Showing posts with label nail art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nail art. Show all posts

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Add Some Sparkle to Your Nail Creations!

Revive any of your old color gels with our Nail Art Gel Mixer Tools!






  • Makes it easy to mix up your color gels or use it to peel nail art stickers off the backing paper.
  • Gives you complete control of where you place stickers on the nail.
  • Minimal waste after mixing. Uniform color consistency.
  • Not just a gel stirrer, you can mix acrylic powders too and make your very own custom colors.
  • Mix glitter powders with french manicure colors and create many fresh looks.
  • Handmade in Japan. Premium quality stirrer designed especially for salon professionals.

These Mixer Tools are also the perfect  tool for precision nail sticker placement! Pair them with some of our exciting nail stickers to provide a fun and unique nail experience for clients!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Looking For Some Green? Stock Up For St. Patrick's Day!

Hopefully you're all well prepared for the Valentine's Day rush - if not, give us a call, we can help meet your deadline! Time to get thinking about St. Patrick's Day themes and events - from green polish to green facial masks and more, you can offer a great green-inspired menu!

Here are some of our favorites:

Mani/Pedi



Retail and More:



Facials and Body:



Accessories to Complete the Experience:



Everything you need work this holiday into a treatment, theme or special all in one place, that's what we do!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Halloween Is Approaching!



Is your spa prepared for the upcoming spooky holiday? Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, and it's approaching sooner than you think! If you're in need of any last minute Halloween supplies for your clients, we are loving the Chisel Nail Art Horror Collection!  Each package includes ten unique stamps that cut beautiful designs into uncured colored dipping powder! There are skulls, grim reapers, pumpkins, coffins, spider, and more ghoulish creatures your clients can choose from! Use Chisel Nail Art Stamps with Chisel Dipping Powder to create colorful (and scary!) Halloween art for your clients just in time for this fun holiday. Not a fan of Halloween? Be sure to check out all of the other collections of Chisel Nail Art!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

You Keep Me Hangin' On... New Japanese 3D Nail Jewelry - Dangling Charms!

It is as simple a drilling a little hole the right distance from the edge for the clip on's (or breaking out the nail glue for the glue on's) and voila... your clients are ready to wear our new dangling charms Japanese nail jewelry. The clip on charms can be removed or changed to meet a client's daily style in seconds!

They are a perfect Retail offering for you clients... low cost, they don't take up much space, you can mark them up 50%, 100% or MORE... and clients LOVE THEM!

See the whole Japanese 3D Nail Jewelry - Dangling Charms Collection Here or click the picture you like below:

Thursday, May 14, 2015

National Barefoot Month

According to the National Day Calender website, June is national barefoot month!

Perfect to run some different pedicure specials, try out some new menu and nail art ideas!

Even something to get existing clients to try a new service, like a discount off their first pedicure during the month of June. Or a cute gift with every pedicure - be sure to make it something you retail! Gifting them a great product to fall in love with will boost retail sales in the long run!


Here are some of our client's best selling "foot" gifts:

Desert Mineral Detox Scrub (still the best selling scrub for mani/pedi, body treatments AND retailing!)
Aromaland Foot and Leg Lotions
Gena Pedi-Soft Lotion 8.5oz
CND Cucumber Heel Therapy
Amber Hand & Foot Recovery Vanilla Lemongrass

Be sure to stock up on your pedicure slippers, toe separators, new polish collections and polish removers now!

If you've been thinking about a new pedicure bowl lately, now is the time!!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

How To: Inspiring Fall Nail Designs With CM Nail Art by LeChat

By now we are all well aware of how huge nail art has become. Long gone are the days of a simple white flower or swirl design. Nowadays you have clients asking or the craziest nail art! To make sure you are always ready for any request, you'll want to keep a wide variety of nail art colors on hand. With the new CM Nail Art by LeChat, you won't have to go looking for the right sized brush from another bottle or from your basic white nail art bottle, because each color comes equipped with the striper brush for detailed work!

The colors range form basic to pearl, to glitter to metallic, and even electric colors! Basically, any color you need for any design is available from the CM Nail Art collection by LeChat.

Fall Nail Art Design Tutorial:

What You Will Need:
Orange and Yellow Polish Colors:
China Glaze Lacquer - MAKE SOME NOISE
China Glaze Lacquer - ORANGE YOU HOT?
China Glaze Lacquer - RIVETING
China Glaze Lacquer - SUN UPON MY SKIN
China Glaze Lacquer - SUNSHINE POP

Brown Striper Color:
CM Nail Art - Brown / 0.33 oz. by LeChat

You can also add some sparkle:
CM Nail Art - Copper Glitter / 0.33 oz. by LeChat

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Patriotic Nail Design For the 4th of July!

I can't believe that the 4th of July is just around the corner! Red, White, and Blue nail designs are super popular right now for this holiday. Your clients are going to want to get festive this week and show off their holiday spirit with American Flag inspired Nails. This look is so easy to create as well!

What you will need:
White Nail Polish
Blue Nail Polish
Red Nail Polish
Striping Tape
Striping Nail Brush
Nail Confetti
Star Shaped Nail Confetti
Base and Top Coat

****Happy 4th of July!****

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Nail Art Brushes for Every Design

Nail art is still huge this year, and with more and more clients looking to add fun art designs to their manicures, you will want to be fully prepared. Having an assortment of different kinds of nail art brushes is great idea to ensure you have the right tools to tackle any request!

With these new sets of nail art brushes by DL Pro, you can create anything from a simple design to something more complex. They come in 2 different sets. One contains all 12 brushes and the other contains 7 basic nail art brushes.

12 Piece Nail Art Brush Set by DL Pro
Includes:

7-1/2" Fan Brush
7-3/8" Dotting Tool
7-1/4" Oval Brush
7-1/8" Square Tip Brush
7-1/8" Square Tip Brush
7-1/4" Angled Brush
7-1/4" Angled Detailing Brush
7-1/8" Extra Small Angled Detailing Brush
7-3/4" Long Striping Brush
7-1/4" Medium Striping Brush
7-1/8" Short Striping Brush
7" Extra Short Striping Brush


Includes:

7-1/2" Fan Brush
7-1/4" Square Tip Brush
7" Square Tip Brush
7-1/4" Angled Brush
7-1/4" Detailing Brush with Angled Ferrule
7-1/4" Short Striping Brush
7-1/4" Oval Brush

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Perfect for Warmer Weather - Palm Tree Nail Designs

The weather is finally getting warmer here in New York, and what better time to jump ahead and play with fun nail designs that make you think of warmer weather? I came across these Palm Tree nail art designs and instantly thought of warm weather, summer, and vacations. All you need is polishes in sunset colors of red, pink, and yellow. Black polish for the palm tree design and a thin nail art brush.


And if you're not into the sunset look, check out the palm tree design with more of a beach background. All you need for this one is to change the background color to two shades of blue and a bit of yellow:

These designs will definitely help your clients get ready for the summer months!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Lots of Broken Nails? Educate Your Clients on Nail Care

Do your regular clients come in for their manicures complaining of their nails breaking in between services? (I am definitely guilty of this!) Well, nail care goes way beyond the salon and it is important for you to inform them on how to properly take care of their nails outside of their regular manicure services. By educating them and offering products/items they can use at home, you will find yourself with a lot more happier clients that keep coming back!

Some tips for preventing nail breakage:
  • We all know biting our nails is just a bad habit, but it is also very detrimental to your nails! It leaves the nails thin and weak and they are more likely to get caught on other surfaces and break due to the jagged and uneven edges. When informing your clients of this, offer to apply nail art, which will discourage them for wanting to bite off the fun designs! =)
  • Make sure to keep your retail area stocked full of buffers and fine-grain grit files for your clients to use at home. In between services, your clients nails are going to grow and nails grow unevenly and can cause weakness in some spots. Remember to  let them know to file in ONE direction. (filing in both directions will tear the nails)
  • Keeping the nails painted at all times, whether it regular polish, gel polish, or hard gel will keep the nails thicker, making it more resistant against breakage. Also, inform your clients to not pick at the polish or gel polish, as this will cause the nails to become weak.
  • Use nail strengthening treatments as a base coat or top coat!
  • Keep nails strong and hydrated with cuticle oil. use it during the services and suggest they use it at home every day as well. This is another item you'll definitely want to keep fully stocked in your retail area. Quick and easy up-sell to your clients!
  • Constantly washing hands can dry them out. Let your client know to always apply lotions after they have washed their hands and to try and avoid getting their hands wet when doing dishes or cleaning. Its a great idea to retail the hand lotion you use on your clients during manicures and let them know they can purchase it as well!

With these simple tips, you are sure to see less and less nail breakage from your clients! =)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Fun Nail Art - Offer Your Clients Flocked Nails!

The past few years have brought the nail industry so many interesting and exciting trends. One of these trends that we have been watching float around recently is nail flocking.

Reminiscent of shag carpets and disco, this trend is gaining popularity due to the fun and silly nail art that is possible. Pure Spa Direct recently added a variety of new nail art products, including flocking supplies!
If you are curious how the process works, just check out the below video:


Stop by Pure Spa Direct today to view these nail art products, as well as our 65,000 other products for salons and spas!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Perfect for the Winter - Snowflake Nail Designs!

This is the perfect time to create fun holiday and winter nail designs and snowflake nail designs are very popular for this time of year! The design is simple, not over the top, and easy to create!


Items you will need:
Steps to create Snowflake Nail Art:
  1. Apply base coat and paint the nails blue (or any color that is desired!)
  2. Using a striper brush and white paint, add a vertical line and 2 more lines to make an "x"
  3. Add 2 small lines at the end of each larger line with the striper brush
  4. Using white paint and the dotting tool, add a dot at the end of each line
  5. Add a larger dot in the middle of each line.
  6. Add a piece of silver glitter or rhinestone to the center of the snowflake.
  7. Finally, apply top coat.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Cool New Nail Trend: Rainbow Feather Nails

While nail art is still a huge trend right now, I recently came across a really cool design that your clients will love! This design will have your clients remembering the black art scratch paper from back when they were younger. The end result is the same idea..Bright rainbow colors jumping off a black canvas. All you'll need is black and and array of rainbow color nail polishes, a thin nail art brush, and your creative talent! You can check out the article on Nail It Magazine!


Steps to create the Rainbow Feather Nail Design
  • Step 1: Paint the nails black
  • Step 2: First draw the shaft of the feather as a thin, fine line that curves across the nails.
  • Step 3: Dip your brush into the blue acrylic paint, but only use the tiniest amount possible to get the precise and clean feather look. Add short strokes to both sides of the center line. This part can get tricky but you'll get a hang of it after a few tries
  • Step 4: Continue to add short strokes to the center line; this time with green acrylic paint
  • Step 5: Add yellow strokes.
  • Step 6: Add orange strokes.
  • Step 7: Add pink strokes.
  • Step 8: Add purple strokes.
  • Step 9: Now go back to the blue and continue to add short strokes to the line. Start tapering the feather from this point on by making strokes a little shorter than the ones before.
  • Step 10: Add more green strokes. We're almost done with the feather at this point.
  • Step 11: Add more yellow strokes. Further taper the feather.
  • Step 12: Add orange strokes to the very top of the feather. Remember to taper the end of the feather so it looks realistic!
  • Step 13: And that's it!  Now add topcoat to the nails and clean up the mess around the cuticles and you're done!

Check out the colors below that would work perfectly for this design!
CND VINYLUX Black Pool / 0.5 oz. - 7 Day Air Dry Nail Polish
China Glaze Electropop Collection - Gothic Lolita / 0.5 oz.
China Glaze Electropop Collection - Dance Baby / 0.5 oz.
China Glaze Electropop Collection - Sunshine Pop / 0.5 oz.
China Glaze Electropop Collection - Gaga for Green / 0.5 oz.
China Glaze Nail Polish - Sky High Top / 0.5 oz. by China Glaze (240903)
China Glaze Nail Polish - Papaya Punch - 0.5 oz. / 14.79 mL. (240701)

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Nail Trends: The New Galaxy Nails? - Lightning Nails!

Recently, we were all so fascinated with the Galaxy Nails trend, and then I came across another similar trend that was so cool! They are Lightning Nails. The idea is to portray the image of bolts of lightning on a stormy night right onto your nails.



The process seems fairly simple. You start off with a dark or black polish, then sponge on accent colors like purple, blue, and white. To paint on the bolts, you'll want to use a very thin nail design brush or dotting tool.

The finished look definitely looks very interesting and fun!

Here are some useful products for Lightning Nails:
Nail Art Striper Brush (566)
China Glaze Nail Polish - Stella / 0.5 oz. by China Glaze
China Glaze Nail Lacquer 0.5 oz. Tantalize Me #70624 - Shimmer
China Glaze - Grade Pop / 0.5 oz. by China Glaze (240930)
China Glaze Nail Polish - First Mate - 0.5 oz. / 14.79 mL. (240967)
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil - Worlds Away Collection Hanging In The Balance / 0.5 oz.
Art Club Nail Art / White / Pack of 6 (05C001)
Sponges

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Summer Lovin!!! Great Spa Ideas to Kick-Start Your Business During Summer

The official start of summer is quickly approaching, putting many people in really good moods. When people are in a good mood they tend to spend more money, especially on services that make them feel good.

Offering some "start to summer" specials is a great way to increase business and get regular clients to try some different services. With a little creativity you are bound to see an increase in traffic and profits!

Some products to consider using for a summer special:

Nail Art- especially for your younger clients, some fun glitter or gems will let them express their personal flair for any occasion!



There are so many options for nail design I could write a book! Check out your favorites!

Body Treatments- everyone wants healthy glowing skin to show off in the sun. Here are some popular products to create luxurious treatments.



Hands and Feet- soft hands and feet are essential!



Hair- healthy radiant hair is a must have!

  • Orofluido Hair Elixir - the larger size is great for using in treatments and we have a retail size as well! This is a new favorite of everyone here.
  • Malibu C hair care- an entire line dedicated to keeping hair healthy especially with summer activities!
  • Orofluido Hair Mask


Adding summer specific treatments and add on services is a fun way to boost revenue and have some fun!

The possibilities are endless!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Ready, Set, Create! with CND Additives Springtime Sparkle

Suddenly, It's Spring... (sung in my best Frank Sinatra voice while dreaming and wishing for warmer weather)...its spring in nail salons, at the very least!

The newest Spring Nail Product is here and available to ship - the CND Additives Springtime Treats! CND Additives are the perfect way to take your nail art to the next level. Additives can be blended into any CND powder, gel, or layered on top of Shellac to create unique colors, patterns, and nail art for all of your clients.

Included in the Limited Edition CND Additives Springtime Treats Kit:

  • Lemon Sunshine (0.25 oz)
  • Sea Glass (0.25 oz)
  • Hot Pink (0.25 oz)
  • Raspberry (0.25 oz)
  • Periwinkle Twinkle (0.25 oz)
  • FREE CND Measuring Spoon
Satisfy your client's spring-time sweet cravings with these beautiful Additives today!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Nail Trend: Caviar Manicures, Doug Gets One!

MIA Caviar beads, just after a few hours.
Here at Pure Spa, we are are always looking into new trends in the Salon, Nail, Massage and Day Spa markets.  We are constantly seeking out new lines that can offer your business services and merchandise to help keep you on trend with what clients are looking for. Whether it's an awesome new pedicure, facial or Massage, we know that staying current is an important aspect to retaining and attracting clients.  So we were very intrigued to learn about the Caviar Manicure craze this summer and were considering bringing it on board to Pure Spa.

When our Caviar nail beads showed up for beta testing we ran into a glitch.  All of our usual test subjects just had Shellac manicures, so the only person with a clean nail was Doug Dema in our Marketing department...poor Doug, I had to send an apology note to his wife. We were all so eager to try out the process, Doug allowed me to test out a few of his nails to evaluate the application process and the quality of the wear.

So the Caviar Bead Manicure process begins like any other manicure:

1) Clean and prep nail
2) Base coat
3) 2 Polish coats - one nail at a time
4) Now sprinkle on Caviar beads while nail by nail while polish is wet.
5) Pat beads carefully into nail, taking care to make sure the edges are fully covered.
6) After 10-15 drying (we did not use a lamp or dryer), Apply a clear top coat.

Doug Does Caviar -
And Not Very Well.
Without the top coat, the beads are not going to stay on for more than a few hours.

After applying a thick top coat, it took about 30-40 minutes for the nail to fully dry and the beads to feel "locked in" - again, we did not use a lamp or dryer.

After all this drying time, the manicure and the Caviar beads did hold up through several hand washings and Doug's daily routine of banging stuff around, but after a few hours, beads starting falling off.

So what was the verdict? This is a cute trend but we felt it was a service that was too long to perform in light of it's temporary results. It is on trend for the younger age groups, and with the time involved in doing it well, and doing it right - the price point for this manicure would need to be in the $45 range, which we feel may be too much.  And at that price point, clients will want a manicure that lasts longer than a few days.

Alternatively, I have heard from some salons that are just adding the Caviar to one nail, like the ring finger.  That sounds a bit more practical.

Shellac and Gelish manicures are still the number one trend of choice for our salon and spa shoppers!


Thursday, September 27, 2012

EXCITE YOUR CLIENTS with CND Additives TODAY!

Are your clients bored of the same old Shellac and Brisa colors? Are you tired of applying the same colors over and over again? Are you lusting to tap into your artistic side to create fabulous new nail designs using a cutting-edge new application method? Well, Pure Spa Direct has the answer!




NEW CND Additives!

Now you can offer your clients completely customized nail services using CND Additives Pigments and Effects. This is a collection of 12 cosmetic-grade pure pigments and lustrous effects that can be blended into any CND sculpting powder or gel, and can even be layered over CND Shellac

"Additives give Nail Professionals endless choices to artistically dazzle their clients - both figuratively and literally," says CND Co-founder, Jan Arnold.

By adding CND Additives to your repertoire, nail professionals everywhere can add value and creativity to their services. You can offer your clients unique and completely customized nail services, increasing your value as their nail professional, while feeding your client's chic fashion sense!


CND Pigments - luxurious colors in its purest form:
  • Yellow
  • Bright Red
  • Black
  • Medium Green


CND Pigment Effects - luminous, dramatic color with a hint of shimmer, sparkle or opalescence:
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Haute Pink
  • Antique Bronze
  • Violet Pearl
  • Titanium Pearl

CND Effectstranslucent, lustrous sparkles:
  • Pink Gold Sparkle
  • Green Gold Sparkle
  • Spectrum Sparkle



THE ART OF THE MIX
BLEND ADDITIVES INTO ANY 
CND SCULPTING POWDER OR GEL, LAYER OVER CND SHELLAC™ 
  • Liquid and Powder – Add a small amount of sculpting powder and a dash of desired Additives to an empty jar. Cap the jar and shake to blend thoroughly. Never mix more than 30% Additives to any powder blend. 
  • Gel – Add a small amount of gel to a mixing tray or jar, and a dash of desired Additives. Gently stir together using a spatula or an orangewood stick until thoroughly mixed. Use a slow, steady motion to avoid creating bubbles. Never mix more than 30% Additives to any gel blend. 
  • CND Shellac – Dip a dry brush into desired Additives and then lightly apply to uncured layer of Shellac. Cure for two minutes. Apply Shellac Top Coat to seal and protect the design and cure for two minutes.

**JUST ADDED - CND Additives Kits***




Check out the video below to see CND Additives in action, and get on your way to exciting your clients!