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

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!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

I Dare You To Drop This!

Are you sick of your products breaking on you? As a spa business owner, it can be frustrating when your equipment breaks down. We have a solution here at Pure Spa Direct for at least one popular spa item! Be sure to check out our brand new Unbreakable Manicure Bowl! But really! I dare you to drop it and try to break it, because I can assure you it won't ;) This bowl is made with unbreakable plastic to eliminate at least some of your fears.

We have yet to introduce an unbreakable steamer jar (yet, we do have
replacement jars if you need one!), but at least you can purchase this manicure bowl with confidence that it won't break mid-service when a client bumps it off your mani table!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Let It Snow!

Even though it's 60 degrees here in New York, it's still winter, and a little snow is always fun! I'm sure I'll be rescinding that statement once it becomes 30 degrees with a foot or two of snow on the ground come mid February. Looking to make it snow in your spa? Well, not actual snow, but we do have an amazing scrub that looks just like it! Be sure to check out our Pedi-Redi Snow! Pedi Redi helps to clean and prepare the feet for treatment by softening calluses and cuticles for easy exfoliation. This special blend is formulated without any dyes or fragrances, making it ideal for your clients who are sensitive to scents. You can even add essential oils to customize your own scrub! This is the type of snow you're definitely going to want at your spa all year long :)

Saturday, December 5, 2015

New Mineral Baths From Keyano In Time For The Holidays!

Just in time for the holidays, the Keyano Mani/Pedi Minreal Bath is sure to be a successful addition to your winter menu.

If you are looking to stick to the traditional holiday scents, check out the pumpkin, pomegranate, cranberry and of course peppermint. If you are looking to mix it up, try a mango or coconut lime!

As with all of the other Keyano products, the scents are amazing (coconut lime is a best seller and the peppermint reminds me of the old Peppermint Patty commercials!)

Not to be outdone by the fragrances, these are excellent for softening skin, getting rid of fungus and strengthening nails.

Friday, November 20, 2015

From Pumpkin To Peppermint!

It's that time of year already, time to start transitioning from fall themed (the full court pumpkin press!), to the winter menu. Which as you all know, is peppermint season - among others. Peppermint everything flies out of our warehouses every year starting around the end of November.

No matter what your specialties are, peppermint is always a client favorite, from services to retail. Be sure to check out all things peppermint on the site (be sure to check the just added section regularly for new arrivals!)




Here are some of the ones I see and hear great feedback on:

Lucky Tiger -  Premium Peppermint Lip Balm

Alaska Glacial Mineral Mud  - Refreshing Lavender & Peppermint - a client favorite (and mine!) The most mineral rich mud on the market today. They also have retail items!

Peppermint Essential Oil

Keyano Peppermint -  just like their other scents, these are wonderful! From massage oils and butter creams to moisture masks and scrubs, there is something for everyone! These sell fast every year, be sure to get yours early!

Eco-Fin Paraffin Alternative - Escape: Peppermint Essence 

June Jacobs Peppermint - this is one of our most popular lines for all of her products, the peppermint line is a great addition to holiday menus and retail areas!

Maxim Pedi Redi Plus 65 oz. Peppermint - this is one of the most popular ones all year round, they barely stay on the shelves by December!

Peppermint Leaves - perfect for making fresh masks, scrubs and more!

Have some peppermint teas (we also have carafes, cups and carts if you need) and candy available!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Adorable Mini Nail Files!

There's something so adorable about miniature sized products, don't you think? How adorable are these new Pink Mini Nail Files we just got in? If you're looking for new ideas to incorporate into your spa, these mini nail files are the ideal size for manicure/pedicure kits, which can be used into spa goodie bags or retail kits for your clients. You can even retail these on their own, since they are the perfect size to carry in their purse for when they're on the go (because who isn't these days)?! They are sold by the bulk at 600 a pack, but I'm sure you'll be replenishing your inventory long before you know it, because they're just too adorable to not want them! I know I definitely tend to purchase mini products due to their cuteness factor alone, and I'm sure most of your clients will agree. 


Looking for more mini products to create a retail kit to your clients? We also sell mini foam boards which go perfectly with these files. The heart pattern and leopard print boards are my personal favorites! Did you know we also have Retail Bags if you were thinking of creating a nail kit for your clients? Be sure to browse our site for all of your nail supply needs (and miniature product needs, too)!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Sunscreen - Not Just for Skin

When you hear sunscreen, I'm sure you and a lot of your clients automatically associate it with protecting the skin. I came across an interesting article recently that addressed if UV rays can damage nails. The answer was quite surprising! Frequent exposure to the sun can actually have damaging effects on nails which could potentially be permanent. This in part is due to the fact that the skin in the nail bed is very sensitive and thin.

Do you have any products that can help protect your client's skin from the damaging effects of UV rays? If not, we have a great product from Orly that you can incorporate in your manicures, especially during the summer months! 





Orly Sunscreen for Nails is a great UV Protection Top Coat that protects nails from UV Rays. This polish can be incorporated into your manicures, or even retailed to your clients!