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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Just In Time For Summer – New Manicure Tables!

I’m sure all the nail techs out there are busy from the moment they walk in until closing time right now!

When was the last time you took a look at your manicure tables?
How are they holding up? Are they stained with polish or acetone spots?
Will they make it through another busy season?

If it’s time to update your tables or, if you are just opening up here are some great new tables we just added to the site!

Manicure Tables by PS Beauty

With different color options, marble tops and and amazing price point, why wait?

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Gel Manicure Efficiency with Kiara Sky

With gel manicures increasing in popularity and no end in sight, you want to make sure you’re prepared. Sick of pesky wires and old led lamps? Perhaps you have a mobile business and need some more efficiency.

Kiara Sky has the answer! Take a look at their Beyond Pro Cordless Rechargeable LED Nail Lamp. It’s compact, clean, beautiful, modern, and completely cordless! You can bring these LED lights from station to station with ease.

Key Features Include:

  • Cordless/rechargeable
  • Motion sensor
  • Fans and vents
  • Custom preset cure times

Investing in these lights for your business has endless benefits. Don’t miss out, and try it today!

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New Year, New Nails

New CND Vinylux just added!

If you don’t use Vinylux, what are you waiting for!? This weekly Polish System is a breakthrough that endures a week of fashion perfection… without a base coat. Exposure to natural light secures the patent-pending technology, creating an enduring, long-lasting polish.

The new formula with advanced micropores allows for breathable coating strengthened by an infusion of 3 new caring ingredients to give you all the care your nails need.

  • Jojoba Oil
  • Vitamin E
  • Keratin

Two Step Easy Application:

Color Choices:

Pro Tip: Vinylux makes a great retail product too!

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Sleek Pedicure Trolley And Matching Chair!

Looking to update your space, or just to make life a little easier with some organization?

Tidy up and save space with this modern trolly!


Encore Convenient Pedicure Trolley by ENCORE


Organize your salon and have all pedicure products and supplies right at your technician’s fingertips! No more walking away from your clients – everything will be easily accessible with these convenient Pedicure Trolleys!


Dimensions: 11″ W x 31.25″ H x 14″D Features:

  • Side trays fit most of acetone or lotion bottles
  • Three drawers
  • Compact design to work between two spa chairs
  • Same height with most of the nail tables.



This trendy stool will compliment any pedicure chair. Comfortable and ergonomic, add a pop of contemporary style to your salon today!

Features:
  • Pedicure stool height range (from the ground to the top of the seat): 14.25″ – 15.75″
  • Seat cushion size 13″ x 17″
  • One year warranty on pump
Available in black, white, and cappuccino!

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Want Less Chipping?

Nothing grinds my gears more than a chipped nail right after a fresh manicure! If you have clients like me, they want long-lasting results, without getting Gel or Dip Powder.

If only we could help you… Oh, wait! We can!

Hands down, OPI Drip Dry is the best product out there, and believe me, I have tried them all!

OPI Drip Dry Lacquer Drying Drops with Avoplex dry nail lacquer in five minutes while treating cuticles to a soothing dose of jojoba and antioxidant Vitamin E.

Dries nails to the touch in one minute, completely in five, with just 1 to 2 drops!

Available in 0.3 oz and 3.5 oz. It also makes a great retail product!

Pro Tip: Offer OPI It Take-Two as an add on to your clients! This specialty topcoat paired with the drip dry is pure profit. Try offering this duo at a $2 upcharge.

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Eliminate Risk of Cross-Contamination at Your Nail Salon

Disposable nail kits are becoming increasingly popular with nail salons and spas across the country, and Pure Spa Direct is proud to offer a variety of new disposable nail kits, allowing you to choose the one that works best for your services!

Ikonna Disposable Deluxe Pedicure Kits / 4 Pieces per Kit / Case of 600 Kits


Features:

  • 1 Piece of white file, Grit 100/120
  • 1 Piece of white buffer, Grit 80/100
  • 1 Piece Wood Stick
  • 1 Piece Purple Pumice Pad (coarse)


Features:
  • 1 Piece of white file, Grit 100/120
  • 1 Piece of white buffer, Grit 80/100
  • 1 Piece Wood Stick


Features:
  • 1 Piece of white file, Grit 100/120
  • 1 Piece of white buffer, Grit 80/100
Whether for manicures or pedicures, show your clients you care by setting their mind at ease when offering brand-new, disposable tools!

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New Manicure Tables on Pure Spa Direct!

Manicure tables is one of the hottest categories on Pure Spa Direct right now, and for good reason – we nail tables from Deco Salon Furniture! If you are opening a new salon, adding nail services, or expanding your salon, be sure to take a look at these beauties.
just added a bunch of beautifully classy, yet affordable

Whether you are looking for a single table, double table, or larger, Deco Salon Furniture has the table perfect for your business!

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Making a Great First Impression

What is the first thing that is seen when walking into your business? First impressions are important! Any reception desk sees a lot of traffic. Every client uses this, both when entering and exiting. Has yours seen better days? Maybe it’s time for an update.

Check out our newest reception desk! DIR Reception Desk Janus with LED Lighting

DIR has come out with an amazing and modern L-shaped Curved Reception desk. It can be used in any spa, salon, medispa, wellness center, doctors office, or more!

It has a 3 piece combination to fit and adjust any space. Additional sections can be purchased as needed, for endless combinations!

It also has:

  • 2 retail display cabinets with two levels of displaying capacity
  • Storage cabinets with shelves
  • Lockable drawer
  • Illuminating LED lights at the top and base of the desk
Looking for a different style? Click here!
Did you know we have reception furniture and decor too? We can help you make some simple upgrades, to enhance the environment.

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Lots of Broken Nails? Educate Your Clients on Nail Care

Do your regular clients come in for their manicures complaining of their nails breaking in between services? (I am definitely guilty of this!) Well, nail care goes way beyond the salon and it is important for you to inform them on how to properly take care of their nails outside of their regular manicure services. By educating them and offering products/items they can use at home, you will find yourself with a lot more happier clients that keep coming back!

Some tips for preventing nail breakage:

  • We all know biting our nails is just a bad habit, but it is also very detrimental to your nails! It leaves the nails thin and weak and they are more likely to get caught on other surfaces and break due to the jagged and uneven edges. When informing your clients of this, offer to apply nail art, which will discourage them for wanting to bite off the fun designs! =)
  • Make sure to keep your retail area stocked full of buffers and fine-grain grit files for your clients to use at home. In between services, your clients nails are going to grow and nails grow unevenly and can cause weakness in some spots. Remember to let them know to file in ONE direction. (filing in both directions will tear the nails)
  • Keeping the nails painted at all times, whether it regular polish, gel polish, or hard gel will keep the nails thicker, making it more resistant against breakage. Also, inform your clients to not pick at the polish or gel polish, as this will cause the nails to become weak.
  • Use nail strengthening treatments as a base coat or top coat!
  • Keep nails strong and hydrated with cuticle oil. use it during the services and suggest they use it at home every day as well. This is another item you’ll definitely want to keep fully stocked in your retail area. Quick and easy up-sell to your clients!
  • Constantly washing hands can dry them out. Let your client know to always apply lotions after they have washed their hands and to try and avoid getting their hands wet when doing dishes or cleaning. Its a great idea to retail the hand lotion you use on your clients during manicures and let them know they can purchase it as well!

With these simple tips, you are sure to see less and less nail breakage from your clients! =)

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