Showing posts with label nails. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nails. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Brittle Nails - Give Them A Protein Boost!

Brittle nails can be a challenging issue for many clients. Having an effective and easy to use product to aid in the treatment of brittle nails, can be a life changer for many clients. SpaRitual Protein Boost for Brittle Nails delivers a potent complex of soy protein to bind the nail layers. This helps to prevent splitting and peeling of the nail. It also features cactus and cucumber extracts to attract and retain moisture and oat protein for extra conditioning, which improves flexibility.

Use it in services to introduce it to your clients and have it handy for retailing!


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Mani/Pedi Fit For A Queen!

While we're just at the beginning of March, Mother's Day is quickly approaching.  Here is a great menu option to hydrate and tighten skin, while feeling luxurious!

For this treatment, you'll be using a soak, scrub, masque and a cream.

For the soak:
Add 2 tablespoons Buttermilk Powder (half if using for a mani) to your soaking bowl and have the client soak for about 5 minutes.

For the scrub:
Mix 2 tablespoons whipped coconut butter with 1 tablespoon ground coffee.  Place this in a mud warmer or hot towel cabinet so it is warm when ready to use.

For the masque:
Combine 1 tablespoons white clay powder with  4 teaspoons of water and 4 drops grapefruit essential oil.  Place this in a mud warmer or hot towel cabinet so it is warm when ready to use.

For the cream:
Add 6 drops of sweet orange essential oil to 1 tablespoon of whipped coconut butter. Place this in a mud warmer or hot towel cabinet so it is warm when ready to use.

Simple yet luxurious! Your clients will feel pampered and leave with softer skin!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Remove Gel Polish With Ease!

Looking for a quick, easy alternative to soak off gel wraps?

Take a look at the Gel Polish Soak Off Caps! 

These inexpensive and reusable caps are the perfect solution for multitasking techs! Simply place the acetone soaked cotton in before sliding over the nail, and let it go to work! You can be performing a scalp or facial massage, pedicure service or applying an under eye collagen pad while the gel soaks off!


Friday, January 26, 2018

Product Of The Week: CND RescueRXx Daily Keratin Oil Treatment

Happy Friday!

This week, the spotlight is on CND's RescueRXx Daily Keratin Oil Treatment. Rescue is right! This treatment is effective at repairing nails like you wouldn't believe!

This little oil packs a life changing punch. With clinically-proven results (and tested by some Pure Spa Direct staff!), clients who follow the protocol from CND, see results with white spots, peeling and splitting. Have clients who have suffered from a DIY home manicure gone wrong, they will thank you for this. Clients who have brittle nails for other reasons, will be singing your praises.

Test it out on yourself or a client who is concerned with their nails being brittle. For an investment under $10 to test, it could be your go to retail item!

Here's to a happy and healthy weekend!


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Be Memorable!

Do your clients refer to you for one specific reason aside from, "the place I get my facials"?

Do they refer to you as "XYZ, they have this amazing Caviar Facial that is unlike any other!?

Big difference there. Do you have a signature? If you do, what sets it apart from anything they can get down the block, or next town over?

Be the place that smells like warm vanilla when you walk in, that offers a signature Cinnamon & Clove scrub in the winter, that is to die for!

Be the massage therapist who not only gives a phenomenal massage, but offers a delicious smelling butter rum hand and foot treatment during the winter!

You can have a year round signature, seasonal or whatever works best for your style - just don't forget to see what's new, and how your competition is evolving.


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!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall Menu Secret Weapon: Clove Essential Oil

We all know that pumpkin and cranberry are the sought after fall scents, flavor and menu items. If you are looking for a little something different to infuse some fall menu, take a look at clove essential oil.

Personally, the smell of clove always has a warm, comfort feeling to it. That little spice in fall foods that adds that something extra.  As an essential oil, it can bring about comforting memories or feelings of warmth,comfort and peace making it an excellent choice to add in to everything from massage oils, aromatherapy showers to pedicures.

It also blends well with citrus scents and not a lot is needed to achieve the full effect!




Sunday, July 30, 2017

Butter Your Clients Up With Shea Butter

Looking to tighten up your spending, without sacrificing anything in your services? When was the last time you took a look at shea butter?

Did you just go, "oooh shea butter, I used to use/love that a few years ago"? You're not alone! The secret weapon of some savvy spas for years has been shea butter.

Chock full of oleic acid, a super hydrating fatty acid, shea butter should be in every room, station and on every trolley. It's also one of the most versatile products I can think of, as it can be used in almost any service. Use it an add on to any service you offer, it is great for retailing, and can be used as a carrier base for essential oils.

Clients with sensitive skin? Shea butter is gentle enough for even acne prone clients.

Not sure what services it can be easily incorporated in to? Here are a few to get your thoughts moving like butter:

Hair: can be used in/as a hair mask, can be used as an add on for a scalp massage (give clients a choice of essential oil to add in as well) to any other service

Massage: can be used as a carrier for essential oils, blends well with other oils like coconut and jojoba for a ridiculously luxurious feel.

Facials: helps promote elasticity, helps fade age spots and of course, it's been rumored to be a favorite of Cleopatra to keep her skin looking young and glowing

Body Treatments: slather this on your clients with a mylar blanket for a heavenly body wrap, use after a body scrub or dry brushing treatment, mix in an abrasive of your choice (salt, sugar, raw ingredients etc) for a cost effective and hydrating scrub

Nails: you can use this as a lotion or add in sugar or salt for a scrub

Sometimes the simplest of things can have the biggest impact for your clients, and your bottom line. Shea butter is high on that list!





Saturday, June 3, 2017

Need to Brighten Your Menu? How About A Strawberry Margarita Manicure

Looking for something to infuse new life into your Summer menu? Check out the Strawberry Margarita Manicure!

This treatment is great for exfoliating and moisturizing dry dehydrated skin and will have your clients feeling like they're lounging on the beach with an umbrella drink.

Hand Soak:
Add 6 drops of lime essential oil to a manicure bowl. For an added touch, float strawberry leaves or lime slices in the water!

Hand Rub:
Comebine 1/4 cup of epsom salts, 1/4 cup of coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of strawberry leaves to a rubber mixing bowl and mix well. Add in 6 drops of lime essential oil and blend together. Place the bowl in a mud warmer or hot towel cabinet.

Hand Masque:
Combine 2 tablespoons or rose clay powder, 2 teaspoons of aloe gel, 1 teaspoon coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of water and mix well in a rubber mixing bowl. Blend in 6 drops of lime essential oil. Place in a mud warmer or hot towel cabinet.

Follow your regular manicure protocol starting with the soak and followed by the rub and masque!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

You Can't Glow Wrong With Glow In The Dark Dipping Powder!

The dipping powder craze has swept the nation and the world. The amount of dipping powder flying out of our NY warehouse is amazing! Our clients offering nail services can't order it fast enough!

The newest addition to this hot nail trend is glow in the dark dipping powder. Our clients are seeing that their clients, young and a little less young are obsessed with it! Whether for an upcoming event, night on the town or just to wow their friends, glow in the dark dipping powder is a hit!


If you like to stay on top of what is trending, what your competition is up to or just want something fun to offer your clients, this is it!

Glam and Glits glow in the dark collection has 24 new colors that are activated by UV, LED and even sunlight!

You definitely don't want to miss out on this fun trend!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Adios Toe Separators!

Toe Separators are basically a must when performing pedicure services. If you're looking for ways to save on costs, and even supply room in your spa, you NEED our Spredi-Spa Sandal!

It's not just any pedicure sandal - it also includes pedicure straps! Instead of using toe separators, simply twist the pedicure strap between the toes to separate. Adios Toe Separators, Cotton Bands, and even paper towels! No more stress trying to perfect their pedicure - these sandals makes it easy. Did I mention they're also waterproof, disposable, and biodegradable?!

It's a no-brainer - you need these in your spa!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Portable and Rechargeable LED Nail Lamp!



Cord free AND rechargeable? You read that right! We just got in a brand new portable and cordless nail lamp that just so happens to be rechargeable. It is ideal not only for your salon, but especially if your business is on the go! If you're thinking about taking your nail services mobile, you absolutely need this IBE Metal LED Portable Cordless & Rechargeable Nail Lamp! It's extremely light weight, and after full charging time, it operates for 25 hours which is great for both day and night services! There is also a handle which makes it perfect for carrying if your business is on the go. With the new year, why not keep your equipment up to date?

Friday, November 11, 2016

Calling All Beauty Schools!


Are you the owner of a beauty school, or perhaps a teacher? We help beauty schools from all over if you are looking for supplies for your students! We have everything from budget friendly facial beds to kits and more.

If you're gearing up to prep your students for their state boards soon, we just got a large supply of State Board Odorless Acrylic Kits by Cuccio! These kits are perfect for your students to learn on, and on top of that, they are completely odorless, so no harsh smells! They include everything they would need - acrylic liquid, powder, a brush, and even a clam shell with insert.

We also have portable manicure tables which would be perfect for a classroom setting! If you're a new beauty school or already established, contact us! We could be your once stop source for all of your student's needs.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Perfectly Portable Pedicures!

I've spoken to quite a few business owners lately looking to maximize their space while still being able to offer a variety of services. Many clients who offer nail services or who are looking to start offering them, have been gravitating towards portable pedicure spa.

A portable pedicure spa enables you to offer pedicure add ons easily to other services without the client having to switch rooms! If you have no nail services booked or only book them on certain days, you're not loosing space by having a stationary pedicure chair in place.

One of the portable options that has been quite the buzz is the SaniJet Pipeless Portable Foot Bath by Living Earth Crafts. If you are looking for a high quality, affordable (don't forget we offer financing for equipment and furniture!), and easy to use portable pedicure spa...this is it! Quiet and comfortable - two vital elements!

One of the leaders in the industry, Living Earth Craft products combine quality craftsmanship with comfort and beautiful options...once you bring in a piece of theirs, you'll be hooked!


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!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Nail Tech On-The-Go? We Have You Covered!

If your Nail Business is mobile, and you're struggling to carry your various polishes, nail art, lotions, bottles, and other solutions, we have you covered! Our new Lockable Nail Tech Tool Case is not only stylish, but it is completely functional, especially if you're always on the go! It has a super cute black-diamond design with a chic black aluminum trim, so you'll look super stylish when you're on your way to your next client. The interior is beautiful, and features a leather-like interior with lots of room for storage, too! You can even just remove the top clear part and take that on the go if you just need to carry your polishes to your next location. Each compartment is completely lockable for your security. If you're looking for other nail supplies and implements, we have the quite the selection as well! We are happy to help you find everything you need for your mobile business!

GET IT HERE: Lockable Nail Tech Tool Case!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tropical Pineapple Pedicures!

Does your spa have a signature service for summer? If you're looking for new ideas to try, how about incorporating a Tropical Pineapple Pedicure into your menu? It's refreshing, seasonal, and your clients will absolutely love it! We have everything you need to get started with this seasonal treatment. Take a look at our products you can incorporate into your service below!

Start off with a refreshing Pineapple scented Salt Scrub! We have a few pineapple scents to choose from such as our Pedi Bath Salt, Fiji Pineapple Coconut Sugar Polish, or Pedi-Redi Lemon Pineapple Coconut!

Then use our Pedi Clay Mask in Pineapple! You can also use our Coconut-Pineapple Blend 
Eco-Fin™ Paraffin Alternative for a nourishing foot treatment!

Onto the nails! Be sure to use our Artisan Essence Cuticle Oil in the Hawaii Pineapple Scent - your clients will LOVE the way it smells! Don't forget to moisturize using our Hempz Sweet Pineapple & Honey Melon Herbal Body Moisturizer. Finish it up by using our China Glaze Lacquer in Electric Pineapple (or whatever color your client chooses of course! Yum! I can go for some pineapples right about now (or a tropical pineapple drink ;) but this pedicure is an amazing summer treatment your clients will love this time of year!


Thursday, May 19, 2016

New Gena Pedi Items To Kick Up The Season!

Just in time to keep the pedicure rush going strong - new goodies from Gena including back bar items as well as retail!


GENA Therapy Pedi Salts / 16.2 oz.
GENA Pedi Rasp
GENA Ultra Manicure Cups - White / Pack of 25 Cups
GENA Callus Off
GENA Cuticle Off
GENA Adios
GENA Liquid Hand Soak



Everyone I've talked to this week has been saying how busy this season seems to be in comparison to last year.... don't get left behind! From your polishes and cuticle oils to files, buffers, Voesh (this seasons hottest seller here!) and scrubs - we have you covered!


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Spring Bath Flowers In Your Spa!

Spring has 
officially sprung! 

Transitional seasons are beautiful, especially this time of year when it starts warming up. Flowers are starting to bloom, and bright floral colors are making an appearance nearly everywhere. Is your spa ready for the spring months?

Get in the spirit with our La Palm Bath Flowers! These beautiful scented petals float gracefully in water while cleansing the spa bath for a pedicure treatment. So cute, right?!

Aside from smelling amazing, the treatment cleanses and moisturizes the skin. I guarantee your clients will love it! Now available in lavender, rose, spearmint, and tangerine - just in time for Spring!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Just Grip and Snip!


How awesome are these new Cuticle Nippers from Tweezerman?

All you need to do is Grip & Snip! These cuticle nippers feature a spiral grip for the ultimate in style, comfort and control you're looking for when working on your clients.

Comfortable handles and precision blades make maneuvering around the nail to snip hangnails super convenient! The coil structure maximizes grip, and offers a defined surface structure all over, which reduces slip under any kind of condition.

Aside from all of that amazingness, don't you just love the color?! Get these now before they sell out!