How to Mix Barbicide for Salon Use

Barbicide is iconic for its blue color, which has become a universal symbol of disinfection, present in the beauty industry since its debut in the late 1940s. Barbicide is a disinfectant used in barber and beauty shops to control the spread of germs. This article is to guide you on the proper use of Barbicide Concentrate to make sure you and your salon or spa is practicing proper infection control.

Before using any piece of equipment, you need to clean it. Remove any physical debris using a towel, Ship Shape, or soap and water. Once the piece of equipment is clean, disinfect it using Barbicide or another chemical disinfection solution.

The proper mixing ratio for Barbicide is one of the most vital things you can do. The proper dilution is 2 oz. (or 1/4 cup) of Barbicide Concentrate mixed into 32 oz. of water (4 cups). This is the proper dilution, so you can kill all the pathogens listed on the EPA registered label (For a full list see the product label). This should be used in states that do not require a Tuberculocidal.

All non-porous surfaces in your salon should be disinfected. Single use items (like nail files or neck strips) should be thrown away after each use. Once you have mixed your solution there are several ways you can disinfect. BlueCo Brands has a handy saying for using Barbicide: “If you can, immerse it. If you can’t, spray it.”

For items like combs, shears, brushes and nail clippers immerse them in Barbicide for ten minutes. Those ten minutes (contact time) will ensure all the pathogens on the label are eradicated. Once the contact time is complete, remove the implements and rinse them with water. Store the tools in an air-tight container until you are ready to use them again.

Once the solution comes in contact with implements you need to change it 24 hours later, or sooner if contaminated.

Counters and chairs are a little hard to dip in Barbicide, but still need to be disinfected. Spray counters, chairs, mirrors and sinks down. Once again, those need to be visibly wet for ten minutes, then wipe it with a clean cloth. The ten minute contact time is vital for proper infection control.

With these basic steps for using Barbicide you will be prepared to keep your salon clean and disinfected. Make sure you know how to use Barbicide, a staple in the Beauty Industry since 1947.

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Holi-YAY! Eco-Fin Holiday Scents for Amazing Spa Treatment Add-ons!

Holi-YAY! Eco-Fin Comes in Holiday Scents for Amazing Treatment Add-ons!

  • Jubilee is a rich, fragrant blend of fir needles sweetened with fruity notes of wild berry, peach, and orange embraced in a base of cedarwood and raspberry.
  • Celebrate is the rich scent of butter rum essence.
  • Escape offers a cool spice of peppermint essence.

From a standalone hand, foot, or body service to a replacement for paraffin treatments, Eco-Fin9s unique plant-based emollient offers unlimited options. It can be used as a pampering upsell for lash and brow treatments, waxing, or hair coloring; a skin quenching massage enhancement; or as a complimentary hand treatment for a service recovery situation. Pre-measured cubes are sanitary and easy to use, with or without equipment.

Plant-Based Paraffin Alternative Enhances Any Treatment!

  • Natural: No paraffin, petroleum, synthetic fragrances, or dyes
  • Sanitary: Pre-measured cubes and liners – no product waste, no dipping.
  • Versatile: Use in mani-pedi services, as a massage oil, or as a carrier oil for body scrubs
  • Economical: Fast, easy add-on for as low as $0.90 per treatment! 40 cubes per pack. One cube does both hands or one foot.

Eco-Fin Cubes Are Pre-Measured for Single Sanitary Use
Pre-measured Eco-Fin Cubes are easy to use as a stand alone service or as a treatment enhancement to WOW your clients!

Made with a luscious fusion of plant oils, including jojoba, coconut, shea, and sustainable palm, Eco-Fin offers 13 natural aromas plus unscented for customization.

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Dermwax Elite Ingrown Solution Works!

Minimize the appearance and discomfort of ingrown hairs with Dermwax Elite Ingrown Solution. Combining the power of Arnica, Lactic Acid, and Glycolic Acid, Dermwax Elite Ingrown Solution works!


  • Arnica
  • Lactic Acid
  • Glycolic Acid
  • No Parabens
  • No Sulfates
Check out all the products from Demwax Here!

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Hairdressers… Do you want to be Booked Solid?

If you answered yes… I have a book for you to read. It is called, oddly enough, Booked Solid. It is a motivational book by renowned speaker Paul J. DiGrigoli. This is the ultimate guide to getting and keeping clients.

This motivational book is essentially a guide for personal and professional development, geared toward anyone looking to build a giant clientele. The information provided is applicable to any industry. “Clients. Without ‘Em, You’re Just a Person With Scissors.” Success, money, freedom, happiness…they’re all right here for the taking. It took Paul DiGrigoli 30 years to get where he is today. And it will take you about a week to read this book. It contains all that he’s learned – how to succeed and how not to fail. Do you know what that means? It means that this book will make your journey – from wherever you are now, to wherever you want to go – fast, lucrative and filled with joy.

  • Learn how to market yourself masterfully
  • The business of being a hairdresser
  • 4 ways to increase your sales indefinitely
  • Who will help you succeed and how to find them
  • How to use your natural talents to boost your business
  • The vital link between self-care and success
  • 4 reasons clients leave and 4 reasons why they stay
  • Why loving what you do takes the WORK out of LIFE!
  • Perfect for Graduating Students
Get this book and you’ll learn: how to market yourself masterfully, the business of being a hairdresser, 4 ways to increase your sales indefinitely, who will help you succeed and how to find them, how to use your natural talents to boost your business, the vital link between self-care and success, 4 reasons clients leave and 4 reasons why they stay, and why loving what you do takes the WORK out of LIFE!
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Super Sized Cans of Depileve Strip Wax!

We just added 28 oz. cans of Depileve Strip Wax: Azulene Cream Rosin, Essential Oil Lavender Rosin and Natural Pine Rosin. The larger size fit in the same wax warmers as the 14 oz. cans, but ounce for ounce, the larger size is more economical.

Depileve Strip Wax – Natural Pine Rosin:

Depileve Strip Wax – Essential Oil Lavender Rosin:

Depileve Strip Wax – Azulene Cream Rosin:

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Your Clients are Suffering Because of Your Dirty Glasses…

I’ve worn glasses since the 9th grade… and I am not alone. According to the Vision Council of America, approximately 75% of adults use some sort of vision correction. About 64% of them wear eyeglasses, and about 11% wear contact lenses, either exclusively, or with glasses. Over half of all women and about 42% of men wear glasses. We all share the same problem… our glasses get dirty or smudged and we don’t clean them frequently enough.

What does this mean for spa and salon clients, medical patients or anyone visiting a glasses wearing professional? It means a reduced quality in services simply because we can’t see as well as we could with clean glasses.

There is a simple solution – keep quality glasses wipes in all your treatment,service or exam rooms. Pure Spa Direct has a nice selection of top quality lens cleaners… they are great for your glasses AND great for other optical instruments like Mag Lamps (your patients certainly don’t want to see another client’s explosive extractions spattered all over the lens of your mag lamp… yuck!!!)
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Seche One Coat Nail Lacquer – Just In! 33 Colors!!!

Seche Vite One Coat Lacquer – 33 colors, brushes on beautifully with one-coat coverage and dries amazingly fast!


  • Dry fast one coat formulated nail polish
  • Leaves the nails strong and resistant
  • No chipping and peeling
  • One coat coverage for a more durable finish
  • Guaranteed not to yellow
  • Leaves nails silky
  • Classic shades that are rich in pigment
  • There is a nail polish color for everyone

Remember… Pure Spa Direct sells only to licensed Professionals… WE CHECK!

See the colors here: One Coat

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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: 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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Spa / Salon Industry Events…

Just got back from the IECSC Trade Show in Las Vegas (saw some great new products that Pure Spa Direct will be offering soon!) and was thinking it would be good to re-post a link to Pure Spa’s Industry Events page — a calendar of events that we update monthly.

Trade Shows are a great place to see new things, meet new people and they are often in super fun locations, like Las Vegas! BTW, one of the most fun things ever… $5 Black Jack at the outdoor tables next to Harrah’s… drinks, a misting system and a rockin’ 80’s band on the stage right there — AMAZING FUN!

Here’s a Link to Pure Spa’s Industry Events Page:

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There is Fungus Among Us… Nail Fungus That Is… Eeeeewwwww!

Nail Fungus… sooooo gross and sooooo hard to get rid of! Not all fungus killers are fungus killers! Antifungal Fungus Killer from No Miss is a great choice to help kill fungus, mold, yeast and bacteria on hands and feet. Goes right to the problem. An all natural, non-greasy(contains no oil) and very effective fungus killer.

Antifungal Fungus Killer contains the approved active ingredient Miconazole Nitrate. This ingredient is commonly used to treat infections that are caused by fungus, such as athlete’s foot, ringworm, or jock itch. Also relieves itching, burning, cracking, or scaling of the feet. Antifungal Fungus Killer also contains other top-quality fungus fighting ingredients including, but not limited to: Thymol (strong antiseptic properties) and White Iodine (a topical antiseptic that can also improve weak, brittle fingernails).

USAGE: Using the glass dropper, apply one drop at the free edge of each nail once or twice a day to eradicate fungus. No re-contamination from one finger to the next. No need to remove polish from the nail.

Antifungal Fungus Killer from No Miss is great for professional use AND a great retail item for nail salons!

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