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

Friday, May 13, 2016

Extra Shine for Braided Hair!


Braids are definitely a huge hair trend for 2016, but then again, did they ever really go out of style? Everyone from Taylor Swift to Kim Kardashian have been rocking some serious braids this year, and I'm sure many of your clients are seeking this look as well! With up-do season approaching (prom, weddings, bridal showers, bar mitvahs, gender reveal parties.. the list goes on!) I'm sure your salon will be extra busy these next few months! You definitely want to make sure you're fully stocked on products.

We just got in an amazing product - the Braid Sheen Spray by Fantasia! This herbal spray conditions, soften, and shines the stresses of braided hair, giving it a healthy look that your clients will love! It's made with herbs and vitamins to control a dry, flaking scalp. It also works well on synthetic hair, giving it a natural shine! Use it on your clients for their up-dos, or you can also retail this item for them to take home!

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, July 21, 2012

Hair Loss in Women: Time to Embrace and Solve This Devastating Issue

Female hair thinning and hair loss is a topic that is very near and dear to my heart, yet is still considered by many to be too shameful and taboo to talk about.  As a culture, we all too often view womanhood as defined by how a woman chooses to wear her hair, whether it be long, medium, short or shaved.  All of those previously mentioned styles are a choice, however, when a woman is robbed of her hair due to a multitude of factors, including stress, genetics or illness, the emotional toll can be devastating.  

How does this pertain to you, a licensed professional in the beauty industry?  You can take this issue from being taboo to being embraced and resolved by helping your clients address it, no pun intended, head-on.  I personally have been experiencing hair thinning and hair loss around my crown and at my front side part since I was 24.  The issue was not addressed until, one day, my hair stylist asked me how I styled my hair.  From there the conversation expanded to him acknowledging the areas of thinning hair and offering suggestions about how I should wear my hair back, what brushes to use, etc.



You can take it a step further for your salon and spa clients by offering services that are specifically designed to stimulate the scalp and promote hair growth.  Please see below for some products that have been shown to help and prevent Hair Thinning and Baldness.


1. Boar Bristle Brushes
  • A common cause of hair thinning and hair loss is sebum buildup on the scalp which clogs the follicles and prevents new, strong hair from growing in.  Boar Bristles are excellent because they stimulate the scalp  and evenly distribute the natural scalp sebum without damaging the hair shaft.
  • These brushes are an easy-sell retail item for all of your clients, especially those with thinning and/or balding hair.  You can also use this brush during the treatment to demonstrate to your client how invigorating yet gentle it is.
2.  Olive Oil
  • Naturally anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, this antioxidant is best for your clients whose hair is thinning due to chemical treatments and processes, such as coloring, highlighting, perming and straightening.
  • This can be used on its own during a scalp massage, or in conjunction with essential oils.
  • Jojoba Oil is not actually an oil, but rather, a wax ester.  This is important because it mimics sebum (human skin oil) and has been shown to trick our skin into not producing excess sebum.  
  • Most importantly, jojoba oil disintegrates crusted sebum buildup on the scalp, which clogs follicles and causes hair loss.
  • The ingredient is the perfect carrier oil.  You can use this during scalp massages and scalp kneading, plus you can retail it for your clients to use at home.
  • This essential oil has been used to treat skin problems since Ancient Rome and it still is shown to work today.  Studies show that Rosemary Oil stimulates blood flow to the scalp, thus invogorating hair follicles and encouraging hair growth.  
  • This oil has also been shown to treat an assortment of scalp issues, including dandruff, itching and flaking.
  • The best way to apply this product is to mix with a carrier oil, such as Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed Oil, or Olive Oil and massage into your client's scalp.
While female hair loss will never be completely eradicated, by offering services that target these issues, you can help you clients on a physical and emotional level, all while securing their long-term patronage.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pin-Straight to Pin-Curl with One Styling Tool: The Nano Titanium Coni Straight Iron by BaByliss Pro!

Since hitting the market, hair straighteners, aka flat irons, have soared in popularity. They have become just as much of a necessity and fixture at every styling station as blow dryers and curling irons. For me personally, my number one hair appliance that needs to travel with me at all times is my BaByliss Pro hair straighter (most hotels have blow dryers anyways!).

A growing trend among stylists is to be using flat irons (traditionally known for making super-sleek straight hair), to also easily create gorgeous-sexy-bouncy-curls. By simply wrapping the hair around the flat iron you can quickly create various styles of curls and flips.

*IMPORTANT: There are many different flat iron models on the market that can be used to do both. However, the technique of using flat irons to curl hair, can be drying and damaging, so it is important to have the right tool. The rounder the edge the better, and for those reasons, is why I recommend the best…the Nano Titanium Coni Straight Iron - Straighten OR Curl by BaByliss Pro. This brand new appliance by BaByliss Pro uses elite technology to preserve the hair, while packing the styling power of two tools in one! Less clutter + fabulous results= Stylists best friend!

  • Its unique rounded barrel makes it one of the most versatile irons on the market.
  • May be used as a flat iron by opening plates to straighten.
  • May be used to create various styles of curls: Use as a twin barrel to create curls and loops by bending the ends of hair around the curved outer barrel. Close the barrels with the lock-in function to create tapered curls.
Attending trade shows is an excellent way to stay current on growing industry trends, as well as learn new skills, styles, and techniques. Below is a great clip from a recent trade show, demonstrating the technique of using BaByliss Pro flat irons to make gorgeous curls…



Aside from being one of my favorite product lines we carry at Pure Spa Direct, BaByliss Pro is well known to be one of the best hair appliance manufacturers around the world! To ensure your client's satisfaction with your unique hairstyle, BaByliss Pro is the way to go! Check out our entire BaByliss Pro collection Here!

Friday, December 23, 2011

THIS JUST IN! Wet Brush Sellers....NEW WET Brushes Available NOW!

So many salons and spas have already discovered how AMAZING WET Brushes are....but have you seen the AWESOME new colors and prints they are available in? Keep reading!

WET Brushes are such a hot retail item, every salon and spa should be selling them! They feature an integrated flex comb, a rubberized non-slip grip, and unique, soft and flexible bristles, so they are perfect for kids and adults alike!

Wet Brushes are an excellent choice for kids, adults, straight hair, curly hair, short hair, hair extensions, weaves, wigs....pretty much any hair!

And now....WET Brushes are available in the following new Collections:


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Add some variety to your WET Brush offerings with these new WET products! Suggested retail cost for each WET Brush is $12.99 - that means 120% profit for your business....and happy clients!

Friday, December 16, 2011

AHHHH-MAZING Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner - Must Have Retail Items for 2012!

Recently, my 4 year old daughter developed a sensitivity to sulfates found in many shampoos, conditioners, and body washes. I have switched her to using only Castile Soap derived from coconut oil. Since she is unable to use these harsh detergents, I thought it might be a good idea to eliminate them for myself as well. I have tried a few sulfate-free shampoos in the past, but was unhappy with the results. They either did not leave my hair feeling clean or soft, or led to itchy, greasy roots within hours.

Then, a few weeks ago, I blogged about the incredible liquid gold oil, Argan Oil. In my research for that blog, I discovered the One 'n Only Argan Moisture Repair Shampoo and Conditioner and decided to give it a try. I did not have very high expectations, based on my previous experience with sulfate-free shampoos, but boy, did this shampoo surprise me!

Since it is sulfate-free, there is very little lather. While there is not much to back this up, we usually equate big, bubbly lather with shiny, squeaky clean! The lack of lather left me feeling a little....empty during my shower, but I figured I would roll with it. The shampoo is a pearly white and feels about the same consistency as most shampoos I have used previously. Nothing special there. The conditioner also felt like most other conditioners I have used. The one noteworthy feature of this duo is the scent - HEAVENLY! The warm, almost nutty aroma stays with you long after you have rinsed.

When I got out of the shower, my hair felt about the same as usual, heavy-wet, yet soft. I decided to allow it to air dry to see if the shampoo and conditioner had any noticeable effect on my thick, semi-wavy hair without any input from styling tools. When my hair was more than half dry, I ran my fingers through it to feel the progress it was making, and my heart nearly stopped. My hair felt dry, crackly, and sticky. OH NO - what happened? I figured I would allow it to finish drying before I made my final assessment.

Once my hair was completely dry, it looked smooth and shiny,
and felt nicely moisturized. Not sure why it feels so yucky while it is drying, but the final outcome is lovely. My hair feels strong, yet silky smooth, without feeling greasy - even after 2 days! I normally have to wash my hair daily or risk looking like I am wearing a grease helmet, but with this shampoo, I can go 2 days without a problem! I have received so many compliments on my hair since I started using this Argan Oil shampoo...perfect for the holiday season, when I want to look my best!

I definitely recommend checking this shampoo and conditioner out, for yourself, your salon, AND to retail to your clients!

What is your favorite shampoo?

Friday, August 5, 2011

With the New SSDash Flat Iron, Help Your Clients Maintain Straight Locks....ANYWHERE!

Are your clients having trouble keeping their hair straight? Are they complaining that they spend all this money on hair products and once they leave the house, their hair just curls up? Well, the SSDash 7" Miniature Styling Iron just solved that problem! The SSDash takes care of your hair, no matter where you are! This miniature Iron is the perfect retail item for every client who walks through the door.

All your clients have to do is throw this 7" light-weight Flat Iron in their purse and straight hair is at their finger tips, whenever and wherever they need. All they have to do is plug in this professional-series miniature straightener into 12 volt accessory plug in their car and wait 90 seconds! The SSDash heats up to 400 degrees, now that's impressive considering it's only 7"!

There's nothing small about this 7" Flat Iron! It features Tourmaline Infused plates to restore moisture. These ceramic plates distribute heat evenly, leaving hair silky and smooth by eliminating hot spots. This iron features Far-Infrared Heat, heating the hair from the inside out, for stronger, softer and healthier hair; as well as accelerated ionic properties for luster and Shine! 7" is all you need to have it all!

SSDash is a mini styling Iron with a non slip grip that is the perfect hair product for any girl, especially a gal on the go! Your clients will be ecstatic that they can maintain the style they got at the salon for only $19.99!

Are you just as excited as I am to never have to worry about messy hair again?