Friday, July 31, 2015

Shave in Style with The Peanut

Grooming is one of the many activities that men try to avoid on a daily basis, as it's time consuming and it certainly be difficult to master the art of shaving. I'm sure you see male clients regularly at your salon who are in need of a quick shave, and they might even ask you tips on products and shaving tools to keep up their grooming at home. If you're in need of a new grooming product for men, I highly recommend The Peanut by Wahl. Introduced in 2007, its funky peanut design and small size gives makes it a favorite among men! It's also very small, lightweight and extremely portable making it easy to use on your clients. I find the peanut shaped design to be clever (and cute!), and Wahl is most certainly a reputable brand for grooming products. We have different variations to choose from:

The Wahl Peanut is the original clipper of this style that first came out. It weighs less than 4 oz. and is less than 4" long! It has the power and performance of a full-size clipper with the versatility of a heavy-duty trimmer, but is tinier than most. It also comes with four snap-on combs!

The Peanut also has a cordless version you can retail to your busier clients who are always on the go! Great for travelling, this portable battery-operated clipper has 45 minutes of cutting time per battery.

The Peanut also comes in black for your more stylish male clients who want a different look than the original! View all of our different Peanut Clippers here!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Do You Have Clients Interested in the Ayurvedic Lifestyle? Download This Free Resource to Help Them Out!

The team at Shankara Ayurveda Spa at the Art of Living Center has created a free e-book for those interested in an Ayurvedic Lifestyle called Ayurveda 101. This is a great resource to gain insight on what living and Ayurvedic Lifestyle means, and how each of your clients can live life to their fullest potential.

This Free E-Book covers topics including:

  • The goal of Ayurveda
  • The keys to Ayurveda
  • The natures of Ayurveda
  • The tools of Ayurveda
  • The elements of Ayurveda
  • The tastes of Ayurveda
  • The benefits of Ayurveda
  • Ways to jumpstart the Ayurvedic Lifestyle
There are many spas offering Ayurvedic treatments, but your clients might not understand all of the benefits this lifestyle can offer them. This is a simple-to-understand guide to help you and your team be able to effectively express the meaning of Ayurveda and all of the impact it will have on their life. 

If you are looking for some great Ayurvedic Spa Treatments to offer your clients, look no further than Pure Spa Direct! From Ayurvedic Skincare to Traditional Ayurvedic Treatments such as Shirodhara, we have it all!

Money With Milk And Honey!

September is National Honey Month! That makes now the perfect time to start thinking about and bringing in products to cash in (literally!) on treatments that focus on honey. Here is a great body treatment that generally sells for $100-125 and costs you less than $5.00 per treatment - my type of math!

Milk & Honey Body Treatment - this is excellent for moisturizing dehydrated skin, stress relief, calming of the skin and more!

In a rubber mixing bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of honey powder with 1 tablespoon of coconut powder and mix well. Add in 2 drops each of chamomile essential oil and jasmine essential oil. Mix well and place the bowl in a mud warmer, hot towel cabinet or stainless steel bowl filled with hot water.  Apply the scrub as you normally perform your body treatments.

If you have a hydrotherapy tub, after removing the scrub is an excellent time for a soak! Mix 1 tablespoon of buttermilk powder to 2 cups of hot water followed by 5 drops of chamomile essential oil. When filling the hydrotherapy tub, tilt the bowl slightly, hold under the faucet and slowly pour the mixture into the tub (go slow to avoid clumping!)

After the scrub and soak, finish off with this moisturizer to lock in all of the wonderful moisture!

Mix 2 teaspoons of wheatgerm oil with 2 drops of chamomile essential oil. Massage the oil into the skin and wipe off any excess oil to finish.

You can create full body packages centered around honey as well! You can use things like Cuccio Naturale Lyte Ultra-Sheer Body Butter - Honey & Soy Milk in nail services and massage!

Be sure to have retail items to go with the treatments, here are some client favorites:

Cuccio Naturale Butter Babies Display Tower Milk & Honey
Soy Crackle Candle - Honey Spice
Cuccio Naturalé Milk & Honey Daily Skin Polisher
Milk & Honey Aqua Leaves
CUCCIO NATURALE Cuticle Conditioning Butter Sticks Milk & Honey

Don't forget to offer teas, honey and snacks!

Nature Valley Granola Bars, Oats’n Honey Cereal
Kashi TLC Chewy Granola Bars, Honey Almond Flax
Smucker's Honey, Single Serving Packs

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Beauty Benefits of Mustard (Wait, what?!)

It's not just for hot dogs anymore! Did you know that the mustard seed has a wide variety of beauty benefits for your clients skin and hair? Who ever would've guessed this popular American condiment can actually enhance beauty when used in oil or powder form. A recent article I read mentioned that mustard oil can stimulate healthy hair growth and promote a clearer complexion. See why below!


Mustard is extremely high in beta carotene, which, when massaged regularly on the scalp, can convert to vitamin A and encourage hair growth.  Aside from encouraging growth, mustard also helps to restrict bacterial and fungal infections that could invade your scalp which can aide in restricting hair loss. It's also extremely rich in vitamins and nutrients that can help to prevent premature greying in your older clients. 


Mustard can also improve your client's complexion when used in topical form on the skin! Because of its high mineral content, it can also help with hyper-pigmentation and lighten dark spots. It's also cleansing and rejuvenating. The warmth of the mustard can open pores and sweat out impurities.
Wondering how you can incorporate this seed into your spa? We sell mustard power by the bulk here at Pure Spa Direct, and you can mix it into your next hair mask or facial for a client who is looking for a new, all natural hair or complexion fix! We also have A Mustard Bath Soak by Dr. Singha which you can even use in your next pedicure. Change up your spa menu and incorporate this tiny seed's beautifying properties for your clients who are looking for something unique!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Rock and Roll!

If you're looking for a really big Epilating Roll then you've found it! These rolls are so big you can keep them in your trunk in case you get a flat tire! They were a huge hit last week... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Non-Woven Epilating Roll by Fantasea HERE!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Why Face Pumice Is As Fierce As RuPaul

The newest addition to the Pure Spa Direct family is the amazing Control Corrective Medicated Pumice Wash. Tell your clients to throw away all their drugstore blemish control face washes and put this in their hands.

The medicated pumice wash has granules to help gently exfoliate the skin, pulling dirt and debris from the pores, killing bacteria without stripping or irritating the skin. This is also an excellent wash to prep the skin for treatment. Effectively removes oil and makeup from the skin leaving a fresh clean surface ready to absorb product!

It's available in a 4 ml sample size, 2 oz, 6.7 oz and 18 oz for use in services.
You can give samples out to clients to try at home, use it in services and retail it successfully!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Offer Your Clients Sun Relief with Control Corrective's Hydrating Lip Conditioner

Help your clients kiss dry, sunburned lips goodbye by keeping this cute, convenient POP Retail display right on your counter! 

Filled with Control Corrective's Hydrating Lip Conditioner, this retail item is perfect for summer! This silky balm moisturizes the lips with botanical-based oils and herbs, and also provides essential protection from the sun's damaging rays with SPF 15!

Your clients will snatch up these Lip Conditioners faster than you can put them out - especially on these hot days! Try them today!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Strobing is the New Black...I mean the New Contouring!

What is strobing?! My thoughts exactly when I saw a recent article that deemed young Hollywood Starlets were ditching the rules of contouring for this new look. Essentially, strobing is the new fun term for highlighting. It's a way to contour the face by focusing on the areas that are meant to be highlighted to accentuate its features. These areas include the cheekbones, temples, down the bridge of the nose, above the cupid's bow, the brow bones, and even the corners of the eyes. I wouldn't be surprised if you've already had a few clients ask you to strobe them without you even knowing the term, let alone prepared for it! 

The best way to prep? Consider the face a canvas. If it's not properly prepared and smooth, the artist's painting could end up uneven and (somewhat) disastrous! Strobing is all about getting the perfect glow, so you will most certainly need to replenish your client's skin before you can get the perfect strobing effect. 

To start, it's definitely best for your client's skin to be completely moisturized beforehand. Prep their skin with a facial moisturizing mask like the Mandarin Moisture Masque we have from June Jacobs.

To prepare the skin further and enhance contouring, we have the Alchimie Forever Tightening Eye Contour Gel that can be applied to your client's eye contour area. This can help to reduce puffiness and firm the eye area to ensure stroing won't highlight tired eyes!

Once your client's skin is moisturized, it's time to apply the highlighter! You'll definitely want to make sure you have the proper tools. It's best to blend the makeup with a fan brush, or a damp makeup sponge when applying it on their face for hygienic purposes. Check out our Everything Makeup section of our site if you haven't already! We have all of the beauty tools you need to prepare for the strobing trend.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Essential Essential Oils

I'm obsessed with aromatherapy and essential oils...and scented candles! I love walking into a business and being greeted by a lovely scent. It's one of the first things clients notice when they walk in....what they see, smell and hear are vital.

Are you using any essential oils in your entryway?
How about in services? Are you utilizing essential oils to enhance treatments? It can be a bit overwhelming with all of the different scents out there.

For general use for filling the main reception area or walk areas with fragrance, you can use synthetic or organic - whichever you prefer. I have spoken with many clients who try to keep the main scent in the business a subtle yet noticeable scent; you want clients to notice but not be turned off by an overwhelming scent. Light fragrances like ylang-ylang and blends like Peace & Harmony are excellent choices.

For use in rooms, you want to be sure not to choose scents that conflict with any scent(s) of the treatment. You don't want the phenomenal service to be marred by a displeasing mix of smells! You can always ask clients (I know some businesses that include this on their intake forms) what they like and don't like!

For use in services, you can pick and choose to fit your theme, the services, time of can be pretty creative with this! Things like lavender, cedarneroli and peppermint are all excellent choices.

There is also the option of choosing essential oil blends, or blending your own! The Complete Book Of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy is an excellent resource for all things essential oils.

Be sure to have tester strips available for clients to choose their own and to retail!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Natural Luxury: Consider Cedar Wood For Your Spa!

Whether you're just getting started on your business, or if you're looking to revamp your spa's decor, I can guarantee you'll fall in love with the look of our Cedar Wood Foot Soak Tub. Why have the same type of foot tub every other spa in town has when you can stand out with this beautiful, luxurious, yet affordable wooden tub? Why cedar wood, you ask? I'll explain!

To start, cedar wood is highly resistant to rot and decay, which makes it long-lasting and great to be used as a foot tub. Next, it's highly sustainable, renewable, and even biodegradable which makes it eco-friendly. Aesthetically speaking, it's a naturally beautiful type of wood and will add a warmth to your spa unlike any other foot tub! It's natural, unique look will most certainly make your business stand out.

Aside from the cedar wood foot tub, did you know that we also carry Cedar Wood Essential Oils, as well as a Cedar Verbana Scented Candle? When used in topical form, cedar wood has anti-inflammatory effects on certain conditions such as arthritis and pain. It can also help to tighten and tone muscles, skin, and even conditions like acne according to an article I read. It can also be used as a sedative as it has a calming effect. Yet another reason to bring the natural luxury of cedar wood into your spa!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Warm Up with Microplush - Get Ready for Fall!

It may be over 90 degrees outside today, but cooler weather will be here before you know it, and it might be time to start thinking about cozy spa wear for your clients!

One of our favorite types of spa wear is the Cloud 9 Microplush - it is made of a wonderfully plush, luxurious, velvety-soft, yet lightweight material, making it a great option for your robes, spa wraps, blankets, and headbands. Available in a variety of color options, this spa apparel will make your clients smile!

Available in the following Styles:

Monday, July 20, 2015

Why get a single when you can get a double?

Just as my title suggests - a baseball player would always rather get a double than a single. Same goes for our Pure Spa clients. The Nufree Double Jar Pack really hit it outta the park last week! The best part of this product is that it comes in a really cool see through case... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Nufree Double Jar Pack HERE!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sub Zero Pain Relief!

With summer in full swing and sadly half over, many clients have been seeing an increase of sore summer muscles!

From swimming, running and playing on the beach among other things like gardening and sports, clients muscles are getting used in different ways than over the cooler months.

Aside from the awesome services you provide to alleviate pain, are you supplementing with a cooling therapy? Are you sending them home with something to help their sore muscles until their next treatment? Or are you just looking to try out something new?

Whatever the reason, take a look at the new SubZero™ Cool Pain Relieving Gel! Colorless and odorless, this menthol packed gel will be a great additional to your tools!

Take a look at the whole line!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Mid-Summer Facial Idea: Aloe Vera

Mid-summer can be the perfect time to change up your spa menu! Summer isn't quite over yet, but it may be a bit too early to start adding Fall treatments. If you're all out of ideas on spicing up your spa's offerings to lure your customers in, we have a great Pure Collagen Fiber Face Mask with Aloe Vera that you might want to consider! It's great for mid-summer, because this mask is infused with aloe which heals dry, sensitive and sun-damaged skin for your clients who have been at the beach all summer long. I'm sure they're going to want to start healing their summer skin in preparation for fall, and now is the time to add this service. 

Aloe vera has been used for quite sometime (centuries, even), and is known as the plant of immortality due to its youth enhancing properties. It is technically a cactus plant. The aloe vera leaf secretes a clear gel that is used to apply topically on the skin. This gel contains minerals, polysaccharides, amino acids and carbohydrates which makes it extremely healing, anti-inflammatory, and supports the regeneration of damaged skin. The mask also contains collagen fiber which helps to retain moisture and create a more youthful appearance. I'm sure your clients will be thanking you once the Fall comes around for healing their sun-kissed skin!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Poolside Services - An Interesting Trend

Have you ever been on vacation, lounging by the pool all relaxed not wanting to move and wondering how it could get any better?  What if, while you were laying there you were also getting a manicure, pedicure even a body scrub!

What does this mean for your business? Once you've done your research and connected with the appropriate people at the hotel, resort, B&B, country club or any place your creativity takes you...time to plan the menu!

Single use products like the Voesh waterless manicure and pedicure kits are the perfect product for poolside services! Each kit contains pre-measured single use packets of scrub, mask and lotion making it easy and clean at a price point you can't beat!

For pool loungers who may not want a full mani/pedi but would love their nails done, you can offer them a fun summer color with an anti aging treatment! The Voesh Collagen Socks and Gloves have collagen and vitamin E with pre-cut tips so you can polish while softening the skin! It doesn't get any easier than that!

Don't forget polishes! The summer collections are out and the CND Vinylux is an excellent choice for mobile services. Dries in under 9 minutes and lasts 7 days when used with the top coat!

You can also do a chair massage if you have a massage chair, and even incorporate a stone treatment with the Hot Stone Accu-Roller!

Body scrub treatments on the back, arms or legs are another thought - all you need is a great non oily scrub like the Desert Mineral Detox scrub, a spray bottle of water and some towels (even disposable ones!)

Whatever services you choose to offer, I'm sure the pool goers will gladly call you over!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ideal Summer Retail Product Available! Help Your Clients Get in the "Wave" - Beachy Waves!

Even though the 4th of July has passed, and August is approaching quicker than you know it, summer is still here! I'm sure you get a lot of clients at your salon that come in asking for beach wave hair, especially this time of year. From the salty water to sun-kissed highlights, the beach just has that natural effect on our hair that is often be hard to recreate at home. Maybe your clients simply don't have time for the beach or even live near one, but want those tousled summery locks they can't seem to get. If you're looking to revamp your retail shelf or add a new product to your salon, we have quite the selection here at Pure Spa Direct

One of my absolute favorites is the Amika Obliphica Un.Done Texture Spray. It's a great texturing finishing spray that uses zeolite, a natural mineral, to build glamorous volume and give hair that undone, beachy look your clients will love! The best part about this formula is that it's light weight and doesn't weigh hair down or feel stiff like many texturizing sprays tend to do. Their adorable, colorful packaging make them the perfect product to retail as well. Why not get this in stock at your salon for the last few weeks of summer... or better yet, to prolong beachy summer hair year round!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Let's Talk: Hyperpigmentation

What's the second most popular reason people seek a dermatologist after acne? You would think it's for scar removal, or even help with anti-aging, but according to an article I recently read, hyperpigmentation comes next! Espeically with summer in full swing, I'm sure a lot of your clients are suffering from this skin condition. Although usually deemed harmless, this pesky skin discoloration can be bothersome, and I'm sure your clients definitely want a quick fix. Before we get into ways we can help your clients, let's talk a little more about what hyperpigmentation is and what some of its causes are.

Hyperpigmentation is a condition in which patches of the skin become darker than the other surrounding areas. The darkening usually occurs due to an excess of melanin forming deposits in the skin. The reason can also be from excessive UV ray exposure, pregnancy and other hormonal conditions, and even genetic predisposition. As I mentioned before, hyperpigmentation is usually harmless, but it can definitely be an annoyance to some of your clients. Looking to incorporate hyperpigmentation treatments into your spa? Look no further! We have great products that can help your clients with this condition.

If you haven't heard of Oxygen Botanicals yet, your're definitely missing out! This high end skincare line is the very first line infused with pure oxygen that isn't chemically derived. The blend of oxygen alongside antioxidants they incorporate into their products makes them a unique and beneficial blend for all skin types. They have a great Hyperpigmentation Serum that could be used alongside your facials, or even retailed to your customers who want a long-term treatment.

If you're new to treating hyperpigmentation, or are just getting started with your spa business, we have a great Hyperpigmentation Facial Kit by Ayur-Medic Skincare that has everything you'll need! Included in this kit is two cleaners, and enzyme peel, pigment relief gel, resurfacing toner, a pigment relief antioxidant mask, and even sunblock for preventive measure!

For your clients who are looking for a hyperpigmentation treatment other than serums and topicals, or an additional therapy to go alongside them, you should definitely look into Lumiderm LED Light Therapy if you haven't already. It's a non-invasive LED light therapy that addresses skin concerns such as hyperpoigmentation. The green light is especially great for hyperpigmentation treatments. This particular colored light increases lymphatic flow to evacuate waste and stimulate cellular growth and healing. Help your clients tackle the second most common skin condition at your spa with our products!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Zen For Your Space!

Looking for some new decor items for your business or room? We just added some new statues that are will add some new flare! The great thing about them all, they make great retail items!

From Buddha candles holders, prosperity candles to yoga tealight statues these will have your clients commenting the day you bring them in!

Check out the Buddha themed ones here!
The yoga ones here!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Get Slim - Lose Cellulite With these Wraps!

Wow - these wraps were hot last week! Maybe everyone wants tighter skin to look thin for the Summer?! I should buy these now for when I get old... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Slimming Cellulite Body Wrap HERE!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

New Microfiber Sheets Available at Pure Spa Direct

Our Premium Microfiber Massage Sheets represent the ultimate in quality, comfort and durability. These amazing sheets are made from 100% double brushed polyester, and are light weight, soft as silk, and, possibly best of all, are wrinkle resistant right out of the dryer! They are the perfect addition to your massage or spa table. Your clients will sink onto your bed and not want to move - maybe they will even scheduled extra time with you just for this reason!

Our massage table sheets will withstand repeated washings with proper care. Be sure to pre-treat stains before laundering, especially stains resulting from oil-based products. Wash in warm water with mild detergent and tumble dry on low heat.

Premium Microfiber Sheets:

Available in White, Natural, Dark Chocolate and Ocean.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Do Your Clients Dare To Be Bare? We Can Help!

So, it is summer, and everyone wants to be bare...have you noticed an increase of waxing services in your salon? I am sure you have - judging by the amount of wax, wax supplies, and wax pre- and post- products that have been flying out of our warehouse!

What about your clients who are nervous, or really hate to be waxed....but are still looking for that smooth, beach ready skin? We have the perfect products for you! Some for men, some for women, some for both...check them out below!

For Her:

Bare Ease Cream / 0.3 oz
Created by a doctor who specializes in pain management, BareEase cream uses 4% Lidocaine (the highest concentration available without a prescription) to numb the skin and reduce pain. Ideal for targeted areas like the lips and brows.

Bare Ease Prep Kit For Advanced Numbing
Your hair removal clients will love you for offering BareEase Prep Kits! Clients wishing to reduce the pain associated with bikini area hair removal will appreciate this ouchless option. These one-of-a-kind kits include the following:

  • 1 latex panty
  • 1 tube of lidocaine pain-relieving cream
  • 1 pamphlet with directions for how to apply the cream.

For Him:

Numb Nuts is for the temporary relief of pain associated with minor skin irritations due to groin area hair removal. Doctor Formulated with Aloe For Pain Associated with Hair Removal. Designed for minimizing the pain associated with male hair removal (eg: waxing or laser) Non-Oily, moisturizing aloe-based lotion for quick absorption on skin.

Him or Her - Works Either Way!

No Scream Cream eases the discomfort of waxing as much as 50-90%. No Scream Cream brings users a topical anesthetic that alleviates exhausting wax-related pain. This formula doesn't interfere with standard wax formulas. Gentle, Safe, natural formula numbs waxing area for a painless experience and is ideal for all skin types. No Scream Cream is applied by the client 30-45 minutes prior to waxing. 1 oz. (28.4 grams).
  • Gentle, smooth formula goes on easy
  • Wax pain free for the first time!
  • Natural, safe formula
  • Compatible with all wax formulas
  • Suitable for all skin types
Why are these products great for you and your business? All are intended to be applied prior to waxing services - making them the PERFECT retail products for your clients! By simply selling 1 tube to 5 clients per day, you can see your profits increase by $5,000 or more!

What other retail products do you offer your waxing clients?

Friday, July 10, 2015

Sunscreen - Not Just for Skin

When you hear sunscreen, I'm sure you and a lot of your clients automatically associate it with protecting the skin. I came across an interesting article recently that addressed if UV rays can damage nails. The answer was quite surprising! Frequent exposure to the sun can actually have damaging effects on nails which could potentially be permanent. This in part is due to the fact that the skin in the nail bed is very sensitive and thin.

Do you have any products that can help protect your client's skin from the damaging effects of UV rays? If not, we have a great product from Orly that you can incorporate in your manicures, especially during the summer months! 

Orly Sunscreen for Nails is a great UV Protection Top Coat that protects nails from UV Rays. This polish can be incorporated into your manicures, or even retailed to your clients!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Psoriasis and You

August is Psoriasis awareness month, a perfect time to market your services to a specific clientele. It may sound odd, but there may be people out there unaware of how you can help them deal with their Psoriasis. You have an amazing opportunity to create a life long relationship with a group of people who will be thankful for your expertise and relief!

Psoriasis can be a painful and embarrassing for those who suffer from it. Many may not even realize how a trip to the spa can benefit them.  To start, a relaxing day at the spa is something everyone can and should benefit from.  Advertising how you can help them mentally AND physically is key.

Mud treatments are excellent for those who suffer from psoriasis. The minerals in the mud can be  soothing on sensitive skin. Something like the Raw Alaska Glacial Mineral Mud is an excellent choice for those with skin conditions such as psoriasis. It is the most mineral rich mud on the market today. It is gentle and hydrating yet it still draws impurities out of the skin - an amazing combination for sensitive skin! If you don't offer any mud treatments, August is a great time to add it to your facial and body treatment menu! Be sure to have retail items made with clients with issues like psoriasis and roseacia in mind like Alchimie Forever. Every product in this line was created for these clients!

Massage is also an excellent way to help relieve mental and physical stress psoriasis sufferers may deal with. Using a gentle hydrating base like shea butter is popular for psoriasis clients. 

Dead Sea minerals have been found to be beneficial as well. A dead sea salt or mud in a body wrap is a great menu option to feature in August! As always, be sure to have supporting retail items available to show the client after their treatment!

Pick one or two services to market specifically to psoriasis suffers. you may be surprised at the life long relationships created!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Just a Fraction of Coconut Oil, Please!

If you haven't noticed our Just Added section of our site yet, you're definitely missing out! We are constantly adding new products each day, and I love seeing the latest offerings we have. My new favorite that we just got in is our Fractionated Coconut Oil by Soothing Touch. I know that coconut oil is definitely a craze that's gained quite the popularity over the past years in the beauty industry, but did you know that there are two different types? I'm sure you're used to using products that contain virgin coconut oil. Have you heard of fractionated coconut oil? It's exactly how it sounds, but with even more beautifying benefits! I'll explain why below!..

Fractionated coconut oil is processed differently than regular coconut oil. The reason being is that the oil has been through hydrolysis then steam distilled to remove the long chain triglycerides. As a result, only the medium chain triglycerides are left which makes for a highly saturated oil. This means the oil is even more abundant in antioxidants and its natural disinfecting effects! Unlike virgin coconut oil, which solidifies in colder temperatures, fractionated coconut oil remains in liquid form. This is great for use as a massage oil, and to blend with essentials oils or even for use in handmade lotions and soaps. Another plus is that this type of oil has a longer shelf life and stability which makes it cost effective for your business.

If you're in need of a new oil for your spa, I highly recommend trying out our Soothing Touch Fractionated Massage Coconut Oil on your clients! It is paraben free and unscented so you can customized the oil to whichever scent your client prefers. Unlike virigin coconut oil, this oil does not leave a greasy feel either. I promise your clients will love it!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Nail Insider: CND's Fall 2015 Contradictions Collection

Ok, 4th of July is a show of hands, who is ready for fall? No one? REALLY? 

I am just kidding, summer has only just begun....but that doesn't mean you should ignore the upcoming fall season either! Now is the time for you to prep your business for the fall, and the easiest way to do so is scoop up the newest CND Collection for Fall 2015 - the Contradictions Collection! Textures & tones collide for a contrasting elegance: Leather & lace, street & chic, metal & pearl. Turn up the contrast. Unexpected. Dynamic. Daring.

While you are at it, don't forget to browse Pure Spa Direct for all of your salon supply and product needs!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Wet Brushes!

My girlfriend loves these. The customer service girls love these. And our customers love these -- because we sell them like crazy every day! My personal favorite is the Metallic Green. They even have a wet brush for men!... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Wet Brush selection HERE!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sunscreen 101

Summer is in full swing, and many of your clients will be out swimming, hiking, vacationing and enjoying the warmth outside! While everyone knows they need to protect their skin, and sunblock is a highly effective solution, are your clients educated on the different types of sunblock? We have a broad range of skin protection at Pure Spa Direct to choose from! See the different types below.

Many sunscreens work by either absorbing, reflecting, or scattering light. Some use chemicals that combine with the skin to protect it from UV rays while others use naturally occurring minerals. I'm sure you have a variety of different clients who are sensitive to chemicals and are looking for a more natural solution to protect their skin from the sun, while others are content with the more traditional, chemical based sunblocks they know and love. Either way, why not carry a variety of types to retail in your spa? You'll be protecting your clients from damaging their skin while increasing profits for your business during the summer months!

Classic Sunscreen

The first type of sunscreen I'm sure most of your clients are familiar with is classic, or chemical based sunscreen. Classic sunscreens use chemically active ingredients that are designed to absorb and dissipate UVA/UVB rays. We have a great selection to choose from!

Our Advanced Sun Resistance SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Formula from June Jacobs is a great, high end sunscreen your clients will love. Paraben and preservative free, this blend of full spectrum chemical UV protectors is specially designed to protect delicate skin from sunburn and UV damage. 

Another great traditional sunscreen is our Sun Therape Moisturizer with SPF 35. It provides super absorbent hydration while helping to repair and protect skin from UVB and UVA exposure. The bonus is that it's also formulated with Pharmagel's exclusive Photosome Reconstructive Complex which can help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your clients! 

Mineral Sunscreen

The other type of sunscreen is mineral based, which uses active ingredients like Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide to scatter and reflect UVA/UVB rays. This is ideal for your clients who are prefer to use more naturally derived products on their skin.

One of our best selling mineral based sunscreen is our BurnOut 18.6% Zinc Oxide Sunblock. I love it! It's great for clients who have sensitive skin. Generally, mineral based sunscreens go on chalky or white, but this formula goes on clear. It's also biodegradable, ocean-safe, petroleum-free and paraben-free!

Another great chemical-free sunscreen we carry is Our SPF 30 Sunblock by Ayur-Medic Skincare. Derived of nano zinc oxide, linoleic acid, glycine and tocopheryl acetatet, it uses the latest nano-technology to protect the skin from premature aging caused by exposure to UV light. 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Top Male Services!

It's no secret that the demand for men's services has been on a steady rise for quite some time. It was interesting to see a survey of the most poplar services among "millennial men" - ages 18-35. A survey done by the International SPA Association found that 47% of spa goers are men; almost half now!

Men are going in for more than just a cut, shave or massage.  Cosmetic procedures, facials and manicures are popular with this age group. Also popular, at 52% of the men surveyed, are anti aging treatments, acne and skin hydration issues.

For this age group, the stigma of the spa being too girly for guys has long passed. They understand the importance of taking care of their skin and the importance of quality products to use at home.

With that being said, are you offering more than just cuts and shaves specifically marketed towards men? By adding an essential oil such as cedarwood to a treatment can give it a more manly touch.

Be sure to offer male specific retail products, they will trust your recommendations rather than wandering around the drug store or using a bar of soap on their face! Here are some of the most popular men's products at spas and salons across the world:

The Grooming Lounge - a phenomenal line created by barbers for men! From hair care to shaving, the guys will love the packaging and ease of use!

Tao Of Man - from cleansers to eye cream and simple packaging, you can't go wrong. There is even a 3 in 1 that is a cleanser, an aftershave, and a moisturizer - perfect for guys who don't want to spend much time on their skin care regimen!

Don't forget the wraps, robes, and slippers for your guys too!

Friday, July 3, 2015

A Heater That Conditions Hair Too?!

I know, I know.. sounds like a contradiction and almost too good to be true, but Hot Tools has actually made this possible! We just got in the Hot Tools Conditioning Steam Setter, and what better time to get this in than the summer! I'm sure a lot of your clients are battling frizz with the warmer, more humid months, as well as dry and damaged hair from all the time spent at the beach during their summer getaways. 

Are you in need of a quick and easy service that will condition your clients hair while giving them those tousled, beachy summer curls they're looking for? This is definitely the right tool for your salon. The Conditioning Steam Setter conditions as it curls! A warm and moisturizing steam forms the curls, ensuring that hair is never exposed to the damaging, dry heat that more traditional irons have. Who needs more dry heat when your clients are already exposing their hair to the hot summer sun? This also comes with 14 jumbo rollers making this whole process quick and easy - the hair can set in 5-10 minutes. Have a client that's really on the go? You can achieve "The 30-Second Curl" by blow-drying their hair with rollers to evaporate the moisture faster. My favorite part?!.. it includes an Argan Conditioning Treatment and Thermal Protectant to protect the hair from heat damage. In need of revamping your retail section for summer? These are also perfect for retailing to your clients!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sleep Deprived Skin & How You Can Help

Sleep seems to be one of those things that takes the back burner these days. With work, school, family and more, the amount of time we sleep gets less and less. We all know sleep is essential for our health, it's important to remind clients that it is important for their skin as well.

When we sleep, our bodies slow down to repair and regenerate itself. While we are dreaming of white sandy beaches and winning the lottery, our skin is able to increase the production of collagen; making getting quality sleep very important to the health and appearance of our skin.

Sleep deprived skin can result in things like dark circles under the eyes, puffiness, dry or dehydrated skin as well as a variety of skin infections (lack of sleep weakens our immune system!)

Do you go over your client's sleeping habits/patterns on their intake form? Are you checking in with them to see how they are sleeping? Explaining to your clients the importance of sleep in direct relation to healthy skin will garner a great conversation! You not only show them you are thinking of them as a whole, you also have a good opportunity to offer quality retail items.

Depending on their sleep habits and needs, you can offer everything from relaxing essential oils, candles, sleep masks and music to help them unwind and get a good nights sleep. You can also take this time to offer sunblock, hydrating moisturizers and more!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Waxing Habits: How to Market to YOUR Clients

Recently, Waxing the City, a national franchise of waxing studios, polled 1,429 adults regarding their waxing habits. Their findings might be quite helpful to your spa or waxing business when trying to find the best marketing campaign for your clients. 

They found:
  • 90% of waxing clients are women
  • However, the numbers of men waxing is steadily increasing, with chest, back, eyebrow, and "manscaping" services being the most popular
  • 1 in 10 waxers get a Bikini or Brazilian wax
  • The largest share of Brazilians fell into the 18-24 age category
  • As women age, they focus on waxing the more visible areas (eyebrows, chin, lip)
  • Eyebrow waxing is the leading waxing service in the industry
What does this mean for your business? How you market your waxing services should be customized around your client demographic. If you see mostly younger clients coming in for waxing services, advertising your Brazilian and bikini services prominently will appeal to your clients. If your client base is an older crowd, you might want to focus more on the visible areas such as eye brow waxing. Also, if you are  seeing a larger male clientele, don't forget about them! 

If you are not offering waxing services at all - why not? Check out Pure Spa Direct for the largest selection of wax, waxing supplies, and waxing products. We even have some great waxing retail products that will help boost your profits even more!

Popular Facial Waxes
Elva Rose by Cirepil
Visage Facial Wax by Cirepil
Novatherm Hard Wax by Epillyss

Popular Body Waxes
Sensor Depilatory Gel by Epillyss
Forte Wax by Cirepil
Pomegranate Jojoba Ultra Film Wax by Mancine

Popular Bikini/Brazilian Waxes
Blue Wax by Cirepil
Intimate 4 Stripless Wax by Cirepil
Strawberry Hot Wax by Mancine