Step it Up with Pedicure Slippers!

Adding slippers to your pedicure can really enhance your spa service. Customers like to feel appreciated, plus everyone loves free stuff! I hate it when I go to get a Pedicure, and realize I am wearing socks and sneakers, and don’t have my flip flops with me. It’s a frightful sight thinking about having to put your feet back in your shoes after they’ve just been freshly painted. Gratising your clients disposable slippers is an easy and affordable way to ease their nail-smudging worries.

A favorite buy are the Encore Slip Resistant Foam Pedicure Thong Slippers with Cloth Reinforced Soles. The case includes 360 pairs, with each pair individually wrapped. They are disposable and sanitary. They come in a variety of 6 different mixed colors: White, Pink, Blue, Green, Black and Yellow. Customers will love the slippers, because they are comfortable and durable. There will be less time wasted having to repair pedicures for clients who prematurely put their shoes back on. These slippers can be worn out to the car! Another major benefit of these slippers (a benefit for both the client and the spa!) is that they are slip-resistant!

At only $0.33 a pair, they are very economical. All it takes is a little bit to go along way in pleasing your clients!

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What Is In Your Manicure and Pedicure Bowls?

Variety is the key to keep customers happy and coming back. Adding a little extra something special to your manicure soak or pedicure soak can make a huge difference! Your client will feel extra pampered and luxurious by adding something as simple as gemstones. Just add the gemstones or stones to cover the bottom of your manicure or pedicure bowl.
There are such beautiful colored gemstones that not only offer a eye popping, look but some have healing properties or interesting characteristics.

For example, take the Green Aventurine Gemstone. Widely viewed as an all around “luck” stone, Aventurine is more specifically known for stimulating dreaming and helping those who use it find balance and a stronger personal identity. Green Aventurine is particularly revered as a stone that can ease anxiety and calm emotion, perhaps helping to whether stress and worries, helping you to keep a positive outlook.

Another great look to add to the manicure soak is beautiful glass manicure bowl. The gemstones shine through the glass bowl, looking beautiful and providing the client with a peaceful and serene setting. Who wouldn’t want to be pampered by such beauty!

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Delicious Retail Items to Sweeten Your Bottom Line

A successful salon/spa looks to make at least 30% of their profits from items they retail to their clients. With so many retail products out there, how do you decide which items you should be offering in your business?

One of our favorite retail lines is the Bubalina line. Formulated with natural and organic ingredients, these products are nourishing and available in a variety of scents! They are paraben free, cruelty free, and manufactured in the USA, so they are the perfect addition to your retail offerings!

Available in deliciously smooth scents such as Cranberry Brown Sugar, Cherry Marzipan, Coco Lime Verbena, and Cool Cucumber Melon, this line of Body Butters, Shower Gels, Body Lotions, Sugar Scrubs, and more are a yummy way to make your clients smile, and increase your bottom line!

Grapefruit by Bubalina

  • Body Lotion
  • Sugar Scrub
  • Body Butter
  • Shower Gel

Wild Pomegranate by Bubalina

  • Body Butter
  • Shower Gel
  • Gift Sets available too!

Dolcetto by Bubalina

  • Body Lotion
  • Sugar Scrub
  • Body Butter
  • Shower Gel
  • Gift Sets available too!

Cherry Marzipan by Bubalina

  • Body Lotion
  • Sugar Scrub
  • Body Butter
  • Shower Gel
  • Gift Sets available too!
Cranberry Brown Sugar by Bubalina

  • Body Lotion
  • Sugar Scrub
  • Body Butter
  • Shower Gel
  • Massage Gel
  • Gift Sets available too!

Cool Cucumber Melon by Bubalina

  • Body Lotion
  • Sugar Scrub
  • Body Butter
  • Shower Gel
  • Massage Gel

Coco Lime Verbena by Bubalina

  • Body Lotion
  • Sugar Scrub
  • Body Butter
  • Shower Gel
  • Massage Gel

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    Help Your Clients Bare All With This Effective and Economical Wax

    With warmer weather (hopefully) right around the corner, spas and salons everywhere are seeing a surge in their waxing business. Clients everywhere are getting ready to bare all!

    Effective and economical, Olive Oil Strip Wax
    is ideal for all skin types, even sensitive skin!

    With all of these waxing services to be performed, don’t you want to use an effective, yet economical wax? Mancine Professional’s Olive Oil wax is just that! Featuring a super-thin formula, this wax applies quickly and is strong enough to remove even the most resistant hairs. This natural wax is soothing, making it ideal for even sensitive skin. Since it spreads thin and leaves no residue behind, you will get more waxes from each container, which means more profit for your business!

    Mancine Professional’s Olive Oil wax is available in 2 sizes: 14 oz and a whopping 2.2lbs! The large containers of Mancine waxes are perfect for high-volume salons and spas who don’t have time to change wax cans after every few clients.

    Try Mancine’s Olive Oil wax today, and see what all the buzz is about!

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    AVAILABLE NOW! NEW Hammered Stainless Steel Pedicure Bowls are Here….and Absolutely Stunning!

    The latest release from the Signature Collection by Noel Asmar is this beautiful Hammered Stainless Steel Pedicure Bowl. This bowl will be sure to add a touch of class and style to any salon or spa. This bowl is perfectly sized to perform the ideal foot bath. Sometimes, simplicity is the way to go!

    If stainless steel isn’t your cup of tea, The Signature Collection by Noel Asmar encompasses pedicure bowls and accessories in a wide range of colors. Check them out now, and see what all the buzz is about!

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    Keep your hair looking great this summer with MALIBU Swimmers Action Shampoo

    Now that summer is officially here, people are going to be exposing their hair to lots of damaging things like chlorine and salt water. These things can be harsh on strands during the summer months. Clients will be coming to you with questions on how to keep their hair shiny and manageable and you’ll want to take into consideration what kind of products they are using. A great retail item to offer is MALIBU Swimmers Action Shampoo. This shampoo is safe for all ages and chemically treated hair and it’s also sulfate free! This product will prevent build-up from pools, spa chemicals, and hard-water minerals (copper, calcium, and magnesium). It will also save them from that awful green color caused by copper. You’ll also want to pair it with MALIBU Swimmers’ Action Conditioner, which is formulated with antioxidants and nutrients to repair damage done by chlorine and salt water. It will bring moisture back to dry and brittle hair to increase shine and manageability. Give relief to your clients so they can enjoy all their water related activities without worrying about their hair! MALIBU Swimmers Action Shampoo is gentle enough for daily use. Also, for more intense situations where your client shows up frantic about the green strands they acquired while swimming, you’ll be their savior by offering MALIBU Swimmers’ After-Swim Solution which removes the chlorine and copper from the hair. Check out all our Swimmers’ Action products here!

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    Feeling Salty?

    Offer your clients a soothing service with a Salt Stone Massage. Salt crystals from an ancient primal sea beneath the Himalayan Mountains, these hand-carved massage stones gently soothe away stress and tension. Feel the energy of the 250 million-year-old mineral salt as you enjoy a gentle massage with these crystal salt stones.

    Please Note: Stones may vary in color and size; receiving heart-shaped stones is not guaranteed. May be used with a small amount of jojoba oil or coconut oil for massage.

    Stone Size: 2″ – 3″

    Usage: Use either dry as a massage stone or in the shower as an exfoliant. For massage, these stones can be used with a small amount of jojoba oil or coconut oil. Great for retail!

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    The Evolution of a Brush: From Bone Picks to Gemstones with the Thermal Tourmaline Round Brush!

    I’m too sexy for my brush…

    For as long as people have had hair, we have needed some way to tame the tangles, free the knots, and show off our own personal style. Hair brushes have been around for thousands of years, but thanks to evolution, they have transformed from being simple bone or shell picks, to more modern and ergonomic styling tools.

    For example, Pure Spa Direct recently added the Thermal Tourmaline Round Brush to our ever-expanding product selection. After reading the description of this brush, I couldn’t resist and had to purchase one instantly. The Thermal Tourmaline Round Brush has crushed Tourmaline gemstones infused within the barrel of the brush that emit negative ions to SMOOTH HAIR, ADD SHINE and ELIMINATE FRIZZ! Yes, this brush is infused with GEMSTONES!!!

    As an end-user, I have noticed visible results to the appearance of my hair when I use this brush during my blow outs. As professionals, having a brush that works miracles to bring structure to a client’s unruly mop is a necessity! That is why I recommend that every hair salon ditches their antique brushes and adds the Thermal Tourmaline Round Brush to their salon stations and retail offerings.
    Have you had the chance to try this amazing brush yet?

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    Shark Week at FL Spa: Take a Bite Out of This Creative Idea

    Everyone loves Shark Week, even the Ritz Carlton!


    I was recently reading this article about the Ritz Carlton in Ft. Lauderdale, who debuted a special “Shark Week” menu to commemorate the popular Discovery Channel event! Tatiana Lora, director of public relations, said: “We are offering ocean-inspired therapies and a special Shark Week spa treatment menu that guests can book.”

    Featuring adorable services such as the “Starfish and Sand Pedicure,” the “Sea-Toxifying Massage,” and the “Under the Sea Wrap,” this special menu is available all month long, and the proceeds will be donated to the University of Miami’s Shark Research and Conservation Program.

    Since there are special “holidays” for just about everything at this point (today is Fresh Breath Day!), you can take a note from the Ritz’s book and create a special menu at any time of the year! What are some of your favorite fun holidays to cook up new services for?

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    Lots of Broken Nails? Educate Your Clients on Nail Care

    Do your regular clients come in for their manicures complaining of their nails breaking in between services? (I am definitely guilty of this!) Well, nail care goes way beyond the salon and it is important for you to inform them on how to properly take care of their nails outside of their regular manicure services. By educating them and offering products/items they can use at home, you will find yourself with a lot more happier clients that keep coming back!

    Some tips for preventing nail breakage:

    • We all know biting our nails is just a bad habit, but it is also very detrimental to your nails! It leaves the nails thin and weak and they are more likely to get caught on other surfaces and break due to the jagged and uneven edges. When informing your clients of this, offer to apply nail art, which will discourage them for wanting to bite off the fun designs! =)
    • Make sure to keep your retail area stocked full of buffers and fine-grain grit files for your clients to use at home. In between services, your clients nails are going to grow and nails grow unevenly and can cause weakness in some spots. Remember to let them know to file in ONE direction. (filing in both directions will tear the nails)
    • Keeping the nails painted at all times, whether it regular polish, gel polish, or hard gel will keep the nails thicker, making it more resistant against breakage. Also, inform your clients to not pick at the polish or gel polish, as this will cause the nails to become weak.
    • Use nail strengthening treatments as a base coat or top coat!
    • Keep nails strong and hydrated with cuticle oil. use it during the services and suggest they use it at home every day as well. This is another item you’ll definitely want to keep fully stocked in your retail area. Quick and easy up-sell to your clients!
    • Constantly washing hands can dry them out. Let your client know to always apply lotions after they have washed their hands and to try and avoid getting their hands wet when doing dishes or cleaning. Its a great idea to retail the hand lotion you use on your clients during manicures and let them know they can purchase it as well!

    With these simple tips, you are sure to see less and less nail breakage from your clients! =)

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