Calling All Barbers: Clippers on the Go!

Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift for a barber in your life? Or are you a barber, looking for the best way to bring your favorite clippers wherever you go? Pure Spa Direct has just the case for you!

Sturdy, quality construction and stylish design make this Professional Barber Portable Travel Case with Shears Holder And Clipper Pockets a terrific choice!

Details:

  • High-quality aluminum finish and construction with reinforced steel corners for extra durability
  • Beautiful black smooth finish with black aluminum trimming
  • Portable display and storage organizer attache case for clippers, trimmers, blades, shears, combs and styling tools
  • Blade/guard caddy with slots
  • Removable combs and shears tray
  • Removable and adjustable shoulder strap
  • Easy to clean interior
  • Numlock system for added security

Dimensions:

  • Clippers storage dimension (LxWxH): 14″ x 12.5″ x 2.5″
  • Guard storage dimension (LxWxH): 12.5″ x 2.75″ x 2.5″
  • Overall case dimension (LxWxH): 21″ x 12.75″ x 4.75″
Want to check out all the great TruCases? There are cases for everyone! See the full collection here: https://www.purespadirect.com/TruCase-s/2984.htm

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Professional Strength Peels

We have you covered with professional strength peels and acids that every facial expert needs! Whether its glycolic, lactic, or hyaluronic, we have a great selection of options that will ensure you always have what you need to help your clients look their very best!

30% lactic peel / 8 oz. by Ayur-Medic Skincare
For sensitive skin to reduce the signs of aging and pigmentation without dehydrating.

Key ingredients: lactic acid, green tea extract, phytic acid, sodium hyaluronate, algae extract, meadow sweet

Skin type: sensitive skin.

For Professional Use Only.


TCA 10 Exfoliating Peel with 10% Trichloroacetic Acid / 2 oz. by Amber Products
Removes imbalanced and damaged outer layers of skin to reduce signs of aging and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) reaches slightly deeper into the skin than Alpha Hydroxy peels making this peel highly effective for aging skin, discolored skin and acne scarring. The solution containing 10% Trichloroacetic Acid penetrates through the epidermis layer of the skin into the dermis. TCA diminishes skin discoloration and helps clear blemishes. For all skin types except highly sensitive. Paraben free.

For Professional Use Only.


Rosa Graf Ampoule / Hyaluronic Acid / 1 oz.
This highly concentrated ampoule helps soften your clients’ skin. Hyaluronic acid optimizes moisture balance while aloe, panthenol, and allantoin protect.

For Professional Use Only.

Ingredients:
Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Milk Protein, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Sodium PCA, Panthenol, Sorbitol, Sodium Lactate, Acetyl Hexapeptide, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate.


Glycolic Acid Peel 40% / 8 oz. by Ayur-Medic Skincare
An effective peel for clarifying the complexion, reducing scars, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation.

Key ingredients: glycolic acid, salicylic acid, green tea extract, citric acid, phytic acid

Skin type: normal skin

p.H.: 3.5

For Professional Use Only.

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Pucker Up! Kissable Lips all Day Long with Organic Fiji Lip Balms

It is almost July 4th, and summer is in full swing! We spend so much time talking to clients about how to protect their skin or their hair from environmental factors, but what about their lips?

We have the best retail item to offer clients! Everyone loves a good lip balm, and pure, nourishing ingredients are a must. Organic Fiji lip balms combine organic coconut oil and other pure, nourishing ingredients to moisturize and protect lips naturally.

Available in three enticing flavors, all certain to leave lips soft, healthy and utterly kissable. The convenient retail point-of-purchase display makes it easy to show off and offer all of your clients an effective way to protect their lips all summer long!

Available in 3 Flavors:

Features:
  • Certified organic lip balm
  • Deeply moisturizing and healing
  • Protects lips from environmental stressors
  • Flavors sourced from premium organic essential oils
  • Certified USDA organic by Oregon Tilth
  • NO GMOs, Phthalates, Sulfates, Parabens, PEGs or artificial fragrances/colors.
  • Cruelty-free, eco-friendly, ethically produced & sustainably sourced

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The Softer Side of CND Shellac – 2013 Intimates Collection

Fall and winter is not only all about the dark colored polishes. CND Shellac has finally introduced the softer side with the CND Shellac 2013 Intimates Collection! Capture the essence of natural beauty with soft, delicate shades for a feminine and graceful look. Subtle, chic, and graceful tones allow nails natural beauty to shine through.

These four new polishes can be worn solo or layered with another favorite shade to reveal a personal style statement.



The CND Shellac 2013 Intimates Collection includes 4 elegant, new colors:

Embrace femininity and redeļ¬ne sensuality
Slip into something luxuriously alluring
Soft, elegant tones let delicate beauty shine through

Subtle.Romantic.Graceful

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‘Tis the Season…to Upgrade Your Equipment!

As 2017 quickly comes to a close, we are all looking forward to 2018, and all the New Year will bring. For business owners, often, the dream is peace and prosperity, and Pure Spa Direct is here to help!

Our clients have been talking to us about upgrading their equipment – either to replace older models, or to add new modality to their treatment menus for the new year – and there is no better time than now! We offer competitive pricing on equipment and furniture to fit every budget!

We are offering a fantastic Financing option that allows approved buyers to finance their equipment and make no payments until 2018! Get started with your new equipment during the busy holiday season, and bring in the profits before you even start paying it off!

Financing is a great option for many salons and spas, because by performing a few treatments a week with the equipment, you will cover your payments, and remain cash-flow positive through the process. If you have been thinking about adding hydrofacials, microderm abrasion, or microcurrent to your facials, or even if you are interested in a new treatment bed, we can help with that!

You can feel free to apply for financing right on our website (https://www.purespadirect.com/Articles.asp?ID=272) – and you can receive an approval notification within 30 seconds! You can also contact our friendly Sales Staff during our regular business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5pm at 800-434-0018 if you have any questions, or if you would like to hear about equipment that other businesses JUST LIKE YOURS are seeing great success with!

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NEW & Improved CND LED Lamp

Gel polish continues to be one of the most popular nail services any salon offers, and for good reason! With 2-week staying power, clients can have gorgeous nails, no matter how hard they are on their hands!

For salons, it is so important to have the proper tools to perform these popular services well, and an LED lamp is critical to a successful service.

The NEW & Improved CND® LED Lamp optimizes light, time and energy for maximum shine and lasting durability to cure of CND® SHELLAC® Brand 14 Day Nail Color and CND® BRISA® Gel.

This New CND LED Lamp features patented curing technology the perfectly cures full nail edges for uniform drying, and an ergonomic design that is ideal for all sizes. Easy-to-use with no assembly required, this new lamp is designed with preset controls for each service step, needs no bulb replacement and is acetone resistant. Also pedicure friendly with its removable plates, the new CND LED Lamp has a removable power cord with interchangeable plug adapters. This new CND LED Lamp perfectly cures for a longer wear and shine – every time.

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Beautiful Glass Accessories from Katari

So many of our spa clients mix their own masks, scrubs, or other delectable recipes to gift or sell to their clients. They are always looking for beautiful and effective ways to store their goodies, and I always tell our clients to check out the beautiful glass accessories from Katari!

One of my favorites is the Handblown Clear Glass Jar with Spoon. This jar is ideal for lotions, masques, powders, and seeds. It comes with a natural cork closure and a mini spoon. Not for oils or very liquid products. It comes in clear glass to show off the beauty of the ingredients inside.

The alternative to this beauty is a plastic ketchup container. How many spas use little plastic disposable containers to give away samples or send a customer home with some left-over masque or recipe?

Many of our spa clients commented on this and were looking for a beautiful alternative, so we went ahead and made a sustainable and functional option for them and their customers. You can add this piece of art glass to your arsenal of accessories.

Why Katari?
Katari believes in working with people directly and knowing where and how every single part of our incredible collection came to be. We want you to experience the stories of artisans and their artistry through everything you touch. We hope that our efforts help preserve ancient crafts and thousand-year old traditions of purest, timeless Mediterranean single-ingredients.

Storage & Handling:
Please use care as you would with any glass accessory. The jars are dishwasher safe and cork can be washed with mild soap and air-dried.

Ingredients:
Ingredients are important even when it comes to simple accessories. There is no plastic mixed into this glass. It is made out of pure, lab-quality glass, which means that adding and storing ingredients in this jar will not create a reaction where ingredients might change their chemistry. And ingredient chemistry, unaltered, is what you need in any incredible natural beauty recipe.

Whether you keep your own recipes in this jar or sell a jar filled with your creations using our ingredients, it is up to you. It will add to the sophistication of your spa and add to your retail and treatment (post-care) sales.

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Custom Airbrush Tan vs Booth Tan

With tanning season in full swing, we are talking about spray tanning here at Pure Spa Direct day in and day out. We specialize in custom airbrush tanning, with a wide offering of equipment to suit every technician’s need. The other day, however, I was curious to compare a custom airbrush tan with a spray tan done in a booth, so my coworker and I headed over to our local tanning salon to test out the Mystic Tan HD.

I have to admit, I was a little nervous going in. Being confined in a small space, having tanning solution sprayed at me? How was it going to cover my whole body? How would my face come out? What about my hands and my feet? These are the trickiest parts of the body, so would a standardized machine be able to measure up to my custom standards? These are the zillions of thoughts racing through my head as I waited for Rebeca to get her tan.

Once Rebeca was done, one of the workers went to clean the tanning booth, then the other girl beckoned for me to come to the room. She told me to liberally apply barrier cream to my feet and hands, then get in the booth and wave my hand in front of the sensor to turn the booth on. Sounded easy enough, right? So I get ready…barrier cream all my bendable parts, put my hair cap on, the whole kit and kaboodle, I get in the booth, wave my hand in front of the sensor, and…..nothing. Wave my hand some more. Nothing. There was no sensing going on in that sensor. So NOW I have to get dressed, take off my hair cap, etc. and walk all the way to the front of the salon to get the girl who was helping me. Turns out, she forgot to turn the booth on for me.
So my first adventure over, I am ready to get tan already! I step into the booth (which, by the way, was running in “heat up mode” while I got ready) and wave my hand in front of the sensor. Ahhhh that time it sensed me, hooray! There are easy to read numbers on the floor to tell me where to put my feet, and a very pleasant voice instructs me on where to stand. The actual tanning part only takes about 2 minutes. You stand in 4 different positions (based on what the nice tanning booth lady is telling you) while the sprayer moves up and down, spraying your tanning solution concoction of choice. I felt like I was being choked with a fog of tanning solution, and I had not been offered nose plugs. Rebeca, however, is about 4 inches taller than me, and she did not feel as though the spray in the air was excessive. Maybe I am just too close to the floor.

Once all the tanning solution has been sprayed, the Mystic Tan HD booth blows hot air to dry your tan – a very nice touch in the middle of winter! I was afraid of standing in the warm air too long though, as I did not want to get caught in the booth during the spray down cycle!
I chose the darkest tanning solution, and added the “boost” to it, which is supposed to give you a color guide for instant gratification PLUS add 1/2 shade darkness to your solution. When I came out of the booth, my entire body, except for my face, appeared the same color as before I went it. It did begin to gradually darken during the next few hours, however.
When I inspected my tan the next day, I did notice some inconsistencies in my tan color. Some areas had overly darkened, while other areas did not. My right foot, for example, looked FANTASTIC! I was excited, because I always have a problem with my feet looking naturally tanned. When I checked out my left foot, however, there was a large dark splotch on the side of my foot (it looked like tanning solution pooled there), and there were several light spots where I was hardly tanned. Also, my left arm was not nearly as dark as my right. The tan was definitely not even.

Overall, I was impressed by the Mystic Tan HD booth tan. I was much more comfortable undressing to get in a booth than if a person was spray tanning me, and the Mystic Tan HD was warm and the instructions were clear. However, my experience would have been better if my technician was clear in her instructions, highlighting the importance of staff knowledge. I also found my skin to be excessively dry after my tan. My tan did crackle on my legs 3 days in. I don’t think I will switch to a booth tan on a regular basis, but if I am tight on cash and/or time, the Mystic Tan HD is a possible option!

Pros Of Booth Tan

  • Quick Application
  • Easy to understand instructions
  • Less expensive than a custom tan

Cons of Booth Tan

  • No trained technician customizing your tan experience
  • All bodies are not made the same, so even coverage is not guaranteed
  • 2 light coats of tanning solution provides a better tan – tanning booth only does 1 heavier coat
  • A trained technician should be able to choose the best shade for you, while I had to choose my own
  • Overspray/fogging solution in the booth – I found it to be uncomfortable

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Vinylux 7-Day Challenge – Day 3 UPDATE!

Well, I am almost halfway there – Day 7 is approaching quickly! As of today, Day 3, my Vinylux is still holding strong. It is still very shiny, and I am just showing some minimal wear along my free edge. All in all, it still looks great!

**Take care when applying – be sure to cap the free edge really well, and i bet your clients won’t even see any wear along their free edge.**

Vinylux Grape Gum – Day 3

One thing I noticed with Vinylux – it is not becoming brittle like traditional polish. Normally, by Day 3 of a manicure, my polish has become brittle and begins showing evidence of tiny spidery cracks. I am not seeing any of that happen with my Vinylux, which is great news!

Have you applied Vinylux for any of your clients yet? What are your thoughts on application?

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Offer Your Clients Power-Packed Manicures and Pedicures!

Turn your manicure, and pedicure services into something special!

Add on a collagen hand, and foot mask.Something so simple could not only increase the service price, but it also adds another level of luxury for the client to enjoy!


VOESH UV protective Collagen Gloves brings innovation to manicure treatment. Each Hand Mask is pre-loaded with 16 mL. of Vitamin E and collagen rich emulsion to penetrate and moisturize the skin. When ready to have a manicure, simply remove the tips of each finger along the perforated pre-cut lines. Made with a micro thin dual layered material. Protects up to 98.9% of UV rays. Saves time by moisturizing hands while a client is getting a manicure, or while enjoying their pedicure! 1 case of 100 pair. Also available in 1 pair packs!






VOESH UV protective foot mask socks brings the same innovation to pedicure treatment! When ready to have a pedicure, simply remove the tips of the toes along the perforated pre-cut lines. Made with a micro thin dual layered material. Protects up to 98.9% of UV rays. Saves time by moisturizing feet while client is getting a pedicure. Great for softening calluses! Also available in 1 pair packs!



These two power packs are sure to raise the bar of your already fabulous services!

Happy Selling!

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