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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. 

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Sea Salt vs Epsom Salt

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 […]

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.

Refresh Your Eyes with Intrinsics Pillowettes

For those wishing to make the most out of short summer months, burning the candle at both ends happens. This can lead to dark circles and puffiness around eyes, making you look tired. Not necessarily the summer glow you wanted, huh? Luckily the skin around your eye area can be refreshed using Intrinsics Pillowettes.

What is a Carrier Oil?

When combined with other ingredients, including the always essential Intrinsics Gauze Facial Mask, carrier oils provide an array of benefits for your skin, but what exactly is a carrier oil?

Happy National Beautician’s Day!

Beauty Trends Through the Ages For National Beautician’s Day, we first want to thank all of the amazingly talented hairdressers, nail techs, spa employees, and makeup artists who work to make every day more beautiful! Without you, the world would be full of clogged pores and unibrows. Thank you! To commemorate just how far we’ve come, […]

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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Different types of waxing for hair removal

Waxing is one of the most effective ways of removing excess or unwanted hair from the body. It involves depilation, which is the removal of the entire hair shaft from below the skin’s surface. It is among the most effective methods of temporary hair removal. There are many types of waxing techniques out there, with […]

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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 […]

ISPA Recap: The State of the Spa Industry and Current Trends

The 2015 ISPA Conference and Expo was held October 19 through October 21 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Obviously we were there, since this is an event we’ve been attending for almost a decade now. This year’s conference was a very special occasion since it […]

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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 […]

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Four Skin Care Oils We Think You Should Be Using

One thing we’ve never talked about in this space is skin oils. When you think about it, that’s kind of crazy since oils can be used across a wide range of spa and salon treatments, from hair care to nail care to skin care. However, today we’re going to focus solely on skin care—sorry, we […]

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 […]

Premier Recap

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 […]

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A Cotton Tip Applicators Appreciation Post

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.

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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, […]