Showing posts with label winter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label winter. Show all posts

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Hot Oil Massage? Yes Please!

Maybe it's the weather here in NY starting to get a bit colder, all I can think of is getting a massage from a therapist who uses warm oil or lotion.  It struck me, even as a massage therapist, that my brain automatically went to thinking of therapists who warm their oil, rather than just thinking "I'm going to get a massage".

Something as simple as a bottle warmer can make the difference for your clients. You don't necessarily have to use it with every client, if you aren't a fan of working with warmed oil/lotion. Having it as an option however, may be a great investment. It may just be the tipping point for clients choosing your services or your competitor.

There are many options and styles to choose from to fit any budget!


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Head Off Dry Winter Skin Through Retail

In a perfect world, every client would be able to come see you on a regular schedule to address any and all skin concerns. Time and money get in the way of that so having seasonal "go to" retail products can be successful.  Depending on where you live, dry winter skin can be a challenge for many of your clients.

Farmaesthetics Herbal Hydration Complex - Remedy Reserve Mask makes an excellent addition to any retail line up. Aside from being awarded the best "5 Minute Complexion Makeover", this 100% natural mask is great for any skin type. From calming irritations to being touted as a great hangover recovery mask (perfect for holiday party season!) your clients can use this to maintain moisture levels between services and for repairing.

The size and packaging makes it great for gifts for family, friends, coworkers and makes a great travel companion for your on the go clients!


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Weathered Hands- This Product has got you Covered.. Literally

Winter weather can wreak havoc on hands. Want to know why? Dr. Jessica Wu explains "Dry skin is especially common in the winter months when the humidity level outside drops. When the air outside is cold and dry, the water in your skin evaporates more quickly; this makes your skin feel dry and tight and makes it look flaky. In fact, your skin loses more than 25 percent of its ability to hold moisture in the winter." (Everyday Health)

You can help your clients and boost your sales at the same time.

Try the Argan Oil 8-Piece Display by ORLY
Hydrate and soften dry cuticles and hands with our ultra-luxe, Argan Oil infused system.

Display Includes:
(4) Argan Oil Cuticle Drops .6 fl oz bottle.
(4) Argan Oil Hand Creme Jar 1.7 fl oz

Argan Oil Cuticle Drops / 0.6 oz.:
Condition and soften cuticles to promote healthy nail growth with advanced antioxidant-rich oil, seven extracts and beta carotene.

Features:
Nourish and hydrate dry and brittle cuticles and nails
Lemon infused
Massage one drop onto cuticles on bare or lacquered nails to nourish and condition
To maintain nail and cuticle health, reapply daily at bedtime
Key ingredients:


Argan Oil Hand Creme Jar / 1.7 oz.:
Hydrate your skin. Argan Oil Hand Creme is an intensive moisturizer that creates a protective layer to nourish and hydrate dry skin and brittle nails. Formula filled with power and enriched with Argan oil, jojoba oil and shea butter leaves skin supple and prevents moisture loss while Vitamin E protects against free radicals and keeps skin's youthfulness.

Features:
Help nourish & hydrate dry skin.
Skin is left supple and protected against free radicals with Vitamin E.
Can be used on body, hands, and cuticles.

Don't forget to talk to your clients about "winter skin" to help! MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE. Stock up to ensure your clients are using the right products between treatments.

See here for more options!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Product Of The Week: Soothing Touch Calming Massage Gel

Happy Friday!

A newly added product in the Pure Spa Direct lineup bound to generate some buzz is the Calming Massage Gel by Soothing Touch.

Paraben free and chock-full of calming goodness! With Lavender Essential Oil, St. John’s Wort and Valerian, this gel will help your clients feel even more relaxed.

It's also super hydrating for skin making it an excellent choice for colder areas and seasons. You can thank the following ingredients for making this awesome for skin:
  • High Oleic Expeller Pressed Sunflower Seed Oil - Helps retain moisture, has been known to help provide protective barrier against infection.
  • Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil - Natural vegetable oil treated with hydrogen, used as an emollient and skin conditioner.
  • Apricot Oil - A light, gentle oil that moisturizes and nourishes the skin.
  • Avocado Oil - The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties of avocado oil help keep skin smooth, strong, and elastic.
  • Expeller Pressed Jojoba Oil - Closely resembles human sebum, very moisturizing.

Available in 8oz, 1/2 gallon, gallon and 5 gallon sizes, there's one to fit into anyone's schedule.

See you next Friday, have an amazing weekend!



Sunday, October 1, 2017

Comfy-Cozy

It's been an Indian summer here in New York. Today is the first day that we can feel a hint of fall, which makes me think of being warm and cozy.

What are you currently using to set this vibe in your business?

Need some help? Look no further...

Freestanding Tizzo Fireplace by Nu-Flame

This open ultra modern design allows the beauty and colors of the flames to be enjoyed by everyone. Relax and unwind as you watch the fascinating flames. Perfect for any setting.

I can't really think of anything more relaxing than sitting around this in a chelour robe or blanket, drinking tea.

If you're looking for something larger or something smaller, we have all the options!


Friday, September 29, 2017

Tis The Season To Fall Into A Ginger Mask!

Pumpkin is the go-to for fall, that is never any big surprise. Nearly every business we speak with is stocking up on pumpkin. Are you looking for something a little different or to add to offer for clients who aren't pumpkin fans?

The Prosana Detoxifying Ginger Mask is an easy addition to your menu! It can be used for fall or winter menus. For business owners, this mask is under $7, leaving nothing but room for profit!

Whether you use them in your facial services, as an add-on, or in a take-home kit for your clients, this is one to try.  It's chock full of hyaluronic acid to help with fine lines, it also deep cleanses with an awesome tingle!


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, February 11, 2017

3 Layers Of Hydration!

I'm sure your clients are complaining to you about how dry their skin is during these cold winter months. Hydration is super important to keep skin feeling moisturized, and looking healthy. If you're looking for a simple, fast, and efficient product, we just got in a new 3-Layer Aqua Peptide Invisible Silk Beauty Mask! This mask is perfect for all skin types, especially your clients who have the dry, harsh winter skin! It's formulated with natural plant stems, and Lyocell, which is one of the lightest and most flexible fibers in the world. The mask also contains peptides and Hyaluronic Acid, and a hint of menthol that makes it particularly cooling. Winter isn't going away anytime soon according to the groundhog, so save your client's skin with this mask for the next few weeks!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Winter Wonderland - Create An Unforgettable Experience This Season!

Looking for a way to generate some new life and buzz into your business? Have you tried creating a general Winter Theme? Here are some ways to get your minds turning:

Winter Scents
Smell is such a powerful sense, bring back snugly winter vibes with some aromatherapy. Here are some blends to try in a diffuser:


For a Cozy Massage


For a Blissful Scrub


You can infuse the Winter spirit into your space for less than you'd think!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Post Holiday Stress Relief!

It's no surprise that people are feeling the stress of the holidays. From running around getting gifts and/or cooking supplies (finding parking!) to holiday travelling...there's no shortage of stress related aches, pains and worn out nerves!

Here are two perfect massage oils for soothing your clients holiday stress!

Option 1:
In a dark (amber or blue work great!) glass bottle, mix 3 drops of rosemary essential oil and 3 drops of cinnamon essential oil with 1/4 cup of grapeseed oil or any carrier oil you prefer (coconut oil is always a best seller!). Put the lid on the bottle and shake well. It's as easy as that!

Option 2:
In a dark bottle, mix 4 drops of spruce essential oil, 3 drops of eucalyptus oil with 1/4 cup of carrier oil. Put the lid on and mix well. This is a super popular mix this time of year!

Give the client any excess oil in a smaller new glass bottle to take home as an added little touch!


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Combat Stuffy Sinus Season!

We are closing in on the season our clients dread the most. Cold temps, dry heat, congested sinuses. Help combat this, and be sure to stock up on some soothing Eucalyptus products!

One of my favorites would be a soothing paraffin foot or hand treatment. Therabath Paraffin Beads / Eucalyptus Rosemary Mint is a healing blend of oils to help calm any stuffy situation. This FDA Food-Grade paraffin is triple filtered, high quality, and crystal clear. It’s great for any paraffin spa, and it is soft and supple, so it will not crack. Made in the USA!

Don't forget to add the Eucalyptus oils to your diffusers! Now brand oils are 100% pure, natural and paraben free!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Combat Dry Winter Skin With Body Oil!

In many places, the colder weather is quickly approaching, which can mean dry skin for a lot of clients. Having body oil on hand for use in service and retailing is key to helping your clients keep some their skin from drying out.

Here are some of the oils we always see flying out of the warehouses this time of year:


Earthly Body Miracle Oil / 0.4 oz. Spray - perfect size for stocking stuffers and carrying around in the winter!

Coconut Certified Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil for Face, Body & Hair - from unscented to scented, this is one of the hottest retail lines!

Body Drench Argan Oil Emulsifying Dry Body Oil - Argan oil is always a great seller!

The KESSEL Skin Care Beauty Salon Trolley Cart by Celex is an excellent choice to display retail items that you're using in services!

Friday, November 25, 2016

An Indulgent Wintery Scrub!


The combination of Peppermint and Chocolate is extremely indulgent, and I'm sure many of your clients would agree! It's a delicious combination, and perfect for the winter season. If you're looking for a new, seasonal scent to bring into your spa for the winter, our Soothing Touch Chocolate Peppermint Brown Sugar Scrub smells amazing! It's a delicious blend of chocolate mixed with peppermint, and it's formulated with 100% organic brown sugar. This scrub gently exfoliates skin, while maintaining moisture. It's a truly indulgent experience, and your clients will love the way this scrub feels (and smells) against their skin! Get it just in time for the winter months ahead!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Urth To The Rescue!


Is dry skin getting your clients down? Being that it's the middle of November, the cold months are officially here, which most likely means your client's skin is suffering dryness.

We have plenty of lotions and creams to help resolve this issue for you, and our new favorite, specifically formulated for men, is Urth's Dry Hand Rescue Cream! This hand cream provides immediate relief to chapped and dry winter skin. It's also non-oily, and made with vitamin B and essential oils which softens skin and provides all-day protection - a necessity during the the upcoming colder months! With the holiday season rapidly approaching, these would be perfect to display on your retail shelves!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Hydrate With Hempz!


If you're a fan of the Hempz line and are looking for a new retail product or moisturizer to use in your spa, we just got in the Pure Hemp Ultra-Hydrating Herbal Body Moisturizer! It's made of 100% pure natural hemp seed oil, which dramatically hydrates skin.

Now that it's Fall, I'm sure your clients are looking for ways to keep their skin hydrated with the winter months ahead! There's also shea butter, ginseng, and natural extracts to help calm, soothe, and condition skin. Vitamins A, C, and E help protect skin from natural and environmentally-triggered oxidants.

As always, Hempz is paraben-free, gluten-free, and 100% vegan! If you're getting prepared for the busier holiday months, the green bottles would look perfect on your retail shelves! Hempz has always been a favorite of ours, and we love getting in their new products!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Its Bootie Season!

No, not THAT booty ;) Heated booties & mitts are a MUST have during the late fall/winter months when the weather starts to turn. Be ready with my favorites : 


Electric Booties

These electric booties are designed to add extra warmth to feet for many types of treatments, including paraffin treatments, pedicures, and Parafango treatments. One size fits most. Vinyl. Three heat settings and UL® listed


Don't forget the Plastic Liners!


THERMAL SPA Heated Vibrating Mitts

Thermal Spa Electric Heated Heated Vibrating Mitts. Electric Vibrating Heated Hand Mitts are an effective method to provide penetrating warmth your hands and to moisturize and hydrate hands, nails, and cuticles. The low-level vibration enhances the warm, penetrating feeling. Vibration and heat are independently operated, each with off/low/high settings for maximum comfort and flexibility ranging from no heat and full vibration to full heat and no vibration or anything in between. 

Use either of these along with your choice of Paraffin Wax!

Samadhi-Pro Warming Pad

Top it off with this luxurious warming pad for your facial/massage beds. Earthlite designed the Samadhi-Pro line for massage professionals, who seek to give their clients the ultimate massage experience. From digitally controlled table warmers, super high thread count velvety flannels, to thick and warm fitted fleece pads. For the ultimate in accessories and supplies, choose Earthlite's Samadhi-Pro!


You are sure to warm clients hearts & Minds this winter season! Happy Selling!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Start The Holiday Retail Push Now!

As we step into the fall season, as crazy as it sounds....the winter holidays will soon be here. As much as I don't want to start thinking about it, preparation saves a lot of headache, stress and panic. I'm sure many of your clients (and you!) may feel the same.

While you're taking care of their other needs, why not start to spotlight some awesome holiday gift selections? Convenience is key for many people so, while they're waiting or walking around, spotlighting a few great gift ideas they can scoop up and put away for the holidays is an easy sell.

One of the all time best selling holiday retail items is candles! Check out the newest addition to our candle family in awesome scents and clever names like Sparkling Snowflake!

Check them all out here:

Root Candles

Don't be left in the dark once the holiday craze hits!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Beards Are Still Trending!

Colder months mean more beards and facial hair! With a rise in men's spa services, boutique barber shops popping up just about everywhere. Are you prepared for your male clientele who want to ensure their beads are tamed and stylish? We have quite the selection of male grooming products! Our latest? The Bush Master Beard, Hair & Tattoo Oil is amazing! It's made with a natural argan, olive and sunflower oil blend, and definitely busts some smooth moves on hair, adding polish, shine and style for both hair and beards! It’s also a fantastic tattoo treatment, as it is super hydrating on the skin. How cool is the packaging, too? Beards aren't going away anytime soon, especially now that Fall is here, so make sure your salon is fully stocked! Your male clients (and their beards) will thank you!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Transitioning To Fall and Winter!

We've been speaking with many clients the last few weeks about their fall menus as well as the upcoming holiday season. While it may seem far off, it will be here before you know it!

Here is one of my all time favorite recipe combinations for the fall and/or winter season that can be used in a multitude of services:

Cinnamon Comfort (or whatever name you'd like to use!)
To start off, create the mood. Fill a diffuser with water and add in the following essential oils: 2 drops of Clove, 5 drops of Cinnamon, and 4 drops of Ginger -  for every ounce of water.

For massages, mani/pedi treatments etc, you can make the following massage oil, cream or lotion:

In a mixing bowl,  mix 4 oz. of unscented oil, cream, or lotion with the following essential oils:  1 drop of Clove, 3 drops of Cinnamon, and 2 drops of Ginger and mix well.

For a cinn-ful body scrub/polish:
In a mixing bowl, mix 8 oz. of unscented salt or sugar with 4 tablespoons of a carrier oil and mix well.  Add in the following essential oils: 5 drops of Clove, 10 drops of Cinnamon, and 5 drops of Ginger.

Very easy to make and use - you can even get sample jars or bottles to give your clients any extra to take home!