Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tan Better - Helpful Tanning Tips for Spray Tan Technicians

Learn from the best... read this blog!
I was recently out west and had a very pricey tan with a famed airbrush guru and spray tanner to the stars. I was so curious to see what a $130 spray tan would be like, what could be different? The fact is, the details make all the difference in the world. Not only was my airbrush tech extremely professional, her room was immaculate and she had every detailed worked out to ensure me (and all her rich and famous clients) left flawlessly bronzed and beautified. I will share a few tips that I observed.

Lower stool all the way.
1) Everyone knows it's important not to get the bottoms of the clients' feet tan. She had me stand on a warm, wet towel that was on top of a dry, plush towel. As a turned and twirled during the tanning process, my feet cleaned themselves!

2) Legs, feet, ankles are tricky. Every spray tan tech knows that legs, feet and ankles can be a challenge. With every body type different, lighting can sometimes conceal areas that were missed by the spray gun. Not here. My tech placed each leg (one at a time of coarse) on a swivel, adjustable stool ,covered by a soft, clean towel.

She gently and slowly swiveled each leg 180 degrees to make sure she covered every nook and cranny with tanning mist and made sure there was a seamless, flawless transition from my ankle to my toes, then switched legs. It was like decorating a cake! She sat comfortably in a stylists stool, rolling around my body to make sure she could see me from low and high angles.

Tighten Trigger for
More Precise Tanning
Results!
3) The spray gun trigger handle was tightened for very little over spray and precise and accurate spraying allowing her superior control over the placement of tanning solution with the gun. Apollo guns (my favorite to spray tan with), have an adjustable knob on the back that allows techs to loosen or tighten the throw of the trigger. The tighter the trigger, the more control you will have when you're spray tanning a client. This technique is especially helpful with with thick tanning solutions like ours. This also helps control over-spray in your room. This should be used in conjunction with an Apollo turbine.

4) Ventilation. Part of keeping a nice, clean room is great ventilation.  This pro had a custom built extraction system in her spa. There are many options out there for clearing the air of your spray tan room. Be sure to find one that will cover your room's size.

For more information on spray tanning equipment and tanning solutions for your day spa or salon business visit our website: Pure Spa Wholesale Tanning Store

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cellulite Massage - Break Through The Lumps

This is my long overdue, RAVE review of the BelleCore Honey Belle and Baby Belle body Massagers / Body Buffers.
I am AMAZED at
The difference HoneyBelle has
Made in my shape!

I have always been a believer in deep tissue massage for stubborn areas... the only problem is that they are exhausting and difficult to perform on yourself.  So when I first saw the HoneyBelle at Neiman Marcus years ago, I was intrigued and purchased the smaller sized BabyBelle to test drive.

I immediately noticed the unit helps promote circulation and that after a few days of use there was a 'smoothing' effect taking place on the surface of my thighs, backs of legs and arms.  I also noticed it helped reduce my Edema after long flights and did soften up the stubborn tissue in the "saddle bag" area of my thighs where I felt like I had a build up of fluid and toxins (too many french fries and Chardonnay). The baby unit was doing a good job at toning the look of my skin, yet it wasn't until I tried the big daddy, (the HoneyBelle), that I really saw a huge difference in my lumps, bumps and curves.

Now, just like with exercise, the key to results is consistency. You're supposed to use the BelleCore Body Buffer twice a day every day for approximately 30 days - but many people see results in just the first week. I also have been using Clarins Body Shaping Cream after my HoneyBelle sessions and think it helps a ton!

Step Up Cellulite Massages
With BodyBelle
BelleCore Body Buffers are not just for cellulite, there a lots of benefits!

- Warms & Soothes Muscles Pre and Post-Training
- Exfoliates Skin To A Silky Smoothness
- Improves Circulation - Reducing Swelling, Helps Speed Recovery
- Provides A Relaxing, Deep-Tissue Massage... Anytime, Anywhere

For me, this would be an EXCELLENT add-on treatment for Day Spa services and massages. Add on a 15 to 30 minute BelleCore massage to any spa service and clients will be HOOKED! This would also be a great tool to incorporate into slimming spa treatments and lymphatic massages as well. You can even retail them their own unit for home use!  There is nothing else like these units on the market that I have seen. They are excellent tools that really offer up results - and they are really comfortable to handle and  easy to use.


Monday, July 29, 2013

When It Comes to Denman You Can Never Have Enough!

So many brushes by Denman the possibilities are endless. I see a new Denman Brush everyday here at the Pure Spa Direct warehouse. It's so hard to keep up! Medium brushes, vented brushes, style brushes, cushion brushes, boar brushes... My head's gonna explode!... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Denman Brush selection HERE!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Shipping Next Week: Mancine Wax in 14oz Jars!

Here at Pure Spa Direct, we have been so excited to be offering Mancine Wax again! Many of Mancine's loyal customers in the United States have been thrilled to have access to their favorite wax again, and many of our other wax clients have tried (and loved!) this wax.

The biggest complaint we heard, however, is "The jar is too big - it doesn't fit in my warmer!" And for months, we have been suggesting warmers the large Australia containers fit in, as well as making suggestions for microwaving the jar and pouring into smaller tins....but that is such a pain!

Well, I have phenomenal news for any of you who wanted to try the Amazing Mancine Wax, but did not want to commit to a 2.2 lb container! We are now offering Mancine's most popular strip waxes in 14 oz cans, which fit most standard wax warmers!

14 Oz Mancine Wax Available:

While you are trying new things, you should also check out the Mancine Ingrown(Zone) products...they are hands-down, the best ingrown treatments I have ever tried!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Amber Solo All-In-One Gel Polish: Application Instructions and Tips!

The newest nail craze is here - the brand new Amber Solo All-in-One Gel Polish! The first of its kind on the market, Amber Solo is a gel polish base coat, color, and top coat, all in ONE bottle! Best part is, it cures in ANY LED or UV nail lamp, and lasts 2+ weeks. WOW!

Any nail salon already performing gel polish manicures should definitely keep reading! Amber Solo is going to change the game...again!


By incorporating the base and top coats into the color coat step, your treatment time is cut by 2/3rds! What does that mean for the salon? Less time per treatment, equating to more treatments per day....which means more profit for your business! What does that mean for the client? Less time at your table, for the same great treatment! It is a win-win situation!

Nail Preparation
  1. Push back and trim cuticles.
  2. Trim and file nail to desired length and shape
  3. Lightly buff nail bed to remove all shine from nail.
  4. Apply 70% alcohol to lint-free pad, and wipe each nail to remove any oil or residue.
PRO TIP: Do NOT perform a wet manicure prior to applying Amber Solo, and be sure to remove any and all residue from each nail. Your goal is to create a smooth nail surface to apply Amber Solo.

Solo Application
  1. Select your Solo Color of choice. To ensure even application, shake bottle well. PRO TIP: Product will be thicker than traditional gel polishes - this is normal, since the base coat and top coat are built in! Also, the brush is more narrow than traditional polish brushes - this is to provide the technician with more control over application.
  2. Apply a thin coat of Solo to nails, making sure to cap the free edge. Cure 30 seconds in LED light.
  3. Cap free edges ONLY. Cure 30 seconds in LED light. 
  4. Apply second coat of Solo. Cure 30 seconds in LED light.
  5. Remove tacky layer using one of the following methods:
    1. Spray or wipe each nail with 70% alcohol. PRO TIP: Using an alcohol higher than 70% will result in a duller finish. Therefore, ONLY use 70% alcohol!
    2. Apply Amber Hand and Foot Recovery (or any luxurious hand cream!) to the hands, and gently massage into the hands and nails. The massage will result in the removal of the tacky layer.

Important Notes to Remember When Using Amber Solo:
  • The Solo formula is SELF-LEVELING - meaning the technicians job is to ensure even application on the nails, taking care to apply as close to the cuticle and side walls as possible, without getting Solo on the skin. If the color looks streaky, ITS OK - the self-leveling formula will blend out any streaks!
  • Due to the thickness of this product, the gel polish tends to pull back as soon as it is exposed to air. If you do not work quickly enough, you may experience the polish "pulling back" from the edges of the nail. If you find this is happening, another option is to work closely with the lamp, applying Solo to 2 or 3 fingers at a time. While those fingers are curing, you can apply to the same 2 or 3 fingers on the other hands. Going back and forth will help you avoid pull back.
Solo Features
  • All-in-One Gel System
  • Patent Pending Technology
  • No Base Coat, No Top Coat
  • Cures in Seconds with LED
  • Cures in Minutes with UV
  • Wearable forTwo Weeks
  • Extreme Brush Control
  • High Gloss Finish
  • Easy Soak Off
  • Incredibly Durable
  • Applies like Traditional Polish
  • Five-Free!


Friday, July 26, 2013

What's That You Hear? Ultrasounds!!!!

If you haven't experienced an ultrasound treatment, you must go this week and have a treatment done. Why should you as a business owner, technician or office worker rush out to get one? Aside from immediate relief of any pain you may be experiencing ( I don't know anyone who has zero muscle pain) you will see first hand how a small unit can bring in money.

Many people think of ultrasound as a physical therapy tool or simply of the picture an expectant parent shows off. While both are accurate, those aren't the only people who can benefit from it

My chiropractor has a unit that has both the ultrasound and the stim which I literally crave every week. It helps alleviate my neck pain and feels wonderful.

From a business standpoint, the units are cost effective and can bring in a whole new stream of business.
From a therapist/technician standpoint, it is an easy treatment to perform. The unit does the work and you check in with the client about the pressure and the intensity.
From a client standpoint, there's no downside. It is effective and feels good.
It's a winning combination all around.

There are different units available, here are a few:

Amrex U/20l Portable Ultrasound 
Chattanooga Intelect Transport Ultrasound Unit 
Intelect Legend Ultrasound 

You do need to use a gel while performing the treatment, which you can look at here:

Ultrasound Gel

My chiropractor always ends the ultrasound by putting one of my all time favorite products on...

Biofreeze

If you are looking to add a new treatment that is not difficult to perform, make your clients happy and bring in cash flow...ultrasound is worth checking out.




Thursday, July 25, 2013

Save Money and Space When Upgrading to a Multifunction Unit!

Combining popular skincare treatments in one unit will benefit you in so many ways! Using one unit that has multiple functions will save space in your treatment rooms, save you money, and increase your profits!
You will spend less time switching from unit to unit and more time focusing on your clients' service for a better experience for you and your clients.

Multifunction units are becoming increasingly popular and there are many different ones to choose from. Depending on your most popular services and what your clients are looking for, you can go with a 3 in 1 unit or even a 17 in 1 unit!

We have some great multifunction units that would fit any of your specific needs!

One of my favorites and most versatile is the 17-in-1 Multi-Function Facial Machine by Meishida (CNM-1001) This unit includes everything you would need to fit any of your facial services and also comes along with a sterilizer and towel cabi!

You can check out all of our multifunction units here at Pure Spa Direct!

Why not upgrade and be ahead of the rest! =)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Add $100,000 to your bottom line with a Tat'z Nail Printer in your Salon

The Tat's nail printer was my FAVORITE find at Cosmoprof 2013 in Las Vegas this year. This state of the art nail art printer is capable of drawing FLAWLESS patterns, colors, art and even photographs onto nails making this a fun and exciting service for clients of all ages. This high tech machine was easy to use and only took minutes to perform exquisite mini works of art.  Clients can even snap their photo live on the machine and have it printed on to any nail (or all 10). Also, the unit is able to upload customer's photos via USB port, this is one of the most high tech manicure makers out there!

I checked out the design closely after the demonstration and I was FLOORED at how clearly and precisely the Tatz unit performed. The large unit can be purchased or leased for salon use and this video outlines how quickly you can receive a return on your investment! For more information on how to whoop up your nail offerings, contact Tat'Z Nails http://tatznailz.com/


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sweaty Summer Smells Got Your Down?

Ewww... that smell
Can you smell that smell?
I walked over to my co-workers desk the other day and it smelled bad. I know he has exceptional hygiene, but it's 108 degrees outside... freshness is nearly impossible on summer days like this.  I figured my cubicle must smell pretty funky too, so I grabbed my Glade Tough Odors Solutions Air Sanitizing Spray to knock out the scents of summer.

With Oust technology, this hand little aerosol kills odor-causing airborne bacteria.  It eliminates even the toughest pet, food, bathroom, mold and mildew odors while leaving a refreshing scent so the room smells fresh and clean.

I think this is great for spas and salons to keep around because tough odors pop up - and can leave a lasting impression. Be prepared.

Check out Pure Spa for a large selection of odor solutions.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Compact Mini Nail Files

What was HOT this week... besides the blazing temperatures in New York? Miniature Nail Files. These nail files come in boxes of 50... I think our clients give them away as swag to their manicure clients -- I can't imagine any other reason why everyone buys them 10 or 20 fifty packs at a time! Looks like they would fit in a even small purse... perfect for a nail emergency! The most popular color this week was blue... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Mini File Selection HERE!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Smokin! The New Nebulizer Essential Oil Diffuser

By now it's no secret I am obsessed with essential oils and all things good smelling.
I'm beyond excited for the newest addition to the Pure Spa Direct product family.

The Ultrasonic Nebulizer Essential Oil Diffuser- White Oak is my new favorite!

It has a unique look to it and functions perfectly. It adds humidity to the air (which if you're like me both the forced heat in the winter and air conditioner in the summer leaves me feeling all sorts of dried out) while misting your favorite scents into the air. It has a large enough water capacity to last all day!!!

Did I mention it has ambient lighting?!? Looks great, lasts all day and has mood lighting??? It doesn't get much better in the diffuser world in my opinion. Oh wait, the price....way less than you would expect. It's so affordable you can have one in every treatment room.

Don't forget to stock up on essential oils to always have new and exciting aroma's throughout the business!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Don't Fret About Splurging on an LED Nail Lamp Any Longer - MINI LED Lamp is Here!

Big news! Pure Spa Direct is offering a MINI LED Lamp that won't break the bank! For under $40, this tiny lamp packs big power to quickly cure your gel polishes!

Features and Benefits:

  • Five-finger curing: no more curing thumbs separately
  • 30 LED TOTAL Coverage
  • Timer NOT included
  • 405nm LED Mode
For more information about LED vs UV curing, check out Doug's blog: 

Will my Gelish LED Light Cure CND Shellac Polish?


Pure Spa Direct is your one-stop source for all of your spa and salon needs! Contact our friendly customer service staff at 800-434-0018 to find out more about how we can help save you time and money!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Snail Facials....No, Seriously!

Yes, you read that correct! SNAIL FACIALS! And it is as literal as it sounds!

We are always hearing about interesting beauty treatments that are being offered over in Japan, but this new one that includes a little creature crawling around on your face? Sounds pretty icky to me! However, according to the Spa in Tokyo, the snails' mucus contains properties to help recover the skin cells on the face. This includes power proteins, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid - which helps retain moisture, ease inflammation, and remove dead skin cells.

But don't go just searching for any snails to bring into your spa! These snails are bought from an organic farm and fed a specific diet of carrots, spinach and Swiss chard. The treatment lasts 60 minutes. After washing the face, a therapist places the snails on the skin and then follows with massages, electrical pulse machines and creams which have snail mucus in them.

Check out one person's experience here!

While this outlandish service is currently only offered in Japan, Pure Spa Direct can definitely help supply all of your unique facial services! What kind of interesting facials are you offering?? =)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

21st Century Treatments- Cashing In on Gadget Addictions!

With more gadgets seemingly glued to everyone's hands and staring at computer screens all day and night, people are experiencing technology-related pains.

I just read an article in Day Spa magazine about more and more spas gearing treatments for people experiencing pain and fatigue from their electronic addictions.

Commonly seen issues include repetition injuries to the hands, wrists and forearms, tightness in the neck/shoulder area, and puffy eyes with dark circles from staring at screens until wee hours of the night.

Over time these injuries can become extremely painful and continue to get worse. This technological addiction provides a great opportunity to market treatments and increase sales, all without any or much cost to you!

You can simply offer a massage that covers the specific areas affected by overuse, or even let them pick 3 areas such as hands, forearms and neck. Come up with creative names for the treatments, how about the "Computer Slave Service" (I never claimed to be clever!) to set them apart from your regular services. You can even have special days offering stress relief packages..."unplugged days," if you will.

If you offer yoga or even have some extra space to offer it, you can offer stretching classes to literally pry people away from their gadgets.

The article had some great jumping off points,
Check out the article here:
Tech Busting Services

Depending on which type of services your business provides, Pure Spa Direct can help!

We carry a wide variety of massage lotions, massage oils, relaxing eye maskDr. Temt Silk / Sericin Eye Gel (great for tired puffy eyes!), collagen eye treatments, yoga mats and much much more!

If you offer facials there are some cool products designed to alleviate stress:
Prosana Anti-Stress Lavender Mask / 2.2 Lbs (also available in single use packs)

You can also retail stress busting items and advise your clients to take a 10 minute electronic free break every day! Here are some of my favorites:

ESS Roman Chamomile Pure Essential Oil 
Kava Stress Relief Tea 16 Tea Bags by Yogi Tea Company
Lotus Touch Stress Management Essential Oil Blend / 10 mL
Stress Brochure 25/Package
Anti-Stress Microwaveable Neck Pillow by Earth Therapeutics
Anti-Stress Microwaveable Sinus Pillow by Earth Therapeutics
Selenite Crystal Stress Set
Global Journey Drive And De-Stress CD by Global Journey UK

Stress relief treatments are an easy thing to market, pretty much everyone has some stress in their life. Again, with a little creativity you can have a great new service to add to your menu and another opportunity for retail profits!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Wild AND Profitable - Wild Collection Nail and Toenail Clippers

Tiger, Zebra and Leopard prints are always interesting... but put them on nail and toenail clippers and you've got a fierce mix of attention grabbing "sure sale items" for your counter near check-out. Satin Edge's new Wild Collection is here...and all I can say is "Wild Thing, I Think I Love You!"

24 toenail clippers in 3 animal print designs. Each toenail clipper measures 3-1/4" long.

72 nail clippers in 3 animal print designs. Each nail clipper measures 2-1/8" long.

OK, speaking of Tigers, Zebras and Leopards, here are a few jokes:

Q: Whats black and white and red all over?
A: A sun-burned zebra! 

Q: Why couldn't the leopard ever escape from the zoo?
A: He was always spotted.

Q: How does a tiger greet the other animals in the field?
A: "Pleased to eat you!"

Check Out the Wild Collection Nail Clippers Here:


Monday, July 15, 2013

This Polish Flies Solo!

A Gel Polish that lasts 2 weeks AND that doesn't need top or base coat? You betcha! Solo Gel Polish is a new addition to the Pure Spa family and people have surely noticed - it is flying out of the warehouse like we were giving it away! Get on the trend and get 'em now!... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Solo Gel Polish selection HERE!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Smell The Money!!!!

The power of smell is one of the greatest triggers of sense memories in my opinion. Everyone has at least one smell that instantly transports them into a memory, hopefully good!

As a business owner, you always want people to feel amazing from the moment they walk through your doors. I posted recently about how important good smells are for business as far as ambiance.

Another great way to cash in on smells is by using essential oils in your treatments and retailing them to your clients. By simply having an essential oil warming by the door, cash register or bathrooms you are engaging the client's senses and you will find people asking what the great smell is....perfect opportunity for you to sell them a bottle or three!

Check out some of the great oil warmers and diffuser:

Soapstone Oil Diffuser - this is the one I have, it has lasted me years!
Soapstone Turtle Oil Diffuser
Hourglass Shaped Oil Diffuser
Iron and Copper Oil Diffuser
Brown Sun Oil Diffuser - my other fav!
Traditional Oil Massage Warmer with Stainless Steel Lining by Ajara Ayurvedic Beauty


Here at Pure Spa Direct we have a long list of essential oils to choose from. It can be a bit overwhelming knowing which smells to choose from and even harder to blend them for custom scents. My favorite line of essential oils is the ESS line. Check them out you will see listed not only information about the smell but what it can be blended with. We took the guess work out for you!

If you are still unsure or are like me and like having something handy to reference, check out this awesome book: The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

This book has recipes, pictures, charts and usage guides! What more could you possibly need to add a thriving essential oil line into every aspect of your business to increase revenue?!? Seriously adding essential oils into any aspect of your business you have the potential to double your profits.







Saturday, July 13, 2013

POP Up Your Profits with a POP of Color: Offer ColorMe ProShots for Vibrant Hair Color

Bright, vibrant colors are everywhere during the summer, and in 2013, the color doesn't stop when it comes to hair! Colorist Magazine says, "Summer has arrived and if clients are looking for something new…a bright or pastel streaking is a good thing to recommend." And now, Pure Spa Direct has the perfect option to offer your clients who want to try something crazy, but are afraid of the commitment: Funky Temporary Hair Color Highlights by ProShots!

ProShots is manufactured by ColorMe Pro by Giuliano, the same company who released the very first touch-up hair color back in 1941. They are no strangers to coloring hair, but ProShots might be their most daring venture yet!

The ColorMe ProShots have been designed to apply a POP of color to any hair, utilizing the extremely popular Balayage method. The ProShots pigment is so intense, you do not need to pre-lighten, bleach, or peroxide darker hair to obtain beautiful, vibrant results clients are looking for this summer. The best part? These vivid streaks are temporary, and wash out within 1-2 shampoos, without leaving any trace pigment behind!


Offer these temporary shots of color to all of your clients - everyone likes to let their hair down once in a while! And who knows....maybe some of those clients will come back for more permanent shots of color!


Pure Spa Direct proudly offers all of your hair coloring supplies, as well as all of the products you need for your spa or salon. Call our friendly customer service team at 800-434-0018 so we can show you how Pure Spa Direct can consolidate all of your ordering, saving you time and money!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Extend the Summer with Beach Themed Services!

Once the Fall comes around, everyone is going to start missing the summer. Everything from the beachy days to all the summer scents. But who says it has to end?? You can offer summery themed services to your clients to give them that escape all year round! Some great ideas would be Seaweed wraps and facials, Mango pedicures, and Coconut scrubs.

Some cool products that would be great for your services:
Lotus Touch Professional Seaweed Powder Body Wrap (278 0011)
Amber Seaweed Body Mud Masque / 1 Gallon
Prosana Seaweed Collagen Mask / 2.2 Lbs.
Seaweed Modeling Mask
Pedi Bath Fine Salt - Mango / 1 Gallon by Spa Redi
Pedi Redi Mango And Papaya / 65 oz. by Maxim
Mango & Coconut Body Lotion / 8.3 oz. by CND (CN14127)
ESS® Coconut Carrier Oil - 500 ml.
Keyano Coconut Lime Body Scrub (209 0095)

These products will have your clients drifting away into a summer escape even when the seasons change! =)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Looking For Something Daring?

Adding something new and different to your service menu is a great way to peak interest in existing clients and draw in new clients.  One sure fire way to attract attention is to offer hair coloring....no not your usual hair coloring that came to mind...think lower.

It may sound funny or strange but it is a viable service that is very cost effective and will increase revenue.

Fun Betty came out with a line of colors specifically designed for this purpose. The aptly named Hair Down There colors are an easy addition to your service menu.With fun colors like purple, green, pink and even orange you can have some fun with advertising! Now, there are also some tamer colors for the not so adventurous like blonde, brown and black.

Not keen on offering as a service? You can always retail the kits to your clients, and let them handle the "colorful" work!

It's an affordable way to liven things up and keep your clients excited!


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

OMG - Sooooo Hot... and Portable! Mobile Hot Stone Treatments are NOW Possible!

Mobile Hot Stone Massage? Such an AMAZING idea. The VULSINI Mobile Stone Heating Bag enables hot stone massage therapists to carry out hot stone massage therapy anywhere. With the most popular professional option on the market being the traditional water heaters, this Bag is a unique and flexible alternative.Designed to hold enough stones for a full body massage, the VULSINI bag gives the therapist the freedom to travel anywhere to perform a hot stone massage.

Benefits of the VULSINI Bag:
  • Mobile: The obvious advantage of the VULSINI bag is that finally there is a way to make hot stone massage mobile.
  • Equipment: Due to the stones being warmed by a dry heat and having an in-built thermometer, there is no more need for the following traditionally used equipment: thermometer, gloves, scoops, nets etc.
  • Increased productivity: Not only does the VULSINI bag take less time to set up, but unlike a water stone heater, the bag can be transported whilst retaining heat even after its been disconnected from the mains, allowing the therapist to preheat the stones at home, thus saving time (and money!) at the clients house. See our quick formula (right) for how the bag pays for itself.
  • Dual-powered: As well as being powered by an AC power supply, the bag also features a car lighter adaptor, allowing the stones to be pre-heated in transit.
  • Storage: The VULSINI bag is around half the size of a small water heater! This allows for easier and more convenient storage in spas, colleges, therapy rooms, beauty salons and even at home.
  • Mobility: The size of the VULSINI bag also allows for easier transport and deployment than the current available heating equipment. Maintenance: Unlike existing water stone heaters, the VULSINI bag does not require regular cleaning due to limescale build-up.
  • 'Greener': Compared to existing water stone heaters, the VULSINI bag uses less power to heat, no water and is manufactured using a fraction of the metal used in water stone heaters.
Check out the full details here:


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lift, Plump & Firm - The Ultimate Facial Treatment Products for Estheticians

"Most clients want to see
Immediate results."
Estheticians are always asking us for recommendations on facial products, ampoules and add-ons that can rev-up results for their clients.  We understand that clients love to see an immediate improvement from a facial with no downtime.  Good thing is, Pure Spa has plenty of products to help your clients achieve the radiance factor they crave. Here are four of my suggestions for products that provide excellent and immediate rejuvenation to the skin.  For more ideas or information on how to upgrade your facials, call and speak to one of our Customer Service Team! 800.434.0018

Send Puffiness Packing
Aqua Lift Ampoule's By Dr. Temt - Austria: These power packed ampoules with Seracin, give skin an immediate a more lifted and contoured look.. Instantly refreshing and hydrating, Aqua Lift is an excellent facial treatment for rejuvenating the skin's appearance for important occasions – or when you just want to look your very best. Essential when traveling or being photographed, it works beautifully under make-up. Effectively hydrates and tones while Sericin lifts and refines the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. An excellent "boost" to any anti-aging facial treatment. These ampoules can used immediately before any treatment mask to enhance results. I personally use half under a collagen treatment fiber mask and then the other half before the client walks out the door... under SPF.
PureSpa.com has hundreds of Ampoules 
Varieties for your facials

Fill, Soothe & Plump
Collagen Masks: My favorite kind of mask is dry, collagen fiber, like the one from June Jacobs.  This  skin sedating, collagen biomatrix masque restores calmness, comfort and elasticity to stressed skin. Enhanced with the skin nourishing elements, it cools the skin and dramatically reduces the appearance of redness up to 60% after one application. Re-hydrates epidermal cells and plumps lines and wrinkles as it counteracts inflammation, itching and swelling. Ideal adjunct or stand alone treatment for rosacea, capillary conditions, inflamed acne, and sunburned, sensitive, photo-damaged, post-laser, post-operative, or post-procedure agitated skin.

Find ALL your Facial
Supplies @ PureSpa.com
Brighten Skin Instantly 
Radiant Refining Powder is an excellent product for instantly buffing away impurities and leaving behind a a soft, smooth, clarified complexion. After cleansing, dispense a small amount into wet hands and create a creamy paste. You can also add a dash to the cleansing step of the facial by mixing together. Apply to face in circular motions, massaging gently for one minute (avoid eye area).

Firm It-Up with Botox-Like Mask
Purelle Cosmetic's Botox-Like Peel Off Mask  is always thrilling clients! This intensive wrinkle treatment mask provides temporary (but instant) improvement in the appearance of aging skin. This mask also works very well with the Aqua Lift Ampoules by Dr. Temt.  This peel-off mask if fine for all skin types and has a light and soft texture that smoothes and relaxes the face. It will induce a re-plumping effect, a collagen stimulation, and an in-depth moisturizing effect by a GAG (Glycosaminoglycans ) and PG (Proteoglycans) increase.  That is geek speak for, "this stuff really works".







Monday, July 8, 2013

Cute Little Pink Blending Sponge!

This little pink sponge is so cool! I'm not really sure what it is for, but it's been shipping all week. It's squishy and pink! Who wouldn't want a Fantasea Blending Sponge?... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Fantasea Blending Sponge selection HERE!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Nail Trends: The New Galaxy Nails? - Lightning Nails!

Recently, we were all so fascinated with the Galaxy Nails trend, and then I came across another similar trend that was so cool! They are Lightning Nails. The idea is to portray the image of bolts of lightning on a stormy night right onto your nails.



The process seems fairly simple. You start off with a dark or black polish, then sponge on accent colors like purple, blue, and white. To paint on the bolts, you'll want to use a very thin nail design brush or dotting tool.

The finished look definitely looks very interesting and fun!

Here are some useful products for Lightning Nails:
Nail Art Striper Brush (566)
China Glaze Nail Polish - Stella / 0.5 oz. by China Glaze
China Glaze Nail Lacquer 0.5 oz. Tantalize Me #70624 - Shimmer
China Glaze - Grade Pop / 0.5 oz. by China Glaze (240930)
China Glaze Nail Polish - First Mate - 0.5 oz. / 14.79 mL. (240967)
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil - Worlds Away Collection Hanging In The Balance / 0.5 oz.
Art Club Nail Art / White / Pack of 6 (05C001)
Sponges

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Offer Your Clients Kissable Lips!

Did you know the average woman uses lip balm anywhere from two to 30 times a day? Make sure you are offering the best balm to help your clients get their dry, chapped lips smooth and soft instantly! Well how, might you ask?? By retailing the Organic Lip Balm by Amber Products that we sell at Pure Spa Direct!

It leaves your chapped or dry lips feeling hydrated, fresh and good to go to shower kisses on those you love. These balms come in Cherry, Coconut, and Peppermint, YUM!!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Affordable, Elegant, Functional Nail Tables Available NOW!

The last few years has really seen the nail industry explode. According to Nails Magazine, the nail industry grew to a record $7.47 BILLION in 2012. With all of this focus on nail salons and nail technicians, Pure Spa Direct set out to offer technicians elegant, functional, and most importantly, AFFORDABLE nail tables.

We are proud to present the ROOSEVELT Nail Tables by Hans Equipment!

This table offers the elegance of a wood table, with the functionality of a marble top. Available in multiple colors, and styles, one is sure to catch your eye!

Available Features:
Whether you are looking to spice up your current space, redesign your entire salon, or are opening a new location, the Roosevelt Tables offer affordable quality paired with classic looks.

If you are not looking for a table now, Pure Spa Direct also offers all of your nail supplies, including the BRAND-NEW Amber SOLO All-in-One Gel polish!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Tired Of The Same Old Treatments?

Do you or your staff ever feel bored with your treatment menu? You may fall into a rut explaining the same menu options over and over and over and.....right?

There are so many possibilities out there to change up what you offer by simply adding one or two new ingredients. You could even create special themed treatments depending on the style of your business or the area you are in. For example, if you are in a very dry climate you can offer a hydrating body treatment. If you are looking for alternative or green options, you can pick certain ingredients to offer a 'green treatment'



Here are some different ingredients you may not have thought of to infuse new life into your menu and your staff:

Acai Berry Powder
Activated Charcoal Powder (charcoal is great for acne prone skin, it draws out impurities)
Artichoke Leaf Powder
Kelp Granules 
Peppermint Leaf Cut
Raspberry Leaf Cut
Red Sandalwood Powder
Buchu Leaf Powder
Grapefruit Peel Powder 
Maca Root Powder

Even adding in different essential oils can revitalize a treatment. Try some of these:

ESS Clary Sage Pure Essential Oil 
ESS Egyptian Geranium Pure Essential Oil
ESS Lemongrass Pure Essential Oil 
Precious Essential Oils - Neroli in Jojoba Oil 
TheraPro Essential Oil Blend Stress Relief Fusion
ESS® Pure Essential Bergamot Oil

How about some new precious oils that are great for treatments and retailing!

Pure Baobab Oil - Organic (this is awesome for hair and skin)
Pure Olive Squalane Oil
Pure Evening Primrose Oil - Organic
Pure Sea Buckthorn Oil - Organic

There are so many great ingredients out there to keep things fresh and exciting! The possibilities are only limited to your own mind.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A Gel Polish that DOES NOT Need a Base Coat or a Top Coat? YES! Solo All-in-One from Amber Products!!!

We all know by now how amazing Gel Polishes are... apply like a polish (sort of), wear for up to 2 weeks, soak off. Shellac, Gelish, and dozens of others... they are great.  But what if the process was even easier? What if you did not need to apply a base coat and cure it before your color coat and what if you did not have to apply a top coat after and cure it... what if it were just one step?

That would be madness... a game changer... it might even start raining frogs!

Well, break out your frog umbrella, because Amber Products just introduced Solo... the All-In-One Gel Polish! The revolutionary Solo Gel Polish combines a base coat, color and top coat all in one bottle! Applied like a polish, Solo is Five Free and a healthy alternative to Gels that damage the nail. Solo cures in seconds with an LED (or UV nail light), drastically shortening the gel application process. Solo Gel Polish also soaks off quickly!

With dozens of colors, you can change the way professional gel and gel polish manicures are performed with Solo! Since Solo does not need a base or top coat, your treatment cost is lower than other gel polishes AND your service time is dramatically reduced... ideal for bust nail salons - more clients per hour!

Features:
  • No Base Coat or Top Coat needed
  • Offers extreme brush control
  • High gloss finish
  • Applies like traditional polish
  • Easy soak off
  • Curable with both LED or UV Lights
  • Wearable for 2 Weeks
  • Five Free
  • Dozens of fantastic colors
  • Size: 0.5 oz.
Order Solo at Pure Spa Direct today... Pure Spa has EVERYTHING
(well, except Frog Umbrellas):

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Skin Scanners Helps You Analyze Your Clients' Skin AND Generate Bookings + Profits!

Seeing Is Believing... BOTH the Esthetician
AND the Client can Dramatically See the
Client's Skin Damage with a Skin Scanner!
Skin damage... everyone has some, but it is not always obvious to the naked eye.  However, with the use of a "Skin Scanner", you can see dramatic indications of a variety of issues.  By doing a skin analysis, you can advise your clients how to help reverse existing damage and prevent future skin damage... helping them stay younger looking and healthier.

The Skin Scanner uses a special ultraviolet filter to reveal underlying damage in the skin long before it reaches the surface. The procedure is quick and completely painless. You ask the client to place face into the scanner. It will display problems in the form of different colors for different conditions. Blue is normal, but white indicates thickened skin, violet shows dehydration, yellow means acne, red indicates oiliness and dark blue pigmentation. The skin scanner allows both the Esthetician AND the client to see the issues. By participating in identifying their own skin problems,  your clients will be very open to your suggestions for helping as "seeing is believing". Think of a Skin Scanner as a Wood's Lamp that shares the results with the Esthetician and the Client simultaneously.

A 15 minute Skin Scanner consultation will all you to explain what clients can do to help their skin all without the obligation to book a facial treatment or purchase any products.  But, but displaying the dramatic analysis to the client to see for themselves, Estheticians typically find very little resistance to move on to facial treatments and the sale of products to take home to help correct the issues.  You'll find your return on the nominal investment in a Skin Scanner is phenomenal - in treatment bookings, retail sales and client trust. Re-scans on follow-up visits will clearly show the results of your treatments and use of the associated retail products.

Most Skin Scanners are portable, allowing you to move them with ease from treatment room to treatment room for consultations.

Pure Spa Direct offers a variety of Skin Scanners:
http://www.purespadirect.com/Spa-Skin-Scopes-s/2193.htm

Including the new Adriaan UV Skin Analysis Scanner by HANS Equipment:
http://www.purespadirect.com/Adriaan-UV-Skin-Analysis-Scanner-TD3019-p/td3019.htm

Monday, July 1, 2013

Beach look without the Beach?

Clients don't have time to get to the beach this year (or maybe they are just scared of sun damage), but still wanna have that sun-tanned look? I have the perfect product for you.. Moroccan Mineral Facial Tanner! I can actually say I've used this product and it looks so natural that everyone will think you just got back from some Caribbean Island... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See Moroccan Mineral Facial Tanner HERE!