Warmth & Relaxation: Hot Stone Massage!

I don’t know about you, but its starting to get pretty chilly here in New York! Massages are a great service all year round, but just the idea of a Hot Stone Massages when it’s this cold out, makes me want to run right over to the spa! Hot stones in massages are great for removing stress and promoting relaxation and well-being. People are exceptionally stressed during the holiday season, so this is a great time to offer up Hot Stone Massages. All your clients will be thinking is warm relaxation! Sounds good to me.!

Here at Pure Spa, we offer all the supplies and tools you would need to offer this service. We also offer kits if your just starting out with Hot Stone Massages. The kits include stones, a stone warmer, a manual, and some accessories. We also have stones sets, stone massage books, stone massage DVDs, etc. Like I said…everything you will need to offer Hot Stone Massages!

Check out all these great items for Hot Stone Massage:

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Cream of the Crop: The Best Top Coats!

A vast majority of Nail Technicians will always say that their absolute favorite Top Coat, hands down, is the Seche Vite Crystal Clear Top Coat. We here at Pure Spa love the feedback that our clients provide and I personally have sworn by Seche Vite for years as well. A recent experience, however, made me reconsider my unyielding devotion and maybe, just maybe, allow 2 top coats to be favorites.

Last week I tried a lovely new nail salon. The staff was warm and gracious and they were exceptionally patient while it took me forever and a day to choose my polish colors. I like to bring my own top and base coats and while the technician was more than happy to oblige with my Poshe Base Coat, she said that she would much rather use her ‘Out the Door’ Top Coat. Seeing as I had never used that particular product before, I decided to go for it.

The final verdict? I absolutely LOVE Out the Door Top Coat! While this does not mean I am saying goodbye to Seche Vite, it does mean that there is a new, fantastic option depending upon your clients needs.

Out the Door Top Coat Experience:

  • Applied evenly, did not have to be globbed on.
  • Medium amount of Shine.
  • 3-5 minute drying time. The manufacturer says the product dries in 45 seconds, however, it took several minutes for my nails to no longer be tacky.
  • Most importantly, this product LASTS. Despite going to a Water Park and doing a significant amount of house cleaning, I did not experience any kind of chipping until the 6th day of my manicure! Who knows how long it could have lasted if I took it easy on my nails?
  • Needs to be applied thickly, as product itself is thick. The more, the better!
  • Very high Shine – Nails look wet.
  • 1-2 minute dry time MAX. My nails are A-OK to dig into my purse for keys approximately 2 minutes after Seche Vite top coat application.
  • Typically, I start to experience peeling on the 3rd day. Water and cleaning supplies have caused it to lift automatically.
Deciding which top coat to use all depends upon the needs of your client. When you have clients that love the wet look and/or cannot sit at the nail dryer for an extended period of time, Seche Vite Top Coat is the way to go. Clients who have some time to spare and are looking for a longer-lasting manicure can be offered Out the Door Top Coat. Providing you client with options will help garner loyalty and help increase profits!

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Hair Stylists looking for Volunteers

Hair Stylists and Styling Schools, do you need volunteers to learn or teach different hair styling techniques? Seek no more. We’ve got plenty of manikin heads for you to use as subjects for cutting, styling and dying. You can chose from blondes, brunettes, black hair, both protein fiber hair and human hair. Besides manikin heads, we have plenty of other hair styling and dying products. Just visit Pure Spa Direct and check out everything we have to offer!

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Empowering the Beauty Industry: SPAevidence.com

With a stronger focus on the medical benefits of visiting the spa in recent years, now is time to EMPOWER medical, wellness, and spa professionals, as well as consumers, with the knowledge of benefits. In July of 2011, the first online resource dedicated to achieving just that launched: SPAevidence.com.

According to SPAevidence.com, the majority of the public at large typically assumes that scientific evidence always supports traditional medicine over alternative therapies. However, “many more doctors now agree that there is actually more hard evidence for many integrative/alternative therapies and mind-body approaches than there is for much of conventional medicine. And almost all agree that lifestyle, stress-reduction and attitude changes have an enormous impact on health.” And as a result, medical studies related to the spa and wellness industry are growing. That’s where SPAevidence.com comes in: This portal provides access to evidence-based science behind the spa.

With a large list of categorie, and easy-to use navigation, SPAevidence.com can become a virtual library for all spa owners looking to expand their services and effectively advertise the science behind them. There is even a section for Studies-In-Progress for each category, which provides information about clinical trials that are currently underway, and information about how to get involved!

Once you have done your research, and decided which science-based services you would like to learn more about, our friendly and knowledgeable staff at Pure Spa Direct is here to help! We offer thousands of products for your spa, whether is is Ayurveda, Cellulite Treatments, or Reflexology you are interested in adding to your menu!

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What do Aromatherapy, Positive Affirmations, and Retail Sales Have in Common?

What do Aromatherapy, Positive Affirmations, and Retail Sales Have in Common? ESS Aromatherapeutic Roll-On’s! Read on… I’ll get to it! ESS has added portable essential oil roll-ons that offer aromatherapeutic benefits anywhere, anytime! They are great for retailing at your spa/salon.

There are 7 AMAZING blends:

  1. Pure Love: Key Notes… Cedarwood, Orange, Lavender, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Spearmint, Sandalwood Jasmine
  2. Inspiration: Key Notes… Orange, Cedarwood, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lime, Peppermint, Frankincense, Cardamomum, Spearmint
  3. Good Karma: Key Notes… Orange, Lavender, Cedarwood, Lemon, Clove, Ylang Ylang, Chamomile, Rose, Sandalwood
  4. Enchantment: Key Notes… Bergamot, Orange, Cardamomum, Clove, Jasmine
  5. Energize: Key Notes… Orange, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Grapefruit, Lime, Peppermint, Frankincense, Elemi, Cardamomum, Spearmint <- ENERGIZE IS MY FAVORITE!
  6. Peace: Key Notes… Lavender, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Patchouli, Geranium, Frankincense
  7. Relaxation: Key Notes… Lavender, Tangerine, Patchouli, Eucalyptus, Litsea Cubeba, Petitgrain, Sandalwood
They sound pretty cool, right? But now you are wondering… where do the “Positive Affirmations” come in? I’ll explain…
After using the corresponding professional use ESS Essential Oil Blend during your treatments… in a diffuser added to massage oil, added to hot towels, misted on linens, on a towel under a face cradle, etc., you can offer the roll-on version of the same blend to your customers for a memorable add-on retail sale. Explain to your client that a popular use of the 0.33 oz portable roll-on is to use them to write a positive affirmation word of their forearms in the morning. The affirmation can be anything positive and then as they move during the day and catch an alluring whiff of the blend, the will be reminded of their own secret positive note… no one else will know but the user! It is fun and it works great and the scents are amazing.

Check Them Out Here:
https://www.purespadirect.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=ESS Aromatherapeutic Roll-On

P.S. I’d love to take credit for the brilliant affirmations on the forearms idea, but alas, that credit goes to my wife. Kudos to you wife!

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Mask Spotlight: Calming Lavender

Lavender Calming Soft Mask by Endear Skin Care Solutions

This mask makes the perfect add on to treatment, for all skin types.

It is soothing and reduces skin inflammation. It also prevents the effects of skin scarring, helps tighten pores, and regenerates new skin cells. These characteristic make it especially beneficial after treatment to soothe and calm skin.

Lavender has been known for its antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Its clean, pure aroma is an adaptogen that encourages balance for the entire nervous system.

Key Ingredients:
Corn Starch, Kaolin, Sodium Alginate, Calcium Sulfate, Glucose, Magnesium Carbonate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Allantoin, Lavender Petal, Disodium Phosphate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil.

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‘Cause You’re Hot, Then You’re Cold

Want to offer your clients the most versatile facial services? This is the steamer for you! Like Katy Perry said – You’re Hot, Then You’re Cold….we have a great new steamer that can do both!

With both a hot steam vaporizer and cool mist steamer integrated into one machine, with the Spa Masters Hot & Cool Facial Steamer, you can offer it all to your clients! This unique unit features two steamer arms, which allows both the Hot function and the Cold function to work at the same time, allowing you to seriously customize your facials! It also features an aromatic oil container, opening up a world of aromatherapy options for you and your clients as well.

This is a great time of year to upgrade your equipment, so for the same price you could get a new steamer, why not take the plunge and grab a HOT AND COOL Steamer today? Remember to check Pure Spa Direct for ALL of your Spa Equipment needs – we have it all!

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It’s all in the Name

With hundreds and hundreds colors to choose from it’s no wonder that Essie was selling hard last week. I look forward to reading all the clever names for these polishes. From Strut Your Stuff to Urban Jungle – the possibilities are endless!.. why? I have no idea… I’m just a shipping guy! See our great Essie Polish selection HERE!

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Put This Up Your Nose And Inhale Deeply – Ahhhhhh…

These refreshing ESS Aromatherapy Inhalers are a breath of fresh air! Like a breath of fresh air,

Suggested Retail Price: $9.50 Each

these portable blends offer aromatherapeutic benefits wherever needed. Clients simply inhale the benefits of essential oils and exhale their intentions for well-being. Great impulse retail item!

On-the-go aromatherapy! These inhalers are perfect for home or travel. Available blends include Breathe In, Headache Relief, Immune Boost, Sweet Dreams, and Energize.

These also make a great item for promotional giveaways at your spa!

FIVE TO CHOOSE FROM:

ENERGIZE – Refreshing for summer months or winter blues.

Breathe in Calm…

Key Ingredients: Bergamot, frankincense, grapefruit, lime, sweet orange, elemi, peppermint, cardomom, spearmint, and cedarwood Himalayan.

IMMUNE BOOST – Great for travel and cold season.
Key Ingredients: Eucalyptus globulus, tea tree, niaouli, cajeput, ravensara, and eucalyptus radiata.

BREATHE IN – For when clarity is needed.
Key Ingredients: Eucalyptus globulus, grapefruit, lemon, Scotch pine, lime, clove bud, cajeput, peppermint, and wintergreen.

HEADACHE RELIEF – A comforting blend for stressful days.
Key Ingredients: Roman chamomile, grapefruit, lavender, lime, rose, basil, peppermint, and eucalyptus radiata.

SWEET DREAMS – This calming blend encourages relaxation.
Key Ingredients: Benzoin, bergamot, French lavender, petitgrain, neroli, germanium Egyptian, ylang ylang, clary sage, and Spanish marjoram. the soothing aromatherapy sensation of ESS

Shop NOW! Inhalers

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