Head and Scalp Massages – The Stand-Alone Service Your Clients NEED You To Add

One of the best parts of receiving a hair cut or color is the shampoo experience. All too often, though, even if there is a generously long head massage, it still never feels like enough. Spas and Salon can revitalize their menu offerings and increase revenue, however, by exclusively offering Head and Scalp Massages as a stand-alone service!

Pure Spa Direct offers luxurious oils that have been specifically designed for Head and Scalp massages, including:

  • Rich & Conditioning Luxury Blend – Essential Oils Include Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Lime, Petitgrain, and Clary Sage
  • Replenishing Dry Hair Blend – Essential Oils Include Cedarwood, Chamomile, Lavender, Bergamot, Clary Sage, and Melissa
  • Purifying Oily Hair Blend – Essential Oils Include Lemon, Bergamot, Lemongrass, Geranium, Cedarwood, Spearmint and Cypress
  • Strengthening Fine Hair Blend – Essential Oils Include Bay, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Basil, and Clove

  • Before adding this service to your menu options, you can learn some valuable tricks and techniques by purchasing the DVD Guides, which can be seen HERE and HERE.

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    OMG My Steamer Jar Broke! Read on for Important Info for ALL Estheticians

    I can’t even tell you how many clients we speak with each month who are in a panic because they went to move their steamer, banged it against the wall, and the jar shattered. Or they were trying to fill it and dropped the jar. Or they were cleaning their steamer, and noticed their jar was cracked.

    What’s an esthetician to do?

    Not to worry! Pure Spa Direct has access to lots of replacement jars. If you didn’t purchase your steamer directly from us, we can’t guarantee it will fit, but by requesting measurements, we can get a pretty good idea of which jar will work for you.

    But…but…my jar is in a million pieces on my floor! How am I supposed to measure it for you to look into a replacement? Well, my pretties, I have just the right instructions for measuring for a steamer jar that will fit for you!

    Step 1: To find out the width of the jar you need, measure the inside diameter of the rubber gasket. This is the width measurement of the jar!

    Step 2: To find the height of the jar, measure the heating element, and allow for 1 more inch below the heating element.

    That’s it. Not so scary, right? So next time you are in a bind with a broken jar, just give Pure Spa Direct a ring – we would be more than happy to help you out!

    A steamer is one of the top tools an esthetician uses to offer fantastic treatments. When was the last time you updated your steamer? We have a huge selection of steamers to fit all budgets – some that come with acrylic jars, rather than glass – you can avoid the broken jar problem altogether!

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    Increase Your Revenue, Dry Heat Sauna Treatments Are The Hot New Thing!

    The Alpha Fuzion Multi-Sensory Sauna Body Pod provides a wide range of profitable body services for your clients. This ultimate body pod spa system is a self-contained, dry heat sauna body pod, ideal for body wraps, muds, gels or other spa, wellness, relaxation, fitness or beauty body services. In addition to the body services that can be delivered, facial services can be performed at the same time, significantly increasing the revenue per client. The overall experience is dramatic and provides an amazing catalyst for new and repeat business.


    Body wraps do not just shed water like most systems, it actually sheds body fat. The heat penetrates the body’s epidermis, muscles, fat stores, and actually goes deep down to the bone; promoting increased blood flow and circulation, boosting metabolism and energy consumption.



    Features and Benefits:

    • Whole body vibratory massage
    • Increased metabolic rate
    • Relaxation, meditation and stress reduction
    • Enhanced absorption of topical products
    • Detoxification (promotes comfortable perspiration to deeply cleanse and eliminate toxins)


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    Considering Switching to Hydrodermabrasion?

    Aqua Peel Microdermabrasion treatments are the newest advance in non-laser skin resurfacing. Using a water dermabrasion method combining cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously, resulting in clearer, more beautiful skin with no discomfort or downtime.

    Suitable for all skin types, while providing a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment with immediate results without the discomfort or downtime.

    Offering treatments targeting Sun Damage, Fine lines, wrinkles, and dehydrated skin. While tightening skin and shrinking pores and improving circulation. This treatment can be used on clients who are targeting acne and scars or just looking to rejuvenate their skin.

    This awesome addition to your treatment options which is small enough to fit on most carts or counters can be purchased with a depigmentation serum, Hyaluronic Acid Serum, as well as a Vitamin C serum.

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    Shave in Style with The Peanut

    Grooming is one of the many activities that men try to avoid on a daily basis, as it’s time consuming and it certainly be difficult to master the art of shaving. I’m sure you see male clients regularly at your salon who are in need of a quick shave, and they might even ask you tips on products and shaving tools to keep up their grooming at home. If you’re in need of a new grooming product for men, I highly recommend The Peanut by Wahl. Introduced in 2007, its funky peanut design and small size gives makes it a favorite among men! It’s also very small, lightweight and extremely portable making it easy to use on your clients. I find the peanut shaped design to be clever (and cute!), and Wahl is most certainly a reputable brand for grooming products. We have different variations to choose from:


    The Wahl Peanut is the original clipper of this style that first came out. It weighs less than 4 oz. and is less than 4″ long! It has the power and performance of a full-size clipper with the versatility of a heavy-duty trimmer, but is tinier than most. It also comes with four snap-on combs!








    The Peanut also has a cordless version you can retail to your busier clients who are always on the go! Great for travelling, this portable battery-operated clipper has 45 minutes of cutting time per battery.




    The Peanut also comes in black for your more stylish male clients who want a different look than the original! View all of our different Peanut Clippers here!

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    Skin Care Reactions; What is ‘allergic’ dermatitis?’

    People are often given a diagnosis of ‘contact dermatitis’, but what exactly is that? What are the implications

    “True contact allergic dermatitis
    is caused by particular substances”

    and why does it happen? First, let’s get some definitions straight. When we talk of dermatitis, it should be understood that the term is synonymous with eczema. So they are really interchangeable. Dermatitis equals eczema.

    Now, more importantly, what are the types and causes of contact dermatitis? The condition is broadly divided into two categories, irritant and allergic. So we speak of contact irritant dermatitis and contact allergic dermatitis. Why is this important? Because it tells us about the possible causes and ways to avoid the condition.
    Basically, contact irritant dermatitis is caused by chemicals or substances that will irritate skin in any person. An example would be a retinoid drug, such as Retin A. While the drug is very useful for many reasons, if used too much or too quickly, it will cause irritation in almost any individual. So a person may think ‘I’m allergic to Retin A’ when in reality there is no allergy but just irritation which can be overcome. So what is ‘allergic’ dermatitis?’

    True contact allergic dermatitis is caused by particular substances that cause a person to launch an immune reaction to the substance. An example would be the topical antibiotic neomycin. Many people would typically apply this drug to various cuts, scrapes or injuries, thinking they will prevent an infection. Often, however, days or weeks later they will develop itching and rash at the site, and have become truly allergic to the drug neomycin. In fact, neomycin is one of the most common topical sensitizing drugs in North America. A typical comment by the patient might be ‘but I’ve used this many times before!’ and that is just the point. Allergic dermatitis can not occur unless the skin had been exposed prior, it was over several applications that the allergy was being created!

    So there you have it, two different types of contact dermatitis that can look exactly the same, but with entirely different causes!
    Joel Lamm, M.D.

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    ItalWax is HOT!

    Wax yet again, I know! But if it’s a hot item then I’m gonna tell you about it. ItalWax comes in cool looking bags and even cooler cans. We sold a ton last week. My favorite (based on looks alone) is definitely the Aquamarine can… why? I have no idea… I’m just a shipping guy! See our great ItalWax selection HERE!

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    The Moment of Truth: Skin Analysis

    Skin goals… we all have them! Whoever your client is, and no matter what brought them to you, you want to ensure they are happy with their results… right?

    How are you educating your clients? The consultation is so important! Before an esthetician even touches a client, they already have an idea of your skin type. By sitting down and talking about a clients skin goals, you are learning how you can help them. Everybody has different goals, and the experience is completely individual!

    We have some helpful tools that will elevate your consultation, and show your clients the benefits of their facial.

    1) Use a Wood’s Lamp! My pick is the Wood’s Lamp by Equipro.

    A Wood’s lamp is essentially a handheld black light, for your skin! It shows aspects of the skin that are not visible to the naked eye. Woods Lamps help gives a clearer view of what is happening. It will show oily skin, dead skin, sun damage, congested pores, dry skin, and other skin conditions.

    Pro Tip: Use the woods lamp before and after a client’s first microdermabrasion treatment, to show the difference just one treatment makes immediately. Then offer a discounted package for clients trying this service for the first time.

    2) Use the Bio-Therapeutic BT-Analyze / Digital Skin Moisture Analyzer. This little tool is a powerhouse!

    It uses advanced technology to calculate the moisture content levels of the skin. This device is used in multiple zones of the face to clearly define the needs of each area. Each reading is saved and displayed on the intelligent LCD screen so that it can be documented at the end of the analysis.

    This tool gives quick scientific guidance to clients and begins the process of making them an active participant in understanding their skin function and need for specific products and services to reach their goals.

    Pro Tip: Use this with your signature facial, before and after using your basic products. It is showing how well the professional products work, and helps boost your retail!

    3) Sit down with the client, and use a Skin Scope! My pick is the Visiderm Skin Scanner by Equipro!

    This Skin Scanner uses black light and magnification to show a variety of skin imperfections that are undetectable with the naked eye. Your client can simultaneously view what the technician sees. It can help sell your esthetic products and services by revealing skin conditions to the client.

    Pro Tip: Boost client comfort during the consultation. Offer herbal neck wraps with infused water, to help relax your clients before the treatment, and after.

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    Crushingly Fun! Add Some Flair To Making Your Own Products

    Creating your own products is always fun, whether it’s a body scrub or mask. I’ve posted before on all of the amazing raw ingredients that Pure Spa Direct carries to help you create an incredible service menu (you can read it here)

    Now I know that there isn’t always time to mix them in front of your clients but you can have a few items around to show off your skills.

    When you use raw ingredients to make scrubs or masks, sometimes you need to grind the items together to bring out the essence of the different items. My favorite item to do that with is a mortar and pestle. If you aren’t familiar with the name, you may recognize the pictures.

    Here are some of the great ones Pure Spa Direct has that can add to the look of your business and show off your creating skills:

    Mortar and Pestles

    From wood to marble, there is one that you can fall in love with!

    Even if you leave some cut ingredients or even flowers sitting in one for display, it will liven up the space and even invite your clients to ask you about it. That gives you the opportunity to talk to them more about all the great services you offer and the products you create–especially if you retail them!

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    OMG – Gross! Maximum Pathogen Survival Times on Surfaces in Your Spa / Salon Will SHOCK You!

    OK, so I’m a geek. I have read Popular Science since I was a kid. Once in a while there is something relevant to our industry. The January 2014 Popular Science had something shockingly relevant…

    Maximum pathogen survival times on dry, inanimate surface (like your counter tops, equipment, beds, tables, chairs):

    Rhinovirus
    (common cold)
    3 hours
    Hepatitis C 4 days
    Herpes simplex 1 week
    SARS coronavirus 28 days
    MRSA
    (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
    7 months
    Salmonella indefinitely

    WOW! Bad things live a long time on surfaces.

    What does this mean to you? YOU NEED TO DILIGENTLY USE SURFACE DISINFECTANTS IN YOUR SPA / SALON! It can be the difference between the rampant spreading of surface pathogens and happy healthy clients and staff.

    Pure Spa Direct has a great selection of surface disinfectants…check them out here:
    https://www.purespadirect.com/Cleaners-Disinfectants-Surface-s/497.htm

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