Time to Shine

It’s no secret that dip systems have become increasingly popular in the beauty industry this year!

Why do people love them?

Dip Powders are faster to apply and don’t have an odor. They leave the nail bed healthy and undamaged. Dip Powders are more durable than gel polish and just as durable as acrylics and can come in any color, with glitters and other color effects.

Lately, I have heard from some technicians who love using the dip system! However, their clients are asking for a shiny finish. So what do they do for those clients?

Chisel has got you covered. They have come out with the Black Diamond Line that can be used with Dipping Powder and cured under a UV/LED Light. All you need is a top coat and base coat to achieve the look your client is requesting.

Chisel Liquid – Black Diamond Base Gel

Benefits:

  • Achieve a gel-like look
  • Dipping powder manicure lasts longer
  • Apply base gel & cure under UV/LED light for 30 seconds

Simply apply top gel & cure under UV/LED light for 60 seconds.

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Wax Spotlight: White Chocolate for the WIN!

One of our favorite things here is to test out all the amazing waxes from around the world that Pure Spa Direct carries. We often participate in training led by our resident Esthetician and Waxer, Erica, so we can make solid recommendations to our clients, and provide personal feedback when our clients want to know what we know! 🙂

Most recently, we tested the increasingly popular White Chocolate Film Wax from ItalWax – and we are absolutely intoxicated with this wax! First, our office was filled with a delicious Vanilla/White Chocolate scent, which only added to our excitement. From the very first stir, we understood why our clients can’t keep their hands off this wax. It is a beautifully creamy consistency and melted smooth and quickly.

White Chocolate spreads beautifully as well – it applies thinly and evenly, allowing you to get the most out of each strip. But that is not the best part! This wax was strong yet gentle, picking up short stubble as well as soft fine hairs with ease! There was no tweezing necessary with this wax – effective for so many different hair types.

Check out ItalWax’s White Chocolate Wax here:
https://www.purespadirect.com/searchresults.asp?Submit=Go&Search=white chocolate wax


To view the full ItalWax line, click here:
https://www.purespadirect.com/ItalWax-Professional-Cosmetics-for-Depilation-s/5281.htm


Advantages of ItalWax Film Wax:

  • Lower melting temperature 104°F – 115°.
  • Ideal for hair removal on delicate areas (armpits, bikini, face).
  • Longer cooling time, which provides longer thermal exposure, relaxes hair follicles and makes waxing less painful.
  • Completely adjustable to the skin surface, catching all the hairs without applications repeating.
  • Because of it9s extra elasticity Film Wax won’t break during hair removal.
  • When removed, Film Wax does not leave any broken hairs.
  • Significantly reduces the time required for depilation procedure.

Depilation Procedure for ItalWax Film Wax:

  1. Pour the ItalWax Natural beads in the professional wax heater.
  2. Preheat the wax to 104°F – 115°F until it reaches the consistency of stiff honey.
  3. Treat the depilation area with an spirit-containing lotion ItalWax to degrease the skin and remove any traces of cosmetic products.
  4. Apply a small amount of cosmetic talc.
  5. With a spatula, apply a thin layer of wax, regardless the direction of hair growth, but towards you, leaving a small “petal” which will be used as a grip later on. ATTENTION! Do not rush during the application, press the spatula firmly, putting the necessary pressure on it.
  6. The wax will harden in 4-10 seconds. During this period it will stick to all the hairs. Ready to be removed Film Wax should not stick to the hand when touched.
  7. Holding the skin taut in the direction opposite to the tear-off, remove the wax with a fast movement, parallel to the skin.
  8. Repeat same actions in the next area.
  9. When the procedure is over, treat the skin with a soothing, cooling, oil-free product by ItalWax.

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Easy Add-On: Herbal Eye Pads

When it comes to your salon and spa business, retail and add-ons typically generate the highest profit percentage. Even easier than retail, add-ons are an easy up-sell to your clients due to their comparatively low cost and the fact that your client has already committed to a service with you.

Herbal Eye Pads are the perfect upsell for your clients, whether you are performing a facial, body wrap,
pedicure, shirodhara or even a waxing service! At just 92 cents per pair, offering these as an add-on for between $5 – $10 can garner you between 440% to 980% profit! The natural ingredients include:

  1. Chamomile – Reduces inflammation and soothes sensitive skin.
  2. Green Tea – Powerful antioxidant with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and stimulating properties.
  3. Lemon Balm Leaves – Soothing antioxidant.
  4. Rose Petals – An antiseptic and astringent with therapeutic properties that helps soothe and balance the skin.

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Upgrade Your Spa’s Look!

Upgrade your spa’s look with professional, affordable, and comfortable uniforms by Urbane!

One of our favorites is the Women’s Quick Cool Crossover Top! There9s no need to choose between functionality and comfort in this crossover. Featuring our new Quick Cool knit back panel for optimal comfort, this top can take on even your busiest days. But it doesn9t stop there: details like the curved side vents and a drop tail hem add the flair that makes your scrubs stand out. Two double pockets round it out with plenty of space for all your workday essentials.

Details:

  • Colors: Ceil Blue, Wine, Steel, Orchid
    To ensure color matching of tops and bottoms, we suggest purchasing items within same collection and fabric content.
  • Sizes: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large
  • Quick Cool garments include knit panels with moisture-wicking technology in heat producing areas to help cool the body and keep you comfortable and dry!
  • V-neck, surplice neckline
  • 2 double pockets with 1 self-fabric badge loop and accent zigzag stitch
  • Drop tail hem
  • Curved side vents
  • Knit side panels and back neck facing
  • 95% polyester/5% spandex
  • Medium center back length: 27 5/8″
  • Embroidery optional – call us for pricing based on your needs

Care:

  • 95% polyester/5% spandex
  • No Iron, Great fit, Soft, Stretchy, Lightweight and Durable Fabric
  • Machine wash Cold
  • Do not bleach
  • Tumble dry warm, Remove promptly
  • Iron low heat setting

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Offer a Breath of Freedom!

Offer your clients a breath of freedom after their services by stocking your locker room with Freedom Natural Spray Deodorant! This all-natural back bar spray is perfect for your locker room. It9s great after a relaxing spa day or exhilarating workout. Everywhere Sprays can be used on the body or to refresh clothes, gym bags, shoes, yoga mats, etc. Freedom is only a spray away! Aluminum-free.


Available In:

Pro Tip! Fill the locker room spray bottles ¼ of the way full to prevent them from being taken from the locker room area!

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Innovative Luxury Spa Table for Versatility

If you are looking for a luxury spa table that will accommodate a large range of clients and spa treatments, with space for storage and even a hot towel cabi, look no further!

TouchAmerica’s Embrace treatment table lives up to its name. Ingenious drop-down, swing-away armrests adjust to support a wide range of body types. This is the best table on the market for rotator cuff and scapula work. Features a beautiful slotted storage cabinet with sliding doors. Recessed small hot towel cabi comes with the cabinet.

Large 33.5″ x 81″ super-comfortable top accommodates everyone. Dual-pedestal lift motors allow the top to tilt in either direction. A Bluetooth hand control operates the back, leg, and 26″ – 34″ height adjustments.

Dimensions & Options:

  • Shipping Dimensions: 83″L x 39″W x 37″ H
  • Table Weight: 300 lbs.
  • Lifting Weight Capacity: 650 lbs.
  • Static Weight Capacity: 1,000 lbs.
  • Height Range: 26″- 34″
  • Back Tilt Angle: 0° to 60° Knee Tilt Angle: 0° to 30° Max Tilt Angle (entire top): 0° to 15°
  • Optional Accessories: Salon Footrest (6″ x 15″) or Full Footrest (10″ x 24″), Salon Headrest (6″ x 15″) plus Facial Neck Bolster
  • Vinyl Colors: White, Almond, Camel, Black
  • Bluetooth Remote Available
  • Custom Finish Options Available

Warranties:

  • Structure: 10 yr. on replacement parts for frame/structure and 1 yr. on labor*
  • Motor & Controls: 2 yr. warranty on materials for mechanical/electrical parts
  • Vinyl & Foam: 2 yrs. on materials
    *Labor warranty for USA customers only

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Aromatherapy For Beauty – Incorporating Essential Oils to Retain Youthful Skin


Aromatherapy can be used in so many different things, including you beauty regimen You can incorporate essential oils in base creams and other skin care bases to help get healthier looking skin!

The appearance of the skin is conditioned by how quickly the dead surface cells are replaced by new ones. The more rapidly this process occurs, the healthier and smoother your skin will appear! This natural occurring process slows as we age, but rejuvenating aromatherapy skin products stimulate rapid regeneration of the cells to help retain a youthful and beautiful complexion as you age.

Suitable Essential Oils to Incorporate into Skin Care for Each Skin Type:

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Protect Your Clients, Protect Your Profits

Looking for an easy way to protect clients clothing while applying makeup? These lightweight, disposable plastic capes have you covered – literally!

At about $0.33 a piece, you can stock up, save money and peace of mind not stressing over accidents! Whether a makeup mishap, a client coming on for a quick facial or “head” service or even an extra protector during shampoo/hair services, these are great to keep on hand!

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You Say Tomato, I Say Clean Skin


It may sound strange at first, however, the tomato is excellent for aiding with congested skin!

The delicious little red fruit is chock full of lycopene, which has been shown to be a powerful antioxidant. If you’re looking for a unique treatment to offer your clients, bring in a tomato mask!








Here is a quality and cost effective one sure to intrigue your clients! At under $5 per mask, you can incorporate these into a facial with nice profits!

Fruit Collagen Mask – Tomato Pore Decongesting Mask

Make a theme of it…offer fresh tomato salads, Bloody Mary options on the weekends (alcohol optional!) or fresh juice blends that have tomato as an ingredient! Creativity is key!

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Which Sheet Masks Are Good For Aging Skin?

Sheet masks are a simple and effective way to boost your retail sales! Let’s face it, who doesn’t love sitting on their couch with a face mask and their favorite show!?

Take a look at our best sellers for Anti-Aging!

Beauty Pro Nourishing Collagen Sheet Mask with Olive Extract

Benefits:

  • Deeply Hydrating & Nourishing
  • Anti-aging treatment
  • Anti-Oxidant & Anti-Inflammatory
  • Improving skin clarity, tone, and elasticity
  • Ready to use
  • No animal ingredients or testing
  • Free of Mineral Oils, Lanolin, and Petroleum
  • Paraben-Free Formula

Body Drench – Rejuvenating Facial Sheet Mask

Restore your skin’s radiant glow and achieve a soft and smooth feel all while plumping your skin’s
appearance with the Body Drench Rejuvenating Facial Sheet Mask. This Tencel mask is infused with Collagen, Pomegranate, Hyaluronic Acid, and Red Wine. The powerhouse ingredient of Red Wine helps restore collagen and elastin fibers to make skin appear younger, supple, and glowing.

Satin Smooth Stem Cell Serum Sheet Mask

Product Specs:

  • Contains 24 masks in a perforated display box
  • Individually wrapped, sanitary and hygienic
  • Single-use, 15-minute treatment
  • Convenient for salon, spa, and at home
  • Dermatologist tested
Features plant-derived stem cells, grapefruit extract, niacinamide, and ginkgo extract, known to help tighten sagging skin and improve skin tone and texture.

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