Showing posts with label spa supply. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spa supply. Show all posts

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Amber Dropper Bottles - Perfect For Custom Blending

Glass dropper bottles are great for blending bespoke blends of natural
Dropper Bottles
oils and essences. Whether its custom blending essential oils or carrier oils, PureSpa.com has a great selection of glass dropper bottles in various sizes and colors.  Dropper bottles are very popular with facialists, massage therapists and wellness practitioners.  You are sure to find a glass dropper bottle to fit your essential oils and blending needs.

Keep in mind that you should always test your product with the packaging to ensure stability and compatibility.

PureSpa.com also has a large selection of empty spray bottles, storage bottles and nail polish bottles for salon and spa services,

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

ISPA's Most Interesting Man In The World... And He's Not Holding a Tecate

Today I read that ISPA will be hosting  Mike Walsh as one of their Keynote speakers for their October 2014 conference in Las Vegas. Who is Mike Walsh? I looked at his dreamy picture and pondered that question myself... I have never seen a Keynote speaker look like this before. Maybe he created a new oil based color? Or possibly a new exotic nut oil for hair? Not exactly. His captivating photo led me to a Google search about this pretty face, and it turns out Mike Walsh is quite a fascinating guy.

Here is what ISPA is saying about him:

"Mike Walsh is a global authority on the 21st century business. He is also the author of Futuretainment, and CEO of Tomorrow, a consumer innovation research lab, Walsh prepares business leaders for what's next. He is a leading authority on the intersection of emerging technologies, consumer behavior and fast growth markets, he brings unique insights into the growing influence of new markets on breakthrough innovation and business transformation. Rather than focus on the distant future, Mike focuses on the next five years - scanning the near horizon for disruptive technologies and consumer innovations on the verge of hitting critical mass - then translating these into usable business strategies. Mike constantly travels the world for the best ideas, distilling the most relevant insights into a blueprint that allows any audience to understand and influence the future of their industry."

I watched some of his videos and was so impressed. Not only is he delightful to watch, he is an intelligent and interesting world traveler with a palpable passion for knowledge and the future. His delightful accent was just the icing on the cake too! Gheez - I  feel like Amy Farrah Fowler talking about Sheldon!

I am curious to hear him speak to the ISPA audience. So ISPA here I come... and I guess I need to bring my husband too.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pedicure Bowls - Skip The Heavy Lifting

No HEAVY Lifting Required.
Use a Pitcher to decant
Your Pedicure Spa
Post Treatment.
Pedicure bowls are wildly popular in spas. They are beautiful, mobile and a great hygienic alternative to noisy thrones or jets, and they enhance every spa d├ęcor.  Yet as fabulous as these bowls are, some pros are weighed down by the cumbersome task of emptying out the water after a pedicure service.

Recently at the IECSC show, I over heard a spa owner saying that emptying these pedicure bowls has become an injury concern for her as picking up and emptying the full bowl is unmanageable for some of her more fragile staff members. The suggestion from the pedicure bowl rep. was to decant the water from the bowl using a pitcher. Once the bowl is nearly empty it is easy to pick up and discard remaining water and proceed to disinfect.

We have a beautiful Copper Pitcher available for elegant decanting of pedicure bowls. If you are looking for something less expensive, Amazon has some that fit the bill - but are not as beautiful.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

June Jacobs Hydrating Masque Review - Age Defying

In my 40's, my skin has taken on multiple personalities. One day I am dripping oil, another it is dry, flaky and tight.  I am always trying to find a product that can bring back the balance to my super sensitive skin without a breakout.
Packed with Potent
Anti-Oxidant & Moisture Rich
Ingredients to HUG skin.

Lately I have been using June Jacob's Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Masque as a rescue treatment to help balance my skin beautifully.

So what makes this mask so special? Well it combines potent anti-oxidants like white, red and green tea extracts, goji berry, pomegranate and grapeseed to to neutralize free radicals and protect skin from environmental toxins that cause pre-mature aging..

What else sets this miracle mask apart?

Sterocare™ - A botanical complex composed of red clover extract and lecithin designed to improve the
thickness of the skin by compensating for the deprivation of estrogen as a result of menopause.

Red Clover Extract - Derived from the plant grown wild in Europe and North America, it is rich in isoflavones - biochanin, daidzein, formononetin and genistein, which protect by stimulating the production of skin’s structural components increasing firmness and elasticity.

Lecithin - Derived from a combination of naturally occurring phospholipids, found in wheat germ, grains and soybeans, it acts as a humectant to maintain the water content of the skin and attract moisture to the skin, helping to facilitate cell growth by lessening healing time and minimizing trans-epidermal water loss.

Kombuchka™ - I LOVE to drink Kombuchka!  It is derived from the fermentation of sweet black tea, it is rich in organic acids and vitamin B, it improves overall skin quality and enhances skin radiance and color by restraining the “glycation” reaction allowing the skin to produce and use anti-oxidants.

Clients will LOVE
The way their skin
Looks & feels.
Dermolectine™ - A glycoprotein of plant origin with remarkable biological, “growth factor-like” properties. It stimulates fibroblasts providing a structural framework for elastin and collagen tissue to smooth wrinkles and help fight cutaneous aging.

Konjac Mannan - Also known as glucomannan, derived from the ground root of the tree which grows in southeast Africa and Asia, it acts as a humectant to maintain the water content of the skin and attract moisture to the skin creating volume in the skin’s appearance.

Sweet Almond Oil - Derived from almonds, it is rich in fatty acids, oleic and linoleic and vitamins A and E helping to soften and moisturize skin improving overall hydration.

This is an outstanding mask for ALL year treatment. It is available in professional size for esthetician back bar treatment and retail size, so clients can continue radiant looking skin at home.


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Poorly Fading Tans? Keep Sunless Tans Looking Great, All Year Long!

Even if you are spray tanning clients with the best airbrush tanning mist in the world... splotchy fading can occur.  There are a myriad of reasons why, but the thing I want to discuss is HOW to prevent it.

Just like with other professional salon services, some maintenance is required to experience exceptional, long lasting results.  I want to address some of the most common airbrush tanning complaints and inquiries, and how to avoid them.

Help clients maintain their tan.
Offer a great Retail Line!
Problem: "A Spray Tan turns my facial pores black!" The dark color guide in most spray tan and lotion tan formulas loves to linger inside pores. I have especially noticed it is very pronounced on my chin and nose... YUCKY! Not pretty when your boyfriend and you are close-up... who wants to stare at blackheads?

Solution:: Use Extended Vacation's Shimmering Sands Facial Tanner.  It is golden, and does not contain any dyes or tints that stain pores.  It tans beautifully after one application, but if your are a tanorexic like me, you can apply 2 coats, 2 days in a row for a toffee toasted glow.

Problem: My tan is fading all splotchy, it looks sloppy.

Solution: Exfoliate before your appointment and after. That's right. As your tan begins to fade, using Desert Mineral Detox Body Scrub 1-3 times a week will help brighten and even out dull, sunless color. This is extremely helpful for clients with light skin, and clients that come in frequently (every 7+ days or so). Tanning over a old spray tan is like applying a coat of nail polish over old, chipped nail polish... it's never going to be even and smooth unless you remove the old layers! No more splotchy tans.

Problem: My spray tan clients don't want their tan to fade at all!

Solution: They need to use an extender that was made for sunless tans. We love Ultimate Tan
Vacationing clients? Tell them to pack
Ultimate Tan Refreshment
It will keep tans DARK
Refreshment
by Extended Vacation.  One application of this lotion will darken skin one entire shade. Great for active clients and vacationing ones that are exercise (sweat), enjoy pools, hot tubs and swimming in the ocean.  Also great to apply after exfoliating with  Desert Mineral Detox Body Scrub.  

Problem: My clients' skin is dry. They said they are applying their own lotion and it's not helping.

Solution: The vast majority of drugstore lotions are loaded with mineral oil - which has been know to remove spray tans (google it).  Just like I can't use drugstore shampoo on my expensive head of hi-lights, (they strip away my hair color), using lotions or creams loaded with mineral oil can erode a spray tan.  This is why we love Caribbean Smoothie Body Cream.  It prolongs spray tans and sunless tans with it's special formulation of cream of the crop ingredients! It is formulated like an exquisite anti-aging facial cream... one you might find in a department store!

Problem: My clients' arrive to their appointments unprepared.

Solution: SluffWIPES can save your spray tanning day! The double sided wipes prep skin with a soft layer and an exfoliating layer. They are also great for removing mist from client's feet, nails, Achilles tendon, wrists, etc. before they walk out the door.

The entire Extended Vacation line was created for Sunless Tanning PERFECTION, and it is available at wholesale prices (to licensed beauty professionals) so you can retail it to your clients!  Be sure to check out the Perfect Sunless Tanning Brochures that help explain these products and their benefits to your clients!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Nail Sale - Get More Moola From Your Manicures

The nail care market has been pretty much recession proof. Despite cutbacks in many other areas of the industry, ladies love their nails, and the love has no signs of stopping.

Don't Be afraid to retail...
Your Clients will APPRECIATE the
Improvement they see!
So why aren't more salons and spas that perform nail services retailing hand and nail care? Retailing products to your nail clients should be viewed as an additional profit center for your business. Go into any drugstore, Target or supermarket and you will see that there are HUNDREDS of home nail care products to choose from. Why not offer a select few in your own salon or spa?  Offering clients something to help keep their nails, gels and hands looking great is an easy sale that truly benefits the client and adds to your bottom line.  Chances are if they are not buying essential nail products from you, they will from somewhere else.

Nail spa owner Dean said, "Everyone understands nail & cuticle oil. It's the easiest thing to retail with a gel manicures.  We explain to clients that a quick application keeps your manicure looking fresh and the cuticle healthy ... it's a no brainer, who doesn't want that?"


Another nail tech told me, "I always encourage clients to purchase a good cuticle oil.  It keeps the nail smooth while maintaining that "just manicured" look. As for my gel clients, regular use of a conditioning oil can help prevent lifting."

My manicure was 6 days old
In this Pic. Nail Oil really RULES!
I use it religiously!
I purchased a superb nail oil from my nail tech, and I think about her (and the lovely spa) every time I apply it - really!  It makes me think about booking my next appointment, and it makes me grateful for her suggestion. Using it really does make a positive and noticeable difference in how my manicures look and last.

Here are some retail products you can purchase at Pure Spa & retail in your Spa / Salon:

Cuticle Oils - We have over 50 different kids.





Luxury Hand & Foot Lotions by June Jacobs - Great for high-end clientele

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Smoother, Softer & More Comfortable Massage Stones


Ergonomic Basalt stones make comfortable treatments for therapist and client.  Each stone has been hand ground into the perfect shape for exceptional quality and handling.  The hand polishing also makes these stones less abrasive on the skin of clients while being ergonomic for therapists - offering a much nicer experience than traditional unfinished stones.  Exceptional heat-retaining capacity of these natural stones is loved by therapists.  HANS basalt massage stones are also easier to clean due to fewer crevices (which in natural stones can carry harmful pathogens). An elegant bamboo storage box included.

Details:
Flat oval-shaped basalt stones
Hand ground and polished to a uniform shape and smooth finish
Less abrasive to the skin of clients
More ergonomic for therapists than traditional unfinished stones
Heat-retaining capacity up to 45 minutes
Easier to clean due to fewer crevices

Includes:
8 Large Flat Ovular Basalt Stones
Stone Size: 2.88” x 2.13” x 1.00”
Use: Back, legs, backside

12 Middle Flat Ovular Basalt Stones
Stone Size: 2.50” x 2.13” x 0.63”
Use: Hands, arms, feet, calfs

16 Small Flat Ovular Basalt Stones
Stone Size: 1.50” x 1.00” x 0.63”
Use: Forehead, neck, face

Available in 36 Stone Set
and in 45 Stone Set

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Long Human Hair Manikin in Blonde

Practice makes perfect! I am excited we added this 100% human hair manikin with 22"-24" long hair for stylist practice. Ideal length for Cosmetology practice for up-dos, hot sets, styles and cuts! Also great for practicing low-lights and color style.  New & VERY popular!! Get your DAISY manikin and begin practicing today!  Pure Spa Direct has dozens of styles of popular Cosmetology Mannequin Heads and holders for all your cosmetology and stylists needs.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Looking for a Facial & Massage Bed - Search No More

Massage & Facial Bed for $210 -
Great Buy!!
I am LOVING this ultra-durable and super comfy bed by HANS.  It's only $210, perfect for the spa buyer on a budget and needs a multi-function bed for facial and massage services.

This model is called the Maarten, and it has been designed as a highly functional  facial / massage bed with extremely thick and supple cushioning. Every spa treatment room could use more space, that is why I love the spacious rack beneath that provides ample storage for spa supplies and essentials. The removable pillow and face cutout allow for a massage bed conversion and easy positioning.

Features:
White upholstery
Metal frame
Sanitary paper holder
Adjustable backrest.
Face cutout under pillow.
Weight capacity: 300 lbs
Dimensions: 83”L x 28”W x 21”-23”H

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!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Rev-Up Your Facials -- Caviar Extract Add-Ons

Caviar & Sea Minerals are Potent Ingredients for
Rejuvenating Aging Skin
Clients' interests are peaked by exotic ingredients and the promise of younger looking skin.  Offering clients a kicked-up version of a standard facial is a great way to keep them interested in repeat bookings.  I personally love an esthetician that is creative and ever expanding her product knowledge, they incorporate new ingredients that entice me to explore her different services.  It keeps me intrigued and confident in her ability to treat my skin in any situation or event, and that keeps me (and many others) as loyal clients. 

Caviar is prized for it's high density of amino acids,
structuring peptides,vitamins, minerals, proteins,
and essential fatty acids.
Caviar Extract Ampoules are a great infusion for facials because they provide immediate noticeable results and offer versatility with any skincare line or treatment protocol. These sterile dosages of pure active ingredients feature a unique fluid carrier that provides quick penetration into the skin. Ampoules contain no preservatives, colorants, or perfume additives. Ampoules are intended to be used in conjunction with freeze dried collagen masks, peel away marine masques, massage fleece masks, or under a favorite moisturizer.
Caviar Gives Clients a Beauty
Boost without Breaking
Their Budget



Because caviar has a concentrated density of peptides, minerals, proteins, and fatty acids, clients see an immediate rejuvenation to the skin, almost an elegance if you will.  I certainly turn to any caviar treatments whenever I'm looking for that extra boost of beauty confidence (or I'm just feeling old).  I also read that Angelina Jolie requested a caviar mask before a movie premier... the stars have been enjoying the benefits of this ultra luxurious extract for many years.  For clients that are really looking for a fierce, radiant glow, 2 masks and ampoule treatments can be done one week before the "big event".

For more caviar products, ampoules, alginate maskes and collagen masks, search Caviar on PureSpa.com