Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Excellent Winter Pedicure Color - Essie's New "Size Matters" - Makes the Cut

Quick office shot of my Size Matters Pedi
I am SOOOOO burned out on deep black, brown and blue polishes for 2011.  I have gone through 3 bottles of Essie Velvet Voyeur,   Luxedo & countless other gothy-girl colors and I am over them... for now.   I recently asked a local NYC nail salon owner what new colors are in demand this holiday season, and that's when I met Size Matters.  At the Spa where I get my nails done, this was hands down, the most wanted color... it was crazy!!  There were not enough bottles to go around!  I can totally see why, this is a refreshing take on holiday red.  Essie's Size Matters is a deep, ruby red that looks festive and sexy... a great way to rev up ye ole holiday spirit.

Check out over 500 Essie products, exclusively for Salons & Spas, here: http://www.purespadirect.com/SearchResults.asp?searching=Y&sort=3&brand=ESSIE&show=75

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

HOT RODS -- Warm Bamboo Massage is THE BEST Fall Spa Treatment

Add this luxurious massage treatment
to your Spa Menu for Under $160 - training DVD included!
During a recent spa visit, I had the please of being rolled out like a pie crust with a Warm Bamboo Massage.  I have never felt so relaxed, pampered, warm, cozy, and de-knotted during and after a massage.  This brilliant treatment REALLY gets the kinks out and leaves the body feeling like dough; warm, happy, malleable and amazing!  During this time of year, clients can be reluctant to book ho-hum massages because they tend to get cold during treatments... this happens to ME all the time!  That is why I am so in love with Warm Bamboo massages; you are giving the client a memorable and enjoyable experience as well as insuring they remain warm and pampered throughout the service.   


Service Description & Benefits:

The massage therapist will roll, knead and glide warm Bamboo reeds along the back, shoulders, feet and legs.  This movement coupled with warmth of the rods helps to break up knots and tense muscles, improving circulation and promoting lymphatic drainage (I love to have my thighs rolled!).  Essential Oils can also be added for aromatherapy benefits and enhanced pleasure. 

Here is a clip of a Warm Bamboo Massage being done at the River Pointe Spa in CO.




If you are thinking about adding a new treatment to your spa menu, this is a WINNER!  Warm Bamboo Massage Treatments are sure to become a customer favorite!!

Add this luxurious massage treatment to your Spa Menu for Under $160 - training DVD included! Shop here:



Counterfeit Money in Day Spas and Salons...

We're real, trust us!
Counterfeit bills would never show up as payment in a spa, salon or medical practice, right? Think again. As the rough economy drags on, more and more counterfeit money filters in to circulation. Eventually, it will make it's way to you business. It probably won't be the small bills, but fake $50 and $100 US Bills are popular... and many are so good, your staff won't even notice... BUT your bank will!

What to do, what to do? Simple! Just add a simple counterfeit checking protocol for all cash payments with $50 and $100 bills. It can be as simple as the swipe of a pen. Pure Spa Direct now offers a nice selection of Counterfeit Detection Pens and other items to help fight the problem. Remember, the person who passes the phony bills to your business PROBABLY does not even know that he/she is doing it... they simply got them at another business innocently.. so don't cause a big freak out scene at you spa/salon! As they say, don't hate the player, hate the game.

P.S. If you are super paranoid, check the $20's too!!!

Check 'em Out Here:
http://www.purespadirect.com/Counterfeit-Bill-Detector-Currency-Handling-Counterfeit-Bil-s/3280.htm

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Adorable Holiday Retail Item?--> CUCCIO NATURALE Spa to Go Kits!

Allow your clients to take the spa experience home or give the experience to others with Cuccio Spa To Go Kits.

Present under the tree? Stocking stuffer? Client or relative gift? Whichever it is, the Cuccio Spa To Go Kits are excellent retail items, because they make for excellent presents.

In an adorable little kit comes 4 products to pamper yourself including: Body Butter 8 oz., Fine Grit Sea Salt 8 oz., Cuticle Conditioning Stick and free Spa Elixir 2 oz. The pretty holiday packaging will catch your clients eyes if displayed in your store front, or any retail location.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Size Does Matter! - Choosing the Best Spa Headbands for Your Clients

As a person with long, curly and frizzy hair, I have always experienced the challenge of keeping my hair out of my face. 99% of the time, you will see me wearing a ponytail or bun with a headband just to make it go away. So naturally, this problem is also experienced during my spa services.

When you purchase headbands for your clients, the goal, of course is to keep the hair back from their face and make your job easier. But how do you choose an appropriate headband? With so many styles, sizes and fabrics, how are you supposed to choose?

Well, good news - I did the research for you! The 2 features that have held true through all my trials are as follows:

1. The wider the better.
When the headband has a greater width, the chance of it sliding
back and irritating both you and your client significantly decreases. It is so annoying to wear a styled headband that always slides back. The same holds true with spa headbands. Fortunately, this isn't about fashion - it's about comfort!

2. Fabrics feel so much nicer than disposables.
While the disposable headbands may seem more sanitary, all you need to do is thoroughly wash each band to ensure it is acceptable for your clients' use. While cost-effective, many of the disposable headbands look cheap and can feel itchy. I think we can all agree that microfiber, terry and velour are significantly more comfortable than a paper hybrid. No 2 people have the same size head, so disposable headbands will never fit all of your clients the same. Many of the fabric headbands have either Velcro or snaps, thus making a custom fit to each head.

Our selection of Spa Headbands is endless, but you can click HERE for Fabric Options and HERE for our most popular disposables.

What type of headbands do you currently use in your spa? How are they working out?