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Showing posts with label business. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Holiday Retail - Kneipp Gift Sets!

Save yourself some last minute holiday stress by having your retail options ready to go! It's always stressful trying to find quality retail items to offer clients for the end of the year holiday seasons at the last minute. Popular items may be sold out if waiting until December to start bringing new items in.

Client favorites already this year are from the Kneipp product line, who has some great gift sets!

From body wash and bath salts to hand cream and oil! Aside from the lovely scents and feel of their products, the Kneipp line is dermatologist tested & recommended. They also contain plant-based functional ingredients, contain no preservatives, no paraffin, silicone or mineral oils. They also do not test on animals making them a solid choice for many!



Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Slimming & Shaping With SCF

Body slimming is a year-round concern and sought after treatment in the industry.

You don't need to be a spa to offer a quality, cost-effective and profit-boosting slimming service to your clients. You also don't need to have a special room, treatment table or give up valuable space to get started. With something as simple to use as the Handheld 3-in-1 Slimming & Shaping Device by SCF, you can start as soon as you receive your package!

This Thermal Sculpting EMS Fitness Instrument features three-non-surgical treatments - ultrasound, far infrared ray, and microcurrent - to help sculpt the body, trim excess fat and smooth cellulite. Offer it as an add-on service, an individual or package series, add it to your VIP packages or even retail it!


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Facial Add On - Portable Ultrasonic

There are only so many services you can perform in a day, so maximizing the profit on each service is key. An easy and affordable way to take a facial to another level, is with a portable ultrasonic like the Asla Portable Ultrasonic Massager by Silver Spa. 

Ultrasonic vibrations help with everything from calming inflammation to increasing blood circulation and oxygenating tissues. During an ultrasonic facial, the high level sound wave penetrate deep below the surface of the skin promoting cellular renewal and repair, toning muscles, increasing blood circulation, encouraging lymphatic drainage, combating puffiness and swelling and improving skin care product penetration. 

Ultrasound may be used on most parts of the body, including the face, neck, arms, breasts, stomach, waist, hips, buttocks, and leg, making this a multi use tool for less than $100!


Sunday, August 19, 2018

Cold Hands and Your Sales

As a perpetually cold person, having someone touch my skin with cold hands is startling and uncomfortable.

Any time I received a massage and the therapist had cold hands, that was the last time I went there. Harsh, I know, but true. That initial jolt of cold when the opening effleurage started, would amp every nerve in my body up and I would spend the rest of the time trying to get back to a relaxed state. It ruined the massage for me.

Do you have clients who are sensitive to cold? Are your clients coming in for any sort of treatment that may cause relaxation? Do you simply want to provide the most comfortable and memorable experience for each of your clients?

Bottle warmers are such an easy and effective way to keep lotions and oils at the perfect temperature to have your clients breathing sighs of relief the moment it hits their skin. From single bottle warmers all the way up to four bottle capacity, you'll always be ready to go.





Saturday, July 28, 2018

Product Spotlight: Coffee Espresso Reaffirming Mask

I love coffee. From drinking it, the smell of it and, of course, the amazing skin benefits. Chock full of antioxidants, coffee has been shown to aid in reducing acne, softening the appearance of fine lines along with helping draw out impurities from the skin.

The Coffee Espresso Reaffirming Mask from Leveen is a client favorite. Aside from all of the coffee benefit, this also helps restores moisture balance due to its outstanding water-binding capacity. Also contains soothing and softening sweet Peach fruit extract, Marine collagen, and Ascorbic acid. Great for all skin types, the skin is left feeling soft, smooth and glowing.

Available in single-use packs to help inventory control as well as bulk containers!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Summer Sinus Issues Got Your Clients In A Haze?

Seasonal allergies and sinus issues in the Spring/Summer months can take the fun out of many activities, work and just day to day functioning. If you're noticing clients coming in stuffy, red eyed or dealing with sinus pressure, have a few services and products readily available to help ease their suffering!

Some favorites of our clients across the globe include:

Baby Magic Globes - these are a life saver! Store them in the freezer to have ready to place under clients eyes, along the sinus area and forehead. Amazing retail item, easy to travel with and simple to use!

Aromafloria Sinus Help Inhalation Beads - these are one of my all time favorites as well. With Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lemongrass essential oils, this feels and smells wonderful when dealing with clogged and painful sinuses.

Sinus Mask by Elastogel - hits all of the sinus points to provide soothing relief to inflamed areas.

Essential oils are an easy way to add relief to nearly any service. From single notes to blends, you can customize for each clients specific pain point.

Clients may not even realize you can help them with these issues! Be sure to check in and keep dialog open to see all of the ways you can provide relief!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Product Of The Week: Boca Terry Knit Waffle

When it comes to wraps and robes, comfort is King, and Boca Terry's knit waffle line makes for the perfect Queen!

It can be overwhelming the amount of fabric and styles out there for robes and wraps. Not everyone is as well versed in fashion and fabric to know which material is the best for them. Almost everyone I have spoken with can agree on one thing, they want something super soft and luxurious. The knit waffle line is just the thing to make your clients swoon when it touches their skin!

Don't forget to look at the full Boca Terry line, they have you covered from head to toe with headbands to slippers!



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Dry Overworked Hair? Butter It Up!

Looking for something new to offer for scalp or hair massages? Clients coming in looking to get their hair and body hydrated and looking fabulous for summer? Butter them up with this quick, easy and effective recipe!

In a rubber mixing bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of shea butter with 1/2 teaspoon of borage oil and 3 drops of lemongrass essential oil. Place the bowl in a mud warmer or hot towel cabinet so it's warm when applied.

Shampoo as usual and lightly towel dry before applying. Be sure to start at the ends of the hair and work up towards the scalp. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and remove with a light shampoo or rinse. It's as easy as that!
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Friday, May 11, 2018

Product Of The Week: GranFontana Gemstone Wellness Decanter

If presentation and appearance are something you are concerned with for your guests, attention to detail is key. Having a beautiful relaxation room or waiting area is a vital way of impressing clients as soon as they walk in. To really tie in the luxury experience, the GranFontana Gemstone Wellness Decanter Set is a stunning way to offer beverages while keeping the high-end presentation.

Holding 5 liters of water, the GranFontana is not your typical water jug. This beautiful set comes with the glass 5-liter water decanter with spigot, glass and steel stand and the VitaJuwel Gem Water Gemstone Wand - Wellness: Rose Quartz + Amethyst + Rock Crystal. 

Aside from being stunning and a great conversation set, VitaJuwel is the most hygienic and efficient method to prepare gem water. You just place the vial in drinking water for 7-10 minutes and enjoy gemwater, the true elixir of life! Using gems to vitalize water is an age-old tradition, dating back to ancient Greece and medieval times. Gems have the ability to store an energy that inspirits the surrounding drinking water, making it more lively and enjoyable. The gems don't have to physically contact the water. The glass vial acts like a natural prism for the crystal's radiant energy. Like in the natural cycle of water, with VitaJuwel the natural element stone regenerates the natural element water.

You've put so much thought and focus on your space, the furniture, scents, and feel, why not have every detail reflect it!


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Tired Of Boring Treatment Beds?

You've put your blood, sweat, tears and invested your life and savings into your business, why not have the ultimate in comfort and functionality when it comes to your treatment bed? One look at the Century City Dual-Pedestal Low-Range Spa Treatment Table by Living Earth Crafts and I wanted to come out of retirement!

Featuring the industry's lowest "true measure" height range with an ADA edition height range of 19.5" - 35.5". An excellent benefit for anyone who may have difficulties getting on and off tables, what a way to stand out from your competition with ease!  It offers electric height adjustment, a fully electric salon top, and well-situated tilt-out storage spaces for extra storage and convenience. My favorite option is the super soft  Strata GT™ SpaMattress™. A perfect balance between softness and response, add in the embedded heated top and clients may be begging for longer treatment sessions!


Key Features:

  • Strata™ 4" memory foam system
  • Infrared hand-held remote control: wireless operation for control of the table
  • Digital warming drawer with variable heat and timing settings for towels, stones or dry linens
  • LED color-changing chromatherapy lighting system
  • Wireless hand control and foot pedal
  • 4 tilt-out cabinets for ample discreet storage
Optional Features:
  • ADA edition height range: 19.5" - 35.5" (50 cm - 90 cm)
  • GT SpaMattress™ height range: 22" - 38" (56 cm - 97 cm)
  • Strata GT™ SpaMattress™ system with GelTech™ technology
  • Adjustable, Pivot-Perfect armrests
  • Integrated table top warmer for guest comfort
  • Zenvi™ sound cushion with flat panel speakers for audio players
  • Caress or Flex-Rest platform with Strata FacePillow™
  • 110V / 220V available
  • International plug options
  • ETL listed
  • CE mark

If you want to have the largest height range to a
accommodate all clients with ease or a treatment bed clients will melt into, this is sure to impress!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Product Of The Week: Spa Masters Color Series Hot Towel Cabinets

Move over standard black or white hot towel cabinets, there are some color options making a splash this Spring!

Introducing the Spa Masters Color Series Hot Towel Cabinets! With your regular black and white options, you can also choose from light blue, yellow, even pink

This unit has a UL approved thermostat and door switch, can hold up to 30 wash cloth sized towels and you can use as a UV light sterilizer without heat or as a traditional towel warmer! 

Details:

  • 8 Liter towel warmer with UV light sterilizer
  • UL approved Thermostat and Door switch
  • Capacity: 8L (30 towels that are 30 grams each)
  • Exterior Product Size: 13"L x 11"W x 10.2"H / L330mm X D280mm X H260mm
  • Inner Size: 10"L x 7.7"W x 5.7"H / L255mm X D195mm X H145mm
  • Net Weight: 7.7 Lbs. / 3.5 kg
  • Power: HOT 130W, UV lamp: 4W
  • Cavity Temperature: 149°F – 185°F / 65°C - 85°C
  • Power Cord Length: 5.9 Feet / 1.8 Meters
  • Removable towel grill included
  • Easy-clean drip tray included
  • Functions: UV and hot function work at the same time
  • CE Standard
  • 120V/60hz

Whether you're looking to match some of your equipment to your business theme or just looking to add some flair or freshness, these may be the hot towel cabinets you've been waiting for!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Product Of The Week: Blue LED Pulse Light Therapy for Acne

Acne is an ongoing concern for many spa clients across the world. From teenagers to adults, people are looking for effective, painless ways to treat acne. You can offer an easy add-on to your acne facials with the Blue LED Pulse Light Therapy for Acne by Meishida.
Several ground-breaking studies conducted by several medical groups in the United States and Europe have found that narrow-band, high-intensity light in the blue wavelength range can be a safe, gentle and effective approach to treating mild to moderate inflammatory acne. 

Unlike some acne treatments, blue light at specific wavelengths does not produce damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays which have been shown to cause skin damage, does not result in dryness or discomfort associated with topical acne medications and does not cause any known side effects. 

The advantages of Blue LED Pulse Light Acne Therapy include:

  • 100% Natural and Non-Invasive
  • Drug-free With No Adverse Side Effects
  • Safe For All Ages and Safe For Daily Use
  • Painless
  • Easily Administered
  • No Downtime
This portable device does not take up much space, is easy to use and is under $200 - this can pay for itself and then some quickly!


Friday, April 6, 2018

Product Of The Week: Spa Masters Beauty Scope - Put Your Clients On TV!

Showing your clients areas on their skin that may be congested or have other issues, is a powerful way to get them on a treatment routine.

Skin Scanners use black light and magnification to show skin imperfections that are undetectable with the naked eye.

Having the ability to show them on a larger screen, may make it easier for you to point out and explain the issues, and how you can help. The Spa Masters Beauty Scope Skin Magnifier Machine has the ability to be hooked up to a television, to make it that much more effective to your clients.  With three lens options, you have your choice of 1X, 50X, and 200X magnification - you can get right on in there if needed!

Looking to keep cash flow positive or just starting out, don't forget about financing options! Just a few treatments each month using the equipment can for your monthly payment!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Madonna And Microcurrent

If you google Madonna and fork, you'll see a flood of articles and pictures. In a recent social media post, Madonna shared a video mid facial showing her esthetician using what she referred to as forks. The hastags quickly emerged and maybe you've even had some inquiries about it. While forks make an interesting article, microcurrent is now what may be on clients brain, but they don't know it.

Have you been thinking of bringing something new in, maybe something affordable, easy to use and sell in packages? Maybe you're looking to optimize your work area and carefully choose profitable and effective services to bring in this year? While it would be awesome if forks were the answer, bringing in something to boost business this year like microcurrent is a sound investment in the business. Easy to use, referred to commonly as the lunch time face lift and you can grab a table top or portable unit!

If you're looking to optimize space, take a look at the Bio-Therapeutic BT-Nano Microcurrent System or the Portable Galvanic/Microcurrent by Meishida.

Looking to blow your clients away and offer them an upgraded "fork facial", check out the 4 Function Facial Rejuvenation System by Meishida.

Clients are always looking for what celebrities are up to, now is a great time to get in on the "fork facial" trend wave!



Friday, February 23, 2018

Product Of The Week: Disposable Pillows

It may sound odd, however, these hygienic disposable pillows can save you time and money - who doesn't want that?!?

If you run a mobile business, these are game changing. No more lugging additional bolsters or using towels as make shift bolsters. Professional and sanitary, these are easy to inflate/deflate, and won't take up valuable space. Since they're reusable, your client can take them home  if they wish - they make great travel pillows!

Do clients ever ask for additional neck or head support adjustments? Do they ask more than once? Most won't even if they aren't comfortable. They love your services and you, so they suffer in silence. Having a new, clean pillow for your clients will show in a simple way, you're thinking of them.

Just like dingy towels, what do your current options for client comfort say about your business?

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Steamer Issues? Stop by PureSpaDirect.com!

Aside from the flu, one of the most common topics buzzing right now are steamers. From an old steamer finally gave out, to one from Amazon that wasn't designed for heavy professional use couldn't handle the holiday rush.

If you've been noticing some issues or even wear and tear affecting the appearance of the steamer (clients don't want to see dirty, broken down equipment; would you?) or don't yet have a back up, you can't afford to wait any longer.

Whether you need one with ozone or aromatherapy or even a mini table top (these make great retail items as well!) for emergencies or space concerns, there are fantastic options in every price range. If you like keeping your cash flow positive, head over to the financing application!


Saturday, January 27, 2018

What Are Your Towels Saying About Your Business?

There is one product that nearly every type of business in this industry all use, towels. Towels of all sizes, colors and feel. 

You may not think of it often, but what are you towels saying about your business? What impression are they leaving with your clients? Are they faded or thin? Are they riddled with bleach spots? Do they tie into your theme?

If you have to think about an answer, you may want to take a look at updating. 

Maybe you have been thinking of adding a little new flair, how about a different color towel? Something as simple as using a different color washcloth that compliments or contrasts your salon towels, can bring new life to your business.

Would you want to go back to a spa or salon that had dingy or rough, thin towels? Would your clients?

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Waxing Emergency?

The New Year rush has died down and soon will be the Valentine's Day rush. With the potential for an increase in waxing clients before this lovers holiday, how confident are you in your wax warmers?

You've noticed the temperature becoming inconsistent or taking longer than usual to heat to the right temperature? You've been so busy with New Year's that you've been putting off upgrading? Now is the time to make this a priority. You don't want to be caught during Valentine's season cancelling appointments or turning aware clients because your warmer broke, and you don't have any back ups.

Even if you were ahead of the game and have already updated your warmers. Did you throw out the old ones, or keep for back up? There are some smaller sized warmers that make excellent backups in case of emergency. Here are a few of our waxing specialists preferred ones:

Starpil Starter Wax Warmer
Berodin Single Warmer
Cirepil Wax Warmer/Heater - The Happy Heater
The Melting Pot Professional Wax Warmer by Spilo
Depileve Intro Warmer

Don't be the place reviewed for ruining someone's Valentines Day, when it is completely preventable!


Monday, January 8, 2018

Flu And You!

The last few weeks, the majority of people I've spoken with have all had the flu. It's widespread and hitting hard.

Is your business ready to help protect staff and clients? Have extra hand sanitizer bottles placed in every room, have some for retail, keep a bottle at the front desk. Be sure to have plenty of disinfectant wipes, disinfectants, gloves and face masks if needed!


Sunday, January 7, 2018

New Year, New Signatures!

While many of your clients may be coming in for the "new year, new you" passion, what are you doing new, as a business?

Has your signature treatment been your most popular this last year? If not, it may be time to reinvent your signature. Whether it be a new scent added to the space or into treatments, or an entire new color or theme, when was the last time you had something completely fresh and new to excite them?

For those looking for big drastic changes to get their clients attention at the door, how about new reception furniture, fire or water features or a relaxation room?

For more subtle transformation, how about placing diffusers around with one specific scent (or blend), adding complimentary Voesh or Eco Fin treatments for clients who purchase packages?

If you want to revive clients eyes, how about adding a splash or color (or new color), with linens? From sheets and blankets to robes and slippers - even mag lamps, your clients will notice!