Gelish Manicure Benifits. A Client’s Prespective on Gelish

Article Written By Gelish client Cecilia from Arlington, TX.

Hands can tell you so much about a person. As a professional business woman, keeping my hands and nails presentable with regular manicures is essential. But for years, I, like so many other women, found myself with polish chipping in just a matter of days, or sometimes hours post-manicure. The only alternative I was offered to avoid this was acrylic nails, but after years of wearing them I ruined my natural nails and vowed never to go back.

So then I heard about a product called Gelish, which offers long wear gel polishes in a generous array of colors that can endure up to 21 days of wear. A polish that can last more than a few days without compromising the “well being” of my natural nail sounded amazing! Price doesn’t matter at this point, I just HAD TO HAVE IT! Not only is this ideal for my everyday life, while sorting through 48 gorgeous colors, I was thinking about how great a Gelish manicure would be before a beach vacation (my mani / pedis don’t hold up well at the beach), or how perfect this would be for my next trip overseas (I hate traveling with polish). My mind was racing with excitement about how a polish with this kind of longevity will make my nail issues a thing of the past.

The Gelish process was seamless and quick! Basically, the process is painting and sealing, leaving me with high gloss, smooth, and completely dry nails. The tech used an LED curing light that took only seconds to “cure” the Gelish and my nails looked perfect! Despite my busy lifestyle of gardening, working out, lots of housework and lots of typing – there are NO signs of chipping, peeling or lifting. I love the peace of mind Gelish gives me: I can relax and live my life, without worrying about my nails looking ugly or unpresentable for the next few weeks! Gelish addresses my 2 major concerns, polish longevity and beauty while keeping my natural nail protected and healthy. Gelish is an excellent quality product, and I highly recommend to my friends all over the country to find a salon that offers Gelish manicures. Finally, a way to conveniently have healthy, beautiful nails!

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Where to shop for Spa supplies online?

Muds, Masks, & Potions from
All over the world make for AMAZING Spa Treatments.

Did you know that there is an EASY way to shop for supplies for your Day Spa online? Licensed pros in the beauty industry can purchase thousands of products at PureSpa.com. If you need perfect Earthlite bed, facial bed, pedicure bowls, towels or sterilizers, we have them. Hundreds of brands from all over the world, and there is something for every budget. What our clients love is that that our customer service specialists can help you quickly source everything you need to run your day spa business smoothly – and without hunting down different products from different stores or catalogs. Our team of experts is also well researched in current spa trends, treatments and happenings. Not sure what the hottest nail trend is right now, but need to stock your manicure stations? Call us, or browse our Mani/Pedi category online 24/7 and see what’s new. Also be sure to shop our Just Added category where hundreds of new products are added every single week! Basically PureSpa.com is a beauty supply on steroids! We have offer the core products and supplies spas need along with innovative new products for professionals in the beauty, spa, nail and wellness trade. Why not shop online for spa supplies you need to operate your businesses in one place! PureSpa has it!

We have ALL styles of furniture to fit
Your budget & Style

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Nurturing Touch – Modern Massage for Children

I was just reading an article on MassageTherapy.com in which Tiffany Field, Ph.D., of the Touch Research Institute (TRI) in Miami, Fla. was quoted as saying, “Every child, no matter the age, should be massaged at bedtime on a regular basis.” We know touch is the first sense to develop in humans and it is vital to our health and well-being. The article

on MassageTherapy.com also explains that, “Touch is the first sense to develop in humans. It is essential to our health and well-being. Babies have been known to fail to thrive and even die without an adequate amount of physical contact.”

So I was excited to see this new book released called, “A Modern Day Guide to Massage for Children” by Tina Allen. Ms. Allen is an award winning author, international lecturer and authority on pediatric massage. This beautifully illustrated book provides families and professionals an easy to follow guide to incorporating nurturing touch into the lives of children. Ms. Allen managed the nation9s first comprehensive pediatric massage program at Children9s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), where she trained volunteer massage therapists and medical professionals to work with hospitalized Rehabilitation patients, medically complex infants in the Center for Newborn and Infant Critical Care (CNICC), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Children with Retinoblastoma, Spina Bifida and Cerebral Palsy. She is currently consulting on the development of comprehensive pediatric massage programs for The Mayo Clinic, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Hasbro Children9s Hospital, Connecticut Children9s Medical Center, Shriner9s Hospital and Sutton Children9s Medical Center. For more information on Tina Allen visit here: LiddleKidz.com

I think this is such a great retail idea for Day Spas, Massage Centers and Wellness Centers. Wholesale orders are available for businesses. Contact Blue Miso Books 818-209-1918

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HOT RODS — Warm Bamboo Massage is THE BEST Fall Spa Treatment

Add this luxurious massage treatment
to your Spa Menu for Under $160 – training DVD included!

During a recent spa visit, I had the please of being rolled out like a pie crust with a Warm Bamboo Massage. I have never felt so relaxed, pampered, warm, cozy, and de-knotted during and after a massage. This brilliant treatment REALLY gets the kinks out and leaves the body feeling like dough; warm, happy, malleable and amazing! During this time of year, clients can be reluctant to book ho-hum massages because they tend to get cold during treatments… this happens to ME all the time! That is why I am so in love with Warm Bamboo massages; you are giving the client a memorable and enjoyable experience as well as insuring they remain warm and pampered throughout the service.


Service Description & Benefits:

The massage therapist will roll, knead and glide warm Bamboo reeds along the back, shoulders, feet and legs. This movement coupled with warmth of the rods helps to break up knots and tense muscles, improving circulation and promoting lymphatic drainage (I love to have my thighs rolled!). Essential Oils can also be added for aromatherapy benefits and enhanced pleasure.

Here is a clip of a Warm Bamboo Massage being done at the River Pointe Spa in CO.


If you are thinking about adding a new treatment to your spa menu, this is a WINNER! Warm Bamboo Massage Treatments are sure to become a customer favorite!!

Add this luxurious massage treatment to your Spa Menu for Under $160 – training DVD included! Shop here:

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Moroccan Spa Decor – Alluring Interior Style by Sposh

You can easily change up the feel of your spa treatment room with the new Moroccan inspired collection

Soothing Jewel tones
Create a Calming, Laid Back Feel.

from Sposh.

Bolster covers, reversible Saddles and reversible blankets are designed with vivid colors that instantly create an alluring ambiance to any treatment room.

These richly colored prints are easy to maintain and come in a variety of colors that can be mixed and matched with all Sposh Quilted Microfiber Blankets, Saddles, and Table Skirts. 100% Polyester. Machine wash and dry. 6″ or 8″. Multiple color options.

Love the Moroccan feel? We also have Moroccan Gift bags perfect for Holiday time!

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Eastern Spa Decor – Buddha Incense Holder

Elegant and meaningful decor touches can create the perfect ambiance in your spa space – not matter how

large or small. That’s why I love this intriguing Buddha Tower Incense Holder from our East meets West department.

This unique piece is intended to be used with your stick incense, or as a decorative treasure. Standing approximately 13 1/2″ in height, it is a tall cylinder decorated with the image of a laughing Buddha. Adorned with representations of Chinese coins at his feet and stamped out along the cylinder so incense smoke and fragrance can escape and the base of the holder.

Chinese coins have been meticulously carved as symbols of prosperity and good fortune. It measures approximately 3 3/4″ in diameter, and is colored primarily in black and gold. Would look beautiful next to some rechargeable votive candles and a Shiva Lingam stone for energy, purification and positive vibrations.

Pure Spa Direct has more than just spa and salon supplies, we have unique items that help you put your own personal touch into your business that is the perfect reflection of you.

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Brow Power – Learn How to Be a Brow Guru

If you read my last blog, you know that brow gurus in the New York area are getting big bucks to sculpt and rehab brows for clients. Having someone in your salon or spa that is exceptionally talented in this specialty field can be highly profitable, and invite new and repeat business.

Brows = Profits

If you are interested in learning more about honing your esthetic and cosmetology skills to become a “brow expert”, check out this book called, “How To Create The Perfect Eyebrow” by Victoria Bush.

Key Features this book covers:

1. Hands-on workbook format teaches measuring, recording, drawing, and other approaches to successfully assess the client’s features.

2. Precise methods of corrective and other advanced enhancement techniques increase customer satisfaction and profits.

3. Valuable information about facial zones, face shapes, facial feature analysis, and eyebrow analysis strengthens knowledge of facial and eyebrow assessment.

Chapter 1 – The Art and Science of Creating Beautiful, Symmetrical Eyebrows

Chapter 2 – The Study of the Facial Zones

Chapter 3 – The Study of the Geometric Face Shapes

Chapter 4 – The Study of Eye Set

Chapter 5 – Assessing the Facial Features

Chapter 6 – Assessing the Eyebrow

Chapter 7 – Rules of Proper Eyebrow Management

Chapter 8 – Corrective Techniques to the Eyebrow to Enhance the Features of the Face

Chapter 9 – Eyebrow Design Methods

Chapter 10 – Performing Eyebrow Design and Enhancement

Chapter 11 – Hair Removal for the Eyebrows

Chapter 12 – Other Eyebrow Enhancement Services

Chapter 13 – Case Studies: Eyebrow Design in Practice

Appendix A – Answers to Chapter Questions

Appendix B – Resource Directory

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3 Day Curls? Curvaceous by Redken Creates Curl Memory

What if your locks could remember how to be beautiful bouncy and frizz-free for 3 whole days?? Well the new Curvaceous Line by Redken promises to do just that!

Curls with Style

Launching in October 2012, this new collection will feature an exclusive new Interlock Protein Network (IPN) technology along with Curl Memory Complex to bring out the best of every ringlet curl! There are seven customize-able products that reduce frizz and define curls by 97 percent for up to three days.

No matter how you style curly hair, this line sound great for creating style manageability shine and frizz control! But what about styling tools? PureSpa.com has every thing you need to curl, dry, cut and style hair.

We have the LARGEST online, wholesale selection in NORTH AMERICA for Salon Industry professionals!

If you would like more information about carrying the Curvaceous Retail Line by Redken in your Salon, please contact Redken, or visit them at Redken.com

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Client Infections – Is Your Salon or Spa Using Citrus II?

Citrus II Cleans and Disinfects
to Protect You and Your Clients.

I’ve noticed at a few nail spas I’ve visited, the assistant will clean out pedicure stations, sinks and restrooms with unmarked bottles of diluted, watered down, soapy mystery fluid. I often wonder, “What’s in there? Is it strong enough to TRULY KILL what I’m about to step into?” I know some spas and salons try and cut costs by using economic cleaning products but is it worth the potential risks? The spread of infections can cause serious problems for your spa or salon; inspections and expensive fines, costly civil lawsuits, and even the closing of your shop. Meet Citrus II! It’s a broad spectrum germicidal cleaner, effective as a bactericide, fungicide, and virucide, including Hepatitis B and C, HIV-1 (AIDS) and Tuberculosis, with excellent residual biocide action.

Hospital Grade Bactericide, Virucide and Fungicide.
Let Your Clients See You CARE -Use the BEST.

Advantages of Citrus II Hospital Germicidal Cleaner:

  • Ready-to-Use Formula
  • Non-Alcohol Formula
  • Non-Flammable
  • Less expensive to use
  • Multiple Use Formula
  • Cleans without scrubbing
  • Wipes clean without leavinggrit or soap scum
  • Eliminates odors caused by micro-organisms
  • Broad Spectrum Antimicrobial Activity
  • Fresh citrus fragrance

Safe on Surfaces – Citrus II is ideal for cleaning and disinfecting:

  • Countertops
  • Vinyl
  • Waiting and Exam Rooms
  • Manicure Stations
  • Drying Stations
  • Wheelchairs
  • Patient Rooms
  • Sinks
  • Bathrooms
  • Shower Stalls
  • Vichi Showers
  • Plastic
  • Chrome
  • Stainless Steel
  • Plexiglas, Walls
  • And Other Non-Porous Surfaces
    Meets OSHA Blood-borne
    Pathogen Standard for HIV, HBC & HCV

USDA APPROVED!

  • Kills Salmonella Choleraesuis
  • Also ideal for cleaning your employee break areas
  • May be used in kitchens to clean, disinfect and deodorize counters, sinks, appliances, and stove tops.

Non-Critical Instruments
Citrus II may be used to clean and decontaminate non-critical instruments and devices that come into contact with intact skin.

Check out Our Citrus II Store: https://www.purespadirect.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=812

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A Rude Receptionist Could Be Killing Business

As busy day spa and salon owners, we are concentrating on the bigger picture (expenses, overhead, staffing, stock and traffic. Yet, as the old saying goes, “The devil is in the details”.

Friendly or Frightening?
How is your receptionist
treating YOUR clients?

I don’t even know if the majority of spa and salon owners realize how the receptionist is truly treating walk-ins, appointment inquiries or phone calls from new clients with questions about services. I feel that most of us felt good about the person we hired for reception, trained them, and then moved on to running the show. But how often are spa and salon owners stopping to closely review how the receptionist is doing on an ongoing basis? We can never forget that the receptionist is the lifeblood of the business, and checking in often is critical.

I bring this topic up because there are several swanky beauty / spa businesses I frequent here on Long Island that I love… but I CRINGE to call or personally interact with their apathetic, incredibly irritable receptionists. It is so bad, it deters my desire for future appointments. When a receptionist is visibly or audibly irritated by an inquiry or request from a paying or potential client, it sends out the worst impression about the business and the talent under that roof that can not be easily reversed.

So what to do? I have my friends and family call my business randomly and act like a first time customer… running through the tedious first time client questions like pricing, stylist info., and scheduling to make sure the reception team answers happily, (like it’s the first time they ever answered those questions). I encourage my team to SMILE when they are on the phone with all clients, and in person. The client automatically feels better about her conversation, better about your business and better about making more appointments.

For some great in-depth tips on how to make your front desk work, check out this great article from Behind The Chair.

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