How To: Holiday Manicures

Seasonal updates to your service offerings are a great way to “keep it fresh” and make your existing patrons return and make new clients want to visit your nail salon. Well, now that Thanksgiving is done and gone, it is time for Christmas! Christmas nail designs can range from simple candy cane stripes, to Santa hats, to holiday wrapped gifts and more. Check out these videos to see how easy and how cute Christmas nail designs can be:



From nail lacquer to UV Polish like Shellac or Gelish to nail art brushes, dotting tools, crystals and more… Pure Spa Direct has it all for nail professionals.

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Luxurious Legs using Roll On’s

Lately, we are seeing an increase in the sales of our cartridge waxing systems! Roll-on cartridges are ideal for large body areas such as legs, back, chest, arms, etc. They are easy to use, hygienic, drip-free and disposable after use. Convenient for speed waxing and is a major time saver.

I personally love this wax for a full leg service!

Take a look at my top waxes:

Starpil Pink Rose Roll-On Wax

Recommended for delicate skin types. Its high concentration of soothing agents makes it particularly suitable for sensitive skin and skin with circulatory problems.

The resins in the roll-ons enable them to be used at higher temperatures than low melting point waxes. The heat opens the pores of the skin also, but because the wax is applied much thinner, the resins cool almost immediately without producing a burning sensation. The product is then easily removed using strips. The ingredients in the Roll-On’s are formulated to delay hair growth and leave skin moisturized and soft.

Miss Cire Blue Azulene Roll-On Low-Temperature Strip Wax Cartridges are a low-temperature wax formulated for all skin types and client comfort. High-grade ingredients make of this wax a perfect solution for all hair thickness, coarse or baby hair. It has a great texture, very easy to use, and gentle on the skin.

The Azulene Roll-on cartridge offers a reliable range of benefits including hydrating and renewing your skin cells.

Ultra Flexxx Vanilla White Strip Wax – Roll On Cartridge by Mancine Professional

Mancine Ultra Wax range9s unique plastic texture makes their Ultra waxes ultra-flexible, has a powerful grip, and perfect for waxing. Ultra Flexxx is mixed with titanium dioxide which makes it great for sensitive areas, reducing redness with its hypoallergenic properties.
Ultra waxes have a low melting point, are odorless, and will last one and a half times longer than most organic waxes. Suitable for all skin types!
Black Formula: Our black wax is rich in organic and mineral properties that help leave the skin soft and moist. Recommended for thick hair. With a unique blend of wax, we have everything that you need for easy, effective, and gentle waxing.
This technology ensures more efficient hair removal through a stronger grip while also decreasing the temperature of the wax, reducing the risk of burns, and alleviating pain.
Pair any of these waxes with the Starpil Pro Roll-On Wax Warmer!
The ideal appliance for use with our Roll-On wax cartridges. Durable construction and quality you can count on. For when one Roll-On is not enough. Always have a second Roll-On warm and ready for back to back appointments.
It comes with base and power cord for cordless hassle-free waxing.

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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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11 New Foundation Colors, Perfect for all Skin Types!

Good for all skin types, even acne prone and sensitive skin, Oxygenetix Breathable Foundation safely camouflages skin conditions such as procedural scars, rosacea, dry skin, and rashes. Contains titanium dioxide, the patented oxygen promoting peptide, ceravitae, and an aloe vera gel base (no water). Available in 11 blendable color-corrective shades.


This is a great line to retail to your clients! Makeup artists, check this one out!


Purpose and Benefits:
  • Less down time
  • Complete, undetectable coverage from day one
  • 10 blendable color-corrective shades
  • Transfer-resistant
  • Completely non-irritating, even to acne, rosacea, psoriasis, or eczema.

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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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Aurora – Shellac & Vinylux New Collection!

The Aurora Shellac & Vinylux Collection took the prize this week for most popular items leaving the warehouse. With cool and bright colors it’s no wonder they won. Glacial Mist and Nordic Lights have these cool sparkles in them.. why? I have no idea…I’m just a shipping guy! See our great 2015 Aurora Shellac Vinylux collection HERE!

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Rhino Hunting? No Safari Needed! Pure Spa has Rhino Anti-Fatigue Mats!

OK, are you ready for a really bad joke? No? Sorry… I’ll tell it anyway…

Knock Knock!
Who’s there?
Rhino.
Rhino who?
Rhino you are in there, now open up!

All kidding aside, Rhino Anti-Fatigue Mats are high-quality, high-performance American Made products. They are engineered specifically for the unique needs of the Beauty and Barber industries. These Anti-Fatigue Mats increase productivity by making the work envirnment more comfortable. They do this by easing leg, foot, and lower back fatigue and pain that is common when standing for long periods of time.

Rhino Mats are available as Shampoo Mats, Rectangle Mats, Semi-Circle Mats and in custom sizes for large areas. Many of the styles are available in a choice of colors and there are even marble finish and wood tones available! Check them out at PureSpaDirect.com today… your employees will thank you for their increased comfort and you’ll thank yourself for the increased productivity from your staff!

OK, one more bad Rhino joke…

How do you stop a charging Rhino?
You take away his credit card!

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June Jacobs Hydrating Masque Review – Age Defying

In my 40’s, my skin has taken on multiple personalities. One day I am dripping oil, another it is dry, flaky and tight. I am always trying to find a product that can bring back the balance to my super sensitive skin without a breakout.

Packed with Potent
Anti-Oxidant & Moisture Rich
Ingredients to HUG skin.

Lately I have been using June Jacob’s Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Masque as a rescue treatment to help balance my skin beautifully.

So what makes this mask so special? Well it combines potent anti-oxidants like white, red and green tea extracts, goji berry, pomegranate and grapeseed to to neutralize free radicals and protect skin from environmental toxins that cause pre-mature aging..

What else sets this miracle mask apart?

Sterocare™ – A botanical complex composed of red clover extract and lecithin designed to improve the
thickness of the skin by compensating for the deprivation of estrogen as a result of menopause.

Red Clover Extract – Derived from the plant grown wild in Europe and North America, it is rich in isoflavones – biochanin, daidzein, formononetin and genistein, which protect by stimulating the production of skin9s structural components increasing firmness and elasticity.

Lecithin – Derived from a combination of naturally occurring phospholipids, found in wheat germ, grains and soybeans, it acts as a humectant to maintain the water content of the skin and attract moisture to the skin, helping to facilitate cell growth by lessening healing time and minimizing trans-epidermal water loss.

Kombuchka™ – I LOVE to drink Kombuchka! It is derived from the fermentation of sweet black tea, it is rich in organic acids and vitamin B, it improves overall skin quality and enhances skin radiance and color by restraining the “glycation” reaction allowing the skin to produce and use anti-oxidants.

Clients will LOVE
The way their skin
Looks & feels.

Dermolectine™ – A glycoprotein of plant origin with remarkable biological, “growth factor-like” properties. It stimulates fibroblasts providing a structural framework for elastin and collagen tissue to smooth wrinkles and help fight cutaneous aging.

Konjac Mannan – Also known as glucomannan, derived from the ground root of the tree which grows in southeast Africa and Asia, it acts as a humectant to maintain the water content of the skin and attract moisture to the skin creating volume in the skin9s appearance.

Sweet Almond Oil – Derived from almonds, it is rich in fatty acids, oleic and linoleic and vitamins A and E helping to soften and moisturize skin improving overall hydration.

This is an outstanding mask for ALL year treatment. It is available in professional size for esthetician back bar treatment and retail size, so clients can continue radiant looking skin at home.

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