Friday, January 28, 2011

Client Infections - Is Your Salon or Spa Using Citrus II?

Citrus II Cleans and Disinfects
to Protect You and Your Clients.
I've noticed at a few nail spas I've visited, the assistant will clean out pedicure stations, sinks and restrooms with unmarked bottles of diluted, watered down, soapy mystery fluid. I often wonder, "What's in there? Is it strong enough to TRULY KILL what I'm about to step into?" I know some spas and salons try and cut costs by using economic cleaning products but is it worth the potential risks? The spread of infections can cause serious problems for your spa or salon; inspections and expensive fines, costly civil lawsuits, and even the closing of your shop. Meet Citrus II! It's a broad spectrum germicidal cleaner, effective as a bactericide, fungicide, and virucide, including Hepatitis B and C, HIV-1 (AIDS) and Tuberculosis, with excellent residual biocide action.

Hospital Grade Bactericide, Virucide and Fungicide.
Let Your Clients See You CARE -Use the BEST.
Advantages of Citrus II Hospital Germicidal Cleaner:
  • Ready-to-Use Formula
  • Non-Alcohol Formula
  • Non-Flammable
  • Less expensive to use
  • Multiple Use Formula
  • Cleans without scrubbing
  • Wipes clean without leavinggrit or soap scum
  • Eliminates odors caused by micro-organisms
  • Broad Spectrum Antimicrobial Activity
  • Fresh citrus fragrance


Safe on Surfaces - Citrus II is ideal for cleaning and disinfecting:
  • Countertops
  • Vinyl
  • Waiting and Exam Rooms
  • Manicure Stations
  • Drying Stations
  • Wheelchairs
  • Patient Rooms
  • Sinks
  • Bathrooms
  • Shower Stalls
  • Vichi Showers
  • Plastic
  • Chrome
  • Stainless Steel
  • Plexiglas, Walls
  • And Other Non-Porous Surfaces
    Meets OSHA Blood-borne
    Pathogen Standard for HIV, HBC & HCV




USDA APPROVED!
  • Kills Salmonella Choleraesuis
  • Also ideal for cleaning your employee break areas
  • May be used in kitchens to clean, disinfect and deodorize counters, sinks, appliances, and stove tops.


Non-Critical Instruments
Citrus II may be used to clean and decontaminate non-critical instruments and devices that come into contact with intact skin.

Check out Our Citrus II Store: http://www.purespadirect.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=812

Thursday, January 27, 2011

What a Drag it is Getting Old... Collagen Eye Pads to the Rescue!

Your clients over 30 share the same horrid reality that I have... age is setting in and starting to show. Yep, we are talking about crows feet. Ahhhhhhhhhh! There is a short term solution... an ideal treatment add on that has amazing results for your clients and great profits for your spa.

Freeze-Dried Collagen Eye Pads provide an intensive spa treatment to fight against fine lines and to hydrate the skin. They are simple to use and in about 20 minutes... results! Your clients will leave with the instant gratification of noticeable results. It is not a permanent fix, but it is a great pick me up before a night out on the town!

They cost only $8.95 for a set of 5 (thus the treatment cost is only $1.79 for a pair) and they DO WORK! Add on to any facial for $10-$20!

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The WET Brush: Hot in Color, Hotter to Retail!



Looking for a Retail product that will bring extra profit to your Salon or Spa? One of the hottest products that Pure Spa Direct sells for retail is the WET Brush. It's hot in color and hot in sales! Our customers rave, "This is the most AMAZING brush!" for its 'Pain free' detangling. With its long, soft, flexible nylon bristles, it gently combs through hair without breaking it or irritating sensitive scalps.

The WET Brush is perfect for use on wet, damp, or dry hair. This ouchless brush and massager is ideal for all hair types from thick, to curly, to straight hair. The brush is available in 5 assorted colors: Hot Pink, Purple, Black, Yellow and Blue -- one for every personality!

Since I've used my WET Brush, I can't imagine using another brush. My long locks have less breakage and split ends than ever before. Who wouldn't want a brush that can detangle matted knots without jerking the head or causing your client or child to scream out in pain? Try it on your customers after their wash; they will be satisfied with the ease of not painfully tugging their hair out. The pleasant experience will have them hooked on purchasing the brush, all while telling their friends.

Key WET Brush Features:
Integrated pick that allows for volume and lift.
Guaranteed not to break like most other paddle brushes.
Extremely heat resistant.
Soft, rubberized non-slip grip for a secure, comfortable hold.

The WET Brush is highly recommended for professional use at spas and salons, but more importantly if you’re looking for a way to make extra profit in hard times--> Retail it! At only $5.90 wholesale, and with a suggested retail price of $12.99, the opportunity for profit is +120% with each unit sold!

Purchase the WET Brush today and promote a unique brushing experience for ALL!

Facial Products That Every Massage Therapist NEEDS TO KNOW About...

Neck & Facial Massage w/ Facial Oil
The little extra TLC that will make your spa the place to be...The facial products that every Massage Therapist needs to know about...

The most frequent question I get asked from Massage Therapists is "can I use the same products I use on my clients body on their face?" Although there are a few products that can be used on both the body and face, 90% of the time the answer is NO!

If you think about it, do you wash your body with the same products you wash your face with? Do you use the same lotion or cream on your body as you do your on face? I'm going to assume that you answered no to both those questions, and I think if you're in this business you know exactly why you did. There are many reasons why you should not use a product made for the body on the face. Your face is more sensitive, more prone to irritation and it is much more noticeable when irritation occurs. I don't think any client would be happy leaving a fabulous massage to come home and see that their face did not enjoy it as much as their body did.
Massage Oils Can Be Too Heavy for Delicate Facial Skin.

When a client comes in for a service, they are hoping to unwind, relax and be pampered, not end up with clogged pores and irritated skin. If your client leaves your hands with a skin issue caused by product that should not have been used, it will not only be a problem for them but you as well. Most clients won't even notice if you are using the same products on their face and body, until it's too late. How can you prevent this irreversible mistake? Make your clients aware before someone else does! By telling your client that you are going to use a different oil and cream or lotion on their face, they will wonder why no one has offered this before. This little extra step will make your clients feel that you are knowledgeable in your craft and concerned with their face, body, skin and overall well being.

Create A Special Experience For Your Clients.
Pure Spa Direct offers many products that allow you to provide the services your clients expect and appreciate. We even carry entire product lines specializing in facial massage oils, lotions and creams that target different skin types. By providing your clients the choice of oil and lotions or creams specific to their skin type, you are giving them that extra attention that the competition does not. By adding this extra little service, that is a minimal cost to you, your clients will feel that you have gone above and beyond and will surely come back and recommend you to others. This little extra addition provides the ability to offer comfort, ease and trust, just the little extra TLC that everyone wants and needs.

I wanted not only to discuss my thoughts on Facial Massages, I wanted to inform you of some of my favorite products:

Facial Massage Creams and Lotions that I highly recommend:
  • Facial Therapy Massage Cream / 16 oz. by Biotone (BIOFC6)
  • Herbal Select Face Lotion / 4 oz. by Biotone (BIHSFL4)
  • Herbal Select Massage Crème / 7 oz. Refillable Tube by Biotone (BIHSC7)
  • Profile Skincare Massage Cream / 6 oz. (CREAM-1)
  • Massage FX Massage Lotion (226 0005)

Facial Massage Oils that I highly recommend:
  • Organic Facial Massage Oil / 200 mL. by Amber Products (AMB229)
  • Organic Facial Oil / 8 oz. by Body Concepts (P290)
  • Facial Massage Oil Unscented / 8 oz. by Taio Organics (TO440)
  • SPA PANTRY Borage Carrier Oil / 150 ml (ESR7512)
  • ESS® Facial Massage Oil - Anti-Aging / 6 ml. (ESP327)
Facial Massage Products that I highly recommend:
  • Skin Healing Herbal Treatment Balm / 2 oz. by Control Corrective Skincare (CC421)
  • Skin Healing Herbal Treatment Balm / 1 oz. by Control Corrective Skincare (CC420)
  • BIOTONE SPA Facial Therapy MicroRefiner / 4.3 oz. (GM-390495)
  • Sensitive Skin Cleansing Milk / 8 oz. by Control Corrective Skincare (CC402)
  • Skin Nourishing Herbal Treatment Balm / 2 oz. by Control Corrective Skincare (CC425)
  • Unscented Shea Butter Mist / 16 oz. by Amber Products (AMB535-U)

Paraffin Facial Treatments - DVD Step by Step Guide

Paraffin Facials can work wonders for your clients skin.
Paraffin facials deliver immediate gratification for spa clients.  This unique facial service is a favorite for it's ability to clean pores, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, moisturize the face and deeply relax clients.  Especially during this winter weather deep freeze, this warm and cozy service is extremely appealing to customers.

Paraffin Facials Benefits:
  • Opens pores, penetrates product
  • Facial paraffin in conjunction with antioxidant, vitamin and treatment serums can drive nutrients into the skin with warmth
  • Paraffin wax infusions can improve skin color and tone
  • Soothes, moisturizes and plump up dry, dehydrated skin
  • Improves blood circulation
If you are interested in offering Paraffin Facials but would like more step by step training, check out this DVD: Paraffin Face Treatments available at PureSpa.com.  This informative video is taught by award-winning CIDESCO diplomat, Rita Page, as she demonstrates how to use facial paraffin (with brush and gauze) and paraffin strips on the face and decollete, as part of a complete facial.


Here is clip from this educational DVD:




Check out this different Professional Paraffin Kits available at Pure Spa Direct:
Also check out more offerings at Pure Spa Direct here: Paraffin Kits