Important Mag Lamp Tips for Estheticians – How to Use with Care

Loose Mag Lamps
Can DROP on Clients…
Always Use Care &
Tighten Well!

Used for observing, extracting and assessing clients’ skin, the mag lamp is an essential tool in professional facials and aesthetics. I really enjoyed watching this Facial Equipment DVD by Rita Page. Not only informative, she really has some sound advice for Estheticians about cleanliness, lamp tightness and basic care. Lighted magnification lamps can get quite filthy due to the spray from facial extractions – not only can this obscure your view of the client’s skin, clients may notice the extraction debris on the lamp during a service… yuck! I always think it is important to brush up on the basics every once in a while, sometimes the obvious things can become overlooked in our busy lives. Rita is an award-winning CIDESCO Diplomat and her DVD’s are available on Pure Spa Direct for licensed professionals. Extremely informative and full of details for pros at all levels.

Here is a video clip from Rita Page’s Facial Equip DVD: Available for Purchase at Pure Spa Direct.

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Take your body treatments to the next level!

Offer your clients something new and exciting!


Far Infared (FIR Therapy) is an ancient technique that uses waves of energy to slightly elevate the surface temperature of the body. Using FIR therapy can help a client loose fat, eliminate chronic fatigue, water retention, skin disorders, as well as aide in the elimination of heavy metals, poisons, and carcinogenic material from our bodies.

The sweating quality that comes from Far Infrared Therapy truly helps us detox from the enormous levels of pollution in modern times! This treatment is perfect for the winter client who is looking to detox after all the holiday gatherings, turkey dinners, and one to many holiday cocktails.


Add this detox treatment during any facial, or body treatment service!
The Meishida Far Infrared Slenderizing Sauna Blanket will leave them feeling light and free of unwanted toxins!

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Waxing Retail Ideas

Waxing is huge right now! I speak to waxers every day, and have personal experience in the field as well! As a waxer, it is so important to educate your clients. For the amazing results, all client’s expect, there is some upkeep on their end. Are you educating your clients on how to get the best results AND how to maintain between services?

We have just added this amazing retail display by DIR. Take a look at Gems Retail Display Shelf with LED Illumination!

Available in white, black, or grey. It is modern and has neutral colors to fit your space. If you are worried about space, it would work in your treatment room as well! That way you can talk to your client about the maintenance and easily grab the products during or after the service!

Now, what to fill the shelves with! I’ve tried it all! Take a look at my top picks!

For Exfoliation

Regular skin exfoliation is the most important in any post waxing treatments! Scrubbing away the dead skin is vital. It clogs pores and causes ingrown hair.

Retail a simple pair of exfoliating gloves. They are inexpensive, need to be replaced often, and really work! This even makes a great free gift for your first-time clients.

Retail an effective body scrub, to help remove that dead skin and leave the skin feeling silky smooth! My pick is the Mancine Hot Salt Body Scrub – Lavender & Witch-Hazel.

It consists of marine extracts that have been blended with Australian Sea Salts then mixed with Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Soya Bean oil and fruit acids to form a deep, exfoliating body scrub to remove dry dead skin.

The perfect formulation of relaxing lavender with natural witch hazel cleanses, tones and cools the skin, with moisturizing herbal humectants acting to organically sooth and remove excess oil. Witch hazel calms skin blemishes and irritations whilst the lavender leaves your skin lightly fragranced – the perfect organic blend. Which is why it is my favorite!

Preventing Ingrown Hairs

Ingrown(zone) Triple Action Post-Depilatory Lotion

This is imported from Australia and is naturally formulated with active ingredients to reduce the appearance of ingrown hairs and bumps.

It slows and softens future hair growth, and is super moisturizing on the skin!

Client Comfort Items

We have so many options for items that can be used in service and make easy retail sales! My pick is the Kozi Shoulder Wrap!

This ultra soft shoulder wrap is designed to cover the contours of the neck and shoulders. Perfect for soothing tight, tired muscles, it will stay in place while your client walks, stands, or sits. Aromatherapy benefits are increased when it is heated in the microwave.

Just for Fun

Sheet masks, under eye masks, and lip masks are such a simple retail item. Celebrities are all over social media using them, and it is so trendy! Having these options not only give real results but are so fun!

Satin Smooth Serum Sheet Mask Display Box in Charcoal
This Sheet Mask Collection with six customized, serum-drenched facial masks. Display box contains
24 masks, each individually wrapped for single use. Great for salon, spa and home use. Dermatologist Tested.

The Charcoal Mask is enriched with activated charcoal to help clean and purify oily skin. It also contains niacinamide and acai berry extract, which can aid in balancing skin tone and refining pores for softer, smoother-looking skin.

Want more ideas? Ask us!

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Veni Vidi Vichy!!

Treatments with the Vichy Shower simulated the feeling of floating on water, which many people find relaxing. the pulsating massage causes tired and sore muscles to relax. the Vichy Shower aids in lymphatic circulation, which allows the immune system to function efficiently.

Vichy Rain Shower – named after the famous hydrotherapy village in France, the Vichy Shower uses individual shower heads strategically positioned along your Chakra points to provide a soothing and calming warm water massage. Likened to being immersed under a waterfall, a thin veil of warm rain is prayed over your body in a gentle cascade of luxury, relaxing nervous tissue and tension, stimulating blood circulation and improving skin vitality and elasticity. This beautiful treatment also combines an aromatic body cleanse and moisturize to leave you invigorated yet balanced.


The Equipro Vichy Shower offers a great shower experience, every time. A Vichy Shower is a form of hydrotherapy and lets your clients get a warm luxurious shower while lying down on a wet table as part of a body treatment, such as a salt scrub, body mask, or body wrap. Instead of jumping up and getting in a stand-up shower to rinse off the salt or mud, the client simply lies there. When the water is turned on, it cascades over the entire length of your client’s body, then channels to your tiled wet room floor, where it drains away.

DETAILS:

  • 5 adjustable and independent jets
  • Hand shower head
  • Ergonomic design
  • Adjustable table height from 23″ to 38″
  • Safe adjustment of the water temperature
  • Anti-fungal mattress included
  • Adjustable spray shield for the therapist
  • Sturdy base
  • The Equipro Vichy Shower ships in a large crate.

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Mini Microdermabrasion Machine, Ideal for Beginners!

Microdermabrasion is a popular treatment in spas today. Crystal Microderm is a technique that uses a wand to spray fine crystals over the skin. As the crystals abrade the skin, an attached vacuum sucks up the used crystals and dead skin cells with every pass. This technique exfoliates the skin, improving the appearance of the skin.

The Dermaglow EST is an affordable alternative for the budget-conscious skin care professional! Dermaglow EST is perfect for esthetic applications as it is powerful enough for the majority of applications


Everything in One Convenient Crystal Cartridge:

The Dermaglow EST uses a unique single crystal cartridge that contains enough crystals to perform 7-10 treatments. The crystals move from one side of the cartridge to the other and the entire cartridge is disposed of when empty.


Details:

  • Portable tabletop microdermabrasion
  • Automatic crystal flow
  • Analog display
  • Clog-free system
  • Disposal sealed crystal canister
  • Made in the USA
  • UL approved

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Massage On A Budget

Whether you’ve just enrolled in school, starting a new business or just bringing massage therapy in for the first time, the costs can creep up quick. When choosing a massage table to start with, you want one that is comfortable, will last and is budget friendly. One of the leaders in the industry has the perfect table and we’ve got the perfect package for you!

The Avalon XD Tilt Massage Table Package by Earthlite is waiting for you! For less than $400, you get a versatile table with a working weight of up to 750lbs , complete with a lifetime warranty! Made to order in a variety of colors, Earthlite makes some of the most comfortable and long lasting tables on the market. This package comes complete with the Flex-Rest™ Self Adjusting Face cradle with Form-fit™ memory cushion, a single pocket carry case and an arm sling!

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What is the Secret to an AMAZING Wax Service? Read On to Find Out…

What is the secret to a really amazing wax service? The wax and the skill of the technician certainly play an enormous part in it, but so does the preparation and finish of the service. Properly preparing the skin prior to waxing, and finishing the service with an effective post-depilatory product will raise the status of a good service to an amazing service!

On our favorite post-depilatory products is the Miss Cire Post-Depilatory Moisturizing Emulsion. It is a refreshing, lightweight formula highly recommended to be applied on the skin after any waxing treatment, especially for dry or dehydrated skin. It delivers a soft and velvety texture, replenishing the skin with a glowing younger look. Is quickly absorbed, the skin is deeply re-hydrated with long-lasting moisture. Our unique formula and delicate ingredients protect the skin against drying agents.

Recommended for face and body and for all skin types.

Benefits:

  • Refreshing lightweight formula
  • Delivers a soft and velvety texture
  • Deeply re-hydrate the skin
  • Protects the skin against drying agents
  • Reduce redness after waxing.
  • For face and body.
  • All skin types.

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Kermit The Frog Was Wrong, it IS easy being green – When You’re Green Tea

It’s no mystery to many adults these days that drinking green tea can be good for your health. Some may even know that it’s chock full of antioxidants, some may not. Those same antioxidants can be just as good for peoples outsides as well as their insides!

Green tea, aside from tasting good, has been found to help prevent collagen breakdown making it a favorite for fine lines and wrinkles. Green tea has also been shown to help draw out impurities and aid in healing the skin – hello, twofer?!? Pulling out impurities while moisturizing – add is some hyaluronic acid to lock that moisture in and you have yourself a ninja treatment.

Clients with dark and/or puffy issues under the eyes? Green tea can help reduce inflammation and help to increase circulation. A green tea facial with an add on of baby magic globes, and the Revitalizing Eye Gel by June Jacobs, sounds soothing right? I closed my eyes just thinking about it! Don’t forget to retail your add ons!

If you need me, I’m heading to the kitchen to make some green tea! Send me an email at christine@purespadirect.com if you have any questions while I’m away 🙂

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Offer Spa Treatments on the Go with the Calistoga Portable Spa Table

Who said portable massage tables had to be boring? Earthlite doesn’t believe so – and they have proven it with the Calistoga Portable Massage Table!

In a hotel room, on the deck, by the pool, in the home — perform spa treatments wherever you want with the versatile and economical Calistoga Portable. Crafted from solid hard Maple, the Calistoga Portable lets you offer facials, massage, and other spa treatments “on the go”. Folds away for portability and easy storage. The luxurious design features our Pro-Plush Deluxe™ cushioning system wrapped in the buttery, yet durable Natursoft™ upholstery. These are made to order with an approximate production time of 7-14 business days.

Multi-Function Portable Salon Table

Complete Salon Package

  • Package includes comfortable salon armrests, extended foot section, salon pillow, and neck roll.
  • Portable Spa Treatment Table
  • Provide a host of spa treatment options anywhere.
  • Folds compactly for easy transport and storage.
  • Hard Maple construction for exceptional strength and a lifetime of use.
  • Plush, Fully Adjustable Manual Salon Top
  • Expands spa treatment options to facials, reflexology, manicures, event demonstrations and more.
  • Adjustable back and leg sections for perfect client positioning.
  • Premium Pro-Plush™ Cushioning – 3” triple density system.
  • Buttery soft, yet eco-friendly Natursoft™ upholstery.

STANDARD FEATURES

  • Quality hard Maple construction
  • Hardwood reinforcing ribs
  • Full-length piano hinge
  • Mid-brace™ Cradle-lock Cabling System with 1,000 lbs test cables
  • Deluxe Manually Adjustable Salon Top
  • Pro-Plush™ Deluxe 3-Layer 3” Cushioning System
  • Natursoft™ Upholstery – 100% PU in sixteen colors
  • Non-slip, Stablefoot™ Traction Pads
  • Package includes: Neck roll salon pillow, sidearms and footrest
  • Made in the USA with components sourced globally

Specifications
  • Weight: 45 – 48 lbs
  • Width: 25”, 27”
  • Length: 61” (77.5”*)
  • Height Range: 23” – 33”
  • Static Weight: 3,000 lbs
  • Max. Working Weight: 750 lbs
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • Allow 2-4 weeks for delivery
  • CE Mark

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Spa Treatments to Nurse Your Hangover

I was just reading this great article from Time Out Chicago that talks about five great treatment for helping purge all our holiday overload. That’s right; spa treatments that can help clients purge the perils of too much travel, booze, food and typical holiday excess. Check out this article for more information. I would like to try the Ionic Body Cleanse Detox Treatment at Blo Salon & Spa!!

Time Out New York – 5 Spa Treatments To Nurse Your Hangover

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