Showing posts with label beauty salon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beauty salon. Show all posts

Thursday, May 5, 2016

More Than Looking Pretty, Haircuts Instill Hope

One of my favorite things about working in the beauty industry is the direct impact our jobs can have on someone's life. I have spoke to so many estheticians, hair stylists, massage therapists, and more that have expressed the same idea - they do this because they love it, and because they love the difference they make for their clients!

I was recently scrolling through Facebook, scanning articles. I came across an Upworthy article, and the tag line really hit me hard. It says: "A haircut may not seem like a big deal, but for Jody's clients, its magical." What a powerful statement!

The article and accompanying video features an amazing woman named Jody Wood, the owner of Beauty in Transition. Jody and her team at Beauty in Transition has been able to bring salon services to people living in homeless shelters - giving them more than a hair cut, but a boost of confidence to take the next steps in improving their lives.

By helping people living in shelters feel better about themselves, it offers them hope as well. Hope that the next job interview will turn into a job, hope that they will be able to save some money and rent an apartment, hope they will be able to change their lives. What more can we ask for in a day's work?

Check out the video about Beauty in Transition, and fall in love with our industry all over again!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Looking For A Better Way To Organize Your Color Area?

Who enjoys their color area looking a mess!? Bottles/tubes everywhere, color bowls all over the counter..What a NIGHTMARE!!!

Time for a upgrade....

The Dir Color Bar Granite is beautifully balanced with Ash Black wooden finish along with a granite counter top for easy cleaning and everlasting use! This unit features a double-layered chemical storage rack. Back section for not everyday used chemicals, and front sliding cabinets for daily used chemical house in stainless steel racks. 

This unit also utilizes a large pull-out drawer along with two cabinets below for towels and storage, along with a side drop-in opening for unwanted towel or trash! The stainless steel sink also comes with a single handle faucet and drain assembly, all water supply lines included. 

AMAZING! Your employees will thank you for this!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Simple Ways to Increase Profits: Add-On Spa Services Under $10


In this time of financial uncertainty, clients are holding on tighter than ever to their money. That is not to say they won't spend it, they are just more cautious about how they spend it. It has been said in recent years that the most popular spa services are basic facials and massage. Why? Clients see/feel immediate results, at the lowest cost.


What does this mean for the spa owner? Offering a great facial at a great price will bring in more business. But how can you increase profits (after all, this is business!)? Low-cost add-ons are a great way to increase profit, as well as client satisfaction. Add-ons under $10 are a great sell, and if you can add them to every facial you give, your profits will see a healthy boost!


One of our favorite add-ons are collagen under-eye patches.
Clients often come to the spa looking tired and run down. Adding on collagen under-eye patches will reduce puffiness, making clients look younger and refreshed: exactly as they want to look when they leave your treatment room!


Pure Spa Direct recently added the 24 Carat Gold Crystal Under Eye Patches. Gold has been used for thousands of years to rejuvenate skin; in fact, it was Cleopatra's secret to looking young, firm and beautiful! Nano-sized gold particles are small enough to penetrate the skin, fight free-radicals, and boost natural collagen production for firmer, plumper skin.


This is a great add-on for facials, body wraps, or lash services. At $3.65 per pair, you have the opportunity to make up to 173% profit, while keeping the add-on under $10!

What profitable add-ons do you offer in your spa?


Friday, February 10, 2012

Must-Have Chair for Hardworking Nail Technicians...ON SPECIAL!

Whenever I am sitting in the waiting area of a nail salon while waiting for my manicure and pedicure, I am always struck by how hard nail technicians work. And if you look at the furnishings in nail salons, the clients get the big, soft, comfy, cushy chairs (for understandable reason - happy clients = more business!), while the nail techs sit on very standard and utilitarian stools for hour upon hour.

Wouldn't it be nice to sit in a nice, comfortable chair while working on your clients? Well, look no further! Pure Spa Direct has just added this beautiful Technician Chair by PS Beauty! This chair features a firm back support, and a high density foam cushion to sit on. It has a lower height adjustment than some other stools, making this the perfect pedicure technician chair! Available in 3 beautiful colors (black, burgundy, and cappuccino), this stool is sure to please all of your technicians, and happy technicians will mean happier clients!

**SPECIAL!** For the month of February, this technician chair is on SPECIAL for the AMAZING price of $57.38 - stock up now and save!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Salon Must Have: Hair Steamer

Hair steamers are quickly gaining popularity, and it is easy to see why. A hair steamer is like a sauna for the scalp and hair: it encases the head in a warm cloud of steam, opening the hair follicles to better absorb treatments, while cleaning the scalp and loosening dirt, product build-up, and dead skin cells.

Hair steamers are often used in a salon to perform deep conditioning treatments, protein treatments, and even color treatments.

Benefits of Hair Steaming
  • Better Scalp Circulation
  • Moisturizes Scalp and Root of Hair
  • Minimizes Breakage
  • Opens the Hair Follicle to Better Absorb Products
  • Helps Hair Absorb Color More Thoroughly
  • Speeds up Treatment Processing Time
  • Results in Softer, Shinier Hair
Professional Hair Steamers are available on rolling stands, perfect if you are interested in adding a hair steamer to your equipment, but are working with limited space. With Pure Spa Direct's wide offering, we have a hair steamer perfect for every salon! If you are just opening or remodeling, we also have wall-mounted hair steamers!

Help your clients have long, beautiful, healthy hair! What treatments do you use a hair steamer for?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Scrub It All Away: How to Provide a Relaxing Sugar Scrub Treatment

The most popular body treatments in a spa are body scrubs. Body scrubs remove dead skin cells and allow the skin all over the body to look younger, glowing, and rejuvenated. Sugar scrubs are especially popular, as they can be used on a wide range of skin types, including sensitive skin. Sugar scrubs are less abrasive to the skin than salt scrubs, but they leave the skin feeling silky smooth and tasting delicious!

How It Works
Granules of sugar gently exfoliate the top layer of dead skin cells, leaving the skin looking fresh, clean, and more youthful. The moisturizing oils in the scrub penetrate the skin and provide deep hydration, resulting in soft and glowing skin!

For a more comprehensive tutorial on sugar scrubs, take a look at the video below:


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