Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Nails are HOT HOT HOT - Gelish, the 21-Day Manicure!

2010 has shaped up to be the year of the nails - everything nails is hot, hot, hot! We are up for almost anything on our nails these days - bold colors, textures, and even nail art. What is most exciting are the new products to keep those nails looking hot, hot, hot for as long as possible!

As a buyer for Pure Spa Direct, I am constantly on the lookout for innovative products to help our clients grow and succeed in their businesses. A few months ago, we reviewed the CND Shellac products. As we all know, the backorder situation with Shellac has made obtaining all parts for the Shellac system extremely difficult. So, when I began hearing clients talking about Nail Harmony's GELISH products, I was off and running to find out what all the chatter was about!

Gelish is similar to Shellac in that it applies like a polish, yet wears like a gel. It's easy to apply, and the high gloss and beautiful colors make it a popular choice with most clients! Gelish boasts a 21-Day manicure - although you might want to do a fill on your clients during that time to maintain their gorgeous look.

You will be able to reach a wider client base with Gelish, as Gelish currently offers 48 polish colors, with another 48 planned for release soon. The colors range from sweet and mellow pinks, creams, and nudes to fierce and bold blacks, purples, and greens - as well as everything in between! There is a color choice for everyone - from 8 through 80, all of your clients will be satisfied!

Nail Harmony has developed a UV LED Light to cure the Gelish products in seconds instead of minutes. The LED bulbs put out virtually no heat, so there is no discomfort for your client. Also, while UV bulbs rapidly decrease in potency (which leads to problems getting your gel to cure), LED bulbs have a life of approximately 50,000 hours! You will NEVER have to change the bulbs in this light - EVER! Best of all, using the LED lamp allows you to shave up to 20 minutes of cure time from each service. As we all know, Time = Money, so faster services means more clients per day!

Another product featured in the Gelish system truly sets Gelish apart from its competitors - the Structure Gel. While Shellac is not recommended for clients with weak, peeling, or troublesome nails, Gelish has embraced these clients by offering Structure Gel. This is a clear gel you apply after the base coat to strengthen the nail and prevent peeling and breakage. While not all clients will require this step, the clients who do need it will now also be able to benefit from beautiful, glossy, long-lasting manicures!

Also, removal is a breeze. Gelish offers an acetone hybrid remover, which contains proprietary conditioning agents, so it is not harsh on your client's nails and hands. They recommend you lightly buff the gel before applying the remover to "break the seal." Whatever Gelish did not come off when I removed the cotton ball was easily removed using an orangewood stick. Simple, with virtually no damage to the nail!

All in all, Gelish is an awesome addition to any nail salon. Between the color selection, ease of application and removal, and longevity, these manicures are beautiful and designed to stay!

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Sunless Tan Lover!

The Moroccan Mineral Dark Tanning Lotion by Extended Vacation has changed my life, and it will change yours! Like every other girl, I always feel more confident and attractive when I have a tan. Before being introduced to the Moroccan Mineral Dark Tanning Lotion, not only was I was spending my money at tanning salons, but I was also damaging my skin. As a sun and beach lover, I would harm my body with the sun’s rays any chance I got. Now being in my late 20’s, the sun has become more of an enemy than a friend.

No matter how old or what gender you are, your skin always looks healthier and clothes always appear nicer on a tanned body. I have finally found a tanning product that I can use with confidence and get the tanned body I always want… whenever I want. With each application I feel like the Moroccan Mineral
Tanning Lotion was made for me because the color always develops so beautifully, but the truth is that it was made for everyone of all skin types.

To apply the most perfect tan, I highly recommend using the Moroccan Mineral 7 Piece Body Brush Set. With 7 brushes you can use a different size brush for each part of your body. Using the brushes makes the tanning process more fun-- consider it as painting or coloring in your own skin. The 3” Long Handle Flat Brush is great for the legs and back, and the 1 ½” Oval Body Brush is superior in tanning the hands and feet…which can be tricky areas! These brushes are great to tan yourself, your clients and your friends. Painting another is a very relaxing experience for the client especially with this set. The brushes are extremely soft and feel amazing on the skin. The best part is that after each use, with a little soap and water the brushes turn back to bright white, and ready for the next use! The cute carrying case is also a bonus! Why fry your skin when you could achieve an ideal sunless tan that looks just as natural without the sun? Happy Sunless Tanning!

June Jacobs- Helping to Combat Premature Aging!

The team at Pure Spa Direct is constantly searching to find innovative products that will deliver exceptional results to our clients and maximize your success. We feel we have accomplished great things by bringing you the best, with the recently added June Jacobs Spa Collection!

Recently, I have been fortunate enough to try a couple of products from the June Jacobs line. The Cellular Collagen Eye Serum is a miracle product! I am in my late 20’s and I am showing signs of premature aging. The most effected areas are my eyes and lips. I have been using the eye serum regularly for one week now, and already have noticeable differences to the fine lines around my eye area. When you apply it, you instantly feel it working. It tingles a little bit letting you know it is doing its job to plump out the wrinkles. I love all the natural ingredients in the formula, and that its paraben and fragrance fee. This is by far the best and most effective eye serum I have ever tried!

The Lip Kit is a great treat! Try it yourself or add it as an add-on service. The 3-set process works wonders to exfoliate, hydrate, and replenish your lips. The sugar scrub feels amazing knowing you are removing dry and dead skin from the lip area. The oil in the scrub lingers on the lips to make them feel extra soft and smooth. I love that the kit comes with a masque specific for the lips. After the second step, your lips will already feel amazing and you still have one step to go. There is no better way to finish the 3- step process than with the Lip Renewal. It is infused with supreme hydrating ingredients that will have your lips feeling supple all day long! With their proven effectiveness, I couldn’t recommend these products more! You must try them and see the results for yourself!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The June Jacobs Spa Collection - Providing the Best for Your Clients

Hey Ladies and Gents'! I have some fantastic news!! Pure Spa Direct is now the exclusive wholesale supplier of the June Jacobs Spa Collection. Up until very recently, this elite skin care line was only available for purchase in the finest 5 and 6 star resorts and hotels around the world. However, the line is now available for purchase for Pure Spa Direct customers as well!!

From personal experience, I have found that spa treatments are one the most homogeneous services in the salon, spa, and wellness center industry. Everywhere, the treatments seem to be using the same products and same technique. In order to stand out from the rest and supply your clients with truly the finest services and retail, I highly recommend implementing the June Jacobs Spa Collection into your facial and body treatments.

I understand from talking to so many Pure Spa clients that making the leap to a new brand product can be scary. Fortunately, my coworkers and I have chronicled our favorite June Jacobs products so as to give you some more insight into this fantastic line.

1. Lemon Sugar Body Polish
The moment that you open this beautifully packaged scrub, your senses instantly become invigorated with the sweet and tart smell of lemon. It is aromatherapy at its finest. The scrub itself is rich with skin moisturizers and nourishing oils so that when the sugar on your skin has melted away, you are left with glossy, supple skin. I highly recommend this for exfoliating services in your spa.

2. Pore Purifying Mud Masque
I'm just going to say it. I have problematic skin. I have pasty, dull, highly sensitive skin with stress breakouts. When getting facials, the moment the mag lamp is turned on, I hear an 'Oh..,' a sigh, and a attempted diplomatic description of what to do about my pores. Well, I would like to personally thank Ms. Jacobs because she has changed my life. This Pore Purifying Mask has been a life saver for me. I applied a thin layer with a synthetic bristle face brush and I just let it sit for 15 minutes. In all honesty, it burned. It wasn't a burn that made it unbearable but it sure did let me know that it was cleaning deep into my pores. At the end of the 15 minutes, I was concerned with what my skin would look like. Anytime I have applied masks, my face would be as red as a lobster for hours. Upon rinsing my face, my skin looked bright and clear with not a single hint of redness or irritation. Consistently using this mask, even for a short period of time, has evened out my skin tone and cleared up my acne issues. I highly recommend this masque for acne treatments as well as back and chest facials. I also recommend retailing this so that your clients can take it home to add to their skin cleansing routine.

3. Vanda Orchid Dry Oil Body Spray
In addition to my clogged facial pores, I also have extremely dry skin. The Vanda Orchid Dry Oil Body Spray is the perfect prescription to treat this condition. This product, along with ALL June Jacobs products, is free of preservatives, parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic dyes, sulfates, and synthetic fragrances. The is a delicate hint of a floral scent to this body spray. I apply it everyday onto my wet skin upon getting out of the shower. After spraying it on, I either rub it in or let it dry. Either way, I am left with soft, supple skin that glows. I absolutely love this product! I recommend using this at the end of wet body treatments.

Spas across the country should update their services to include the elite June Jacobs Spa Collection because the entire line is mutually beneficial for the client and the business. The client is able to experience the zenith in skin care, which will then lead them to not only come back, but bring friends for the truly unique and special experience. In turn, as a business owner, this supplied you with consistent business and free advertising. So call us up today to have your spa services modified to include June Jacobs. You and your clients will be glad that you did!

A Step Above - June Jacobs Spa Collection

As a business owner, you are always looking for the perfect way to be the top in a competitive market. You know that if your services do not stand out, the likelihood of repeat business drops. And we all know how repeat business is what we crave!

Pure Spa Direct has found the answer - an AMAZING line of skin care products which will keep your clients coming back and begging for more - the June Jacobs Spa Collection. Previously only available in 6-star spas and resorts, this entire line is now available through June Jacobs' exclusive wholesale distributor, Pure Spa Direct.

June Jacobs' products are free of parabens, preservatives, petrochemicals, synthetic dyes, sulfates, and fragrances, which makes them perfect for those clients seeking a natural skin care line that DELIVERS!

And when I tell you these products deliver, I mean mind-boggling, bowled-over, absolutely amazed at the difference in my skin since I have started using a few of the June Jacobs products.

As a teen, I was afflicted with a decent case of acne. Now that I am in my late 20's, the acne is mostly under control, but I am left with dark scars on my face. These scars are the bane of my existence - they are all I see when I look in the mirror, and I am forever trying new products to make them disappear. Of course, all these products over-promised and under-delivered - until I came across the June Jacobs Brightening Serum and Brightening Moisturizer.

When we were told to choose three June Jacobs products we felt we could not live without trying, I immediately starting researching which products would most help my scarring. Before long, I found that June Jacobs offers a Brightening Serum and Brightening Moisturizer. They are described as products to promote cell turnover and control the enzymes that cause hyper-pigmentation, while employing natural whitening agents to reduce existing dark spots. Sounds like heaven to me!

After using these products for ONE DAY, I immediately noticed a lightening in my scars. After THREE days, I had multiple people commenting on how clear, even, and bright my skin looked. And now, a week later, I have to stop every time I walk past a mirror to marvel at how fantastic my skin looks! I have never felt this confident in the appearance of my skin before!

Probably due to my previous acne experiences, I often feel my face needs to be cleared and exfoliated. Papaya is an excellent exfoliator, and I am a huge fan of papaya masks. When I found that June Jacobs offered the Papaya Purifying Masque, I knew I had to try it.

The first thing I noticed when I opened the jar of Papaya Purifying Masque was how DELICIOUS this masque smelled! Anyone who has used a papaya mask knows that they do not usually have the most enticing scent - yet I could have sniffed this masque all day long! It is a cream masque, and I applied it using a facial brush with synthetic bristles in a thin, even layer. I expected to feel the masque working away at the top layer of my skin, but I felt nothing. I will admit it, I was a little skeptical because of this....but I was positively astonished at how clear and even my skin looked when I rinsed the masque off. My pores have never looked as clear, my skin tone as even. I am in love with my new-found beautiful skin.

By incorporating June Jacobs Spa Collection professional products into your services, and retailing the supporting products to your clients, you will ensure your clients' long-lasting satisfaction with their skin-care services. Your services will be outstanding and your clients will be happy and coming back. As an esthetician, what more could you ask for?