Showing posts with label 14 day manicure. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 14 day manicure. Show all posts

Friday, December 20, 2013

JUST IN! Spring CND Shellac and Vinylux - The Open Road Collection

Here in the Northeast, temperatures have been COLD....but things are heating up in nail salons across the country with the new release of the CND Open Road Collections! Available in both Shellac and Vinylux, plus a BONUS Additives kit, this collection is sweet and pretty....and makes me want to go on a road trip! Check them out below:

Shellac



Vinylux



Additives


Which is your favorite? I am definitely digging Sage Scarf!!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Get Your Order In! CND Shellac Fall 2013 Colors Now Available for Pre-Order!

Fall is ALMOST here! I don't know about you, but I absolutely love the fall and all the new nail polish colors that come along with it!! I tend to keep my nails dark all year round, so when new colors come out, it is super exciting! The new CND Shellac Fall Forbidden Collection are a group of deep, rich, and romantic colors. Explore the darker side of romance for fall!


The new CND Shellac Fall Collection features 6 perfect for fall colors:

  • Blue Rapture
  • Burnt Romance
  • Dark Dahlia
  • Night Glimmer
  • Steel Gaze
  • Tinted Love

Pre-Order them now to ensure you don't miss out on this exciting collection! They will be available to ship mid- late August.

Don't forget to stock up on all your other CND Shellac items, as well as everything you need for your nail services here at Pure Spa Direct! =)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


Friday, February 15, 2013

Your Gel Polish services can now be even more profitable!

Universal Top Coat - high-gloss shine,
durable formula, for a fraction of the cost!
Star Nail's Eco-Systems Universal Top Coat just made your Gel Polish services even more profitable!

The entire nail industry knows how big Gel Polish Services are right now. I am sure most, if not all, nail technicians have already identified that while these services are the most popular services around, they are also more expensive to perform. A bottle of Gel Polish color is roughly 4x more expensive than traditional nail polish, and the base and top coats are just as, if not more, expensive.

Not any longer! Star Nail's Eco-Systems recently released a UNIVERSAL Top Coat - touted for use with ALL Brands of soak-off UV gels and hybrid polishes, this UV or LED-light cured top coat runs about the same price as a traditional top coat! Available in 2 sizes: 0.5 oz and larger, professional 2.5 oz size.

According to www.starnail.com:


  • Extreme high gloss finish 
  • Quick and easy application. Apply just like a polish and cure! 
  • Works with any LED or UV light 
  • Soaks off in minutes! 
  • Durable, long-lasting formula 
  • Get 5x MORE PRODUCT from ergonomic patented tilt bottle (compared to other 1/2 oz. brush-on formulas)
What are you waiting for? Scoop up your bottle today, and see the difference in your bottom line it makes!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Dreaming in Pretty Pastel Colors with Shellac's 2013 Spring Sweet Dreams Collection

In stock and shipping TODAY! CND embraced the beautiful pastels we often associate with spring in their new Sweet Dreams Collection for Shellac

A beautiful set of pretty pastel nails will
have your clients dreaming of spring...


Sweet and pretty, these colors make me think of wistful days gone by....picnics and pretty cotton dresses, warm days and cool breezes, and fields bursting with flowers. Your clients are sure to love them! Get ready for spring....today!

Friday, September 28, 2012

NOW IN STOCK! Shellac 2012 Fall Color Collection

Well, fall has FINALLY arrived....the leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and the new Fall Shellac Colors are available to ship! Pick them up at Pure Spa Direct today, and make your clients happy!


CND Shellac's 2012 Fall Color Collection features 6 AMAZING colors:


Your clients will be clamoring for new, warm, dark colors, and this collection is sure to be a hit! It features a little something for everyone, with a modern hint that will keep your clients coming back for more. 

For everything Shellac, visit the Pure Spa Direct Shellac Store: http://www.purespadirect.com/Hand-Nail-CND-Shellac-s/2455.htm

Or, check out the rest of Pure Spa Direct's 65,000+ items for all of your spa and salon needs: http://www.purespadirect.com/

Thursday, September 27, 2012

EXCITE YOUR CLIENTS with CND Additives TODAY!

Are your clients bored of the same old Shellac and Brisa colors? Are you tired of applying the same colors over and over again? Are you lusting to tap into your artistic side to create fabulous new nail designs using a cutting-edge new application method? Well, Pure Spa Direct has the answer!




NEW CND Additives!

Now you can offer your clients completely customized nail services using CND Additives Pigments and Effects. This is a collection of 12 cosmetic-grade pure pigments and lustrous effects that can be blended into any CND sculpting powder or gel, and can even be layered over CND Shellac

"Additives give Nail Professionals endless choices to artistically dazzle their clients - both figuratively and literally," says CND Co-founder, Jan Arnold.

By adding CND Additives to your repertoire, nail professionals everywhere can add value and creativity to their services. You can offer your clients unique and completely customized nail services, increasing your value as their nail professional, while feeding your client's chic fashion sense!


CND Pigments - luxurious colors in its purest form:
  • Yellow
  • Bright Red
  • Black
  • Medium Green


CND Pigment Effects - luminous, dramatic color with a hint of shimmer, sparkle or opalescence:
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Haute Pink
  • Antique Bronze
  • Violet Pearl
  • Titanium Pearl

CND Effectstranslucent, lustrous sparkles:
  • Pink Gold Sparkle
  • Green Gold Sparkle
  • Spectrum Sparkle



THE ART OF THE MIX
BLEND ADDITIVES INTO ANY 
CND SCULPTING POWDER OR GEL, LAYER OVER CND SHELLAC™ 
  • Liquid and Powder – Add a small amount of sculpting powder and a dash of desired Additives to an empty jar. Cap the jar and shake to blend thoroughly. Never mix more than 30% Additives to any powder blend. 
  • Gel – Add a small amount of gel to a mixing tray or jar, and a dash of desired Additives. Gently stir together using a spatula or an orangewood stick until thoroughly mixed. Use a slow, steady motion to avoid creating bubbles. Never mix more than 30% Additives to any gel blend. 
  • CND Shellac – Dip a dry brush into desired Additives and then lightly apply to uncured layer of Shellac. Cure for two minutes. Apply Shellac Top Coat to seal and protect the design and cure for two minutes.

**JUST ADDED - CND Additives Kits***




Check out the video below to see CND Additives in action, and get on your way to exciting your clients!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

'Tis The Season....for NEW SHELLAC COLORS! CND Shellac Holiday Duo IN STOCK NOW

Jingle bells, jingle bells....oh, sorry, I know its a bit early. I promise, though, I have a GREAT reason for singing holiday songs in September...the NEW SHELLAC HOLIDAY DUO is now IN STOCK at Pure Spa Direct! This LIMITED EDITION duo features 2 dazzling seasonal CND Shellac colors: Ruby Ritz, a gorgeous red glitter, and Tinsel Toast, a sparkling gold glitter...both perfect for the holidays (which are just around the corner!)

Scoop up this LIMITED EDITION duo now at Pure Spa Direct before the limited quantities are going....going....gone! While you are there, be sure to check out our full selection of CND Shellac, as well as the 65,000+ other items we offer to meet all of your spa and salon needs!

Friday, August 31, 2012

NEW From CND Shellac: CND Shellac Nourishing Remover

The newest addition to the CND Shellac line is the CND Shellac Nourishing Remover, available now at Pure Spa Direct in 8 oz and 32 oz bottles.

According to CND: "Building off CND Shellac’s convenient and gentle ten minute removal process, CND Shellac Nourishing Remover, out in September 2012, will reduce removal time to eight minutes. CND Shellac Nourishing Remover is infused with macadamia and Vitamin E oils to condition nails and softly remove color."

Gentler than acetone on the nails and skin, with added Macademia Oil and Vitamin E, CND Nourishing Remover sounds, well, nourishing! And shortening removal time from 10 minutes to 8 minutes is a great plus, too! I know 2 minutes does not sound like a lot of time, but if you do 10 removal services a day, you will save 20 minutes! How quickly the time adds up!

Will you stick with your current removal process, or check out the nourishing properties of CND Nourishing Remover?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The perfect start to the ultimate manicure experience... Warm Lotion


Any GOOD salon or spa service should really strive to transcend the actual service and become an experience for your clients... it is the key to repeat business. Often it is the simplest alteration to your normal protocol that can make that difference. A perfect example is the addition of a Lotion Warmer by FantaSea for your manicures. For under $16, you can turn the ordinary in to the extraordinary!

Lotion softens cuticles and conditions nails, BUT warm lotion makes it unforgettable! If you are feeling extra randy, splurge an extra dollar and get the Warm-O-Lotion Ultra Heater by Gena. It is extremely similar to the FantaSea unit (same size, same features: Multiple heat settings, Compact & easy to store, On/Off indicator light, Disposable lotion cups included). Either way, you can't go wrong... your clients will love it! Oh, and don't forget an extra supply of lotion cups!


Great year 'round, AMAZING during the cooler seasons!!!

Lotion Warmer by FantaSea (FSC-840):
http://www.purespadirect.com/Lotion-Warmer-FSC-840-p/vo-303164.htm

Lotion Warmer Cups / 25 Pack by Fantasea (FSC448):
http://www.purespadirect.com/Lotion-Warmer-Cups-25-Pack-FSC448-p/vo-302251.htm

Warm-O-Lotion Ultra Heater by Gena (GN-01023):
http://www.purespadirect.com/Warm-O-Lotion-Ultra-Heater-GN-01023-p/vo-302301.htm

Gena Oval Plastic Cups / 25 per Pack / 12 Pack Case (GN-01005):
http://www.purespadirect.com/Gena-Oval-Plastic-Cups-25-per-Pack-12-Pack-Cas-p/vo-224381.htm

Friday, April 22, 2011

Don't Just Push them, Remove Them!

Don't just push cuticles back, remove them! Star Nails Cuticle Remover is unbelievably effective and inexpensive! Cuticle Remover,by STAR NAIL is the your cuticles worst nightmare, and your clients dream product! The creamy pink formula is both appealing to the eye and soothing to the nail!


Available in 3 Different sizes, there is a size that meets everyones needs. The 1/2 oz. is perfect for personal and retail use, as well as small stations. The 2.5 oz. comes in the perfect bottle. The pretty round bottle has a slight slant on the bottom making application effortless. This bottle is small enough to fit at any station and pretty enough to leave out at all times. The 16 oz. is perfect for refilling the smaller sizes. Instead of purchasing the smaller bottles all the time you can just refill them with the 16 oz.

With all the cuticle removers out there, its hard to choose one. I have tried many different ones over the years and I have loved a lot of them. I would recommend many other Cuticle Remover along with Star Nail's, but the reason I felt the need to write about the Cuticle Remover by Star Nail is because I feel that it is the universal Cuticle Remover. It is trusted by Nail Techs and loved by clients! The rich and creamy formula is not harsh on the nail and makes the removal process quick and easy. It's not just the colors that is attractive - the price is also appealing. For such an effective product it's hard to believe that is priced so well. I absolutely love the formula of STAR NAIL Cuticle Remover!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 17 of Gelish Manicure - Shine & Color Still Going Strong

Hello all! I just wanted to give some personal feedback on my Gelish experience since we picked up this amazing nail line.

My Gelish manicure was done 17 days ago....and all 10 nails are still holding on strong! As you can see from my photo, the color has not faded, scratched or chipped. The color intensity and shine is still rich and glossy. Though this polish could go the 21 day distance, my nails are growing strong and fast with this product on! I do have some slight wear at the edges, BUT that is because some of my nails were extremely short at the time of the Gelish application. I've learned that capping the edges properly can be challenging when the clients' nails are extremely short. The nails that I am showing wear on were definitely not capped at the edges because they were only nubs at the time of application. The official Gelish trainer repeatedly stated that there were 2 points critical for Nail Pros to follow to ensure lasting Gelish manicures:
    1. Apply Base Coat as thin as possible. It should not be "slick or shiny" looking - it should look "orange peel shiny -- with texture". Overuse of base coat is the most common problem with applying Gelish. If you have slick shine BEFORE you cure, you have used too much foundation.

    2. CAP THE FREE EDGE WITH EVERY LAYER! Our recommendation is to cap the free edge first, then apply product to the nail bed. If you cap the free edge first, when you pull the color down the nail plate, you remove the bulb at the free edge. If you cap at the end, you risk leaving a bulb at the free edge.

Other than some grow-out (hey, I can't control how fast my nails grow, they thrive with Gelish!) my polish still looks great. At 17 DAYS! Under normal circumstances, I can't keep my polish looking this good for 7 days! It is still in tact, with a shine that looks like it was just applied. Definitely A++++, Gelish!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

CND Shellac 14 day Manicures = Profits For Salons & Bliss for Customers - Review by Rebeca

Shellac is like any salon polish application, the Shellac system features a Base Coat, Color Coat and Top Coat. Together with a UV Lamp, the system comprises a breakthrough in resilient color that remains flawless for two weeks and removes in 10 minutes. This has to be the most revolutionary offering for natural nail customers! Many want to know what the difference is between Shellac and gel manicures. Well, the Shellac gel hybrid does not require as much prep work to the nail... the process is just like a natural nail manicure with the exception of a UV cure with each coat. Shellac also soaks off quicker that other nail services.

What does this mean for Salons? IMO -- Shellac is a Gold Mine! Imagine being able to offer clients a nail polish that doesn't smudge, peel, dent, knick, or even chip for 14 days! When I asked some local nail salon patrons how they would feel about being offered this type of service, their responses were frenzied. They did not even inquire about the price, they just wanted to know what salon has it and how fast they could get there... they all became possessed with excitement! This is a VERY desirable service, and CND has done a great job of getting press and media to deliver the news to consumers; "the 14 day manicure is here". I am confident most women will find a Shellac manicure a staple service before vacations, holidays, meetings, weddings, reunions or any event in which they don't want to worry about touching up their polish. I am personally looking forward to traveling WITHOUT a big bag of leaky nail polishes and remover (that ALWAYS leaks all over my suitcase). This used to be unavoidable, because Pre-Shellac, my manis & pedis never stayed in tact for any trip over 2 days!

About my Shellac French Manicure:
My CND Shellac French manicure was done with 2 colors, Negligee (a transparent pink with a very subtle iridescent) and Cream Puff (the opaque white used for the tips). Now, I have to admit that I was a bit bummed at how clear the Negligee appeared. I have on 2 coats in this photo. A white on white manicure is my preferred choice (1 coat Essie Waltz and 1 coat Essie Marshmallow was my signature). For now, there is a limited color selection currently available from CND Shellac (with more coming out in November 2010), so Negligee was my only option... though I think Shellac Romantique might make for a good alternative to give more opacity, (I will try next time).

Retail -- Really -- YOU need to retail CND Solar Oil!
So far, on day two of my Shellac French Manicure, I have no nicks, chips or scratches. Just INSANELY shiny and healthy natural nails! A VERY important step to keeping the Shellac manicure looking great, is to have your clients apply Solar Oil every day! Solar Oil contains a luxe blend of natural Rice Bran oil, Jojoba oil, Vitamin E Oil and Sweet Almond oil to help restore and repair nails and cuticles for a healthy looking manicure. In addition, the act of massaging Solar Oil into the nails daily actually stimulates nail growth while the natural oils condition brittle nails and cuticles. Every time Solar Oil is applied, it totally revives the beauty of any manicure! This is a great way to make sure your clients LOVE their manicure up to day 14 and it helps them nurture their natural nails. Click me to see the Solar Oil Retail Display.

Another great marketing benefit of CND Shellac it that there is absolutely no damage done to the natural nail. Shellac is also 3 Free. It is free of formaldehyde, toluene or DBP. I like to call Shellac "The Kind Manicure"; your nail bed does not need to be mutilated with a nail file or drill at anytime. No glues, bonds, primers or offensive smelling fluids are needed. CND Shellac polishes go on just like regular nail polishes, so there is no damage to your precious, natural nail.

Rev up your business and try the CND Shellac Starter Kit today! People WILL be calling your salon about it. Don't be left out of the Shellac Revolution!