Monday, May 5, 2014

Oils!

We move a lot of oils from the Pure Spa warehouse. Essential oils, massage oils, cuticle oils and many more. However, this week goes to Cirepil's Pre-Depilatory Oil! Waxing, warm weather, and pre-dep oils - its shaping up to be a good summer... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Cirepil Pre-Depilatory Oil selection HERE!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Short on Space? This Super Mini Towel Warmer is For You!

One of the biggest complaints we hear from clients is that they just don't have enough space for all of the big and bulky equipment they wish they could use in their spa or salon. Knowing this, we are always on the look out for space saving models...and we just got the best one yet!

The Super Mini Towel Warmer packs a big punch in its tiny size. Featuring a UV sanitizer, this warmer holds up to 8 hand towels or 16 washcloths....perfect for those small locations! Standing at a mere 11.5" high, almost every client will be able to find space for this towel warmer!

Specifications:
Interior dims: 5.5"L X 7"H X 7.5"D
Exterior dims: 7.75"L X 11.5"H X10.25"D

And, at the price of $127.98, this is a deal that can't be beat!


Super Mini Towel Warmer / UV Sterilizer by FantaSea: http://www.purespadirect.com/Super-Mini-Towel-Warmer-UV-Sterilizer-FSC-889-p/vo-304171.htm

All Towel Warmers: http://www.purespadirect.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=hot+towel+cabi

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Make-up Tips for the Season of Weddings and Special Occasions

 Spring has finally officially arrived and this is the season for weddings, proms, and special occasions. You will definitely be kept busy with all the brides and Sweet 16s during this time. A main focus will be on all the bridal make-up that will be requested. Brides will usually want to create their wedding look based on how they wear their make-up everyday, whether it be more natural or filled with drama. However, there are a few tips that you'll want to make sure is included in every bridal make-up application.


Primer:
Primer is a MUST for special event makeup. Not only does it even out the skin tone and ready the face for the make-up application, but it also helps keep foundation last longer.

Foundation:
Even if the client does not wear foundation regularly, it is needed to provide a healthy glow and evenness. As well keeping oily skin at bay. This is a must, since so many pictures will be taken during the occasion.


Concealer:
Under eye concealer will even out any shadows, even if the client does not have dark circles. It will also make their eyes pop, especially if they are going for a more natural look.

Mattifying Powder:
A must for oily skin types. However, this helps keep the skin shine free for even normal skin.

False Lashes:
This is something all brides should have on their wedding day! I know some of your more natural make-up clients will think of heavy, drama filled make-up when false lashes are mentioned, but they do not need to be worried! Even with a natural look, using more natural false lashes will enhance their eyes, and will not be the distraction they think.

False lashes are not only perfect for brides, but like other special occasions I mentioned, these will be a big request. For proms and sweet 16's, you will definitely have the younger girls wanting this incorporated in their make-up application.

Whether your needing more natural lashes, or more drama, we have a wide variety of false lashes, and also disposable makeup application tools and make-up brushes you will need for this busy time!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Berry Unique - Infuse Your Spa Menu with Berries for Results-Driven Treatments!

Berries. For some reason, berries and summer are inexplicably linked in my brain. So, when I think of delicious, incredible summer spa treatments, I crave berry-filled services!

But why use berries in your treatments? So many reasons! Check it out:



Nourishment
Berries are not only good for us as food, but they are great for our skin also! Berries are becoming more and more common ingredients in skin care products. They are packed full of antioxidants, which help slow the aging process. Products high in antioxidants produce youthful, radiant results!

Antioxidants in berries are also known to have anti-inflammatory effects, which is another excellent effect for skin care. Berries can strengthen the walls of blood vessels, which helps to prevent dilated capillaries in skin. Berries can also help soothe irritated skin due to these anti-inflammatory effects.


Defense Against UV Rays
Another interesting effect of berries as skin care ingredients is their ability to provide direct and additional defense against damaging UV rays. More and more sunscreen formulas are including these powerhouse ingredients to naturally boost SPF levels. The anti-inflammatory effects of berries in sunscreens also help lighten hyperpigmentation from UV exposure. Clients concerned with hyperpigmentation will benefit from sunscreen formulations containing berries.


Acne Treatment
The acids that naturally occur in berries help disintegrate blemish-causing bacteria, making berries a great ingredient for acne-fighting products.

So there you have it, some of the top reasons to infuse your spa menu with berries this summer! See some of our favorite berry-infused products below....and leave out a bowl of berries for your clients to much on, as well!

SPA PANTRY Strawberry Leaves - Strawberry leaves have highly astringent and skin-toning properties. They are excellent for oily, large-pore, "dirty" skin. Dried strawberry leaves can be used as additions to facial astringents or facial scrubs.

SPA PANTRY Bilberry Herbs - Bilberry has an astringent, cooling effect that helps tone the skin. It has antifungal and antibacterial properties along with a natural alpha hydroxy acid. Enhances aspect of any spa treatment, including soaks.

Juniper Berry Essential Oil - Juniperberry is useful after any period of indulgence. Juniper may work as a detoxifier and cleanser that also benefits the skin.

Cranberry Pomegranate Moisture Masque™ - This luxurious masque combines cranberry extract, a rich source of vitamins, minerals and flavonoids, combined with extracts of shea butter and sunflower seed oil to replenish the skin.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Spring Cleaning!


Spring is officially in swing! The harsh winter weather across the United States has left many people with cabin fever. Now is the perfect time for Spring cleaning in your shop, especially right before the Spring/Summer crowds start piling in!

Here are a few tips and reminders for you Spring Clean:


Steamer Cleaning:
It's good to periodically give your steamers a good thorough cleaning. Running white vinegar through your steamer will help clean the coils and prevent damage. (Note: Do not turn on the ozone or leave the vinegar in overnight, and remember to only use distilled water.) You can read more on cleaning them and pro tips here.

Keeping a running book of all the cleaning performed in the shop is an excellent way of being sure things are in tip top shape. You can record the dates of when and how things were cleaned so there will never be any doubt.

Are all of your employees licenses up to date and proudly displayed? I've always liked the look of a framed license rather than one haphazardly taped to the wall, it seems more professional. They worked hard in school, had to pass boards and state licensing procedures...show it off!

Make sure you have the right cleansers, gloves and disinfectants on hand to properly clean and sanitize your stations, floors, implements, furniture and equipment.

Check your linens, are they looking a bit dull? Or maybe you've been thinking about redecorating? Check out the stylish sheets from Sposh- they having matching table skirts, blankets, robes, pillow covers, bolster covers and even retail sets for those clients who love your look! Don't forget to be using laundry detergent that is formulated for the industry like Lotus Touch Always Fresh Laundry Detergent or Prosana™ Bioenzymatic Laundry Detergent.

In the realm of redecorating, how are you feeling about your uniform? Tired of the same ones? Check out the new styles from Noel Asmar and Barco Uniforms. Trendy, professional and so many styles to choose from!

Looking to bring in some new fresh enticing scents to make your client's happy?(when people are happy, they spend more money!) A sure fire way to create a unique scent experience that is more cost effective than plug ins or diffusers is the Scent Linq Professional Scent Diffusion System. With fragrance bottles that can last anywhere from 3 to 10 months and a variety to make everyone happy, you can't go wrong! You can read more on the Scent Linq and the science of scent marketing here.

Always make sure to follow each manufacturer instructions on cleaning your equipment to ensure no accidental damage occurs.