What Provides 900% Profit? Callus Removal Services!

As a nail technician, one of the most essential and most profitable add-on services you can offer to your clients is Callus Removal. Used to make the rough, hard skin on the feet softer and easier to remove, just a small amount of product goes a long way to ensuring client satisfaction and repeat business.

No matter whether it is sandal or sock season, your clients absolutely HATE the calluses and rough edges on their feet. The feeling goes beyond aesthetic reasons, as dry cracked do not feel comfortable scratching under sheets or in shoes. By offering this service to your clients, you are not only making a significant profit, but you are also helping your clients feel better.

So how does the Callus Remover work? The gels are formulated with ingredients such as salicylic acid, lactic acid, and alpha-hydroxy acids that, when left on the skin for 3-5 minutes, soften the callused and rough areas enough that the skin can be flaked off with a foot file. The gel accomplishes in a very small amount of time what all the pumice scrubbing and foot file sanding could probably never accomplish.

The tools for a successful service are Callus Remover or Eliminator, gloves, paraffin bags, and a pedicure rasp. After applying a thin layer of gel to only the callused areas, put the client’s foot a paraffin bag and have them put their foot back into the foot soak. The combination of the heat and the pressure from the water will help the gel penetrate more thoroughly. After a maximum of 7 minutes, remove the foot from the paraffin bag and use the rasp to flake off the dead skin. Its that simple!

Typically, salons charge between $5 – $10 for this add on service. With a treatment cost that can be as low as $1, which includes all of the recommended supplies, you can make a whopping 400% to 900% Profit per service! Your client will experience immediate gratification in the form of petal-soft feet and you can experience a significant boost to your bottom line!

Click HERE to see the Callus Remover and HERE to see the Callus Eliminator products that we have available.

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Aromaland Angel Diffusers: The Must-Have Holiday Retail Item

It feels like we have only just entered November, yet the Holiday Season is already in full swing. To prepare for the rush of crowds that this time of year (thankfully!) brings along, you need to be fully stocked with retail items so as to maximize your profits.
A perfect item to retail for the Holidays are the

Angel Aromatherapy Diffusers / 6 Pack – by Aromaland. Made of unglazed ceramic with a Velcro point on the back, this adorable diffuser is easily transferable around the house or office. All your client needs to do is place a few drops of oil into the Angel’s lamp. The clay naturally absorbs the oil and gives off the scent of the beautiful Angel Essential Oil Blend, which is included with the diffuser.
Your cost per angel is only $4.95 and by retailing it at $15, you can make a over a 200% profit! CLICK HERE to see all diffusers made by Aromaland.
What products do you find that your clients like to purchase during the holiday season?

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Tips for Retail Success

We are barely past Halloween, and yet the time has officially come for all spas, salons, wellness centers and medi-spas to stock up on the holiday retail. While retail products should be an integral part of your business plan year round, the holidays provide an additional impetus for your clients to browse, shop and buy.

We always advise our clients to retail, but the question is How? How do you transition from having products on display to constantly needing restock your shelves? Well, here is a handy little guide:

Tips for Retail Success:

  1. EDUCATION. Become THE source for information for all things retail by educating you staff. Hold multiple training workshops and dispense reading materials so that your employees are able to comfortably and knowledgeably explain the following for all products.
    • Purpose
    • Ingredients
    • Features
    • Benefits
    • Application Procedure
    • Potential Reactions
    • Brand History
  2. TESTERS. One is much more likely to purchase a product when he or she can touch it, smell it, taste it, etc. When you shop at stores such as Sephora or Ulta, there are samples for virtually every single product. By investing in at least 1 tester per retail item, your clients will be significantly more likely to invest themselves into the product.
  3. INCENTIVE PROGRAMS. As a Salon or Spa owner, your main focus is increasing your business profit. One of the main focuses for your employees, however, is increasing their personal income. Have your goals meet in the middle by providing incentive programs and contests for selling retail products. Just as your clients need a little push to invest in retail, your employees need motivation for selling products and boosting business. By offering bonuses or a rewards program for top sellers, you can boost sales, profits and company morale! In addition, certain manufacturers have their own rewards program in place. By selling their products, you receive samples and complimentary items. These free gifts can then be passed on to your victorious employees, at no expense to you. A total Win-Win-Win!
  4. INTEL. The easiest way to decide what products to retail is to get the information directly from the source: your clients! Train your employees to be engaging and asking key questions, including the following:
    • What hair/facial/nail products are being used at home.
    • Opinions about said products.
    • Upcoming plans and events, such as vacations, weddings, graduation etc.
    • Personal cosmetic and aesthetic concerns.
    She was just introduced to her spa’s new retail selections.
  5. AN EXPERIENCE. According to Jill Van Ausdal of The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge, you can increase retail sales by providing an all-encompassing experience instead, rather than just providing a single treatment for your client. When the service is taken from a treatment to an experience, retail automatically becomes a part of the equation.

The team here at Pure Spa is literally chock-full of information, facts, figures, ideas and suggestions. If you need help deciding what to retail or how to retail it, give us a call any time!

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Restore Your Paraffin Wax with Paraffin Oil

Winter may be winding down, but paraffin treatments seem to have been actually building in momentum rather than lessening. We have clients placing daily orders for large quantities of new waxes, so I wanted to offer you a trick to help your paraffin last longer, smell better and, therefore, get more bang for your buck.


When the viscosity of paraffin starts to thicken, you begin to use more product than what is necessary per treatment. A simple way to ensure that the wax stays flexibile, soft and at the optimum melting consistency is by adding Paraffin Oil to your wax. A little goes a long way in making sure your paraffin wax stays perfectly supple! In addition, adding scented paraffin oil can enhance the aromatic experience for your clients.

Here are the Paraffin Oil Scents that we carry:
  1. Peach
  2. Cucumber – Cucumber & Thyme
  3. Papaya – Papaya & Green Tea
  4. Blue Ocean Rain – Peppermint & Aloe Vera
  5. Blossom – Sandalwood
  6. Rosemary – Rosemary & Ylang Ylang
  7. Tea Tree – Tea Tree & Grapefruit
  8. Peach – Peach & Lemongrass
  9. Lavender – Lavender & Chamomile
  10. Unscented
What is your favorite type of paraffin and what scent do your clients prefer?

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Refresh and Rejuvenate with Green Tea Mint Pedicures!

During the hot weather, your clients’ feet and toes crave invigorating and cooling treatments. The fact of the matter is that lavender is just not going to cut it during the summer months, so it is time to update your pedicure products. A great line of products to introduce to your pedicure services during the warmer months is the Green Tea Mint by Amber Products.

There is a complete assortment of Amber Green Tea Mint products, including:

  1. Sea Salt Foot Soak
  2. Foot Scrub
  3. Calming Foot Masque
  4. Heel Recover
  5. Massage Lotion
  6. Massage Oil
In addition to the healing and protecting properties of the green tea extract, these products also contain garden mint extract, which invigorates the skin and senses. An Amber Green Tea Mint Pedicure will provide your clients with soft, refreshed and rejuvenated feet. Click HERE to see out Green Tea Mint selection!
**BONUS TIP** Rather than providing a warm foot soak, draw a lukewarm foot bath. This small adjustment will be a welcome change from the heat outside.

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Cool Wax: The No Temp Wax for Heat-Sensitive Clients

When it comes to waxing, the fact of the matter is that most people do not like having a warm/hot, sticky substance applied to their bodies. For Bikini and Brazilian waxing especially, many women (and men!) avoid the salon altogether because they cannot endure even the notion of hot depilatory wax on their sensitive bits.




A great option to have available for your more squeamish clients is the Cool Wax Brand. This wax requires no heating or preparation – Just open up and go! In addition, the main ingredient is sugar, so Cool Wax is both Rosin and Honey free. This product comes in 4 yummy scents, including Cucumber, Vanilla, Lavender and Mandarin, all of which can have soothing properties through aromatherapy.

Lastly, don’t forget about Pre- and Post-Depilatory products, including Cool Clean and Cool Soothe. Cool Clean helps prepare your clients skin and Cool Soothe helps ease any redness or discomfort after the service.

Add the Cool Wax products to your Depilatory Supply today so as to reach more client and, therefore, Increase Profits!

**Insiders Tip** This wax is best for coarse and thick hair.

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SPREDI-SPA Sandals: Pedicure Season’s MUST-HAVE Item

Between the mild weather and approaching Spring, Pedicure Season is officially in full swing! That means you need to start stocking up on essentials such as Rasps, Buffers, Callus Remover and Files.

Since we have not hit summer yet, though, most of your clients will probably not be walking into the salon in sandals, so pedi slippers are a must. You can eliminate the need for Toe Separators and thus reduce you treatment cost with the new

This all-inclusive sandal has some major benefits including:
  • Fits Women’s Size 6 to Men’s Size 14
  • Waterproof
  • Disposable
  • Biodegradable
  • Non-Slip Sole
  • Added feature of Toe Separating Straps!
Add the SPREDI-Spa Sandals to your order today to save money and time during the pedicure season!


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What’s the BZZZZZ On Honey?

There has been a growing movement lately where the focus has been a ‘Return to Nature.’ Spas, salons and wellness centers alike are going the extra mile for their clients by creating custom or all-natural treatments. An up-and-coming product in the spa industry, that can also be found in your kitchen, is Honey!

Despite being recently introduced to the beauty industry, honey‘s origins can be traced back more than 4,000 years ago to Ancient Sumeria, where it was used to treat wounds due to its anti-fungal, antimicrobial and antibacterial agents. . The Queen of Egypt would apply honey all over her body to help moisturize and hydrate her skin. Thousands of years later, the benefits still hold true and your clients can experience the same.
Here are just a few of the many benefits of Honey:

  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-fungal
  • Antibacterial
  • Natural Humectant – Attracts and Retains Moisture
  • Plumps up skin
  • Reduces Fine line and Wrinkles
  • Help protects skin from UV Rays
  • Gentle enough for sensitive skin
Honey can be used in services for the entire body, ranging from facials and body treatments, to manicure, pedicures and hair masks. Apply honey directly to the skin and let sit for 15-20 minutes so that the nutrients and vitamins can be absorbed. Another great option is to combine Honey with Fine Sea Salts or Sugar to create an ultra-hydrating scrub.
Have you ever used honey in your spa or salon? What has you experience with the product been?

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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!
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Save Money and Space with the Tool Appliance Holder by Barbermate

I was recently working with a client who had his heart set on very specific furniture for his Full Service Salon. As is so often the case, though, he was limited on money, space and time. The styling station he loved would not be available until after his shop opened, so he went with a different and arguably more attractive unit. The only problem was that it had significantly less shelf space.

What saved my client from having to purchase a different station entirely or delay the opening of his shop was the Tool Appliance Holder by Barbermate. This unit easily attaches to most styling stations and counters and can hold your assortment of both clippers and styling tools. The appliance holder is great for keeping your cords tangle-free and for protecting your delicate clippers from damage and microorganisms. We have multiple options for you to choose from, including holders for 3 Tools, 4 Tools and 6 Tools.

Don’t forget – Pure Spa has a HUGE Assortment of Barber and Styling products, including Clippers/Trimmers, Flat Irons and Curling Irons!

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