Monday, October 31, 2011

Healthier, Safer Alternative to UV Tanning: Spray Tanning Can Boost Your Confidence and Your Profits

On October 25, 2011, the LA Times reported that a new study indicates that "For every four visits per year to a tanning booth, risk for basal and squamous cell carcinoma jumped 15% and risk for melanoma rose 11%." Wow. That's a scary thought. A tan makes you look slimmer, healthier, and boosts your confidence. But is it worth the increased cancer risk?

There is always another that is safe, effective, and
can be a huge profit center for your tanning or salon business. Sunless tanning! Sunless tanning has come a long way from the orange, streaky "fake tan" it was when it was first developed. Now, you can offer your clients a safe way to remain tan all year round, and even offer various shades and darknesses to keep even your most discriminating clients happy!

By offering the Pure Sunless Tanning Solutions and Extended Vacation Tanning Products, you open up many new avenues of profit for your company, while offering your clients a safe, affordable alternative to UV tanning! With treatment costs as low as $2 (using Tahitian Tea or Premium tanning solution), your potential profit from 1 gallon of tanning solution could be $1,650 or more! If you sell just 25 Extended Vacation Tan Extenders per week, your total profit from that product alone is $14,400!

Not only is sunless tanning a smarter choice for your clients, it is a smarter choice for your business as well!

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Spice Up Massage Treatments with Cooling and Warming Therapies by Sombra

Here is a quick tip from my Massage Therapist friends and clients:

For your clients who are experiencing stranger-than-usual back, neck or shoulder pain, adding a small portion of warming or cooling lotion to your massage mixture can help add variety to your services. Also, the warming or cooling sensation can help your clients find relief, in addition to the manual manipulation of the muscles that you are providing.

A great brand to use for Warming and Cooling Therapy is Sombra. With both gels and lotions, Sombra has a diverse selection of bottle sizes, samples and therapies for you to use on your clients and retail for them as well!

What do you like to add to your massage lotions and creams to spice up the experience for your clients? Also, what retails well?

Put Your "Masque" Back On!

I know it's almost Halloween, but these "masks" aren't for scaring, although some do look a little scary! UQ Masques have been very popular this week. They come in a variety of uses from hydration masques to collagen masques to feet and hand masques. So don't be "tricked" this year by mediocre masques. "Treat" yourself to one of these!... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great uQ Masque selection HERE!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

HIV from a Manicure? Safety Counts! And it does NOT have to be expensive.

Keep it CLEAN! 
Trust me, your clients are paying attention! I have ALWAYS taken my own tools for manis / pedis, but no matter what, the nail tech reaches for "what she likes to use". And it is almost always a dirty buffing block! Yet I don't want that old, dirty thing touching me! It is visibly covered in nail oil, cuticle peelings and dust from heavy use. I recently read a very alarming article on By Tracee Cornforth, that said, "just having cracks or broken skin around your fingernails can lead to HIV / AIDS, as well as other infections." Yikes!! It's important for clients to see that you care about their health and safety... reach for something clean! These new Super Mini White Nail Block are the perfect solution for clients and technicians.
Only Four and a half Cents EACH!

  1. These small, hygienic little white buffing blocks take up VERY little space. Easy to have several packs on hand with all your clients!
  2. Soft, safe edges so there is no skin abrading, tearing or damaging the cuticle area.
  3. Create client loyalty by showing you care about their health!
  4. These baby blocks are affordable!  Only 4.5 CENTS each!  For less than a nickel...  you can't afford not to have these!
  5. Great for Manicures & Pedicures.

Please keep in mind that all your implements and tools should be sterilized according your State's laws.  Pure Spa has a large selection of Sterilizers, Autoclaves and Sanitary Nail Kits.

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Add LED Light Therapy as an Add-On Treatment for a Song!

LED Light therapy has become a popular spa treatment in the last few years. A great service, but LED Light Therapy equipment can cost many hundreds or many thousands of dollars for larger units. Not any more... we offer a terrific Handheld Mini LED Light Therapy Unit with Red, Blue and Yellow Photon treatments for under $150.

It features three LED lights:
  • Red: Promotes collagen production, stimulates healthy blood circulation, rejuvenates cellular production to slow aging and prevent formation of fine wrinkles;
  • Blue: Kills acne-causing bacteria, tightens loose skin, promotes synthesis of protein;
  • Amber: Promotes oxygen exchange in skin cells, tones and brightens skin, improves skin texture.
A non-invasive, non-ablative skin rejuvenation treatment, LED light therapy is safe and effective for all skin types. There are no side effects, no downtime, no pain, and treatments generally take fewer than 15 minutes to complete. LED skincare equipment will help you give your clients beautiful skin without the tissue trauma associated with laser and IPL® treatments. Add the option of an LED Light Therapy Add-On to your facials today!

Handheld Mini LED Light Therapy with Red, Blue and Yellow Photons by SCF:

The perfect start to the ultimate manicure experience... Warm Lotion

Any GOOD salon or spa service should really strive to transcend the actual service and become an experience for your clients... it is the key to repeat business. Often it is the simplest alteration to your normal protocol that can make that difference. A perfect example is the addition of a Lotion Warmer by FantaSea for your manicures. For under $16, you can turn the ordinary in to the extraordinary!

Lotion softens cuticles and conditions nails, BUT warm lotion makes it unforgettable! If you are feeling extra randy, splurge an extra dollar and get the Warm-O-Lotion Ultra Heater by Gena. It is extremely similar to the FantaSea unit (same size, same features: Multiple heat settings, Compact & easy to store, On/Off indicator light, Disposable lotion cups included). Either way, you can't go wrong... your clients will love it! Oh, and don't forget an extra supply of lotion cups!

Great year 'round, AMAZING during the cooler seasons!!!

Lotion Warmer by FantaSea (FSC-840):

Lotion Warmer Cups / 25 Pack by Fantasea (FSC448):

Warm-O-Lotion Ultra Heater by Gena (GN-01023):

Gena Oval Plastic Cups / 25 per Pack / 12 Pack Case (GN-01005):

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lash Fan! Speed up Dry Time for Lash Extensions.

Help Set & Dry Lashes Fast!
Getting lash extension glue / adhesive to completely dry before a client leaves an appointment is critical. This handy little fan can help prevent eyes from gluing together, and avoid squinting! This professional and convenient fan is from 3D Beauty. This little fan will be your new best friend as you will find it SOOOO handy to have on hand for clients (rather than have them fan themselves with an old issue of US Weekly).  Works like a charm and is comfortable for clients! This fan is also great for use with other aesthetic treatments like facials and chemical peels.  Only $5 each, get one for each of your treatment rooms!

Check out all our other 3D Lash Products (for Professionals ONLY) at Pure Spa Direct today:

Monday, October 24, 2011

Wax Time is Fun Time... when you have the right Waxing Applicator!

Get your waxing applicators HERE! Fantasea Waxing Applicators that is! I could build a fire with all the wood that has been leaving the warehouse this past week! I don't know what makes these applicators so popular... Perhaps its the price that draws the customers, or maybe that they come in different sizes and quantities... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Fantasea Applicator selection HERE!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Heated Mitts & Booties

What's flying out of the warehouse this week?  Professional Heated Beauty Mitts and Booties. What woman doesn't want younger looking hands and feet? They all do! Professional Heated Beauty Mitts and Booties are the first step towards the elusive youth they all seek. When used with paraffin or lotion, the heat helps to penetrate the skin to soften cuticles. I hear they are sooooo relaxing during facials. Unless you've discovered the fountain of youth for your clients, you should order these today!... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Heated Mitts & Booties selection HERE!

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Convertible Salon Apron by Salonchic is a Cut Above the Rest!

I am not a hair stylist by any means, but sometimes I wish I was, and if I was, I would definitely want the Convertible Salon Apron by Salonchic.

Why? Because you get two for the price of one! Plus, the Salonchic Convertible Salon Apron is soft, versatile, and stylish!

Which will be most useful for you to service your clients today? The Salon apron (pictured to the right)? Or tool belt (pictured to the left)? It's your choice!

Also the Salonchic Convertible Salon Apron has plenty of pockets to keep your favorite tools accessible at all times.

....And the wholesale price is only $10.29! Purchase it Here!

Decoding Diopters: Understanding the Magnification Power of Your Mag Lamp

The process of looking for the perfect mag lamp can be a bit daunting and confusing due to the amount of options that are available:
  1. Square Head versus Round Head
  2. Rolling Stand versus Clamp Attachment
  3. Stand-alone Unit versus Multi-function Machine Attachment
  4. 3, 5 or 8 Diopter lens
While 3 of the 4 are based upon personal preference, understanding what the Diopter is essential to ensuring you purchase the best lamp for your needs. Below is the mathematical translation from diopter to magnification:
  • 3 Diopter = 1.75x Magnification Power
  • 5 Diopter = 2.25x Magnification Power
  • 8 Diopter = 3.00x Magnification Power
And here is the simpler way to understand Diopters:
  • 3 Diopter = Items look 1.75 times larger than normal
  • 5 Diopter = Items look 2.25 times larger than normal
  • 8 Diopter = Items look 3 times larger than normal

Typically, 5 Diopter Mag Lamps are the most popular, as they are a happy medium between the strong 8 Diopter and weaker 3 Diopter.

What type of Mag Lamp do you use? What do you like it about it?

CND The Ultimate Pamper Kit - The Ultimate Holiday Retail Item!

Happy Holidays! There, I said it. I know its only October, but if you are anything like me (and I am quite sure you are!), you are starting to prepare for the holidays. Never mind all of the things we need to do to happily celebrate the holidays with our families; as a proud business owner, I know you are starting to plan your holiday spa menus, retail products, and giveaways for your business.

That's where the CND Ultimate Pamper Kit comes in. What a great holiday retail item! It features a pair of ahhhh-dorable cucumber cooling pads (to reduce those holiday bags under the eyes!) as well as a 2.6 oz jar of CND's Cucumber Heel Therapy (to soften those heels after dancing the night away at the company holiday party!) and a soft, cushy pair of socks (to add the extra "ahhhhh factor" we all could use during the holiday season!). I bet these kit will FLY off your shelves! What better time of year to remind your clients to keep pampering themselves?

What are some of your most popular holiday retail products?

Friday, October 7, 2011

Pedi-Sox - Take the Chill Out of Pedicures!

It's getting cold and it's not your feet's fault. Maybe that's why Pedi-Sox have been flying out of the warehouse this week. Salons and spas are ordering 'em up like mad as the weather gets colder... and from what I hear, they make a great retail item. Your clients can grab some Pedi-Sox and stay toasty when they get their toesies painted. Their feet stay warm and clean and their toes dry flawlessly. They can even walk out of the salon in sandals. Sounds like a great idea for the girls... but as always....I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Pedi-Sox selection HERE!

PediStil - The Comfortable Way to Perform Pedicures

As a nail technician, one of the more strenuous aspects of your line of work is the foot exfoliation and callus removal during a pedicure. In addition to the rigorous scrubbing and scrapping, you are also holding the the full weight of your client's leg, which is extremely unwieldy.

An excellent product to reduce your straining and over-exertion during a pedicure is the Pedistil Foot & Leg Rest. Lightweight and chemical resistant, the PedStil is perfect for placing on the edge of your pedicure chair and having your client rest his or her leg on it. It becomes much easier to maneuver around the foot, plus it makes the whole experience more comfortable for you and your client!

Have you ever used a footrest for your clients during a pedicure? What features did you like?

Salon Must Have: Hair Steamer

Hair steamers are quickly gaining popularity, and it is easy to see why. A hair steamer is like a sauna for the scalp and hair: it encases the head in a warm cloud of steam, opening the hair follicles to better absorb treatments, while cleaning the scalp and loosening dirt, product build-up, and dead skin cells.

Hair steamers are often used in a salon to perform deep conditioning treatments, protein treatments, and even color treatments.

Benefits of Hair Steaming
  • Better Scalp Circulation
  • Moisturizes Scalp and Root of Hair
  • Minimizes Breakage
  • Opens the Hair Follicle to Better Absorb Products
  • Helps Hair Absorb Color More Thoroughly
  • Speeds up Treatment Processing Time
  • Results in Softer, Shinier Hair
Professional Hair Steamers are available on rolling stands, perfect if you are interested in adding a hair steamer to your equipment, but are working with limited space. With Pure Spa Direct's wide offering, we have a hair steamer perfect for every salon! If you are just opening or remodeling, we also have wall-mounted hair steamers!

Help your clients have long, beautiful, healthy hair! What treatments do you use a hair steamer for?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Spice Up Your Spa Menu with Keyano’s Pumpkin Products!

Fall is in the air. The leaves are changing. Pumpkins are everywhere... from pumpkin lattes to pumpkin pie, to pumpkin picking, to costumes and decorations. So why not bring the theme of the season to your spa, by offering Keyano Pumpkin Spice treatments?

Keyano products use the power of aromatic essences to enhance any spa service. The pumpkin scent is soft, sugared, sweet, and yummy! For all pumpkin haters out there, I even urge you to give it a try, I bet it will change your perception! ;-) Aside from smelling delicious, the products contain great ingre
dients, with major benefits for the skin!

For ides to expand your Spa menu, check out some examples of Keyano Pumpkin Spice 'Treatment Recipes' using the below links:

*Pumpkin Spice Spa Pedicure
*Pumpkin Spice Facial Treatment Procedure

*Pumpkin Spice Body Wrap Procedure
*Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub Procedure

Another suggestion? Retail the products.
All Keyano
products in the line are also available in retail size. Your clients will fall so in love with th

e product during their treatment, they will want to purchase it, to take it home with them.

Do have your own special pumpkin spa recipe you would like to share?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

KUPA Upower-2G Portable Rechargeable Lithium Ion Electric Nail File...

KUPA offers an excellent selection of high-quality electric nail filing equipment to make the nail technician’s life more convenient, portable, and cost-effective. But what is really exciting is the Upower-2G Portable Rechargeable Lithium Ion Electric Nail File

Experience the Freedom of Portability! Manufactured exclusively for KUPA in Japan. The all new Upower 2G electric nail filing system proves that portable doesn't have to be ugly!

The 2-G features an advanced rechargeable Lithium Ion power supply, that provides hours of unrestricted use without sacrificing power.

Never Run Out of Juice. The 2-G is not only rechargeable but replaceable. With the 2-G you can keep an extra battery charged so your always ready to go.

Digital Technology at your Fingertips! With just a light touch the 2-G’s digital touch button technology allows the operator to turn the machine on and off or change the speed and direction. The keypad wipes clean with just a damp cloth.

Interested in Saving Money? If you already have a Upower UP-200, UP-200V or Mani-pro Supermax you can Set yourself free today! Simply purchase the 2-G control box separately. Your UG-12, UG-14 or KP-36 handpiece will plug right in! So you can save big!

2-G 2-Go!!! The 2-G goes where you go! Manicure tables, Pedicure carts and Spa chairs. It’s is easy, efficient and economical.

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What's Hot This Week? Strapless Disposable Slippers!

Strapless disposable slippers are flying out the door this week. That's good because it means you guys aren't using them twice! The come individually in black and blue. As a case pack they are available in a variety of colors. They're perfect for spray tans and pedicures. I've actually tried these on and they feel really comfortable. It's like walking around barefoot with a protective sole. Pretty neat I'd say.... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Strapless Disposable Slippers HERE!