Showing posts with label a day at the spa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label a day at the spa. Show all posts

Friday, June 30, 2017

Uniforms For Your Business.. Yay or Nay?

Spa uniforms.. something that has changed as the salon and spa industry has expanded. Traditionally estheticians wear white jackets, and you can spot who works at a salon if they're wearing all black. But there has been a change, and one of the leaders in this market is Noel Asmar Uniforms - a wide range of comfortable, flattering, innovative retail-inspired uniforms! With the variety of contemporary styles employees look both modern and professional.

As a business, there are some questions that go into this decision
  • Should we require our staff to wear uniforms?
  • Should all the uniforms be the same?
  • What color should we pick?
  • Tops and bottoms or just tops?
The list goes on and on.

Ultimately the decision is up to you!

An article in AmericanSpa.com by Lisa Starr brings great points! "Whatever choice you make, it is important to involve staff members at some point—after all, they’re going to have to wear whatever is chosen. It is important to find a uniform that employees feel comfortable in and that they can wear proudly. “Otherwise, it affects employee morale, and that has a big effect on customer service,” says Brown. “It’s always extremely challenging, but it’s well worth the effort to find the right look for all of the teams in your spa, as well as making sure that each uniform fits each individual correctly.” 

See the full article "The Case for Uniformity" by Lisa Starr here

If you're asking me, I love them! Professional, fashion forward, what else could you ask for when receiving professional services.? I would suggest changing the styles based on the seasons keeping the business fresh.

Want to see my summer picks?


The Montego its professional, clean, and crisp!

The Montego Woman's Top. Sporty style stays cool under pressure. Sleeveless, with 2 way zip-front and generous side slits for ease of movement. Two convenient front pockets.

Fabric Features: Signature Noel Asmar fabric provides the stretch and breathability you need to perform with a full range of motion. Conveniently stain, pill and wrinkle resistant. Durable fabric retains color and stretch over numerous washes.
Fabric Content: 74% polyester, 22% nylon, 4% spandex
Care: Easy care. Machine wash, low temperature. Tumble dry low or hang to dry. Performs well in industrial dry clean cycle. See fabric care for further details.

General Length: Below seat.



The Collar Polo is light, casual, yet professional. It's perfect for a tropical location or a beachy summer town.



The Woman's Woven Collar Polo - perform in pure comfort and style. Lightweight and super soft fitness fabric with contrasting cotton woven collar for a polished look. 

Fabric Features: Signature fitness fabric with chitosanté treatment. Chitosanté treatment allows the garment to be absorbent, breathable, durable, fast-drying, static-free, wrinkle and pill resistant. UPF 50 protection.
Fabric Content: 92% polyester, 8% spandex, chitosant√© treatment.
Care: Easy care. Machine wash, low temperature. Tumble dry low or hang to dry.

General Length: At the hip.












Don't worry guys, I'm not trying to leave you out! Noel Asmar offers tons of unisex and male styles. 

To uniform or not to uniform,... that is the question.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Benefits of a Himalayan Salt Lamp

Did you know all the benefits of a Natural Salt Lamp? The negative salt ions released by heating can boost blood flow, improve sleep, increase levels of serotonin in the brain, and calm allergy or asthma symptoms. Besides these homeopathic perks, there's an added relaxation element. And what client doesn't want to be uber relaxed at a spa!?

By putting one in your treatment room, not only will the clients reap the benefits, but your staff too!

Check out this classic Natural Salt Lamp

One-of-a-kind and absolutely beautiful, these natural salt lamps are hand-shaped from select chunks of the finest, most potent salt crystal in the world. However, these attractive lamps provide more than ambient, soothing light. Some users may experience homeopathic health benefits from using them --the most immediate and dramatic being for those suffering from respiratory allergies and/or asthma.

Note: Due to their natural and unique quality, each lamp will vary somewhat in both color and exact form. Coloring ranges from soothing apricot and peach to deep and fiery red and orange.

All lamps include a wooden base, a six-foot UL® Listed electrical cord with a bulb of between 7 and 40 watts, based on the lamp's size.

Size: 6"-8" tall, 7-10 lbs.

Usage:
These attractive lamps provide more than ambient, soothing light. Some users may experience homeopathic health benefits from using them --the most immediate and dramatic being for those suffering from respiratory allergies and/or asthma.

Specifications:
Electrical: between 7 and 40 watts
Dimensions: 6"-8" tall
Outlet: Nearby wall outlet
Certifications: UL®

Green Comment:
There are several nice things to say about Himalayan Salt Lamps, including the fact that they are made with natural, sustainable Himalayan salt. In addition, the companies that mine the salt are socially responsible.

We have tons of options to choose from! On top of the benefits inside your spa, these make excellent retail items as well!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Color of White & It's Impact on the Spa World!


White is a color!..And a powerful one in fact!  A simple color, or seemingly color-less, white is actually a very complex color and has a lot of symbolism in our daily lives. At its most complete and pure state, white is the color of perfection! As on the stripes of the American Flag, and the symbolism of the white wedding dress, white signifies purity and innocence. It is the most commonly used color for interior design, especially in Spas, Salons, and Medical Offices. Why?...


1) Purity: Perception creates inner cleansing and purifying of thoughts, emotions, and spirit to refresh and strengthen your clients and your overall well-being!


2) Cleanliness: For it's purity. White allows dirt, and the alike, to be easily noticed, so using white encourages the business to maintain clean surfaces, and a germ-free environment. It is also the reason why doctors, estheticians, etc. wear white jackets and lab coats. When it comes to decor, using white for negative space makes rooms appear to be open, larger, and uncluttered.

2) Psychological: White is the color of new beginnings. Since white isn't stimulating to the senses alone, it is the blank slate that opens the door to make lasting impressions on the mind of your clients. Just think, when you walk into an all-white spa, you automatically perceive it as being clean, comforting, and refreshing.




3) Reflective:  Scientifically speaking, since white is found all the way at the end of the visual spectrum, using white when decorating, in conjunction with other colors, creates great contrast causing the other colors  to "POP!" Recommended combinations include white/black and white/red.


4) Protection/Encouragement: White offers a sense of peace, calmness, comfort and hope, which can ease your clients from stress or emotional issues.


Pure Spa Direct (hence Pure) offers everything you need to make your spa the clean, pure, warm, welcoming, and peaceful place you always imagined!...And no better time than now, since it is Spring Cleaning time!