Showing posts with label sunless tanning. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sunless tanning. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A Luxury Oil makes for a Luxury Tan, and Your Clients Will LOVE It!

Ultra luxury, ultra results by St Tropez to retail!

St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Facial Oil / 1 fl. oz. - 30 mL. Each / Case of 6

Our most luxurious facial tan yet. This indulgent Facial Oil provides a natural looking streak-free tan that lasts for up to 5 days. The lightweight, non-greasy, quick-drying formula is clinically proven to moisturize for up to 7 days without blocking pores.

Benefits:
  • Natural looking streak-free tan that lasts for days
  • 7 Day Hydration
  • Lightweight, quick-drying formula
  • Non-pore blocking
  • Suitable for sensitive skin

How to Use:
  • The day before application exfoliate with a facial polish.
  • Apply 2-3 drops, to clean dry skin. Blend evenly over face, neck and d├ęcolletage.
  • Wait until touch dry before getting dressed.
  • Allow 4-8 hours before getting wet.
  • Wash hands after use.

Suggested Retail Price: $35.00 per unit

See more by St Tropez


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Pro Tanning Secret Ahead.....

Are you offering your clients top of the line spray tanning services? Why not back it up with a top of the line extraction system? 

Breathe easy, and avoid over spray with this amazing new extraction booth! Tan.Easy Tan.Booth Ultimate All In One has everything you need to insure a perfect tan, every time!!


Key Features of the All.In.One.Booth:

  • Cyclone Center Technology - Full length industry strength extraction with Aerodynamic Curved Chamber funneling air into a cyclone eye for even tan.
  • Natural Light Replication - The perfect lighting for 360 degree even tanning.
  • Technician Inspired Design - Single switch control, ergonomic stance and easy to use. Slip in - slip out easy clean filter system. Customisable tanning machine configuration, suitable for any salon space. Designed for ease of work and movement.
  • Small Salon Footprint - Unlike most machines or tents, the All.In.One.Booth focuses on minimising the use of space.
  • Flat pack Easy Setup - Two people can assembly in less than 20 minutes.

Your clients will LOVE entering this booth, and feeling like an A-Lister!

Dont forget - Financing Options Available!

Happy Tanning!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Strapless White Sticky Feet!

These sticky sandals (or sticky feet as the guys in the warehouse say) are pretty cool and they were massively popular this last week! You actually peel off a film and step on them and they stick! Most of the clients who buy them seem to do spray tanning services... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great White Strapless Sticky Sandals HERE!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Winter Blues? Beat Them with a Great Tan!

Give your clients that summer time glow! 



This is by far the most amazing facial tanner on the market. I love the perfect sun-kissed glow, and the silky feel this bronzer product provides.

Moroccan Mineral-Shimmering Sands Facial Tanner will have your clients feeling like they just stepped off the plane from an exotic vacation!

NO BROWN DYES = NO BROWN, UGLY PORES!



Just one application delivers a long lasting facial tan. Shimmering Sands does not contain brown dyes, or pigments that can visibly clog pores and dull the complexion.

The natural mineral color guide goes on sheer and begins darkening in just 1 hour. Full tan results develop within 4-6 hours revealing a toned and tan glow on all skin types. The tan results continue to deepen for 24-48 hours.

Dries quickly, never greasy!

Self-correcting formula insures skin always tans evenly and flawlessly.
Your client will wake up to a toned, tanned, and rejuvenated complexion without sun exposure.
Anti-aging formula is rich in Anti-oxidants, Amino Acids and Botanicals for the advanced care of delicate facial skin!

Innovative airless packaging is super stylish, and functional. Giving the product a 2 year shelf life!

Happy Selling!

Check out the full line of amazing Extended Vacation products!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Spring Has Sprung....Almost! Popular Spring Spa Treatments Popping Up

This week marks the first day of spring, and we are already seeing the difference! With the warmer weather coming our clients are looking forward to offering their clients treatments to get ready to be bare! Some of the hottest categories on Pure Spa Direct right now include:

Waxing
With warmer weather on the way, clients everywhere are preparing to show more skin, and the first step is to rid all that unwanted hair! Some of our most popular wax products include:

Tanning
Tanning Season is here! Be it for a vacation, prom, wedding season, or just because they are tired of pale winter skin, tanning is BOOMING right now!
Clients are ready to rid themselves of dull, lifeless winter skin and prepare for their waxing and tanning services, so body treatments are hot right now. Whether for smoothing, softening, or detoxing - all things body are where its at!
What special Spring Treatments are you seeing the most success with this season?

Saturday, August 23, 2014

"Baby Got Class" - 5 Stellar Spa and Salon Services for Back to School Season

As much as I hate to admit it, summer is just about over. School is starting, children everywhere are crying, and parents....well I have a feeling there are some excited parents out there. Personally, I always have mixed feelings about the start of a new school year for my kids. But what does this mean for spas and salons? Parents who have some free time for themselves again! Check out one family's hilarious response to this time of year below:


On a more serious note, though, spa and salon owners - STOCK UP NOW! For many parents, it has been a long, hard summer....for your business, bank on their desire to take some time for themselves! Whether they take advantage of this new-found "alone time" by getting a massage, a facial, or even a manicure, now is the time to run "School-Day Specials" or "Pampering Packages" and reel those parents in!

Pure Spa Direct is here to help you cater to your clients. Check out our 5 favorite Spa and Salon Services for the Back to School Season:

#1: Turn Back Your Hair 
Is your clients' hair looking bedraggled after months of chlorinated pool water, sand and salt from the beach, and hours upon hours of sunbathing....or chasing the kids through the park? New Fall hair cut and color are definites!

#2: Keep That Summer Glow 
Just because summer is over doesn't mean skin can't glow! Sunless tanning is perfect for the Back to School crowd who is not quite ready to let go of summer!

#3: Extend The Relaxation a Little More 
Add-on a profitable and relaxing face and scalp massage to any body massage purchased. Your clients are probably a bit tense with the prospect of school starting, and nothing feels better than having your scalp massaged!

#4: Cool as a Cucumber Facial 
Your clients probably spent too much time in the sun this summer, and now is a great time to calm that skin down! Offering a calming facial featuring June Jacobs Cucumber products is a great back to school special!

#5: Day of Indulgence 
Invite your clients to come spend a school day with you, getting pampered of course! You can create packages however you like, but we love ones that start with a facial, followed by some scrubbin' and lovin' (body scrub and massage, of course!), and ending with a mani and pedi to make your clients feel extra-special!


Friday, June 20, 2014

Xtreme 15 Airfx: Promoting Self-Love and Confidence, One Spray Tan at a Time

Sunless Tanning and Airbrush Artist Mark Powell of Xtreme 15 Tanning provides more than just beautiful tans. He provides inspiration, support, and trust to each and every one of his clients. I once saw a description of a beauty industry career that said, "I cosmetically and psychologically transform self images and destinies of fellow human beings. What do YOU do?" Mark Powell embodies this description more than words can describe.

Xtreme 15 Promotional Model Alicia Maria shows just how beautiful strong is.

Mark Powell is the owner and artist behind the amazing airbrush work done at Xtreme 15, located in Harrisonburg, VA. Yes, Mark is a very talented artist, but his love and passion for his work goes so much deeper than helping clients look good. He wants his clients to FEEL good in their own skin, and often goes out of his way to listen and support his clients. This is what sets Xtreme 15 apart - their ultimate message is SELF-LOVE and CONFIDENCE (real, true, inner confidence - not artificial confidence that comes from wearing too much makeup and clothes that society deems "hip" or "sexy" or "cool").


Located in close proximity to James Madison University, Xtreme 15 boasts affordable sunless tans, as well as a wide variety of other airbrush art, including temporary tattoos, face painting, body art, and more. Mark has over 25 years of experience in airbrushing, and his superb airbrushing talent is evident in every piece of art he creates - be it tanning, airbrush tattooing, makeup effects, or body art.

Real, unedited photo of
Mark Powell's "Black Widow" Makeup FX
Mark and Alicia Hesse (Xtreme 15's Digital Media Producer) are working hard to get Xtreme 15's name out there. They are aggressively tapping in to the powers of social media, and manage a very popular Facebook page (Xtreme 15 Tanning), but challenges still exist. Many people in the Harrisonburg, VA area, JMU students included, don't even realize they have an amazing opportunity to look their best (while not compromising the health of their skin) right in their backyard! With an artist as versatile and talented as Mark Powell, clients should be knocking down his doors!


Along with his passion for his art, Mark Powell is also passionate about community, and is available to participate in fundraising events. He has proudly participated in events involving James Madison University, Eastern Mennonite University, Blue Ridge Community College, as well as numerous local high schools and organizations.


See more about Mark, Alicia, and Xtreme 15 on the Xtreme 15 Facebook page, and if you are in the area (or up for a road trip!), go see what all the hype is about! You won't be disappointed!

Xtreme 15 Airbrush Tanning
1012-B S. Main St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
540-908-5258
xtremeairfx@gmail.com

(all photos courtesy of Xtreme 15, Mark Powell, and Alicia Hesse)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Bottoms Up! Spas Helping Clients Put Their Best Butt...Forward?

Help your clients prepare for summer by offering
"Tush Treatments" - like a facial, but for the other end!
Recently, I was reading an article in Dermascope magazine called Fanny Facials, and at first I thought...hmm, are we really doing this? But then I thought....skin is just skin, so why not?

Our rear ends are under a lot of pressure these days....both literally and figuratively. Many of us sit on it for hours a day. We put it through excruciating pain to get it looking just how we like when we are dancing or prancing. We use it for virtually every lower body movement we make. Why not make its skin smooth, shiny, and beautiful too?

For spas and estheticians, Tush Treatments are becoming all the rage! If you are comfortable with scrubbing and polishing clients' behinds, this can be an excellent source of revenue for you - especially at this time of year! Clients everywhere are baring all, and that includes their rears. Make them feel beautiful, front AND back!

Sample Suggested Tush Treatment Protocol
If you have a basic facial room, this simple protocol can be easily followed to target hydration and toning "back there!"

  1. Rear end/back/thigh skin analysis
    PRO TIP: Excellent time to discuss waxing down under with your client! 
  2. Cleanse
  3. Exfoliate
  4. Steam
  5. Extractions (as needed)
    PRO TIP: Extractions in this area is little different from other skin - the hair follicles are different, and squeezing will only serve to spread bacteria and cause more acne. 
  6. High Frequency for acne (as needed)
    PRO TIP: High frequency will need to be on a higher setting than you would use on the face.
  7. Gently massage, using upward strokes and a light, non-comedogenic massage lotion or oil.
  8. Apply applicable mask (acne, hydrating, etc.)
  9. Apply toner
  10. Moisturize
    PRO TIP: Since the rear end is covered by undergarments and pants, keep the moisturizer light to avoid clogging pores and creating more problems than you are solving!)
A great add-on or follow-up treatment to your Bottoms Up treatment is a spray tan! Everyone feels better with a tan, and spray tanning goes a long way to help skin all over look tight and toned! Offer a full body spray tan at a slightly discounted price as an add-on to the Bottoms Up treatment, and watch your profits explode!

Best part about this treatment is coming up with the cutest, catchiest name you can! I am partial to Skin by Molly's "Shiny Hiney" treatment! What are the best names you can think of?

Friday, May 9, 2014

Stock Up And Save On Your Sunless Tanning Body Care Items

Tanning season is in full swing and it is super important that you have your retail body care products on hand and ready for your sunless tanning clients to purchase. These products will not only boost your profits, but will ensure your clients spray tans are looking perfect and fading evenly!


The Extended Vacation retail line was specifically designed for your sunless tanning clients. However, some of the items, like the Caribbean Smoothie Body Cream and Desert Mineral Detox Scrub are perfect retail item for even your non-tanning clients as well. These products are amazing and we absolutely love them!

The Extended Vacation Baker's Dozen Body Care Package is highly recommended, as this package includes 13 each of the best selling items from the Extended Vacation Retail Line (This offer does NOT include Moroccan Mineral Dark Self-Tanning Lotion for Body) for only the price of 12!

Check out what is included:
(13) Caribbean Smoothie Hydrating + Anti-Aging Body Cream by Extended Vacation
(13) Ultimate Tan Refreshment - Tanning Extender by Extended Vacation
(13) Desert Mineral Detox Body Scrub - Anti-Cellulite Formula by Extended Vacation
(13) Facial Tanner - Moroccan Mineral Shimmering Sands by Extended Vacation
(1) BONUS! Spa Poster 24" X 18" for Extended All Vacation Products
(1) BONUS! Spa Poster 24" X 18" for Facial Tanner - Moroccan Mineral Shimmering Sands by Extended Vacation
(1) BONUS! Point-of-Purchase Stand-Up Counter Display 8.5" X 11" for Extended Vacation Products

When you purchase this package, you will be receiving $52 in savings PLUS $20 bonus in marketing materials! This is a super easy way to stock up and save for your tanning season!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Take Your Tanning Business on the Road with this Tanning Pop Up Tent...Now Available in THREE COLORS!

Tanning Season is in full swing, and you can now take your tanning business on the road to more profit! By offering mobile tanning services, you will open new avenues for expanded profit. But how can you offer mobile tanning services? Isn't it a lot of work, set up and cleanup? Not any more!

Pure Spa Direct is proud to offer the most popular tanning pop up tent on the market, and it is now available in your choice of 3 colors: classic black, beautiful brown, and pretty pink! The translucent black is a professional, classic color. The brown hides all overspray stains, making your life that much easier! And the pink is...well its PINK! :)




Tanning Tent Features



  • Wall Material: 210D Polyester Oxford Fabric. Easy clean up, double-stitched, durable seams. 
  • Floor: Heavyweight 210D waterproof stain resistant treated floor and corners for quick and easy clean-up. 
  • Support System: High gauge, low memory spring steel that supports the room without sagging but is easier to coil back into the collapsed circle configuration for storage. 
  • Dimensions: 7' x 4' x 4' (210 x 120 x 120cm) - largest on the market - makes it very easy to tan clients of all sizes. 
  • Extraction Fan Opening: In rear of tent, 20" x 20" (60 x 60cm). Opening uses Velcro to keep it closed that is installed completely around the opening insuring 100% closure. NO MORE BROKEN ZIPPERS!!! See the Pure Sunless Extraction Fan HERE
  • Roof: Clear heavy weight vinyl roof with tie downs. Allows overhead light to illuminate the tent interior. 
  • Entry: Door-less over-sized large walk-in opening is 6.5 feet tall. Can accommodate even the tallest clients, no unnecessary door to get in the way and add bulk. 
  • Windows: 3 clear vinyl windows (not mesh that allow overspray to escape) to allow 75% more light in from the treatment room, no need for additional lighting. 
  • Carry Bag: We have made our carry bags even bigger than ever. This allows for easier insertion and have also eliminated the zipper closure. The bag is large enough to also carry extra items like towels etc. We use Velcro straps for closure, NO MORE BROKEN ZIPPERS!!! 
  • Carry Strap: Our carry straps are a true shoulder length and triple stitched to prevent tearing from the bag itself. 
  • Other: Instructions included showing different methods to collapse the tent.

To view the full Pure Sunless Sunless Tanning Store, click here: http://www.purespadirect.com/Airbrush-Tanning-Sunless-Tanning-Pure-Sunless-Store-s/1.htm

Friday, March 7, 2014

Cleaning and Maintaining Your Spray Tan Equipment to Ensure Client Satisfaction all Through Tanning Season

Tanning season is in full swing, so I wanted to touch on an important subject - cleaning and maintaining your spray tanning equipment! Since your equipment is essential in performing these services, it is vital to the success of your business that you keep your spray tanning equipment in tip-top shape.

Daily Maintenance 
An example of tanning equipment that
has not been properly maintained -
Buildup of tanning solution on your
equipment can lead to equipment failure
  • Clean gun daily. If you are spraying clients back to back, you do not need to clean the gun between
    each client, but if you have time between appointments, be sure to flush your gun after each spray. Tanning solution can get caught in the gun and cause clogs or "speckly" spray tans! Spraying  airbrush cleaner, followed by clean water, through the gun after your last appointment each day will keep your gun from getting buildup stuck inside.
  • It is recommended that you empty all solution left in your solution jars at the end of the day. Never let them sit overnight!
  • Wipe down the outside of the gun, paying special attention to the cup threads on the gun and on the cup. If solution is left on the threads, your cup may not attach properly, and could come loose during a treatment.
  • Wipe down exposed parts, including the turbine/base, hoses, cords, etc. It is important that the motor is able to breathe freely, so avoid allowing overspray or dirt to build up on any part of your unit. The easiest way to keep this from happening is to wipe it down daily. 
  • Be sure to clean any trapped hair, dust, etc from the intake vents to prevent overheating and/or fire hazards.
Tanning Solution buildup on plugs can be dangerous. A quick wipe-down
each evening can help prevent damage to your equipment.
















Weekly Maintenance
  • Clean filters. Locate the filter on your unit, remove, and wash with warm, soapy water. Allow to completely air dry before replacing.
  • Thoroughly clean all parts of your gun, including the needle and spray nozzle. Follow the cleaning instructions provided by the manufacturer.
  • Periodically thoroughly rinse all solution jars under warm water in the sink.
Spray tanning is becoming more and more popular, and this is a great service to add to your treatment menu to increase client satisfaction, loyalty, and your bottom line. If you are not currently offering spray tanning, and would like further information about this very profitable service, contact Pure Spa Direct's Sunless Tanning Team at 800-434-0018!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Spa Week Fall 2013 - Don't Forget to Stock Up!

Spa Week is coming up soon and you'll want to make sure you're ready! Spa Week is a bi-annual, nationwide event held every April and October, and this year, Spa Week falls during the week of October 14th through October 20th.

Hundreds of spa and wellness locations across North America discount two to three full-service spa treatments to just $50 each, offering affordable access to the spa and wellness lifestyle.

Have you thought about what services you will be offering this year? Whether you're promoting facials, massage, or sunless tans, you're going to need even more supplies to make sure you are fully stocked for all the extra appointments you will be taking on during this week!

Facials:

Sunless Tans:

Waxing:

Massage:


We have everything you need to stock up for your Spa Week services here at Pure Spa Direct! =)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tan Better - Helpful Tanning Tips for Spray Tan Technicians

Learn from the best... read this blog!
I was recently out west and had a very pricey tan with a famed airbrush guru and spray tanner to the stars. I was so curious to see what a $130 spray tan would be like, what could be different? The fact is, the details make all the difference in the world. Not only was my airbrush tech extremely professional, her room was immaculate and she had every detailed worked out to ensure me (and all her rich and famous clients) left flawlessly bronzed and beautified. I will share a few tips that I observed.

Lower stool all the way.
1) Everyone knows it's important not to get the bottoms of the clients' feet tan. She had me stand on a warm, wet towel that was on top of a dry, plush towel. As a turned and twirled during the tanning process, my feet cleaned themselves!

2) Legs, feet, ankles are tricky. Every spray tan tech knows that legs, feet and ankles can be a challenge. With every body type different, lighting can sometimes conceal areas that were missed by the spray gun. Not here. My tech placed each leg (one at a time of coarse) on a swivel, adjustable stool ,covered by a soft, clean towel.

She gently and slowly swiveled each leg 180 degrees to make sure she covered every nook and cranny with tanning mist and made sure there was a seamless, flawless transition from my ankle to my toes, then switched legs. It was like decorating a cake! She sat comfortably in a stylists stool, rolling around my body to make sure she could see me from low and high angles.

Tighten Trigger for
More Precise Tanning
Results!
3) The spray gun trigger handle was tightened for very little over spray and precise and accurate spraying allowing her superior control over the placement of tanning solution with the gun. Apollo guns (my favorite to spray tan with), have an adjustable knob on the back that allows techs to loosen or tighten the throw of the trigger. The tighter the trigger, the more control you will have when you're spray tanning a client. This technique is especially helpful with with thick tanning solutions like ours. This also helps control over-spray in your room. This should be used in conjunction with an Apollo turbine.

4) Ventilation. Part of keeping a nice, clean room is great ventilation.  This pro had a custom built extraction system in her spa. There are many options out there for clearing the air of your spray tan room. Be sure to find one that will cover your room's size.

For more information on spray tanning equipment and tanning solutions for your day spa or salon business visit our website: Pure Spa Wholesale Tanning Store

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Enjoy the Silence... Check Out the NEW MaxiMist Q'ube - Spa Quiet Professional HVLP Spray Tan System!

The MaxiMist Q'ube is a Noise Suppressed
HVLP System that is perfect for spas!
HVLP Spray Tanning equipment works great, but it can be a little noisy for the ultra quiet ambiance of days spas.  No need to be chained to an old school airbrush spray tan unit though... even day spas can enjoy the amazing ease of HVLP spray tan units with the new MaxiMist MaxiMist Q'ube - Spa Quiet Professional HVLP Spray Tan System!

The HVLP Turbine (even the thought of the word turbine makes you think of a screaming jet engine) is housed in a noise suppression chamber.  The sleek looking box is handy as it is on easy glide casters and gives you a place to put down your spray gun and shelf space for your spray tan products, like a gallon of tanning mist, SluffWIPES Pre-Tan Prep Wipes, Caribbean Smoothie lotion to use as a barrier cream on elbows, knees and palms, body blotters, solution cups and more.

Noise Suppression, eh? The MaxiMist MaxiMist Q'ube puts out a mere 58 db of sound... which is about the same volume as a normal level conversation at 3 feet between two people.  Is the idea of a noie suppressed HVLP system new? No, but the MaxiMist MaxiMist Q'ube is more affordable than other choices such as the AMAZING Apollo Whisper Mist TC3 (which I love!)... the MaxiMist MaxiMist Q'ube costs about 30% less. If you can afford it, the Apollo does really rock, but if you are on a tighter budget or the economy is kicking your butt, the MaxiMist MaxiMist Q'ube is an amazing choice.

Check Out the MaxiMist Q'ube Here:

Also check out the Pure Sunless Store at PureSpaDirect.com for all your professional sunless tanning needs:

Sunday, October 21, 2012

It's All About The Money! - Retailing in Your Spa/Salon

Billions of dollars are spent on beauty and self-care products every year! There is huge income potential if you are offering retail items. Depending on the type of spa or salon, retail should account for 30 to 50% of your net profit.

You don't necessarily need to be a salesperson to retail products in your spa - you really just need to be able make honest recommendations. The best and easiest way to get your retail products moving, is to actually be using them on your clients during services! You can explain the products and their benefits, while educating your client on the importance of at home care also. If your client is happy with the service and products you used, they are more likely to want to purchase these products for continued use at home, in-between services.

Using the products yourself is also a good idea, so if you get compliments on something like your glowing complexion, you can offer a service AND suggest an item you just so happen to be selling at your spa! For example, if you offer make-up applications and you are retailing the cosmetic products you use on clients, they are easily going to want to purchase items to take with them for touch-ups! Or if you do hair coloring services, you can retail color safe hair care products for at home use. There is something to recommend after any service.

It is also important to make your retail area visually appealing, so your clients will instantly be drawn to it! A great skincare line, June Jacobs, offers professional size products AND retail sizes for most of their products! Also, a super awesome line for sunless tanning body care is Extended Vacation! The Shimmer Sands Facial Tanner will be flying off your shelves! At Pure Spa Direct, we offer an array of items you can retail in your business!

Fun Facts:

According to a recent spa study:
  • If a client buys 2 retail products, there's a 60% chance they will revisit.
  • If a client buys 1 retail product, there's a 30% chance they will revisit.
  • If a client buys 0 retail products, there's a 10% chance they will revisit.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Creating & Maintaining the Perfect Sunless Tan!

Summer is around the corner, and as the temperature is heating up, our clothes are becoming lighter.  We are showing more skin and want to look appealing in our tanks, skirts, and dresses. Sun and sun damage (as scarily shown in the left pic) is old news, and sunless tanning (as beautifully shown in the right pic) is all the new!  Every year at Pure Spa Direct, our Sunless Tanning clients, inquiries, and orders are growing dramatically.

Out with the Old...
...In with the New!
One of the most common inquires we receive is regarding the maintenance of the Sunless Tanning Equipment.  Like every other appliance in our world, wear and tear is normal with every day use.  Aside from using the best Sunless Solutions on the market by Pure Sunless and Extended Vacation, the key factor in "Sunless Tanning Excellence" is also the equipment.  Keeping your equipment up-to-date, and clean is imperative in creating that perfect sunless tan. So how do you best maintain your equipment?

See below for some answers to our most frequently asked questions:

1) How Often Should I Clean My Spray Gun?
  • It is important to clean your Spray Gun DAILY!  Many clients ask if the gun needs to be cleaned after each use, and while it is recommend, we suggest you clean the gun each time it is put to rest. If you do 1-2 tans a day (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) then yes, the gun must be cleaned after each use. The key factor to remember is anytime the gun is put to rest, it should be cleaned to ensure maximum results. 
2) How Do I Clean My Spray Gun?  (General Instructions for Cleaning MaxiMist Units - other units may vary)
Steps:
1) Disconnect the Spray Gun from the Air Hose 
2) CAREFULLY unscrew the Solution Cup. If there is left-over solution in the cup, either close the cup with a lid, or pour the remaining solution into a proper storage container.  *You may pour the extra solution back into it's original solution container, as long as it is done immediately!* 
3) Rinse the solution cup under running warm water until it is clean.
4) Fill the cup to 50ml (1-2 ounces) with warm water. Reconnect the spray gun to the air hose, and turn on the turbo unit. Direct the spray gun to a safe area and spray the clean water through the gun, until the cup is empty.
5) Turn off the turbine unit, disconnect the spray gun and unscrew the cup. Be sure to wipe all exposed areas dry.
*CAUTIONDo not submerge the spray gun under water. Do not rinse the tip and air cap while they're connected to the gun, as water may collect under the air the cap and plate, causing mineral buildup.
6) To clean the Solution Cup, unscrew the cup lid and remove the Air Cap Ring. Rinse the threads under warm running water, and then wipe down, till they are clean and dry.
7) Remove the Air Cap. Rinse it under warm running water, and wipe it down till it's clean and dry.
8) (if necessary) Remove the air distributor plate and rinse it under warm running water as well.
*To Re-install the three pieces, just reverse the removal procedure. 

**For Additional Maintenance (Recommended weekly):  
1) Remove the  Solution Nozzle  for rinsing. The Solution Nozzle  can be easily removed by placing the tip of an adjustable wrench or spanner on the two flat areas of the nozzle, and twist counter-clockwise to remove it.  *CAUTION:  There is a gasket (seal) around the thread of the solution nozzle, that must be re-installed correctly or leakage will occur!
2) The solution needle can also be removed for additional maintenance. To remove it, turn the solution flow screw counter-clockwise until it comes out of the spray gun.  *CAUTION:  Needles are very fragile! Be careful when removing the 'solution flow screw' as there is a small spring around the needle. Do not lose it. This is important to the operation of the spray gun. Set the spring aside and pull the trigger all the way back until you can grab the needle with your finger tips. Pull the needle out from the back of the spray gun. Once removed, rinse under warm running water, clean and dry it. Re-install by reversing the removal procedure.... Viola! Your spray gun should be perfectly clean and ready for the next use! 

2) How Often Should I Clean the Filter? And How Do I Do It? 
1) It is IMPORTANT to clean the filter weekly. This is important to allow your turbine motor to breathe freely, as a clogged/dirty filter will only cause the turbine to overheat and burn out prematurely.
2) To clean the filter (only applies to units with a removable filter), locate it, remove it, rinse it under warm water and simply replace it. *Hint- If your filter becomes damaged, just go to your local pet store, as you may replace it with aquarium or pond filter.  It will just need to be cut to the appropriate size.

3) When Should I Replace My Sunless Tanning Equipment?
1) Simple answer... when it stops working correctly.  By the time any of the units we carry stop working, you would have performed so many tanning services, you would know when something wasn't right.
2) Most of our equipment offers a one year warranty and we do sell replacement parts.

If you have any questions on any of our Sunless Tanning Equipment or would like to purchase replacement parts, just contact Pure Spa Direct Customer Service Today!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It's a Sticky Situation... I'm Talkin' About Strapless Disposable Slippers for Sunless Tanning!


Part of any good spa/salon service is exceeding the comforts and expectations of your clients. For me, it is all about the details. The little things. Details that make your clients' experience memorable and improve the quality of your services. Each service has it's nuances, and Spray Tanning is no different.

For this wildly popular service, one of the often over looked details is the bottoms of your clients' feet. When you perform a spray tan, some of the fine mist falls on the floor, towel, mat, wet room tile, pop-up tent floor, etc. where your client stands. During your service, you typically have the client change positions so that you can get complete even coverage with the spray tan. When the client re-positions, they move their feet. In doing so, the bottoms of their feet come in to contact with the tan mist that settled below. When this happens, the BOTTOMS of their feet start to tan. Feet bottoms are not a place we want to be tan... it is not natural looking and is a dead give away for a sunless tan. To make matters worse, the bottoms of the feet have thick dead skin -- an abundance of keratin in one location and sunless tanning products tan those areas the darkest.


Normal spa footwear has covered toes or a strap -- not an attractive tan line! But there is a solution! Strapless Disposable Slippers, or Sticky Feet as they are often called, are a thin foam slipper bottom that includes non-slip tread on once side and a medical grade sticky adhesive on the other. Peel the backing off, stick 'em on and voila - slippers that prevent tan feet bottoms!

Pure Spa Direct offers them in a variety of colors both as open stock (order a few and try them) and in bulk boxes of 500 pair. Order them and improve the service experience and results for your clients. They work great with airbush tanning, HVLP tanning, lotion tanning and aerosol tanning. Remember, it is the memorable details that set you apart for your competitors!

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Friday, September 16, 2011

How to? Sunless Spray Tanning Application....

At Pure Spa Direct, we are a MAJOR advocate for anything sunless! We have the LARGEST selection of SPA & SALON supplies, and the MOST LUXURIOUS sunless tanning solutions and body care on the market (in my opinion and our clients). What also sets us apart is our Customer Service. When you call us (as long as we are open), you will be greeted by a live person that cares and actually wants to help you. If you have a question that we don’t immediately know the answer to, we will do our best to find out and will call you back. Our goal is to serve you, so you can service and pamper others.

A universal goal of the spa and salon industry is to BEAUTIFY! One way to drastically enhance the appearance of all your clients is through Sunless Spray Tanning. People are increasingly becoming afraid of the sun, and and are searching for alternatives. Spray Tanning is the fastest growing sector in the industry, and is just going to continue growing at an astronomical rate. Not to mention... the IMMENSE profit potential!

Since we are a premier sunless distributor, we receive calls all the time wondering if we provide training on the application. While, we are more than happy to answer any questions, and provide guidance, we leave the training up to you. Spray Tanning, like an art, can become mastery with practice and experience. If you are new to this, I found an excellent video that shows how a salon in New York City applies the basic principles of performing a tanning service to help jump start your training. Enjoy! ;-)

Do you have any tips to share on Spray Tanning Application?


Monday, March 21, 2011

Tips for Sunless Success!

Knock Knock! Can you hear tanning season knocking on the door? At Pure Spa Direct we are here to help make this tanning season your busiest yet! We are constantly searching for ways to provide our clients with the tools they need in order to better serve your clientele. So what did we do? We printed up Extended Vacation Tanning Tip Sheets to answer all of your sunless tanning questions. Each double sided tip sheet is professionally printed, with an abundance of useful information as to what we recommend and what to avoid during sunless tanning. Key points are made as to how to best prepare the skin for sunless tanning, and how to best maintain the gorgeous tan for as long as possible.

Tanning Tip Sheets are an excellent take away to give to your clients. They will help to dramatically cut down on the repeat questions you get from your customers, and will help to prevent issues with clients who can't follow sunless tanning instructions. Also, included on the back of each sheet is a place for you to insert your company information and phone number,so your clients can call and book their next appointment.

We are so confident in these sheets, that with each purchase of the Pure Sunless or Extended Vacation products we will include 25 for free, or you may purchase 50 for only $3. (FYI...there are 50 tans in each gallon of tanning solution).

Key benefits of
  • Drive retail sales
  • Save time from answering repeat questions
  • Ensure client satisfaction with every sunless tan
  • Maximize sunless longevity & beauty
Happy Sunless Tanning!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Maximize (Sunless Tanning) Results with the MaxiMist HVLP Tanning System!


Calling all Spray Tanning Salons! With spray tanning season right around the corner, is important to have equipment that will sustain the busy time of year. When purchasing a spray tanning system, it is necessary to consider a machine that is reliable, durable, and worth the investment. The MaxiMist HVLP Tanning System maximizes tanning results at an unbeatable price.
The MaxiMist HVLP Tanning System is perfect for both in-salon use or mobile tanning! This unit is extremely easy to work with because of its durability and light weight. The Maximister gun allows for easy application by the sprayer and a quick session for the client. This little powerhouse is designed to support 20-25 applications/ 5 days a week...enough to install confidence in this machine, without the worry of it burning out on the go or mid-tan!

Two other great units by Earlex are the SprayMate HVLP Tanning System and the MaxiMist Pro HVLP Tanning System. The SprayMate is adorable and the smallest unit available. The small size makes it convenient for transport and storage, and it is excellent to practice with if you are a new professional just starting a business.

The difference between the MaxiMist and the MaxiMist Pro is the gun. The MaxiMist Pro comes with two spray guns: the MaxiMister and the Pro MaxiMister. The Pro MaxiMister Gun, which is made of stainless steel construction, offers an unrestricted air flow, providing the best atomization, and features a simple single flow adjustment to obtain the perfect flow for your needs. As compared by the manufacturer, the MaxiMist can be considered a Toyota Camry and the MaxiMist Pro can be a BMW. While the Camry is an excellent car and is very reliable, the BMW is more luxurious. The MaxiMist Pro has a stainless tip allowing for a finer mist, creating a better tan, and will be easier to “drive” by the user.

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