Retail: Stocking Stuffers

Have you prepared for the holiday season yet? If not, it is time! Lately, I have gotten a lot of requests for great items for stocking stuffers. I adore all body lotions, and never buy them for myself!

Check out these awesome retail products by Cuccio!


Contains 4 of each of the following:
  • 4 oz. Butter Blends: Milk & Honey, Pomegranate & Fig, and Vanilla Bean & Sugar.

Contains 4 of each of the following:
  • 4 oz. Butter Blends: Lavender & Chamomile, Coconut & White Ginger, and White Limetta & Aloe Vera.
This ultra-rich, non-oily 24-hour hydration with time-released emollients is simply wonderful!

Looking for more retail ideas? Just ask us! We are happy to help!

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Make a GREAT First Impression with Attractive Reception Furniture!

First impressions can be quite important. Everyone stereotypes people and places on first impression, even if we are reluctant to do it. We all get a first impression of a new place that creates a mental image of all that will follow in our minds. Of course knowing this, you can stack the cards in your favor by making sure you make the right first impression when new clients come to your spa, salon, medical center, etc. A great place to start is attractive / comfy reception furniture!

Pure Spa Direct just added a veritable plethora of super cool reception furniture from BIGA. Chairs, couches, love seats, tables and more… and, they are linked in pieces that match… perfect for those of us who are decor coordination challenged!

You only get one chance to make a first impression… do it with BIGA!

Check ’em all out here:
https://www.purespadirect.com/BIGA-Furnishings-Reception-Furniture-Seating-Tables-s/4797.htm

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Miss Cire…You Blue My Mind!

Miss Cire‘s unique polymer-based formula delivers flawless results. Allows applying a thin layer of wax, removing effectively fine and coarse hair. Due to its low-temperature formulation, is recommended for any skin type, especially for sensitive ones, minimizing skin irritation, redness, and pain but maximizing client comfort. Extra careful selected ingredients are designed for great elasticity, easy to use, disposal after use and convenient for speed waxing.

You Blue My Mind is sold in bulk for busy waxing studios, this wax is a great value!

Available Sizes:


How to use Miss Cire Blue Film Hard Wax Beads:
Step 1: Warm your Miss Cire Blue Hard Wax Beads until it is the right consistency (heavy cream consistency is best). Be sure to test the temperature of your wax by applying a small amount to a patch of skin to avoid burns.
Step 2: Liberally apply Miss Cire9s Pre Depilatory Antiseptic Gel to clean and disinfect the area.
Step 3: ALWAYS use a clean spatula into the wax container for sanitary purposes. Apply a thin layer of wax in the direction of hair growth and leave the wax to cool for a few minutes.
Step 4: Stretch the skin and pull the wax off parallel to the skin with one single fast pull in the opposite direction of the hair growth.
Step 5: To complete treatment, gently apply Miss Cire Post Depilatory Moisturizing Emulsion or Miss Cire Post Depilatory Calming Oil and massage into skin until completely absorbed.

Recommended Areas:

  • Bikini
  • Bikini Line
  • Buttocks
  • Brows
  • Upper Lips
  • Nostrils
  • Ears
  • Chin
  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Chest

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A Calming Holiday Retail Gift!

Are you looking for a unique holiday gift to retail to your clients this year? We just got in these lovely new Yoga Goddess Statues, and I absolutely love them! I’m sure you’re familiar with the ones we currently have been selling, but these brand new statues are made of sandstone resin for a new look. There are two different poses – the lotus and meditative states! These would make great holiday gifts. If you’re looking for new spa decor, these are also perfect for creating a relaxing environment. You might want to get your order in soon – these will most likely be gone by the end of December now that the holidays are here!

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The Most Hygienic Pedicures Just Got Even Better! New Pedicure Packs from Voesh New York!

The Most Hygienic Pedicures Just Got Even Better! The New Pedicure Packs from Voesh New York are flying off the shelves, and for good reason! With pedicure season starting, and warmer weather just around the corner (I hope!), the hottest pedicure products just got even hotter with new additions!



New from Voesh New York:

If you aren’t already using the Voesh Pedicure Products, now is the perfect time to try them!

Benefits:

  • The cleanest and most hygienic Spa Pedicure solution
  • Enriched with key ingredients to give feet the nutrition they need
  • Each product is individually packed with the right amount for a single pedicure
  • Individually sealed to lock in the freshness of product and scent

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Don’t Just Push them, Remove Them!

Don’t just push cuticles back, remove them! Star Nails Cuticle Remover is unbelievably effective and inexpensive! Cuticle Remover,by STAR NAIL is the your cuticles worst nightmare, and your clients dream product! The creamy pink formula is both appealing to the eye and soothing to the nail!

Available in 3 Different sizes, there is a size that meets everyones needs. The 1/2 oz. is perfect for personal and retail use, as well as small stations. The 2.5 oz. comes in the perfect bottle. The pretty round bottle has a slight slant on the bottom making application effortless. This bottle is small enough to fit at any station and pretty enough to leave out at all times. The 16 oz. is perfect for refilling the smaller sizes. Instead of purchasing the smaller bottles all the time you can just refill them with the 16 oz.
With all the cuticle removers out there, its hard to choose one. I have tried many different ones over the years and I have loved a lot of them. I would recommend many other Cuticle Remover along with Star Nail’s, but the reason I felt the need to write about the Cuticle Remover by Star Nail is because I feel that it is the universal Cuticle Remover. It is trusted by Nail Techs and loved by clients! The rich and creamy formula is not harsh on the nail and makes the removal process quick and easy. It’s not just the colors that is attractive – the price is also appealing. For such an effective product it’s hard to believe that is priced so well. I absolutely love the formula of STAR NAIL Cuticle Remover!

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More Popular Esthetic Treatments Explained: High Frequency

The most popular and common esthetic treatment our clients provide is high frequency treatments. But what exactly is high frequency, what is the best way to perform these treatments, and why add these treatments to your spa menu?

High Frequency is used to enhance circulation,
increase collagen and elastin production, and
eliminate toxins and bacteria from the skin surface.

High frequency is used to kick-start the skin rejuvenation process. It has been shown to enhance circulation, increase production of collagen and elastin, eliminate toxins and acne-causing bacteria, encourage lymphatic drainage, exfoliate dead skin cells, and assist with absorption of skin care products.

High frequency current stimulation forces an infusion of oxygen-rich molecules into the skin, which cleanses, massages, stimulates blood flow, and dilates superficial blood vessels. Because of the increased blood flow, high frequency tones the skin (similar to muscle toning). Application of high frequency current promotes a cleansing antibacterial action, and the skin is left feeling energized, rosy, firm, refreshed, and noticeably softer. The dilation of blood vessels pushes toxins away from the skin9s surface, and allows the skin cells to feast on increased nutrients and hydration.

How Does it Work?

With high frequency skin treatment, a chemical reaction causes the emission of ozone into the air. Ozone is a form of oxygen that has germicidal properties and is extremely beneficial for treating acneic skin. The more oxygen that surrounds the electrode, the more ozone is formed and the greater the effect. When the electrode is lifted away from the skin surface, more oxygen surrounds it, a more intense drying and healing action occurs. This method is called “Sparking”.

High frequency facial machines include glass electrodes which come in different shapes and sizes to treat various contours of the face and body. When applied to the surface of the skin, a mild electrical current passes through the neon or argon gas filled glass electrode causing it to emit a subtle glow. The electrodes produce varying intensities of infrared light and a pleasant, therapeutic tingling sensation which may be adjusted via a power control dial. High Frequency Electrodes produce either a neon orange or violet colored glow depending upon the inert gas that they are filled with. We have found that both colors produce equally effective results.

High frequency units come
with a variety of electrodes.

General Instructions for Usage
1. The esthetician holds the electrode and works in circular motions for 3-5 minutes.
2. Can be used directly on dry skin or lay dry gauze over the face. (The current has a more stimulating effect when applied over a dry cloth.)
3. All treatments should be started with a mild current, and gradually increase intensity.
4. “Sparking” is a technique used on acne blemishes and lesions. Sparking is accomplished by placing layers of dry cotton gauze over the skin, creating a gap between the skin and electrode. Upon treatment, the “spark gap” releases ozone from the electrode to destroy bacteria and aid in drying pustular infections. IMPORTANT: Never create a gap of more than ¼”, as tissue destruction can occur and the skin will heal leaving brownish marks.

Basic High Frequency Step-by-Step Instructions
1. Insert the chosen glass electrode into the high frequency machine; it should just snap in to place.
2. Turn the high frequency machine down to a zero level and turn it on. Wrap the cord around your arm once to keep the cord from dragging across the client’s skin.
3. Hold the handle of the high frequency electrode in the hand that you normally work with. Place your index finger on the glass electrode. Do not remove your finger until the electrode is in contact with the client’s skin. Removing the finger too early creates an uncomfortable spark effect on the client’s skin.
4. Place the electrode on the client’s skin and remove your finger. Increase the intensity to a comfortable setting. Glide the electrode over the face in a circular motion. Maintain continual contact, not pulling away more than ¼ inch. Start with the forehead, then move to the nose, cheeks and chin.
5. Treat problem areas such as individual blemishes by “sparking” the spot with the edge of the electrode. Place your finger on the electrode, touch the electrode to the spot and remove your finger. Quickly replace your finger on the electrode, remove the electrode from the face and repeat in another area.
6. Place your finger back on the electrode and remove it from the client’s skin. Turn off the high frequency machine and sterilize the electrode.

Benefits
• Gentle, non-invasive alternative to plastic surgery
• Immediate (temporary) lifting effect
• Soften and smoothes away fine lines and wrinkles
• Reduces large pores
• Effective acne treatment
• Reduces dark circles around eyes
• Stimulates healthy hair growth (comb attachment)
• Decongest puffy eyes

Further Details on Benefits
1. Acne: Sometimes the body can become immune to certain acne medications if used over an extended period of time. When combined with an effective acne treatment lotion, regular application of high frequency keeps the acne away long after other expensive medications and treatments can fail. High frequency gently cleanses the skin of acne-causing bacteria and unwanted toxins while making the skin more receptive to acne lotions, creams and other skin treatment products. The results can be extremely dramatic – even after only a few treatments!
2. Enlarged Pores: With regular use, high frequency skin care treatment can be very effective at reducing the size of enlarged pores, softening skin and controlling excess sebum production. The gentle spray of oxygen molecules produced by the high frequency current diminish enlarged pores by penetrating deep down into the root of the affected area and cleaning out unwanted debris and toxins allowing the pore to quickly regain its natural size once again.
3. Fine Lines, Wrinkles, and Sagging Skin: The oscillating action of high frequency can increase blood circulation, which in turn nourishes the skin’s surface and renews underlying cells. It also produces an enriched form of oxygen, which can provide the skin with a firm, youthful, vibrant glow. It can diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, tighten double chins and jowls and improve overall skin texture and tone by promoting increased collagen production.
4. Puffy Eyes: The pulsating “oxygenation” action produced by high frequency current aids in lymphatic drainage and disperses excess fluid while increasing blood circulation. The result is a reduction in the appearance of congested, tired, puffy eyes. High frequency also helps the skin more efficiently absorb skin care products thereby extending their effectiveness.
5. Dark Eye Circles: New scientific research has shown the cause of severe dark eye circles to be broken capillaries that have leaked hemoglobin, creating a red-blue pigment deposit under the eyes. High frequency creates a circulation rush in the area and helps your current under eye product penetrate deeper into the skin tissue. The application of high frequency can be very effective at fading dark under eye circles resulting in a fresher, brighter, more youthful looking appearance.
6. Cellulite: With regular use, high frequency treatment can be very effective at reducing the appearance of cellulite when used in conjunction with a quality cellulite product. For years, the skin care industry has relied on this same high frequency, oxygen molecule producing technology to aid in lymphatic drainage, gently exfoliate the skin, increase blood circulation, assist in the production of collagen and elastin and promote healthy cell metabolism. The result: smoother, firmer, more refined skin.
7. Thinning Hair: Through its rapid oscillation, high frequency current improves the process of nourishment, gently exfoliates the skin, promotes local blood circulation, stimulates local glandular activity, supplies heat to the area which is soothing to the nervous system and significantly improves the scalp’s receptiveness to and the overall effectiveness of post-treatment hair growth formulas. For many years, hairdressers have used high frequency current technology to revitalize scalp conditions which can aid in promoting healthier hair growth.

Safety Precautions
1. Avoid using AHA or Glycolic Acid products with high frequency machines.
2. Avoid contact with broken capillaries, spider veins and areas of rosacea.
3. Do not use high frequency during pregnancy (although there is NO clear evidence stating side effects).
4. Do not use if your client has a pacemaker, heart disease history, or epilepsy.
5. Avoid wearing metal jewelry while using high frequency. Avoid use on clients with braces.
6. Never operate a high frequency machine with a broken bulb.
7. Do not use outdoors, near water or around combustible substances.

Are you currently offering high frequency with your facials? If not, what are you waiting for? Check out Pure Spa Direct for our wide range of high frequency units, and offer this amazing service to your clients right away!

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What a Smashing Idea – ColorSmash Temporary Hair Color!

I am so very excited – Pure Spa Direct is now offering my favorite new hair product, and I can’t stop playing with it!

As you may or may not know, I love to try fun and different trends, but I have a terrible time with commitment….making this trend absolutely perfect for me!
Introducing…. ColorSmash! These “hair shadows” are like eye shadow for your hair… Featuring bright and fun colors, you can offer your clients exciting, fun, trendy hair color – without them having to commit to a head of pink or blue hair. Simply “Smash” it in, seal with hair spray, and send them on their way!
For your clients who are REALLY afraid of commitment, you can even retail the ColorSmash shadows for them to change up their look at home! This temporary hair color is so much fun, it will be flying off your shelves!
Available in 18 colors, including a line of Natural colors like black, brown, and wheat, to a striking collection of bright colors ranging from vibrant orange, bright blue, exciting purples and more!

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Hands Down Soak Off Gel Nail Wraps ARE HOT!


What’s hot at Pure Spa this week?? Hands Down Soak Off Gel Nail Wraps by Graham.
These NEW nail wraps have been flying out the door. I wanted to know what the hype was so I did a little research. Well, besides being a great price, they are quick and easy because they fit the fingers and toes so well. No more wasting acetone – I just gave you the solution! You’ll be thanking me soon. So order these today. I would…. why? I have no idea… I’m just a shipping guy! See our great GRAHAM Professional selection HERE!

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A Golden Glow with Summer Tan

Summer Tan by Mancine Professional was just added to our site! The Summer Tan Self Tanning line is Australia’s leading sunless tanning range. Using a combination of bronzers and DHA, Summer Tan tanning products create a natural, sunkissed glow that can last for days!

Australia has a proud beach tradition and people absolutely love getting out in the sun and creating a natural tan. These results aren9t always optimal in our searing heat, and when you need a safe, quality finish – look no further than Mancine Cosmetics9 comprehensive range of products.

With a focus on natural and organic ingredients, Mancine Cosmetics9 range is designed with the best environmentally friendly products and practices in mind.

The retail products are ideal for that last minute finish before an evening out and are used by a wide array of happy clients. Get the look you want and deserve with the Summer Tan range today!


My favorite so far is the Summer Tan – Aerotan – Spray Tan in a Can!

The twistable nozzle allows tanning of hard-to-reach places. Perfect for touchups over professional spray tan or as the finishing touch before heading out.

Meaning it is super simple and super effective! With these results, I am seriously looking forward to trying more!

This line makes a phenomenal retail line, and now is a great time to try it! With summer ending, your clients are going to want to preserve that golden glow, and Summer Tan will help.

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