Friday, September 19, 2008

Events and Education...

In an evolving salon and spa world, staying on top of the trends is key! We've compiled an events and education page that will be updated regularly to help keep professionals "in the know".

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Friday, August 24, 2007

A New Era of Spa Therapies Emerge

NEW to American Spas!
Vibrational Essences can delight spa-goer's emotions and invite positive change.

The LightBeings Vibrational Essence collection consists of 47 focused essences (also known as "energies") that help users to overcome life's hurdles and achieve their full potential through Vibrational influence.

Applying the essences synchronizes the aura with the Vibrational energy in the essence. This opens the user to change, emotional walls come down and resistance is released so spiritual healing and growth can begin.

Anyone seeking personal improvement and growth will be amazed at what unfolds - seekers find their answers from within. When LightBeings are incorporated with hands on services like massages, Acupuncture, hydrotherapy, body treatments, facials, reiki, hot stone massages (even manicures & pedicures), they can create a beautiful journey of loving restoration for the mind, body and soul.

LightBeings can also be sold retail in Day Spas and Wellness Centers. Simply anointing ourselves every morning with LightBeings Essences is both enjoyable and meditative. Users can begin each day centering their intentions with essences that will inspire them.

"Adding 2 or 3 different LightBeings Essences to my facial treatments creates a unique high for my clients - there is nothing else on the market like it, clients become very attached to feeling so good." - M.Horan, Licensed Esthetician, Syosset, NY

There are 47 differed themes of Vibrational Essences in these 4 categories:

Ascended Masters (Numbers 1-21)
To develop your abilities to your highest potential

Archangels (Numbers 22-30)
For insight, ease, joy and miracles

EarthAngels (Numbers 31-37)
For integrating us with Mother Nature

Special Essence Series (Numbers 38 - 47)
Special blends and theme-focussed energies

Select the the theme you need right now. Use only up to 3 LightBeings Essences at a time for at least 30 days.

LightBeings are imported from Germany and are available at for Spa Professionals - click here:

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

SoHo Too Cool

Have you ever smelled a product so yummy you could eat it? Well this one takes the cake! This scrumptious hand & foot mask smells decadent. If you love sweet and buttery baked apples, meet your match.
Warning: Hunger pains may start to evolve. Don't do this on an empty stomach.

After doing the standard pedicure procedures (i.e. Soak, scrub, massage - with apple scented foot cream), it's time bask the client in sweet candy apple heaven! Start by mixing the Soho Oatmeal powder with the liquid Apple solution. After applying generously to feet & hands, it will harden right before your very eyes. Clients will begin to feel cool and more refreshed as the mask sets -- they won't want you to take it off. Peel off and proceed to shape & polish toe nails... candy apple red perhaps?

Pick some up for Fall pedicures:

Vita Tanz

SO not your ordinary self tanner. As an Esthetician I am naturally self tanner-phobic. The thought of putting pore clogging and unbeneficial products on my skin, literally makes my hair stand on end. Oh, Did I mention the nightmares of the oomp-a-loompa look?

That was until I tried Vita Tanz. This fearless self tanner "had me at hello". Not only did my skin have a healthy glow and my pores were squeaky clean, my skin felt so soft and hydrated. As Vita Tanz washed off my skin, I didn't even have that dreaded blotchiness of remaining product still lingering. Vita Tanz even comes with a buff applicator to protect your fingers. Fabulous! In conclusion anyone looking for that Bermuda tan in a bottle, your product has arrived.

P.S. Don't forget the sunscreen though. : P

Vita Tanz has been discontinued by the manufacturer, but Pure Spa Direct offers the INCREDIBLE Extended Vacation Moroccan Mineral Self Tanner and Shimmering Sands Facial Tanner - check them out today!

Moroccan Mineral Self Tanner:
Shimmering Sands Facial Tanner:

Friday, August 3, 2007

Close Shave...

I can't be sure, but I think most men are like me -- they hate to shave. The thought of dragging the blade across my face just brings up dread. It takes time, it hurts. Yep, I hate it. I've tried all sorts of products for sensitive skin, with aloe, with topical pain ingredients. No luck. Hate them. Hate, hate, hate. Did I say hate? Redness, blotches, and patches of unshaven hair on your face and neck.

The choices: 1) continue with the hate relationship, 2) forget it and look like Grizzly Adams, or 3) find something better. My razor already has 4 blades and an extra single blade for tricky areas. The handle vibrates like a billion times a minute from the battery inside. So I think I've maxed out on the hardware.

Finally I found the Grooming Lounge line of products. First I'll say that the phrase "line of products" kinda scares me... I like simple. I spoke to a Grooming Lounge expert and figured out what I needed was just 2 items from the line. 2 I can deal with:

Grooming Lounge Beard Shave Oil
Grooming Lounge Beard Destroyer

Both were "manly" enough names for me, so I was ready to try them. All I can say is wow. Even the little ritual for using them somehow adds to the experience. Shower, then re-wet your face with warm water. Shake 3-4 drops of Shave Oil in to your hand, rub all over your face. Squeeze out like a quarter-sized amount Beard Destroyer Shave Cream in your hand, massage it in to your stubble. Put a few drops of water on fingers and rub into cream/beard to activate.

Wow. How wow? Here is what the combo does:
The Oil:
It Lifts Whiskers (with Meadowfoam Oil)
It Lubricates (with Peppermint Oil)
It Soothes (with Avocado Oil)
The Cream:
It Cushions the Razor (with Sandalwood Oil)
It Enhances Razor Glide (with Rosemary Oil)
It Fights Ingrowns (with Eucalyptus)

Grooming Lounge products are THE IDEAL retail item you can offer men. Pure Spa Direct's got em! Click here and see: