Friday, August 31, 2012

NEW From CND Shellac: CND Shellac Nourishing Remover

The newest addition to the CND Shellac line is the CND Shellac Nourishing Remover, available now at Pure Spa Direct in 8 oz and 32 oz bottles.

According to CND: "Building off CND Shellac’s convenient and gentle ten minute removal process, CND Shellac Nourishing Remover, out in September 2012, will reduce removal time to eight minutes. CND Shellac Nourishing Remover is infused with macadamia and Vitamin E oils to condition nails and softly remove color."

Gentler than acetone on the nails and skin, with added Macademia Oil and Vitamin E, CND Nourishing Remover sounds, well, nourishing! And shortening removal time from 10 minutes to 8 minutes is a great plus, too! I know 2 minutes does not sound like a lot of time, but if you do 10 removal services a day, you will save 20 minutes! How quickly the time adds up!

Will you stick with your current removal process, or check out the nourishing properties of CND Nourishing Remover?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Rice For Hair And Skin Beauty!

Rice Bran Oil is becoming more and more popular in the skin and hair care industry.  Use of Rice Bran Oil originated in Japan and today the highest compliment a Japanese woman can receive is "nika bijin" which means "a rice bran beauty".  Japanese woman have used it for centuries to help smooth out wrinkles as well as provide a slight amount of sunscreen protection.  So why not start taking some of their secrets and use it on your clients?

Oil extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice, Rice Bran Oil is considered to be hypoallergenic.  It protects collagen and elastin which plays a large part in maintaining the suppleness of your skin.  Just like our skin, our hair can be damaged by ultraviolet rays.  The sun's rays can oxidize hair and cause dryness and color damage. The oryzanol in rice bran oil blocks ultraviolet rays and protects it from free radicals.  Another major part of rice bran oil is the high amount of Vitamen E.   It can help seal dry ends and prevent hair loss from breakage.

This oil is perfect for any service you offer at your spa or salon.  It is a great oil to use for massages, post facials or hair treatments.  Because of its small molecule structure it is faster and easier penetration without the oil being greasy.  Here at Pure Spa Direct we have both Rice Bran Oil and Rice Bran Powder for you to use as a massage lotion, direct facial or hair treatments or to include in your own homemade creams, lotions or other beauty concoctions.  The cosmetic companies are starting to include this oil in their products, so why not include it in your services?


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Injecting Profits into Spas - Call the Doctor to Give Clients a Lift

Injectables offer spa clients more dramatic
and youthful results. 
There comes a time in any client's skincare regime when they have exhausted the routine of facials, microderm packages, masks and creams in their quest to stay youthful - they want more. Many small spa businesses and estheticians find themselves trying to decide what to add to their menu as a next level of treatment to address more aggressive signs of aging for these types of clients.  Some will opt for purchasing or leasing IPL machines, lasers, or various types of equipment in hopes of helping clients reach that next level of rejuvenation.  But with these types of units costing $10,000 - $40,000 (and results varying client to client), the investment can sometimes go bust.  Not to mention, if your competitor down the street gets the same unit, sales for these services can quickly go flat.

"Injectable Fillers for age conscious clients compliment
skin care services spas already offer."  -Dr. Joel Lamm
(Photo: 2 days post cheek injections, Botox & Juvaderm XC)
Recently, I took my mom to see my dermatologist, Dr. Joel Lamm, for his signature "Liquid Face Lift". My 64 year-old working mom sees Dr. Lamm to "work his magic," lifting, plumping, sculpting and filling her badly aged face with Botox and Juvederm XC.  Not only is this "Liquid Face Lift" a serious confidence booster, she feels it is important not to look her age in this tumultuous job market (but that is a whole other blog).  She, like many other spa clients, had exhausted her efforts of anti-aging facials, peels and microderm treatments and was ready for a serious boost of beauty.

While there with my mom, Dr. Lamm told me in addition to his dermatology practice on Long Island, he has begun seeing clients at a popular day spa in Tribeca.  He visits once a month to see the spa's existing and new clients who want Botox, Juvederm, Restylane or "the works" - aka the Liquid Lift my mom gets.  He explained this mutually beneficial arrangement with the spa allows him to expand his clientele, while the spa gets to offer top-notch injectable services that clients want.

This arrangement makes sense.  When a client is ready for a dramatic and long-lasting boost of beauty - why should they leave the spa and go seek out a dermatologist, why lose that business?  This type of working relationship benefits all parties.

  • Spa retains clients and keeps offerings current
  • Spa attracts new clients interested in fillers - but wary of Physician's offices
  • Dermatologist and Spa share revenue from service
  • Dermatologist sees clients once a month - doesn't pay rent for a second location
  • Clients get to have treatment in a comfortable environment they trust and know
  • Clients get to look drastically better, and still visit the spa for facials and treatments in between injections.
  • One-stop beauty for spa and esthetic clients

So how should you find a reputable dermatologist that will be a good fit for your business?  Check with Allergan,  They have a website that allows you to locate a certified Physician who  performs injectables.  Contact them and start a dialog!  My advice, stick with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.  Sorry, but I would not take my mom to see a podiatrist that is certified to inject Botox! Dr. Lamm is located in Hicksville, NY - and specializes in creating natural looking (but astounding) effects with injectables.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Tin Man knew what to ask for... OIL! OIL! Bon Vital' Coconut Oil, Sesame Seed Oil and Rice Bran Oil are Massage Heaven!

There are a lot of massage oils on the market so it takes something unusual to pique my interest.  Sometimes is is something fancy, high tech and new and sometimes it is simply getting back to basics.  Pure Spa Direct recently added Bon Vital'  Coconut Oil ,  Sesame Seed Oil  and  Rice Bran Oil... and they do just that, get back to basics... basics from thousands of years ago! These oils are cold compressed to ensure the highest amount of vitamins and minerals, 100% pure, and of the highest grade.  Bon Vital'  Oils are some of the most requested products of today’s market. These oils offer uncompromising performance that nourishes, smoothes, and softens the skin. No Nut Oils. Paraben Free!
  • Bon Vital' Coconut Oil - has a rich, thick consistency with a tremendous glide made from a refined form of pure coconut oil. Great for blending with your favorite Bon Vital' essential oils. No greasy feel. Unscented.
  • Bon Vital' Sesame Seed Oil - This lightweight oil has been used for thousands of years. Absorbs quickly into the skin, providing lots of grip and control with little glide. Cold pressed to maintain the highest amount of vitamins. Excellent for all modalities.
  • Bon Vital' Rice Bran Oil - Used for centuries to keep skin soft and smooth, and known as one of nature's best beauty secrets. Full of Vitamin E and many other antioxidants. This lightweight oil absorbs quickly into the skin, providing lots of grip and control with little glide. Excellent for all modalities.
Check Out Bon Vital' Products Here:

Monday, August 27, 2012

Intensive Tint Starter Kit

Who wouldn't want a tint kit that includes everything you need to tint eyebrows and eyelashes. Theses Intensive Tint Starter Kits were hot this week. I've been thinking about dying my brows green and white this year for the JETS football season. They could use some luck... unfortunately for me...and fortunately for my girlfriend... green and white are NOT Intensive color choices. Why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Intensive Tint Starter Kit HERE!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

A Skincare Line Just For Men by June Jacobs

Nowadays women aren't the only ones concerned about skincare. With all the mens products coming out from high end lines, men to are paying more attention to the health and look of their skin and are also visiting the salons and spas more often than you think. June Jacobs has come out with a great line for men you can offer to your male clients. The line includes a 3 in 1 Cleanser, Exfoliating Scrub, Shave Cream, and Lightweight Lotion. Used regularly, they will notice a difference in the look and feel of their skin, looking clearer and feeling softer then ever. These products contain Pine Bark Extract, which is an anti-oxidant that helps reduce redness and irritation associated with mens grooming. The line is paraben and preservative free and has a powerful patent pending anti-oxidant blend of white, red, and green tea extracts combined with goji berry, pomegranate and grape seed extracts to help neutralize free radicals, protect skin from environmental toxins and combat the visible signs of premature aging. (Men worry about aging too!). Oh, and they also smell great and do not have an over-powering scent. A travel kit is also available for men on the go! This convenient kit includes smaller sizes of all four products in a deluxe travel case. Check out the travel kit here! These items are also available in professional sizes. Your male clients will thank you for making this line available to them!

Helpful Instructions:
  • 3 in 1 Cleanser - Apply a small amount of cleanser onto dampened skin and/or hair. Rinse thoroughly with water and pat dry.
  • Exfoliating Scrub - After cleansing, apply a small amount of scrub and add water. Massage in a circular motion concentrating on areas of congestion. Rinse with water and pat dry. Follow with Lightweight Lotion and sunscreen.
  • Lightweight Lotion - Apply twice daily after cleanser by gently massaging into face and neck. Follow with sunscreen.
  • Shave Cream - Apply a thin layer to dampened skin. Shave. Rinse. Follow with lightweight Lotion and/or sunscreen.
Check out all of our products by June Jacobs Spa Collection!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Disposable Face Rest Covers: Happy Clients, Greater Profit!

Great massage, but itchy face!
Based upon my most recent massages, there seems to be a growing trend of using terry cloth towels as face rest covers.  The desired effect is to make the face rest feel more plush and comfy, however, it is actually very uncomfortable.  In addition, the cost to wash the towels does not help your bottom line.

Whether you use towels on your face rests, or another washable fabric, I recommend switching to Disposable Face Rest Covers.  The covers are available as either bouffant cap style, or a fitted cover, which is significantly more popular.  Most are made of a latex-free, super-soft fabric that is both gentle on your clients' skin and protective of your furniture.  Here are just a few of the benefits of disposable face rest covers:
Ahhhh - much better!
  1. Reduces lines and wrinkles on your client's face.
  2. Hygienic and sanitary.
  3. Protects face pad.
  4. Prevents oils and cosmetics from staining your linens.
  5. Protects your clients' faces from germs and bacteria.
Another benefit?  You are not just stuck with white covers, as you can purchase black ones too!

Click HERE to see all of our Massage Products!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Invest in Your Health with the ErgoPro

Do you experience an aching, tired back at the end of the day at your nail salon? Pure Spa Direct has the answer - the European Touch ErgoPro Technician Chair! This will be the last chair you ever need...and it is versatile enough to use when performing manicures OR pedicures!

The European Touch ErgoPro is the most advanced ergonomic chair available. It offers a balanced sitting position and proper upper body and lumbar support to help you face each day comfortably.


  • Contoured seat promotes proper upper body posture and reduces back strain.
  • 18 inch wide polyfoam seat cushion is very comfortable and provides correct weight distribution.
  • The seat's waterfall front will not restrict circulation in the thighs and knees.
  • Back of seat is lower than the front to allow for correct pelvic tilt. This tilt puts your hips at a comfortable 90 degree angle to decrease fatigue.
  • Adjustable height seat allows for a multi-purpose stool; designed for use at pedicure AND manicure stations. (Telescoping column height range is 16" x 20")
  • Unique 27 inch long swing arm can be positioned in front of technician for body and arm support or behind the tech for back support. Movable and removable tray keeps implements and other items within your reach.
If the ErgoPro is not the chair for you, check out Pure Spa Direct's wide selection of ergonomic stools! Everyone deserves to be comfortable!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Product Club For Your Fall Hair Coloring Needs!!

Here at Pure Spa Direct we are getting ready for the fall months of the year.  As the season changes your clients will want a change.  More specifically they will want to have highlights and different colors put into their hair.  So have the proper tools when your clients come in and prepare yourself for the oncoming stampede.  Product Club offers a highlighting cap that will help keep track of the areas you have already treated with its star grid pattern. For less than $0.35 per cap this is a great buy!    But, that's not the only item Product Club offers to assist you for your highlighting needs.  They offer vinyl and latex gloves, foils of different colors and sizes, mixing brushes and highlighting DVD's to help you develop different hair coloring techniques.  Be prepared, check your stock, then check out Pure Spa Direct for all of your salon needs.    

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Facial Client Retail: Dermalogica & June Jacobs Powder Exfoliant Reviews

Estheticians often tell me that if they had to send their clients home with only ONE retail product to maintain beautiful, glowing skin, it would be an exfoliator.  Something gentle, but powerfully effective in sweeping away dead skin cells, brightening dull complexions and keeping skin clear of breakouts, thus keeping clients' skin looking great in between facial appointments. This is important for both the client and the esthetican because great product recommendations build trust and repeat business.

SO what to retail? 

Years ago, my esthetican sold me Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant after a facial: A dry, powder exfoliating polish that activates with water. I LOVED it devotedly for a few years. I have subsequently tried BareMinerals / Bare Escentuals - Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser and found it to be blah.  So when June Jacobs recently launched her Radiant Refining Exfoliating Powder,  I was eager to try and compare.  

Rice, Bamboo, Salicylic Acid & Papain
Leave Skin GLOWING!
#1 Retail to Clients!
The results of June Jacob's Radiant Refining Exfoliating Powder.... IT IS MY NEW OBSESSION!  My skin is not glowing - it is BEAMING.  All the little hormonal pimples I had bulging at the surface of my skin have retreated. My skin looks smooth, healthy, flawless and RADIANT, and it looks YOUNG!  Which, after just turning 40 last month, is very important!!  

Also, Radiant Refining Powder is Paraben Free! Dermalogica's Microfoliant is not. (My bottle of Microfoliant  has "Methylparaben" listed) 

I am also in love with the amount of anti-oxidants in June's formula.  Microfoliant has some, but JJ's Radiant Refining Powder has MORE - like: 
  • Bearberry Leaf Extract
  • Mulberry Fruit Extract
  • Lemon Fruit Extract
  • Willow Bark Extract
  • Goji Berry Fruit Extract
  • Pomegranate Fruit Ferment Extract
  • Grape Seed Extract
  • Red Tea Leaf Extract
June Jacob's is a world renowned name and brand in the five-star spa industry.  Her products are highly regarded for their natural properties and effective performance.

Estheticians and Day Spas - if you are looking for an exciting, effective, paraben free, dye free, fragrance free and sulfate free line of products to retail to your clients and to use during facials - check out June Jacobs wholesale at Pure Spa - call 800-434-0018 for your pricing! 

Click here: JUNE JACOBS

The above listed ingredients are in addition to MANY others! 
Here is the FULL ingredients list for June Jacobs Radiant Refining Exfoliating Powder:


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Rhino Hunting? No Safari Needed! Pure Spa has Rhino Anti-Fatigue Mats!

OK, are you ready for a really bad joke? No? Sorry... I'll tell it anyway...
Knock Knock! 
Who's there? 
Rhino who? 
Rhino you are in there, now open up!
All kidding aside, Rhino Anti-Fatigue Mats are high-quality, high-performance American Made products. They are engineered specifically for the unique needs of the Beauty and Barber industries. These Anti-Fatigue Mats increase productivity by making the work envirnment more comfortable. They do this by easing leg, foot, and lower back fatigue and pain that is common when standing for long periods of time.

Rhino Mats are available as Shampoo Mats, Rectangle Mats, Semi-Circle Mats and in custom sizes for large areas. Many of the styles are available in a choice of colors and there are even marble finish and wood tones available!  Check them out at today... your employees will thank you for their increased comfort and you'll thank yourself for the increased productivity from your staff!

OK, one more bad Rhino joke...
How do you stop a charging Rhino?
You take away his credit card!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Relax & Wax

Summer's not over yet readers! Therefore, neither is waxing those legs and other parts. I know this because 'No Scream Cream' and 'Get the Bump Outta Here' by Relax & Wax were really movin' this week...  why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our  Relax & Wax selection HERE!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fall 2012 Nail Trends!

Come September, it'll be time to start saying good-bye to all your bright, summery colors and start going bolder and darker! This fall it's all about the dark reds, navys and browns. Also trending this season are metallics and as always, nudes are a favorite too.

Check out some of the hot looks below:

Dark and Stormy
Now, I know this isn't a "new" nail fact, the dark and stormy nail polish is one of the things I look forward to most when summer is winding down. 2012 is showing us a lot of deep reds and dark blues:
China Glaze - Vertical Rush
China Glaze - Short and Sassy
China Glaze - First Class Ticket
China Glaze - Ingrid
China Glaze - Velvet Bow
China Glaze On Safari Collection - Prey Tell
Gelish Color Gel - Stand Out

"New" Nudes
Nude shoes, nude accessories, nude nails...nude colors are everywhere this year! Even cooler? Ombre nude nails! Some great choices:
China Glaze - Knotty
MK Nail Lacquer - Nude Skin
Color Club - Positivey Positive
MK Nail Lacquer - Fall Mist
MK Nail Lacquer - Husky Fur
MK Nail Lacquer - Louvre
Gelish Color Gel - Forever Beauty

Metallic and Jewel Tones
Metallic and Jewel Tones are always fun and look great! Try out these shiny, stand-out colors:

Beautiful, Bold Nail Art
Use nail foils and other BOLD Nail Art
to express yourself this fall!
Foils, Textures, Rhinestones....the list of beautiful and bold nail art goes on and on. Have some fun this fall with it!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Salt of the Earth: A Comparison of Bulk Salts Offered By Pure Spa Direct

At Pure Spa Direct, we offer all types of bulk salts, whether they are from the Mediterranean Sea, the French Coast, the Dead Sea or the Himalayan Mountains.  But its all just Sodium Chloride, right? The answer is a resounding NO - There are major differences that will have a definitive impact on your clients and the services your offer.

This particular type of salt is solar evaporated on the shores of the Mediterranean, meaning that sea water is left out in the sun to evaporate under natural conditions.  Once the water has evaporated, pure sea salt crystals are revealed.  This is probably one of the more popular salts since it is cost-effective, available in a multitude of grain sizes and it also dissolves quickly.  Containing such minerals as Iodine, Fluorine, Magnesium and Potassium, this salt can be used as a soak and a scrub.

This Sea Salt is farmed from the Brittany Marshes off the coast of France using methods that have been in place for over 1000 years.  Unrefined and full of trace minerals, this salt is actually lower in sodium and contains Calcium, Potassium, Copper, Zinc and Iron.  While it can be used as a scrub, this salt is best used as a soak.  Also, due to its excessively dry nature, it is able to absorb essential oils better than other salts.  This is one of the best salts to use for aromatherapy.

Unlike the previous 2 types of salt, this particular sodium chloride is obtained not from the ocean, but rather the famed Dead Sea, a 3 million year old salt water lake.  Another key difference is the fact that Dead Sea Salt only contains 10% sodium, and the remaining 90% is comprised essential minerals including Zinc, Iodine, Potassium, Calcium and Bromides.  The effectiveness of the Dead Sea is not only due to the salt content, but also the atmosphere of the region.  You can bring to Dead Sea to your spa, however, by creating custom soaks with the salt.  Since it is so rich in minerals that the human body constantly needs to replenish, soaking treatments will provide the greatest benefits, but this salt can also be used as a scrub.  Soaking in Dead Sea Salt has been shown to help treat such issues as cellulite, water retention, itching, acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, scabies, dandruff and hair loss.

Mined from deep within the largest mountain range in the world, Himalayan Salts look more like coarse gemstones than chunks of salt.  These completely pure salts were formed millions of years ago and have never been exposed  to any types of pollutants or toxins.  In addition to sodium, this salt also contains 84 trace minerals, including all 74 elements found in the human body.  Himalayan Salt is best used for hydrotherapy treatments as submersion is the most efficient way to absorb the product.  This salt has been shown to heal wounds and muscle injuries, repair skin texture and tone, combat cellulite and water retention, and even plump up the skin to fill out fine lines and wrinkles.

Click HERE and HERE to see just a few of the salt products we carry!

***Bonus Tip*** Apothecary Jars are an easy, effective and charming storage unit for your salt soaks and scrubs.

Friday, August 17, 2012

New Stainless Steel Carts and Trolleys at Pure Spa Direct NOW!

In the market for a new Esthetician Trolley? Look no further than Pure Spa Direct! We have a HUGE variety of carts and trolleys to suit almost every need! My personal favorite are the Stainless Steel Trolleys. There are so many advantages to Stainless Steel Construction, including:
Stainless Steel is hygienic, strong, and durable!
  • Rust Resistance - Stainless steel is resistant to rust. If rust does form on stainless steel, it is because small particles of iron-containing metal have become embedded in the steel. This can occur, for instance, if you use steel wool to clean stainless steel.
  • Heat Resistance - stainless steel has a much higher heat tolerance than wood or plastic
  • Hygienic - Does not harbor germs - Because stainless steel is non-porous, it resists bacteria and germs more effectively than wood or plastic surfaces. Stainless steel can be wiped clean with a disinfectant cleaner after use, and is an attractive option for anyone who wants to keep their equipment as clean and immaculate as possible.
  • Aesthetic Appearance - Stainless steel, as it is a neutral color, is easy to match with just about any modern d├ęcor.
  • Strength-to-Weight Advantage - Stainless steel is relatively light-weight, this allowing for easier lifting... for instance when rolling from one area to another won't suffice.
  • Durability - Stainless steel can withstand very hot and very cold temperatures. Unlike plastic, wood or glass, stainless steel does not break easily, even if dropped. Stainless steel may dent, but it will not shatter or chip the way other materials will.
  • Long Life Span - Stainless steel does not fade or become discolored over time. It's also a rust-proof and stain-resistant material, so it will maintain its shine and preserve all of the aesthetic qualities for years to come.
If stainless steel will not work for you, Pure Spa Direct offers many wood, glass, or plastic options as well!

Pure Spa Direct is a Professionals-Only, Wholesale website for the Beauty Industry. We offer North America's LARGEST selection of spa and salon supplies - over 65,000 products! Feel free to contact our friendly Customer Service Team at 800-434-0018 - we love to save you TIME and MONEY by consolidating your ordering!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cucumber and Orange Take-Home Eye Treatments

Eyes are something we use everyday and need to take care of.  Whether its to relax them or to get them going, there is something we can do to help one our most-used parts of our bodies.  There is a great retail product that we offer at Pure Spa Direct called Nourish My Eyes.  It's a product by Fran Wilson that comes in two formulas, Orange and Cucumber.  The Orange blend has orange and aloe extracts that which has plenty of benefits:
  • Improves skin texture and color
  • Helps restore collagen in the eyes  
  • Helps reduce appearance of wrinkles

The Cucumber formula  has green tea, cucumber and mulberry which:
  • Calms and soothes
  • Fights free radicals  
  • Reduces puffiness and lightens dark under eye circles
These pre-moistened pads are a perfect extra that you can add to your services at your salon to make your clients feel more comfortable or they can be a take home spa treatment addition to offer your clients at the end of their services.  Choose the Orange & Aloe formula for a quick, refreshing pick-me-up or the Cucumber & Green Tea for a relaxing cool-down at the end of the day!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happy Ending Massages - Shea Butter Mist Finishing Spray

Finish your massages and body treatments by applying a veil of Savanna Body Butter Mist. The light, but lavish shea-butter and Vitamin E blend leaves the client's skin feeling hydrated, not greasy.  Great for locking in moisture during dry months... can also be retailed to your clients for everyday use.
Bye Bye dry!
Shea Butter Body Mist
Maximum Moisture without
the Greasy Feel!

Product Benefits :
  • Shea Butter - naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F.  The intense moisture in shea butter can help restore dry skin that has been over exposed to the elements.  
  • Passion Flower Seed Oil (Maracuja Oil) -  a superior emollient rich in vitamin C and calcium.  Also has a high content of essential fatty acids and a light texture that will not leave skin oily.
  • Vitamin E to help protect the skin against environmental damage.
  • EASY spray on application is quick and hygienic - (no dipping fingers into tub of shea butter).

I think this is a great product to incorporate into spa manicures and pedicures as well.  Clients will love the convenience of this luxurious hydrating spray butter!
Great Retail Item!

Can be applied after most spa services for a layer of luxury!
  • Waxing
  • Body wraps
  • Massages
  • Slimming treatments
  • Manicures & Pedicures
  • Reflexology
Savanna Body Butter Mist - an amazing way to complete a treatment - your clients will love how their skin looks and feels! 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hands Up, Baby, Hands Up... European Touch Palm Chairs!

Palm Chairs - these chairs are cool, different and conversation starters for sure... why not set your salon apart and have clients remember you! Practical, comfortable and fun, these novel chairs comes in a variety of styles and colors. They work great as client chairs, technician chairs or even in your reception area.

  • Available in three styles – Fully adjustable/swiveling, All-Around and Pedicurist/Mini:
    1. Palm Chair - Fully adjustable/swiveling
    2. Palm Chair - All-Around
    3. Palm Chair- Pedicurist/Mini
  • Constructed from materials resistant to most chemicals including Acetone.
  • A range of color options including Black, White Granite or Greystone.
  • Removable black fabric cushions.
  • Accented with red fingertip decals.
Check 'em out here:

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sisal? Soap Sacks?

I never heard of sisal, let alone a Sisal Soap Sack until I started working here. Now I can tell you it seems to be the peak time of the Sisal harvest - where the crop is at its best! I guess people like to exfoliate and soap themselves at the same time... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Sisal Soap Sack selection HERE!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The New Season Calls For Changes in Hair Care.

With the seasons changing, so will your clients' hair. Which means, it's time to start changing up the hair routine. After the summer months and exposure to the UV rays, chlorine, highlights, and ponytails your clients' hair is going to need a makeover. With summer and humidity causing hair to frizz, fall's colder weather will cause dry strands. So what needs to be done is take care of the summer damage AND prepare for the colder months (no bad hair days!). The first step to this new routine is simply washing hair and ridding it of all the build-up consumed over the summer. The best way to do this is by using a clarifying shampoo and conditioner or a clarifying treatment. You'll also want to add a deep conditioning treatment about once every 2 weeks. Getting a cut will also help keep hair looking great and feeling healthy. Your clients will be surprised at how much of a difference a hair cut can make! When changing up the routine for the fall, also keep in mind your clients who seasonally change their hair color, you are going to want to offer services to them that will keep their hair hydrated. Great looking hair can always be achieved as long as the right care and maintenance is being done!

Check out some products that are great for changing to a fall routine:

Saturday, August 11, 2012

June Jacobs Dry Oil - Transforms Skin from Dehydrated to Divine

In the world of horticulture, the Orchid plant is considered to one of the most magnificent flowers on earth.  Specifically, the Vanda Orchid is famous for its delicate fragrance and its ability to store water for up to 3 weeks.

June Jacobs, the creator of the elite June Jacobs Spa Collection has produced a luxurious product that combines both the scent and the hydrating properties of the Vanda Orchid, along with the emollient and anti-aging qualities of many other ingredients in the Vanda Orchid Dry Oil Body Spray.

Unlike standard oils that need to be thoroughly rubbed in, dry oil is lightweight, deeply hydrating and it absorbs easily.  Some of the oils that are in this body spray include:
  1. Squalene - This oil, which is derived from Spanish olives, imitates the skin's natural oil, sebum, and is therefore absorbed easily.
  2. Peach Kernel Oil - Taken directly from the peach seed, this oil is filled with fatty acids that moisturize and hydrate the skin.  
  3. Apricot Kernel Oil - Just like the peach seed, Apricot Oil is also filled with fatty acids, as well as Vitamins A & E to help moisturize and hydrate the skin.
  4. Vitamin E - This plant-derived lipid soluble vitamin acts as an anti-oxidant and moisturizer.

What also makes the Vanda Orchid Dry Oil unparalleled is the June Jacobs anti-aging formulation that is included in virtually all of her products.  Not only does this product moisturize, hydrate and refresh dry skin, it is also Paraben-Free, Preservative-Free and has Anti-Aging properties.  The patent-pending synergistic blend of Goji Berry Fruit Extract, White Tea Extract, Red Tea Extract, Green Tea Extract, Pomegranate Extract, and Grapeseed Extract acts as a strong anti-oxidant to neutralize free radicals, protect the skin from environmental toxins and reduce the signs of premature aging.

The June Jacobs Vanda Orchid Dry Oil Body Spray can be used during a multitude of treatments including Manicures, Pedicures, Body Treatments, and Massages.  After the services, this spray can be sold as a retail item for your clients to take home, helping to increase your bottom line.

Click HERE to see the Vanda Orchid Dry Oil Body Spray and Click HERE to see the entire June Jacobs Spa Collection.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

New Hair Color For The Fall!

Summer is almost over and the autumn months are coming.  Kids are going back to school and young adults are going away to college.  This is the time of the year where many of them want to show off their personal style by getting a new hair do or changing the color of their hair.  Some of them will want the traditional hair colors like red, burnette, blonde or black, while others will want to go crazy with color.  So why not have that available to them.  Jerome Russell's Punky Colors is your solution.  Let them go crazy with colors like:

Depending on the type and condition of hair the colors can last up to 40 washes.  My cousin was visiting for a couple weeks from California and she said before she went back to high school she was going to get her hair done.  She wanted pink streaks in her hair because it is something different.  This semi-permanent hair color would be perfect for her.  Nowadays, people want to stand out - so why not offer products that will stand out to your clients?  Jerome Russell Punky Colors is something fun and great to offer those clients who really want to show off their personality through their hair.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

"Autumn...When Every Leaf is a Flower"

Trees changing colors, a chill in the air, pumpkins and apples galore!  We may still be in the first week of August, however, it is officially time to start planning and preparing for your Autumn Services.  The good news is that the team here at Pure Spa has all of the information you need for unique and a-peel-ing services.

In the Spring and Summer months, a simple, yet sublime addition to any manicure, pedicure or hydrotherapy service is the addition of fresh flower petals.  During the Fall Season, you can provide a fun and luxurious twist on the classic by sprinkling in Aqua Leaves by Cuccio Naturale.

Available in Cuccio's signature scents, including Papaya Green Tea, Milk & Honey, Tuscan Citrus and Pomegranate & Fig, these charming leaves are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they also help to moisturize and cleanse the skin.  Each package comes with 6 individual discs.  Each disc includes:
  • 2  Large Moisturizing Leaves
  • A handful of  Small Cleansing and Deodorizing  Leaves 
  • 1 Large Effervescent Tablet
The cost for each 6-Pack is just under $12, so your cost per service is only $2 - $4! Click HERE to see the Cuccio Naturale Aqua Leaves and Click HERE to see all of the Cuccio products!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

On Trend with Fuchsia & Orange Nails!

Cosmopolitan's August 2012 "Trend Alert" reports fuchsia nails with orange tips as the newest fad for summer. "Like a French mani," says the issue. Keep your salon "On Trend" with China Glaze Electropop Fuchsia Fanatic and China Glaze Orange Knockout from Pure Spa Direct!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sluffwipes - Need I Say More!

SLUFFWIPES! Good for about anything that needs to be cleaned. These things are selling by the pallet. Popular this week, last week, and the weeks to come. I use them to clean my sneakers, clients use them for a pre-sunless tan preparation... my team member Mike uses them for anything - just so he can smell them... he just loves the smell!... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great SluffWipes Selection HERE!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Fall-Inspired Spa Products For Your Clients

Fall is just around the corner, so you'll want to start thinking of some fall inspired items to offer your clients. Especially products that will help combat dry skin, which is caused from season changes. When I think of fall, the first thing I think of is the colors. Red, orange, yellow, get it. Which also happens to be the colors of pumpkins, cranberries, and pomegranates! These are some ingredients and scents you should think of when thinking of new items to offer your clients. Your clients are probably always looking for some kind of at home items they can use when they are not at the spa. I came across a couple items by June Jacobs Collection, that made me instantly think of the fall. The Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque™ and Cranberry Pomegranate Moisture Masque™ are some great products to offer your clients this fall. Cranberry and pomegranate help to protect the skin because they are potent antioxidants which help to retain moisture. Also, cranberries help to stop the depletion of collagen and pomegranate extract help to tighten pores. The Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque™ is detoxifying and contains pumpkin enzymes that aid in cell turnover, making skin look refreshed. This masque also contains Vitamins A and C plus zinc. June Jacobs products are paraben and preservative free and also contain an anti-oxidant blend of white, red and green tea extracts and goji berry, pomegranate and grapeseed extracts all work to improve skin tone, and essentially, fight the aging process. Sounds like all kinds of good stuff to me! Happy Fall! =)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

What's Trending in Salons: Olympic Nail Art - the "Gold Medal Manicure"

Ahhhh - multi-colored nails. Coveted by teenagers, fashionistas and hipsters all over the world! Now there is a huge Olympic themed color trend is coming in first place with creative and vibrant designs that represent Olympic sports, countries, pride and patriotism.

Gold Medal Manicures!
Clients LOVE them!

Whether your clients are asking for foil, paint, airbrush or just color combos - be prepared and creative! Check out this this YouTube tutorial from Pixie Polish.

Also CLICK HERE to scroll through the photo gallery from E! Online to see some creative nail art designs sported by the 2012 Olympic athletes. I'm LOVING this trend!

China Glaze has a huge range of useful, artful colors - Click Here.

Check out these Metallics & Foils - Click Here.

Be sure to visit our entire Nail Category thousands of professional products and brands - Click Here.

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Spice Up Your Spa For Fall with These Bargain Ideas!

I love fall! Fall is exciting. It's apples and cider. It's an airborne spider. It's pumpkins in bins. It's burrs on dog's chins. It's wind blowing leaves. It's chilly red knees. It's nuts on the ground. It's a crisp dry sound. It's green leaves turning And the smell of them burning. It's clouds in the sky. It's fall. That's why... I love fall. --Author Unknown

As much as I hate to admit it, it is time to begin preparing for Autumn. Don't get me wrong, I love Autumn, it is by far my favorite season...the smells, the chill in the air, the boots and sweaters and pumpkins and apples and cranberries and leaves...but I am not ready to let go of summer quite yet.

For a business, though, you always must be thinking ahead. So while I am still looking forward to hot days on the beach, warm evenings at the park, swimming, and lots of other fun outdoor activities with my kids, I will let go of summer, just a little, to chat with you about what is in store for the next season!

Autumn has such a different feel from all of the other seasons, and it is so easy infuse your spa with Autumn. Spruce up your space, add Autumn-themed add-ons to your services, even add new services for the change of the seasons!

I have included some ideas below for adding that "Autumn Feel" to your spa...on a budget! By simply changing up the essential oils you use, you can easily adjust your menu and offerings to embrace this exciting season! Adding one or two Autumn-themed specials may drive extra business, without a large buy-in to get started. And finally, some simple touches to lose the carefree feeling of summer, and fully embrace the Comforts of Autumn.

Autumn Aromas
One of the more remarkable changes that come along with the passing of seasons each year is variation in scents depending on the time of year. One whiff of peppermint or pine, and I am immediately whisked to Christmas time; cinnamon, apple, and nutmeg brings me to changing leaves, boots, and sweaters of Autumn! Use these essential oils (and more!) to scent your spa or your services! Trade in the light, sweet, fruity scents of summer for these alluring autumn aromas:
  • Frankincense - this warm, woody aroma acts as an antidepressant, relaxes, and revitalizes, allowing the spirit to soar! This essential oil is non-irritating, so it is a great oil to mix with your massage oil for an extra-special Autumn Massage.
  • Juniper Berry - Juniper Berry is often used in the winter, but its pleasantly sweet, slightly fruity, invigorating evergreen scent is so delicious, it is even better if you start using it early! An anti-inflammatory, antiseptic essential oil, Juniper Berry is a great addition when the seasons turn and your clients and staff start getting the sniffles! Plus, Juniper Berries are used to make gin, to the scent has a masculinity to it that lends itself well to a variety of aroma blends.
  • Sandalwood - the longest lasting of all essential oils, Sandalwood has a sweet, woody scent, and acts as an antidepressant, antiseptic and aphrodisiac, making this perfect for lifting the spirits of your clients and staff when they are feeling the "summer is over" blues.
  • Cinnamon - While Cinnamon is used the least of the spice oils in aromatherapy, it can encourage some very positive results, including warming (a necessity as our bodies get used to the temperature changes of Autumn), invigorating, and promoting courage.
To easily transform your spa into an Autumnal Arcadia, simply choose scents that fit the season (mix your own blends, or check out the blends we have already available HERE), and use diffusers placed around your space to share the scents of the seasons with your guests!

Autumn-Themed Specials
Changing up your regular menu not only excites your clients and brings in new business, but it keeps your staff motivated as well! Ask for their input as to what kinds of Autumn twists you can add to your current service offerings, and watch them come alive again!
  • Autumn Pedicures - While your clients may not be prancing around in strappy sandals any longer, I guarantee you they wish they were, and having their pedicure will give them a little glimpse of summer gone. We offer an Autumn Pedicure Package featuring Cranberry, but even if you do not want a whole pacakge, add Cranberry Paraffin to the beginning of your pedicures or use a Pumpkin Scrub during the service. Little touches go a long way!
  • Incorporate Ginger Root to your facials, during steaming, to invigorate, warm, and comfort your clients!
  • Pumpkin Facials - Pumpkin is amazing for the skin and produces beautiful results. Feature a special Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial featuring a pumpkin mask....touting it as a "Limited Time Only" special will help fuel the urgency and drive business!
  • Autumn-Themed Massages - Use Pumpkin Massage oil, or blend your own with some of the scents listed above. Either way, surrounding your clients with the smells of the season will be uplifting and bring them back again and again. And while your clients will know they can count on a quality massage, by using themed Massages for various times a year, they will be a little bit excited to see what you have cooked up this time!

Comforts of Autumn
I always feel all warm and cozy during fall. It is a time of reaffirmation and preparation for the stress of the holiday season which is just around the corner. You can help foster your clients' warm and cozy feeling during the fall with some simple touches at your spa.
  • Offer cinnamon-apple or cranberry tea instead of coffee. Cinnamon-apple is a sure sign of Autumn, cranberries are all about harvest, and a warm cup of tea is perfect on a crisp day!
  • Feature Autumn-scented hand soap in your restrooms. Apple, pumpkin, cranberry...its the detail that matters. Your clients will notice that you have fully embraced the season, even down to the restrooms.
  • Change up the retail products you offer. Apple cuticle remover doesn't HAVE to be an Autumn product, but I know I would smile if I saw this item show up on your shelves just in time for apple picking! Rotate the scents of the retail hand and body lotions you offer to feature warmer, more inviting scents for the season. Your retail sales will soar and your wallet will thank you!
  • Offer cookies to each client or have a display out in your reception area - snickerdoodles, shortbread, gingersnaps. I promise, your clients will be sneaking seconds!
For now, though, I am going to go back to enjoying the warmth, sunshine, and carefree fun of the summer!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Papaya Is A Great Exfoliation Fruit!

Papaya is a great product to use on your skin to clean pores and to rid the skin of imperfections.  A Papaya is rich in Vitamins A, C and E and other anti-oxidants that can help in giving skin the moisture and protection it needs to stay healthy.  

Papaya is rich in Vitamins A, C, and E,
making it great for your skin!
Papain is an enzyme in Papaya that helps exfoliate your skin in the most gentle and natural way.  Its purpose is to break down surface dead skin cells and make them easier to remove. Papain acts as a exfoliation agent in this case. Since Papain is a natural ingredient, it doesn't dry out your skin as it exfoliates, instead it maintains moisture balance. Since your skin maintains its moisture, it looks younger. Papain is also antibacterial, increases immune response, and allows more oxygen into the cell area around the pores. 

Here at Pure Spa Direct, we have a number of Papaya masks, peels, and treatments that you may want to consider incorporating into your services for clients who yearn for gentle exfoliation:

Check them out, as well as our other great products that contain Papaya!