Monday, August 31, 2015

Aha! The Bra!

Get your bras here! Disposable bras were a hit last week. I get it - wear 'em and throw 'em away. I wish I had that luxury with my socks! Anyways, the most popular were Black in the L/XL size... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Intrinsic Disposable Bra selection HERE!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Top 3 Tools of the Trade Every Skin Care Pro Needs!

I just read a great article in SkinInc about the 3 Tools of the Trade Every Skin Pro Needs. When I saw the article, I started guessing to myself - oh! a steamer! definitely a lamp! microderm abrasion? oxygen facial?

Then I read the article...and realized I was right and oh so wrong! According to SkinInc, the 3 Tools Every Skin Pro Needs are....

#1: Magnifying Lamp or Headset
Ok, this one was almost easy. My second guess. But why is it so important? Analyzing your client's skin is the #1 job you have...after all, how can you treat it if you don't know what is going on with it? I fully support the necessity of a good Mag Lamp. Pure Spa Direct has a massive selection of Mag Lamps to fit any budget - so make sure you have the tools you need!

#2: A Professional Uniform
While this was NOT one of my initial guesses, as soon as I read it, I definitely mentally facepalmed. OF COURSE you want to look the part! When you look clean and put together, clients will trust you! Your clients MUST trust you if you will be working on their skin - but will they trust you enough to purchase retail from you as well? Pure Spa Direct offers some of the most beautiful and functional Spa Uniforms on the market today!

#3: Products That Go the Distance
WOW what a powerful one! In order to be successful, retailing is key! You can perform the most incredible facials, but without follow up at home, your clients will not see the results they are hoping for. Choosing your product lines very carefully is key! Pure Spa Direct offers 3 high-end product lines from around the world:

June Jacobs - Made in New York, this line is featured in high end spas and hotels around the world. They are plant-based and free of preservatives!

Alchimie Forever - Formulated by dermatologists in Switzerland who have 20+ years of clinical experience and use the most potent antioxidants. This line is effective at delivering visible results for youthful skin!

Control Corrective - This line is all about transformation! Made in California, there are different collections that are color coded to make merchandising easier for your clients!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

New from Hempz!

Browsing the "Just Added" section of our site is my favorite things to do! Who doesn't like look at new products? If you haven't already, I highly recommend you do that in your free time (or right now!) especially with the seasons rapidly changing. Have you considered adding any new products for fall to your spa? I was excited to see new products from Hempz on our just added section. Made with all natural ingredients and 100% pure natural hemp seed oil, it can be a fun addition to your retail shelf! Hemp can be a key ingredient in products for hair care and skin care, as hemp seeds are rich in Vitamins E, C, B1, B2, B3 and B6. They are also a great source of essential fatty acids which are beautifying properties! Check out the new body moisturizers in two new delicious scents from Hempz we just got in below:

Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer - Blushing Grapefruit & Raspberry Creme

How amazing does this sound? Formulated with shea butter, ginseng and other natural extracts, this lotion can help calm, soothe and condition the skin.

Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer - Sweet Strawberry Creme & Brown Sugar 

This moisturizer also comes in a sweet strawberry creme scent.. yum! The attractive hot pink bottle will really make this stand out on your retail display.

Friday, August 28, 2015

New Mega Cases For Spas & Salons at Low Low Prices!

You know one of my favotire things about Pure Spa Direct is that we try to make everything easy for salon and spa owners, and one of the ways we do that is by offering the products you use every day in case packs for conveneince and cost savings.

Pure Spa Direct just added a new line of Wood Products for Salons and Spas....and no, I am not talking about Wood Furniture. I mean Waxing Applicators, Cuticle Sticks, Cosmetic Testers, Wooden Scoops, Cotton Applicators...

Check Out Xen Stix for great savings on all of those wood items you use once and then throw away! These wood items are packed in ideal case packs for busy salons and spas, at price points you won't be able to pass up. Check out my favorites below!

Large Waxing Sticks / Case of 5,000

Eye / Lip Applicators - 3.5" Long / Case of 20,000

6" Cotton Tip Applicator with Wood Handle / Case of 10,000

Don't delay - order up today!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Are Your Clients Hurting?

Drastic statement, I know. However drastic it sounds, is it true? When clients are coming in for abrasive type treatments such as microdermabrasion, laser treatments or peels, their skin tends to be extra sensitive afterwards. Are you using and offering calming products for these clients?

Having effective and affordable products to offer clients to help ease irritation/sensitivity will be a big hit.

Here are some facialist favorites that are always flying out of the warehouse, which ones have you tried?

Alchimie Forever Afterlase Soothing Body Milk
Alchimie Forever Gentle Cream Cleanser
Control Corrective - Sensitive Skin Cleansing Milk
Control Corrective - Sulfur Calming Mask
Control Corrective - Sensitive Skin Tonic With Aloe
Control Corrective - Botanical Soothing Cream SPF30
Ayur-Medic Skincare Calming

Take a look at the sample packs from Control Corrective; a great way to introduce this amazing line to your clients!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Beauty Trends: Charcoal!

I recently came across an interesting article on the latest Beauty Trends of 2015. One trend on the list in particular that I was surprised to see make the cut is charcoal! I'm sure you don't automatically associate charcoal with beauty, but this carbon residue actually has a plethora of beautifying benefits for the skin. Here's why!

Often made from bamboo, charcoal helps to absorbs toxins and other impurities from the skin, which in turn helps to keep it clean and free from harmful substances. While soap tends to leave a residue, charcoal has natural ingredients which can be beneficial to the skin's barrier. Charcoal works like a magnet on the skin, attracting toxins and dirt which leaves the skin clean and glowing!

If you're in need of a new service to add to your clients, why not get on this latest beauty trend? We have an amazing Charcoal Collagen Mask that also contains marine collagen, which increases hydration and preserves healthy skin. It's a win-win situation for both you and your clients - trendy, purifying, and youth-defying - a great facial service for your spa!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hair Salons, Don't Get Burned - Protect Your Stations with Heat-Resistant Styling Station Mats

You've spent so much time, effort, and money creating your salon space to be absolutely perfect....don't let your beautiful furniture be ruined by your heat tools of the trade! Pure Spa Direct just added the perfect product to solve this problem Heat-Resistant Station Mats!

Made from durable silicone, this stylish mat offers surface counter protection from hot flat irons and curling irons making it a perfect addition to any professional hair stylist kit or workstation. Heat resistant up to 500°F. These mats are available in either black or pink, so you can choose your style!


  • Measurements: 10.75 inch x 6.75 inch (273.1 mm x 171.5 mm)
  • Material: Silicone
  • Packaging: Individually Wrapped
  • 10 Mats per Pack
If you don't have 10 stations, never fear! These are also great for retailing, so your clients can protect their counter tops at home!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Gauze Facial Masks Scare Me!

Gauze facial masks were the talk of the town last week. To me they look like some scary Halloween masks, but I'm sure they have other uses... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Gauze Facial Mask selection HERE!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Sweet Transition From Summer to Fall!

As the end of summer quickly approaches, spas are rounding out the last of the fresh, fruity treatments before transitioning into the cozy fall ones. Why not throw in something sweet to end the season off with some orange (summer feel, fall color!) centered treatments. There are so many awesome orange products, it doesn't matter what service(s) you offer, you can find great products!

Here are some favorites in all sorts of categories!

For facials:
Use a vitamin c ampoule before a mask or as the glide for use with a skin scrubber!

For body treatments:
Make your own masks, scrubs or peels! Orange peel and peeling powder are great for improving the texture and color of the skin due to all that lovely vitamin c. They also make great astringents

For nails:
Aside from the obvious orange polish and slippers/toe separators, you can add some orange essential oils to soaks, use orange peel or peeling powder to make scrubs or masks. Try out a La Palm Orange Marine Mask, salt glow, or lotion.

For massage:
Try out an orange scented lotion or add some essential oil to a carrier oil!

For everyone:
Have some orange essential oil or candles in the treatment room, offer orange teas, have orange robes and headbands.

You may also consider having a sale on orange retail items when client's purchase an orange treatment! Be creative!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Rose Quartz - Stone of Love and Light

Rose quartz is one of my favorite crystals, as it is usually known as the stone of love and light! I was excited to see the new Rose Quartz Tealight Candle Holder in the "Just Added" section of our site. Rose quartz is a translucent pink crystal and is said to be the stone of unconditional love as it opens the heart chakra. It is also said to attract love and bring a sense of calm and peacefulness to a room. The soothing energy of Rose Quartz can also help heal a broken heart!

If you're looking to revamp your spa and add little charming touches to each room, I'm sure your clients will love the look of this beautiful tealight candle! You can place a small pillar candle or a tealight candle within. Each candle holder is a unique piece, varying in size and shape from all others as it is carved from a natural piece of crystal. In love with them yet? Get them while you can, as these beautifully unique candle holders are made in limited batches are only available while supplies last! I'm sure you'll clients will fall in love, too. Did I mention these are great for retailing?!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Star-Pil Pro Roll-On Wax Warmers are a Dream!

Hey Speed-Waxers - this one's for you!

Pure Spa Direct just added the entire Star-Pil line of wax - but even more exciting are their awesome Roll-On Wax Warmers!

Available in Single, Double, and Triple versions, these wax warmers are a speed-waxers dream! I am told that the best way to speed wax is using roll-on cartridges, so why not use the amazing Star-Pil Wax while you are at it? Check them out below:

Starpil Pro Roll-On Wax Warmer - Single / Cordless

  • Ideal for use with Roll-On wax
  • Red light indicates unit is on
  • Green light indicates wax is ready
  • 110-220 volt standards
  • 1 year warranty

  • Ideal for use with Roll-On wax
  • 2 cordless warmers
  • Red light indicates unit is on
  • Green light indicates wax is ready
  • 110-220 volt standards
  • 1 year warranty
  • Ideal for use with Roll-On wax
  • 3 cordless warmers
  • Red light indicates unit is on
  • Green light indicates wax is ready
  • 110-220 volt standards
  • 1 year warranty

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fun Fall Body Wrap Idea - Gingersnaps!

Yes, it's that time already! Fall is quickly approaching and many clients are looking at their fall menus. Aside from the awesome pumpkin and cranberry ideas, here's one that may surprise and delight your clients.

Ginger Body Wrap  - includes a scrub, wrap and moisturizer!

For the scrub:
In a large rubber mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup of Organic Sucanat Sugar, 2 teaspoons honey powder, 3 drops sweet almond oil and 3 drops of cinnamon essential oil. Place the bowl in a mud warmer, hot towel cabinet or even a stainless bowl filled with hot water.

For the wrap:
In a large rubber mixing bowl, combine 3 tablespoons rhassoul clay, 1 teaspoon ginger root powder, 1 teaspoon clove powder and 2 teaspoons honey powder. Add in 1 tablespoons of water and mix well. If the mix is too dry, add a little more water until the desired consistency. Place the bowl in a warmer.

For the moisturizer:
In a small mixing bowl or beaker, mix 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil, 3 drops lemon essential oil, 1 drop ginger essential oil and 1 drop of clove essential oil. Place in a warmer.

There you go, perform the treatment as you normally do! As always, you can offer ginger snacks and teas! Have some sample sized jars available to give the client any left over moisturizer!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Never Run Out of Cirepil Blue Wax Again!

Does it seem like you can NEVER order emough Cirepil Blue wax, or that you are always running low? We have the PERFECT solution - the Cirepil Blue Wax MEGA Bag: 132.3 oz!

This stripless wax is the leading wax for face, underarm, bikini, and Brazilian waxing services, and by purchasing in bulk, you save over 13% over ordering the smaller bags!

Scoop up your wax today, and never run out again! While you are checking that out - head over to Pure Spa Direct and get your bulk wax sticks for less than 2 pennies each!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Roll Out In Style with NEW Makeup Cases by TruCase

It's essential to be fully equipped for your clients if you're a business owner on the go. Why not do it in style? I'm super excited for the new makeup carts bu TruCase that just arrived! There are a variety of styles to choose from. Aside from aesthetically stylish, these carts have large compartments for all of your supply needs! It can be annoying to lug around all of your beauty tools, but these cases make it easier for you. See what I mean below!
  • Expandable trays with dividers for all of your supply needs!
  • Comfortable and heavy duty handle for added comfort 
  • Entire interior tray storage section is removable allowing to setup on any table or location - that's a huge plus!
  • Obviously adorable and stylish ;)

Check out my favorite styles below:

4-Tiers Expandable Trays Roll Top Pink Crocodile Professional Makeup Beauty Train Case

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Toe Rope

Allow me to introduce Toe Rope. Quite popular last week so I looked into it a bit. The name made me think it was something crazy from 50 Shades of Gray, but it is not. It's used for separating toes during a pedicure! Who knew? And how clever! It also comes in a cool little dispenser box and within the box they're all rolled up. Looks pretty cool to me... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Toe Rope selection HERE!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Extra Extra! What Extras Do YOU Use To Gain Your Clients' Loyalty?

It's no secret, especially in this industry that it is the little things that are important. So much so that your client retention can depend on those little things. Offering little extras to your clients can mean the difference between them coming back to you, or seeing what your competition is doing.

Everyone wants and likes to feel special, your clients are especially. You are in a unique position to make them feel beautiful inside and out. I've mentioned before that showing your clients you care about them as a person, can be the difference between a spa hopper and a life long relationship.

It could be something as little gifts like a sample from the amazing Control Corrective line! (pick items tied into the services they come in for or retail items!), client appreciation days/specials even something as complimentary Eco-Fin treatments! Pay attention to your conversations with clients, note important events or likes on their profile or service card. The key is to make sure you look over the profile card BEFORE they come in for the appointment. Bring up whatever it is during your conversation, they will be impressed you "remembered". If they have an event or something they are excited for coming up, offer a complimentary add on, retail item (even a few sample packs or mini nail polish if you don't want to offer full size gifts) or even a coupon off their next visit.

I know most salons/spas offer complimentary beverages, how is your presentation? I love seeing drink dispensers that are on the fancier or unique looking side. The Vitajuwel line is beautiful, unique and comes elegantly packaged making a great presentation if you decide to retail them!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Are You Losing Money?

Scary thought for a business owner! Don't fear though, we're here to help! Check out these awesome bulk items just added (you really need to check this section as often as possible, there is always something new!) to the Pure Spa Direct product family!

Starting with one that may not seem exciting at first, but I have a long list of clients who have been searching for this in bulk packs!

Triple X Premier Pedicure Effervescent Tablets  - 1,250 Pieces 
-a quick example of why this is more exciting than it seems: some of the 100 packs cost around $.50 per tablet while these are $.06 per tablet!

Here are some of the others:

Check out all of the ways to save by buying in bulk!

Friday, August 14, 2015

HOT HOT HOT - The Hangover Beauty Trend?

I was reading an article this morning (see it HERE) that was discussing one of the hottest beauty trends in Japan right now - referred to as the "Hangover Beauty Trend." At first, my thought was "Whaaaaaaa?" As I read a bit further though, it started to make a bit of sense....maybe.

The Japanese trend is known as "me no shita chiiku," or for those who aren't fluent in Japanese, "undereye blush." Yes, the trend may cause girls to look a bit sickly, with red-rimmed eyes, but I am kind of on board with the theory behind it. Younger girls are flocking to this trend, because applying rosy blush under the eyes gives a much more youthful impression, rather than the more mature, chiseled look of applying blush in a traditional angle under the cheekbones. In a world where kids are no longer kids, and everyone is growing up so fast, I love that they are embracing the more youthful look!

Another added benefit is that applying blush under the eyes helps mask undereye bags or dark circles. Who couldn't use a bit of help in that department?

Overall, I tend to doubt this is a trend that is going to pick up much steam in the US, but who knows - those Japanese women sure do know something about skin care and makeup, right? Have you seen or heard of this trend before? Let me know your thoughts below - and check out Pure Spa's huge selection of makeup and cosmetics....just in case some of your clients want you to apply undereye blush for them!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Crystal Meditation: Selenite

I absolutely love the healing power of crystals and their magical energy. My current favorite is Selenite. They are white in color, and named after the Greek goddess of the moon, Selene. This beautiful crystal is said to remove energy blocks within a room which can bring a sense of tranquility to your spa. 

If you're looking to add new healing products to your spa, or even new, unique items to retail, we have a variety of Selenite products to choose from! If you're looking to enhance your spa services, try our Selenite Crystal Wand Set. This unique wand is perfect for deep tissue and acupressure modalities. It can also be used in rolling techniques or for heat therapy! Selenite stones can be warmed with dry heat or used at room temperature. This will certainly relax your clients and bring a great energy to the room during the spa service!

For space and energy clearing, you can also burn white candles in our Selenite Natural Candleholder. When lit up, it almost looks like liquid light! Your clients will be impressed by their beauty as well as the sense of serenity they bring. Check out all of our Selenite products here!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

When Gel Polish Goes Bad...

You can't just add thinner to thickened Gel Polish like you can with nail polish... arrrrgh! Or can you? Well, maybe not normal polish thinner, but now there are non-solvent thinners for Gel Polish. Yeaaaaah, your thick CND Shellac, Gelish, OPI Gelcolor, LeChat, IBD Just Gel and all the others CAN be thinned out. Wooo hooooo!

First, there is Gelos... the Revolutionary Non-Solvent Gel Thinner + Gel Polish Thinner by LeChat by LeChat. Gelos™ [pronounced "Gel-loose"] is a revolutionary non-solvent gel and gel polish thinner. No more wasting product or money. With our new Gelös™ Gel Thinner, use with any gel polish or traditional gel to extend the life of your product. Packaged in 1 oz. bottle with dropper.

  • Restores ANY gel or gel polish that has thickened while maintaining its original curing time
  • Thin out any viscous sculpting gels
  • Allows for easier application of your favorite gels
  • Maximize the use of all soak off and non soak off UV/LED curable gels
  • Packaged with dropper for accurate usage

Next, we have Gel Polish Thinner by Glam and Glits. Restores thick gel polish to it's original consistency for easy flow application. Size: 2 oz. Made in the USA. Instructions: Add 2-3 drops to ANY BRAND OF GEL POLISH. Shake well after each drop. Add more drops as needed.

Both are similarly priced. Either choice is great and both brands can save hundreds of dollars of thickened gel polish for just pennies per gel polish rescue!

See them here:

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Depimiel... Depilatory Wax ACTUALLY from Brazil! just added a great line of natural depilatory waxes that are made in Brazil from a company called Depimiel. Yep, you can finally offer Brazilian waxing services with Brazilian wax!

Depimiel specializes in the development and production of depilatory hair removal products. As one of the top-rated depilatory producers in Latin America with more than twenty years of experience, Depimiel is committed to offering the highest quality depilatory products with the best raw materials.

Depimiel offers:

  1. Hard Waxes (strpless wax) in cans, trays and boxes
  2. Soft Waxes (strip wax) in cans and roll-ons.

See them Here:

In addition to being amazingly effective natural products, the price point is terrific too compared to high end foreign waxes and even "bargain brand" American waxes.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Cooool Eye Masks!

These Cooling Blue Gel Eye Masks were a hot item last week. Or should I say a "cool" item! Nothing better than putting one of these on after a hot day. And the best part - they're on sale!... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Cooling Blue Gel Eye Mask HERE!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Starpil Blue Azulene - The Perfect Brazilian Wax!

Pure Spa Direct is now carrying the "Original European Wax Formula" - Starpil Blue Azulene! This blue hard wax is made from beeswax and high-quality resins, making this an ideal wax for Brazilians! This stripless formula was designed to remove hair as short as 1 mm, and it less painful than soft waxes.

Starpil Blue Azlene Stripless Wax melts at a low temperature, and cools quickly, allowing for fast application. This wax is not only ideal of Brazilian services, but is also very effective for males chest waxing, full leg services, and all full body treatments.

Product Benefits:

  • Application at low temperature
  • No strips needed for removal
  • Does not break or crack
  • Less painful than strip wax
  • Pulls hairs as short as 1mm
  • Ideal for Brazilian bikini waxing
  • 1 Kg. (2.2 Lbs.) of Bag of Blocks X 4 Bags = 4 Kg. (8.8 Lbs.) Case
  • 8.8 Lbs. equal to 10 cans that are 14 ounces.
View the full Starpil Line Here: 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Hot Nail Treatment in 5 Delicious Scents!

Nail salons are filled with so many scents - not all of them pleasant. Some of our favorites, though, are the deliciously-scented cuticle oils from StarNail! Available in 5 amazing scents, this cuticle oil is perfect for use during manicures, pedicures, and after all enhancement services. Pick your favorite scent, or customize your services with coordinating scents!

Available In 5 Delicious Scents:

Friday, August 7, 2015

Make Your Clients More Comfortable for Under $15!

I am terrible about getting my hair cut on a regular basis. Just awful - I will go months and months without a hair cut. So this weekend, I finally got my hair cut, and was thinking - the shampoo is, by far, my favorite part of the whole experience. Someone else washing my hair, sitting back, relaxing, with my eyes closed....and the girl who washed my hair gave the most amazing scalp massage!

The salon I went to this time has wonderfully comfortable tilting shampoo units, but usually, being the tiny girl that I am, my neck is so uncomfortable that I can't even enjoy my scalp massage! Do your clients experience this? What if you could make even a comfortable shampoo a little more comfortable for your clients?

Pure Spa just added some great new shampoo bowl neck rests that can do just that! For less than $15, you can take even a great shampoo experience and enhance it! Just think - if your clients are even more comfortable at your salon, what can that mean in additional revenue for your business? Aside from selling more retail products (clients who are more comfortable and have a better experience buy more!), your clients just might consider booking their next appointment a little sooner - which means over time, they will come to you for more services! Who would have thought something so small could have such a great effect on your business?

Check out our favorite, low-cost neck rests below:

Gel Neck Rest - $7.20

Deluxe Gel Neck Rest - $13.20

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Ceramic Nail Drill Bits from PROTOOL USA are AMAZING!

All nail professionals have used the carbide steel nail drills in both silver and gold... they are the nail industry standard. Now there is something better! Professional bits made from super hard / durable Ceramic... just like those super sharp ceramic knifes used by Professional Chefs.


  • Ceramic bits, for all intents and purposes, are sharper than steel
  • Extremely strong composition which allows for the sharpest edges.
  • Ceramic bits are non-porous and impervious to corrosive items, such as acids, and salts.
  • They won’t dull easily.
  • They are almost impossible to stain.
  • Easy to sanitize.
See them all here:

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

You Keep Me Hangin' On... New Japanese 3D Nail Jewelry - Dangling Charms!

It is as simple a drilling a little hole the right distance from the edge for the clip on's (or breaking out the nail glue for the glue on's) and voila... your clients are ready to wear our new dangling charms Japanese nail jewelry. The clip on charms can be removed or changed to meet a client's daily style in seconds!

They are a perfect Retail offering for you clients... low cost, they don't take up much space, you can mark them up 50%, 100% or MORE... and clients LOVE THEM!

See the whole Japanese 3D Nail Jewelry - Dangling Charms Collection Here or click the picture you like below: