Showing posts with label hair color. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hair color. Show all posts

Saturday, July 13, 2013

POP Up Your Profits with a POP of Color: Offer ColorMe ProShots for Vibrant Hair Color

Bright, vibrant colors are everywhere during the summer, and in 2013, the color doesn't stop when it comes to hair! Colorist Magazine says, "Summer has arrived and if clients are looking for something new…a bright or pastel streaking is a good thing to recommend." And now, Pure Spa Direct has the perfect option to offer your clients who want to try something crazy, but are afraid of the commitment: Funky Temporary Hair Color Highlights by ProShots!

ProShots is manufactured by ColorMe Pro by Giuliano, the same company who released the very first touch-up hair color back in 1941. They are no strangers to coloring hair, but ProShots might be their most daring venture yet!

The ColorMe ProShots have been designed to apply a POP of color to any hair, utilizing the extremely popular Balayage method. The ProShots pigment is so intense, you do not need to pre-lighten, bleach, or peroxide darker hair to obtain beautiful, vibrant results clients are looking for this summer. The best part? These vivid streaks are temporary, and wash out within 1-2 shampoos, without leaving any trace pigment behind!


Offer these temporary shots of color to all of your clients - everyone likes to let their hair down once in a while! And who knows....maybe some of those clients will come back for more permanent shots of color!


Pure Spa Direct proudly offers all of your hair coloring supplies, as well as all of the products you need for your spa or salon. Call our friendly customer service team at 800-434-0018 so we can show you how Pure Spa Direct can consolidate all of your ordering, saving you time and money!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Increase Your Coloring Appointments With The Kas Halo Hair Dryer Processor

I am sure a lot of your clients are looking for beachy blonde locks for the summer. Whether they are wanting highlights or straight out going blonde, you want to make sure you have the best up to date equipment, so you'll have the time to fit in all your clients who are needing your coloring services!

Hair dryer processors are a great alternative to hood dryers that have always been used. The great thing about the Kas Halo Hair Dryer Processor, is that it will be more comfortable for your client and will speed up the processing time. I have been through the process of highlights so many times and can tell you that there is a big difference in the processing time between the hood dryers and the halo type processors.


The Kas Halo Hair Dryer Processor is a halo-shaped heat-source that uses a 360 degree rotary motion to evenly apply radiant heat to produce quicker and more even results. This processor also has an added feature of a fan for the neckline, which will increase client comfort and also has an adjustable heating zone. Quicker processing time leads to more client appointments and increased income for you!
Don't forget to also stock up on all your coloring supplies here at Pure Spa Direct!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Stunning Color Effects With Pravana's ChromaSilk VIVIDS.


Coloring hair with vibrant colors is not something new anymore, but continues to show up everywhere! Pravana's ChromaSilk VIVIDS line has the most vibrant color selections for stunning color effects I have seen. These colors have been really popular with the Ombre look and also the new Urban Ombre, which is darker on top and fades to lighter on the bottom.

The Urban Ombre:

1. Create the mixture of the lightest color you will be using. This will be the color you will end with at the tips of the hair.

2. Begin in the front and apply the lightest shade onto the pre-lightened hair. Deciding where you want the colors to blend is by artistic preference, but the lightest shade should be applied through the area you want the blending to begin.

3. Create your darker shade mixture.

4. Start applying the darker shade from the area you want this color to be visible through to the previously applied lighter color. Once you have applied the darker color, use your fingers to work the darker color through the lighter color to create a blended effect. The amount of hair that is created by the blending of the two colors is up to you and will typically depend on the length of the hair you are working with.

IMPORTANT: Clean your hands between each section to avoid transfer of color from one section to the next.

5. Shampoo with your choice of Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner. Rinse with cool water.

6. Dry and style as desired.

You can get all the supplies you need to create this really cool look here at Pure Spa Direct!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Extend The Life Of Color Treated Hair

Keeping color treated hair from becoming dull and faded can definitely be a challenge. But, you as the colorist, can educate your clients on proper maintenance to keep their color looking fresh until their next session with you. There's a great product I have been hearing about by Goldwell®. It is the Goldwell® Dualsenses Color Lock Serum, and it can prolong color retention for up to 22 shampoos! It is used directly after coloring and is formulated with ColorChromaComplex, which instantly locks in color after the application.

Although we don't carry this item at the moment, check out some of these tips on making color last:

Shampooing - Advise your client  not to shampoo their hair for at least 24 hours after the application. (Use warm water, not hot!) This will allow the dye to fully set in each strand. Also, shampooing too often will reduce the life of the color because it strips away the natural oils that protect the dye. Every other day at most is ideal. You can also retail dry shampoo to your clients for this!

Color hair one shade darker than desired color to offset fading.

Avoid Sulfates and Sodium Chloride - It is believed by some hair experts that sulfates may strip the hair, which will turn the color dull. Your client should stick with sulfate free products and products designed for color-treated hair.

Hats! - Your clients may not know that along with protecting your skin from UV Rays, your hair color will also benefit from protection. UV Rays can fade the color of chemically-treated hair! So advise your clients that when they are in the sun for prolonged periods of time, its best to cover up!

Limit Heat Styling - Excessive heat styling can fade color treated hair. If heat styling is a must, use a cooler setting when using a blow dryer or flat iron.

When hair is shiny, it can mask a dull color. Offer a gloss treatment to your clients in between coloring sessions.

Filling your clients in on these tips will keep them coming back to you time after time for all their coloring needs!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Keep Your Professional Haircolor Job Looking Professional

It's a problem that plagues millions a year. It is embarrassing, messy, it stains and it can even make others want to stay away from you. Yes, drippage.  OK, I'm not talking about some horrible health malady... I'm talking about hair color ending up on your client's skin.

LUCKILY, the brilliant product developers over at Colortrak have a remedy for dreaded drippage: Colortrak Wipe Off Color Remover Wipes.

Colortrak Wipe Off Color Remover Wipes are the easy and sanitary way to remove hair color stains from the skin. They are great for keeping a professional haircolor job looking professional. The wipes easily dissolve hair color stains from skin including face, neck and hands by simply wiping with one safe and easy wipe off moist towelette. They feature a non-irritating gentle formula with aloe clean and fresh scent. 100 per canister.


  • Pleasant scent
  • Gentle on skin
  • Easy to use
  • Sanitary

Don't worry about your embarrassing messy drippage any more!

Check the wipes out here:
http://www.purespadirect.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=GM-430060

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Grey Blending - A Great New Service to Offer Your Male Clients!

Offering services that are specifically designed for men are a great way to bring in more male clients. However, there is a big difference between how men and women view hair coloring. Women are usually looking for a new look, and will make big changes sometimes, but the average guy who has never done more to their hair than cut it, might feel intimidated by having to get his hair colored. There are a lot of men today who are getting their hair professionally colored, but there's also the men who just want to cover some greys without looking like they are trying to hide it!

A service called "Grey Blending" is a quick and easy process that doesn't give full grey coverage, but rather was designed to blend greys with his own hair color for a natural look that will take years off! Its a great way to introduce men to hair coloring without making a big change. The color is normally semi or demi permanent, so it will gradually fade over three to four weeks. The service also only takes 15-20 minutes and is a great add-on for a cut!

Need some new supplies to start offering this new service? We have what you need here at Pure Spa Direct!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The STARS Photo Competition - What's New for 2013?


The popular STARS photo competition in Chicago, IL that has been around since 2000, has added new and exciting categories for their 2013 contest!

This STARS contest is open to salon professionals who have been licensed for more than three years and the newly added RISING Star category is open to ONLY students who are currently enrolled in an accredited cosmetology school. The contestants entries are judged on technical merit, execution and suitability of the styles of each category, and also concept and overall approach. A select panel of leaders in the industry will be the final judges.

Check out the new categories:

  • Makeover Expert
  • ColorAmerica Colorist of the Year
  • Hair Fashion Visionary – Avant Garde
  • Texture Champion
  • Day to Night
  • Men’s Look Champion
  • International Nail Technician of the Year
  • RISING Star of ABS 2013  - For Students Only
  • THE ULTIMATE STARS AWARD


The deadline for entries to this contest is January 25th, 2013! Get all your hair supplies here at Pure Spa!! We have everything you need to create your outstanding looks to be entered!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Hair Coloring Assistance - There's An App for That!

For all of those women out there that don't know what hair color they should go with for their new hair color or for the stylists that may need a little help in assisting their clients on what color to choose, I'm going to let you in on a little secret.  There's an app for that!


L'OrĂ©al Paris has come up with an app available in Mac Apple Store for your Iphone or Ipad that will help people choose a color for their hair.  One way to use the app allows people to scan the barcode on their products to learn about the color, while the second and more beneficial part of this app for stylists is clients answer  a short questionnaire about what they want and then the app recommends colors.  So, by the time they come to you, the guesswork on what color shade they would like is taken out of the mix.
Even though Pure Spa Direct doesn't carry L'Oreal products we do carry Clairol and Wella.  You can look at the color guide the app shows and compare it to the brand your salon uses to give the customer exactly what they want.  Plus we have all the essential items needed for your hair coloring services, such as mixing kits and hair color accessories.      

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Update Your Look for Fall and Give Your Colorist a Visit!


Hair color is one of the greatest trends that women can enjoy playing around with. Fall is a great time of year to make a change to your color. I myself love making changes to my hair color, I'm a natural blonde, have gone brunette, and am playing around with the idea of...maybe...something a little more red! Changing your hair color with the seasons is definately a lot of fun.

  • Brunettes:
    • If you are looking to update your dark tresses, consider going warmer and darker. Darker colors can highlight the skin and eyes, so it is a great way to change your look with the changing seasons. Another look that continues to stay popular is a sleek, black color. 
  • Redheads:

    • Red is definately a huge trend this fall. Warm tones such as copper and auburn will balance out paler skin. For a lighter, less extreme look, try going with a strawberry blonde color.
  • Blondes:
    • A great way to update blonde hair for the fall is adding more of a beige tone. Also, adding some low lights will tone down the summer blonde color and give you a great multidimensional look. 


Whichever color change you choose, try to keep it within two shades lighter or darker than your natural color. Be sure to consult with your colorist what would work best for your skin tone and leave them to work their magic! Happy coloring!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

New Hair Color For The Fall!

Summer is almost over and the autumn months are coming.  Kids are going back to school and young adults are going away to college.  This is the time of the year where many of them want to show off their personal style by getting a new hair do or changing the color of their hair.  Some of them will want the traditional hair colors like red, burnette, blonde or black, while others will want to go crazy with color.  So why not have that available to them.  Jerome Russell's Punky Colors is your solution.  Let them go crazy with colors like:

Depending on the type and condition of hair the colors can last up to 40 washes.  My cousin was visiting for a couple weeks from California and she said before she went back to high school she was going to get her hair done.  She wanted pink streaks in her hair because it is something different.  This semi-permanent hair color would be perfect for her.  Nowadays, people want to stand out - so why not offer products that will stand out to your clients?  Jerome Russell Punky Colors is something fun and great to offer those clients who really want to show off their personality through their hair.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Take the Guesswork Out of the Coloring Process with See Thru Foils!

As the weather heats up, clients will start coming in to have their hair lightened and brightened.  Foil sales have dramatically increased over the past couple of weeks and we have experienced an influx of calls from stylists asking about our Foil Selection.

One specific type of Foil that everyone is most excited about is the Graham Sanek See Thru Foil.  This innovative product features a clear strip down the center.  What does this mean for you?

  1. Saves time.
  2. Reduced likelihood of the color bleeding.
  3. View color progress at a glance.
  4. Less mess!
  5. Easily dispensable. 
  6. Perfect for 3 dimensional highlights.
CLICK HERE to see the Graham Sanek See Thru Foil and CLICK HERE to see our entire foil selection.

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?