed powders give complete coverage and even skin tone while the Blush's highlight and awaken the face. With the use of the Pressed Powders and the right Blushs, you can create the perfect complexion! Top off your flawless face with one of Cameo shiny Lip Glosses!

Its hard to believe that at such a low cost, you get so much! Cameo has everything you need, quality, affordability, Fun Colors, and the Cases are super cute too!

Get Cameo and give your clients a fresh flawless face in the salon and at home!

Wanna spice up your love life a bit?

Wanna spice up your love life a bit?? Wanna really surprise your significant other??
As always, I have the answer! Don't be timid in trying Betty's Products - Color for the Hair Down There. They come in a variety of fun colors for whatever the occasion be.
Unfortunately, I won't be able to try it, but I can only imagine the results... I heard it was an Indie Beauty Award Winner... but what do I know?... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Betty selection HERE!

Waxing Sticks for Flawless Facial Detailing... Control Your Wax Placement with Ease!

As we already know, eyebrows come in all shapes and sizes. As the Waxer, it is your responsibility to be able to adjust from the bushiest of eyebrows, to the thinnest, and even to that uni-brow. For optimal results, we recommend the Fantasea Small Waxing Applicator Sticks . The crafty design allows for extreme control on the most detailed of areas such as eyebrows, and are also great for other areas including lips, and even nose hair!

Key Features:
  • Double sided:
    • Rounded tip acts as a scooper
    • Pointed tip allows for precise placement of wax
  • Small and easy to work with!
  • Cheap! Therefore, no double-dipping allowed!
  • Excellent to use as a disposable spatula for dispensing creams and serums hygienically (no finger dipping contamination).
The Fantasea Small Waxing Applicator Sticks are available in a few different purchasing options:

Friday, June 17, 2011

Waxing-Poetic on the Taboo

It is time talk about one of the most taboo subjects in the Beauty Industry - Double Dipping, i.e., using the same wax applicator stick to apply wax to each and every client, day in and day out. Whether it is for an eyebrow or for a Brazilian, 90% of the spas and salons I have been to double dip and use the same half of 1 penny stick. In fact, one of my new favorite spas, which went to the effort and expense of purchasing autoclaves for their nail equipment, also employs the double dip method.

Whenever I try a new spa for a waxing procedure, I am laying on the table bracing for impact. And no, not for the scalding hot wax that will rip my hair out and the first layer of skin off, but rather, for the germ-infested applicator stick that has been used on toes, eyebrows, underarms, va-jayjays and every other part on the human body. In addition, questioning the methods used by the woman wielding said wax is a next-to-impossible undertaking, since the last thing anyone wants to do is anger the hair remover.

The practice is so widespread, in fact, that a select few spas and salons are advertising the fact that they do not double dip - an act of common sense that is not so common. Its about time for everyone else to get in on the trend of New Dip = New Stick. This practice is a necessity to help maintain the cleanliness of your salon and or spa and the comfort of your clients. You did not work so hard to build business, only to be brought down by a 4.5" piece of wood.

So - how do you implement this change in the most cost effective way for your spa? Purchase Mega Bundles of waxing applicators from Pure Spa Direct. We carry all sizes, from Large to Extra Small. See below for the Cost Breakdown:
Make the switch today. Update the hygienic practices in your spa and do your part to end Double Dipping!

It Just Makes "Scents"!

Don't you just love how spa's smell? Well you’re supposed to. The purpose is to feel healthier the second you step foot into a spa. When you take your first breath of air, it should be a pleasurable moment. The spa environment is detrimental to the spa experience. A powerful way to make a first impression is through the aroma of the spa. Our sense of smell is more sensitive than any of other five senses, and has a strong influence on our emotions and moods.

Scent Therapy is an effective way to help clients escape into the mode of relaxation. Adding a Room Mist to you spa is something so simple, yet so valuable. Biotone, a well known manufacturer of spa and salon supplies, make some excellent aromatherapy and room sprays. They have specialized blends already formulated to promote the sense of well-being to the mind, body, and spirit. All Biotone Mists are formulated with 100% pure essential oils, and are naturally fragrant. Some favorites are listed below:
Popular Places to Spray:
  • Welcoming area
  • Massage room
  • Linens
  • Bathroom
  • Any room or Office
Our sense of smell is connected really well to our memories. Just one whiff of a familiar smell can trigger memories of our childhood, or places we’ve visited. How does your spa want to be remembered?

Put some Lotion on and Calm Down!

AMBER Lavender Calm Lotion

Nobody likes the irritation and redness caused by waxing. Not only is your skin irritated but your clients get irritated as well from the pain and embarrassment of the redness! Well, now you have something to Calm Your Clients down with Lavender Aphrodisia Calming Lotion.

Lavender Aphrodisia Calming Lotion is specially formulated with a unique blend of moisturizers, arnica, and essential oils designed to reduce redness and irritation after hair removal. The soothing Lavender in this lotion hydrates and softens the skin while reducing redness. Amber's Lavender Aphrodisia signature scent contains French Lavender, the most perfect essential oil, Patchouli Essential Oil, and extracts of Damiana Tea. They are carefully combined to create a clean, peaceful scent. Your clients will love using this lotion at home, in between treatments. Amber's Calming Lotion also provides numerous benefits to your clients when used after shaving!

Pre And Post Wax Treatment Products are key to your waxing Treatments, they are just as important as the wax itself. Pure Spa Direct offers a extended list of Pre And Post Wax Products, from a variety of different manufactures! My favorite is the Amber Dusting Powder and the Amber Lavender Aphrodisia Calming Lotion! Amber offers their Calming Lotion's in several scents, ensuring a pleasing scent for everyone!

This heavenly scented product is a win win, your clients will have a better waxing experience and your salon can retail Amber's Calming Lotion's so they can enjoy the very same benefits anytime!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

We Didn't Start the Fire....Because We Went FLAMELESS!

Do you love how your treatment room looks when it is bathed in candlelight, but worried about the safety of candles? Candle light is so soothing, and a lot of spas like to light candles for the atmosphere it creates. The downside is having an open flame anywhere is taking a risk, especially in a room where you are performing a treatment on a client. So what to do?

Flame-less candles are the best of both worlds! These battery-powered candles flicker like real candles, and even come scented, just like real wax candles, but without the worry of a fire! Pure Spa Direct offers a number of flame-less candle options, with either disposable batteries or rechargeable batteries. If you are a large spa, and you like the beauty of flickering candlelight in every room, check out our Rechargeable Flame-less Tea Light Candles, which come with a totally cool recharging station!

So, go ahead and bathe your space in candlelight without the worry!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Client Favorites; Facial Masks that Make a Difference!

Get soft, flawless skin in just minutes, without the risks and cost of an invasive procedure, with POURELLE COSMETICS MASKS. The years you spent damaging your skin can take just minutes to erase, with one of POURELLE COSMETICS Facial or Body Masks!

The POURELLE COSMETICS product line combines rigorously selected ingredients and healing proporties that encourage the action of it's different components. Each mask is carefully formulated to target a specific skin problem. From Firming to Whitening, Pourelle has a Facial and Body Mask for everyone!

Using a POURELLE Mask will have your complexion looking clearer and younger in no time! The once visible signs of ageing and damage will disappear and be replaced with a youthful look and feel! Purelle Masks Rejuvenates your skin without the cost and risk of an invasive medical procedure! POURELLE Masks are the quick, inexpensive solution that gives your clients the results they want, at prices they can afford!

The 30 gram pre-measured, single use packets have a 2 year shelf life and should be stored in a clean dry place away from light and moisture at room temperature. This makes application and storing easy and convenient for you! The best part of the POURELLE Lab Masks is they are all 100% Hygenic, 100% Simple and 100% Effective! Clients GLOW HOME HAPPY!

Check our some of our most popular POURELLE Products:
Collagen Peel Off Mask
Botox®-Like Peel Off Mask
Cold Cryogenic Peel Off Mask
Collagen Eye Contour

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lovely Luscious Lips

To continue with the theme of ignored body parts (Check out my Neck Blog!), today, Lips are up for discussion. I know I do not need to tell anyone how our important our lips are to us - whether we are using them for kissing, smiling, frowning, puckering, pursing and everything in between. So why are there so few treatments for them?! Even though the delicate skin and mucous membranes make lips a tricky part to take care of, that doesn't mean that they should be ignored!
Enter the 10 Gram paint-on Lip Mask. Formulated with the all natural ingredients of alginate, rice starch, marine collagen, chitosan, green tea perfume, this mask works to increase moisture, increase the absorption of said moisture, decrease inflammation and smooth out the skin. It comes in powdered form, so all you need to do is add the specified amount of water, mix vigorously, and apply with a facial brush. Let the mask set and leave on your client for at least 15 minutes. Gently remove with facial sponges to reveal soft, supple lips. Start using this Lip Mask as an add-on or as the main event for an Intensive Lip Treatment today!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

6G is the Unit!

This just in...Pure Spa Direct is now carrying the Gelish LED 6G Curing Lamp by Nail Harmony! For all users still using UV light to cure your gel polishes, now is the time to change! If you haven't tried using a LED light, you don't know what you are missing! The Gelish LED 6G Lamp is a smaller and more economical version of the Gelish LED 9G Curing Lamp, but still packs the power! Curing times for both lamps is the same, and much shorter than their UV conterparts. Also, with 50,000 hours of LED Bulb Life, the Gelish LED 6G Curing Lamp can last as long as 5-7 years! A major benefit to this lamp is that you will never have to worry about buying replacment bulbs for the life of the lamp, which is be a huge cost-saver over time!

I'm lovin' the Gelish LED 6G Curing Lamp by Nail Harmony for a few reasons:
  1. Much faster curing times than UV Lights.
  2. Comes with a stand for ease and comfort!
  3. Sensor feature! Light turns on when hand is inserted under the lamp, and shuts off when curing time is up!
Purchase the Gelish LED 6G Curing Lamp Today!

Time saved=more clients serviced=more profits= Happy Spas and Salons!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Cool Massage Tool

Want to hear about the coolest looking massager out there? Its the Backnobber. Don't be fooled by the name and shape. It might be a little corny, but there is nothing funny about how good this feels. And the unique 'S' shape allows you to use it on yourself! And it is easily collapsible and transportable. I know it'll be in my suitcase on my next trip.... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Backnobber HERE!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The MUST HAVE Makeup Product

One of the hottest year-round accessories for all women out there is long and luscious lashes. As a makeup artist, you know that mascara is a key component to your line of work. There are so many different formulas for all different types of lash lengths and sizes, but what all mascaras have in common is a tendency to clump.

Enter the Godefroy Mascara Warmer - Plug it in, insert a mascara tube of any shape or size, allow it to warm up for 5-7 minutes, and VOILA! Even the thickest and clumpiest mascara is transformed into a smooth and silky liquid. This will change your life with the ease of application for you and thicker, fuller, curlier lashes for your clients. Purchase the Godefroy Mascara Warmer today!

**Insider's Tip** Before applying the warmed mascara, use the Godefroy Heated Eyelash Curler in place of the standard "squeeze" curler. The heated curler is significantly more comfortable for your clients and has been proven to give better, longer-lasting results!

Time to Heat Up Your Pedicures!

Are you interested in adding variety to your nail spa menu, but unsure of how to diversify your selections? An easy addition is a Hot Stone Pedicure! A Hot Stone Pedicure brings the relaxation level of your client to unparalleled heights, and adding Hot Stones to your current pedicures are an economical way to WOW your clients all over again!

There are a couple of ways to incorporate Hot Stones into your pedicure. You can perform a 20-30 minute hot stone massage on the legs and feet for an ultimate relaxation pedicure. Another option is to place hot stones in the bottom of your pedicure bowl or tub. This will give your clients a warm place to rest their feet, while assisting in keeping the water warm.

Pure spa Direct offers a number of Hot Stones for Pedicures. Toe stones, hot stones that are placed between the toes, not only offer a relaxing experience for the client, but also increases circulation in the feet. We offer stones great for working the muscles of the legs, as well as placement stones for the feet. Take a look at our selection, and add this wonderful treatment to your menu today!

Hot Stone Pedicure Essentials: