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Benefits of Using Cotton in Your Facial Services

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Why use cotton in your facial services?

It is multi-functional and eco-friendly, sure, but are you using the best cotton on the market? To ensure you’re getting the most bang for your buck and providing the highest-quality service to your customers, you should be using top-of-the-line products. Read the rest of this entry »

My First Facial

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Last week I visited Marcella Hardy, a medical esthetician at Tanglez Salon and Spa in Wilmington, NC. Marcella has been awarded Wilmington’s Best Esthetician three years in a row.

I heard a lot about the magic of Marcella’s services, so I decided to make an appointment for myself.

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Intrinsics Beauty Recipe: DIY Cooling Mask

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Feeling the summer heat?

Aloe vera, witch hazel, and the Intrinsics Gauze Facial Mask are going to be your best friends this season. Our Gauze Facial Masks are pre-cut to save you time and were built with extra length to cover your entire face and neck. If this sounds like the perfect homemade mask to you, you're right. Give this effortless recipe a try and let us know how you like it!

 

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Wrap Up: Premiere Orlando

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Sunshine, skin care, and spa professionals.

We made our way to Florida last weekend to attend one of the largest end-user shows in the US. If you’re thinking of Premiere Orlando, you’re right.  

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Here Comes the Bride: Nail Ideas for Your Special Day

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When you think of summer, what’s something that comes to mind?

Wedding season!

 

One of the most important details for a bride’s ensemble is the nails. There are so many options to choose from, so picking a design can be a daunting task. Luckily, we’ve found some versatile nail designs for your clients this season.

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The Perfect Father’s Day Gift

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Father’s Day is right around the corner and finding the perfect gift for your dad can be difficult.

We’re here to help! Every dad deserves some time for self care, so why not book a facial or a trip to the barbershop for him?

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Wrap Up: 35th Annual EBC Show

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In April, Intrinsics visited New Jersey to attend the Eastern Buying Conference.

This annual show brings all sorts of beauty industry gurus together, like beauty suppliers, distributors, professional beauty stores, online distributors. Some fun trends we saw at EBC were eyelash and brow services, as well as new colors of dipping powders in the nail industry.

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4 Nail Ideas for Prom and Graduation

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If you’re looking for nail inspiration for either prom or graduation (or both), take a look at Pinterest boards and you will find everything you’re searching for. We’ve found some styles we think you’ll love.

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Summer Prep: Waxing

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Summer is on its way! That means swimsuit shopping, planning vacations, and breaking out that new pair of sandals.

Amongst all this summer excitement, what’s first on our to-do list?

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Get Glowing: Spring Skin Care

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Everyone’s spring skin care routine is different, but the essentials are pretty much universal.

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Our Favorite Spring Nail Trends

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The weather is warming up, spring cleaning is in affect, and you’re looking for a change in your nail game.

Say goodbye to winter colors and hello to spring! We’re taking it to Instagram to find some of our favorite spring nail trends.

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Why Cotton Is Essential to an Eco-friendly Salon

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You want to be eco-friendly in your practice but you have to use single-use disposables.

This may seem like a predicament, but in reality, it’s not! So throw away those foam toe separators, grab a Toe Rope, and let’s talk about the green alternative. 

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March Madness of Men’s Manes

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What really classifies as being game-ready this March Madness season?

It isn’t all about the game anymore.

It’s about the fresh kicks, slick jerseys, and most importantly, the haircut. With over 17 million viewers watching the title game last year (Carolina vs Gonzaga), the cut is important. Read the rest of this entry »

IECSC Wrap Up

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In early March, the Intrinsics sales team attended the 2018 IECSC NY show at the Javits Center in New York City.

The IECSC NY show is special in that it’s the largest spa and wellness show in the Northeast. 2018 was a record setting year with over 16,200 spa and salon professionals in attendance. We noticed trends across multiple facets of the industry: the mobile medical spa service, eyebrow and eyelash treatments, as well as anti-aging remedies, just to name a few.

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Distributor Spotlight: Universal Companies

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Universal Companies: one of the largest distributors in the Professional Beauty/Spa industry.

Ever wonder what an average day looks like at the company? About their history with Intrinsics? In an interview with Kelly Wilson, Universal’s Vice President of Strategic Vendor Alliances, we got the answers to all of those questions, and more! Here’s your inside scoop.

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Trends in Men’s Skin Care

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Skin care is something that everyone can enjoy.

And it’s no secret that skin care for men is becoming a huge trend. So what are some ways men can pamper themselves?

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REVIEW: The Best Facial Cotton: Intrinsics

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This is an unpaid review by blogger Heather of thiscountrygirl.com. 

Check out her Instagram for more original posts, photos, and reviews. 

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Sea Salt vs Epsom Salt

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Salt.

When we think of salt, one of two things come to mind:

French fries and relaxation.

Wait, but aren’t those two things synonymous?

 

When it comes to relaxation, however, salts you use will not be your run-of-the-mill table salt (NaCl). Both sea salt and epsom salt can be used in the spa, and home, setting for some natural relaxation.

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That’s A Wrap: WBC 2018

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For the Intrinsics team, the New Year officially began when we exhibited at the 2018 Western Buying Conference in Las Vegas, NV on January 15th and 16th.

This may have been their 33rd annual show, but this was the busiest WBC show we’ve ever attended.

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4 Tips for Winter Lip Care

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Winter lip care is important.

 

During the winter, we tend to be so focused on our skin that we may forget to give T.L.C. to a major part of our face: the lips.

Want to keep your lips silky smooth all season long? Here are 4 tips for caring for your lips you should be following:

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Textured Hair Looks for 2018

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New year, new hair-do.

Aside from coloring, adding texture to your hair is a great way achieve a new look. If you’re looking for long-term curl, getting a perm from your local salon is the best route to take. For a look that lasts for two or three days, a no-heat method using cotton is a great way to go.

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Toners, Serums, and Moisturizers We Love (And How To Use Them)

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What do toners, serums, and moisturizers all have in common?

They are vital components to any daily skin care routine. And we love ‘em! We want to spread the love, so we are sharing some of our favorite skin care products with the world. Do you use any of the brands on this list?

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Give A Little Love This Christmas

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It’s almost Christmas and you’re wondering what would make a great gift for your clients.

We’ve got your answer all wrapped up in one cute little package: Intrinsics pink heart-shaped cellulose sponges!

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How to Match Your Eyebrows with Your Face Shape

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The shape of your face is just as unique as you are, therefore the shape of your eyebrows should be tailored especially to you.

Before you pick up the tweezers, take this helpful advice into account when shaping your brows.

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