Just Sisal While You Work!

No, I did not spell “whistle” wrong, I am writing about Sisal!

What is Sisal? According to Wikipedia:

“Sisal (Agave sisalana) is an agave that yields a stiff fibre traditionally used in making twine, rope and also dartboards. The term may refer either to the plant or the fibre, depending on context. It is sometimes incorrectly referred to as sisal hemp because hemp was for centuries a major source for fibre, so other fibres were sometimes named after it.”

You might be asking yourself, OK Doug, what do Agave plant ropes have to do with spas/salons? Well, it turns out that Sisal fibers are ALSO used to make a variety of exfoliation products… sponges, soap sacks, mitts, gloves, pads, brushes and more!

Sisal is used for deep exfoliation and massage of the skin, and it is frequently used dry. This type of rough exfoliation may take some getting used to, but it is a good way to slough off dead skin and reveal fresher, softer skin underneath. Sisal is also very commonly used wet, in the shower (in a standard shower or during a Vichy Shower treatment), for slightly more gentle exfoliation.

Whether the Sisal is used wet or dry, it is best to begin with a gentle scrubbing until the skin becomes more used to the exfoliation of the sisal bristles, and then more pressure can be applied for a deeper exfoliating massage.Sisal can be used on the back as well as other rough places, such as the knees or feet, or even all over the body for a full-body exfoliating treatment.Sisal should not be used on more sensitive areas like the face.

Because theSisal may also be able to improve circulation, some recommend always brushing in a circular motion, toward the heart. One may use a sisal brush every day, once a week, or as needed… any use can provide skin benefits!

So remember, if you offer exfoliation treatments or are looking for great retail items for home use… “Just Sisal While You Work!”

See Pure Spa Direct’s Sisal Offerings Here:
https://www.purespadirect.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=sisal

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Create your own Spa Treatments with Spa Pantry!

A little experimentation will always help in the Spa industry. Mixing and matching certain butters, creams and oils will be the craze at your spa…if you get it right. For instance, something as basic as mixing Spa Pantry’s Whipped Cocoa butter and Body Concepts Aloe Vera will give you a creation that you can use as part of your services!

By mixing these two items you get a great moisturizer with so many benefits.
Aloe Vera:
  • contains antioxidants vitamins A, C and E which calms the skin from irritation an inflammation
  • helps with dermatitis or psoriasis
  • it helps with wound healing
Mixed with the cocoa butter, you will have a fast-absorbing mixture that retains body moisture and softens the skin. The reason for this is that cocoa butter melts at body temperature, so the moment of application is the moment the skin will absorb the product. Cocoa butter leaves a protective barrier that will help protect the skin from the harm of everyday life.
You can even use this product as part of your massage services. Research has indicated that massaging the skin with cocoa butter can help boost the immune system and relieve stress. I wouldn’t mind getting a massage with this lotion. Along with all of the topical benefits of mixing these to items together is the benefit of using it for aromatherapy, the sweet smelling aroma will definitely add to the massage experience.
Be bold and experiment, Cocoa Butter and Aloe Vera are just two items you can experiment with. Visit Pure Spa Direct to see what other items we have for you to use for your secret recipe.

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6 Reasons Why Detox Body Treatments are Sweeter Than Christmas Morning

The Holidays are quickly approaching, and that only means one thing for spas – Detoxifying Body Treatments are on the rise! Whether your clients are looking to detox and slim down before that big holiday event, or if they overindulged during the holidays and are looking to slim down post-Holiday, these treatments are going to be the talk of the town! What are some of the benefits of Detoxifying Body Treatments?

  • Minimize appearance of cellulite
  • Minimizes fluid retention
  • Evens skin texture
  • Eliminates toxins
  • Tones the skin
  • Revitalizes the mind
If you aren’t already offering detoxifying body treatments, and are interested in adding them to your menu, Pure Spa Direct offers a huge range of products perfect to use! Some of our favorites include:
  • Desert Mineral Detox Body Scrub by Extended Vacation
    Look, it has Detox right in the name! This amazing body scrub not only sloughs away dry skin, but combined with massage, can help minimize the appearance of cellulite. The proprietary blend of essential oils rounds out the experience with a delicious, clean scent.
  • Body Detox Body Serum by Amber Products
    Used in conjunction with the Body Detox Paraffin or Herbal Body Wrap, this effective serum draws impurities out of the skin and helps prevent body acne. This serum is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-acne, anti-inflammatory, and has antioxidant properties. Whew, what a powerhouse product!
  • ESS Detoxifying Massage Oil Blend
    Made with 100% pure, cold-pressed almond, grapeseed, and sunflower oils, this massage oil stimulates the lymphatic system, and is ideal for mixing with sea salts to create your own body scrub blends.

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Tips for Retail Success

We are barely past Halloween, and yet the time has officially come for all spas, salons, wellness centers and medi-spas to stock up on the holiday retail. While retail products should be an integral part of your business plan year round, the holidays provide an additional impetus for your clients to browse, shop and buy.

We always advise our clients to retail, but the question is How? How do you transition from having products on display to constantly needing restock your shelves? Well, here is a handy little guide:

Tips for Retail Success:

  1. EDUCATION. Become THE source for information for all things retail by educating you staff. Hold multiple training workshops and dispense reading materials so that your employees are able to comfortably and knowledgeably explain the following for all products.
    • Purpose
    • Ingredients
    • Features
    • Benefits
    • Application Procedure
    • Potential Reactions
    • Brand History
  2. TESTERS. One is much more likely to purchase a product when he or she can touch it, smell it, taste it, etc. When you shop at stores such as Sephora or Ulta, there are samples for virtually every single product. By investing in at least 1 tester per retail item, your clients will be significantly more likely to invest themselves into the product.
  3. INCENTIVE PROGRAMS. As a Salon or Spa owner, your main focus is increasing your business profit. One of the main focuses for your employees, however, is increasing their personal income. Have your goals meet in the middle by providing incentive programs and contests for selling retail products. Just as your clients need a little push to invest in retail, your employees need motivation for selling products and boosting business. By offering bonuses or a rewards program for top sellers, you can boost sales, profits and company morale! In addition, certain manufacturers have their own rewards program in place. By selling their products, you receive samples and complimentary items. These free gifts can then be passed on to your victorious employees, at no expense to you. A total Win-Win-Win!
  4. INTEL. The easiest way to decide what products to retail is to get the information directly from the source: your clients! Train your employees to be engaging and asking key questions, including the following:
    • What hair/facial/nail products are being used at home.
    • Opinions about said products.
    • Upcoming plans and events, such as vacations, weddings, graduation etc.
    • Personal cosmetic and aesthetic concerns.
    She was just introduced to her spa’s new retail selections.
  5. AN EXPERIENCE. According to Jill Van Ausdal of The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge, you can increase retail sales by providing an all-encompassing experience instead, rather than just providing a single treatment for your client. When the service is taken from a treatment to an experience, retail automatically becomes a part of the equation.

The team here at Pure Spa is literally chock-full of information, facts, figures, ideas and suggestions. If you need help deciding what to retail or how to retail it, give us a call any time!

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Time for an upgrade for your Spa or Salon!

Has your equipment seen better days through the years ofservice! Have you been interested in new equipment to promote your business andelevate your services being offered? TheSimplicity Le Pedicure Spa by Continuum is a beautiful piece of equipmentfor your Spa or Salon to upgrade to!

With a welded steel frame and chemical resistant Formica Finish,this commercial-grade Pedicure Spa is built to last. The Luxury Edition comes equipped with a fullShiatsu Back Massage providing your clients with a deep tissue massage whilereceiving their treatment. Also equipped with fold down acetone resistantmanicure trays, as well as ultra-leather molded arms.
The Simplicity Le Pedicure Spa by Continuum has an Easy LiftRemovable Tub that fills from any sink without hoses or connectors. The removable tub holds just the right amountof water comfortably fitting up to a size twelve foot. With all the features and benefits of aregular pedicure spa without all the cleaning and plumbing. The removable tub is a worry-free solution tominimizing contamination by utilizing disposableliners, sold 300 per box.
The Simplicity Le Pedicure Spa by Continuum built in the USAincludes 3 levels of vibrating aqua massage and heat. The additional level ofheat helps to keep the water temperature warm throughout the entire clientexperience.
With such wonderful features for your repeat and futureclients, the Simplicity Le Pedicure Spa by Continuum is a great option to lookat for your next upgrade to your Spa or Salon.

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Paraffin Made Simple

A paraffin treatment can be more than a luxurious add-on for your spa, it has a large number of benefits for both your skin and your health!

Cosmetic benefits of paraffin include:

  • Maintaining healthy skin
  • Heal dry/cracked skin
  • Open pores
  • Remove dead skin
  • Rejuvenate skin
  • Extreme moisturizing
Now on the medical side, paraffin has tons of added benefits, and makes a great service at any doctors office, wellness center, medical spa, and more! Paraffin wax is used for treating conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia.
The treatment acts as a type of heat therapy and helps by

  • Increasing blood flow
  • Relaxing muscles
  • Reducing stiffness in joints
  • Minimizing muscle spasms
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Treats sprains/pulled muscles
  • Lowers fluid retention
  • Flushes toxins
  • Reduces swelling

PerfectSense has made is simple for you!

Take a look at PerfectSense Nourishment

Available in both hand and foot treatments, this combines the hydrating ingredients of the original nourishment blend with the potent age-defying ingredients of the antioxidant blend. Revolutionizing the paraffin industry with the addition of Swiss apple stem cell, a proven ingredient for age-reducing support, this premier paraffin complex helps maintain optimal skin health through regular hydration, nourishment, and protection.

Designed to work exclusively with the PerfectSense Heating Chamber. (No electricity needed)
It is completely sanitary! A great addition to any mobile treatments, and no heavy warmer to worry about. It comes in luxurious scents or an unscented. Don’t forget adding a targeted essential oil for added aromatherapy benefits!

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Spring Time Aromatic Treatments by Keyano

A common theme popping up is that of Spring/Summer treatments. Weddings, proms, and other formal events are sending swarms of girls to spas and salons. Everyone is excited to finally start showing some skin – so everything has to look fabulous.

Some great products to enhance that great spring time feel in your space will have an impact on your client’s satisfaction with the service they receive.

Keyano has a great line of aromatic body products that scream Spring and Feeling Good!

The ones that are flying off the shelves around here include:

Keyano Coconut and Lime Collection
Keyano Mango Collection
Keyano Green Tea Collection – PSD Team Fave!
Keyano Pomegranate Collection

Any one of the products in the collections will give your clients an uplifting boost, you can even mix and match!

As an added bonus, you can retail these beauties and further increase your profits!

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Give Your Clients Instant Gratification With Collagen Eye Pads


Want to know a great way to increase profits without spending additional time in a treatment AND give your clients INSTANT gratification at the same time? …Collagen Eye Pads! This small add on treatment will greatly increase your profits and client satisfaction. It’s quick, easy, and takes up hardly any space in your treatment rooms! These collagen eye pads are 100% pure collagen and completely free of preservatives and perfumes. They fight against fine lines and hydrate the skin, while instantly brightening and tightening!

Using The Collagen Eye Pads:

  • Thoroughly cleanse the skin.
  • Moisten the under eye area with water or Rosewater, using a cotton ball or swab.
  • Place the Eye Pad directly under the eye and use a cotton swab to moisten until saturated. (Steam may be used instead of cotton swab.)
  • For best results, let the collagen penetrate for no less than 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove eye pads and blot area with tissue paper.
  • Apply a protective cream/eye cream

When I tried these out, I immediately saw a huge difference and I guarantee these will become a huge favorite among your clients.

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