Recently Elizabeth, one of our customer service reps, stumbled across this great article in cosmopolitan.com entitled “25 Life-Changing Ways to Use Q-Tips,” and shared it with the entire staff here at Intrinsics. Honestly, we were stunned at some of these brilliant ideas, which focused on slick beauty tips as well as cleaning and storage uses. […]
As many of our loyal readers already know, Premiere Orlando/Premiere DAYSPA® is a tradeshow for the professional beauty industry, one where licensed professionals connect with manufacturers and distributors of hair, nail, and skin care products. But maybe you didn’t know that it’s actually the largest beauty show in the United States. With over 650 classes offered […]
When it comes to professional spa and salon supplies, there are so many unsung heroes. Or heroines. Whatever. Though we’re just trying to be gender-neutral here, you get the point: certain sundries just don’t get the spotlight as much as they should. And it’s just not right.
With June comes the official start of summer. And summer is one of the busiest times of the year for estheticians, as clients are heavily reliant on you to make them beach-ready. Mani/Pedi? Check. Wax job? Check. Skin prepped for sun? Check. Without the spa and salon industry, things would be dire out there. There’s a reason beautification is […]
Our Gentle Cleansing Towels are one of our most popular products. While it’s possible this is in part due to its soothing name—who would ever buy a Violent Cleansing Towel, right?—we think it probably has more to do with its versatility, as well as the wonder fiber it’s made of.
Most spa owners, along with their estheticians, have extensive product knowledge. The professional spa and salon products they use every day are a testament to this fact. However, do your clients know how deep that knowledge base really is? It’s your job to ensure that they do. Being proactive in your approach can ensure that […]
One of our most popular posts on our parent company’s blog is regarding cotton vs. rayon, a discussion that certainly applies to the beauty industry. For a more technical breakdown, you can certainly head on over to that blog to check out the rayon vs cotton installment of the “Know Your Fibers” series. Today, we’ll specifically discuss some […]
In this space we often discuss holidays—like Valentine’s Day—that present prime marketing opportunities to raise awareness for your spa or salon, and to broaden your client base. Today we’re going to discuss one you might not have thought of before. The beauty of this option is that it gives you the ideal chance to connect […]
When creating a superior salon or spa experience, it’s easy for details to get lost in the shuffle. For the types of services that estheticians provide, there are a variety of elements that go into making sure your customer walks out the door 100% satisfied. Honestly, that’s the kind of customer that becomes a repeat […]
So we’re guessing this won’t come completely as a surprise: cotton has many green advantages, especially over fiber peers like bamboo and rayon. Ground zero for that fact is in how they’re processed. Cotton’s Total Chlorine-Free process—think of it as “oxygen bleaching” using hydrogen peroxide—is environmentally friendly, while the process for bamboo and rayon is […]
On the surface, choosing quality seems simple. The problem with that viewpoint is that quality is often determined by who has the best marketing, and not necessarily the best product. Unfortunately, the best way to determine a product’s worth is by using it yourself. It’s no different when it comes to professional spa supplies.
Let’s be honest: gauze facial masks don’t look like much. (In fact, they’re even a little creepy since they resemble a ghost costume for Halloween.) But our gauze facial masks are invaluable because they’re time-savers for one of the most high-frequency treatments in professional spas and salons: facials.
Some things in life you just can’t cheap out on. Buying a tall boy PBR might grant you hipster street cred, but it just doesn’t taste all that great. An economical pair of heels might get you through one or two hot dates, but then when that heel snaps off a month later, you’re right […]
A versatile spa line is invaluable. For spa and salon owners, having a one-stop shop for single-use supplies can make their lives a whole lot easier. Aside from that fact, a company that features a full line of products will typically be well-known and well-trusted; you can’t build out a line of time-tested products overnight.
If you’ve been reading closely, we’ve been talking a lot about the benefits of bleached cotton in professional spa and salon products. We know “bleached” can carry with it some negative connotations. However, bleached cotton is not only an important industry term, it’s also found in many cotton-related single-use supplies. The key is understanding what “bleached” really means—which means digging in […]
As much as I hate to give away my age (HELLO! Girl-Code No-No!), I will admit to having been a professional makeup artist for 20 years now. It’s an incredible career for an artistic people person like myself. Since finishing makeup school in 1994, I have had the pleasure of watching the cosmetics market explode […]
On the surface, cotton pads and bands probably sound pretty boring. But any esthetician worth his or her salt will tell you they’re invaluable, and that a professional spa and salon goes through them like wildfire. That’s because they’re so tough and versatile.
The word “reveal” carries with it a certain cachet. Whether you’re revealing a new product or a new service, it’s easy to get pumped up when “reveal” is involved. So we’re obviously excited to be featured prominently in ISPA’s April Reveal Box for spa professionals.
At Intrinsics, we love the saying “Innovation breeds success.” We’re also fans of the axiom “The customer is always right.” So in honor of our New Product Contest and these two fundamental truths, we’ve created a fantastic hybrid: “Since our customers are always right, then they can breed successful innovation, too.”
You know how we feel about our Pillowettes™. We’ve talked about them here, we’ve had promotions around them, and you’ve probably read our glowing description on the product page. So, just for a change of pace, it’s nice to hear kind words from elsewhere.
Tucked deep within the Ozark Mountains, the area Big Cedar Lodge calls home is one of great natural beauty. In other words, if you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city, then this is the place for you. With origins around the middle of the 20th century, today the resort is poised to open […]
They say you should never alter a classic. Well, to be honest, we think that’s kind of a dumb thing to say. While classics are obviously classics for a reason, never altering them means you think they can’t be improved. We just find that to be very old-fashioned (or, again: kind of dumb).
As our readers know, we love Cosmoprof Beauty, and view them as a valuable partner. That’s why we’re stoked to announce that they just showed us some serious love. Really, we just want to scream about it, from on top of a mountain. But really, this blog is our mountaintop, so we’re just going to have […]