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Why Cotton Is Essential to an Eco-friendly Salon

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. 

NW Nail Retreat 2017 Q+A

Best. Weekend. Ever! The Northwest Nail Tech Retreat, also known as #NailCamp, is the first of its kind. Imagine a weekend retreat where you are able to spend the entire time focused on practicing your craft, learning new things, and meeting people with similar interests.

Must-Have Microblading Supplies

One of the newest trends in the beauty world is microblading. A form of semi-permanent tattooing, microblading gives those with sparse eyebrows a fuller look. Although the idea of tattooing your face might sound extreme, microblading offers pleasing results as long as the esthetician is trained correctly and using the right supplies.

Spotlight on Marlo Beauty Supply

In an effort to help our customers understand more about Intrinsics, we thought that highlighting some of the wonderful people we work with would be a great way to give you an insider look. Below, Ingmar Korstanje, President of Marlo Beauty Supply, talks about our long partnership, changes in the beauty industry, and company values […]

Beauty Treatments for Every Mom

For some one mom, going to the spa is a regular activity. For another, it’s completely out of the ordinary. That doesn’t mean she dislikes getting pampered. To really show her that you’re paying attention, get her a spa service that relates to her favorite activities.

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With Disposable Sponges, Spas and Salons Get What They Pay For

“You get what you pay for” is a proverb that applies to many businesses, across many industries. It’s no different for professional spas and salons. In fact, it could be argued that it’s more important for spas and salons to use premium products, simply from the standpoint that they’re offering a luxury service.

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Spa Treatment Ideas For Brides & Their Bridal Parties

Weddings are a special time that require more than just your run of the mill treatments. If you are a bride to be, or if you are helping out as a bridesmaid or maid of honor, it’s a good idea to start planning your wedding party spa and salon treatments ahead of time. What’s great […]

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10 Must Have Nail Technician Supplies For Your Salon

If you are just starting out with a salon or your own nail salon business, it’s important to know your supplies. While much of your job involves talent and training, you should never underestimate the importance of quality supplies. Even with skills, if your supplies fall short, so will your outcomes. Any type of salon […]

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10 Must Have Professional Pedicure Tools & Supplies

So what are the supplies needed most for running your pedicure and manicure business? This is a good question. You need to have a pretty extensive list of products and supplies in order to offer your services. Some you will use more than others. Quality professional pedicure tools are an essential element of your business. […]

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Common Hair Dye Supplies That Every Salon and Stylist Should Have

The want to look and feel attractive is an enduring human desire, so it’s not surprising that the beauty industry in the United States generated over $56 billion in revenue in 2015, and it continues to grow – in 2016 salon retail sales and services have grown by 3%, generating +$60 billion. With hair care leading […]

Sweet Summertime Nails

  It’s time to get those fingers on point because summer is almost here. That means ditching the deep dark colors of fall and amping up the fun! We’ve been keeping an eye on the runways to find the trends that we think are going to be as hot as the temperatures. When it comes […]

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6 Creative Beauty Uses for Cotton Swabs

Sometimes the simplest things are the most useful. That’s certainly true of the ordinary cotton swab. There are literally dozens of uses for these versatile sticks, but here are six of their best beauty tricks. Intrinsics provides you with top quality cotton swabs and other products for all of your beauty needs.

Intrinsics Spa Spotlight: Kayla Mitchell Makeup

Located in Florence, AL & Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Kayla Mitchell Makeup is owned by licensed aesthetician Kayla Mitchell (of course), who strives to create fresh, flawless faces for her customers down south. According to Kayla’s website, she has a wonderful goal, which is “to make you feel as pampered and fabulous as a celebrity.”

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The Truth About Single-Use Products

When you first hear the term “single-use,” it obviously seems wasteful, at least on paper. While it’s no secret that modern life leads to significant waste, certain scenarios demand a product that can only be used once. As painful as it may be to contribute to our ever-growing landfills, the cost of business typically leads to […]

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Five Customer Service Tips for Spas and Salons

The devil, as they say, is in the details. No matter your industry, making the lives of your customers easier and offering consistently stellar service is a great way to find new customers and keep them. There are a variety of small steps spa and salon owners can take to ensure that they’re providing their […]

This Summer’s Hottest Nail Trends

Since it’s July, right smack dab in the middle of summer, it only makes sense to discuss some of the hot nail trends that are making the rounds. One of our favorite sites, Nail Art 101, does a great job of explaining the trends, along with do-it-yourself techniques to help you pull them off. (Of […]

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GCT’s Cotton to the Core

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.

ISPA’s Big Five Statistics: Looking at the Latest Numbers

We love the International SPA Association (ISPA) for a variety of reasons, but one of our favorite reasons is that they take the time to provide our industry with hard data. Every year they release “The Big Five Statistics,” which takes a true pulse of the spa industry. This is not only a valuable compass for spa owners, […]

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How to Run an Effective Spa Referral Program

Though referral programs are a great way to create new business for your spa, we’re always shocked at how few businesses are committed to the practice. Your most loyal customers are your evangelists—if you give them the opportunity to sing your praises, they typically will. Building out an effective referral program can go a long way […]

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How Spa Owners Can Showcase Their Product Knowledge

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 […]

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Spa and Salon Products: Cotton or Rayon?

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 […]