Warming Solutions

Are you looking for a great way to warm the products you use in your services, but want to avoid having a separate piece of equipment for each function? Maybe you offer hot stone, warm oil/cream massage, and paraffin treatments, but don’t want to clutter your space with a single unit for each treatment?

We have you covered! Take a look at our fantastic treatments bowls, that offers a wide range of warming solutions, without the unnecessary bulk!

Treatment Bowl by Taio Organics

  • Ideal for heating lotions, oils, creams or stones.
  • Features adjustable temperature control and is constructed of high quality, easy to clean stainless steel.
  • Measures 4 1/4″ high x 9″ diameter, holds 45oz of product and heats up to 170 degrees F.

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You Asked, We Listened – Pure Spa Direct Now Accepting PayPal!

Our clients are the lifeblood of our business here at Pure Spa Direct, and we strive to take their feedback in account to improve our business. We have had a number of clients asking if we accept PayPal – and we listened!

You can now use PayPal to checkout on your favorite spa and salon supplier site! On the shopping cart page, just click the familiar “Check out with PayPal” button, login to your PayPal account, and complete your order!

Check out with PayPal

It is our goal to make shopping with us as simple as possible! What other suggestions do you have to make your experience at Pure Spa Direct better? Leave your suggestions in the comments, and happy shopping!

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Nail Polish Ingredients Explained

It seems that nowadays everyone is very cautious about what products they are using based o the ingredients. The more they know, the more comfortable they are with using a product. I recently came across an article in NailPro Magazine explaining what the main ingredients are in nail polishes. As a salon owner, having this knowledge will help when answering client questions about what is actually in that little bottle.

So here’s a breakdown of some of the main ingredients:

  • Resin –> Nitrocellulose (that9s a film-forming resin) or anything with the words polymer, copolymer, or resin.
    • Basically this is what hold the polish together. Nail polish traditionally requires two types of resin: film-forming and adhesive. The film-forming resin gives the dried polish a shiny texture, while the adhesive polymer adds flexibility, so it is less brittle.
  • Solvent –> Ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, propyl acetate, and isopropyl acetate.
    • This ingredient is what makes the polish easy to apply and spread evenly, as well as helps the polish dry quicker.
  • Dispersants –> Stearalkonium hectorite, stearalkonium bentonite.
    • Additives that help mix pigments with the resin and solvent. This slows the process of settling and separation in the bottle.
  • UV Stabilizers –>Benzophenone, often followed by a dash and the number one.
    • This will prevent sunlight from changing the color or fading the polish.
  • Plasticizers –>Trimethyl pentanyl diisobutyrate, triphenyl phosphate, camphor, and ethyl tosylamide
    • This causes the manicures to last longer by keeping the resin flexible once it is dry.
  • Dyes and Pigments –>“CL” followed by numbers on the label; that9s the index number for the color used.
    • Makes up the color that is chosen by the client.
  • Micas –> Mica
    • This is the ingredient that adds shimmer to the polish.

The more knowledge you have about your products, the more your clients will trust you and keep coming back.

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Is it Time for a New Mag Lamp? On Sale NOW: LED MAG LAMP!

Estheticians worldwide depend on their mag lamps to provide a clear view of their client’s skin. It is, next to the steamer, probably the most-used piece of equipment in a spa. Why not have a top-of-the-line mag lamp that will open your eyes to even more detail on each client’s face?

Pure Spa Direct just found that top-of-the-line lamp! Check out our new Magnus 5-Diopter LED Magnifying Lamp. This 5-Diopter lamp features a lens cover, rolling stand, articulating arm for ease of positioning, and LED lights. Why go LED? Some reasons include:
  • Reduced Power Consumption – lower energy bills!
  • Efficiency – LED bulbs emit more light per watt the
    incadescent bulbs, so you will see more!
  • Cool Light – no more burnt fingertips when trying to adjust your lamp!
  • Long Lifetime – LED bulbs are estimated to last 35,000 – 50,000 hours (in comparason to 1,000 – 2,000 hours for incadescent bulbs)…no more changing bulbs!
  • Shock Resistance – LEDs are difficult to damage from shock (knocking your lamp over or into a wall), so no more shattered light bulbs!

If those reasons weren’t enough to convince you to go LED, maybe the price will! For the month of March, the Magnus LED Magnifying Lamp with Stand is on sale for 25% off! Scoop yours up today, and “see” what you have been missing!

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Manscaping Made Easy!

Who says men don’t appreciate a nice grooming every now and then (or maybe even everyday)? With the ever growing rise is male spa attendants, have you considered growing your business to meet their needs? Whether it’s a haircut, beard trim or shaping, a massage, or even a manicure, men are seeing the glories associated with feeling (and looking) good!

We have quite the variety of products to help your business service males for their spa and salon treatments, including barber chairs, shavers, and more. To help grow your business even more, why not retail products to your clients? They’ll definitely be hooked on your services, and will without a doubt want to continue their grooming routine while they can’t get to your spa. Let’s face it – manscaping is totally a thing these days, and there is certainly no shame in wanting to feel and look good, no matter what your gender is! Take a look at some brand new products for your male clients that we just got in, and be sure to call us if you need help finding anything specific!

Deluxe Wood Handle Straight Razor
Voodoo Prince Beard, Hair & Tattoo Oil / 1 oz. by GIBS

4 Piece Men’s Grooming Set
9 Piece Beard Brush Display


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Hot Stone Treatment With A Twist

Are you interested in hot stone treatment but want to stand out from the crowd? Pure Spa Direct has you covered with non-traditional hot stone implements your clients will rave about.

If you could offer a blissful spa experience with one hand, you’ll more than likely be using this Acupressure Hand, Foot & Full Body Stone Roller Massager Tool to do it! It rotates around muscles and eases tension quickly!


Details:

  • Unique design of roller stones works great to freely rotate around and massage the muscles.
  • Works effectively to ease tensions in hands, feet and any part of the body.
  • Ergonomic design allows you to place it in your palm and use it without getting hand fatigue.

This unique Hot Stone Accu-Roller™ allows you to enjoy all the benefits of a hot stone massage without burning your hands on hot, messy, slippery stones that are hard to work with. You can work with or without massage oils, and offer your massage over clothing or bare skin. The sanitary, non-porous soapstone wheels heat evenly and retain their temperature for a long-lasting, therapeutic massage. Your Hot Stone Accu-Roller™ is easy to clean and maintain, and the durable soapstone and hardwood construction will hold up to decades of great massages.
The Ultimate Massage Therapy Tools CoreStones® – Set of 5 CoreStones® are made from soapstone, nature’s most efficient thermal conductor. The weight and warmth of the stones helps relax muscle tissue, making it more pliable. The unique patented design allows the stone to become an extension of your hand and facilitates a deep release of muscle tension without causing tissue trauma. When applied to the skin, CoreStones® provide a sily, deep, uniform pressure, enabling you to achieve maximum therapeutic results while minimizing effort and reducing strain. Save your hands and extend your career – it’s like having a stone thumb!

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Cracking the Coconut Oil Code – How Coconut Oil Can Be Used in Your Spa

Coconut oil is a tropical, all natural product that can be incorporated into pretty much any beauty service. It’s naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal, it’s an excellent moisturizer, it can penetrate hair better than other oils, and it smells really good! It is great to use in body scrubs and as a body moisturizer. It can be added to essential oils and sea salt to create personalized scrubs to use in your unique spa treatments! Used in hair services will create a deeply conditioning hair treatment as well.

Many Uses for Coconut Oil:

  • Body Scrubs
  • Moisturizer
  • After Sun Care
  • Soften Cuticle
  • Facials
  • Make up Remover
  • Lip Exfoliator and Lip Balm
  • Under Eye Bags and Lines
  • Dry, Frizzy Hair Treatment
  • Leave-in Conditioner
  • Massages

…and the list goes on and on!

Coconut oil delivers many benefits for the skin, hair and nails, whether it is used alone or with other products and the tropical smell is perfect for this time of year!

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Beautiful with Coconut Oil – 15 Uses for Coconut Oil in Your Spa!

We all know coconut oil is one of the most beloved and versatile carrier oils available, and is becoming an increasingly popular ingredient for skin care products. But why do we love coconut oil so much? Fall in love with coconut oil all over again reading these 15 uses for this nectar of the earth:


15 Uses for Coconut Oil in Your Spa
1. Cuticle Oil — Softens cuticles while soothing hangnails. Instead of expensive cuticle oil blends, apply coconut oil after your manicures.
2. Eye Makeup Remover — Use it to remove makeup, even waterproof mascara. Rather than using chemical-laden removers on your clients, try rubbing their lashes with a bit of coconut oil!
3. Deep Conditioner – Amazing conditioning treatment. Offer your clients a pre-shampoo hair repair mask prior to their cut/style.
4. Sunscreen (SPF) — This might be hard to believe, but coconut oil has an SPF of 4-6. Due to its antioxidant and moisturizing properties, coconut oil protects the skin when exposed to UV rays. Offer your clients protection products boasting coconut oil as an ingredient.
5. Body Scrub — Take your body scrubs to the next level by whipping up personalized body scrubs – coconut oil, mixed with salt or sugar, scented with essential oils….perfect!
6. Lip balm — Hydrating on dry or cracked lips. Add the finishing touch to your facials by moisturizing your clients’ lips, too!
7. Foot/Heel softener — Apply to feet during a pedicure, wrap in plastic wrap and apply heat. Softer skin, happy client!
8. Facial Cleanser — Try going all-natural by cleansing with oil. Coconut oil is a favorite for this method.
9. Body Butter – Give your body scrub clients the perfect finishing touch by whipping coconut oil into a butter. Use complementary essential oils to perfectly scent it, too!
10. Aftershave — Men can use coconut oil on their face after shaving to soothe and calm the skin. Also, incredible on legs and the bikini area.
11. Massage Oil — Coconut Oil has a terrific glide to it. Warm some coconut oil until it is liquid and give your client the relaxing massage they have been looking forward to!
12. Elbows — Even if your clients come in for a facial, give them a (moisture) boost for their elbows, too!
13. Stretch Mark Oil — For all your clients who are mommies or mommies-to-be, keep some coconut oil on hand to apply to any stretch marks they have. Keep some more on hand to sell to them to use at home, too!
14. Fades Age Spots Apply to clients’ age spots, and instruct them on continuing treatment at home to see the best results!
15. Hair Dye Assistance — Coconut oil makes an excellent barrier to protect the skin from dripping dye during the coloring process.

Well there you have it, some of my favorite used for this amazing Oil. What is your favorite use for it?

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Rice For Hair And Skin Beauty!

Rice Bran Oil is becoming more and more popular in the skin and hair care industry. Use of Rice Bran Oil originated in Japan and today the highest compliment a Japanese woman can receive is “nika bijin” which means “a rice bran beauty”. Japanese woman have used it for centuries to help smooth out wrinkles as well as provide a slight amount of sunscreen protection. So why not start taking some of their secrets and use it on your clients?

Oil extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice, Rice Bran Oil is considered to be hypoallergenic. It protects collagen and elastin which plays a large part in maintaining the suppleness of your skin. Just like our skin, our hair can be damaged by ultraviolet rays. The sun’s rays can oxidize hair and cause dryness and color damage. The oryzanol in rice bran oil blocks ultraviolet rays and protects it from free radicals. Another major part of rice bran oil is the high amount of Vitamen E. It can help seal dry ends and prevent hair loss from breakage.

This oil is perfect for any service you offer at your spa or salon. It is a great oil to use for massages, post facials or hair treatments. Because of its small molecule structure it is faster and easier penetration without the oil being greasy. Here at Pure Spa Direct we have both Rice Bran Oil and Rice Bran Powder for you to use as a massage lotion, direct facial or hair treatments or to include in your own homemade creams, lotions or other beauty concoctions. The cosmetic companies are starting to include this oil in their products, so why not include it in your services?

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Small Service..Big Results: Facial Massage!


Facial massages are just as important and beneficial as body massages. Just a short 20 minutes (don’t exceed 20 minutes, or it could stretch/lengthen facial muscles!) facial massage helps release tension, boost circulation, reduce impurities, and…..PREVENT WRINKLES! Facial massage strengthens the facial muscles, which aids in wrinkle prevention.

To deliver a good, beneficial facial massage, it is essential to have great knowledge and understanding of the muscle composition and lymphatic system. Knowledge makes a huge difference in how beneficial a facial massage could be to your client! The lymphatic system’s function is purification. Basically, it removes waste from the body, detoxifying the skin for a more radiant look!
Keep in mind to take care when massaging the face. The facial skin is a lot more delicate than other areas of the body and so it can bruise and tear a lot easier. Using a moisturizer or a massage product specifically designed for the face will prevent damage to the skin.

Offer facial massages outside of facial services, as an add-on or a short, individual service! Your clients will love it!

Click on the link below to check out some of Pure Spa Direct‘s facial massage products!
Facial Massage Products

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