Showing posts with label lashes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lashes. Show all posts

Friday, June 8, 2018

Product Of The Week: RefectoCil Styling Gel

The new RefectoCil Styling Gel is the perfect retail item for clients coming in for lash services.

Designed for care, protection and styling tinted lashes and brows helps tinted lashes shine and last
For clients with unruly hairs, this will help tame those wild things! It can be applied daily or as a pick me up in between services.

These make for an easy add on "finisher" to your lash and brow service and easy retail item. Simply explain the benefits, place in your clients hand and send them on up to the checkout!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Product Of The Week: ULTRA-COMFORT Electric Spa Table by Equipro

If client comfort is a concern or if you aim to go above and beyond in every aspect for your clients, when was the last time you laid on your treatment table? Is it just as comfortable as it was when you first got it? Is the upholstery crack free and the foam nice and thick? If you have to think about the answer, it may be time to think about upgrading.

The ULTRA-COMFORT Electric Spa Table by Equipro is an excellent choice for comfort, functionality and is currently on sale! This bed is fully adjustable with an easy-use foot control and is  ideal for everything from waxing, facials, injectables, massage, pedicures and body treatments! One of my favorite features is that it lowers all the way down to 19" making it awesome for any clients who have reduced mobility.

With various options for color, width, armrests and remotes, you can customize this to fit your style. It also comes with a 2 year manufacturer warranty - double the standard industry warranty!

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, December 1, 2017

Product Of The Week: Eco-Fin Paraffin Alternative

Happy Friday!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday week last week!

Now that the Thanksgiving rush has passed, we're in full swing to the end of year holiday season. Clients will be rushing in for pre-party services as well as some down time amidst all the holiday frenzy. Many will be on the lookout for awesome retail items to give as gifts. Whether family, friends, coworkers or even for themselves Eco-Fin Paraffin Alternative makes an amazing gift!

If you aren't familiar with Eco-Fin, it's an all natural alternative to paraffin that is super nourishing! Profitable for you as an add on service, a stand alone service, and easy enough to use to make a perfect retail gift (especially in winter months!)

Eco-Fin is made with 100% natural plant-based emollients and pure essential oils. It is also Eco-friendly, people-friendly, biodegradable, no petroleum products, no synthetic fragrances, no chemical dyes! Aside from buzz words clients love to hear, the product is effective. It helps not only nourish the skin but it feels luxurious and comforting while on.

The starter kit comes with everything needed to either start offering the service or to retail. They come packaged up nicely for easy retailing.

If you're looking for an easy boost to service profit, our clients have successfully added this on to everything from facials and lashes while the clients are lying there to mani/pedi and massage treatments. For the business, here is a quick breakdown for you on why you may be missing out on some no muss profits:

  • Single use treatments mean there’s nothing to clean or store.
  • 100% disposable and biodegradable.
  • Proven anti-aging proper ties with enhanced cell regeneration.
  • Conveniently packed in pre-measured cubes.
  • Helps the healing of small wounds, cracks, inflamed skin, psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
  • Each tray contains 40 cubes, enough for 20 sets of hand or foot treatments.
  • Cost per treatment is only $1.60

For clients benefit or for retailing purposes, here are some key points:
  • 100% natural plant-based emollients blended with pure essential oils.
  • Petroleum-free alternative to paraffin.
  • Luxurious blend of palm, soy, jojoba and organic coconut oils, shea butter, vitamin E, and essential oils.
  • Great for treating rheumatism and arthritis.
  • Helps the healing of small wounds, cracks, inflamed skin, psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
From unscented to a variety of scents, you can customize to each client or customize for retailing! The Buttered Rum is a hit every winter season, don't let the name dissuade you - it smells delicious in my opinion!  

Here's to an amazing weekend!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Double Up On Our Favorite Lashes!

We love Ardell products, and we just got in their new Double Up Black Demi Wispies! These lashes are perfect to complete on a dramatic look if your clients are looking for something extra glamorous.

There is a heavy amount of volume packed on - with two layers of lashes stacked on top of each other, your clients will get the extra amount of bulk lashes they are looking for! Need some new items to retail? These would make a great addition to your makeup section, along with our other Ardell products! Looking for other retail suggestions? Call us! We are happy to help you! Happy Selling :)

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Make-up Tips for the Season of Weddings and Special Occasions

 Spring has finally officially arrived and this is the season for weddings, proms, and special occasions. You will definitely be kept busy with all the brides and Sweet 16s during this time. A main focus will be on all the bridal make-up that will be requested. Brides will usually want to create their wedding look based on how they wear their make-up everyday, whether it be more natural or filled with drama. However, there are a few tips that you'll want to make sure is included in every bridal make-up application.

Primer is a MUST for special event makeup. Not only does it even out the skin tone and ready the face for the make-up application, but it also helps keep foundation last longer.

Even if the client does not wear foundation regularly, it is needed to provide a healthy glow and evenness. As well keeping oily skin at bay. This is a must, since so many pictures will be taken during the occasion.

Under eye concealer will even out any shadows, even if the client does not have dark circles. It will also make their eyes pop, especially if they are going for a more natural look.

Mattifying Powder:
A must for oily skin types. However, this helps keep the skin shine free for even normal skin.

False Lashes:
This is something all brides should have on their wedding day! I know some of your more natural make-up clients will think of heavy, drama filled make-up when false lashes are mentioned, but they do not need to be worried! Even with a natural look, using more natural false lashes will enhance their eyes, and will not be the distraction they think.

False lashes are not only perfect for brides, but like other special occasions I mentioned, these will be a big request. For proms and sweet 16's, you will definitely have the younger girls wanting this incorporated in their make-up application.

Whether your needing more natural lashes, or more drama, we have a wide variety of false lashes, and also disposable makeup application tools and make-up brushes you will need for this busy time!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Best Lash Extensions on Long Island - New York Lash Stylist Explains Mink, Silk, Faux Mink & More

Article by: Michele Horan,Owner at Revite Skincare and Spa, Syosset, NY - Long Island.

Eyelash extensions have taken off over the last 8 years bringing the business to a new level with various types  of eyelashes and materials.  As the demand for eyelash extensions grew, so did the clients choices.    
One of the questions I am asked on a daily basis is about the difference between, silk, synthetic, faux mink, or real mink eyelash extensions.  Using these materials daily, I have become familiar with the each type, the pros and cons, and who they are most suitable for.  

"Of all the lash extensions types,
synthetic allow for the most stunning &
glamorous looks to be created."
Here’s a rundown on each:

Synthetic Eyelash Extensions-
These are made from polished acrylic material and are the firmest/sturdiest of all.  In appearance, they are a little shinier or glossier than the mink or silk.  When applied quite thickly, they are more dramatic.

They come in a wide variety of densities and curls, and can be applied to look very natural.  Synthetic are most popular with ladies wanting a more dramatic and made-up look.  They hold their curl extremely well due to firmness. 

Some people don’t find them as “soft” or “natural” looking as silk or mink.  While they last a long time, the thicker densities don’t have as good staying power as the silk and definitely not the mink.  Of all the lash extensions types, synthetic allow for the most stunning and glamorous looks to be created.
A full set is $300 and fill ins $80

Silk Eyelash Extensions-
These are mid-weight type of lash extensions, and are finer and more flexible than the synthetic type. They are softer and more porous and tend to hold on slightly longer than the synthetic ones.  Silk can be made to look very natural or very glamorous, but not quite as dense/thick as the synthetic lashes.  Because they are lighter weight, they are often a better option for clients who have weak or fine lashes. 

Like synthetic lashes, silk come in a variety of curls and lengths.  They are a better option for a natural look, as the curl is not as uniform or pronounced as synthetic.  Sets of silk lashes are one of the most popular options for brides who are looking for lashes that are full and long and yet still natural looking. 
A full set is $300 and fill ins $80

Faux Mink Eyelash Extensions-
These are man-made fibers designed to imitate real mink fur.  They are very fine, soft, and silky, just like fur.  However, they have been improved slightly in that if you wet them they won’t lose their curl.  When wet real mink fur lashes become straight and wispy and often need a curler to curl them back up.  Faux mink lashes appear “darker” than synthetic lashes.

Faux mink lashes have become very popular because they are so light and fine and feel exactly like your own lashes.  They are (with proper care) very long lasting and are great if you own lashes are fine and weak.  Because they are so light, they tend not to drop or twist, even after weeks of wear.  Because the lashes are so fine, the surface-area-ratio between your own lash and the extension is much closer to 1:1. (so they last longer)  With synthetic lashes it can be 1:2 or even 1:3.  It takes a longer time to apply mink lashes because the fibers are very fine and more lashes need to be applied.

One downside is that even with a lot of volume, they are still very natural looking.  If a client is looking for a glamorous/made up “Kardashian” look, they are better off going for synthetic lashes which give more volume.
A full set is $400 and fill ins $100

"Mink  is a very fine
and lightweight lash"
Real Mink Eyelash Extensions-
100% Siberian Mink eyelash extensions are the most luxurious lash extensions available in the market.  These lashes are lighter and softer than faux mink, silk, or synthetic taking high-end glamour to the next level.  These lashes are for clients who want the ultimate in lash luxury!  The 100% Siberian Mink fur lashes are sterilized and hypo-allergenic with no chemicals or dying involved.  Because of the delicate nature of the Siberian mink fur, everything is 100% done by hand and gathered without harming the animals in any way.

A unique aspect of the mink lashes, as opposed to silk or synthetic options, is that they are a very fine and lightweight lash.  Enough to attach multiple extensions per lash. 
A full set is $450 and fill ins $120

As an eyelash technician, I determine the type of lash to use based upon the length and thickness of each person’s natural lash, consulting with the client determining their personal preferences, as well as each clients budget needs. - Michele Horan,Owner at Revite Skincare and Spa, Syosset, NY - Long Island.

To learn more about about Michele Horan click here: Bio
To purchase eyelash supplies and tints for your Day Spa or Salon, click here: Pure Spa Direct


Sunday, October 7, 2012

A Growing Salon/Spa Trend: Eyelash Extensions

I'm starting to see more and more of this popular trend everywhere. Not only are celebrities doing it, but regular salon and spa goers have caught on to this awesome service and are making regular visits to get it done. If you are not already offering eyelash extension services, you should! Not only will you bring in new clients, but even your existing clients will start being more frequent visitors!

Women wanting thicker, darker, longer, and more voluminous lashes is not something that is going to change anytime soon. There are also other ways to promote this trend besides just offering the eyelash extension services. You can also retail eyelash conditioners and serums! By making these items visible and available, clients will be more likely to inquire about it. Another great strategy would be to have your staff use the items themselves, so your clients can actually see the results! By making these services and items available in your business, you won't be disappointed!

Check out these items available at Pure Spa Direct!:
And don't forget to remind your clients to come back every 2-3 weeks for touch-ups! Overdue touch-ups can look messy and unruly! Suggest eyelash products for your clients to use in between touch-ups that won't mess with their beautiful new extensions. Maybe... Reese Robert Eyelash Extend Ultra Gentle Mascara. =)