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

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Practice Makes Perfect

Whether you are a business owner or employee, the beauty industry is always evolving and changing.

Practice makes perfect right? So what are you using during downtime for practice?

Salons and spas purchase our manikins for learning new cutting, coloring, straightening and processing techniques. You will find all types of manikin heads from human hair, synthetic hair, straight hair, ethnic hair, facial hair, beards and even eyebrow hair. We also have accessories such as holding clamps, tripods, wig dryers and foam heads.

If you think this doesn't apply to you or your business think again, we have it all!

Daisy - Blonde 100% Human Hair Manikin / 22" - 24"
100% human hair manikin features 22" - 24" of light blonde hair, a natural neck and facial make-up.






Celebrity Eyebrow Tweezing Pallet
Practice tweezing and shaping with four pairs of eyebrows.







Celebrity Manicure Hand W/2 Way Holder
Manikin hand includes a two-way holder.





Celebrity Eye Shadow Pallet
Perfect for practicing eyeshadow and eyeliner application. 4 sets of practice eyes per pallet.



We have more to choose from, click here!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

New Season, New Hair, New Hair Trolley

With the change of season comes the change of hair. Your salon is getting busier and you may just be ready for a small upgrade to make your busy days easier!

Check out our new trolleys by PIU Saloni!!
They are made with Polycarbonate plastics which has a strong resistance to corrosive chemicals and a strong shell. It is perfect for everyday use in a beauty salon, Barbershop, Spa, or wherever your needs arise. It has all of the cut, color, and styling needs in one place, and keeps it simple to stay organized!

Zeta Hair Trolley - Multiple Color Combinations / Has 6 Drawers 
The top features a blow dryer holder, built in appliance and brush holders with removable cups, and a space for scissors and brushes. This cart has a Z like frame with open drawers providing easy access to all of the styling needs. There is no other like this on the market.
Features:

  • 6 translucent Drawers with Ample Storage
  • Appliance Holders: Blow Dryer, Removable trays, Brushes, Scissors or combs, a towel holder, 3 small open plates and 1 large open plate.
  • 4 of The "Evy Casters" allowing a 360-degree turning capability with ease


360 Trolley Lite Plus - Multiple Color Combinations / Has 3 Drawers + 12 Appliance-Supply Holders
The Trolley Lite Plus is perfect for the salon, barbershop, spa, etc. beauty needs. The top features a blow dryer holder, built in appliance and brush holders with removable cups, removable tint bowls, and a space for the foil sheets. The Lite Plus has 3 magnetic drawers for storing the extra needed accessories for the cutting, tinting, and styling needs. This cart has a 360-degree rotation providing easy access to all of the equipment.
Features:

  • 3 Magnetic Drawers with Ample Storage
  • Appliance Holders 
  • (1) 2.5" blow dryer, (2) 2.5 inch & (2) 1.25" with removable trays), (4) 1.25" for brushes, (2) 4" removable tint bowls, (1) 6"foil sheet 


360 Trolley Lite - Multiple Color Combinations / Has 12 Appliance-Supply Holders
The Trolley Lite is perfect for the salon, barbershop, spa, etc. beauty needs. The top features a blow dryer holder, built in appliance and brush holders with removable cups, removable tint bowls, and a space for the foil sheets. This cart has a 360-degree rotation providing easy access to all of the styling needs.

Features:
Appliance Holders:
(1) 2.5" blow dryer
(2) 2.5"
(2) 1.25" with removable trays
(4) 1.25" for brushes
(2) 4" removable tint bowls
(1) 6" foil sheet slot
5-star base frame allowing a 360-degree turning capability with ease and style

Friday, July 14, 2017

New Pedi Cart and Stool on Pure Spa Direct

I am loving these new additions to our site for pedicures by Ki New York!


The Emma Economical Pedicure Cart has a clean, contemporary look, and makes for a convenient pedicure, without breaking the bank!
Key Features:
  • Smooth black PVC vinyl
  • Firm pillow top seating
  • Metal frame with footrest
  • Spa tub ledge - pair this piece with the popular Footsie Bath Foot Spa
  • Two caster wheels for portability
  • Easy seating access

The Sara Economical Pedicure Stool looks great, with tons of extra storage space


Key Features:
  • Black PVC vinyl with plush cushioning
  • Backrest for extra support
  • Four durable casters wheels for easy portability
  • Easy tuck away dual storage drawers
  • Steel sturdy framing


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Healthy Hair The Natual Way!

The natural movement in skin care is no secret these days. I speak with clients all over the world who tell me how concerned their clients are with ingredients and environmentally friendly treatments.

While many are focused on skin care/body treatments, there are also options for hair care! From creating your own oils for scalp massage to actual hair treatments, there are many natural options to excite your clients!

Here are some ingredient ideas to get you started:

Calendula flowers are awesome as a scalp treatment! Calendula helps calm irritated and/or sensitive scalps! Infuse a carrier oil with the flowers for a great scalp massage!

Dandelion Leaves work well for relief from dandruff and dry hair.

Ginger is excellent in a hair mask and/or scalp massage as it helps to stimulate hair growth. It also adds a little pep to the treatment!

Lemon Balm is great for clients with oily hair. It has mild astringent properties that help balance oil production.

Nettle is an all purpose hair herb - it helps with preventing hair loss, stimulates the scalp, helps with dandruff, split ends and helps with shine!

Rose Hips are chock full of vitamin c making them an excellent choice for strengthening hair

If you'd rather not make your own, take a look at the hair oil line from Organic Fiji!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Make Your Clients More Comfortable for Under $15!

I am terrible about getting my hair cut on a regular basis. Just awful - I will go months and months without a hair cut. So this weekend, I finally got my hair cut, and was thinking - the shampoo is, by far, my favorite part of the whole experience. Someone else washing my hair, sitting back, relaxing, with my eyes closed....and the girl who washed my hair gave the most amazing scalp massage!



The salon I went to this time has wonderfully comfortable tilting shampoo units, but usually, being the tiny girl that I am, my neck is so uncomfortable that I can't even enjoy my scalp massage! Do your clients experience this? What if you could make even a comfortable shampoo a little more comfortable for your clients?

Pure Spa just added some great new shampoo bowl neck rests that can do just that! For less than $15, you can take even a great shampoo experience and enhance it! Just think - if your clients are even more comfortable at your salon, what can that mean in additional revenue for your business? Aside from selling more retail products (clients who are more comfortable and have a better experience buy more!), your clients just might consider booking their next appointment a little sooner - which means over time, they will come to you for more services! Who would have thought something so small could have such a great effect on your business?

Check out our favorite, low-cost neck rests below:

Gel Neck Rest - $7.20
http://www.purespadirect.com/Gel-Neck-Rest-SNS-CUSH3-p/vo-304430.htm

Deluxe Gel Neck Rest - $13.20
http://www.purespadirect.com/Deluxe-Gel-Neck-Rest-SNS-CUSH4-p/vo-304431.htm

Friday, May 22, 2015

Get A HEAD Start On Summer Hair!

Summer is just around the corner which means fun in the sun!

Make sure your client's hair is all hydrated and ready to fight off the damaging wind, water, sun, sand and anything else the summer fun may throw at them!

Here is a great hydrating hair treatment if you are looking for something new to try:

Summer Hair Treatment



Be sure to have lots of sunscreens, wet brushes, refreshment towels (great to have on hand for clients!) and lip balms to retail to your clients!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Will Movemeber Ever Rule the World?

It is officially "Movember", as you can tell just by walking down the street - mustaches and beards in

their full glory, on display everywhere you turn!

For those not in the know, or those of us who are not graced with facial hair (ladies, I'm speaking to you!), Movember is a global movement committed to changing the face of men's health. Funds raised during Movember goes towards saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health problems.

Started a decade ago, Movember has raised over $500 million to date, and has funded over 800 men's health programs around the world.

Salons and barber shops around the country are getting involved by sponsoring Movember Events, Shave the Dates, and donating proceeds to Movember movements worldwide.  How are you celebrating Movember?


Friday, April 18, 2014

UNBEATABLE OFFER - $74 Shampoo Bowls Here at Pure Spa Direct!

Calling all Hair Salons! We have a deal that CANNOT BE MISSED..... $74 Shampoo Bowls, right here at Pure Spa Direct!


These beautiful black ABS plastic shampoo bowls are just what you are looking for! Comes complete with your choice of faucet and the vacuum breaker, you won't find a better deal on a shampoo bowl ANYWHERE! Pure Spa Direct has these shampoo bowls, plus all of your hair salon supplies, all in one convenient place.

Margrit Heart Shaped ABS Plastic Shampoo Bowl: http://www.purespadirect.com/Margrit-Heart-Shaped-ABS-Plastic-Shampoo-Bowl-LS1-p/kv-972185.htm

Nicolaas Sqaure Shaped ABS Plastic Shampoo Bowl: http://www.purespadirect.com/Nicolaas-Sqaure-Shaped-ABS-Plastic-Shampoo-Bowl-L-p/kv-972186.htm

Pure Spa Direct Salon Category: http://www.purespadirect.com/Hair-Hair-Products-Hair-Appliances-Brushes-Combs-Hair-Color-s/267.htm

Sunday, January 12, 2014

L'Oreal Professional NOW Offering Formal Balayage Training Certification

Balayage is one of the most sought-after hair coloring processes in existence today, and it is only becoming more popular with the recent trends of ombre hair color. According to L'Oreal's website:
"Balayage is a coloring technique used to create sun-kissed, natural-looking highlights. Used as an alternative to foil highlighting, it is the action in which hair color is swept or painted on to the hair to create depth and dimension.

Balayage is the in-salon color service choice among the most discerning clients – celebrities, models and fashionistas – that demand hair color to be designed exclusively for them. And Balayage hair painting isn’t just for Blondes! It is perfect for brunettes that want a subtle, sun-kissed look."
Recently, L'Oreal announced plans to formalize their Balayage training for salons across the United States, creating a full Balayage Certification Program.

According to The Colorist Magazine, the program will be broken into 4 classes, divided by levels:

  1. Balayage Foundations (2-day demonstrations with hands-on mannequin sessions)
  2. Balayage Advanced (2-day demonstrations with hands-on mannequin sessions)
  3. Balayage Creative (2-day demonstrations with hands-on mannequin sessions)
  4. Balayage Live (3-day demonstrations with hands-on mannequin sessions)
Following the completion of all 4 classes, colorists will be officially "Balayage Certified" by L'Oreal.

Will you become a Balayage Certified Colorist?

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Beauty and The Bubbly! - Stand Out From The Competition!


 Offering complimentary drinks with your salon and spa services has been something that high end hair salons and spas have been doing for quite some time now. More recently, nail salons have started picking up this idea too and it definitely has shown success in increased clientele, as well as repeat business!

Serving drinks like champagne, wine or mixed drinks is a great perk for your clients and will have you standing out among your competition! This is also great for spa parties as well, you can offer fun drinks to compliment a specific service.

Here are some cool ideas to try!:

Offer Pomegranate Martinis with a Pomegrante Pedicure
Pedi Scrub Gel Pomegranate / 1 Gallon by Spa Redi
CUCCIO NATURALE Pomegranate Fig Pedicure Sea Salts 64 oz.
CUCCIO NATURALE Pomegranate Fig Manicure/Pedicure Soak / 24 Count
Pedi Creme Mask Pomegranate / 1 Gallon by Spa Redi


Serve up a glass of champagne with the Keyano Champagne and Rose Products
Keyano Champagne Products

Keep your champagne and beverages chilled with a Bamboo Ice Housing Unit! They come in 3 different sized for any of your needs:
Bamboo Ice Housing

Another great idea to boost business during slower hours - Offer "Happy Hour Specials" like mini facials and pedicures at a discount, and include a complimentary drink as an added bonus! You will drive more business and create more revenue for your business, while making your clients happy!

Be cautious serving alcohol - it is a good idea to make it a policy to only offer one drink during their service for a more relaxing time - not a drink fest! Before adding drinks to your offerings, be sure to check local liquor laws and ensure you have the proper licensing in place, too.

I know I love this idea that salons and spas have been offering, and this will have your clients coming back to you for all of their services!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Wella Illumina Color: The New, Groundbreaking Professional Line

 On September 21st of this year, Wella celebrated the launch of their new and groundbreaking Illumina Color Line!  Not only is this new technology designed to keep hair healthier than ever, it can also help you reach a whole new market of clients.

As a colorist, you know that the hardest clientele to reach are those with 'Virgin Hair' aka hair that has never been chemically processed or colored.  The Illumina Permanent Color is a patented product that has been 5 years in the making to help keep damage to a minimum and keep hair as close to natural, 'virgin hair' as possible.  This is huge news for the industry, especially since 62% of women who do not color their hair say that fear of damage is the main reason.

According to Fabio Sementilli, the Creative Director of Wella Professional, “ILLUMINA is about clear color, clear shine and clear vibrancy. Women who say they’re afraid to color their hair because they worry about damage will see shining hair that is in great condition. The effects are the same on virgin as they are on previously colored hair.”

The Illumina Color Line will be officially released and available for purchase in January, 2013!

If you use Wella products in your salon, you can go to the Wella Professional Website and register your salon.  This will help get the word out to potential clients that they can have Wella products used on their hair at your salon!  Also, Pure Spa carries over 65,000 products, including Wella Color, Wella DeveloperFoil, Brushes, Bottles, Bowls / Shakers, Capes and other accessories!!

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!

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!!

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!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Safety First! Prevent Accidents with the UNBREAKABLE DL Professional 42 oz. Acrylic Sanitizing Jar!

Accidents happen. Unfortunately, they are a part of life, and a part of being human. I, personally, am probably one of the clumsiest people around, and rarely go a day without breaking, dropping, or spilling something. As a business owner, you want to beware of clients like me, and take necessary precautions to prevent mishaps from happening...wherever and whenever possible.

At every salon, at every station, you will find a sanitizing jar. Sanitation is priority #1, and doing it safely is equally as important. For that reason, I
recommend the DL Professional 42 oz. Unbreakable Acrylic Sanitizing Jar. They are the perfect size to sanitize all implements whether you're a barber, hairdresser, or manicurist. Broken glass can be a serious hazard for any business, as well as a nightmare to clean-up. That is why every salon should go Unbreakable with the DL Professional 42 oz. Unbreakable Acrylic Sanitizing Jar.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Evolution of a Brush: From Bone Picks to Gemstones with the Thermal Tourmaline Round Brush!

I'm too sexy for my brush...
For as long as people have had hair, we have needed some way to tame the tangles, free the knots, and show off our own personal style. Hair brushes have been around for thousands of years, but thanks to evolution, they have transformed from being simple bone or shell picks, to more modern and ergonomic styling tools.

For example, Pure Spa Direct recently added the Thermal Tourmaline Round Brush to our ever-expanding product selection. After reading the description of this brush, I couldn't resist and had to purchase one instantly. The Thermal Tourmaline Round Brush has crushed Tourmaline gemstones infused within the barrel of the brush that emit negative ions to SMOOTH HAIR, ADD SHINE and ELIMINATE FRIZZ! Yes, this brush is infused with GEMSTONES!!!

As an end-user, I have noticed visible results to the appearance of my hair when I use this brush during my blow outs. As professionals, having a brush that works miracles to bring structure to a client's unruly mop is a necessity! That is why I recommend that every hair salon ditches their antique brushes and adds the Thermal Tourmaline Round Brush to their salon stations and retail offerings.

Have you had the chance to try this amazing brush yet?

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?