Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Animal Instinct - Satin Etched Zebra Tweezer for Professional Style... & it's Sanitizable!

I am so sad that the Real Housewives of Atlanta are finished with their Africa trip! All the
 Intricately Decorated Tweezerman
Satin Etched Zebra Collection
is Pro Quality Precision
wonderful scenery and beautiful wild animals where a refreshing backdrop to all the bickering... especial the BEAUTIFUL Zebras! So when I saw these stunning satin etched Zebra print implements from Tweezerman Professional - I had to check them out!

The first collection of this kind on the market, this beautifully crafted collection features a tweezer, nipper, and nail clippers; each are sold separately. The unique textured pattern gives these tools a touch of untamed feminine style. I have tried the tweezers, and they feel good in your hands. Crafted to delivery superior precision, it even grabs hair follicles the are just budding... without breaking the skin! Now that's a GREAT tweezer!

Add sleek sophistication to your professional services with each tool and tweeze! Each tool is perfectly suited to the salon for hygiene purposes, as the pattern is autoclave-friendly and 100% santizable.

This collection is available at PureSpa.com exclusively to Salon & Spa Licensed Professionals.

Check out the entire etched Zebra collection here of Clippers, Nipper & Tweezer: http://www.purespadirect.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=tweezerman+satin&Search.x=0&Search.y=0

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Your Clients are Suffering Because of Your Dirty Glasses...

I've worn glasses since the 9th grade... and I am not alone. According to the Vision Council of America, approximately 75% of adults use some sort of vision correction. About 64% of them wear eyeglasses, and about 11% wear contact lenses, either exclusively, or with glasses. Over half of all women and about 42% of men wear glasses. We all share the same problem... our glasses get dirty or smudged and we don't clean them frequently enough.

What does this mean for spa and salon clients, medical patients or anyone visiting a glasses wearing professional? It means a reduced quality in services simply because we can't see as well as we could with clean glasses.

There is a simple solution - keep quality glasses wipes in all your treatment,service or exam rooms. Pure Spa Direct has a nice selection of top quality lens cleaners... they are great for your glasses AND great for other optical instruments like Mag Lamps (your patients certainly don't want to see another client's explosive extractions spattered all over the lens of your mag lamp... yuck!!!)

Check The Out Here:

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Give it a Rest!... With the Finger Rest by DL Professional!

Want to take a load off and rest a little? Need some support?.... I think we could all use a little assistance at times! In something so simple, you can find all that and more, with the Finger Rest by DL Professional!

In the past few years the Nail Industry has taken leaps and strides in new directions like never before! Pre-existing lines are growing and expanding at a very fast rate, while new product launches are popping up all over the place, making it hard to keep track! In order to stay competitive in the industry, you must be able toadapt to the change. At the forefront of all the new nail trends is "CREATIVITY." The more funky the manicure, the better!

All the new trends may be great on business and for increasing client volume, but also may be taken a toll on the nail technician providing the services. With all the new advancements and product launches, also comes required learning and training of the new products and their application. A great little tool , that is cheap and that can help make the lives of every nail tech easier is the Finger Rest by DL Professional. Instead of having to constantly hold the clients hand, you can give yourself and your client a rest. The Finger Rest by DL Professional allows you to get as CREATIVE as possible , while using both hands to apply as much decor, and accessories to the nails as possibly desired.

Pure Spa Direct has tons of nail decals, accessories etc..Check them out Here!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Restore Your Paraffin Wax with Paraffin Oil

Winter may be winding down, but paraffin treatments seem to have been actually building in momentum rather than lessening. We have clients placing daily orders for large quantities of new waxes, so I wanted to offer you a trick to help your paraffin last longer, smell better and, therefore, get more bang for your buck.

When the viscosity of paraffin starts to thicken, you begin to use more product than what is necessary per treatment. A simple way to ensure that the wax stays flexibile, soft and at the optimum melting consistency is by adding Paraffin Oil to your wax. A little goes a long way in making sure your paraffin wax stays perfectly supple! In addition, adding scented paraffin oil can enhance the aromatic experience for your clients.

Here are the Paraffin Oil Scents that we carry:
  1. Peach
  2. Cucumber - Cucumber & Thyme
  3. Papaya - Papaya & Green Tea
  4. Blue Ocean Rain - Peppermint & Aloe Vera
  5. Blossom - Sandalwood
  6. Rosemary - Rosemary & Ylang Ylang
  7. Tea Tree - Tea Tree & Grapefruit
  8. Peach - Peach & Lemongrass
  9. Lavender - Lavender & Chamomile
  10. Unscented
What is your favorite type of paraffin and what scent do your clients prefer?

What's Shipping This Week


Keep the heat in with Body Toaster Mylar Spa Wraps by Dukal. Is there a cold front coming that I wasn't aware of because people have been buying these by the dozens. My advice would be to get em before they're gone.... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Mylar Spa Wrap selection HERE!

Friday, February 24, 2012

As Rainy Season Approaches, and Easy Way to Keep Your Spa Dry and Organized!

Spring is nearly here, and with spring comes.....rain. I know, not what you expected me to say, but it is the truth.

As I sat here this rainy morning, watching everyone shake the rain off their coats, shoes, and umbrellas as they rushed through the parking lot and into work, I started thinking. For many of us, spring is a rainy, wet season, and it is a struggle to keep our nice, peaceful space dry and convenient for our clients. Who even wants to get out of bed or off the couch on a rainy day? As business owners, the key to having clients come in, even in the most inconvenient of situations, is the reassurance that once they arrive to your location, there will be no hassle, and they will be indulged in relaxation from the moment they walk through your door.

But how do you avoid the wet mess that comes with rainy season? Umbrellas, rain coats, rain boots, water, and mud being dragged through your beautiful spa? A coat/umbrella stand!

Here at Pure Spa Direct, we offer a number of different options for keeping umbrellas organized and out of the way and minimizing the mess that comes with a rainy day. We even offer "Wet Umbrella Bags" for your clients to wrap their umbrellas in to keep their other belongings (and your spa!) dry and mess-free.

Check out our full selection of umbrella stands so your spa can be the bright spot in your client's rainy day!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

So Far, Lockers are the Hit of 2012!

Make your clients feel like they have no worries when they come in to your Salon or Spa. Have a place for your employees to keep their personal belongings throughout the work day. Lockers are one of hottest items being purchased at the beginning of this new year.

Here at Pure Spa Direct we have so many different shapes, sizes and styles of lockers. We have cage lockers, wall mounted lockers, regular and heavy duty plastic lockers, Executive Oak Lockers and many more. Everyone is starting to call me the Locker Man in the office because it seems like every other call is for information, a quote or a purchase for lockers.

The convenience of having an area for your customers to keep their personal belongings in a centralized area, not out in the open or carrying their belongings with them, will have a more calming effect on your clients. They won’t have to worry about the whereabouts of the wallets, purses or bags. Besides that fact, having lockers for client and/or personel will give a more organized and professional look to your business.

The three most popular types of lockers are the Double Tier Extra WideDesigner er Locker – 3 Lockers Wide – 6’ High – 18” Deep by Salsbury,(pictured top left) Single Tier Solid Oak Executive Locker – 3 lockers Wide 6’ High x 18”Deep Oak By Salsbury (pictured to the right) and the Four Tier Plastic Locker – 3 Lockers Wide-73” High – 18” Deep by Salsbury(pictured bottom left). Each of them has a unique style that will fit your business style and its needs. Available in multiple colors it would be hard to find a set of lockers that wouldn't fit the decor of your spa, salon, medical or other place of business.

There are many extras you can add on such as number engraved plates, built in locks (manual, electroncic and key) and sloping hoods. Never thought about having lockers before well, think again visit Pure Spa Direct. All of our lockers are durable, stylish and best of all they will not burn a hole in your wallet.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Satin Smooth - Single Use Collagen Face Lift Mask

Honey can help absorb
impurities from the pores on the skin
 .

Blended with wholesome ingredients of Milk 'n Honey that exfoliate and hydrate the skin, this soothing mask performs double duty as it is also soaked in natural plant ingredients like aloe, milk protein, vitamin E, vitamin C, rose oil and marine-based collagen to boost skin's firmness.  Perfect add-on to any facial!

Suitable for all skin types and recommended for:
-hyper-pigmentation
-dehydrated skin
-stressed skin
-Reduce age and sun spots

Ideal for for spa facials, express facials or add-on services.





Face Lift Mask Directions:
Cleanse skin
Remove Face Lift Mask from the packaging
Lie head back in a horizontal position
Apply bottom of Face Mask, then top of Face Mask covering the entire face. Relax, leaving Face Lift Mask on for 10 to 15 minutes.  (Hand and foot massage can be performed at this time for client serenity and comfort.)
Remove mask, massage serum or ampoule of choice into skin. Do not rinse.

For enhanced results, use a Facial Steamer for 15 minutes prior to treatment. Steamer will open the pores to receive the natural nutrients and collagen in mask.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Algin, Sodium PCA, Aloe Leaf, Honey, Collagen, Milk Protien, Vintamin E, Hyaluronic Acid, Rosa Damascena Flower oil, Niacinamide, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylparaben.

Licensed Spa & Salon Pros- Buy it here: http://www.purespadirect.com/Milk-n-Honey-Ultimate-Face-Lift-Collagen-Mask-b-p/vw-133253.htm

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It's a Sticky Situation... I'm Talkin' About Strapless Disposable Slippers for Sunless Tanning!


Part of any good spa/salon service is exceeding the comforts and expectations of your clients. For me, it is all about the details. The little things. Details that make your clients' experience memorable and improve the quality of your services. Each service has it's nuances, and Spray Tanning is no different.

For this wildly popular service, one of the often over looked details is the bottoms of your clients' feet. When you perform a spray tan, some of the fine mist falls on the floor, towel, mat, wet room tile, pop-up tent floor, etc. where your client stands. During your service, you typically have the client change positions so that you can get complete even coverage with the spray tan. When the client re-positions, they move their feet. In doing so, the bottoms of their feet come in to contact with the tan mist that settled below. When this happens, the BOTTOMS of their feet start to tan. Feet bottoms are not a place we want to be tan... it is not natural looking and is a dead give away for a sunless tan. To make matters worse, the bottoms of the feet have thick dead skin -- an abundance of keratin in one location and sunless tanning products tan those areas the darkest.


Normal spa footwear has covered toes or a strap -- not an attractive tan line! But there is a solution! Strapless Disposable Slippers, or Sticky Feet as they are often called, are a thin foam slipper bottom that includes non-slip tread on once side and a medical grade sticky adhesive on the other. Peel the backing off, stick 'em on and voila - slippers that prevent tan feet bottoms!

Pure Spa Direct offers them in a variety of colors both as open stock (order a few and try them) and in bulk boxes of 500 pair. Order them and improve the service experience and results for your clients. They work great with airbush tanning, HVLP tanning, lotion tanning and aerosol tanning. Remember, it is the memorable details that set you apart for your competitors!

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Shellac Maxi Kits


The warm weather has the girls gettin' their nails ready because Shellac Maxi Kits have been selling like hot cakes! They're moving faster than Jeremy Lin's jersey sales! Let's hope he keeps it up..... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy and a Knick Fan! See our great CND Shellac Maxi Complete Starter Kit with Programmable CND Shellac UV Lamp HERE!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Our Multi-Funtion Facial Machine has 19+ Functions!…How Many Functions Does Yours Have?

Are you tired of your treatment rooms being congested and full of clutter? Do you find yourself (or your clients) tripping over numerous rolling stands, electrical wires, etc.? Too many individual machines can be a potential business hazard, and are not worth the risk....If you long for more breathing room and working space, but cant afford to forgo on any of the spa services you offer, Pure Spa Direct has the solution for you-
in just 1 purchase!

We are proud to announce (drum roll please... ) the NEWEST OF THE NEW! addition to the multi-function family the Multi Function Facial Machine Tower Rack / 19-in-1 + more! by Meishida. With this 19-in-1 + Multi Function Facial Machine, you can drastically increase or even create an entire spa menu using just ONE machine!

The elegant and compact design is a gorgeous addition to any treatment room and will leave a lasting impression on your clients, and and their skin! The 19-in-1 + Multi Function Facial Machine allows tools to be conveniently at the technicians disposal, making it easy to step-up your service game from "standard facials" to more advanced treatments such as aromatherapy facials with diamond microdermabrasion and skin condition analysis. Now, which sounds more enticing?

An investment now, can potentially be your ticket to endless business growth and a profitable future. After all (like our machines), the Spa world is only growing bigger and stronger!

To read more about the 'SpaaaTASTIC' capabilities of the Multi Function Facial Machine Tower Rack / 19-in-1 + more! by Meishida, Click Here!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Hydro Packs - The Ultimate Hydrocollator Heat Therapy Accessory

While speaking with a client a few days ago, the topic of Hydrocollators came up. For those who are not familiar, Hydrocollators are units made to heat up specially-designed moist heat packs used for sports therapy and spa treatments. They are like standard neck and back wraps on steroids.

The steam heat packs do not automatically come with a cover, so many people end using laying towels as a barrier for the service. The problem with this method, however, is that it is not the most efficient use of heat, plus, towels can become expensive to launder.

Fortunately, for the previously mentioned client and
all potential Hydrocollator clients, Pure Spa carries Terry Covers for the Hydro Packs. Not only are they made of terry cloth, but also feature a velcro fastener and 2 polyurethane foam-filled layers that help to retain heat and provide extra insulation for your client.

Click HERE and HERE to see our collection of Hydrocollator products.

Prepare Your Salon for Pedicure Season with NEW Pedicure Trolleys!

Warmer weather is on its way, and with that, comes increased demand for pedicures. Add a dash of elegance to your pedicure station with the NEW Pedicure Trolleys from PS Beauty! These functional pearwood trolleys not only look beautiful, but will keep all of your pedicure tools at your technician's fingertips!

TIME = MONEY, so by keeping your pedicure stations organized with all tools within reach, your pedicure technicians will be able to efficiently complete each pedicure service without wasting any time, allowing you to perform more services per day.

If these beautiful pearwood trolleys do not match your decor, or if you need a skin or hair station trolley, don't worry! Pure Spa Direct offers many other trolleys to help organize your space!

To view all of our Pedicure Trolleys, click HERE!
To view all of our Skincare Trolleys, click HERE!
To view all of our Haircare Trolleys, click HERE!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

These Hot Fire Places Are So Cool!

Add a little style to your spa while giving your clients a warm homely feeling. Take a look at our variety of Nu-Flame Fireplaces. These are so cool. You can hang them on the wall, put the larger ones on the floor and we even have fireplaces that are small enough to put on your table. I am definitely going to get one for my house, the problem is choosing which one and where to put it. Look at our selection and you will understand why the decision is so hard to make. These aren't your traditional fireplaces, they are enclosed within glass cases with different styled settings. If you want to add a bit of captivating decor to your salon visit Pure Spa Direct, we have plenty of items for you to look at, my advice is to start with Nu-Flame Fireplace.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Big Softy - Cuticle Cream at an Unbelievable Price!

Cost per treatment is just pennies!

Cuticle softening is an integral part of a professional manicure / pedicure service.  I have noticed a lot of salons that skip this part of the service and begin attacking the cuticles after just a minute or two of soaking.  Yet, ambitious scraping, pushing and grooming of cuticles by nail techs that skipped a softening process can cause damage to the nail bed and tear cuticles. Most salon and spa owners I interviewed reported that purchasing a cuticle remover is too costly, and they skip it all together during slow times.

So I am excited to tell you that there is an ultra affordable product for salons, it's called LA PALM Ice Pearl Cuticle Softener.  Perfect for softening the nail area for gentle cuticle manipulation during a manicure and pedicure. This conditioning  softener also helps lubricate finger and toe cuticles, for smoother looking hands.  Remember, hydrated hands (and nails) are younger looking hands! Contains Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and a soothing Peach fragrance.

Directions: Apply desired amount to cuticle with cotton or cotton-tipped swab. Next with the aid of a cuticle stick, gently loosen a cuticle. Wash with soap and water. Gently press each cuticle with towel and pat dry.

One Gallon is UNDER $15 and can service 500+ clients, (using approx. .25 ounces per client). 

That is LESS than .03 cents for a client receiving both a Manicure & Pedicure!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Slippery Spills... Clean 'em Up Fast with Sorbents!

Sorbents can absorb up to 70 times their own weight!
Spas, salons, Medical Offices and fitness centers... all have something in common... clumsy humans! And where there are clumsy humans, there are spills. Coffee, tea, spa water, massage oil, ultra sound gel - you name it, if it is liquid, people will accidentally spill it.

There is no need to have one accident cause another accident - you need to clean up spills FAST before someone slips and falls. You can always go with a mop, sponge or paper towels... or you can handle spills like a pro with a professional Sorbent. They absorb beverages, oils, chemicals, most ANYTHING... and the do it fast!

Pure Spa Direct has a great selection of sorbents... including eco-friendly clays, pads, rolls and even mini booms (great for serious liquid messes like toilet overflows, roof leaks, etc.) to keep your employees and work environment safe from unexpected spills, leaks, drips or other accidents.

Ben Franklin said it best:
"an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."


See Pure Spa's Sorbents Here:

Monday, February 13, 2012

Wax with Chocolate!


It's is that time of year again... Love is in the air, and chocolate wax is leaving the warehouse. Chocolate Paraffin Wax by Amber looks so good and smells delicious that I almost want to eat it.... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Chocolate Paraffin Wax by Amber selection HERE!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

GOLD! GOLD! GOLD! In Our Skincare Products!....Do I Have Your Attention?

....Now you can grab your client's attention too! Gold, in it its simplest form known as (Au), an element of the earth. It is also extremely valuable and commonly found adorning our bodies in the jewelry we wear due to it’s natural luster and shine that makes it so beautiful. Something you may not have known about gold is that it is also has great benefits for the skin!

I recently tried and loved the 24 Carat Gold Collagen Crystal Mask by uQ. An interesting fact that I learned in trying this mask (and had to share with the rest of the Spa World), is that the nano-gold particles in the mask are only 1/2,000 of the size of our pores, allowing the mask to easily penetrate the skin, and in result... work it’s magic!

This 24 Carat Gold Collagen Crystal Mask is an ideal upgrade to add to your facial menu, and is an easy upsell. The desired results of the mask that I've listed below, will make it hard for your clients to resist.

Benefits to the Skin?
  • Restores the skin to a revitalized, hydrated and youthful appearance.
  • Key ingredients (Y-PGA , Q10, Fibroin) facilitate metabolism to help the skin cells self-produce collagen, and fight free-radicals.
  • Reduction of melanin to whiten and repair of skin cells.
  • High performance moisturization and hydration.
…Now! Who doesn't want that?!

The key ingredients of the 24 Carat Gold Collagen Crystal Mask, and the glorious idea of applying gold to the face is what makes it so special!
  • *TIP- The mask is an ideal treatment to offer for all the Valentine’s Gift Certificates redeemers.
To read more in detail about the amazing ingredients in the mask, and to purchase it Today: CLICK HERE!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Ultrasonic Cavitation: The Ultimate Spa Toning Treatment

While watching TV on my downtime, I can't help but notice the surge in gym commercials and body fitness infomercials offering dream results with the use of their products. Not only do these infomercials offer to help people lose weight, but more importantly, tone their bodies. This is especially important as we have entered Resort and Pre-Beach season.

Many-a-time I have been
tempted to to make 3 easy payments of $39.95 in the hopes of firming and toning my butt, hips and thighs. The one major drawback to those products is the effort required to achieve results that are not guaranteed. Liposuction is another option, but few people can afford the expense or recovery downtime. But what if you were able to offer your clients a relaxing treatment in your spa that should yield results in just a few short treatments?

A new slimming and toning treatment that is taking the esthetics world by storm is Ultrasonic Cavitation. Considered to be non-surgical liposuction, this groundbreaking treatment specifically targets and liquefies the cellulite fat cells that even the most strenuous workouts cannot combat.

To understand how Ultrasonic Cavitation works, it is important to first know the characteristics of Cellulite. No matter the size of women, whether skinny or curvy, 80-90% of us experience cellulite, as it is mainly based upon our genetics. Fatty cells become deposited and trapped in an irregular fashion between tough collagen fibers and therefore produce the rippled effect. People with thinner skin, or those who have lost a significant amount of weight may actually see in increase in the amount of cellulite on their bodies.

So how is Ultrasonic Cavitation different?

Many current treatments for cellulite involve squeezing, pushing and suctioning the cellulite-affected areas - thus redistributing the fat cells rather than eliminating them. Cavitation is different in that it works to turn the fat into liquid, which is then eliminated from the body via urine. By placing the ultrasound handles on the affected areas and massaging them against the skin, bubbles are formed in the fat cells, which then emulsifies them. Once the fat becomes a liquid, it is then able to be expelled.

A standard procedure typically takes about 30 minutes, with some results being seen after as little as 1-3 treatments. A total of 10-12 treatments over the course of 40-48 days is recommended for your clients to achieve optimal results. It takes about 72 hours for the fat from each treatment to be expelled from the body, so it is suggested that treatments are scheduled every four days. It is also important to remind your clients to eat well and to drink at least a quart and a half before and after the procedure.

Ultrasonic Cavitation is an up-and-coming toning treatment that has the
ability to garner you as a spa owner some nice profits. From the cost of the treatment to the suggested retail products, you can seriously boost your bottom line.

CLICK HERE to see the Ultrasonic Cavitation unit or feel free to call and discuss it at any time with one of our Customer Service Experts!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Must-Have Chair for Hardworking Nail Technicians...ON SPECIAL!

Whenever I am sitting in the waiting area of a nail salon while waiting for my manicure and pedicure, I am always struck by how hard nail technicians work. And if you look at the furnishings in nail salons, the clients get the big, soft, comfy, cushy chairs (for understandable reason - happy clients = more business!), while the nail techs sit on very standard and utilitarian stools for hour upon hour.

Wouldn't it be nice to sit in a nice, comfortable chair while working on your clients? Well, look no further! Pure Spa Direct has just added this beautiful Technician Chair by PS Beauty! This chair features a firm back support, and a high density foam cushion to sit on. It has a lower height adjustment than some other stools, making this the perfect pedicure technician chair! Available in 3 beautiful colors (black, burgundy, and cappuccino), this stool is sure to please all of your technicians, and happy technicians will mean happier clients!

**SPECIAL!** For the month of February, this technician chair is on SPECIAL for the AMAZING price of $57.38 - stock up now and save!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Palmassager Massage Tool. . . Accessory To Your Service And Retail Item


Recently, I was hanging out with my girlfriend’s family. I was enjoying the night, eating, laughing having a good time. All of a sudden, as I was sitting down, my girlfriends cousin (who’s the cutest little girl, she looks like she could be Reese Witherspoon’s daughter), comes up and starts rubbing my back with something. It felt so good and relaxing; I swear for a couple of seconds, I was in heaven. Now how do you think this little girl could do that to a grown man? She was using the Original Palmassager Massage Tool by Pressure Positive. This thing is awesome. I liked it so much I got one for myself. I work out, so on those days that my muscles get sore, I have my girlfriend take the Palmassager out and give me a back rub.
This massager is an item you can purchase to use as an extra tool for your massage services or even sell as a retail item. I guarantee you, stock up on these Palmassagers, they will sell. Give your clients a little taste of it as part of their massage experience and tell them if they want to bring one home, they will be able to purchase one at the front desk. A selling point is they can use them on those days they cannot get to your spa. Come visit our website at Pure Spa Direct to look at the variety of other massage products we have to offer as well!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Jars for Estheticans - Quiet Storage is Facial Friendly

Keep Your Facial Room
Quiet & Serene. 
I love my esthetician...  BUT she gives the NOISIEST facials ever!  She's not a talker... she just happens to store most of her aesthetic supplies in noisy, glass sundry jars with stainless lids. Every time she reaches for gauze, cotton, lancets or finger cots during my facial, I am jarred out of a restful bliss by the deafening racket of the jars opening and closing all around me. Steel on glass is NOISY! It is the equivalent of nails on a chalkboard, it startles me so much I jump and flinch 2 inches off the facial bed!  I don't even think she realizes how much it takes away from the serenity of the treatment. So I was so excited to see these large 32 oz. jars come in.  They are big enough for storing facial room essentials like alginate powders, gauzecotton, lancets or finger cots and raw ingredients for masks and body treatments - just about anything you can think about.  Best of all... they are QUIET!

Pure Spa sells several jar sizes that are ideal for your facial room needs!

Ahhh, quiet essentials.  As my favorite lady from RHOBH, Adrienne Maloof once said, "Love is in the details!".  Pay attention to them, your clients do notice.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I'm a Sexy Mannequin and I Know It... Mannequins Sell Salon/Spa Retail Apparel!


Take your spa or salon's retail to a new level by showing your apparel at its very best on these attractively proportioned mannequins from CBL Displays. Sexy female mannequins, hunky male mannequins and even kid sized mannequins... this line is HOT. Skin tone, matte white, molded hair, bald... PureSpaDirect.com's got 'em!

Check 'em out here:

Monday, February 6, 2012

Chocolate V-Day

Everyone must be getting ready for Valentine's Day because the chocolate massage oils are moving like hot-cakes this week. Specifically, the Keyano Chocolate Massage Oil in the 8 oz. bottle. Chocolate, oils, massages, and Valentine's Day. Come on guys - its only once a year...... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Keyano Chocolate Massage Oil selection HERE!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

In a Cluttered yet Lucrative Industry...Distinguish Yourself & Go Mobile!

"The bad economy can’t knock the 'Spa Industry' down." According to a recent article titled ”Trends Large and Small Bubbling in Spa Industry” by the Associated Press, fresh new trends to the spa world are causing an already $60 Billion industry to continue to grow, despite the rough economic times. Services such as color therapy, medi-pedis, frigid blizzard rooms, and ‘hot spot’ eyebrow bars are some of the popular trends that will keep the industry booming this year, according to their annual forecast.

Since we've established the demand already exists and will continue to grow, in order to capitalize on this lucrative (yet cluttered) market, it is essential to distinguish yourself from the rest. One great way to set you business apart is by GOING MOBILE! As more and more smart gadgets and electronics are invented to help us save time, the less time we find ourselves having. Mobile services bring the convenience factor to your clients.... value you can’t put a price tag on!

Some great mobile business ideas include: mobile spa, mobile nail salon, mobile hairdresser, mobile makeup, and mobile massage businesses!

There are so many advantages to starting a mobile spa business. I’ve listed some of the major advantages below:
  1. Unlimited income: The harder you work, the more you can earn.
  2. Freedom and flexibility: Work around your schedule. You’re your own boss.
  3. Low start-up costs: and no ongoing costs as with store locations such as rent, utilities, higher insurance and business taxes, etc.)
  4. Creativity: Spa parties, bridal parties, family services etc.
With simply a pair of shears, some combs, brushes, a rolling sink, and heat appliances you can be on your way to starting your own business and Pure Spa Direct has everything you need to get started! I've recommended some of our Best Selling (Mobile) Portable Items below:

Saturday, February 4, 2012

What's the BZZZZZ On Honey?

There has been a growing movement lately where the focus has been a 'Return to Nature.' Spas, salons and wellness centers alike are going the extra mile for their clients by creating custom or all-natural treatments. An up-and-coming product in the spa industry, that can also be found in your kitchen, is Honey!

Despite being recently introduced to the beauty industry, honey's origins can be traced back more than 4,000 years ago to Ancient Sumeria, where it was used to treat wounds due to its anti-fungal, antimicrobial and antibacterial agents. The one person who can give the most credence to to the benefits of Honey, though, is the Patron of Beauty herself: Cleopatra. The Queen of Egypt would apply honey all over her body to help moisturize and hydrate her skin. Thousands of years later, the benefits still hold true and your clients can experience what Cleopatra did.

Here are just a few of the many benefits of Honey:
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-fungal
  • Antibacterial
  • Natural Humectant - Attracts and Retains Moisture
  • Plumps up skin
  • Reduces Fine line and Wrinkles
  • Help protects skin from UV Rays
  • Gentle enough for sensitive skin
Honey can be used in services for the entire body, ranging from facials and body treatments, to manicure, pedicures and hair masks. Apply honey directly to the skin and let sit for 15-20 minutes so that the nutrients and vitamins can be absorbed. Another great option is to combine Honey with Fine Sea Salts or Sugar to create an ultra-hydrating scrub.

Have you ever used honey in your spa or salon? What has you experience with the product been?

Friday, February 3, 2012

June Jacob's Ultra-Light Citrus Moisturizer - Perfect for Oily Skin Facials!

Of all the steps in my daily facial routine, I hate applying moisturizer the most. I have oily skin, and moisturizers always felt heavy and greasy on me. For years, I skipped this vital step, but now as I quickly approach 30, I know I need to moisturize more than ever.

I can't be the only one who doesn't like to apply moisturizer to my face! Some of your clients have oily skin too, and I bet they cringe a little inside when you let them know you are going to moisturize their face. They may even just stare blankly at you and absent-mindedly nod while you instruct them on how important it is to keep your face well moisturized. Then, while they are just staring off into space, you can blow their minds (and snap them back into reality!) by applying June Jacob's Ultra-Light Citrus Moisturizer.

This hydrating lotion is so light and airy, it absorbs almost immediately, and leaves behind fresh, moisturized skin, instead of a greasy mess. The light citrus scent is good enough to eat (although I don't recommend doing so - I imagine it doesn't taste nearly as good as it smells!). Best of all, my skin stays soft and smooth all day, without feeling heavy, clogged, or greasy!

Like most of the June Jacobs Spa Collection, this moisturizer features a special blend of white, green, and red teas, plus pomegranate, goji berry, and grapeseed extract to help neutralize free radicals and combat signs of premature aging. The formula is paraben and preservative-free, and features the moisturizing powerhouse Hyaluraonic Acid.

Your oily-faced clients will be so grateful for your finding a usable moisturizer for them they will never see another esthetician for a facial again! Aside from using it in your oily-skin facials, offer it as a retail product for your clients to purchase. Once they feel the fluffy softness and almost immediate absorption, they won't want to use any other moisturizer!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

It’s Getting Hot In Here. . .Make Sure Your Business Is Protected!


Do you know where your fire extinguisher is? Many people overlook the simplest piece of equipment that you should have in your home or business. Even if you do have one, when was the last time you checked it? Some extinguishers need recharging every couple of months. Professionals replace their extinguishers every 5-7 years. Taking simple precautionary measures such as checking your fire extinguishers and smoke detectors every couple of months will ensure they are long lasting and in proper working condition to keep your business safe!

If you do not have either piece of equipment, go to purespadirect.com to see our variety of fire safety products. Just the way you want to keep your home safe and prepared, you should keep your business just as prepared. There are many ways fires can start unexpectedly, especially when there are a lot of electrical equipment being used in small areas (such as an esthetics room or a salon!) So protect yourself, your clients and your business. A new smoke detector or fire extinguisher is just one click away.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

FIND that Polish Fast - Up Side Down Nail Polish Rack!

Names UP!
 Find the Classics Fast!
There are staple nail colors in every salon!  During my last manicure, I helped calm a sweet, little Grandma out of a near melt down because she was unable to locate Essie's, Ballet Slippers from a wall of pastel pink polishes. Her granddaughter was pleased as punch to sort through blues, greens and purples for herself, but sweet grandma was frantic picking  up and turning over dozens of polishes reading the names aloud... and then she started to panic.  She exclaimed, "They do not have it, they do not have it."  I imagined she was beginning to the fear that she may have to settle for a color of her granddaughters choosing.  I jumped in to save the day, and explained that the popular classics like Essie's Ballet Slippers, Waltz, Marshmallow,  Sugar Daddy and Mademoiselle were together at the end of each nail station on the upside down racks.  I proceeded to show her this upside down rack of classics (bottoms up) so she could locate Ballet Slippers and then relax. While wall mounted polish racks are inviting and attractive, there are many salon regulars that will never be interested in changing their signature color.  Customers  want to see that you have their favorites available to them, by name and on display! That's why I love this design for storing the common classics!