Hey, Where’s My Stuff? 2021 Global Shipping Crisis

The dreaded phrase….”That item is currently backordered.” We are hearing this phrase everywhere…here at Pure Spa Direct, at your other vendors, at the furniture store, even lumber is sometimes not available these days!

What the heck is going on?

The world – literally the entire globe – is currently experiencing a “Shipping Crisis.”

What does that mean??

In short – manufacturers worldwide are struggling to get their products into the hands of consumers. In our global economy, goods are made in one place to be sold in another place. During normal times, this is a process most consumers don’t even need to think about. Companies manufacture their products, transport them from their factory to their local port by truck, then the goods are loaded onto ships and brought to ports around the world. Once in those ports, the goods are separated onto trucks and transported to stores and warehouses. Companies will occasionally run into a hiccup – maybe their goods will be slightly more popular than they projected, and their stock will sell out faster than the replenishment stock arrives, or possibly a container gets held up up Customs for an extended verification check, so the deadlines are pushed back.

In the aftermath of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, however, there are hiccups at every single point in the supply chain. Factories are short-staffed in many places, as are trucking companies, ports, and warehouses around the world. People who were under strict lock-downs around the world began ordering more goods for delivery than ever before, filling up shipping containers with products that wouldn’t normally be shipped in those massive quantities. Trucking companies around the world are also experiencing driver shortages, due to illness, quarantine, extended home obligations, and more. There are shipping delays, port congestion, vessel shortages, truck shortages, rail shortages, and more.

These disruptions in the global supply chain have led to a massive shipping crisis. According to Sea-Intelligence, a leading provider of Research & Analysis, Data Services, and Advisory Services within the global supply chain industry, currently 78% of ships arriving at US West Coast ports are late, and where it used to take a shipment approximately 35 days from loading in Shanghai to delivery in warehouses in Chicago, it is now taking an estimated 73 days – more than double the time it took prior to the pandemic.

Unfortunately, this crisis will not be resolved overnight. We may be seeing extended delays for much of 2021. Pure Spa Direct knows you rely on us for all of your business needs, and please understand that we are working with our extensive network of vendors to keep all of your favorite products in stock. If your favorite items do become backordered, be sure to reach out to us – we have lots of options, and will be happy to find you comparable products to ensure you are able to continue offering your services to your clients!

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Amazing GREEN Mineral Makeup Brush Kit – A Must-Have for Winter!

I am always searching for new and wonderful makeup brushes, but I usually balk at the price tag of the top of the line sets and revert to using my tried and true (and OLD) brushes that I have in my bag. When I saw Pure Spa Direct added these new Bamboo Cosmetic Brush Sets, I was so excited! I waver between loving brushes with natural bristles and brushes with synthetic bristles, and have been leaning towards natural bristles lately, so I was unsure if I should try them. Boy, am I glad I did! The large contour brush is amazing for applying mineral blush and bronzer! My cheekbones haven’t looked this good since 1999!

These sets are not only good for your makeup and your wallet, but they are good for the environment, too! They boast Green Features such as:
  • Sustainable bamboo handles
  • 100% Vegan Nylon Bristles
  • Recycled woven canvas travel case
  • Recycled Aluminum ferrule
Set at an unbelievable wholesale price of $10.47 with a suggested retail price of $19.99, this brush set is bound to thrill your clients and fly off your shelves!

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Hey Threaders! Pure Spa Now Offers Eyebrow Thread!

In our unyielding quest to offer anything and everything our clients may need, we are often adding new items that we are excited about. This time, we’ve added something that we have never offered before – eyebrow thread!

Pure Spa Direct can really and truly now be your one-stop shop, and you can get your Eyebrow Thread right along with your lash and brow tint, lash perm products, and all of your other furniture, equipment, products, and supplies!

This professional strength eyebrow thread is perfect for threading both facial and body hair. Made from 100% Egyptian Cotton, this extra strong thread will withstand breakage during the threading process.

Details:

  • Measurements: 300 Meters (328.08 Yards) per Spool
  • Material: Cotton
  • Packaging: 15 Spools Per Box X 5 Boxes = 75 Spools

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HOT New Male Wax – Pour Homme by ItalWax

Looking for the perfect wax for your male clients? Pure Spa Direct just added the best wax for you!

ItalWax Film Wax Pour Homme Hard Stripless Wax Beads contains special components, added to increase the adherence of wax, to guarantee clean and fast waxing of coarse, thick male hairs. Male hairs are stronger, whereas skin can be very sensitive. Men need a waxing product created especially for them.

This hot film wax will easily pull out 100% of unwanted hairs at the treated area with only one
application and it will not damage the skin. Can be used for face waxing in barber shops for beard shaping and cleaning the face. Works perfectly on other body areas: chest, back, armpits, Brazilian etc. Women can use it too!

Advantages of ItalWax Film Wax:

  • Lower melting temperature 104°F – 115°.
  • Ideal for hair removal on delicate areas (armpits, bikini, face).
  • Longer cooling time, which provides longer thermal exposure, relaxes hair follicles and makes waxing less painful.
  • Completely adjustable to the skin surface, catching all the hairs without applications repeating.
  • Because of it9s extra elasticity Film Wax won’t break during hair removal.
  • When removed, Film Wax does not leave any broken hairs.
  • Significantly reduces the time required for depilation procedure.

Depilation Procedure for ItalWax Film Wax:

  1. Pour the ItalWax Natural beads in the professional wax heater.
  2. Preheat the wax to 104°F – 115°F until it reaches the consistency of stiff honey.
  3. Treat the depilation area with a spirit-containing lotion ItalWax to degrease the skin and remove any traces of cosmetic products.
  4. Apply a small amount of cosmetic talc.
  5. With a spatula, apply a thin layer of wax, regardless the direction of hair growth, but towards you, leaving a small “petal” which will be used as a grip later on. ATTENTION! Do not rush during the application, press the spatula firmly, putting the necessary pressure on it.
  6. The wax will harden in 4-10 seconds. During this period it will stick to all the hairs. Ready to be removed Film Wax should not stick to the hand when touched.
  7. Holding the skin taut in the direction opposite to the tear-off, remove the wax with a fast movement, parallel to the skin.
  8. Repeat same actions in the next area.
  9. When the procedure is over, treat the skin with a soothing, cooling, oil-free product by ItalWax.

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Marketing Tips For The Next Big Thing – Valentine’s Day!

Once the big holiday season is over, what is the next event to start promoting for? Valentine’s Day!! Valentine’s Day is a huge holiday for spas and salons. Marketing for this day should start in the beginning of January, which is now! Aside from decorating your salon or spa for Valentine’s Day to be visually appealing, here are some great ideas for making the most of this special Holiday and bringing in those profits!

  • Retail Counter: The more your gift certificates and retail items stand out, the more your clients will notice them and consider them for gifts. Valentine’s themed is an obvious choice for this!
  • You know most of your clients are women, but don’t forget to market gift ideas for men also! This could include retail items as well as specialty packages just for men!
  • Make suggestions to your client. Even if you have your Valentine’s Day packages and retail items basically standing out everywhere, they still may have other things on their mind to notice!
  • Couples packages are always perfect for this holiday! Also, specialty packages for younger girls is great gift idea from a mother to daughter.
  • Valentine’s Day Makeovers! =)
  • Chocolate and Rose themed packages. (Try Keyano’s Champagne and Rose Scented Items)
  • For the men who are one stop shoppers, you can make their lives easier by offering a small gift, like a small box of chocolates, along with a gift certificate purchase.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for salons and spas to cash in on sales and treatments in the name of love. From packages for your loved one to couples pampering, the beauty salon and spa is the place to be.

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OPI Spring 2021 Hollywood Collection

Spring 2021 can’t come soon enough! Here in NY, we have been slammed with a blizzard….so I am definitely dreaming about spring today! What better to dream about than the new OPI Spring 2021 Collection?

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, OPI recently introduced the Hollywood Collection, in honor of its birthplace. It features colors celebrating “then” with a nod to vintage Hollywood glamour, and “now” with the season9s most trendsetting colors.

OPI’s Hollywood History:

Did you know that OPI first made its big-screen debut in 2001 in the iconic movie, Legally Blonde? (No one can forget the iconic bend and snap beauty salon scene!) From there, the brand has appeared in films ranging from Alice in Wonderland to Fifty Shades of Grey, and worked with celebrity brand ambassadors, like Katy Perry, Kerry Washington, and Serena Williams.

OPI is renowned globally for its Nail Lacquers – a brilliant, chip-resistant, professional formula available in over 200 fashion-forward colors. With clever names that customers look forward to with each new Collection, OPI Nail Lacquers are beloved around the world and trusted by professionals. All OPI lacquers are DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde free. Some say OPI is the “gold standard” in nail polish. They have proven to go above and beyond in performance and wear.

This collection of 12 polishes, GelPolishes, Infinite Shine and matching Dipping Powders features something for everyone!

VIEW THE ENTIRE OPI HOLLYWOOD COLLECTION COLLECTION
VIEW THE OPI HOLLYWOOD COLLECTION NAIL LACQUERS
VIEW THE OPI HOLLYWOOD COLLECTION DIPPING POWDERS
VIEW THE OPI HOLLYWOOD COLLECTION GELCOLORS
VIEW THE OPI HOLLYWOOD COLLECTION INFINITE SHINES

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Wax Spotlight: Lycon Active Gold

When I was looking for a new wax to try this week, I knew I wanted to try out one of Lycon’s popular soft waxes. As one of the most popular waxes in their lineup, Lycon Active Gold was a clear choice!

Lycon describes Active Gold as such: Like liquid gold, luxurious to apply and to look at! An extremely popular strip wax. Glows like gold and removes hair effectively, gently and quickly. Contains the soothing benefits of Chamomile and the finest grade of gold Micro Mica, for extra gentle waxing and no skin drag.

This wax is absolutely beautiful and applies very easily. It goes on very thin, so for waxing large areas, this is an effective, economical choice! I found this wax to be a dream when removing fine, thin, and medium thickness hairs, but it did not perform quite as well on short, stubborn hairs. However, it was very gentle on the skin…and one wax generally can’t do it all!

This wax was a dream to work with for large waxing areas, such as arms and legs. And unless the hair is very thick or coarse, I think this would be a great choice for some male waxing as well! Lycon Active Gold removed hair in 1 pull and left the skin clear, smooth, and free of residue.

If you are looking for an excellent wax for large areas, fine hair, and sensitive skin, Lycon Active Gold is a great option!

Available in 14 oz tins and 27 oz tubs!

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Safety Is Key or Keyless. . . .Keep Your Cash And Documents Safe!

Have a cash-only business or do you want to just have a secure place in your business where you can keep important documents? Here at Pure Spa Direct, we have a good variety of safes, both big or small, stationary or portable, digital or keyed. You want your valuables and cash safe overnight. Why worry? All of our safes are theft-proof, some are even water-proof and fireproof. If anyone even thinks about breaking into your business, they better be willing to work for hours to get into these safes. Plus, you will never know if an accident causes your business to burn up in flames or if Mother Nature decides to cause a flood. Protect your important documents, electronicdata or cash. It doesn9t hurt to be prepared, take a look at our safes and you will feel more comfortable knowing the important and valuable things for your business are safe.

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Grey Blending – A Great New Service to Offer Your Male Clients!

Offering services that are specifically designed for men are a great way to bring in more male clients. However, there is a big difference between how men and women view hair coloring. Women are usually looking for a new look, and will make big changes sometimes, but the average guy who has never done more to their hair than cut it, might feel intimidated by having to get his hair colored. There are a lot of men today who are getting their hair professionally colored, but there’s also the men who just want to cover some greys without looking like they are trying to hide it!

A service called “Grey Blending” is a quick and easy process that doesn’t give full grey coverage, but rather was designed to blend greys with his own hair color for a natural look that will take years off! Its a great way to introduce men to hair coloring without making a big change. The color is normally semi or demi permanent, so it will gradually fade over three to four weeks. The service also only takes 15-20 minutes and is a great add-on for a cut!

Need some new supplies to start offering this new service? We have what you need here at Pure Spa Direct!

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Who Needs a NEW LED Lamp for Gel Polish? Look No Further!

Looking for the best LED nail lamp that won’t break the bank? Pure Spa Direct just added a new lamp for under $200!

This great LED lamp will cure all 5 fingers at a time. Featuring a sensor to turn on when the hands are placed in the lamp and an LCD timer, this lamp will cure all of your gel polishes in lightning time!

Details:

  • Cure all five fingers at the same time
  • Auto-on Sensor
  • LCD Time display with timer:
  • 15s, 30s, 45s, 60s
  • High Power 60 watts, fast cure LED gels within 10 seconds
  • 32 silicone encapsulated LEDs
  • 50,000 hours of LED performance
  • Mirror-finish interior for even light distribution
  • Spacious, comfortable interior for all hand sizes & nail lengths
  • Retractable “feet” for convenient pedicure use
  • LCD Touch Screen Control
  • Aluminum alloy case, durable and good for heat dissipation
  • Universal AC Adapter 100 ~ 240 Voltage, 50/60 Hz
  • 1-year manufacturer9s warranty
Check out some of our best-selling gel polish brands today!

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