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

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Cellulite Awareness and Sales

Cellulite is one of the main concerns for many people of many ages. Men and women alike can feel insecure about areas of cellulite that they can see. Key words: that they can see. We are not able to easily get an up close look at every inch of our body, or that is just me showing my age? Having a tool to detect and classify thermal signs of cellulite can result in an increase in slimming services!

The Arosha® Cellulite Detector Thermography Kit helps to localize body areas which require greater attention and show clients where their cellulite forms. By using innovative contact thermography system, clients can see areas they may never known have cellulite. Incredibly easy to use, simply place on the area to be observed and make it adhere perfectly. Wait for the colors to stabilize in a firm image, and proceed with interpretation as indicated in the manual and product presentation.


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Summer Skin Getting Clients Down?

Many of our clients have been seeing an increase of skin issues stemming from increased sun/wind exposure from their outdoor Summer activities. If you're clients are experiencing similar issues with sunburn, windburn or simply dehydrated skin, take a look at the Ginseng Nourishing Soft Mask by Endear Skin Solutions.

Ginseng extracts have been shown to be beneficial to sunburned, rough skin caused by ultraviolet exposure, dehydrated, and mature skin. It revitalizes dull skin, providing hydration and moisture. Its nourishing effects minimize fine lines and wrinkles, making the skin appear young and fresh.

Available in individual treatment packs for easy inventory control as well as bulk packs if you like to stock up!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

New Product Spotlight: SpaRitual Earl Grey Teatox Sugar Scrub

Looking for a light, fresh, all purpose scrub for clients this season? SpaRitual Earl Grey Teatox Sugar Scrub is the way to go!

I tried this out today and was amazed at how lovely the scent was, not overpowering or too light. Being a sugar scrub it was perfectly gentle making it great for use on hands, feet and body! It applied smoothly, no greasy or oily feeling at all! Worried about removing due to lack of sink access in the room? This removes easily with a spray bottle and hot towel, even just the hot towel may do the trick!

After just a few moments, the one hand I tested it on was visibly smoother and softer feeling than the hand I did not use this on.

Aside from how soft and smooth, take a look at the ingredients and their benefits!

Benefits:

  • Organic Black Tea Extract: antioxidant (polyphenols); slows aging, soothes, and reduces inflammation.
  • Organic Marigold Extract: antioxidant (flavonoids); soothes, reduces inflammation, irritation, and promotes healing.
  • Organic Bergamot Essential Oil: antioxidant (polyphenols); helps reduce anxiety and lift mood, relaxes muscles and reduces soreness.
  • Organic Orange Essential Oil: antioxidant (Vitamin C); reduces inflammation and slows aging.
  • Earl Grey Essential Oil Blend: Clary Sage essential oil (top note), Bergamot essential oil (mid-top note), Southern Cone Marigold essential oil (mid-base note) and Alpine Hay essential oil (base note)


This will quickly become a client favorite for retail!


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Bubbling Bath Salts!

Clients can experience the best of both bath worlds at once - bubble bath and bath salts! I am a huge fan of salt baths and bath bombs as are many other "shoppers" out there. Are you currently retailing bath products to clients?

Kneipp Bubbling Mineral Bath Salts can be just the summer boost to those retail sales! Kneipp products contain plant-based functional ingredients. No paraffin, silicone, mineral oils, or animal testing, are dermatologist tested and recommended!




Sunday, July 1, 2018

Dry Summer Skin? Hydrating Avocado To The Rescue!

Skin can easily lose moisture during the summer fun in the sun. From sun exposure, sweating and many other fun activities and factors, dry summer skin can be a drag. If you're looking for an easy, more natural way to infuse moisture on your clients face, the BCL Hydrating Avocado face masks are easy to use and super cost effective!

The BCL Hydrating Avocado offers intense hydration while being earth friendly! It's vegan, cruelty free, no harsh chemicals, parabens or mineral oil. It also contains certified organic ingredients! In 15 minutes you're clients will notice softer, smoother and more supple skin. Sold in a 6 pack for less than $3.00 per treatment, these make amazing retail items as well!


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Summer Scalp Treatment!

Many people tend to forget about their scalp/top of the head when it comes to summer sun care. Here is a great treatment for clients who may be dealing with dry, itchy scalps to help provide some cooling relief:

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

Shampoo and rinse, give a light towel dry and apply the warmed mixture to the scalp. Gently massage the scalp for about 10 minutes. Remove with a light shampoo and rinse - that's it!

Simple, effective and cooling!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Wanting Something Special For Summer? Give Gold A Try!

Diamonds and Gold, two ever popular words that invoke a feeling of luxury and VIP status. If you're not currently offering a diamond or gold facial, the summer may be a good time to see how your clients respond!

The Prosana 24 Karat Gold Facial Kit is just the thing to have your clients feeling like royalty!

Included in the kit are:

  • (4) Prosana 24 Karat Gold Collagen Eye Masks – High performance eye mask, featuring gold powder and silk extract, that moisturizes, hydrates, and brightens. Set of 3 Pair. (Set of 3 Pair X 4 = 12 Total of 12 Pair of Eye Masks)
  • (4) Prosana 24 Karat Gold Collagen Lip Masks  – High performance lip mask, featuring gold powder and silk extract, that moisturizes, hydrates, and brightens. Set of 3. (Set of 3 X 4 = 12 Total Lip Masks)
  • (4) Prosana 24 Karat Gold Collagen Mask – Contains a special blend of gold elements and anti-aging peptides that encourage a more youthful, radiant complexion. Ideal for all skin types, especially aging. Comes in 2 pieces. (4 Total Face Masks)

This is an easy way to bring in a new gold treatment without having to stress over which items to try!


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Retail Alert: Organic Fiji

One trend that has yet to see a drop off, is that of natural and organic products. One of the favorites of spas and salons around the world, is Organic Fiji.

Organic Fiji uses certified organic cold pressed coconut oil in their products. Using the cold press method means that the coconut oil holds onto all it's healing properties and benefits, making it an exceptional choice among the plethora of coconut oil products on the market.

From lip balms and lotions to soaps and body polish, Organic Fiji has your "got to have" retail items for the Spring and Summer seasons!


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Traveling Tips.. for your Skin!

Spring and summer are here, and along with that comes weekend getaways and traveling. I love to travel, who doesn't? What is the downside? Traveling can wreak havoc on our skin! These trips may include sun exposure, lack of sleep, poor diet, and much more!

Take a look below and find out my favorite products to help!

Bioelements Travel Light Kit for Very Dry + Dry Skin

A no-brainer retail item. No worries about transferring products into travel bottles, or messy spills. Simply take and go!

Click here to see more travel kits by Bioelements.

BeautyPro®  BeautyPro Restore & Renew Set

Retail everything you need for an at-home spa, perfect for giving skin a refresher while away from home.
The kit includes:
  • 1 Rejuvenating Sheet Mask
  • 1 Nourishing Sheet Mask
  • 1 Detoxifying Mask
  • 1 Eye Therapy
  • 1 Black Diamond Peel-Off Mask

Lastly, everyone needs the perfect sunscreen! Check out Burnout

Burnout is a broad spectrum SPF 35 sunscreen. It goes on clean and clear and leaves no chalky residue.  Its perfect to wear every day under moisturizer and makeup, and won't feel heavy. 

  • UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection
  • Chemical-free, paraben-free, petroleum-free, fragrance-free.
  • Eco-sensitive, ocean safe, biodegradable.
  • Enriched with Helionori plankton extract, aloe vera, and antioxidant vitamins C & E.


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!