Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Waterproof Treatment Table?

One of my favorite things is discussing with clients their menu options (you didn't think we're just order takers, right? We live for this industry!) and bringing new treatments in.

Over the years, many clients have held back from offering treatments that involve mud or water, if they don't have a wet table and vichy shower (want to bring those in? click here to check out financing!) for mess concerns. While the Lotus Touch Seaweed Gel Wrap is a phenomenal option (seriously, check out this post for why it's a #1 choice for many small businesses looking for big profit with no mess), for clients looking to expand into things like muds, there's another solution!

The Waterproof Spa Treatment Sheet Set is just the thing needed to crush it this season with body wraps! It not only keeps moisture out, it's also machine washable! The set includes a fitted sheet and face cradle cover, and did I mention it's under $20? For less than $20 you can transform your treatment table into a body wrap sanctuary!

Not sure what mud to start with? Here are some top favorites from our clients all across the globe:

Raw Alaska Glacial Mineral Mud - this is my all time favorite mud. The quality is unparalleled, you can choose from powder or pre-mixed, and there are retail items to boost sales even more. It also happens to be the most mineral rich mud on the market. Want to know more? Click here for more on how and why you should consider this line.

Moor Mud - this was my favorite mud before I tried the Alaska mud. While the options don't include lavender or peppermint like the Alaska mud, take a look at this as well!

Sedona Mud - this is a red mud that one of our 5 star resort clients has on hand at all times. The one they prefer is this one by Spa Pantry, their clients love the scent!

European Rose Body Mud - Nourish + Moisturize + Heal + Replenish by Biotone- I used this in my massage practice and it was a client favorite. A cream based mud with hydrating oils like sunflower and avocado, this leaves the skin feeling silky smooth

Take a look at all of the different body wrap options here, after adding the waterproof treatment table to your cart!

Not sure what else you need to get started now that you've got a waterproof table? Give us a call or shoot me an email (christine@purespadirect.com) and I'd be happy to help!


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Menu Spotlight: Back Acne Be Gone!!!

Since this is the season of dare to bare, people want their skin as flawless as possible without having to spend a fortune. If you have clients with back acne, this is a great, affordable (yet cost AND time effective for your business!) treatment to test out in your Summer menu.

Back Masque - think of a clever name to fit your menu theme/style!

In a medium rubber mixing bowl, mix 3 tablespoons of marine fango with 4-6 drops of eucalyptus oil. Prep your bed for a body treatment, placing a protective covering on. Place a heating pad set on low on the table, so that it will line up under the client's back area. Spread a layer of the masque on to a disposable pad, and place on the heating pad. You can also apply the masque to the client's back with a body brush, and have them lie down on the disposable pad and heating pad.

If you've up sold the client into services to be done at the same time, begin those will the client is laying on the masque.

Once the other services have been completed, remove the back masque with warm, damp towels.

Take a look at some information and ideas for add on treatments to up sell, here.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Hot Summer Retail Item: Beard Brushes!

Summer is officially here!

I'm a huge fan of retail sales, especially impulse buys at the register. People are getting ready to leave, feeling amazing after their service - this is the prime time to get them some great retail products!

Having a useful retail item at the checkout makes for an easy sell. It's no secret these days that guys want to look their best and are going to the spa/salon more frequently. For your bearded clients (and those that love them!) need a beard brush to keep those viking-esq hairs tamed and looking amazing.

Scalpmaster has you covered with awesome looking beard brushes in a container! Boar bristles, wooden handle and a fun design - all for less than $2.00 a brush!

Pop this container next to the register and get those summer retail sales kicked off!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ease Dry Itchy Scalp With This Hydrating Scalp Treatment

Do you have clients who suffer from dry, itchy scalp? This easy and cost effective scalp treatment will cool, exfoliate and hydrate to bring fast relief to your clients!

Summer Scalp Treatment

In a rubber mixing bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of fine dead sea salt, 1 tablespoon of wheatgerm oil, 5 drops of peppermint essential oil and 4 drops of tea tree essential oils and mix well.  Place the mixing bowl in a mud warmer or hot towel cabinet to keep warm until ready to use.

Shampoo your clients hair well and rinse with warmer water. After lightly towel drying, apply the treatment to the scalp and gently massage for about 10 minutes (now is the PERFECT time to offer an add on service of Eco-Fin or a VOESH product!). Remove the scalp treatment with a light shampoo and rinse.

Easy and effective, the perfect combo!

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!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Make A Splash In June With Hydrating Herbs

The majority of clients I've spoken with recently have been focusing on getting their clients ready to show their skin off this bathing suit season. The first benefit many are looking for in a product - hydration. They want to blast the skin full of moisture and moisture locking products.

Whether doing a specific menu item as their "Summer Spotlight Special" or designing a package treatment, check out the Hydrating Herbs by Amber Products. With ingredients such as strawberry leaves, sage, eucalyptus, lavender flower, and chamomile this not only helps heal dry, cracked skin it just feels good.

Jump start your June menu with a spotlight treatment designed to get your clients beach beautiful!

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!


Monday, September 5, 2016

Fall is almost upon us!

I hate to say it but summer is almost over. I know this because we sold a ton of Keyano Pumpkin Products last week. Everyone goes crazy for these scents during the end of summer/beginning of fall. Try the pumpkin spice candle - it smells amazing!... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Keyano Pumpkin Products HERE!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Summer Rejuvenation Masque

As we head towards the tail end of summer, many clients are looking to offer a facial geared towards dehydrated and stressed skin. Adding in a new specialized menu item at just the right time is a great way to show clients you're always thinking about their needs!

Here is a great "recipe" to get you started!

Summer Rejuv Masque



Easy and effective!


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Back To School Specials!

We're in the midst of enjoying the summer, and school seems to have just let out however, summer will be winding down and before you know it, kids will be heading back to school.

Do you offer any special back to school services or incentives to boost sales? Aside from the usual end of summer hydrating body treatments, why not offer "school specials" like back or teen facials?

Everyone wants to look and FEEL their best on the first day of anything, especially the first day of school. Talking to parents about the benefits of skin care and skin health for their kids should be happening in more spas. It's never too soon to take care of your skin or to get your kids into a great skin care routine.

For high school and college kids, why not offer a special rate on specific services when they show their school id?

Need some product ideas? Here are some products that are always best sellers this time of year:

Acne Modeling Mask by Martinni
Fruit Collagen Mask - Kiwi Fruit Acne Clearing Mask
Tabletop Multiwave LED Light Therapy - LED Treatments in 7 Wavelengths
Quasar Led For Acne
Control Corrective Acne Line
Clarifying Lotion Toner by Endear Skin Care Solutions
Raw Alaska Glacial Mineral Mud - everyone should have this on hand for services and retail!

Give us a shout by phone, email or live chat for more ideas as well!

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!


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Mix Your Makeup in Style!



Attention ALL Makeup Artists! 


I just love our new Stainless Steel Makeup Mixing Palettes that we just got in!  This lovely steel palette is perfect for custom-blending makeup. It even features a thumb grip for ease of use and includes a spatula/mixer!

You will feel like a true artist with this sleek looking, professional design. I'm sure you're busy with wedding season here, and other summer events. This mixing palette is perfect for on the go services and is extremely easy to clean. Show off your creative, artistic side with this adorable palette, and your clients will most certainly be impressed!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Summer Of Fun!

Looking for a cute, and seasonal way to retail products, or samples to your clients? Look no further!

How adorable are these little Clear Plastic Pails!? Perfect for summer events in your salon/spa! Use them for gift certificates! Use them for display purposes! Your clients will love them!

We went ahead and made it super simple for you. Check out the many sizes, and quantities to choose from! Hurry before the season ends....

Happy Selling :) 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Refreshing Scent for Summer!


Now that it's officially summer, your clients are going to walk into the spa looking for refreshing scents and services! Grapefruit is such a lovely revitalizing citrus scent that is the epitome of summer to me, and I'm sure your clients agree. Grapefruit is great for the skin, and has a wide variety of beauty benefits (on top of smelling delicious)! It is loaded with antioxidants and can even help to promote the production of collagen. Take a look at some of our products below that incorporate this delicious fruit, and have your spa stocked for summer!

June Jacobs Grapefruit Purifying Shower Gel
Eco-Fin™ Paraffin Alternative - Happy: Raspberry-Grapefruit Blend

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Trending Now - After Sun Moisture!

Help your clients fight pre-mature aging this summer!

June Jacobs After Sun Hydrator has formulated a powerful patent pending anti-oxidant blend of white, red and green tea extracts combined with goji berry, pomegranate and grapeseed extracts to help neutralize free radicals, protect skin from environmental toxins, and combat the visible signs of premature aging! The perfect retail product this season. Your clients with love their non-greasy, silky, glowing skin after coming off the beach, or inside from the pool.

Moisture is KEY after hours of being outdoors!

Happy Selling!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Allergy Season Is In Full Swing! Relief Is On Its Way!

Everyone now'a'days has some type of allergy in the spring & summer season. Clients come in complaining about head/neck/nasal tension, and they are definitely open to trying anything for relief! We have an easy way to bring in the best treatment to calm summer inflammation. Hot/Cold Therapy Starter Kit by Mother Earth is the perfect kit to begin offering your clients!

DeStress , DePuff and DeCompress with this Hot & Cold Therapy kit!

Your clients will thank you!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Summer Of Scrubs!

Summer is the best time to get your clients in the door, and trying new services! Body treatments are always my favorite go-to for this season. What better way to bring out our clients summer glow than a good body scrub? 

June Jacobs Lemon Sugar Body Polish Treatment Kit is a refreshing body scrub, using the exfoliating properties of sugar and the polishing effects of lemon, leave your clients skin renewed, and fresh! This body treatment is also half the time of traditional full body treatments at only 30 minutes per service! You can have them back on the beach in no time :)  Happy Scrubbing!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Showerless Slimming Service For Summer!

Try saying that three times fast!

Seriously (I can't help it!), slimming treatments are always a hot menu item during the summer. I've spoken to a few clients who were shying away from stepping out of their normal menu due to not having a shower. Not having a shower does not mean you have to lose out on offering services - you just need to get a little creative :)

The #1 seller across the board for retail and use in a variety of services is the Desert Mineral Detox Body Scrub Anti-Cellulite Formula (my personal fav as well!). Simple to use, natural ingredients, effective and you don't need a shower! If you have a spray bottle you can fill with water and some towels - there's no reason not to have this! Be sure to have a tester container for demoing on clients - once they feel how incredibly soft and smooth their skin feels immediately after using it, they will be running to the register and telling all of their friends.

Ultrasonic Cavitation Non-Surgical Liposuction Body Slimming Machine - great for clients as a package or series!

Remineralizing Body Masque - Slimming and Toning - another awesome one that you can use a spray bottle and towels to clean up!

Meishida Far Infrared Slenderizing Sauna Blanket - hot ticket item at spas across the world who offer slimming services!

With a little creativity and a variety of products, you can slim your clients and boost your profits!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Summery Beach Waves With Argan Oil!



It's Memorial Day Weekend which marks the unofficial start of summer! Give your clients a summery look with our new Argan Oil Curl Styling Pudding!

It is the ultimate styling product for kinky, curly, and wavy beach hair! This amazing pudding contains argan oil, which nourishes curls by providing moisture and soft hold. Argan oil is packed with anti-oxidants and fatty acids to help hydrate dry hair, while also dramatically reducing frizz - a must have for the upcoming summer months!

Stock up while you can, and get these on your retail shelves, because your clients will definitely be needing this.

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 :)