The Dream Apron For Denim Lovers!

For all of you denim lovers out there, we just got in a brand new Denim Apron from Betty Dain! I’m a huge fan of fashion combined with function. This lovely salon apron is perfect for that! It is composed of 100% cotton denim with contrast stitching. It even features adjustable leatherette straps in a crisscross design on the back that helps to relieve neck fatigue! With 2 chest pockets and 2 large waist pockets, there is plenty of room for ample storage. Not a fan of denim? No problem! We have all different style to choose from. Be sure to view all of our salon aprons here!

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Client Goodie Bags

Are you looking to set yourself apart form your local competitors? One of the best ways to do so is to offer simple, yet memorable client goodie bags! It truly is a great way to leave an impression on your client and make your business stand out. Whether it’s their first time being serviced, or a long time regular, it can really make a difference. With the fall coming up, I’m sure your spa will be busier now that the lazy days of summer are (almost!) unofficially over. Guess what?! We have ALL of the packaging supplies to get you started at varying price points! Check out some of my suggestions below:




How adorable are these Simply Mesh Pouches? You can put in unique little items like trial size nail polishes, tweezers, makeup sponges, and sample lotions inside! They come in a variety of colors and styles for each individual client as well. We just got these in, and I love them!




If you want something a bit fancier, we also have handled tubs that can fit a wide array of products for your clients like this elegant Oval Wooded Handle Tub!









Be sure to check out the paper Gift Bags we have on our site as well if you’re looking for something a bit more economical.


Looking for ideas to put in the bags? I highly suggest you check out our Overstock Sale section. There are little gifts in there that your clients will love at amazing price points!

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Beards Are Still Trending!

Colder months mean more beards and facial hair! With a rise in men’s spa services, boutique barber shops popping up just about everywhere. Are you prepared for your male clientele who want to ensure their beads are tamed and stylish? We have quite the selection of male grooming products! Our latest? The Bush Master Beard, Hair & Tattoo Oil is amazing! It’s made with a natural argan, olive and sunflower oil blend, and definitely busts some smooth moves on hair, adding polish, shine and style for both hair and beards! It9s also a fantastic tattoo treatment, as it is super hydrating on the skin. How cool is the packaging, too? Beards aren’t going away anytime soon, especially now that Fall is here, so make sure your salon is fully stocked! Your male clients (and their beards) will thank you!

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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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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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The Scent Of Love

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and I’m sure you want to have your spa prepared! What better way to do so than with a little bit of Rose Essential Oil? Cherished for its abundant beauty, the rose promises love and happiness. Its lovely essence just so happens to work miracles on the skin, giving it a smooth and youthful appearance.



We have an amazing Rose Face & Body Oil that is ideal for an aromatherapy facial, or you can even retail it for your clients to use as a night treatment. Get these in your spa right before the Valentine’s Day rush, and prepare your clients for this romantic holiday of love!

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Dare To Be Bare! – Skin Care Tips for Your Best Waxing Results

Waxing is huge this time of year and you want to make sure that you are doing all the necessary prepping and skin care before and after all your waxing services for the perfect wax!

First, you want to make sure the skin is clean. When a client comes in with oil, sweat, and bacteria on their skin, without proper sanitation, the client can easily break out after waxing and the end result will not be as successful. Preparation is simple. A great product to use would be the Cirepil Blue Lotion. This lotion has excellent cleansing properties due to its low alcohol content (9%), and it leaves the skin with a pleasant, comfortable feeling. After cleansing the skin, the Cirepil Pre-Depilatory Oil is a great product to use, as it will condition the skin and create a protective barrier to ensure wax adheres to the hair and not the skin.

Another great item to use during the prepping stage would be the Relax & Wax NO Scream Cream. Your clients will want to apply this cream 30-45 minutes prior to the waxing service, making NO Scream Cream the perfect retail item to sell to all of your regular waxing clients! The No Scream Cream eases the discomfort of waxing as much as 50-90% and will not interfere with standard wax formulas.

Pre-Wax Products

Now you’re ready to wax! Once you have performed the waxing service, don’t forget about post wax care! This is very important for your clients’ overall comfort after the service, as well as for the best results. A product I highly recommend is the Mancine Ingrown(zone) Triple Action Post Depilatory Lotion. This lotion leaves the skin feeling refreshed and moisturized, prevent ingrown hairs, and will actually slow and soften future hair growth so waxing becomes easier and more comfortable. Also, for your clients who are prone to ingrown hairs, the Mancine Ingrown(zone) Cream works wonders as a spot treatment!

Post-Wax Products

It is also very important to educate your clients about what to AVOID for the next 24 hours after the waxing service:

Avoid for 24 hours after waxing service:

  • Sun/Tanning Beds
  • Makeup, if face is waxed
  • Swimming – Chlorinated Water (pool water) and Salt Water
  • Hot Water, Saunas
  • Deodorant with Aluminum
  • Salt Glow or stimulating body or facial treatments
  • Tight Clothing for legs/bikini (No Pantyhose) for 48 hours
  • Exercise

Also, recommend that the client exfoliate (starting 2 days after service) to help avoid ingrown hairs. A really great exfoliating product is the Desert Mineral Detox Body Scrub – Anti-Cellulite Formula by Extended Vacation. Many of our clients also like to retail Exfoliating Massage Gloves or Loofahs to their clients to help minimize ingrown hairs!

Happy Waxing! =)

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So Long Ombre.. Hello Balayage!

The ombre trend has definitely faded, but there’s a new highlighting trend in town! Say hello to balayage, a popular highlighting technique that’s gathering a lot of attention, especially for Spring and Summer. Instead of the dramatic, contrasting colors that ombre provides, balayage is a subtle, more natural sun-kissed look. Balayage is actually a french word meaning “to swoop” or “to paint,” which creates a softer, beautiful and almost all-natural look. With summer rapidly approaching, a lot of your clients are going to want lighter hair… especially since celebrities like Lana Del Rey and Khloe Kardashian have been seen sporting it!

But are you prepared for the balayage trend? Here at Pure Spa Direct, we just got in the ColorTrak Tools Balayage Board and Brush Set that will have you all set up for this latest hair trend. This brush contains shorter brush bristles for precise coloring, as well as a slightly curved board on 2 side to better suit head shape! You’ll also be quite comfortable performing this service, as the handle allows for stability.


You’ll also need to protect each highlight! Check out our film roll which is specifically for balayage treatments. For all of your salon highlighting needs, please click here, and make sure you’re prepared this summer for your clients looking to get that sun-kissed balayage look!

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