Thursday, February 28, 2013

Taking Care Of Your MVP----YOURSELF!



Sometimes with our busy schedules between work and home we tend to let our own bodies take a backseat to everything else.

An important factor to your success lies in taking care of yourself.
After all, if we are not at our best and living the lifestyle we promote to our clients then we cannot perform at our best.

There are  many different ways of making sure you are supporting yourself despite your busy schedule.

Some great products for using in the office include:
Don't forget to take time out at least once a month to pamper yourself. Whether it is massage, spa treatments, chiropractic treatments or anything else that will help you to unwind and rejuvenate your body and mind.

If you are at your best, it will show through to in your demeanor and in your work.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Rubbed the Wrong Way? Dealing with Inappropriate Clients & Sexual Situations

Is YOUR Staff prepared?
Learn common "Red Flags", and how to
Diffuse inappropriate situations.
I was just thumbing through the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference show preview guide for NY and saw that there is a Spa Business Conference on April 15, 2013 titled, "Dealing with Inappropriate Clients & Sexual Situations."  This is a two part class given by Felicia Brown, LMBT, business and marketing coach.

The guide says the class will offer students an overview on handling and preventing sexually inappropriate clients and situations in a treatment room.  It will also review communication, ways to diffuse potentially inappropriate situations, reporting SOAP notes, group sharing, support and advice.

I think this is a fabulous conference to attend if you will be at the New York show.  For spa professionals dealing with half naked clients, sometimes unpredictable situations can arise.  Why not be prepared to handle them appropriately and learn which red flags to look for.

For more information about this Class, click here:
 Dealing with Inappropriate Clients and Sexual Situations 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Nobody does it like Betty Dain!

Betty Dain is back and better than ever. An oldie but still a goodie, the Client Wrap Gown was a popular item this week. They were leaving here by the dozens. Is is affordable? Is it stylish? Is it practical? Is it chic? You be the judge!... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Betty Dain Client Wrap Gown selection HERE!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Pure Spa Direct does The Harlem Shake...

Sure day spa and salon supply is serious business, but we're not above a little fun!  Check it out... Pure Spa does the Harlem Shake... turn up your speakers and click the button... give it about 10 seconds to really get movin'!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Spa Redi Pedicure Collection - Highest Quality at the Lowest Cost

 Pedicure Season is fast-approaching and here at Pure Spa, we just added some high quality and super low cost products to get you prepared.

The Spa Redi Pedicure Collection is a comprehensive line of pedicure products, including bath salts, salt scrubs, gel scrubs, creme scrubs, creme masks, massage oil and callus remover.  See below for the main ingredients, scents and cost per service for each product:

Bath Salts
  • Formulated with essential oils, herbs, Dead Sea rock salts and natural mineral oils including Magnesium, Potassium, Bromine and Calcium.
  • This product does not foam and has been designed for use in whirlpool foot baths.
  • If you use 1 tablespoon per soak, your cost per service is only 4 Cents.
  • Available Scents:
Gel Scrub
  • Formulated with essential oils, herbs, aloe vera and exfoliating pumice.
    • Bonus Info: Aloe Vera is an anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory emollient that hydrates and softens the skin.
  • If you use 2 tablespoons per treatment, 1 tablespoon per leg, your cost per service is only 12 Cents.
  • Available Scents:
Creme Scrub
  • Formulated with essential oils, herbs and exfoliating pumice.
  • In addition to removing the dead skin cells, this creme scrub also softens the skin.
  • If you use 2 tablespoons per treatment, 1 tablespoon per leg, your cost per service is only 16 Cents.
  • Available Scent:
Creme Mask
  • Formulated with essential oils, herbs, cocoa butter, shea butter and sesame oil.
    • Bonus Info: Sesame Oil is fast-absorbing, making it penetrate the deepest tissue layers faster and easier.
  • If you use 2 tablespoons per treatment, 1 tablespoon per leg, your cost per service is only 16 Cents.
  • Available Scents:
Salt Glow
  • Formulated with essential oils, herbs, aloe vera, dead sea salt, jojoba oil and vitamins A & E.
    • Bonus Info: Jojoba Oil is not an oil, but rather, a wax ester that mimics the skin's natural oils, thus helping it absorb faster. In addition, its emollient nature helps reduce trans-epidermal water loss.
  • If you use 2 tablespoons per treatment, 1 tablespoon per leg, your cost per service is only 21 Cents.
  • Available Scents:

Don't forget about other Pedicure Season Essentials - Toe Separators, Slippers, Polish, and Implements!




Saturday, February 23, 2013

Ready, Set, Create! with CND Additives Springtime Sparkle

Suddenly, It's Spring... (sung in my best Frank Sinatra voice while dreaming and wishing for warmer weather)...its spring in nail salons, at the very least!

The newest Spring Nail Product is here and available to ship - the CND Additives Springtime Treats! CND Additives are the perfect way to take your nail art to the next level. Additives can be blended into any CND powder, gel, or layered on top of Shellac to create unique colors, patterns, and nail art for all of your clients.

Included in the Limited Edition CND Additives Springtime Treats Kit:

  • Lemon Sunshine (0.25 oz)
  • Sea Glass (0.25 oz)
  • Hot Pink (0.25 oz)
  • Raspberry (0.25 oz)
  • Periwinkle Twinkle (0.25 oz)
  • FREE CND Measuring Spoon
Satisfy your client's spring-time sweet cravings with these beautiful Additives today!

Friday, February 22, 2013

A Soothing Masque for Harsh Facial Treatments


 Some facial treatments tend to be aggressive and harsh on the skin. It is important to always treat the skin with a soothing product after such a treatment. The Cucumber Masque by Amber Products is a great masque to apply after an harsh skin treatment like extractions, microdermabrasion,  or aggressive peels. Even just the word "cucumber" makes you think of a cooling and refreshing feeling. This gel masque has the ability to enhance water retention in tissue allowing the epidermis to achieve greater suppleness. It is very effective in soothing irritated skin using a combination of cucumber extract, allantoin, and aloe vera. The Cucumber Masque by Amber Products can be used in place of any facial masque for dry, dehydrated, and sensitive skin, not just for irritation caused by a treatment.



The Key Ingredients:

  • Cucumber Extract: Binds. Tightens. Moisturizes. Refreshes.
  • Allantoin: Promotes skins renewal process. Anti-irritant.
  • Aloe Vera: Hydrates. Softens. Anti-microbial. Anti-irritant.
  • Glycerin: Seals moisture in skin.
  • Panthenol: Aids in skin renewal process. Moisturizes. Soothes.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Retains water. Moisturizes.
  • Diazolidninyl Urea: Enhances water retention in tissue. Anti-septic.
  • T.E.A.: PH Adjuster.

Your clients will love the feeling of this soothing masque if they are experiencing skin irritation. This product comes in a convenient, professional 32 oz. size and also in a 50 mL. size, which is great for retailing!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Carrying Your Products With Ease

As a massage therapist who primarily does home and business-based appointments, I'm always on the lookout for products to make lugging my supplies around easy. The problem has always been finding something that was large enough for sheets and blankets in the colder months that also had enough smaller compartments to carry different lotions and accessories without them getting crushed.

Deluxe Massage Tote Features many small compartments
to fit everything a mobile massage therapist needs!
Finally the powers that be have created the perfect tote! The Deluxe Massage Tote has everything any travelling therapist could want. Plenty of room for sheets and a blanket as well as different compartments for lotions, an appointment book, towels, water, music or anything else you might need. It also has a flat bottom so you don't have to worry about things getting bunched up or damaged.

It also has a shoulder strap that comes off so you can either carry it by hand or over the shoulder if you are carrying a table or other items as well.

This is by far one of my favorite new products here at Pure Spa Direct and I'm sure it will be for many on-the-go therapists as well!




Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Crunchy, Uncomfortable Massages - TABLE PAPER TORCHURE

Massage Tips: What is on your Massage Table?  

I have a favorite massage spot here on Long Island.  
DO NOT DISTURB
Massage Zen with Table Paper 
But, without fail, every time I arrive for an appointment, I have to plead with the therapist to take off the two layers of  table paper and drape sheets on the Earthlite massage table.  

They ALWAYS plead it is better to keep it on (over the sheets) – and I always have to get FIRM in order to convince them to remove it. 

I tried it once, and I got up in the middle of a 50 minute massage and said, “ENOUGH! – We have to take off this paper”.  I could never get into the relaxation zone with the sound of paper crunching and bunching underneath me with each massage stroke.  When the therapist asked me to flip over, the paper bunched up, tangled, RIPPED and stuck to my oiled skin. The Therapist said, “Don’t worry; there is another layer of paper underneath this one.” ARGH!!!!!! That’s when I got up and started ripping it off the table like wire hangers in “Mommy Dearest”.  It was maddening! There were perfectly soft, and cozy sheets on the massage table! So why RUIN a massage by covering it in rough, sterile paper?

Massages are supposed to be blissful.  There is NOTHING blissful about table paper during a massage. I associate it with pap smears, painful bikini waxes, physicals and the flu. Why? I am not really sure, but table paper is for waxing and doctor's offices... NOT massage tables. Let me sink into smooth, comfy sheets and drift away!

A comfortable table, warm oil, table sheets / bedding and a table warming pad are the foundation for a beautiful and memorable massage treatment.  SKIP THE PAPER & PAPER DRAPE SHEETS!  It makes for a more relaxing and luxurious experience for your clients – I promise!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Luxo Mag Lamps from Norway!


Norway... home of 80's wonder band A-Ha, "The Scream" painter Edvard Munch, and lighting innovator Luxo.

Luxo is the world market leader in magnification and... lucky for you, Pure Spa now offers Luxo Mag Lamps! The quality and variety of the products Luxo provides, coupled with their lighting know-how, ensures that you can expect only the best lighting solutions from them.

They cost a little more than some other options... but are they good? Well, Luxo's illuminated magnifiers are recognized as "best in class" in such countries as the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Portugal and Italy. Oh, and a 5 year warranty doesn't hurt either!

Check Out the amazing Luxo Lights from Norway Here:
http://www.purespadirect.com/Luxo-Enlightening-People-with-the-Right-Light-s/4968.htm

Monday, February 18, 2013

Spring is In the Air

Spring is in the air! Well, not really, especially in New York where we're expecting more snow this weekend. What I mean is that the CND Spring Shellac Collection is finally here and selling like CRAZY! The colors look like Jelly Beans - really cool! Get em now, before your friends... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great CND Shellac Spring selection HERE!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Beauty News Alert - Phyto Announces New Products and Packaging

Recently, at the annual Awards Dinner/Sales Meeting for the Ales Group, whose brands include Phyto and Lierac Paris, it was announced that new packaging would be released for the Phyto line, as well as brand new products.

Starting in mid-March and continuing through April, Phyto will release their new Gold and Silver packaging.  The products that are being added to the line are as follows:
  1. Subtil Elixir
  2. Secret de Nuit
  3. 4 Express Conditioners including:
    • Phytobaume Hydration
    • Phytobaume Volume
    • Phytobaume Color Protect
    • Phytobaume Repair

In addition, Phyto announced they will be releasing a Phytokeratine Spray and Mask this September!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cricket Slimming Collection - Fabulously Flattering Styling Aprons!

Cricket Slimming Collection has got the skinny on flattering stylists' everyday apparel. Designed to enhance, the aprons use color-blocking and patterns to create proportional hourglass silhouettes. These three flattering designs in grey pinstripe, hot pink cheetah, and white tiger stripes will have you cutting and coloring in style! (And looking slimmer too!) It's time to get rid of your boring and plain aprons and replace them with fun styles.
Stylish aprons use color-blocking and patterns for a slimming effect!
You can check out these styles at Pure Spa Direct:
My Favorite is the Hot Pink Cheetah. =)

We have all different kinds of apron styles. Whatever your style is, I'm sure we have something for you!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Your Gel Polish services can now be even more profitable!

Universal Top Coat - high-gloss shine,
durable formula, for a fraction of the cost!
Star Nail's Eco-Systems Universal Top Coat just made your Gel Polish services even more profitable!

The entire nail industry knows how big Gel Polish Services are right now. I am sure most, if not all, nail technicians have already identified that while these services are the most popular services around, they are also more expensive to perform. A bottle of Gel Polish color is roughly 4x more expensive than traditional nail polish, and the base and top coats are just as, if not more, expensive.

Not any longer! Star Nail's Eco-Systems recently released a UNIVERSAL Top Coat - touted for use with ALL Brands of soak-off UV gels and hybrid polishes, this UV or LED-light cured top coat runs about the same price as a traditional top coat! Available in 2 sizes: 0.5 oz and larger, professional 2.5 oz size.

According to www.starnail.com:


  • Extreme high gloss finish 
  • Quick and easy application. Apply just like a polish and cure! 
  • Works with any LED or UV light 
  • Soaks off in minutes! 
  • Durable, long-lasting formula 
  • Get 5x MORE PRODUCT from ergonomic patented tilt bottle (compared to other 1/2 oz. brush-on formulas)
What are you waiting for? Scoop up your bottle today, and see the difference in your bottom line it makes!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

World Massage Festival 2013

The time is quickly approaching for the World Massage Festival held August 4-7th in Long Beach California aboard the Queen Mary!

This is a great event to gather and meet other therapists from around the world and participate in discussions as well as classes. They offer so many classes you can actually earn up to 24 CEU's during this festival! Classes range from business education to hands on modalities, so there is something for everyone.

There are also many different vendors with free samples of the latest products and lines on the market. If you have a product line you can also register as a vendor to take advantage of a wide variety of people you may never otherwise have the opportunity to connect with. This is a great opportunity to see new massage products you may not have heard of before. If you are in a rut, using the same products day in and day out, but looking for a change, the World Massage Festival will get your blood pumping about massage again!

There are different pricing options available to fit different needs as well as financing options.

Another great perk is the dining and accommodations aboard the Queen Mary: luxury and learning all in one package! REGISTER NOW!!!

No matter what stage of your career you may be at, this is definitely an event everyone can walk away with something special with!







Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Need Some Insight in to Career Opportunities in the Beauty Industry?

Career decisions are tough... every time I think about it, the scene from the old Twisted Sister video "I Wanna Rock" echos in my brain where the teach yells out "What do you want to do with your life?" Of course at some point, I think every young adult actually does think "I Wanna Rock". Unfortunately, we can't all be rock stars... there is not that much opportunity for the masses in that career choice.  However, the beauty industry has bountiful opportunity and there is a terrific book to help boil it all down.

Industry IN:Site 101 Top Beauty Careers - Second Edition by C. Jeanine Fulton is a one of a kind resource guide lists 101+ career opportunities within the beauty industry. The book is designed to help readers discover ways to develop their skills and to utilize their talents in an industry that provides unlimited career growth.
  • Learn about beauty career opportunities in: education, freelance work, salons, spas, marketing, sales, business ownership, technology, and more.
  • Find the job that's right for you
  • Discover ideas to help achieve your dreams.
  • Read multiple success stories and gain advice from leading beauty industry professionals.
  • This book can be used within student kits, in career services, as a sales too for admissions, during marketing initiatives at local high schools and act as a supplemental curriculum.
Of course if the beauty industry does not work out, you can always fallback on becoming a rock star!

Check out the book here:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Need High Quality / Economical Spa Linens? Check Out Sposh - Posh Spa Linens!

Need linens? Sposh Spa Linens are pre-washed, wrinkle resistant, economical, and launder beautifully every time. Retail sets are also available, elegantly packaged in a reusable embroidered tote. 

Sposh Microfiber Facerest:
This peachy soft facerest is made of microfiber, a super fabric. It dries in a flash, it’s easy to maintain, and it’s durable, which helps put a halt to frequent replenishment. Available in Cream, White, Coffee, Tea Leaf, Blue Agate & Moonstone.

Peachy soft, these economical sheets are virtually wrinkle-free when you pull them from the dryer. In fact, microfiber is a super fabric—it dries in a flash, it’s easy to maintain, and it’s durable, which helps put a halt to frequent replenishment. 32.5"W x 73"L x 6.5" Pocket. Available in Cream, White, Coffee, Tea Leaf, Blue Agate & Moonstone.

Peachy soft, these economical sheets are virtually wrinkle-free when you pull them from the dryer. In fact, microfiber is a super fabric—it dries in a flash, it’s easy to maintain, and it’s durable, which helps put a halt to frequent replenishment. 56" W x 87" L. Available in Cream, White, Coffee, Tea Leaf, Blue Agate & Moonstone.

Designed to keep your clients warm and cozy, the Sposh Quilted Microfiber Blanket provides a soft, inviting look for your treatment table. Plus it’s economical and durable. Machine wash and dry. 58" X 85". Available in Cream, White, Coffee, Tea Leaf, Blue Agate & Moonstone.

Rich in color and easy to maintain, the Sposh Reversible Saddle comes in a variety of colors and can be mixed and matched with Sposh Quilted Microfiber Blankets and Table Skirts to provide a unique look for your treatment table. 100% Polyester. Machine wash and dry. 19" x 73". Available in Coffee / Blue Agate, Magenta / White & Moonstone / Black.

This luxuriously soft microfiber robe is easy to maintain, quick to dry, and practically wrinkle-free. Breast panels are lined for modesty. One size.. Available in Cream, Coffee, Tea Leaf, Blue Agate & Moonstone.

Rich in color and easy to maintain, the Sposh Reversible Saddle comes in a variety of colors and can be mixed and matched with Sposh Quilted Microfiber Blankets and Table Skirts to provide a unique look for your treatment table. 100% Polyester. Machine wash and dry. 19" x 73". Available in Coffee / Blue Agate, Magenta / White & Moonstone / Black.

Peachy soft, these economical sheets are virtually wrinkle-free when you pull them from the dryer. In fact, microfiber is a super fabric—it dries in a flash, it’s easy to maintain, and it’s durable, which helps put a halt to frequent replenishment. 63 1/2" W x 88" L. Cream.

Rich in color and easy to maintain, the Sposh Damask Bolster Cover comes in a variety of colors and can be mixed and matched with Sposh Quilted Microfiber Blankets, Saddles, and Table Skirts to provide a unique look for your treatment table. 100% Polyester. Machine wash and dry. 6" or 8". Multiple color options. Available in Coffee / Blue Agate, Magenta / White & Moonstone / Black.

Rich in color and easy to maintain, the Sposh Damask Bolster Cover comes in a variety of colors and can be mixed and matched with Sposh Quilted Microfiber Blankets, Saddles, and Table Skirts to provide a unique look for your treatment table. 100% Polyester. Machine wash and dry. 6" or 8". Multiple color options. Available in Coffee / Blue Agate, Magenta / White & Moonstone / Black.

Peachy soft, these economical sheets are virtually wrinkle-free when you pull them from the dryer. In fact, microfiber is a super fabric—it dries in a flash, it’s easy to maintain, and it’s durable, which helps put a halt to frequent replenishment. 60" W x 94" L. Available in Cream, White, Blue Agate & Moonstone

Peachy soft, these economical sheets are virtually wrinkle-free when you pull them from the dryer. In fact, microfiber is a super fabric—it dries in a flash, it’s easy to maintain, and it’s durable, which helps put a halt to frequent replenishment. Available in queen and king sizes, Sposh sheet sets come with 1 fitted & 1 flat sheet, 2 pillow cases, and a cute complimentary tote!. Available in Cream, White, Coffee, Tea Leaf, Blue Agate & Moonstone.

Peachy soft, these economical sheets are virtually wrinkle-free when you pull them from the dryer. In fact, microfiber is a super fabric—it dries in a flash, it’s easy to maintain, and it’s durable, which helps put a halt to frequent replenishment. Available in queen and king sizes, Sposh sheet sets come with 1 fitted & 1 flat sheet, 2 pillow cases, and a cute complimentary tote!. Available in Cream, White, Coffee, Tea Leaf, Blue Agate & Moonstone.

Check Out the Sposh Line of Posh Spa Linens Here:

Monday, February 11, 2013

Boca Terry Velour Wraps

Gimme some more Velour! Hotter than a tea-kettle this week were Velour Wraps by Boca Terry. I got one for Christmas this year and I look forward getting out of the shower and putting it on. It's cheaper than putting the heat on! and warmer! Most people seem to prefer the white color... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Boca Terry Velour Wrap selection HERE!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Introducing BEYOND COVER Chromatics by Redken

As a colorist, you know that the majority of your clients are seeking to cover up their graying hair.  In addition to issues with the color, gray hair is also wiry and untamable.  New products are constantly being introduced to the market, but so often it is just more of the same thing.

Redken has changed the game by creating 'Beyond Cover' Chromatics line of hair color.  As seen recently at the 2013 Redken Symposium in Las Vegas, this gorgeous new color line works to not only cover the gray hairs but nourish and soften them as well.

Chromatics colors are 100% ammonia free as well as odor-free.  In addition, the line contains a mixture of ingredients including dye, Argan Oil, Ceramides, and Acai and Vitamin E antioxidants.  All of these work synergistically to surround, penetrate and moisturize the hair's cuticle.

In addtion to being good for hair, the color of the Chromatics Collection is stunning.  Redken goes so far as to call it 4D because:
  • D1 -  Ultimate Gray Coverage
  • D2 - Multi-Dimensional Reflect
  • D3 - Radiant Shine
  • D4 - Lasting Vibrancy
You can see more about the line at the Redken website.  For all your other hair and salon needs, check out the offerings on Pure Spa Direct!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

New Collection from China Glaze: Tranzitions!


It seems that cool nail effects are still popular as ever! Something I came across recently, the China Glaze Tranzitions Collection, looks to be very interesting. These new nail colors react when a clear top coat is applied, changing the color from one shade to another for a stunning effect. Wear any of the six color-shifting shades alone, or go wild and create fun nail designs by applying a top coat in specific places. In just one swipe, you can create a brand new color - each bottle is like having two colors in one!

How It Works:

  • Step 1: Apply a base coat.
  • Step 2: Apply two coats of China Glaze Tranzitions shade of choice. Allow to completely dry.
  • Step 3: Lastly, apply one coat of clear top coat such as China Glaze Fast Forward and watch the color change right before your eyes.

The Colors:



With these colors, you can easily and quickly change your look with just one swipe!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Dreaming in Pretty Pastel Colors with Shellac's 2013 Spring Sweet Dreams Collection

In stock and shipping TODAY! CND embraced the beautiful pastels we often associate with spring in their new Sweet Dreams Collection for Shellac

A beautiful set of pretty pastel nails will
have your clients dreaming of spring...


Sweet and pretty, these colors make me think of wistful days gone by....picnics and pretty cotton dresses, warm days and cool breezes, and fields bursting with flowers. Your clients are sure to love them! Get ready for spring....today!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Retail Products For Clients On The Go!



Just like you, your client's schedules can be quite hectic and some may travel extensively.

A profitable way to assist in their ongoing skin care and overall well-being is to offer retail products to fit you clients needs while on the go.



Some wonderful kits include:

Another great idea is to customize travel kits to your business and client's individual needs!!!

There are different packaging styles you can choose from including:

You can find specific products to make the perfect customized travel kit for your clients at Pure Spa Direct !

Travel kits are an inexpensive way for your clients to keep up on their current regimen while they travel or as a compliment to the services you provide. You always want to make sure your clients know how and have the ability maintain their skin while they are in-between appointments. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Smoother, Softer & More Comfortable Massage Stones


Ergonomic Basalt stones make comfortable treatments for therapist and client.  Each stone has been hand ground into the perfect shape for exceptional quality and handling.  The hand polishing also makes these stones less abrasive on the skin of clients while being ergonomic for therapists - offering a much nicer experience than traditional unfinished stones.  Exceptional heat-retaining capacity of these natural stones is loved by therapists.  HANS basalt massage stones are also easier to clean due to fewer crevices (which in natural stones can carry harmful pathogens). An elegant bamboo storage box included.

Details:
Flat oval-shaped basalt stones
Hand ground and polished to a uniform shape and smooth finish
Less abrasive to the skin of clients
More ergonomic for therapists than traditional unfinished stones
Heat-retaining capacity up to 45 minutes
Easier to clean due to fewer crevices

Includes:
8 Large Flat Ovular Basalt Stones
Stone Size: 2.88” x 2.13” x 1.00”
Use: Back, legs, backside

12 Middle Flat Ovular Basalt Stones
Stone Size: 2.50” x 2.13” x 0.63”
Use: Hands, arms, feet, calfs

16 Small Flat Ovular Basalt Stones
Stone Size: 1.50” x 1.00” x 0.63”
Use: Forehead, neck, face

Available in 36 Stone Set
and in 45 Stone Set

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Looking for a great value in Hair, Nail and Spa Furniture and Equipment? HANS Equipment is the Answer!

Let's face it... times are tough... the economy has been in the dumps for so many years it is getting hard to remember when business was booming. But, just because things might be tight, you don't have to give up on replacing old furniture and equipment in your spa or salon. You just need to shop smarter and look for great "Bang for the Buck".

Pure Spa offers a line called HANS Equipment that offers great quality, great looks and great prices.  From facial beds to steamers, from hot stones to styling chairs, HANS Equipment can be the key to your business start, make-over or growth... without breaking the bank.

Check it out Here:
http://www.purespadirect.com/HANS-Equipment-s/4963.htm

Monday, February 4, 2013

Take the Cirepil Test

Take the Test. The Cirepil Test. I have never seen so many of these sell in the last 5 days. It's incredible! It seems to me that waxing season is all year 'round. I bet it hurts more in the colder months... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Cirepil Test Wax Kit selection HERE!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Emerald - The Official Nail Color Trend for Winter and Spring 2013

As a nail technician, your clients depend upon your for knowing all the hot trends that will keep them in style this season.  The good news is that I did some research for you and have information the hottest nail trend for Winter and Spring of 2013.

Emerald!!!

Named 'Color of the Year - 2013,' by Pantone, the 'world-renowned authority on color,' Emerald Green is officially huge in all things fashion.  Whether you recommend clients choose a color that is Classic, Dramatic or Glitzy, you can be sure they will be totally in style.

*Pro Tip*  You can create the perfect Emerald color with CND Shellac by applying a super-thin layer of Iced Coral over Black Pool.  The key, however, is to make sure that the Iced Coral is applied as thinly as possible.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Extend The Life Of Color Treated Hair

Keeping color treated hair from becoming dull and faded can definitely be a challenge. But, you as the colorist, can educate your clients on proper maintenance to keep their color looking fresh until their next session with you. There's a great product I have been hearing about by Goldwell®. It is the Goldwell® Dualsenses Color Lock Serum, and it can prolong color retention for up to 22 shampoos! It is used directly after coloring and is formulated with ColorChromaComplex, which instantly locks in color after the application.

Although we don't carry this item at the moment, check out some of these tips on making color last:

Shampooing - Advise your client  not to shampoo their hair for at least 24 hours after the application. (Use warm water, not hot!) This will allow the dye to fully set in each strand. Also, shampooing too often will reduce the life of the color because it strips away the natural oils that protect the dye. Every other day at most is ideal. You can also retail dry shampoo to your clients for this!

Color hair one shade darker than desired color to offset fading.

Avoid Sulfates and Sodium Chloride - It is believed by some hair experts that sulfates may strip the hair, which will turn the color dull. Your client should stick with sulfate free products and products designed for color-treated hair.

Hats! - Your clients may not know that along with protecting your skin from UV Rays, your hair color will also benefit from protection. UV Rays can fade the color of chemically-treated hair! So advise your clients that when they are in the sun for prolonged periods of time, its best to cover up!

Limit Heat Styling - Excessive heat styling can fade color treated hair. If heat styling is a must, use a cooler setting when using a blow dryer or flat iron.

When hair is shiny, it can mask a dull color. Offer a gloss treatment to your clients in between coloring sessions.

Filling your clients in on these tips will keep them coming back to you time after time for all their coloring needs!