Nail Polish Organizing Racks… the simple, cost effective solution to some major issues!

Nail Polish Racks are the simple, cost effective key to some major issues!
  1. Nail Polish Racks free up space in your salon/spa by getting all of your polishes, top coats, base coats, nail treatments. etc. out of the way
  2. Nail Polish Racks make it easier for your nail techs to find what they are looking for… thereby speeding the service time which always more clients per hour
  3. Organization in your business makes you look more professional and makes your clients trust you – remember, a sloppy mess in your business brings all aspects in to question… are your products fresh?, do you follow proper hygiene requirements?, are your staff members well trained?, etc.
Who would have thought simple Nail Polish Racks could solve so many issues for so little money! Pure Spa Direct has a nice selection of various sizes and styles (wall mounted, table top, wood, metal, Lucite and more) of Nail Polish Racks to fit any budget.

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Increase Your Clients Skin Care Results With LED Light Therapy

LED Light therapy is becoming increasingly popular in the skin care industry and can greatly increase your revenue for your business. LED Light therapy is non-invasive and can effectively treat various skin concerns like acne, sun damage, scars, and lines/wrinkles. Each light color will target a specific skin concern and can be beneficial for your clients whether used independently or in combination with other services like microdermabrasion, facial peels, lasers, and fillers. A light therapy treatment can take less than 15 minutes to perform and would be a perfect suggested add-on to your facial services!

Red Light: Photo Anti-Aging
Increases fibroblast growth factor in macrophage cells. Red light exposure results in 5x the increase in collagen production, stimulating intracellular activity and new skin cell growth. The perfect adjunct to any anti-aging treatment.

Amber Light: Scar Healing
Increases lymphatic flow evacuating waste and stimulating cellular growth. Amber light is absorbed by body fluids in lymph and blood circulatory systems and boosts cellular activity with 5x the growth rate of new skin and muscle tissue. Excellent post-surgery treatment.

Green Light: Hyperpigmentation
Increases lymphatic flow, evacuates waste and stimulates cellular growth. Green light treats general skin problems by decreasing melanin production and reducing pigmentation. Lessens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Blue Light: Acne
Propionibacterium responds to blue light at 470nm and has been shown to effectively reduce non-inflammatory and inflammatory acne lesions.

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Essential Oils are Hot this Week!


What was flying out the door this week? Lavender and Eucalyptus essential oils were trending hard. If only you could heat your home with these oils, huh! It’s a lot cheaper and smells divine.. .. why? I have no idea… I’m just a shipping guy! See our great Pure Essential Oil selection HERE!

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Nail Trend: Caviar Manicures, Doug Gets One!

MIA Caviar beads, just after a few hours.

Here at Pure Spa, we are are always looking into new trends in the Salon, Nail, Massage and Day Spa markets. We are constantly seeking out new lines that can offer your business services and merchandise to help keep you on trend with what clients are looking for. Whether it’s an awesome new pedicure, facial or Massage, we know that staying current is an important aspect to retaining and attracting clients. So we were very intrigued to learn about the Caviar Manicure craze this summer and were considering bringing it on board to Pure Spa.

When our Caviar nail beads showed up for beta testing we ran into a glitch. All of our usual test subjects just had Shellac manicures, so the only person with a clean nail was Doug Dema in our Marketing department…poor Doug, I had to send an apology note to his wife. We were all so eager to try out the process, Doug allowed me to test out a few of his nails to evaluate the application process and the quality of the wear.

So the Caviar Bead Manicure process begins like any other manicure:

1) Clean and prep nail
2) Base coat
3) 2 Polish coats – one nail at a time
4) Now sprinkle on Caviar beads while nail by nail while polish is wet.
5) Pat beads carefully into nail, taking care to make sure the edges are fully covered.
6) After 10-15 drying (we did not use a lamp or dryer), Apply a clear top coat.

Doug Does Caviar –
And Not Very Well.

Without the top coat, the beads are not going to stay on for more than a few hours.

After applying a thick top coat, it took about 30-40 minutes for the nail to fully dry and the beads to feel “locked in” – again, we did not use a lamp or dryer.

After all this drying time, the manicure and the Caviar beads did hold up through several hand washings and Doug’s daily routine of banging stuff around, but after a few hours, beads starting falling off.

So what was the verdict? This is a cute trend but we felt it was a service that was too long to perform in light of it’s temporary results. It is on trend for the younger age groups, and with the time involved in doing it well, and doing it right – the price point for this manicure would need to be in the $45 range, which we feel may be too much. And at that price point, clients will want a manicure that lasts longer than a few days.

Alternatively, I have heard from some salons that are just adding the Caviar to one nail, like the ring finger. That sounds a bit more practical.

Shellac and Gelish manicures are still the number one trend of choice for our salon and spa shoppers!

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Sweaty Summer Smells Got Your Down?

Ewww… that smell
Can you smell that smell?

I walked over to my co-workers desk the other day and it smelled bad. I know he has exceptional hygiene, but it’s 108 degrees outside… freshness is nearly impossible on summer days like this. I figured my cubicle must smell pretty funky too, so I grabbed my Glade Tough Odors Solutions Air Sanitizing Spray to knock out the scents of summer.

With Oust technology, this hand little aerosol kills odor-causing airborne bacteria. It eliminates even the toughest pet, food, bathroom, mold and mildew odors while leaving a refreshing scent so the room smells fresh and clean.

I think this is great for spas and salons to keep around because tough odors pop up – and can leave a lasting impression. Be prepared.

Check out Pure Spa for a large selection of odor solutions.

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Easy Organizing For Everyone

I talk to many clients who tell me about organizational issues. Whether their supplies are all over the place, or they just need some help figuring out how to start on the organization path. Many are just trying to simplify, make use of their space efficiently, and make checking inventory easier. Check out these new containers that are sure to get you headed in the right direction!

These handy guys are see through, making it easy to see what’s inside and the stock level. With different sizes, you can customize how you want things stored or displayed. Flip top lids make grabbing your stuff quick and easy.

Efficient, versatile and cost effective – a winning combination to organizing your smaller supplies!

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Short On Space? Check Out This New Tall Trolley!

A common theme I’ve noticed with many clients is storage space or having a small work area. You don’t need to sacrifice supplies or the treatments you’re offering if you don’t have much room to work with.

One of the newer additions to the Pure Spa Direct line up is the DIR Beauty Cart. With a sturdy metal frame and at 36″ high with 4 glass shelves, there is plenty of room for equipment, supplies and even a few retail items! Did I mention it’s also under $100? Durability, convenience and affordable – it’s a great choice for any business!

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Ideal For A Steam Room Or Sauna

Offer your clients premium relaxation with Complete Pro™ Lavender Steam Room Oil. Provides a soothing aroma, perfect for making your steam room or sauna an aromatic experience. This oil can be poured into an automatic dispensing device or spray bottle. Do not dilute.

Ingredients:


Water, Ethanol, Lavender Oil

Purpose and Benefits:

Spray where needed. Product should not be diluted.
Disperse the clarifying aroma of Lavender in your steam room or sauna for an unequaled aromatherapeutic experience! Complete Pro™ Lavender Steam Room Oil can be poured into your automatic dispensing device or a spray bottle. Do not dilute.

Also available in Citrus and Eucalyptus

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Find Balance This Holiday with Chakra Jewelery

I’m sure you have a lot of stressed out clients this time of year due to the chaos of the holidays. What better way to offer them some balance than with our chakra jewelry? We have quite the selection here at Pure Spa Direct! Did you know that all of the materials in our chakra jewelry are cleansed before the jewelry is made? Reiki energy is also infused with each piece of jewelry to amplify the healing properties of the stones – talk about a gift that keeps on giving! Yep!..aside from relieving stress in your clients, they can also purchase them as gifts just in time for the holidays. Check out a few of my favorite pieces below, but click here to see our entire Chakra Jewelry and Accessories collection!

Chakra Balancer Earrings Chakra Tao Bracelet Chakra Floating Necklace

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Vacuum / Spray Facial Machine Troubleshooting – This Common Mistake Can FRY Your Vacuum / Spray Equipment… READ THIS NOW!

Do you use a vacuum/spray unit in your facials? This equipment is so effective to assist in getting a really nice, deep clean for all skin types.

We recently had a client who was having some trouble with her vacuum/spray unit, and it was found that at some point, the unit was set up incorrectly. In talking to the manufacturer’s technician, they told us they see this trouble often, so I wanted to share this important information with our readers!

A vacuum/spray unit is a fairly simple piece of equipment to use, but the trouble is that the setup for the vacuum side and the spray side is the same – usually the same color tubing is attached to either an input for the vacuum (which sucks inward), or an output for the spray (which sprays outward).

If the tubing for the spray bottle is attached to the vacuum input, water or liquid can be sucked into the equipment. Once water has made its way into the innards of the unit, it can cause damage to the motor, and eventually cause the motor to seize or stop working. All it takes is 1 time – even if the error is realized almost immediately – if a small amount of water is pulled into the unit, it could eventually cause damage you can’t see.

Take a look at the photos below – these are the inside of a vacuum/spray unit that has gotten water inside, and stopped working:

In order to prevent this from happening, we strongly suggest marking the hoses and coinciding connector on the machine with color coding to help ensure the equipment is set up properly. Something as simple as, for example, a red dot of nail polish on the hose and a red dot above the corresponding connector for the vacuum and a different color for the spray hose/connector can make all the difference in keeping your equipment working as it should!

Your hands and your equipment are the lifeblood of your business – a quick marking can keep it running properly!

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