Friday, May 31, 2013

Dare To Be Bare! - Skin Care Tips for Your Best Waxing Results

Waxing is huge this time of year and you want to make sure that you are doing all the necessary prepping and skin care before and after all your waxing services for the perfect wax!

First, you want to make sure the skin is clean. When a client comes in with oil, sweat, and bacteria on their skin, without proper sanitation, the client can easily break out after waxing and the end result will not be as successful. Preparation is simple. A great product to use would be the Cirepil Blue Lotion. This lotion has excellent cleansing properties due to its low alcohol content (9%), and it leaves the skin with a pleasant, comfortable feeling. After cleansing the skin, the Cirepil Pre-Depilatory Oil is a great product to use, as it will condition the skin and create a protective barrier to ensure wax adheres to the hair and not the skin.

Another great item to use during the prepping stage would be the Relax & Wax NO Scream Cream. Your clients will want to apply this cream 30-45 minutes prior to the waxing service, making NO Scream Cream the perfect retail item to sell to all of your regular waxing clients! The No Scream Cream eases the discomfort of waxing as much as 50-90% and will not interfere with standard wax formulas.

Pre-Wax Products
Now you're ready to wax! Once you have performed the waxing service, don't forget about post wax care! This is very important for your clients' overall comfort after the service, as well as for the best results. A product I highly recommend is the Mancine Ingrown(zone) Triple Action Post Depilatory Lotion. This lotion leaves the skin feeling refreshed and moisturized, prevent ingrown hairs, and will actually slow and soften future hair growth so waxing becomes easier and more comfortable. Also, for your clients who are prone to ingrown hairs, the Mancine Ingrown(zone) Cream works wonders as a spot treatment!

Post-Wax Products
It is also very important to educate your clients about what to AVOID for the next 24 hours after the waxing service:

Avoid for 24 hours after waxing service:
  • Sun/Tanning Beds
  • Makeup, if face is waxed
  • Swimming - Chlorinated Water (pool water) and Salt Water
  • Hot Water, Saunas
  • Deodorant with Aluminum
  • Salt Glow or stimulating body or facial treatments
  • Tight Clothing for legs/bikini (No Pantyhose) for 48 hours
  • Exercise
Also, recommend that the client exfoliate (starting 2 days after service) to help avoid ingrown hairs.  A really great exfoliating product is the Desert Mineral Detox Body Scrub - Anti-Cellulite Formula by Extended Vacation. Many of our clients also like to retail Exfoliating Massage Gloves or Loofahs to their clients to help minimize ingrown hairs!

Happy Waxing! =)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

EVERYTHING You Need, All In One Place- Aromatherapy Necessities

Are you offering aromatherapy and massage treatments at your spa/ salon?! If so, are you ready to retail your clients an all-in-one aromatherapy kit which, in other words, is bliss in a bundle!!  

Aromatherapy combines the emotional and physiological properties of gentle massage with the medicinal mood enhancing properties of essential oils.  

Here at Pure Spa Direct we offer the Fantasea Aromatherapy Spa Kit which your clients will be sure to LOVE! They will receive their oils, creams, pads- all the good stuff, in one place!!  

This kit contains everything your clients will need!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

June Jacobs Hydrating Masque Review - Age Defying

In my 40's, my skin has taken on multiple personalities. One day I am dripping oil, another it is dry, flaky and tight.  I am always trying to find a product that can bring back the balance to my super sensitive skin without a breakout.
Packed with Potent
Anti-Oxidant & Moisture Rich
Ingredients to HUG skin.

Lately I have been using June Jacob's Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Masque as a rescue treatment to help balance my skin beautifully.

So what makes this mask so special? Well it combines potent anti-oxidants like white, red and green tea extracts, goji berry, pomegranate and grapeseed to to neutralize free radicals and protect skin from environmental toxins that cause pre-mature aging..

What else sets this miracle mask apart?

Sterocare™ - A botanical complex composed of red clover extract and lecithin designed to improve the
thickness of the skin by compensating for the deprivation of estrogen as a result of menopause.

Red Clover Extract - Derived from the plant grown wild in Europe and North America, it is rich in isoflavones - biochanin, daidzein, formononetin and genistein, which protect by stimulating the production of skin’s structural components increasing firmness and elasticity.

Lecithin - Derived from a combination of naturally occurring phospholipids, found in wheat germ, grains and soybeans, it acts as a humectant to maintain the water content of the skin and attract moisture to the skin, helping to facilitate cell growth by lessening healing time and minimizing trans-epidermal water loss.

Kombuchka™ - I LOVE to drink Kombuchka!  It is derived from the fermentation of sweet black tea, it is rich in organic acids and vitamin B, it improves overall skin quality and enhances skin radiance and color by restraining the “glycation” reaction allowing the skin to produce and use anti-oxidants.

Clients will LOVE
The way their skin
Looks & feels.
Dermolectine™ - A glycoprotein of plant origin with remarkable biological, “growth factor-like” properties. It stimulates fibroblasts providing a structural framework for elastin and collagen tissue to smooth wrinkles and help fight cutaneous aging.

Konjac Mannan - Also known as glucomannan, derived from the ground root of the tree which grows in southeast Africa and Asia, it acts as a humectant to maintain the water content of the skin and attract moisture to the skin creating volume in the skin’s appearance.

Sweet Almond Oil - Derived from almonds, it is rich in fatty acids, oleic and linoleic and vitamins A and E helping to soften and moisturize skin improving overall hydration.

This is an outstanding mask for ALL year treatment. It is available in professional size for esthetician back bar treatment and retail size, so clients can continue radiant looking skin at home.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mango Massage Cream for Manicures and Pedicures - for Pennies

Mango Healing Therapy Massage Cream by Pro Nail is your perfect solution for affordable pedicure!
Great for Spa Pedis - lotion that does not compromise quality.

Infused with vitamins A, B, C and E, Hyaluronic Acid and natural extracts to wrap your client's skin in moisture. Great slip means a little goes a long way.  Tropical mango scent is great for summer time manicure and spa pedicure treatments. At only $12 per gallon this means only pennies per treatment cost.

This is a great choice if your are looking for an economical Multi-purpose lotion that can be used for  for Skin Care, Nail Care or Hot Oil Manicures. Perfect for softening cuticles and moisturizing dry skin.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Oils and Oils by ESS

ESS Massage Oils and Essential Oils are always a popular item here at the Pure Spa Direct warehouse. Who wouldn't want a sweet smelling massage or aromatherapy? I know I would. The most popular seems to be the ESS French Lavender Essential Oil.. why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great ESS Oil selection HERE!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Keeping Your Client's Cool....During Treatments!

Now that the weather is warming up pretty much everywhere, you want to make sure that your clients stay comfortable during their treatments.

Regulating temperature is not an easy thing. Some people run hot while others like myself, are always freezing. For those of us who freeze, walking into a room where the air conditioner is blasting makes it hard to be comfortable enough to enjoy the treatment. What can you do to keep everyone happy? The best thing I've seen so far, is keeping the rooms at an average of 60-65 degrees and having items available for the client to either keep warm or stay cool.

For those clients who are always cold, check out some of these great products to keep them from turning into popsicles.

Kozi™ Back Heat Pack/Lavender
Kozi™ Herbal Neck Wrap / Plum Velvet
Professional Neck & Shoulder Wrap - The Décolleté Herbal Wrap
Professional Herbal Hand Mitts
Cotton Thermal Blanket 
White Quilted Blanket by Simon West 
Sposh Microfiber Quilted Blanket 

For those clients who like the room like a freezer, try some of these:

Sinus Mask (this is great not just for sinus issues but for relaxing and keeping cool during treatments!)
Nelly X-Large Pack (these beauties can be used hot or cold and come in a variety of styles!)
Elastogel 4" X 10" Large Support Roll  (my client's loved this during their massages, it relived pressure off their neck and kept them cool)
Aqua Cold Stone Set (these are not only great for cooling off but you can have them as an add on service to increase revenue!)
Soothing Eye Gel Mask 

Another nice treat that your clients will appreciate is having some nice hot tea or something cold to drink either while they wait or during certain treatments.

We have a WIDE variety of great teas to choose from as well as dispensers and cups!

If you don't already have one to accommodate cold/frozen items, check out our cost effective selection of refrigerators!

As always, your client's comfort if a top priority to ensure they fully enjoy the services you are providing. Plus, people always remember the extra little things a business does for them!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

All-Natural Massage - Santa Barbara Massage Creams

If you're looking for something new and natural to bring to your massage services, the Santa Barbara Massage Creams are perfect for you! It has all the benefits of olive oil, bees wax, and coconut oil, mixed with the healing properties of essential oils. This massage cream offers a nice resistance that allows the therapist to penetrate deeply into the tissues for deep tissue style massages, but its smooth and luxurious feel makes it perfect for lighter Swedish styles. Only a small amount is needed, so the container lasts a long time and it won't leave your clients feeling oily afterwards. The Santa Barbara Massage Cream comes in four different scents, as well as unscented. This is really great if you like to use natural products and also like to incorporate aromatherapy into your services!

  • Olive Oil: Used by the ancient Greeks because of its healing properties and effects on the skin.
  • Bees Wax: Makes it so you only have to use a little, and clients do not end the session feeling oily. This is what turns the cream into a solid when it is in the jar.
  • Coconut Oil: What gives the cream an excellent glide while maintaining a good resistance for deeper work.
  • Lavender: Balancing, soothing, and calming. It eases the appearance of wrinkles, helps prevent scarring, and relieves muscle pain and headaches.
  • Ylang Ylang and Orange: Sedating. Counters depression, anger, and fear. This cream is good for problem skin.
  • Clary Sage and Lavender: Eases muscles tightness, reduces nervous tension, and eliminates mental fatigue. Eases the appearance of wrinkles and helps prevent scarring. Relieves muscle pain and headaches.
  • Eucalyptus: Stimulating, invigorating, refreshing, and reduces fatigue and tension.
Each scent is available in 8 oz. and 32 oz. sizes. However, the Unscented is only available in 8 oz.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Calling All Toes! #1 Cost-Effective Cooling Pedicure Product Available at Pure Spa Direct

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, the unofficial start of summer. What does that mean for salons and spa? That's right...pedicure season!

We recently did some in-office pedicure training, and one product stood out from the rest - the Spa Redi Ice Cooling Gel. I don't know about you (or your clients), but I feel miserable if my feet are hot and sweaty. The Spa Redi Ice Cooling Gel makes for an amazing finish for any summer pedicure!

Incorporate this amazingly cost-effective product into all of your summer pedicures, offer it as an add-on during the massage, or create a "Cool Mint" pedicure to add to your menu - however you do it, your clients and your bottom line will thank you!

Cool those summer feet with
the Ice Cooling Gel by Spa Redi!
The Ice Cooling Gel offers an incredible cooling effect, which is the perfect grand finale to your most incredibly relaxing summer pedicures! The key ingredient is menthol, which stimulates the skin's cold receptors, and helps close the skin's pores. A little goes a long way, so for only $19.99 / gallon, this is going to be your most cost-effective product yet!

While you are visiting, don't forget to check out our full selection of Pedicure Essentials including:

and so much more!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

MEN...Part Two!!!!

Father's Day is quickly approaching which is the perfect time to retail some great products for your clients to give as gifts or for dads to treat themselves to!

Any of the items in my previous post about male specific services would be great for retailing and here are some other favorites:

Bay Rum After Shave by Lucky Tiger. This awesome after shave will not only help tighten pores and leave the skin feeling extra soft but it smells great! You can't go wrong with a name like Lucky Tiger!

Satin Edge 7 Piece Men's Grooming Set This little bad boy is great for the guy on the go! It's a small kit that has the essentials that many men tend to forget when packing.

Most everyone I know, both women and men love a soft comfy robe and slippers. Offer up these luxurious robes and slippers from the amazing Boca Terry

An easy way to make everyone happy is to offer gift certificates which we have a wide variety of ogift certificates and holders!
ptions to fit your style. Check them out:

These are just a very small few of the products you can find at Pure Spa Direct to make your clients and your profits happy!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

CND VINYLUX Polish Review & Troubleshooting

Cake Pop #135
I have been vacillating on whether or not to post my review on this polish.  I had very high hopes for Vinylux.  The color selection is beautiful, and the application was a breeze, but 11 hours after I shot these photos of my manicure I noticed a hole in one of my nails. It appeared that I brushed against something and it took a chunk clean out of my polish, there was just a hole in the middle of my nail polish. We were shopping at Home Depot that day for plants, so maybe it got banged up there? Either way, after potting one plant and doing some very light gardening, the polish on my thumbs had receded - badly.

My Vinylux manicure was so banged up after only 24 hours that I removed it!  All the girls here at Pure Spa have been using several different colors, and they all have had different experiences to report. The bottom line is the same with any manicure; if you are rough on your hands - expect a roughed up manicure, even with Vinylux in my opinion. This is only to put expectations into perspective as some clients thought this was going to be a gel like wear polish... when in fact it is just a polish. Now, I want to point out some useful tips that I think will be helpful for maximizing Vinylux  polish applications & success.

Don't lay it on too thick!
Troubleshooting VINYLUX:

1) No Basecoat, no exceptions.  I know of some die hard Rejuvacote users that want to continue using this treatment under Vinylux. NO BASE COAT - no exceptions A base coat will negate the performance of Vinylux and the adhesives that are in the polish color.

2) Follow CND's P.E.P protocol*.  What is P.E.P?:

P-erform Mini Manicure = Removing the Cuticle off the nail plate
E-liminate Surface Contaminants = ScrubFresh
P-Purify Nail Plate = ScrubFresh

* Anyone I spoke to that had problems with Vinylux longevity did NOT follow the PEP step!
Always cap the edges!

3) Cap the free edge. This helps in ANY manicure. But especially since Vinylux is being marketed to consumers, they will need to know that this step helps chips and polish receding.

4) Not too thick. Apply two, controlled coats - don't cake it on. My longest lasting manicures are meticulously applied by my manicurist using controlled, thin strokes of polish. I tend to go a little thick on my applications, which most likely led to chipping - like in this case.

5) Stay dry and let it dry. I once read it is best not to get your nails wet for at least 5 hours after a manicure. So get your Purell handy and leave your nails alone to cure. Drying time for Vinylux is approx. 10 minutes.

Follow these steps and you will get a great 7 days out of your Vinylux polish.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

High End Paraffin Warmers for the Discerning Spa / Salon!

Pure Spa now offers some AMAZING stainless steel paraffin warmers in a variety of sizes from Whitehall... a leading U.S. manufacturer of quality healthcare and rehab. Sizes range from the space saving deep 2 lb. paraffin capacity Little Dipper to the colossal 55 lb.paraffin capacity unit with wood trim for comfort and style. There are even models with a bright white powder coated finish to blend with your decor.

Paraffin therapy helps in the treatment of muscular pain, joint pain and inflammation. It also soothes and moisturizes skin conditions, increases circulation, and has an anti-stress quality in its relaxing effect. These paraffin bath provides a protected, regulated application of temperature and are effective at supplying the optimal level of comfort. Whitehall paraffin warmer tanks are made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel.

Check them out here:

Pure Spa Also has a Full Selection of Paraffin:

Monday, May 20, 2013

Stripless Facial Wax is Here!

A new item to Pure Spa this week was Cirepil Visage Facial Wax. We sell a lot of wax here, but I've never seen a facial wax like this. I'm not even sure I know how that works, but you guys must because it was really movin' this week. I wonder if I could use this instead of shaving?... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Cirepil Visage Facial Wax HERE!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Treat Your Skin With Sea Salts!!

Are you offering sea salts to your clients?!! If not, take a look at all these amazing benefits they offer which will have you wondering why you waited so long!!

Bath sea salts are very high natural mineral contents, including magnesium, potassium, calcium, bromine, sodium, and chloride.  These nutrients all consist of health benefits that will help promote healthy-looking, youthful skin.

Your clients will notice a difference in their skin tone:
After regular use your clients will notice their skin softer and firmer.  The magnesium found in sea salt can help eliminate fluid retention, slow down aging and calm the nervous system. The grainy texture of sea salts assist in removing dull dead skin cells to reveal a fresher, newer layer of skin.

Cleaner Pores:
One of the main components of sea salts is calcium, which helps to prevent water retention and clogged pores, as well as strengthens bones and nails. The potassium in sea salts helps to energize the skin and balance skin moisture, while sodium assists in lymphatic fluid balance.

Increased Blood Circulation:
Sea salts are alkaline-based and help to de-acidify the body and help raise pH levels. This can also assist in balancing blood sugar levels and reduce the aging rate.

Muscle Relief:
The bromide found in sea salts can help relax muscles and ease muscle stiffness. Saltwater is a common treatment for muscle aches and pains, because it naturally penetrates the pores, enters into the bloodstream and tissues, and removes lactic acid accumulations, one of the roots of post-exercise pain.

Some of the internal benefits your clients will find from sea salt soaks include:
-Reducing levels of stress
-Dealing with Insomnia
-Increasing circulation
-Expelling toxins from the body

Please take a look below at some of the sea salts we sell at Pure Spa Direct:

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Coupons, Specials, Sales, OH MY! Keep An Eye on Your Email to SAVE with Pure Spa Direct

We all like a good deal, right? Here at Pure Spa Direct, we offer numerous ways to save you money, and it is as simple as checking your emails to see how to save!

We email coupons weekly, so take a look in your email before placing your order - coupons are a great way to offset shipping costs!

Pure Spa Offers TONS of ways to save
including coupons and deals!
We also run special 3-Day sales every Friday through Sunday to offer deep discounts on many of the most
popular products you use for your business! These emails are sent on Fridays, so be sure to check your emails over the weekend, too!

Check back on monthly to view our monthly Specials and Staff Top Picks. In our Specials category, we choose a variety of products to feature every month by offering Special Pricing. The Pure Spa Direct staff also chooses our favorite products to highlight in the Top Picks section - be sure to ask us which products are our favorites!

And best of all - when we order too much, or when manufacturers produce too much, we end up with an abundance of stock...and YOU get to SAVE by shopping in our Overstock Sale Category! The products in the Overstock Sale change daily, so be sure to check back often, and take advantage of discounted pricing up to 25%!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Perfect Add-On to Your Facial Services - June Jacobs Neroli Hydrating Mist

We all know how amazing the June Jacobs Spa Collection is, Right? And if you don't, this is me telling you that it is in fact some really great stuff! One product in particular that I (and others here at Pure Spa!) have come to love, is the Neroli Hydrating Mist. It's perfect throughout the day to refresh and uplift. (I keep one at my desk for those busy afternoons!) Aside from just spraying it on for an uplifting feeling during the day, its great fit to any facial and spa service, as well as retailing to your clients.

The June Jacobs products are available in professional sizes, as well as retail sizes! Simply mist the toner on cleansed skin and let it dry naturally. For even better results, follow it with June Jacobs eye cream, serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen.

The Neroli Hydrating Mist is enriched with neroli oil, which is extracted from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree, known for its ability to stimulate cell regeneration.

June Jacobs products have so many benefits like white, red, and green tea extracts combined with goji berry, pomegranate  and grapeseed extracts, which protects the skin from environmental toxins and fights visible signs of premature aging! What's even better, this product is free of parabens, preservatives, synthetic dyes, fragrance, sulfates, and petrochemicals.

Once you try out this product, you and your clients will see why I say it is amazing! Also, check out all the other products from the June Jacobs Spa Collection. You will love it!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Easing Your Clients' Allergies and Increasing Profit!!!

Depending on where you live, you may have noticed more and more people sneezing and rubbing their eyes. The dreaded allergy season is upon many of us here and it's driving everyone nuts!

A great way to increase revenue is by simply offering an allergy season add-on to your current treatment menu.

Essential oils are an extremely cost effective way to provide additional benefits to your clients especially those suffering from allergies.

The following essential oils are great for providing much needed relief from itchy watery eyes, sneezing and congestion:

ESS Globulus Eucalyptus Pure Essential Oil 
Eucalyptus is a great multipurpose oil that has been shown to have anti inflammatory properties. It works wonders on congestion, headaches and aids in breathing.

ESS Peppermint Pure Essential Oil 
Peppermint is also great for opening up the sinuses and easing headaches.

ESS® Pure Essential Lemon Oil 
Lemon is particularly good for beating those winter blues and helping clear out allergy issues. It also has antibacterial properties!

ESS® Cypress Pure Essential Oil 
This lesser known oil is amazing for chest ailments to help ease breathing and suppress coughing fits.

If you are looking for one big allergy blend to either market within an existing facial or to make a great allergy massage oil, mix lavender, lemon and peppermint! It creates an amazing aroma that may produce instant relief for allergy symptoms!

The possibilities to incorporate and market an allergy relief special can be as unique as you and your business are! Once your clients feel the added benefit of these oils you can also retail the oils!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Holographic Nail Polish - Halo Polish Trends for Summer 2013

One of my FAVORITE new polish trends right now are the iridescent, holographic fairy dust like
The holographic effects of
The Halo Collection are
Eye -popping!
colors from 
Color Club's Halo Hue's Collection.  Color Club NAILED IT with this collection because both the intensity and the smoothness are exceptional in these polishes... and all the colors create high flash, intense multi-dimensional flair, and serious holographic effects that keep people asking, "Where did you get your manicure!?".  Even mature clients love these hues for an eye-popping "power nail". The power nail is when the ring finer of each hand is painted a different color.  My 65 year old mom is obsessed with crazy "power nail" colors.  She says it keeps her feeling "hip & young". 

Stay on trend and add the 36 piece display to your salon or spa today!

Pure Spa has a 36 piece retail display of the 6 super hot halo colors for retail in your salon

The Display Contains 6 of each shade:
No. 05A976 Harp On It
No. 05A977 Cloud Nine
No. 05A978 Halo-Graphic
No. 05A979 Blue Heaven
No. 05A980 Cherubic
No. 05A981 Angel Kiss

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bumpy Nail Polish...on Purpose? Stop the Insanity! Check Out the China Glaze Texture Collection... Gritty is Pretty!

China Glaze has come out with a super cool polish collection that has a 3-D quality - it mimics the look and feel of sand, but in amazing bright creme shades - the Texture Collection. Your clients will love it!

Yes, Gritty is Pretty!
  1. Bump & Grind: bright pink-red
  2. In the Rough: light chartreuse. 
  3. Itty, Bitty & Gritty: bright coral. 
  4. Of Coarse!: bright sky blue.
  5. Toe-tally Textured: intense orange. 
  6. Unrefined: light cool pink.
Use two coats and NO TOP COAT for maximum texture! Allow 2 minutes of dry time between coats.

Nail Pros... Order the Texture Collection by China Glaze at Pure Spa Direct:

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ahhhh-mazing-ness in a Bottle- Facial Toner

Keeping clean skin and unclogged pores is the basic key for having clear and healthy looking skin.  Have your clients cleanse, tone and balance their skin with facial toner!! Using a facial toner is a necessary part in one’s daily anti-aging skin care routine.  It is the very important step between cleansing and moisturizing.  Remind your clients that the main purpose for using a toner is first to remove any cleansing residue, dirt, excess oil, make-up, dead skin cells, and any debris that your cleanser does not take away.  Reminding them that facial toners will also restore their skin’s PH balance as well as helping their skin prep to accept moisturizers and any other serums or anti-aging treatments is always a PLUS!!

In addition, many facial toners will tighten your pores while helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!  Who wouldn't love that??!!! Your clients will THANK YOU after seeing how amazing their skin looks and feels! Toner will work to improve their over-all skin tone while increasing circulation and hydrating their skin promoting a healthy glow!  So go ahead and help your clients remove that unwanted shine!!  They will definitely love you for it!

Check out some of these amazing facial toners we offer at Pure Spa Direct that you can suggest to your clients in need:

Revitalize skin with natural ingredients. This toner spray contains rose floral water for a refreshing aromatherapeutic experience. 

Witch Hazel Toner Alcohol-Free with Aloe Vera 11.5 fl oz. by Thayers Witch Hazel Company / 12 oz.
Developed for sensitive skin to tone and remove make-up.  The Aloe Vera and Vitamin E helps hydrate dry skin while softening and gently cleansing.

ESS Anti-Aging Rose Water Facial Toner / 3.4 oz.
This JUST ADDED facial toner revitalizes skin with natural ingredients. This toner spray contains rose floral water for a refreshing aromatherapeutic experience....Awesome-ness in a bottle!!!!

Help your clients get that vibrant glow they've always wanted!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Beauty and The Bubbly! - Stand Out From The Competition!

 Offering complimentary drinks with your salon and spa services has been something that high end hair salons and spas have been doing for quite some time now. More recently, nail salons have started picking up this idea too and it definitely has shown success in increased clientele, as well as repeat business!

Serving drinks like champagne, wine or mixed drinks is a great perk for your clients and will have you standing out among your competition! This is also great for spa parties as well, you can offer fun drinks to compliment a specific service.

Here are some cool ideas to try!:

Offer Pomegranate Martinis with a Pomegrante Pedicure
Pedi Scrub Gel Pomegranate / 1 Gallon by Spa Redi
CUCCIO NATURALE Pomegranate Fig Pedicure Sea Salts 64 oz.
CUCCIO NATURALE Pomegranate Fig Manicure/Pedicure Soak / 24 Count
Pedi Creme Mask Pomegranate / 1 Gallon by Spa Redi

Serve up a glass of champagne with the Keyano Champagne and Rose Products
Keyano Champagne Products

Keep your champagne and beverages chilled with a Bamboo Ice Housing Unit! They come in 3 different sized for any of your needs:
Bamboo Ice Housing

Another great idea to boost business during slower hours - Offer "Happy Hour Specials" like mini facials and pedicures at a discount, and include a complimentary drink as an added bonus! You will drive more business and create more revenue for your business, while making your clients happy!

Be cautious serving alcohol - it is a good idea to make it a policy to only offer one drink during their service for a more relaxing time - not a drink fest! Before adding drinks to your offerings, be sure to check local liquor laws and ensure you have the proper licensing in place, too.

I know I love this idea that salons and spas have been offering, and this will have your clients coming back to you for all of their services!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Retail Retail Retail! The Ticket To Increased Profits for Your Business!

If you are not retailing products you are losing bundles of money every day!!! People love to buy things, it's no secret. When people are feeling good in general and good about themselves, they love to buy even more. 

When a client is finished with their particular treatment or service you have just blown their mind with, they are feeling amazing and it's the perfect time for them to buy! 

The retail products you chose can be a reflection of your space, products you use or just feel-good impulse items.

Pure Spa Direct has EVERYTHING you need for retailing!

No matter what your specialty, these items are among our most popular retail items:

To bring the luxury of spa treatments home:
For their own personal space:
Point-of-Purchase items:

We have so many great retail ideas, I would be here all summer listing them out!

Check them all out on Pure Spa Direct!!!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

A Wrinkle In Time - Using Collagen and Elastin to Combat Skin Aging

Oh wrinkles. The bane of every woman's (and many men's!) existence. As we grow older, our skin changes. As babies and children, our skin is soft and supple - the result of plentiful amounts of collagen and elastin in our skin. As we age, our bodies produce drastically reduced levels of collagen and elastin, which allows gravity and aging to take its toll on our once-beautiful, tight, smooth, and supple skin.

In the beauty industry, there is an abundance of collagen-producing or replacing products and procedures. However, more and more studies are finding that replacing or producing additional collagen is not the only factor we need to account for. Elastin is just as important in reducing and preventing skin aging.

One of our favorite products to replenish both Collagen and Elastin is the Collagen Mask with Elastin for Tightening. These Collagen Fiber Masks offer an intensive moisturizing and tightening treatment to fight against premature aging, sagging, and wrinkles. Completely free of preservatives and perfumes, these masks can be trimmed for a custom fit for each client. Used either as a full-face treatment, or cut to provide extra lift  and tightening to target areas, your clients will see immediate results! This is the perfect mask to take your basic facial that extra step in becoming a Tightening or Lifting Facial!

If you are interested in expanding your menu to easily (and inexpensively) offer specialized facials, check out all of the Collagen Fiber Masks offered by Pure Spa Direct - they each target a specified concern, and will assist every esthetician in offering a wide range of specialized facials for increased client satisfaction, and in response, increased profits for every business.

For an added boost, try using a specialized ampoule under the mask, or activating the mask with Rosewater or Phyto Activator!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Eastern Spa Decor - Buddha Incense Holder

Elegant and meaningful decor touches can create the perfect ambiance in your spa space - not matter how
large or small.  That's why I love this intriguing Buddha Tower Incense Holder from our East meets West department.

This unique piece is intended to be used with your stick incense, or as a decorative treasure. Standing approximately 13 1/2" in height, it is a tall cylinder decorated with the image of a laughing Buddha. Adorned with  representations of Chinese coins at his feet and stamped out along the cylinder so incense smoke and fragrance can escape and the base of the holder.

Chinese coins have been meticulously carved as symbols of prosperity and good fortune. It measures approximately 3 3/4" in diameter, and is colored primarily in black and gold.  Would look beautiful next to some rechargeable votive candles and a Shiva Lingam stone for energy, purification and positive vibrations.

Pure Spa Direct has more than just spa and salon supplies, we have unique items that help you put your own personal touch into your business that is the perfect reflection of you.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Facial Wax... from Cirepil? YES! Cirepil's new Stripless Visage Facial Wax is Here!

Cirepil, one of the most popular depilatory wax brands in the world, now has a new product specifically designed for face & brow - Visage Facial Wax!  This gentle stripless was comes in a 14.1 oz. (400 gram) bag of yellow beads and we are already hearing feedback that it is amazing!

  • Yellow beads
  • Creamy smooth texture
  • Ideal for eyebrows, peach fuzz, upper lip, ears and other facial areas
  • Easy to use for precision work
Check it out here:

Monday, May 6, 2013

Herbal Eye Pads

Prosana Herbal Eye Pads are finally here after a long backorder! There must be some special power that comes from these eye pads. I can't explain it any other way. To me they look like tea bags... but they sell like mad! Why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Prosana Herbal Eye Pad selection HERE!

Witch Hazel by Amber

It's not even close to Halloween, yet Witch Hazel by Amber Products was moving this week. It inspires me to tell a joke, "Why do witches wear name tags? ....So they know which witch is which!! Ha - I know its corny, but that's why you read my blogs... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Amber Witch Hazel selection HERE!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Say Hello To Your New Best Friend- Sweet Almond Oil

Rich in Vitamins A, B & E, as well as many essential fatty acids, it works wonders for
your skin, hair, and nails! It's gentle and nourishing and tends to work for every skin
type! With a variety of beneficial factors this oil is an absolute must have! Now your
probably thinking, well what is it??! Look no further than the wondrous sweet
almond oil- a natural beauty essential!

Take a look at what it can do for YOU:

Sweet Almond Oil makes a fantastic massage oil. It’s great for the skin, has a
wonderful glide when applied and doesn’t soak into the skin too quickly. It is also
the most popular carrier skin oils, as it prevents the primary oils typically utilized in
aromatherapy from producing any irritation and in addition gives off an awesome
and calming odor.

Sore Muscles!
Rub a few drops of sweet almond oil on your joints and watch the pain melt away.
When absorbed in the skin, it moistens the joints and will aid in pain relief.

This oil is great for your skin. It has a super-fine consistency that will absorb into
your skin without blocking pores! This makes the oil fantastic for applying to the
face. Help get rid of wrinkles, clear acne, reduce redness and leave the house with
a glowing complexion.

Beautiful, luscious hair!
Sweet almond oil’s components even extend to using benefits for the hair.
Massaging a couple of drops of almond fat into your scalp adds a wholesome glow
to nice hair. Also, it would make your hair stronger, thicker and adds shine in
addition to nourishing and smoothing hair cuticles. It has also been known to
facilitate new hair growth.

Now take a look at a few of our almond oil products...I promise you won't be

1) ESS Almond Sweet Carrier Oil (VU-200729)-
Rich in glucosides, minerals, and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and E. It's good for all skin
types, nourishes the skin, and penetrates deep into the skin. Relieves itching,
dryness, and inflammation.

2) FPO PINNACLE Sweet Sweet Almond MOUNTAIN OIL Nail and Cuticle Treatment
FPO PINNACLE Sweet Sweet Almond MOUNTAIN OIL Nail and Cuticle Treatment (GM-109046)-
Say goodbye to brittle weak nails! with this Vitamin-rich antioxidant formula your
nail plates and cuticles stay nourished and protected.

3) Malaga Almond Oil by Mother Earth (SK-322100)-
Very smoothing! High in vitamins A B and E. Helps nourish dry, flaky skin. This is
an absolute must have for aromatherapy massage!

4) Almond Cuticle Oil (VO-303655)-
Helps keep nails strong, hydrated, and less prone to peeling and breaking. Great for
rough, ragged cuticles. It also has antibacterial properties, which ensures skin
infection is kept at bay.

Don't you already have a newfound respect for almonds after seeing what it can do
for your hair, skin, and overall health? I know I do!!!