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

Friday, November 30, 2018

Freeze Muscle Pain Away!

Topical Pain Relief Gel is something that never goes out of style. Muscle pain happens no matter how hard we try to avoid it. With winter months coming with snow in some places, shoveling pain is something people are already dreading.

Be ready to easily provide soothing relief with the Soothing Touch® Freeze - Cold Therapy Topical Pain Relief Gel! You'll be stocked up and ready to go for all your clients aches and pains!

It penetrates quickly to relieve aches and pains related to acute and chronic sore muscles, joints, and general pain. It can be applied to sore areas on the body daily. Soothing Touch® Freeze is clinically recommended and has a fast acting effect. Suited for professionals on hard working hands or on larger muscle areas, this gel will provide a long lasting effect with consistent use


Saturday, November 24, 2018

Eco-Fin: Breathe - Just In Time For Colder Weather

With the onset of cooler weather brings colds, flu and generally stuffiness. The newest scent from Eco-Fin is just in time to help ease clients suffering!


Made with 100% natural plant-based emollients and pure essential oils. Eco-Fin™ Paraffin Alternative - Breathe offers an invigorating Eucalyptus Essence. Add in palm kernel oil, soy oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, vitamin E, organic coconut oil, essential oils and/or natural and organic aromas of pine, berries, cedarwood, rose and cinnamon to help sooth and relax clients senses. 

Not familiar with Eco Fin?  The paraffin alternative treatment is made with 100% natural emollients and pure essential oils. Eco-friendly, people-friendly, biodegradable, no petroleum products, no synthetic fragrances, no chemical dyes. Eco-fin is a rich blend of palm, soy, jojoba and organic coconut oils, shea butter, vitamin E and essential oils. With heat, it delivers rich moisturizers that leave the skin soft and supple. Treatments are single use, with nothing to clean or store, and 100% disposable and biodegradable. Preparing for a treatment is fast, easy, sanitary, and requires only basic supplies and a hot towel cabi or oil warmer, electric mitt, electric booties or a bowl of hot water.



Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Original Mustard Bath Is Back!

Dr. Singha's Mustard Bath has returned! One of the most sought after bath additives and retail items, just in time for the winter and holiday season!

Dr. Singha's Mustard Bath is known for its stimulating, cleansing, and rejuvenating qualities. The warmth of mustard gently opens pores and assists in the elimination of impurities. This potent alkaline medium helps assist in the restoration of a healthy body pH. The aromatic essential oils of wintergreen, eucalyptus, rosemary, and thyme were carefully chosen for their therapeutic benefits to help reduce nerve pain, assist breathing, and provide general antiseptic properties!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Facial Oil - The Winter Skin Saver!

Depending on your location, dry winter skin can be a concern for your clients. Do you have clients who suffer from dry, itchy, red or irritated skin from cold, wind and other weather situations?

Retailing something as simple as a facial oil can be a lifesaver for your clients in between services. Adding them in as an option to a facial or massage service can be a great way to introduce the benefits of facial oil to your clients as well!

From using a carrier oil and adding essential oils for a customized facial massage or your own special signature blend to a variety of prepackaged oils, it can easily be incorporated into your line up!


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Warm Up For Winter

Depending on your location, you may already be feeling the start of cooler weather. If you have clients who tend to run colder, having microwavable heating packs available can be just the thing to take their service experience from good to great. As someone who is always cold, any time I'm offered a warm blanket or heat pack, I remember who offered.

It's also the perfect time of year to start including items like herbal neck wraps, back wraps and even booties to your retail section. These make great holiday gifts every year! Here are some favorites that we see fly off the shelves each year:

Kozi Neck Wrap
Herbal Booties
Sposh Herbal Packs


Don't forget to have table warmers and blankets, robes and slippers for clients who may run extra cold!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Sugar and Spice Makes You Feel Nice

Now that your fall menu is in full swing, what are you doing for the end of the year menu? This hot spice tea scrub will have your clients feeling hydrated, smooth and all around warm and cozy!

This only takes about 5 minutes to prepare making it fresh and easy!

In a rubber mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar crystals with 1/2 teaspoons clove powder (mortar & pestle makes it easy to grind or use an electric grinder). Add in 6 teaspoons of grapeseed oil and 6 drops of cinnamon essential oil.
Place the bowl inside a mud warmer, hot towel cabi or large stainless bowl filled with hot water to
ensure the mixture is warming when applied.

It's as easy as that! Simply perform the body scrub as you normally do! You can offer cinnamon or spice tea to clients to bring it full circle with cozy comfort!


Saturday, September 15, 2018

Year Round Sun Defense

Just because the summer has now passed, does not mean clients can forgo protecting their skin from the sun. The effects of the sun on the skin does not differentiate between seasons, as handy as that may be for some. It is not uncommon to see sunburn even in the winter.

Don't let your clients chance any damage to their skin simply because the temperature or seasons are changing. Get them on a routine of sunscreen or daily lotion with SPF! Here are a few top favorites from spas and salons across the world, throughout the year:

BurnOut 18.9% Zinc Oxide Eco Sensitive Skin Sunscreen - a long time best seller!

Alchimie Forever Daily Defense Cream SPF 23 - this entire line is effective and affordable! Non-comedogenic, this hydrating formula provides protection against UVA and UVB, while moisturizing with antioxidant and anti-aging effects. Ideal for all skin types and suitable for sensitive or sensitized skin.

June Jacobs SPF products -paraben and preservative free, June Jacobs products with SPF deliver the quality and effectiveness expected from her line

Whether you finish your facials with an SPF product with the end result of retailing or simply retail, clients should be aware of the importance of year-round diligence against sun damage!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Massage Oil: Warm or Cold?

Personally, the feeling of warmed massage oil is one of my favorite things. As a massage therapist with perpetually cold hands, having warmed oil was a need. There is nothing worse for a therapist and the client, than a cold hand to start the massage. It's startling to the client and kills the relaxation process before it starts.

Something as simple as an bottle warmer like the ProMaster Massage Oil & Lotion Warmer can make all the difference in the world clients. Even if you don't suffer from cold hands, many clients will simply love the feel of warm oil on their skin!


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Winter Warm Up with these Simple Add on's

It's all about the details. It's freezing in New York and all I can think about is being warm and cozy! What are you doing to set your business apart from your competitors?

Here are some simple, cost-effective ways to customize your services for winter

Copper Pedicure Bowl - Hand Hammered 
Offer a warm foot soak before, after, or during a treatment. Infuse the water with essential oils and
rose petals for ultimate relaxation.

Add a Kozi Neck & Shoulder Wrap to any manicure or pedicure service. Simply heat in the microwave first!
This ultra soft shoulder wrap is designed to cover the contours of the neck and shoulders. Perfect for soothing tight, tired muscles, it will stay in place while your client walks, stands, or sits. Aromatherapy benefits are increased when it is heated.

Offer an upgraded service with Hot Massage Stones - 45 Stone Holistic Facial Package With Heater. The perfect add-on to a massage, facial, pedicure, manicure, and much more!
For centuries, basalt hot stones have been used for massage to remove stress, induce relaxation, and promote well-being. For optimum results, heat stones to a temperature of 125°F to 150°F using our specially designed hot stone heater. Once hot, stones will retain their temperatures for up to 45 minutes.

Soothe aching muscles by adding Sacred Earth Botanicals Massage Lotion - Warming.
Another high-quality product from SacredEarth Botanicals. This warming massage lotion uses organic cinnamon oil and organic menthol crystals to create a gentle heating sensation. It is excellent for soothing achy muscles and helping to facilitate blood flow. It can be used during the course of a massage or as a spot treatment. 

Offer season robes and blankets for your client's comfort. Take a look at the Sposh Chelour Robe or the Sposh Chelour Throw! For the ultimate luxury, use this cozy Sposh Chelour Throw for the bottom and/or top sheets on the treatment table. Clients will love this throw so much that they’ll have to have one (or more) at home!

Finish up a facial treatment with the Warm Clay and Algae Masque Kit.
Warm Clay and Algae Masque Kit includes Mini-Mud Warmer, 100 ml Clay Masque, 100 ml Algae Masque, 10 Disposable Cups and 10 Applicator Sticks.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Be Memorable!

Do your clients refer to you for one specific reason aside from, "the place I get my facials"?

Do they refer to you as "XYZ, they have this amazing Caviar Facial that is unlike any other!?

Big difference there. Do you have a signature? If you do, what sets it apart from anything they can get down the block, or next town over?

Be the place that smells like warm vanilla when you walk in, that offers a signature Cinnamon & Clove scrub in the winter, that is to die for!

Be the massage therapist who not only gives a phenomenal massage, but offers a delicious smelling butter rum hand and foot treatment during the winter!

You can have a year round signature, seasonal or whatever works best for your style - just don't forget to see what's new, and how your competition is evolving.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Winter Retail Opportunites

Are you looking for some great retail options to pair with the change in season? Lip balms, foot mousses, and moisturizers for very dry skin will keep your clients protected from dry, cold wintry air!


Spearmint - SPF 30 Lip Balm by Amber Products
Beeswax and Vitamin E help to hydrate, soothe and nourish lips. Spearmint Essential Oil helps to stimulate skin cells delivering anti-aging effects while offering a refreshing feel. Broad Spectrum SPF 30 provides critical protection from UV damage. Organic Sunflower Oil and Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil provide moisturizing benefits while Aloe Vera gently soothes dry, chapped lips.



Alchimie Forever Dry Skin Balm / 3.3 oz.
Dry Skin Balm - Ultra-nourishing. Alleviates discomfort. Hydrating. Anti-aging. Ideal for hands, elbows, knees, feet and other areas that need an extra dose of moisture and protection, this cream was developed by Dr. Luigi Polla specifically to provide instant relief from dry, chapped, uncomfortable skin. Leaves a light, fresh scent on the skin. The finish is silky, smooth, with no oily residue.

Formulated in Switzerland. Dermatologist-formulated and tested. Cruelty-free and vegan-friendly.


Very Dry Skin Formula #3 / 10.2 oz.
Footlogix Very Dry Skin Formula #3 with Dermal Infusion Technology is formulated with Aloe, Urea and CoQ10, is proven to moisturize and restore very dry skin, with regular use. 10.2 oz.

Features:
Non-occlusive mousse formula is absorbed immediately & leaves no greasy residue
Clothing can be worn right after application: Just Apply & Go!
Fragrance, oil and alcohol free
Ideal for Diabetics & sensitive skin
Dermatologist tested Not tested on animals


Sposh Chelour Robe / One Size - Available in White, Cream, Agate Blue. Coffee, Moonstone Gray / Spa Retail Item!
Soft as silk, plush as velour, and light as a feather. This full length, roll collar robe with belt has standard pockets and is machine washable. One size fits most. 48” from shoulder. Available in White, Cream, Blue Agate, Coffee, and Moonstone.

Suggested Retail Price: $112.50

Friday, December 1, 2017

Product Of The Week: Eco-Fin Paraffin Alternative


Happy Friday!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday week last week!

Now that the Thanksgiving rush has passed, we're in full swing to the end of year holiday season. Clients will be rushing in for pre-party services as well as some down time amidst all the holiday frenzy. Many will be on the lookout for awesome retail items to give as gifts. Whether family, friends, coworkers or even for themselves Eco-Fin Paraffin Alternative makes an amazing gift!

If you aren't familiar with Eco-Fin, it's an all natural alternative to paraffin that is super nourishing! Profitable for you as an add on service, a stand alone service, and easy enough to use to make a perfect retail gift (especially in winter months!)

Eco-Fin is made with 100% natural plant-based emollients and pure essential oils. It is also Eco-friendly, people-friendly, biodegradable, no petroleum products, no synthetic fragrances, no chemical dyes! Aside from buzz words clients love to hear, the product is effective. It helps not only nourish the skin but it feels luxurious and comforting while on.

The starter kit comes with everything needed to either start offering the service or to retail. They come packaged up nicely for easy retailing.

If you're looking for an easy boost to service profit, our clients have successfully added this on to everything from facials and lashes while the clients are lying there to mani/pedi and massage treatments. For the business, here is a quick breakdown for you on why you may be missing out on some no muss profits:

  • Single use treatments mean there’s nothing to clean or store.
  • 100% disposable and biodegradable.
  • Proven anti-aging proper ties with enhanced cell regeneration.
  • Conveniently packed in pre-measured cubes.
  • Helps the healing of small wounds, cracks, inflamed skin, psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
  • Each tray contains 40 cubes, enough for 20 sets of hand or foot treatments.
  • Cost per treatment is only $1.60

For clients benefit or for retailing purposes, here are some key points:
  • 100% natural plant-based emollients blended with pure essential oils.
  • Petroleum-free alternative to paraffin.
  • Luxurious blend of palm, soy, jojoba and organic coconut oils, shea butter, vitamin E, and essential oils.
  • Great for treating rheumatism and arthritis.
  • Helps the healing of small wounds, cracks, inflamed skin, psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
From unscented to a variety of scents, you can customize to each client or customize for retailing! The Buttered Rum is a hit every winter season, don't let the name dissuade you - it smells delicious in my opinion!  

Here's to an amazing weekend!

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!