Considering Switching to Hydrodermabrasion?

Aqua Peel Microdermabrasion treatments are the newest advance in non-laser skin resurfacing. Using a water dermabrasion method combining cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously, resulting in clearer, more beautiful skin with no discomfort or downtime.

Suitable for all skin types, while providing a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment with immediate results without the discomfort or downtime.

Offering treatments targeting Sun Damage, Fine lines, wrinkles, and dehydrated skin. While tightening skin and shrinking pores and improving circulation. This treatment can be used on clients who are targeting acne and scars or just looking to rejuvenate their skin.

This awesome addition to your treatment options which is small enough to fit on most carts or counters can be purchased with a depigmentation serum, Hyaluronic Acid Serum, as well as a Vitamin C serum.

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Shave in Style with The Peanut

Grooming is one of the many activities that men try to avoid on a daily basis, as it’s time consuming and it certainly be difficult to master the art of shaving. I’m sure you see male clients regularly at your salon who are in need of a quick shave, and they might even ask you tips on products and shaving tools to keep up their grooming at home. If you’re in need of a new grooming product for men, I highly recommend The Peanut by Wahl. Introduced in 2007, its funky peanut design and small size gives makes it a favorite among men! It’s also very small, lightweight and extremely portable making it easy to use on your clients. I find the peanut shaped design to be clever (and cute!), and Wahl is most certainly a reputable brand for grooming products. We have different variations to choose from:


The Wahl Peanut is the original clipper of this style that first came out. It weighs less than 4 oz. and is less than 4″ long! It has the power and performance of a full-size clipper with the versatility of a heavy-duty trimmer, but is tinier than most. It also comes with four snap-on combs!








The Peanut also has a cordless version you can retail to your busier clients who are always on the go! Great for travelling, this portable battery-operated clipper has 45 minutes of cutting time per battery.




The Peanut also comes in black for your more stylish male clients who want a different look than the original! View all of our different Peanut Clippers here!

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Skin Care Reactions; What is ‘allergic’ dermatitis?’

People are often given a diagnosis of ‘contact dermatitis’, but what exactly is that? What are the implications

“True contact allergic dermatitis
is caused by particular substances”

and why does it happen? First, let’s get some definitions straight. When we talk of dermatitis, it should be understood that the term is synonymous with eczema. So they are really interchangeable. Dermatitis equals eczema.

Now, more importantly, what are the types and causes of contact dermatitis? The condition is broadly divided into two categories, irritant and allergic. So we speak of contact irritant dermatitis and contact allergic dermatitis. Why is this important? Because it tells us about the possible causes and ways to avoid the condition.
Basically, contact irritant dermatitis is caused by chemicals or substances that will irritate skin in any person. An example would be a retinoid drug, such as Retin A. While the drug is very useful for many reasons, if used too much or too quickly, it will cause irritation in almost any individual. So a person may think ‘I’m allergic to Retin A’ when in reality there is no allergy but just irritation which can be overcome. So what is ‘allergic’ dermatitis?’

True contact allergic dermatitis is caused by particular substances that cause a person to launch an immune reaction to the substance. An example would be the topical antibiotic neomycin. Many people would typically apply this drug to various cuts, scrapes or injuries, thinking they will prevent an infection. Often, however, days or weeks later they will develop itching and rash at the site, and have become truly allergic to the drug neomycin. In fact, neomycin is one of the most common topical sensitizing drugs in North America. A typical comment by the patient might be ‘but I’ve used this many times before!’ and that is just the point. Allergic dermatitis can not occur unless the skin had been exposed prior, it was over several applications that the allergy was being created!

So there you have it, two different types of contact dermatitis that can look exactly the same, but with entirely different causes!
Joel Lamm, M.D.

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ItalWax is HOT!

Wax yet again, I know! But if it’s a hot item then I’m gonna tell you about it. ItalWax comes in cool looking bags and even cooler cans. We sold a ton last week. My favorite (based on looks alone) is definitely the Aquamarine can… why? I have no idea… I’m just a shipping guy! See our great ItalWax selection HERE!

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The Moment of Truth: Skin Analysis

Skin goals… we all have them! Whoever your client is, and no matter what brought them to you, you want to ensure they are happy with their results… right?

How are you educating your clients? The consultation is so important! Before an esthetician even touches a client, they already have an idea of your skin type. By sitting down and talking about a clients skin goals, you are learning how you can help them. Everybody has different goals, and the experience is completely individual!

We have some helpful tools that will elevate your consultation, and show your clients the benefits of their facial.

1) Use a Wood’s Lamp! My pick is the Wood’s Lamp by Equipro.

A Wood’s lamp is essentially a handheld black light, for your skin! It shows aspects of the skin that are not visible to the naked eye. Woods Lamps help gives a clearer view of what is happening. It will show oily skin, dead skin, sun damage, congested pores, dry skin, and other skin conditions.

Pro Tip: Use the woods lamp before and after a client’s first microdermabrasion treatment, to show the difference just one treatment makes immediately. Then offer a discounted package for clients trying this service for the first time.

2) Use the Bio-Therapeutic BT-Analyze / Digital Skin Moisture Analyzer. This little tool is a powerhouse!

It uses advanced technology to calculate the moisture content levels of the skin. This device is used in multiple zones of the face to clearly define the needs of each area. Each reading is saved and displayed on the intelligent LCD screen so that it can be documented at the end of the analysis.

This tool gives quick scientific guidance to clients and begins the process of making them an active participant in understanding their skin function and need for specific products and services to reach their goals.

Pro Tip: Use this with your signature facial, before and after using your basic products. It is showing how well the professional products work, and helps boost your retail!

3) Sit down with the client, and use a Skin Scope! My pick is the Visiderm Skin Scanner by Equipro!

This Skin Scanner uses black light and magnification to show a variety of skin imperfections that are undetectable with the naked eye. Your client can simultaneously view what the technician sees. It can help sell your esthetic products and services by revealing skin conditions to the client.

Pro Tip: Boost client comfort during the consultation. Offer herbal neck wraps with infused water, to help relax your clients before the treatment, and after.

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Crushingly Fun! Add Some Flair To Making Your Own Products

Creating your own products is always fun, whether it’s a body scrub or mask. I’ve posted before on all of the amazing raw ingredients that Pure Spa Direct carries to help you create an incredible service menu (you can read it here)

Now I know that there isn’t always time to mix them in front of your clients but you can have a few items around to show off your skills.

When you use raw ingredients to make scrubs or masks, sometimes you need to grind the items together to bring out the essence of the different items. My favorite item to do that with is a mortar and pestle. If you aren’t familiar with the name, you may recognize the pictures.

Here are some of the great ones Pure Spa Direct has that can add to the look of your business and show off your creating skills:

Mortar and Pestles

From wood to marble, there is one that you can fall in love with!

Even if you leave some cut ingredients or even flowers sitting in one for display, it will liven up the space and even invite your clients to ask you about it. That gives you the opportunity to talk to them more about all the great services you offer and the products you create–especially if you retail them!

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OMG – Gross! Maximum Pathogen Survival Times on Surfaces in Your Spa / Salon Will SHOCK You!

OK, so I’m a geek. I have read Popular Science since I was a kid. Once in a while there is something relevant to our industry. The January 2014 Popular Science had something shockingly relevant…

Maximum pathogen survival times on dry, inanimate surface (like your counter tops, equipment, beds, tables, chairs):

Rhinovirus
(common cold)
3 hours
Hepatitis C 4 days
Herpes simplex 1 week
SARS coronavirus 28 days
MRSA
(Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
7 months
Salmonella indefinitely

WOW! Bad things live a long time on surfaces.

What does this mean to you? YOU NEED TO DILIGENTLY USE SURFACE DISINFECTANTS IN YOUR SPA / SALON! It can be the difference between the rampant spreading of surface pathogens and happy healthy clients and staff.

Pure Spa Direct has a great selection of surface disinfectants…check them out here:
https://www.purespadirect.com/Cleaners-Disinfectants-Surface-s/497.htm

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Serumology – the NEW Skincare Philosophy by Amber Products

Facial Serumology is a new serum based skincare philosophy by Amber Products! Ten high-powered, patent-pending serum formulations are used to target and prevent specific skin ailments as an integral step within the Amber 5-Step Skincare Regimen. Facial Serumology allows you to customize a skincare routine for each client based on need or ailment all while working with the Classic Collection, Acne Control or Age Defense product groups. Elevate your client’s skin care regimen, deliver targeted results, and increase your retail revenue with Amber Serumology today!

Facial Serum-ology Starter Kit Includes:

(3) Hydro Collagen
(3) Micro-Shine Control
(3) Pure Retinal
(3) Marine 11
(3) Stem Cell Boost
(3) ATX Lift
(3) Bio-Clear
(3) Nutri-Bee
(3) Rosa Reduction
(3) 24KT Shine
(1) Shelf Talker
(1) Stand

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Effective LED Light Therapy

LED light therapy is a noninvasive anti-aging approach that works by emitting energy-producing packets of light deep into the skin’s layers to stimulate collagen and elastin production and destroy acne-causing bacteria.

Led light therapy is great for anyone who wants to improve the overall appearance of their skin. It is safe and effective for all skin types.

Lightfusion™ is designed to lie directly against the skin. Shorter distance between device and skin means less diffraction of light, thus optimizing the amount of light reaching target cells. This leads to shorter treatment times while maintaining proper therapeutic dose levels – extremely important for add-on or combination therapies. The unique design of the Lightfusion™ light modules allows direct treatment to key areas of the face as well as the lips, neck and décolleté. The Lightfusion™ device comes with 20 treatments :

With Lightfusion™ there is no need to invest thousands in costly equipment. Lightfusion™ has been designed to be a profitable solution that is simple to use yet delivers the optimum experience and results. Minimal investment and a proven business model mean that you can realize the benefits of light therapy, returning a profit to your business in a matter of weeks rather than months or years.


Lightfusion™ Results:


  • Enhanced Elasticity
  • Improved Hydration
  • Fine-Line Reduction
  • Improves Uneven Skin Tone & Color
  • Helps Promote Collagen Activity

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You Had Me at Anti-Cellulite..

Body wraps are all the rage right now, and guess what? They really work!

Summer is upon us so if you’re looking for new services, treatments using words like firming or anti-cellulite basically sells itself.

Try Anti-Cellulite Body Care Treatment Kit

Kit contains:
Thermoplastic Film Single Use (5)
Thermal Mylar Foil Single Sheet (2)
Heavy Duty Space Blanket
Washable Wool Blanket
Lotus Touch Professional Seaweed Powder, 12 oz
Lotus Touch Organic Naturals Massage Lotion, 8 oz
Lotus Touch Cellulite Essential Oil Blend, 10 ml

Simply blend Lotus Touch Professional Seaweed Powder and apply using a body brush, wrap your client using a multi-layer approach, remove Lotus Touch Professional Seaweed Powder, and finish the treatment with a light massage using Lotus Touch Organic Naturals Massage Lotion blended with Lotus Touch Cellulite essential oil blend.

With these fabulous results, the client will be hooked. AND you can retail Cellulite essential oil blend between treatments.

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