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

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!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Quench Those Dry Winter Hands!

Hands are one of the first places to show signs of aging, and the winter can be especially hard on the skin. It's important to provide services to your clients that involve conscious care for the hands. Our hands are constantly in use, and have a tendency of becoming super dry throughout these colder months. The solution? Offering hand masks to your clients! These hand masks can be great as an add on during any facial or body treatment. You can even add them on to your manicure services! I'm sure your clients are looking for a quick solution to get their dry winter hands hydrated and replenished. We have quite the selection to choose from here at Pure Spa Direct! Get your clients hand's restored just in time for the warmer months!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Say Goodbye To Dry Winter Skin Before Spring!

It's the perfect time of the year to start planning, and preparing your Spring menu. Here is a great exfoliating and hydrating "recipe" to get your creative juices flowing!

Spring Fling Body Wrap
***gentle exfoliating treatment that also soothes, nourishes and protects the skin***

You will be using two different mud mixtures to swirl on the clients skin!

Prep:

In a large rubber mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup Sedona Mud, 1 tablespoon whipped shea butter, 1 drop ginger essential oil and 1/2 tablespoon of honey powder, and mix well.

In another larger rubber mixing bowl, mix 1/2 cup Moor Mud, 1 tablespoon whipped shea butter and 1 drop ginger essential oil, and mix well.

Place both bowls in a mud warmer, large stainless steel bowl filled with hot water, or a hot towel cabinet so the mixtures will be warm when applied.

Treatment:

Remove the bowls from the warmer - mud should be around 110-120 degrees. Using a body mask brush, apply the sedona mud mixture in a swirl pattern on the back, back of the arms and legs. Apply the moor mud mixture in a swirl pattern in the spaces between the sedona mud stripes. Have the client flip over, and repeat the process until the entire body is covered with the mud stripes.

Wrap the client in plastic wrap and a thermal blanket, and allow them to relax for 15-20 minutes. Now is a great time for an add on service like a scalp massage or Eco-Fin!

Remove the blanket, open the plastic sheet, and sprinkle the stomach with 1/4 teaspoon of ground pumice. Using about 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil, gently massage the stomach and mud streaked arms/legs one at a time. Have the client flip over again, and repeat the pumice and coconut oil massage. If you have a vichy shower, drench the client with warm water for 10 minutes. Have them turn over one more time and repeat the shower process. If you do not have a vichy shower, have them shower or use warm moist towels to remove the mud.

Be sure to retail sunscreen such as Burnout to your clients to help protect their glowing, hydrated skin!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Heating Pad To End All Heating Pads

I may have a slight addiction to heating pads, packs, etc. I even have the microwavable booties to ensure total warmth. I was ridiculously excited to see one of our newest additions this week, Dr. Bob's Neck Wrap Heating Pad.

Finally, a heating pad that covers the shoulders, goes all the way up the back of the neck, AND wraps all the way to the front to reach the chest muscles!

This is excellent for retailing to clients, as well as an awesome treat for clients during treatments. I would absolutely recommend a business to the world if I was getting a service and they offered me this!

Always remember, it may be something little that makes all the difference to your clients!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Yes - Guys Exfoliate, Too!

Male spa services have been booming more than ever with a popular rise in male grooming services. Have you taken this thought into consideration at your spa yet? Spa businesses generate much of their income from retail items. If you're looking to incorporate more male services in your spa, it is essential to add a retail section catered to your male clientele! Now that winter is here, men's skin is just as sensitive as women's during this time of year. The skin becomes dehydrated with the colder weather, so proper exfoliation is crucial. We have an amazing pair of Loofah Gloves that can be a great addition to your retail stand. This Loofah Glove is a great for men because it fits a large hand!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Let It Snow!

Even though it's 60 degrees here in New York, it's still winter, and a little snow is always fun! I'm sure I'll be rescinding that statement once it becomes 30 degrees with a foot or two of snow on the ground come mid February. Looking to make it snow in your spa? Well, not actual snow, but we do have an amazing scrub that looks just like it! Be sure to check out our Pedi-Redi Snow! Pedi Redi helps to clean and prepare the feet for treatment by softening calluses and cuticles for easy exfoliation. This special blend is formulated without any dyes or fragrances, making it ideal for your clients who are sensitive to scents. You can even add essential oils to customize your own scrub! This is the type of snow you're definitely going to want at your spa all year long :)

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Add A Little Om To Your Spa

The winter can be a stressful time for many people. Seasonal effective disorder (also known as SAD) is winter depression that I'm sure you see many of your clients struggle with during this time of year. A good way to uplift their spirits can definitely be with a calm and relaxing spa atmosphere. Looking for new, unique decor to add? We have a beautiful Om Offering Bowl that can be used to set the tone of your spa. Om is a mantra that is often chanted at the beginning and end of yoga sessions. This magical word is said to be both the sound of the creation of the universe, as well as the sound of silence. Om is usually chanted to calm the mind as well as create a peaceful setting. This offering bowl is sculpted of brass, leaving it with a beautiful red-gold finish both on its interior and exterior. The natural coloring is further amplified by the brass accents with which it is decorated, depicting ornamental scroll work encircling the rim and the base of the bowl, and the beautifully sculpted Om symbols that run along the exterior of the bowl. Bring some om to your spa, and into your client's mind set with this gorgeous, decorative piece!