Showing posts with label cost effective. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cost effective. Show all posts

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Butter Your Clients Up With Shea Butter

Looking to tighten up your spending, without sacrificing anything in your services? When was the last time you took a look at shea butter?

Did you just go, "oooh shea butter, I used to use/love that a few years ago"? You're not alone! The secret weapon of some savvy spas for years has been shea butter.

Chock full of oleic acid, a super hydrating fatty acid, shea butter should be in every room, station and on every trolley. It's also one of the most versatile products I can think of, as it can be used in almost any service. Use it an add on to any service you offer, it is great for retailing, and can be used as a carrier base for essential oils.

Clients with sensitive skin? Shea butter is gentle enough for even acne prone clients.

Not sure what services it can be easily incorporated in to? Here are a few to get your thoughts moving like butter:

Hair: can be used in/as a hair mask, can be used as an add on for a scalp massage (give clients a choice of essential oil to add in as well) to any other service

Massage: can be used as a carrier for essential oils, blends well with other oils like coconut and jojoba for a ridiculously luxurious feel.

Facials: helps promote elasticity, helps fade age spots and of course, it's been rumored to be a favorite of Cleopatra to keep her skin looking young and glowing

Body Treatments: slather this on your clients with a mylar blanket for a heavenly body wrap, use after a body scrub or dry brushing treatment, mix in an abrasive of your choice (salt, sugar, raw ingredients etc) for a cost effective and hydrating scrub

Nails: you can use this as a lotion or add in sugar or salt for a scrub

Sometimes the simplest of things can have the biggest impact for your clients, and your bottom line. Shea butter is high on that list!





Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Menu Spotlight: Back Acne Be Gone!!!

Since this is the season of dare to bare, people want their skin as flawless as possible without having to spend a fortune. If you have clients with back acne, this is a great, affordable (yet cost AND time effective for your business!) treatment to test out in your Summer menu.

Back Masque - think of a clever name to fit your menu theme/style!

In a medium rubber mixing bowl, mix 3 tablespoons of marine fango with 4-6 drops of eucalyptus oil. Prep your bed for a body treatment, placing a protective covering on. Place a heating pad set on low on the table, so that it will line up under the client's back area. Spread a layer of the masque on to a disposable pad, and place on the heating pad. You can also apply the masque to the client's back with a body brush, and have them lie down on the disposable pad and heating pad.

If you've up sold the client into services to be done at the same time, begin those will the client is laying on the masque.

Once the other services have been completed, remove the back masque with warm, damp towels.

Take a look at some information and ideas for add on treatments to up sell, here.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Looking For A Natural Product With A Variety Of Uses? Witch Hazel To The Rescue!

Keeping with the natural product craze, here's a product that is a quiet storm in the industry. Witch Hazel has many beneficial uses but never really gets the spotlight.

While it's a great natural astringent, it is also excellent in many other applications. You can mist your clients skin after steaming to to refresh the skin without drying. It's also awesome as a toner to help balance the ph level in skin. You can even use it as the liquid for body treatments that use mud or clay.

Here's a quick overview of the big things this little liquid helps with:

  • works as an all-natural astringent
  • works as a refreshing toner
  • soothes skin after shaving
  • soothes skin after waxing
  • used to remove makeup and oil
  • refreshes skin after exercise


You can also go with the leaf to make your own fresh body treatments!

Versatile, inexpensive and effective - you have yourself a multi use product for less than $25!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Bulk Eye Shadow Applicators For All Your Needs

If you've read any of my blogs, you may have an idea of how much I love things in bulk. Aside from alleviating the stress of running out quickly, it is generally less expensive to buy in bulk.

The new eye shadow bulk packs made my week. With different sizes and styles, there is a pack or two for every need! Especially with the holiday season quickly approaching, you don't want to be running out of or scrambling around for applicators for your parties! At a cost of pennies per applicator, you can't go wrong!

Just think of all the things you could do with the extra savings! See which one would work best for you!

Click and See: Bulk Eye Shadow Applicator Packs

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Tale Of A Budget Friendly Facial Bed

A quality, comfortable bed/chair is a must have for your business. It can seem overwhelming if you are just starting out when looking at the dozens of different styles out there. Heck, it can be overwhelming at any stage of the game with all the choices.

Take a look at one of our most popular facial beds that also won't break the bank:

Jansey Facial Bed & Stool by HANS Equipment

This facial bed comes in either black or white and comes with a matching hydraulic stool. It also has nice thick and cushy foam and is ridiculously easy to clean!

Check out some of the great features:
  • It has a face cut-out pillow and fully removable armrests. 
  • Adjustable head, back and leg rests.
  • The back of the chair is adjustable upward for customer comfort, and the footrest is adjustable downward
  • It has 2 slide out storage drawers under the bed
Another great thing about this bed...it's not just for facials. You can use this for massage, skin care, waxing, tattooing and body piercing....pretty much any service you offer!