Showing posts with label spring. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spring. Show all posts

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Happy Feet With Footlogix!

With the onset of pedicure season, clients are running to get their feet looking top notch to sport those open toed shoes, flip flops and my favorite, no shoes at all. What are you retailing to those clients to make their feet "Happy Feet" happy?


From dry skin and cracked heels to callouses and sweaty feet, Footlogix has something for all of your clients' concerns. Footlogix has a dedicated line of products designed to prevent and treat foot issues (even shoe deodorant and an antifungal), making it the perfect Spring and Summer retail line. Clients are feeling excited about the warmer weather, outdoor activities and will be ready to throw money at you for providing effective and affordable solutions. You can even put together custom bundles with products and even pedicure files to make home care even easier.


Friday, April 14, 2017

Spring Is In The Air - Time To Update Your Aromatherapy!

We've all heard the phrase Spring cleaning. Many people associate Spring with the beginning of warmer weather, flowers, brightness and the ever popular, spring cleaning. When did you last change up the scents you have wafting throughout the business? Does your waiting area remind clients of warm cozy winter thoughts or crisp, clean, carefree feelings?

How many times have you walked by a restaurant and the smells wafting out have made your stomach growl with sudden hunger? I can't walk passed a coffee shop without turning back if the scent of fresh brewed coffee escapes their door! Can you relate? Do you want people walking passed your business to have that same response? If you do, here are some favorites from our clients across the world this season:

Graprefruit Essential Oil
Orange Essential Oil 
Lime Essential Oil
Basil Essential Oil - yes, you read that right :)
Tangerine Essential Oil
Ylang Ylang
Jasmine Essential Oil

Mix your own blends for a signature Spring scent or find the perfect pre-mixed blend!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Rejuvenate Dry and Chapped Winter Hands!



It's almost the end of February, and there's a least a solid month of winter left, whether you'd like to admit to it or not! It's important to make sure you are incorporating hydrating treatments into your spa, as your clients most skin is most likely dry and chapped from the cold weather. Their hands are probably exposed the most, which can lead to super dehydrated and cracked winter hands - not a good look!

Hand Masks are be a great add-on treatment to any spa service! It's a quick, 20 minute treatment that results in super hydrated, rejuvenated hands, and your client's skin will stay hydrated from now until spring with weekly treatments! We have a great variety to choose from! Take a look at my favorites below:


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Exfoliate Those Winter Blues Away

We've been talking a lot recently about dry, dull winter skin and helping your clients reveal their best skin this season. Aside from the awesome hydrating and nourishing treatments you're offering, be sure to include retail items in their treatment plan.

The new bulk packs of exfoliating bath mitts and body brushes are a great way to ensure you always have quality, affordable and relevant items in your retail section! Explaining to your clients how exfoliating at home along with an effective moisturizer, will help keep their skin soft and having products to put in their hands can increase your retail sales quickly!

Take a look at the new hot sellers:

Gentle Exfoliating Ramie + Cotton Bath Mitt - Dual Sided / Case of 30 - Individually Wrapped Mitts

Mesh Bath Pouf with Long Handle - Natural Color / Case of 30 - Individually Wrapped

Mesh Bath Belt - Natural Color - 12" Long / Case of 48 - Individually Wrapped - this is excellent for hard to reach areas especially for clients with limited range of motion issues!

Retailing should be easy and fun for both you and your clients! Not sure what to offer? Contact us, we help clients every day make the most of their retail space to keep those sales rolling in!


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Make Up Frenzy! Weddings and Proms, Oh My!

Hopefully you're almost all stocked up and ready to go for the Valentine's Day rush headed your way in a few weeks!

Along with your clients wanting to have you do their make up for their big romantic evening, weddings and proms will soon be in full swing!

We just added some awesome bulk packs to ensure you're ahead of the game for all your make up services.




That should get your wheels turning, take a quick inventory and see if you're low or missing anything! 

Monday, January 23, 2017

What's new in the nail polish world?

Shellac has done it again! The Spring 2017 New Wave Collection was a big hit last week. If you've read my blogs in the past than you know I absolutely love the clever names of nail polishes! Jelly Bracelet is definitely one of my favorites although Banana Clips is a close second... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Shellac Spring 2017 New Wave collection HERE!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Stop And Smell The Flowers While Boosting Business!

We've all heard some variation of "stop to smell the roses" at some point in time. While it usually refers to slowing down or being more aware to appreciate things, it can be beneficial for your business.

What flower menu options do you have? Are they customizable?
Offering services that utilize flower power (I tried to resist, I really did!) in some way is always popular with clients! Making it customizable is a way to stand out from your competition. Having a raw ingredient bar for clients is also a fun way to engage clients.
If you offer hydrotherapy, do you offer muslin bags to drop in (complimentary or as an add on!) that are filled with flowers and raw ingredients? Again, having clients choose their own (you can have a set of pre-filled ones -like these or make your own-to choose from or give them an empty muslin bag and send them to the raw bar!) will get clients talking (to you AND their friends/family/coworkers), increase likelihood of add on and retail sales.

When was the last time you changed the floral options?
Is lavender or rose the only scent you have (if your business is tied in to lavender or rose in any way, disregard!)? Your clients may be getting tired of the same old smells. Refresh their senses with some new scents. There are enough varieties out there to ensure you'll never get bored of them all. You can choose from individual oils or blends or even candles! Variety is key here, you never want your clients to be bored or complacent - you want them excited to see what's new every time they walk in your door.

With all this fresh new floral activity freshening up your menu and environment, your reawakened clients will be eager to try new things, buy more things and tell more people how awesome you are. As I have mentioned numerous times, it's the little things :)

Thursday, April 14, 2016

It's Watermelon Season - Masks And More!

Spring is in full swing and all things watermelon have been flying out of the warehouses!

Aside from a tasty treat, watermelon is excellent for anti-aging, protecting against free radicals, reducing the appearance of pores and is a great for hydrating!

You can offer a Watermelon package complete with candies, watermelon, watermelon flavored drinks and more!

Here are some items to get you started:



Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Delicious Services For Spring: Papaya Facials!


Though papayas are technically available all year long, this delicious fruit tends to peak in the early summer. Get ahead of the curve, and start incorporating papaya facials and other services into your spa right before summer starts! Papayas contain many components that are good for the skin to help keep it healthy looking. Along with the Papain enzymes, it is good a source of antioxidants and nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B, carotenes, and flavonoids, fiber and minerals like magnesium and potassium which are all great for maintaining skin health!

Not sure where to begin? We have an amazing Papaya Purifying Enzyme Masque by June Jacobs that you can incorporate into facials! This clarifying enzyme masque contains a highly effective combination of papaya’s natural fruit enzyme, papain, with extracts of mango and pineapple, to gently dissolve dead surface impurities allowing nourishing oils of sweet almond and borage seed to penetrate, improving tone and elasticity of the skin. It also smells amazingly delicious, and I'm sure you're clients will love it! I also highly recommend our June Jacobs Papaya Enzyme Facial Treatment Kit - it includes everything you need to get started with your papaya facials. Be sure to order it just in time for early summer :)


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!

Friday, March 25, 2016

New Decor for Spring!



Our East-West Furnishing section keeps growing! If you're looking to revamp the decor of your spa, the calming aesthetic of our new eastern-inspired decor is perfect! My favorites so far? This amazing Bamboo Lantern Room Divider and Renato Coffee Table. How adorable is the hanging black electric lantern? It would be perfect if you are looking to divide your treatment room for double the services!









The Renato Coffee Table has a super unique look that can add a wonderful ambiance to any waiting area. It's highly functional, and made of woven rattan that features two built-in lamps on either side. Spring is the perfect time to update your Spa's Decor! Be sure to check out all our our newly added decor here!

Yummy New Hempz Lotion for Spring!

Hempz does it again!

Their latest addition to their amazing body lotions is the Hempz Sweet Pineapple & Honey Melon Herbal Body Moisturizer. It's the perfect timing since it's getting warmer out, and I'm sure you are looking for new products to incorporate into your spa services, or even retail to your clients! This lotion is enriched with 100% Pure Natural Hemp Seed Oil as all of Hempz products are, and blended with natural extracts to provide dramatic skin hydration and nourishment to help improve the health and condition of skin. Did I mention it also smells amazingly delicious?! You can't go wrong with the aromatic scents of Sweet Pineapple & Honey Melon!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Essie Spring Collection Has Landed!

These colors are guaranteed to get your clients in the mood for pedicure season!



Like the sun, fashion burns hotter in Florida. the six shades in Essie’s newest collection reflect the spirit of Spring in chic retreats like Palm Beach. striking the perfect balance between fashion forward and retro-glamour, this collection is bold, bright and up for anything! 


Happy Selling!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Spring Scents Recipe For Your Spa!

The weather here in NY is unseasonably warm right now, shifting everyone's focus to all things Spring. Here is an aromatherapy recipe that can be used in various way that are sure to boost your clients mood!

Aromatherapy:
Add 10 drops of Rose Absolute, 10 drops of Lemon, and 2 drops of Peppermint essential oils to the diffuser water. This will have your clients feeling that Spring fling no matter what the weather outside is like!

Massages:
Mix 4 oz. of a carrier oil, cream, or lotion with 5 drops of Rose Absolute, 5 drops of Lemon, and 1 drops of Peppermint essential oil

Scrub:
Mix 8 oz. of salt or sugar with 4 tablespoons of carrier oil, mix well. Add the following essential oils: 10 drops of Rose Absolute, 10 drops of Lemon, and 2 drops of Peppermint.

Simply adding various essential oils can create an entire new feel to your room and services!

Take a look at some other new scents to entice your clients from Pure-ssage! Get those good vibrations going!




Friday, February 19, 2016

Say Goodbye To Dry Winter Skin Before Spring!

It's the perfect time of the year to start planning, and preparing your Spring menu. Here is a great exfoliating and hydrating "recipe" to get your creative juices flowing!

Spring Fling Body Wrap
***gentle exfoliating treatment that also soothes, nourishes and protects the skin***

You will be using two different mud mixtures to swirl on the clients skin!

Prep:

In a large rubber mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup Sedona Mud, 1 tablespoon whipped shea butter, 1 drop ginger essential oil and 1/2 tablespoon of honey powder, and mix well.

In another larger rubber mixing bowl, mix 1/2 cup Moor Mud, 1 tablespoon whipped shea butter and 1 drop ginger essential oil, and mix well.

Place both bowls in a mud warmer, large stainless steel bowl filled with hot water, or a hot towel cabinet so the mixtures will be warm when applied.

Treatment:

Remove the bowls from the warmer - mud should be around 110-120 degrees. Using a body mask brush, apply the sedona mud mixture in a swirl pattern on the back, back of the arms and legs. Apply the moor mud mixture in a swirl pattern in the spaces between the sedona mud stripes. Have the client flip over, and repeat the process until the entire body is covered with the mud stripes.

Wrap the client in plastic wrap and a thermal blanket, and allow them to relax for 15-20 minutes. Now is a great time for an add on service like a scalp massage or Eco-Fin!

Remove the blanket, open the plastic sheet, and sprinkle the stomach with 1/4 teaspoon of ground pumice. Using about 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil, gently massage the stomach and mud streaked arms/legs one at a time. Have the client flip over again, and repeat the pumice and coconut oil massage. If you have a vichy shower, drench the client with warm water for 10 minutes. Have them turn over one more time and repeat the shower process. If you do not have a vichy shower, have them shower or use warm moist towels to remove the mud.

Be sure to retail sunscreen such as Burnout to your clients to help protect their glowing, hydrated skin!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Just In Time For Summer - New Manicure Tables!

I'm sure all the nail techs out there are busy from the moment they walk in until closing time right now!

When was the last time you took a look at your manicure tables?
How are they holding up? Are they stained with polish or acetone spots?
Will they make it through another busy season?

If it's time to update your tables or, if you are just opening up here are some great new tables we just added to the site!

Manicure Tables by PS Beauty

With different color options, marble tops and and amazing price point, why wait?


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

So Long Ombre.. Hello Balayage!

The ombre trend has definitely faded, but there's a new highlighting trend in town! Say hello to balayage, a popular highlighting technique that's gathering a lot of attention, especially for Spring and Summer. Instead of the dramatic, contrasting colors that ombre provides, balayage is a subtle, more natural sun-kissed look. Balayage is actually a french word meaning "to swoop" or "to paint," which creates a softer, beautiful and almost all-natural look. With summer rapidly approaching, a lot of your clients are going to want lighter hair... especially since celebrities like Lana Del Rey and Khloe Kardashian have been seen sporting it! 
But are you prepared for the balayage trend? Here at Pure Spa Direct, we just got in the ColorTrak Tools Balayage Board and Brush Set that will have you all set up for this latest hair trend. This brush contains shorter brush bristles for precise coloring, as well as a slightly curved board on 2 side to better suit head shape! You'll also be quite comfortable performing this service, as the handle allows for stability. 

You'll also need to protect each highlight! Check out our film roll which is specifically for balayage treatments. For all of your salon highlighting needs, please click here, and make sure you're prepared this summer for your clients looking to get that sun-kissed balayage look!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

When Spring Cleaning Leaves You Running For Cover....Run To Pure Spa Direct!

Spring Cleaning is a double edged sword for many. They love the shiny, fresh, new feeling after the clean has been completed....it's the cleaning part that many agonize over.

We have everything you need to make your Spring cleaning a breeze!

We have everything from gloves, face masks (always a great idea when using cleaning products!), and of course, disinfectants - including unscented!

Aside from the usual barbicide, check out the new line from Clorox that utilizes hydrogen peroxide rather than harsh chemicals.

We also have awesome aromatherapy items to freshen up the scent after the cleanse. Diffusers, wax melts and essential oils to fit your needs!

You name it, we have it! If you don't see it on the site, give us a call and we will do everything we can to get it for you!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Goodbye Dull Dry Skin, Hello Beach Ready Glow!

Everyone is rushing to their spas/wellness centers to get rid of their dull, dry winter skin. The rush on hydrating and brightening products are in full swing!  Here is an awesome menu idea to freshen up your Spring body treatments! This body wrap will help smooth, exfoliate and hydrate the skin while the relaxing their cares away!

Spring Hydrating Body Wrap (I'm sure you're more creative at treatments names that will fit in with your regular menu!)

You may wish to prepare this before the client comes in to maximize time.

Prep:

Body Wrap:

Combine 4T of Sedona Mud Powder, 1T of Egg White Powder and 2t of Clove Powder  in a large rubber mixing bowl.  Add in 6T of water and stir until a paste like consistency.

Add in 15 drops of Sweet Orange Pure Essential Oil  (if you have a client who does not like orange scents or for male clients, try using 5-10 drops spearmint or 5-7 drops cedarwood essential oil instead). Mix in 3T of Organic Corn Meal and mix well (the cornmeal may soak up the liquid once it sits, you can add more water if it is too dry. If the mix becomes to wet, you can add in more of the Sedona Mud Powder).

Place the bowl in a mud warmer, hot towel cabinet or even in a stainless steel bowl filled with hot water to warm the mixture is warm and feels luxurious when applied.

Moisturizer:

In a medium rubber mixing bowl, mix 2T of Whipped Shea Butter with 5 drops Sweet Orange Pure Essential Oil (again you can substitute 5-10 drops spearmint or 5-7 drops cedarwood essential oil)


Dry brushing the client prior to the body wrap is an excellent way to start if you don't already begin that way. Once you have prepped as you normally do for wraps, check the temperature of the warmed mixture to be sure it is at a comfortable temperature before applying. Apply the mask as usual, being sure to pay extra attention to extra dry areas, especially feet, heels,knees and elbows. Once the mask has been applied, wrap the client in plastic sheeting followed by a thermal blanket. Leave on for approximately 15-20 minutes ---now is a great time for add on services like scalp massage! Remove the mask as you normally do and follow with the moisturizer!