Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Microplane Foot File - Sanitizing Process for Pedicure Rasp

Microplane Foot Files are
IDEAL for Retail
Salon professionals love to buy Microplane foot files wholesale from! Yet it is important to go over the sanitizing process for these foot files for safe salon care.  Personally, I think it is smart to suggest each client purchase their own.  These are great retail items because they can help clients maintain baby soft feet in-between pedicures appointments - who doesn't love that!?

Sanitizing Process:
  1. Prepare proper mixture of Barbicide® solution by following directions on Barbicide® container for "Beauty/Barber Instruments and Tools".
  2. Remove rubber handle from body of Foot File.
  3. Flush inside and outside of rubber handle with running water for 10 seconds and empty-
  4. Submerge rubber handle in Barbicide® solution and allow it to soak for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove rubber handle from solution rinse inside and outside with running water for 5 seconds to remove any particles that may nave settled on rubber handle while soaking.
  6. Allow to air dry before next use.
  7. With rubber handle removed from body of Foot File, flush front of metal file surface with running water for 10 seconds. Slowly move the file surface front end to end underneath the running water and tilt from side to side to allow skin particles to fall away.
  8. Turn file over and flush the back side of the metal file surface with running water for 10 seconds. Slowly move the file surface from end to end underneath the running water and tilt from side to side at sharp angles to prevent skin particles from accumulating at ridges and to fall away.
  9. Submerge the body of Foot File completely in prepared Barbicide® solution and allow to soak for 10 minutes.
  10. Remove body of Foot File from solution and using tilting motions described in steps 7 and 8, rinse front and back of file surface with running water for 10 seconds to remove any particles that may have settled on it while soaking.
  11. KEEP it CLEAN!
  12. Allow to air dry before next use.
This Microplane Foot File is also Autoclave safe!
*These are the manufacturer's recommendations; ALWAYS follow your State's guidelines for proper sanitization and sterilization.

Microplane Colossal Pedicure Rasps are
available in Brown and Pink at

Wholesale prices are available ONLY to licensed beauty professionals, day spa & salon owners.  For more information about our store and who we sell to - click here: We Verify 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Cool Name, Cooler Music for Spas... Music for Relaxation and Wellbeing by Tron Syversen

Norway based artist Tron Syversen is considered one of today’s leading new age artists in the Northern-European music community. Tron now has a collection of CD's that are "music for relaxation and wellbeing"... they are ideal for spas and are available at Pure Spa Direct.

The Collection:
See 'em all here:

Monday, September 3, 2012

Go Big or Go Home... Microplane Colossal Pedicure Rasps!

Colossal things are happening at Pure Spa these days. Allow me to introduce the Microplane Colossal Pedicure Rasps - they are flying out of the warehouse! Available in brown and pink. I bet Shaq uses these for his feet! (His shoe size is 23 by the way). The whole idea sounds weird to me, but I bet it works great!... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great  Microplane Colossal Pedicure Rasp selection HERE!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Massage Therapists: Take the Strain Out of Deep Tissue Work!

Deep tissue massages are straining and a lot of hard work, right? Well, there is a way to deliver an effective deep tissue or sports therapy massage that won't leave you so drained. Interesting! Helios Spot Therapy Massage Oil will do the hard work for you! You and your client will both feel great. This massage oil contains 100% natural, botanical essential oils and over 20 natural pain relieving and muscle relaxing compounds. It also contains no parabens, chemicals, nut proteins or animal products and does not have a medicinal smell to it like most similar products. The Helios Spot Therapy Massage Oil works great for spot treatment of localized acute or chronic pain areas. It relieves painful nerves, joints, muscles, arthritis, headaches, post surgical pain, shin splints, and sore feet. Great for improving range of motion when used before sports! This massage oil reduces the effort in any massage and provides faster, deeper, longer lasting results!

Also, something awesome to know about this item is that just one 2 oz. bottle is good for 300 applications! And the 8 oz. bottle will provide just as many applications as a 1/2 gallon of most other products! Can we say...cost effective?

  • Pure essential oils (triple certified): peppermint, nutmeg, lavender, clove, black pepper. 
  • Pure oils of: jojoba gold, olive, grapeseed, apricot. 
  • Flower essences: self heal, oak, sunflower, pine, vervain.

Useful Tip:
Extremely effective with hot stone therapy. Apply oil before massage to the area, place hot pad or stones on for 5-10 minutes. Come back to area to work deeply.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Loyalty is in the Eye of the Beholder: Offering Complimentary Contact Lens Cases and Solution

I have a confession to make... I am a slightly irresponsible contact lens wearer. This means that I do not take them out as often as I should, I rarely have lens solution in my purse and I NEVER have a spare lens case at any time.  But how does this admission relate to your spa and salon business?

You can gain client appreciation and loyalty by keeping on hand a supply of complimentary Disposable Contact Lens Cases and Saline Solution.  Many of the spa services you provide actually require that the contact lenses be removed before the service.  In addition, certain hair treatments, such as chemical processing or dyeing can dry out the lens. Even a simple eyebrow wax can push a contact lens off-center and be a pain

This small complimentary service will show your clients that you want to go above and beyond for them, thus ensuring loyalty and repeat business.  Click HERE to see the Contact Lens Cases we carry and Click HERE to see the Saline Solution options.  We also sell the Dropper Bottles to put the solution into!