Top Tropical Products for Summer

What’s on your summer menu? I love hearing about all the specials my clients are running. Mostly because I am daydreaming about them!



Are you still looking for new ideas? Take a look at my top picks-

1) Offer this Coconut Collagen Mask as an add on special!

This treatment instantly hydrates and calms sensitive, dry, and acne-prone skin. It rejuvenates the skin. Deeply nourishes, repairs, and strengthens the skin using an antioxidant-rich formula that protects against free-radical damage and untimely aging.

Uses: All, dry, sensitive skin: Anti-aging, soothes and revitalizes pale skin


2) Offer a simple, fun treatment just to add some fun to your summer services! Treat your client9s puffy, tired eyes with these fun eco-friendly gel eye masks made from biodegradable TPU resembling refreshing watermelons.

Watermelon Gel Eye Mask

Usage: Cool in the refrigerator and use during or after facial treatments. Warm in a pan of water for a
relaxing and calming experience.

3) Offer a Mango Pedicure special using Professional BCL Spa Starter Kit – For Body, Hands, Feet!

Includes: Sea Salt Soak, Sugar Scrub, Moisture Mask and Massage Cream

4) Use a fun, tropical scent for your message! Like, Keyano Coconut Lime Massage Oil!

A refreshingly sweet, tangy aroma to inspire thoughts of the tropics. This massage Oil combines grapeseed oil and Vitamin E for a nice combination of slip and absorption.

Want some more ideas? Ask us! We have tons of choices!

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Essential Paraffin Accesories

Cooling temperatures means that it is time to break out your paraffin unit, stock up on Eco-Fin and make sure you have plenty of liners for daily services. It is also important to stock up on the nifty little extras that take this service from standard to extraordinary.

1. Compostable Liners: Fingerless paraffin liners that are the perfect size for hands and feet, plus they are good for the environment!

2. Muslin Mitt and Bootie Sleeves: Soft and flexible, these sleeves are the perfect washable barrier between the liners and the heat source.

3. Insulated Terry Velour Mitts and Booties: These are super soft and help to retain the heat in the paraffin, thus making the service last longer and be more effective. In addition, this product is washable.

4. Electric Mitts and Booties: An essential product for paraffin, parafango, manicure and pedicure services, electric mitts and booties soothe aches and pains while also helping with product absorption.

5. Herbal Mitts and Booties: These are similar to electric mitts and booties in that they provide additional warmth to services plus they have the added benefit of 12 fragrant herbs to soothe both the extremities and senses.

Don’t forget about your paraffin wax, oil and warmers!

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Soooooooo Many Depilatory Wax Brands!

Did you know that Pure Spa Direct offers the most complete selection of the best depilatory wax brands anywhere. Sourced from all over the globe, we offer the best in hard wax, hot wax, stripless wax, strip wax, lukewarm wax and more. We have an amazing selection of cans, beads, pucks, and cartridges.

Wax Brands at PureSpaDirect.com

We are THE PLACE for WAX! Check out our massive selection here:
https://www.purespadirect.com/Depilatory-Waxing-Wax-Hair-Removal-s/425.htm

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The Softer Side of CND Shellac – 2013 Intimates Collection

Fall and winter is not only all about the dark colored polishes. CND Shellac has finally introduced the softer side with the CND Shellac 2013 Intimates Collection! Capture the essence of natural beauty with soft, delicate shades for a feminine and graceful look. Subtle, chic, and graceful tones allow nails natural beauty to shine through.

These four new polishes can be worn solo or layered with another favorite shade to reveal a personal style statement.



The CND Shellac 2013 Intimates Collection includes 4 elegant, new colors:

Embrace femininity and redeļ¬ne sensuality
Slip into something luxuriously alluring
Soft, elegant tones let delicate beauty shine through

Subtle.Romantic.Graceful

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‘Tis the Season…to Upgrade Your Equipment!

As 2017 quickly comes to a close, we are all looking forward to 2018, and all the New Year will bring. For business owners, often, the dream is peace and prosperity, and Pure Spa Direct is here to help!

Our clients have been talking to us about upgrading their equipment – either to replace older models, or to add new modality to their treatment menus for the new year – and there is no better time than now! We offer competitive pricing on equipment and furniture to fit every budget!

We are offering a fantastic Financing option that allows approved buyers to finance their equipment and make no payments until 2018! Get started with your new equipment during the busy holiday season, and bring in the profits before you even start paying it off!

Financing is a great option for many salons and spas, because by performing a few treatments a week with the equipment, you will cover your payments, and remain cash-flow positive through the process. If you have been thinking about adding hydrofacials, microderm abrasion, or microcurrent to your facials, or even if you are interested in a new treatment bed, we can help with that!

You can feel free to apply for financing right on our website (https://www.purespadirect.com/Articles.asp?ID=272) – and you can receive an approval notification within 30 seconds! You can also contact our friendly Sales Staff during our regular business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5pm at 800-434-0018 if you have any questions, or if you would like to hear about equipment that other businesses JUST LIKE YOURS are seeing great success with!

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Grow Your Business With Pure Spa Direct!

One of the things I love most about what we do here at Pure Spa Direct, is helping our clients build and update their businesses – whether it’s a client just starting out who needs help with everything from floor to ceiling and front to back or a client looking to update the look and/or feel of the business.

I recently helped a client, who had been ordering her daily supplies and retail items with us for years, update the entire look of her salon. From her reception furniture and decor, right through to upgrading her aging equipment. She didn’t realize all of the equipment and furniture we had in addition to her supplies! We went through what she was looking to achieve in her business, and consolidated some equipment into multi-function units. This way, she saved space and increased the services she was able to offer. She had no idea that we offered financing as well! She was able to update her salon, increase the amount of services (and profits!) she could offer all while keeping her cash flow positive.
We are not simply a supplier, we are here to help achieve your dreams, visions and goals for your business and clients! It’s what we live for!

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NEW & Improved CND LED Lamp

Gel polish continues to be one of the most popular nail services any salon offers, and for good reason! With 2-week staying power, clients can have gorgeous nails, no matter how hard they are on their hands!

For salons, it is so important to have the proper tools to perform these popular services well, and an LED lamp is critical to a successful service.

The NEW & Improved CND® LED Lamp optimizes light, time and energy for maximum shine and lasting durability to cure of CND® SHELLAC® Brand 14 Day Nail Color and CND® BRISA® Gel.

This New CND LED Lamp features patented curing technology the perfectly cures full nail edges for uniform drying, and an ergonomic design that is ideal for all sizes. Easy-to-use with no assembly required, this new lamp is designed with preset controls for each service step, needs no bulb replacement and is acetone resistant. Also pedicure friendly with its removable plates, the new CND LED Lamp has a removable power cord with interchangeable plug adapters. This new CND LED Lamp perfectly cures for a longer wear and shine – every time.

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Beautiful Glass Accessories from Katari

So many of our spa clients mix their own masks, scrubs, or other delectable recipes to gift or sell to their clients. They are always looking for beautiful and effective ways to store their goodies, and I always tell our clients to check out the beautiful glass accessories from Katari!

One of my favorites is the Handblown Clear Glass Jar with Spoon. This jar is ideal for lotions, masques, powders, and seeds. It comes with a natural cork closure and a mini spoon. Not for oils or very liquid products. It comes in clear glass to show off the beauty of the ingredients inside.

The alternative to this beauty is a plastic ketchup container. How many spas use little plastic disposable containers to give away samples or send a customer home with some left-over masque or recipe?

Many of our spa clients commented on this and were looking for a beautiful alternative, so we went ahead and made a sustainable and functional option for them and their customers. You can add this piece of art glass to your arsenal of accessories.

Why Katari?
Katari believes in working with people directly and knowing where and how every single part of our incredible collection came to be. We want you to experience the stories of artisans and their artistry through everything you touch. We hope that our efforts help preserve ancient crafts and thousand-year old traditions of purest, timeless Mediterranean single-ingredients.

Storage & Handling:
Please use care as you would with any glass accessory. The jars are dishwasher safe and cork can be washed with mild soap and air-dried.

Ingredients:
Ingredients are important even when it comes to simple accessories. There is no plastic mixed into this glass. It is made out of pure, lab-quality glass, which means that adding and storing ingredients in this jar will not create a reaction where ingredients might change their chemistry. And ingredient chemistry, unaltered, is what you need in any incredible natural beauty recipe.

Whether you keep your own recipes in this jar or sell a jar filled with your creations using our ingredients, it is up to you. It will add to the sophistication of your spa and add to your retail and treatment (post-care) sales.

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Custom Airbrush Tan vs Booth Tan

With tanning season in full swing, we are talking about spray tanning here at Pure Spa Direct day in and day out. We specialize in custom airbrush tanning, with a wide offering of equipment to suit every technician’s need. The other day, however, I was curious to compare a custom airbrush tan with a spray tan done in a booth, so my coworker and I headed over to our local tanning salon to test out the Mystic Tan HD.

I have to admit, I was a little nervous going in. Being confined in a small space, having tanning solution sprayed at me? How was it going to cover my whole body? How would my face come out? What about my hands and my feet? These are the trickiest parts of the body, so would a standardized machine be able to measure up to my custom standards? These are the zillions of thoughts racing through my head as I waited for Rebeca to get her tan.

Once Rebeca was done, one of the workers went to clean the tanning booth, then the other girl beckoned for me to come to the room. She told me to liberally apply barrier cream to my feet and hands, then get in the booth and wave my hand in front of the sensor to turn the booth on. Sounded easy enough, right? So I get ready…barrier cream all my bendable parts, put my hair cap on, the whole kit and kaboodle, I get in the booth, wave my hand in front of the sensor, and…..nothing. Wave my hand some more. Nothing. There was no sensing going on in that sensor. So NOW I have to get dressed, take off my hair cap, etc. and walk all the way to the front of the salon to get the girl who was helping me. Turns out, she forgot to turn the booth on for me.
So my first adventure over, I am ready to get tan already! I step into the booth (which, by the way, was running in “heat up mode” while I got ready) and wave my hand in front of the sensor. Ahhhh that time it sensed me, hooray! There are easy to read numbers on the floor to tell me where to put my feet, and a very pleasant voice instructs me on where to stand. The actual tanning part only takes about 2 minutes. You stand in 4 different positions (based on what the nice tanning booth lady is telling you) while the sprayer moves up and down, spraying your tanning solution concoction of choice. I felt like I was being choked with a fog of tanning solution, and I had not been offered nose plugs. Rebeca, however, is about 4 inches taller than me, and she did not feel as though the spray in the air was excessive. Maybe I am just too close to the floor.

Once all the tanning solution has been sprayed, the Mystic Tan HD booth blows hot air to dry your tan – a very nice touch in the middle of winter! I was afraid of standing in the warm air too long though, as I did not want to get caught in the booth during the spray down cycle!
I chose the darkest tanning solution, and added the “boost” to it, which is supposed to give you a color guide for instant gratification PLUS add 1/2 shade darkness to your solution. When I came out of the booth, my entire body, except for my face, appeared the same color as before I went it. It did begin to gradually darken during the next few hours, however.
When I inspected my tan the next day, I did notice some inconsistencies in my tan color. Some areas had overly darkened, while other areas did not. My right foot, for example, looked FANTASTIC! I was excited, because I always have a problem with my feet looking naturally tanned. When I checked out my left foot, however, there was a large dark splotch on the side of my foot (it looked like tanning solution pooled there), and there were several light spots where I was hardly tanned. Also, my left arm was not nearly as dark as my right. The tan was definitely not even.

Overall, I was impressed by the Mystic Tan HD booth tan. I was much more comfortable undressing to get in a booth than if a person was spray tanning me, and the Mystic Tan HD was warm and the instructions were clear. However, my experience would have been better if my technician was clear in her instructions, highlighting the importance of staff knowledge. I also found my skin to be excessively dry after my tan. My tan did crackle on my legs 3 days in. I don’t think I will switch to a booth tan on a regular basis, but if I am tight on cash and/or time, the Mystic Tan HD is a possible option!

Pros Of Booth Tan

  • Quick Application
  • Easy to understand instructions
  • Less expensive than a custom tan

Cons of Booth Tan

  • No trained technician customizing your tan experience
  • All bodies are not made the same, so even coverage is not guaranteed
  • 2 light coats of tanning solution provides a better tan – tanning booth only does 1 heavier coat
  • A trained technician should be able to choose the best shade for you, while I had to choose my own
  • Overspray/fogging solution in the booth – I found it to be uncomfortable

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Authentic East Asian Herbal Medicine Apothecary Chests

Our new Authentic East Asian Herbal Medicine Apothecary Chests are gorgeous and intriguing. They are hand crafted in a classic Korean / Japanese antique design, with and are available in a variety of sizes. Each has amazing miniature drawers, traditionally used for medicinal powders, minerals, roots and herbs. They are finished in a richly grained dark stained Elmwood and accented by etched oriental brass fittings. They have a slim profile – which means you can place these cabinets against a wall without impeding foot traffic.

Details:

  • Authentically crafted oriental herbal medicine chests
  • Perfect against any wall – unique unobtrusive slim profile
  • Elegant hand rubbed richly grained wood finish
  • Striking oriental style antiqued brass hardware
  • Includes lucky brass fish lock & key

See our Authentic East Asian Herbal Medicine Apothecary Chests HERE!

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