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:

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:

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?

Friday, November 25, 2011

Employee Headaches? We Have the Remedy!

Are your employees giving you a headache? Is the hustle-bustle, ding dong ding, fa-la-la-la-la of the holidays just making your head split? Or maybe your clients are cringing every time the bell over your door tinkles....whatever the reason, 'tis the season for headaches.

Well, now you can stop being the Grinch, and start being as chipper as an Elf! Stock up on these handy, sanitary, single-dose pain relievers, and save the day from those pesky headaches! We have a wide variety of pain-relief products, including Tylenol, Advil, Aleve, and Excedrin. Your employees and clients will see you as a life-saver when you provide them with relief. Help boost employee productivity and client satisfaction....and give yourself a little relief as well.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Clean-Up Stains QUICK!! NEW Carpet Scrub Wipes for a Spotless Spa!

Keep Your Spa Space SPOT FREE!
How many times do you notice mystery stains on your rugs and carpets at home or at your spa/salon?  Could be massage lotion, alginate mask, massage oil, coffee, food?  It could be ANYTHING... and if you are like me, these little spots of yuck drive you crazy because they can make any beautiful space look dirty and unclean.  So when I saw SCRUBS® Carpet Spot Remover Wipes - I was thrilled!  These are a quick, easy and effective way to spot clean unsightly stains and spots in between professional carpet cleanings.

Forget storing a bulky spot machine -- these pre-moistened wipes are a new way to quickly and easily remove spots, spills and stains from carpet and upholstery in one simple step. Each wipes is actually a strong towel that is  infused with a powerful carpet cleaner -- how convenient!  The full size, heavy duty towel wipes out tough spots without leaving soil-attracting residue behind.  This is super important because you know that excess residue can create a darker, and more unsightly stain! SCRUBS® Carpet Spot Remover Wipes also deodorize as they clean and are safe for use on a variety of carpets and upholstery.

- Works on fresh spills and a variety of spots and stains.
- Pre-moistened towels quickly remove spots and stains
- Have a canister on hand in every treatment room for convenient emergency spill clean up!
- Safe on a variety of carpets

Use On: Soft Drinks, Blood*, Coffee, Massage lotion, Massage oil,  Candy, Wine, Ink,  Juice, Vomit*, Kool-Aid®** Cosmetics,
*   Use Gloves
** Kool-Aid® is a registered trademark of KRAFT FOODS, INC.

Also check out "Green Carpet Carpet & Upholstery Wipes":

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Look Out! A Cave In... Garbage Bag Cave In, That is...

Maybe its just me, but I always notice the little things. I was getting my hair cut at an upscale salon the other day and while I'm sitting there making chatty banter with my stylist, I noticed each work station had a garbage can and they all had their trash bags caved in. I hate when that happens at home and it really looked like a sloppy mess at the salon. For a moment I thought, "there MUST be a way to stop that". Then the moment passed and it was out of my head.

Out of my head until today that is! I was working on some web site stuff for Pure Spa Direct and I saw these super cool "Trash Bag Cinch" thingies!
  • Works on all sizes and shapes of containers with any type of liner.
  • Patented design has flexible, durable "living hinges" that hold liner snuggly around rim to prevent "cave-ins".
  • Comes with double-stick foam mounting tape already installed.
  • Simply prepare the surface properly, remove the backing from the cinch and apply.
  • Available in several colors.
Such a simple and elegant solution to a nagging problem... great for the salon, spa, your office, AND your home! I ordered some for myself and then figured I'd tell the world by writing a blog entry!!!

Check 'em Out Here:

Monday, November 21, 2011

Lavender Herbal Neck Wraps!!!!

Herbal Neck wraps have been all the rage this past week. Especially popular is the Lavender Neck Wrap! The smell of the lavender as it is being warmed is incomparable to anything else. Got a stiff neck? Then this is what you need! Even if you don't, it feels great and the lavender helps you relax all your worries away. On a chilly day, it doesn't get any better than a lavender herbal neck wrap.... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Lavender Herbal Neck Wrap selection HERE!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Holiday Prep 101 for Every Spa & Salon!

When you walk into the department stores, you will notice that they have already started playing holiday music, and the holiday decorations are everywhere! It's not even Thanksgiving yet, but the season has started, and so has the spending. Me personally? I embrace the holidays, and get joy out of going to spas/salons/retailers, etc. that embrace the “Tis your Season to be Jolly" approach as opposed to being a "Scrooge." Adding festive accents to your space will help to put clients in the spirit and can help trigger purchasing emotions and behaviors. Everyone tends to be more generous during the holidays, and relaying that message to your clients will make for merrier clients, and will only help to increase business and retail sales. At Pure Spa Direct we offer a lot of great items to help you prepare for the holiday season.

Some suggestions to prep your business for the holiday season include:

1) Offer Treats! Such as Beverage Dispensers and Food Displays! *Check out the newly added Food & Beverage and Snack Food category for some great ideas!

2) RETAIL, RETAIL, RETAIL! Retailing items to your clients is an excellent way to increase your profits during the holiday season. Some popular Holiday Retail Items?
(Holiday Edition Diva Tweezers, CND Scentsations Holiday Luxury Collection,CUCCIO NATURALE Spa to Go Kits , SoyCrackle Candles, Holiday Trio by Lash Food).
--->For more great ideas, check out our Products You Can Retail section!

3) Gift Certificates! Offer the gift, that gives back. Choose from a large selection of Gift Certificates Options: Here!

4) Spice up your 'Treatment Menu!' Offer Holiday Treatments!
Some recommendations:

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Emu Oil: The Most Versatile Cure-ALL

'Tis the season - for Weight Gain, Joint Pain and Muscle Fatigue!

While the holidays are a joyful and colorful time, it cannot be denied that they also bring about some unfortunate conditions, whether it is weight gain from all the delicious food that is consumed, or body pain from the hours spent at the mall shopping for presents.

Whether the issue is pain or gain, an amazing product that you can use to work wonders on your clients is Emu Oil. Dervived from the Emu, an indigenous bird to Australia, this liquid gold has been used by the Aborigines for thousands of years to help relive and heal various ailments.

Here are the Facts about Emu Oil:
  1. It is an All-Natural product.
  2. It is an Intensive Moisturizer that absorbs quickly and effectively.
  3. It is Non-Greasy and Non-Comedogenic , so it will not clog pores.
  4. It is Hypo-Allergenic and Gentle enough for all skin types.
  5. It is a natural Anti-Inflammatory.
  6. Its pain-relieving properties can be as potent as a standard dosage of Ibuprofen.

Another huge benefit of the Emu Oil is that it is truly Scent-Free. Many products on the market claim that there is no scent in the items, however, while they may be free of parfum, they do, in fact, have an unpleasant odor. Not Emu Oil! This makes it the perfect product to add essential oils to so as to customize your services or let your clients choose their own customization.
You can add the Excellent, Economical, Euphoric Emu Oil to the following services:
  1. Facials: Including Anti-Aging, Acne and Extreme Hydration
  2. Body Wraps: Use in conjunction with Slimming Treatments to maximize weight-loss and minimize Stretch Marks; Mommy Make-overs.
  3. Manicures: Cuticle Treatments; pre and post paraffin dip, and dry/cracked hand treatments.
  4. Pedicures: Foot massages for tired, sore aching feet; Callus Treatments.
  5. Hair Treatments: Conditioning for dry hair, dandruff and hair loss
  6. Waxing: Use to soothe skin after depilatory procedures.
  7. Massage: Sports therapy; Dry skin; Eczema; Sore, tired and aching muscles
Emu Oil is truly amazing in versatility and benefits. Click HERE to see the variety of Emu products we have available.

Have you used Emu Oil with your clients before? What was your experience and their response?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Out With The Old, In With The New: Detox Treatments for The New Year!

So, the holiday season is upon us, and that means it is time to get ready for the New Year! Have you thought about changing up your menu to offer new variety for 2012? What better way to embrace the "Out with the old, in with the new" mentality than adding a new Detoxifying Body Treatment to your list of services? Help your clients cleanse their bodies (and shed some inches!) after the craziness of the holidays with a Detox Body Wrap!

One of the most popular Detoxifying Body Treatments we offer is Anesi's Parafango. Parafango is a combination of paraffin and rich sea mud, which promotes an elevated body temperature and leads to sweating, helping to eliminate toxins and break down unwanted fat stores. Anesi offers specialized pre- and post- products to help target and customize specific needs for clients, including inch loss, anti-cellulite, and detoxification.

View the video below for a peek at a Parafango treatment and how one spa uses it to WOW their clients!

Check out the Pure Spa Parafango Store HERE
Check out the Pure Spa Body Treatment Store HERE

What are your favorite Body Treatments? Do you have a favorite for detoxification?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Spa & Salon Snacks -- Customers Notice The Little Things!

I have often felt that you can tell how a business feels about their customers by the beverages, snacks and "goodies" they have to offer you while you wait. Though my husband will be a loyal patron to any business that has a bowl of assorted Dum Dums, I delight in seeing more creative offerings. It is these little details that get customers to take notice of your hospitality. What is also interesting to note is that many customers remember a business by the complimentary "goodies" in their lobby / waiting area, they equate a value of sorts to the establishment itself. It is a small detail that is obviously much less important than the quality of the business service, yet it is a notable gesture that clients enjoy.

So I was SOOOOOOO excited that Pure Spa added a large selection of Lobby Snacks!  One of my favorites is  the Tootsie Roll Assortment.  In my opinion, these delicious soft and chewy bite-sized candies have just the right amount of flavor and nostalgia to put a smile on  my face... even if my stylist was running 10 minutes late!  They come in five yummy flavors: lemon, lime, cherry, orange and vanilla.  Let's not forget my nemesis, Swedish Fish!  I can blame my Freshman 15 entirely on these, red and gummy little "devil fish" (my official nickname for them since they tempt me so).  We also now stock  Bubbaloo... Individually wrapped bubble gum with a sugary sweet liquid center! Mmmmmmm! 

We also have popcorn, hard candies, mints, nuts and dozens and dozens of unique snack varieties to choose from.  Shop our Snack Food section today!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Spa/Salon/Office Art Extraordinaire!

Sample of a Gallery Wrapped piece with 3-Panels.
Most spas, salons, medical offices, etc. all have the same issue... boring art on the walls. Same 'ole, same 'ole. There is a solution! offers over 50,000 different pieces in a wide variety of sizes from small to humongous and all are available as rolled prints, "gallery wrapped" (my favorite) and framed. FYI - Gallery wrap is a method of stretching an artist's canvas so that the canvas wraps around the sides and is secured to the back of the wooden frame. Gallery wrap has no visible seams - which means NO FRAME required!

A tip, if you are looking, ignore the categories (unless one strikes you) and use the search box -- the search results are amazingly varied and interesting and the art work is spectacular when it arrives (well packed, delivered by FedEX). Hanging is a cinch -- they have a cool easy to use / adjust hanger system.

I have a giant canvas wrap picture of the crystal clear waters of Aruba above my desk and when I glance up, for just a second, I feel like I am on vacation... but alas, no one serves me a Balashi Beer when I ask. :-)

Some favs -- click 'em and see: is AWESOME!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wax-On Wax-Off... Cirepil Stripless Wax Sample Kits are HOT!

What was rocketing out of the warehouse this week? Cirepil Stripless Wax Sample Kits! Not all kits are created equally. Cirepil Stripless Wax Sample Kits are a fine example of just that. For the price and variety of wax that is included it really shines! Included is 4 types of premium wax beads and two empty tins. Each wax is useful in its own way..... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Cirepil Stripless Wax Kit selection HERE!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Deco Trista Nail Table….A Nail Table That Has It All!

When it comes to furnishing your Nail Salon, functionality and appeal are the most important factors to consider before making such a big investment. The Deco Trista Granite Top Nail Table has it all-in-one… A gorgeous and modern looking table, with built-in capabilities to make every nail technician’s job easier. In this day and age, who doesn't want that?

So what makes the Deco Trista Granite Top Nail Table one of our most popular selling Nail Tables?

I. Benefits for the Nail Technician:

1) Eliminate Clutter and Save Space! Pre-installed nail drying station includes:
  • 30 Watt (6- 5 Watt bulbs) UV light drying station
  • Built in drying fan with dust filter and variable speed control
2) Plenty of Storage Room!
  • Equipped with 4 drawers to conveniently store tools and implements.
  • Top-left drawer features a built-in polish rack to neatly store nail polish.
3) Customizable! Available in a variety of tops, laminates and trims...Choose the color options that best match your decor!

4) Additional Features:

II. Benefits for the Client:

1) Elegant Design! The granite counter top resonates classiness to your clients.

2) Time Saver! Built-in drying system allows clients to get a jump start on drying their nails, at the same time of the service.

In an already cluttered world, choose the Deco Trista Granite Top Nail Table , for clutter-free convenience at an unbeatable price!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Aromaland Angel Diffusers: The Must-Have Holiday Retail Item

It feels like we have only just entered November, yet the Holiday Season is already in full swing. To prepare for the rush of crowds that this time of year (thankfully!) brings along, you need to be fully stocked with retail items so as to maximize your profits.

A perfect item to retail for the Holidays are the

Angel Aromatherapy Diffusers / 6 Pack - by Aromaland. Made of unglazed ceramic with a Velcro point on the back, this adorable diffuser is easily transferable around the house or office. All your client needs to do is place a few drops of oil into the Angel's lamp. The clay naturally absorbs the oil and gives off the scent of the beautiful Angel Essential Oil Blend, which is included with the diffuser.

Your cost per angel is only $4.95 and by retailing it at $15, you can make a over a 200% profit! CLICK HERE to see all diffusers made by Aromaland.

What products do you find that your clients like to purchase during the holiday season?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Be Pleasantly Surprised by Epillyss Sensitive Skin Wax

After seeing an unusual snow storm in October, and millions of people in the Northeast out of power for nearly a week after, I didn't think that anything could surprise me anymore. Boy was I mistaken!

On a whim, after an awesome conversation with a client the other day, I bought a can of Epillyss Sensitive Skin Wax to try. I wax because it is convenient to not have to touch a razor for a couple of weeks, but waxes don't usually blow me away. I'm of the "waxing is a form of inhumane torture" mindset, but the Epillyss Sensitive Skin wax is AHHHH-MAZING!

Formulated with natural pine resin, beeswax, and accented with Marine Collagen and Citronella, this milky, butterscotch-colored wax leaves the skin silky smooth and hair free - with little to no discomfort! Your clients will ADORE your waxing services performed with this wax! Perfect for all skin and hair types, but specially formulated to be gentle on the most sensitive skin, this wax should be a staple for any waxer!

View the full line of Epillyss Waxes and Skin Care Products: Epillyss: Advanced Depilatory Solutions

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Short People! We have help for you... Step Stools!

As a 6' 2" man, I have never had a hard time reaching things, in fact much the opposite... people (who are more height challenged) have asked me to get things that were out of their reach for my whole adult life.

I'm not saying I don't like to lend a helping hand, but I think I'd prefer to outsource the task to... Step Stools! Yes, now you too can reach new heights and grab things for yourselves!

All kidding aside, every spa, salon, medical office, business and home NEEDS a step stool. We have a great selection... check 'em out here:

And yes, I need a step stool sometimes myself when things are just a little out of reach. :-)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Smooth Operator - Prego by Spornette Creates a Frizz Free Blow Out

Humid, Outdoor Pool Party in Aruba,
NO FRIZZ at all!
The humid, windy, Caribbean climate of Aruba is most unforgiving on my hair.  I love Aruba, but I am always disappointed to stumble upon a mirror while vacationing and see that my hair looks like I just pulled my finger out of a light socket.  And though most tourist take it in stride, and just walk around in a wet, slicked back pony tail, I can NOT pull this look off as well as they do.  On a recent trip, I decided to take along my new Prego round brushes by Spornette.  My philosophy being that maybe it was my blowout that wasn't holding up, rather than my anti-frizz potion I had been using.  Using my FAVORITE Sectioning Jaw Clips, (the new Rubberized Jaws were not out yet) I used my 2 inch Prego round brushes  before going to a beach/pool party.  I was amazed!!  My blow out was smooth, soft and gorgeous for almost two days!!

Spornette's Prego Collection has some great brush features:
  • These brushes are lightweight, and non-slip, foam grip handle feels good in your hand.
  • Aerated ceramic design
  • Barrel heats up FAST for quick styling
  • Tourmaline, anti-static bristles assist in moisture absorption & condition the hair
  • Nano-Silver bristles prevent bacterial growth
  • Short nylon bristles roll through hair for ease in creating flips, bangs, large curls and bouffant styles.
Best of all, these brushes are available to Licensed Beauty Professionals at for wholesale purchase.  Give your clients a blow out that will beat the humidity!  Also great for retailing in your Salon.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sacro-Lumbar Support with Compression Straps ...a Massage Therapist's Savior!

Day in and day out, slaving over clients on the massage table can take its toll on a massage therapist. Oddly enough, at the end of the day, most massage therapists feel like they could use a nice 90 minute deep tissue treatment. BTW, Estheticians have the same problem!

But what if there was a way to cheat the pain and strain? What if the solution was under $40?

There IS a solution! The Sacro-Lumbar Support with Compression Straps by DJO can make a world of difference. Great for men and woman, it is Ideal for providing support and compression for strains and sprains of the low back and abdominal area... discretely under your shirt.

Check them out here:

Your back will thank you!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Tweeze like a Diva

Clients are really getting in the holiday spirit. What better way to do that then purchasing the Diva Tweeze Holiday Edition. Because these have been selling so rapidly I feel like I know each of the tweezers' personalities. My favorite is Joy. What great style she has! The displays come in a 12 piece and 36 piece display and each of the tweezers can be purchased separately. I suppose these counter displays will draw your clients attention with their attractive style.  But alas... I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great See the Diva Tweeze Holiday Collection HERE!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The EarthLite Basics Table Warmer is the Massage Client's Dream!

Have you had a chance to check out our November Specials?

For the entire month of November, we choose a list of products to put on sale (obviously cause we love them and our clients do too), but also to discount products that are must-haves for your Spa or Salon, to weather the up-coming winter and holiday months. A major necessity is the EarthLite Basics Table Warmer.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… I hate the cold and everything about it! When I go for my spa treatments, regardless if there is ten feet of snow outside, or the air-conditioning is blasting, if you expect me to get undressed, I am hoping your chair, bed, or massage table is equipped with the EarthLite Basics Table Warmer.

The EarthLite Basics Table Warmer is a massage therapist dream and will help to easily provide the most luxurious massage experience for your clients. The warmth and comfortable fleece top will allure your clients to drift away into a cozy spell of relaxation and tranquility.

Why our clients choose the EarthLite Basics Table Warmer?
  • Quality, durability, and high performance
  • Long-lasting, cushy fleece pad
  • Includes two adjustable heat settings, auto over-heat protection, and elastic corner straps.
  • The table warmer carries a one-year limited warranty.
Purchase the EarthLite Basics Table Warmer during the course of November, and save an additional 15% off the already discounted wholesale price! Cost is only $50.15!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Paraffin Liner Bags: The Sanitary Alternative for the Must-Have Fall/Winter Treatment

Once again, 'tis the season for paraffin services! As the weather gets colder and the heat gets turned up in homes and offices, you will be seeing more and more clients with dry, cracked skin coming in for services.

A common question that we receive from clients is, 'How do I keep my paraffin treatments sanitary?!' While I, personally, am not a germaphobe in any sense of the word, I cannot help but cringe at the thought of dipping my hands or feet into the same paraffin wax that countless other clients have used as well.

A great alternative to multi-dipping in the paraffin bath
is to use Paraffin Liners for the hands and feet. Simply scoop a ladel-full of paraffin wax and pour into the paraffin bag. Next, have your client place his or her hand or foot into the bag, then gently and evenly massage the paraffin into the skin.

The paraffin will harden in the same it would have if it was double and triple-dipped, plus the removal process is easier, faster and mess-free! Click Here to see our most popular and convenient Paraffin Bag option: Pop-Up Paraffin Liners / 100 Bag Roll by FantaSea!

What tips or tricks do you use for paraffin services?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Add Some "Funk" To Your Salon with a Hot New Polish Rack!

"You want funky? We got funky! Who's got funky? We got funky!" That's been the song around here at Pure Spa Direct since we saw these new Deco Nail Polish Racks.

Cool right? Get rid of your clutter and organize your polishes with one (or two...or three...) of these beautiful and funky racks. Featured in "Nails" Magazine, they hold 60-75 bottles of polish (depending on the brand), and easily attach to the wall. Show off your funky personality in your salon with a pink, purple, white, or even polka dot polish rack. The best part? This high quality, good-looking polish rack is now only $60! What a great deal to add some fun to your salon!

If this rack is a little too funky for you, Pure Spa Direct offers a variety of other polish racks! As Doug discussed in his recent blog "Nail Polish Organizing Racks..." there are many benefits to adding polish racks to your space. Check them out today!

View All Nail Polish Organizing Racks HERE

Salon Jaws - Ruberized Super Clips - Grip it Good!

Hold up sections of hair for the ultimate blow out - or use these Super Clips to section off hair for color. Either way, they are the EASIEST clips I have ever tried. The Jaw design with rubberized texture holds even the thickest hair firmly in place for professional styling.

Economic price point can't be beat! Make sure your salon has them at every station!

New from Soft & Style!

Available at Pure Spa Direct for Professional Stylists:

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fireplace crackle without the fireplace... Timberwick Fireplace Crackle Soy Candles!

Ahhhhh, nothing like the distinctive crackle of a nice log on the fireplace. Now you can get that same soothing fall feeling with Timberwick Fireplace Crackle Soy Candles!

Fireplace crackle without the fireplace! Add new ambiance to your treatment rooms, relaxation areas or reception desk. Elegant frosted glass contains petroleum-free soy wax and natural wooden wick.

Choose from 3 pleasant fragrances:
  1. Honey Spice: Comforting blend of honey, anise, clove and a touch of lemon.
  2. Amber and Cedar: Sultry amber combined with woodsy cedarwood and fruity currant.
  3. Lavender Citrus: Calming lavender and purple violet are blended with a touch of warm vanilla and fresh citrus.
Check 'em Out Here:

There is even a "Try Me" pack of all 3!:

Salon Back Bar -- New "Hair Shooters", Profits for Salons & Gorgeous Hair for Clients.

Hair Shots = Instant Client Gratification
Rumored to be a favorite amongst some Dancing with the Stars, stars, these new Nutrient Hair Shooters promise to make a visible difference in hair in just ONE use.

The idea; Salons, offer up one of these 4 hair shooters to clients at the back bar station during a shampoo. According to the manufacturer, each treatment was designed to compliment ANY professional brand of shampoo, conditioner & color. It is suggested Salons price the treatment shots between $5-$8 each. I think, why not do a "Happy Hour" Tuesdays - Thursdays - and make shots only $5 bucks! The manufactuer also told me that depending on the length of the hair (lightweights), only half of one of these intensive shots is needed! So far, the number one favorite seems to be "Shine A' Light" Instant Shine Treatment which creates a 'very noticable' luminescence sheen. I am definitly going to take this one to my next blow out!

Available for Salon Professionals at Pure Spa Direct:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Successul Hair Retail - Shower & Detangling Combs

Give your clients an invaluable and inexpensive tip for healthy hair.  Using a wide tooth comb with conditioner in the shower can easily smooth out knots, snarls and snares better than a brush... and also with less damage and tearing of the hair.   No more ripping, no more tugging, and less yanking also means more comfort for tender scalps.  These combs are also excellent for distributing treatment products, oils, conditioner, mousse, & styling products to damp hair, out of the shower.  In addition to a great retail product, these inexpensive combs make a great cross sell,  promo or "free gift" with your Salon's professional hair care products.

Knotty Girls LOVE Shower Combs!
Wholesale Comb Shop:
Salonchic Shower Combs in 36 ct Container:
Love the assorted colors and hooked end for easy hanging! Click and See:

Easy Glide Detangeler - Individually packaged (Wholesale Cost: .79 Cents). Click and See:

My favorite: Jumbo 14" Rake Comb.  Excellent for post shower comb out! Click and See:

Pure Spa Direct has hundreds of different comb styles. Check them all out here:

Excellent for GENTLE daily use on curly, fine and thick hair types.  Great for kids too!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Treat Your Clients to an Offering from the Gods... Fresh Fruit!

I am just extra aware of health snacking right now because I am on the Jenny Craig diet to shed some pounds from a Summer of excess. Although I want to eat junk food (mmmmmmmm, Cheetos!), I am forcing myself to substitute the junk for healthy snacks... like fruit. If it is there, I WILL EAT IT. If not, I go on a hunt for junk food.

Why not offer your clients healthy fruit to snack on... with a bit of simple elegance?

The Seven Tier Fruit Serving Display is the perfect solution. It is attractive, neutral in color so it will fit with any decor, has a minimal footprint for it's capacity and well, it just makes fruit look inviting! Add one (ore more) to your break-room today and stock it with some delicious fruit... your clients will appreciate it!

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