Saturday, November 30, 2013

Enhance Your Clients' Experience by Adding Warmth to Your Services.

Adding any kind of warming treatment to your services will enhance your clients experience and greatly
increase your profits this time of year. When its cold out, your clients will be looking for treatments that will also warm them up. This can be as easy as just adding in an Herbal Back Heat Pack or even Herbal Booties (heated). Besides being a great item to warm up your clients, they are also great for arthritis, back pain, aching feet and stress relief.

Professional Herbal Large Back Heat Pack:
Benefits:

  • Physician formulated blend of 12 soothing, aromatic herbs.
  • Can be used hot or cold.
  • Can be heated in microwave or hot towel cabi.
  • Great for arthritis, back pain, stress relief and many other common ailments.
  • An excellent addition to all professional massage, facial, and body treatments, this pack covers the entire torso for total body warmth.

Usage:
An excellent addition to professional massage, facial, and body treatments., this pack covers the torso for total body warmth.

Herbal Booties:
Benefits:

  • Warmth and comfortable texture soothe and relax the muscles as your client is pampered with this therapeutic treat.
  • Contain all natural ingredients and emits analgesic, hot moisture, which is a preferred method of relieving sore muscles.
  • Can be heated in microwave or hot towel cabi.
  • Aching feet appreciate the soft and relaxing Herbal Booties, especially when heated.
  • Special herbs reduce swelling and muscle pain.
  • Provides a serene experience that seems to put the whole body at ease.

Usage:
Used in pedicures. Aching feet appreciate the soft and relaxing Herbal Booties, especially when heated.

These Herbal Packs contain: Lavender, valerian root, white willow, chamomile, rosemary, peppermint, spearmint, hops, yellow dock, lemongrass, cinnamon, yarrow, premium flax seeds, and other natural materials.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Wrapping The Best Gift Of All----SKIN!!!!

Body Wraps are amazing...to me that's a fact not an opinion. What is not to like? It starts with your skin being exfoliated...I don't know anyone who doesn't like exfoliation. All the dead skin cells get taken away leaving the skin already softer than before and prepared for the wrap.My all time favorite scrub is the Desert Mineral Detox Body Scrub - Anti-Cellulite Formula / 10 oz. by Extended Vacation. This is also the favorite at the Ritz Carlton flagship spa and The Red Door!

One of the nicest things after exfoliating is using a nourishing oil such as Pure Sea Buckthorn Oil - Organic or Pure Olive Squalane Oil / 2 oz. by LIFE FLO.  These oils are non greasy and extremely hydrating; they will enhance the effect and feel of the treatment.

The method you use for wrapping is obviously whatever method you are comfortable with. Here are some great body wrap products you may want to add into your service menu:


If you're looking to just get started offering body wraps, try one of these kits:


Don't forget to check out the great deals on mylar, Elastic Body Wrap. plastic wrap, thermal blankets, body brushes and disposables!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from Pure Spa Direct!

Wow, it's Thanksgiving already? 2013 has just flown by, probably because it was such an exciting year! All of us here at Pure Spa Direct would like to take just a moment to say to all of you, our readers, our clients....
Thank you!

To show our appreciation, I offer you 2 things today:

#1 - A tip, a piece of advice: Keep an eye on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/purespadirect) for special Holiday weekend deals! The more Likes and Shares we get, the better the deals will be, so be sure to like our page, and share with your friends!

AND... (possibly the more exciting of my offerings)  :-)

#2 - For your listening pleasure, I leave you with the greatest Thanksgiving song ever performed.... The Thanksgiving Song by Adam Sandler!

Don't eat too much, gobble gobble!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

BIG WAX - Amber Introduces a Really Big Wax Warmer - Holds 8 Lbs. of Wax!


Amber Products introduces an amazing Large Depilatory Wax Warmer Bowl - Holds 8 Lbs. of Wax! This high quality, heavy duty wax melter can be used with hard or soft depilatory wax and is equipped with a very stable temperature control. The unit has an incredible 8 Lbs. wax capacity making it one of the highest capacity warmers in the world.

Your salon can increase client turnaround while increasing revenue with the addition of this high capacity wax warmer. Warmer lid and manual included.

Features:

  • Works with any brand of wax
  • Stylish design enhances your treatment room decor
  • Holds 8 lbs. of Hard or Soft wax
  • Lid included.
If you have a lot of back to back clients or if your spa is in Big Foot country, this wax warmer is for you! 8 pounds is a lotta wax! :-)

Check it out here:

Also check our Pure Spa's other wax warmers here:

Monday, November 25, 2013

Be the King with the Ring!

Wanna be a baller at your nail salon? The guy/girl that everybody talks about? Well, walk around with one of these Nail Polish Display Rings and that could be you! Just imagine all 48 "rings" as a different nail color. The possibilities are endless... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Nail Polish Display Ring HERE!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Happy Feet!!!

Everyone's feet get tired...every day...regardless of who you are or what you do all day (unless of course you're a couch potato and I will post about that another day!)

If you stop to really think about how much we put our feet through it's amazing how resilient they are!
Does your business offer any special foot treatments? Do you have exciting and trendy add on services to compliment your regular pedicures?

There was an article a while back about infusing foot treatments with new life and excitement that had some interesting facts about our feet. Check it out here . In the article, the author mentions marketing treatments to attract particular clients. One was the "High Heel Helper" while the other was a "Holiday Shopper Foot Treatment" which the latter is perfect to spin this time of year.

If you're looking for some products outside of what you use now, check some of these out:

MAXIM Pedi-Redi® Plus Foot Spa Salts - Peppermint
Ikonna Cappuccino Mineral & Dead Sea Salt Pedicure Scrub / 2.5 Gallons 
Ikonna Cafe Mocha Pedicure Foot Masque / 2.5 Gallon
Ikonna Mint Chocolate Pedicure Scrub Gel / 5 Gallons (also comes in smaller sizes!)
Lavender Aphrodisia Sea Salt Foot Soak / 64 oz. by Amber Products
AMBER PRODUCTS Green Tea Mint & Peppermint Foot Scrub with Apricot Seeds / 17 oz(comes in big sizes too)
FPO SOHO TOTALLY BUFF Sugar and Walnut Exfoliating Foot Scrub 
Extended Pedicure Massage Lotion with Shea Butter & Tuscan Grapeseed / 32 oz. by Cuccio
Healing Therapy Pedicure Massage Lotion - Pomegranate / 1 Gallon by Pro Nail


Some fun stuff to bring in and even retail:

CND Scentsations Charmed Lotion Trio / Holiday 2013
Hydrating Heel Treatment with Argan Oil & Urea / 16 oz. by Cuccio
Gena Feet-To-Go Travel Kit / 6 Piece With Tote
Gena Pedi-Pak / 9 Piece Kit With Tote
Pampered Sole Foot Cozy 
Spa Sister Foot Cozy Pedicure Warmer Socks
ESS Professional Peppermint Foot Creme / 16 oz.
Professional Peppermint Foot Scrub / 16 oz.
Foot Shaped Pumice Stone & Foot Brushes / 18 Pieces Display by DL Pro 
Pumice Stone with Handle by DL Pro
DL Professional - 20 Piece Pumice Sponge
Satin Edge 8 Piece Manicure/Pedicure Combination Kit 
Lotus Touch Revitalizing Lotion for Foot and Leg / 8 oz


Don't forget to stock up on your toe separators and pedicure slippers to keep up with the client's running in to treat their feet!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

LIKE Us On Facebook!

Pure Spa Direct has had a Facebook page for a while, but recently we decided it was time to step up our Facebook presence. The way we figure - if the citizens of Iceland felt Facebook was the right platform to garner input about rewriting their constitution, Facebook is a great platform for us to connect with our clients! (No joke about Iceland - check it out!)

Don't forget to LIKE Pure Spa Direct on Facebook, and stay tuned for exciting sneak peeks, insider PRO tips, giveaways, special offers, and more!

What would you like to see on Pure Spa Direct's Facebook page? Suggestions are always welcome!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Perfect for the Winter - Snowflake Nail Designs!

This is the perfect time to create fun holiday and winter nail designs and snowflake nail designs are very popular for this time of year! The design is simple, not over the top, and easy to create!


Items you will need:
Steps to create Snowflake Nail Art:
  1. Apply base coat and paint the nails blue (or any color that is desired!)
  2. Using a striper brush and white paint, add a vertical line and 2 more lines to make an "x"
  3. Add 2 small lines at the end of each larger line with the striper brush
  4. Using white paint and the dotting tool, add a dot at the end of each line
  5. Add a larger dot in the middle of each line.
  6. Add a piece of silver glitter or rhinestone to the center of the snowflake.
  7. Finally, apply top coat.

Small Business Saturday---Don't Miss Out On Getting Yourself Recognized!

Every radio and television station is filled with adds for Black Friday and Cyber Monday which are almost upon us. Still rather new, in it's fourth year, is Small Business Saturday. Many folks think of their local mom and pop retail stores but it is also an excellent opportunity to draw in new client, new awareness in your area and to create some excitement in your business in general.

I've spoken to a few people in the industry who are starting to think of ways to capitalize on this new shopping holiday. If you've never thought about how you can benefit from Small Business Saturday, or are looking for a jumping off point...here are some ideas.

Many local newspapers offer free advertising, which is always an easy way to get the word out. A simple ad showcasing your business and even offering a new client discount is a free way of getting someone in the door.

Window banners and/or signs out front are a great way to catch street traffic. I would have a banner in the window near the holidays that said Massage $49.95 in GIANT letters. This was enough to get people in the door out of curiosity. This enabled me to show the potential client everything we offered aside from the massage special.

In the spa/salon advertise a Small Business Saturday special or event. You can host raffles, giveaways, special packages for existing and new clients. You can make it as big or small of an event as you like.

If you have the resources, grab some air time on a local radio station or local television channel.

Offer your existing clients a special deal where if they bring a friend in on Small Business Saturday they each get a complimentary add on or gift; whatever is best for you.

Set up a special holiday retail section in your business. If you feel like offering a one day sale or promotion even better! Here are some great gift options:

Mani/Pedi Pack (you can fill this pack with any items you like such as nippers, toe nail clippers, orangewood sticks, buffing blocks, nail files and Super Duper Mini Pumice Bars. You can have them customizable too! the more creative the more appealing it will be to your clients!)

My favorite items for gift packs (as well as receiving them!) are the Extended Vacation retail line. You can offer everything individually or offer them as sets.



CND Scentsations line offers different scents and sizes

Click here to see more great holiday gift ideas for warming up!

As always, with a little creativity you can bring awareness to your community, your existing clients while having fun and increasing profits!







Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Moroccan Spa Decor - Alluring Interior Style by Sposh

You can easily change up the feel of your spa treatment room with the new Moroccan inspired collection
Soothing Jewel tones
Create a Calming, Laid Back Feel.
from Sposh.

Bolster covers, reversible Saddles and reversible blankets are designed with vivid colors that instantly create an alluring ambiance to any treatment room.

These richly colored prints are easy to maintain and come in a variety of colors that can be mixed and matched with all Sposh Quilted Microfiber Blankets, Saddles, and Table Skirts. 100% Polyester. Machine wash and dry. 6" or 8". Multiple color options.

Love the Moroccan feel? We also have Moroccan Gift bags perfect for Holiday time!

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Future of Diffusers!

Now I've seen my fair share of diffusers, but this one is the coolest I have ever seen! It sorta looks like it's alive in some alien-bug kind of way. I definitely need one of these in my house. Now I just need to find the right oils to put in it.. why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Ultrasonic Nebulizer Diffuser HERE!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Zen Your Spa Space with Pure Spa Direct's Serene Spa Decorative Package!

Part of the appeal of going to the spa is the zen, serene feeling the space is infused with. Are you ready to zen your space? Check out Pure Spa Direct's Serene Spa Decorative Package for a display that will immediately make your clients go "aahhhhhhhhhh"! This package is the perfect touch for your treatment room, relaxation area, even the changing area!

Package Includes:

Make the package your very own by choosing options. Options available include:
  • Towels
  • Flameless candles
  • Porcelain Bowl to display the stones
Customize your space by creating special aromatherapy blends, too! To view our huge selection of essential oils, click HERE.

With 65,000 products, Pure Spa Direct has everything you need to zen your spa. If zen isn't your thing, Pure Spa Direct can help with excitement and energy too!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Keep Your Clients Safe! How to Disinfect Your Nail Files Effectively

Salon and spa cleanliness is a hot ticket item these days. It seems like everywhere you go, people are buzzing about implements and tools being used in spas and salons.

As a spa or salon owner, I am sure the safety of your clients weighs heavy on your mind. Client health has to be top priority, but you also have a business to run, and your prices need to remain at market value. Using only disposable tools and implements can get costly, driving your prices up or cutting into your profit margins. What is the best way to handle these concerns?

Below, I have included some recommended instructions below to clean and disinfect cushioned files, , and blocks. As always, make sure you are following your state regulations!
buffers

  1. Abrasive files, buffers, and blocks should be thoroughly cleaned after each use. Having ample quantities of these items on hand is essential to ensure your clients' safety.
  2. Add a few drops of antibacterial liquid soap/detergent to a clean and disinfected brush.
  3. Under running water, gently scrub with brush all surfaces to remove all visible debris and residue while thoroughly rinsing.
  4. After cleaning, disinfect by immersing in (or saturating with) 70-90% isopropyl alcohol for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove items, rinse thoroughly in running water.
  6. Allow items to air dry completely (usually 24 hrs) by placing them on top of a clean towel and covering them with another clean towel.
Please note: different disinfectants are recommended for different types of surfaces. Hospital-grade disinfectants are generally recommended for use on hard, non-porous surfaces. 70-99% alcohol is an excellent disinfectant for softer, porous surfaces, such as nail files and buffers.

Pure Spa Direct can help with all of your salon or spa needs! Give our friendly customer service team a call at 800-434-0018 during our business hours of 8:30 AM - 5 PM EST, Monday through Friday.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Have Your Nail Polish Colors Stand Out with the New Premium Black Polish Racks!

You can give a new look to your nail polish display just by adding a new nail polish rack to the area. Your colors will pop when displayed against our new black nail polish racks!

These sleek, new racks are made from a special laminate that doesn't scratch, show dust or fingerprints and cleans easily with soap and water. They are also available in 3 different sizes to fit your needs!

3 Sizes Available:

If you are looking to update your nail polish display area, these new racks would be perfect for your collection!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Warming Gifts This Holiday Season!

Gift giving season is fast approaching along with the colder weather. This time of year provides great
opportunities for increasing retail sales! Personally, I am not a fan of the cold. I love gifts that are designed to help keep me warm. Here are some great retail products for the colder season:




Here are some items you can use and retail!

Spa Sister Foot Cozy Pedicure Warmer Socks
 Gena Pedi Warm Foot Scrub with Macadamia Nut Oil 8.5oz/250m
Boca Terry Slippers
Boca Terry Robes
Candle Diffusers
Serenity Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser ( I posted about this when it came out and I am still obsessed with it. I use mine every day)
Harmony Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser

Don't forget to check out all the great retail items, gift certificates, holiday sets and more at Pure Spa Direct!
If you want some help with ideas, give us a call we love to help!!!


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

NEW! Eco Friendly, Dye Free, Scent Free Body Wax by Epillyss

Meet Freelyss from Epillyss. 

Pimples after waxing?
Avoid them with Freelyss &
Epillyss Pre Post 
Wax Care
The third generation of wax is here. This NEW natural, colorless strip wax is manufactured specifically to provide a depilation without residue on the skin. Made with a natural resin and does not contain any dye, parabens or artificial fragrance - it meets the ecological requirements now in demand by eco-conscious day spas, salons and their clients.

Freelyss is a wax designed to meet the latest market trends. It is natural and manufactured specifically to provide a hair removal without leaving any residue behind on the skin and poses less risk of allergic reaction or pimples.

Freelyss Advantages :
• A competitive cost
• When combined with Epillyss Pre and Post are, product penetration is guaranteed as promised in slowing down hair growth
• Increase the range of your clientele by offering a new treatment

Results :
• Anexceptional depilation
• Significantly fewer post-depilatory reactions
• Allows a rapid and lasting reduction of hair
• Less risk of allergy and pimples
• Differentiate yourself from your competitors

Hygienic
• Reduces the risk of ingrown hairs & bad reaction
• Responds to requests for environmental treatment
• Help to reduce hair growth

Monday, November 11, 2013

June Jacobs!

Who is June Jacobs you ask? Beats me, but she sure does make some good products. I know this because the last few weeks they've been moving faster than greased lightning! And to top it all off, they have some great shaving products for men. So buy some for yourself (live a little... you deserve it!(, buy some for your friends (the holidays are coming up), and of course, use them as both professional and retail products in your spa... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great June Jacobs selection HERE!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Stress-Free Waxing With the New GiGi No Sting Wax!

If GiGi is your go to wax, then you and your clients will love their new No Sting Wax! This extraordinary wax was designed for your clients with the most delicate skin.

The GiGi No Sting Wax provides long-lasting results without the pain or discomfort. This wax is a first of its kind and the secret is a natural plant extract called Kava Kava.

Kava Kava is a natural numbing agent that, when infused in wax, helps relieve pain and discomfort. Your clients will be more relaxed, which will lead to waxing sessions being a calm and stress-free experience!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Invest in a Multi-Function Unit to Accelerate Your Business!

As an esthetician, you always want to have your tools accessible and available when performing your facial services. Investing in a Multi-Function unit helps ensure that you will be able to perform any facial, any time, while making the most of your precious space in your facial room.

One of our most popular multi-function units is the 17-in-1 Multi-Function Facial Machine. This Quality machine features quality construction, easy operation, amazing versatility, all at a reasonable price!

17 Functions:

  1. Diamond Micro Dermabrasion - The diamond microdermabrasion (crystal-free) system replaces the micro-crystal flow with a diamond tip wand. Areas closer to the eyes and mouth can be abraded more accurately with diamond abrasion (no risk of stray crystals causing damage or being ingested). Provides a Non-Surgical skin resurfacing procedure by using sterile diamond heads to peel and rub off the dead cells at the top skin layer followed by vacuuming/suction removing particles along with any dirt and dead skin. This procedure removes skin debris, scars, blemishes, wrinkles and uneven pigmentation of the skin. Moderate usage of diamond dermabrasion accompanied with skin products that penetrate through the top skin layer and reach the dermis level help to replenish natural nutrients and restore cell activity promoting healthy skin. Great care should be taken when sterilizing diamond microdermabrasion tips between uses. This should be done in steam, alcohol and UV light.
  2. Vacuum - Allows a deep cleansing of the skin, brings skins impurities to the surface, aiding in easy extractions.
    Benefits: Deep pore cleansing of the skin.
  3. Spray - Cools and Soothes the skin. Aiding in absorption into the dermis.
    Benefits: Aids products into skin, providing deep moisture and product benefits.
  4. Hot Facial Steamer - Used to improve blood circulation, open the pores, and generally revitalize the skin.
  5. Ozone - A natural germicide, ozone enriched steam helps promote a more sterile environment.
  6. Magnifying Lamp - Magnifying lamp consists of optical lens and soft light of cold lamp tube. It can make observation cleaner, so acne and dark spots are more easily to be found. It is very suitable treatments and skin analysis.
  7. Woods Lamp - The Wood's lamp uses deep violet rays to expose skin conditions that normally are not visible to the naked eye. Different skin conditions show up in varied shades of violet. Examples: Dehydrated skin shows up as light violet, while hydrated skin is bright fluorescent violet
    Benefits: Ability to view the skin under UV rays to effectively treat the skin.
  8. Herbal Aroma Therapy - Adds aromatherapy function to the steamer.
  9. Tool Sterilizer - Uses ultraviolet rays to sterilize bacteria and viruses on electrodes, scissors, glass, brushes, and other accessories.
  10. Hot Towel Cabi - Great for warming towels and keeping your clients comfortable during facials.
  11. Ultrasonic - Acoustic vibrations which stimulate the skin tissue and improves cell membrane and causes collagen regeneration. Reduces wrinkles and fine lines that for younger looking and feeling skin. Ultrasonic also generates frictional heat which accelerates blood circulation and helps muscles to relax and decompose cellulite and deeper product penetration into the skin.
  12. High Frequency - Stimulates circulation of the blood, increases glandular activity, aids in elimination and absorption, increase metabolism, germicidal action, generates heat inside the tissue and aids in deeper penetration of products into the skin.
    Benefits: To aid in the treatment of acne, kills bacteria and possible skin infections.
  13. Skin Scrubber - Allows for deeper penetration of skin care products while removing facial wrinkles. The skin scrubber uses ultrasonic waves (up to 28,000 pules per minute) to help clean blackheads, acne, wrinkles, cutin and melanin without any pain. Ultrasonic frequency vibration will immediately soften the pores, emulsify and clean dirt and residue. It easily removes aged surface skin, revealing a clear and smooth skin surface, aiding in skin cell renewal. It also accelerates blood circulation and strengthens skin tissue metabolism.
  14. Cold Hammer - Designed for cooling down the skin after dermabrasion treatment; it will reduces redness of the skin.
  15. Hot Hammer - Designed for accelerating the absorption of nutrients into the skin.
  16. Galvanic - applies the principle of negative and positive current pulling. Cooperating with nutritional solution of anion and Cat-ion to introduce nutrition into skin and harmonize skin degree of acid and alkali. And also to accelerate blood circulation.
    Benefits: Utilizes sonic vibrations to reduce lines, leaving the skin firm and smooth. Features intensity control.
  17. Facial Brush - Rotating brushing system, includes a variety of attachments for different purposes. Lightweight for easy to handle, quiet and convenient for shaft hook-up to allow easy access.
    Benefits: Relax and enjoy the soft massage while the brush deep cleanses into pores to remove any dirt and debris.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Roll On Oils...Watch the $$$ Roll In!

With gift-giving season approaching at the speed of an express train, it's a great time to bring in some new and different retail items.

My love of essential oils and all things aromatherapy brings me to this awesome retail product... Roll On Essential Oils. One of my favorite brands of essential oils, ESS, has a great line of roll ons. Take a look:

ESS Therapy Roll-On

With blends like Relaxation, Inspiration, Love and more you can price these gems to fly out the door. They make great stocking stuffers, co-worker gifts or as supplemental gifts!

Many times with various blends that I love, I will dab a few drops on myself rather than in a diffuser since I can't really carry one around with me everywhere I go. You can advertise the oils to be used this way as well, some clients may not have thought about using them that way!

Here are some of the top selling brands of essential oils:

Aura Cacia
Ess
Lotus Touch
Mother Earth
NOW

If you're looking for some blending ideas, here is a great resource:

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Unravel the Secret of a Wonderful Beauty Ingredient - Honey!

It is no wonder that we find so many skin care products that include honey, from products your clients are purchasing or DIY at home remedies. Using honey as a beauty secret dates all the way back to Cleopatra who used to take baths filled with it. (And we all know this girl knew what she was doing when it came to beauty!)

Honey does wonders for the skin and possesses natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which make it especially great for use in sensitive, combination, and acne prone skin types. However, it is suitable for all skin types. Honey as an ingredient in your skin care treatments will moisturize, cleanse and make the skin soft and silky! It also attracts the dirt from skin pores and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, so it is said to be a great natural cleanser and softener.

An easy way to include honey into your treatments would be using Honey Powder, which has a longer shelf life then honey in its traditional form and can be mixed as needed whereas traditional honey can crystallize and be sticky and difficult to use. Honey Powder can be used in milk baths, oatmeal/honey facials, and other treatments utilizing honey. It is also known as a natural humectant and has the ability to attract and retain moisture.


So what IS Honey Powder?
Honey Powder is really just dehydrated honey. It is white in color and has a texture similar to corn flour. The process used to create this powder is to use very high heat, although some producers even freeze dry the honey, to spray to a fine dry powder.


A simple tip on using Honey Powder: You can mix 3/4 parts Honey Powder and 1/4 parts water.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I Have a Crush on Cotton Candy Bikini Wax

I am such a sucker for deliciously scented depilatory wax! That's why I went nuts when I saw that Plum Smooth now has a Cotton Candy Strip Wax for sweetly scented hair removal!
I think Katy Perry would LOVE this wax! ;-)
Strip Wax Never
Smelled So Good!


The new Plum Smooth Strip Wax in Cotton Candy scent is an all-purpose depilatory wax that can be used for facial, body, or bikini waxing services.

Beeswax, rosin, and titanium dioxide are swirled together with mica to create a silky, YUMMY smelling strip wax that’s perfect for all hair types. Pink color looks like cotton candy!

If you love scented wax as much as I do, be sure to check out the mouthwatering scents from Mancine Professional. They have amazing quality waxes that allow for ULTRA comfortable bikini waxing and just happen to smell HEAVENLY! Vanilla and Strawberry are two of my favorite and they happen to be #1 sellers in busy spas and salons.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Protect Your Investment: Caring for Massage Linens

One of the most important responsibilities you have as a massage therapist is to care for your massage table linens. Linens covering massage tables are unique in their usage, since aside from just covering and protecting your bed, they are splashed and stained with oil on a regular basis. And we all know how much fun it is to remove oil stains!

As a business owner, you want to ensure that you are getting the best wear out of your linens. But how do you effectively remove the stains and prolong the life of your sheets? Follow the below tips to get the most out of your massage linens:

Wash Daily
I know, laundry is not my favorite task either, but in order to effectively remove oil stains from massage table linens, washing daily is crucial. Massage oil often goes rancid quickly, which sets the stain in further, and also makes your linens smell like French Fries after a while...gross! If you are unable to wash daily, store your unwashed linens in black plastic bags (like garbage bags), sealed against air and light to keep any oil residue from going rancid.

Pro Tip: Keep hand towels close by while performing a massage or body treatment to avoid using your linens to wipe off excess oil!

Pre-Soak Stains
As soon as your client leaves your treatment room, inspect your sheets for oil stains (it is easier to check while they are still on the table, rather than once they are bundled up ready to be washed). Treat any stains you find immediately using either your regular linen detergent or a degreaser (such as Dawn dish soap).

Laundry Tips
For badly stained linens, wash twice to remove the oil stains. Wash with warm (not hot) water to avoid setting in stains, and rinse in cold water. If you have stubborn stains, you may want to consider adding bleach or a non-chlorine bleach additive in the second washing to rid the remaining oil from the linens. Our favorite detergent is the Lotus Touch Always Fresh Detergent, which is a professional-strength, biodegradable detergent that has be specifically formulated to break down massage oil stains. This detergent is great for use as a pre-soak for those stubborn stains as well!

Drying Tips
Never dry your sheets in the dryer unless you are sure all oil has been removed! Drying the oil not only sets the stain, making it even more difficult to remove, but it can also be a fire hazard! When drying, throw 2-3 tennis balls in the dryer with your sheets - this will fluff them up and help them dry more evenly. If possible, line dry your sheets to extend their life.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Now Hiring - Nail Polish Namer!

I get such a kick out of the names of some Nail Polishes. They are so clever! I wonder how you get the job of becoming a nail polish namer? Although the new Shellac Intimates Collection doesn't have the greatest names ( I do like Nude Knickers!), they must be great because they are selling like MAD!  Why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy!

See the Shellac Intimates Collections here!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

MassagePro - Value Priced Massage Equipment without Sacrificing Quality...

Pure Spa Direct recently added MassagePro products - a line of massage equipment. MassagePro offers top quality, value prices and a nice selection - massage tables, massage chairs, therapist chairs, bolsters, face cradles, etc.  If you are in the market and your budget is on your mind, check MassagePro out!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Change Up Your Facial Menu as Seasons Change

 As the seasons change, this is a great time to change up and add to your facial menu. Whether your adding specials or add-on treatments, this will definitely bring in new clients and your existing clients will book extra appointments to try out your new services!

For the winter months coming up, I would recommend anything that's hydrating, warm, and exfoliating.

Here at Pure Spa Direct, we have such a huge facial category that you are sure to find something for any kind of service or add-on you want to offer. We have all different kinds of masks for any skin concern and client request. We have sheet masks, peel off masks, and gel masks, as well as a large assortment of ampoules to go along with your facial treatments!

Some products I recommend:
100% Pure Collagen Sheets (Hydrating) / 3 Pack
Mandarin Moisture Masque - 620 mL / 21 fl. oz. by June Jacobs Spa Collection
Dr. Temt Camphor Gelform Mask / 8.45 oz. (CMG8)
Dr. Temt Super Active Ampoules Variety Pack / 10 Pack / 0.14 oz Each (SA)
Pure Collagen Fiber Face Mask / For Dry, Sensitive, & Mature Skin
POURELLE COSMETICS Botox®-Like Peel Off Mask 30g
Seaweed and Spirulina Peel Off Alginate Facial Mask / 20 Grams by Spa Needs
Collagen Crystal Undereye Mask / 50 Pair
Collagen Crystal Facial Mask / 20 Pack
Almond & Silica 2-in-1 Mask-Scrub / 15 Grams by Pourelle Cosmetics

While adding your new services, don't forget to stock up on all your facial supplies! We have all your  headbands, face mask brushes, bowls, and towels.

You can check out our facial category here!


Friday, November 1, 2013

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR... Noel Asmar Stainless Steel Pedi Bowls for 1/2 Off... Only $90!!

Yes, it is true. Noel Asmar Stainless Steel Pedi Bowls for 1/2 Off... Only $90... while supplies last!



Modern stainless pedicure bowls designed with a flat base for a comfortable foot soak. The epiphany of hygienic... This stainless bowl ties in beautifully with various decor. 

Dimensions:
- Inside diameter measures 16"
- Base diameter is 13"
- Bowl is 8" deep
- 1.25" wide lip makes it easier to carry! - Can hold up to 3.69 gallons.