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The Best Cleansing Towel for Wax Treatments

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Have you been searching for the perfect cleansing towel to use during wax treatments?

Whether you do your own waxing or visit a professional at your favorite salon, we can all agree that choosing the right cleansing product for before-and-after care is vital.

 

Gentle Cleansing Towels from Intrinsics are widely used by wax technicians to cleanse the skin before and after waxing treatments.

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Why Should I Choose Intrinsics?

Our Gentle Cleansing Towel is made of 100% cotton infused with white tea and bamboo botanicals. This hypoallergenic wipe is perfect for sensitive skin and sensitive areas, which makes it an extremely beneficial cleanse during any waxing service.

Our towels are completely free of any parabens, sulfates, artificial colors and artificial fragrances, so you can be assured that your skin is getting the best treatment possible. These are great for all skin types, especially sensitive skin, because they will not cause any redness, irritation or swelling.

Wipes made from rayon leave an unwanted residue and lint, but our 100% cotton towels will leave the skin lint-free, feeling refreshed and squeaky clean. Cotton is durable and gets stronger when wet, so these towels will not easily tear when cleansing any area.

 

Where Can I Find These Wipes?

Beauty Store Business Magazine agrees, highlighting our Gentle Cleansing Towel in their November issue (p. 22).

In addition to our Gentle Cleansing Towel, Intrinsics also offers a comprehensive line of professional waxing supplies including Waxing Strips, Waxing Rolls, and even Disposable Bikinis and Table Paper, all made of soft fibers.

Want to try for yourself? Spa professionals can purchase this product at their local SalonCentric or find nearby distributors via our interactive map. These towels are also available on Amazon from PricePRO!

 

Here are the benefits of Intrinsics Gentle Cleansing Towels listed:

  • Good for all skin types, especially sensitive skin
  • Made from 100% cotton, making it durable but gentle
  • No unwanted residue or lint
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Infused with white tea and bamboo botanicals
  • No parabens, sulfates, artificial colors or artificial fragrances

 

Spotlight On: Jeffrey and Neil Boss of Boss Beauty Supply

If there is such a thing as cosmetology and spa paradise,

Boss Beauty Supply is it.

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Boss is a single-stop source forsalon towels, apparel, waxes, nail dryers and sundries, and name brands like TIGI Pro, Wella, Clairol, Conair, Ardell, Master Barber, and Intrinsics.

We had the opportunity to ask Jeffrey Boss, company president, and Neil Boss, vice pres., some questions about Boss Beauty Supply and their experiences as professional beauty supply distributors.

Jeffrey and Neil Boss

 

Q: Tell us about the history of Boss Beauty Supply.

A: We have been providing towels, apparel, and other supplies to the salon and spa industry since 1993. In 2015, we acquired Cameo Beauty Supply, enabling us to offer our customers significantly more items, as well as lower prices.

 

Q: What’s an average day like working in the wholesale beauty industry?

A: Every day in our industry is unique. Whether it be working with a customer, helping them find the right products for their salon, to making sure all orders are processed and shipped as quickly as possible. You can never be sure what the next day will bring.

 

Q: How long have you been partnered with Intrinsics?

A: Our relationship with Intrinsics goes back almost 20 years to the days of Carolina Cotton.

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Fully stocked Intrinsics inventory at Boss Beauty Supply! Oh my!

 

Q: What do you think sets Intrinsics apart from competitors?

A: Intrinsics takes pride in offering quality, professional single-use supplies to the industry, I cannot remember having any customers complain about an Intrinsics product, which is truly remarkable. The team at Intrinsics is second to none.

 

Q: Which Intrinsics products do you see heading out the door most?

A: The most popular Intrinsics products are the wipes: from the Cotton Naturelles™ to the Large Silken Wipes. We also sell a lot of Cotton Balls, Roll Cotton, Cotton Coils, and Wax Strips.

 

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Boxes on boxes of Intrinsics! An esthetician’s dream.

 

Q: What are the values that Boss Beauty Supply adheres to?

A: We value our customers and know that they are the reason we are in business. We offer quality products and great prices. Boss Beauty Supply has a large in-stock inventory, allowing us to ship most orders within 24 hours with a 99.9% fulfillment rate. This ensures that we have the items salons want, when they want them, and at the best possible prices.

We pride ourselves on offering quality service and low prices, without any minimum purchase requirement. We are family owned and operated, primarily selling through catalogs, quarterly flyers, regular promotions, and on our website. When you call Boss Beauty, you speak to a person, not a machine.

Boss Beauty Supply staff

 

Q: What’s your favorite part of working at Boss Beauty Supply?

A: Boss Beauty Supply is a great place to work. The company is small enough that every employee has an important impact on our operations. The work environment is casual and flexible. Employees are given a great deal of autonomy allowing them to do what it takes to get the job done.

 

Q: What are some of the new beauty trends that you’re absolutely loving?

A: We love the trend towards using more vibrant hair colors and new application techniques. Pastel colors are continuing to be huge in salons and on social media.

 

Q: What’s your favorite way to pamper yourself?

A: I enjoy a full body massage, preferably ocean-side in a tropic environment! A lot of our employees enjoy a new haircut, mani/pedi, or a fresh brow wax.

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.

The 2017 NW Nail Retreat is tucked away in the beautiful Camp Burton of Vashon Island, WA, where 144 lucky nail artists are surrounded by nature, friends, and NAILS. The event takes place October 13-16th, allowing nail technicians a fun-filled four day weekend. Not surprisingly, the tickets for the 2017 retreat sold out very quickly! With a ticket, each tech has access to a wide variety of professional-led classes and workshops, cabin lodging, and all-inclusive meals. Nail Camp may be held in the Northwest corner of the US, but techs from all over the country, as well as internationally, attend this retreat.

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We got a chance to sit down and talk more about Nail Camp with one of its founders, Jess Briarmoon. After attending many nail shows and workshops, Briarmoon and her friend Ellen Torchia noticed that other attendees were struggling to afford dinner due to attendance expenses. “We decided there needed to be an event where people didn’t have to worry about their meals or where to stay.” says Briarmoon, “The event is all inclusive, aside from a couple of optional workshops that are for instructors to try to earn back some of their expenses.

In addition to food and lodging, NW Nail Retreat includes:

  • Five 60 minute classes
  • One 3-hour workshop
  • Two 5-hour workshops

Classes are available to nail techs of any skill set. “We wanted a class schedule that was more like college, where you can pick which things you want to see and learn a ton over the weekend. So we found an actual camp and created Nail Camp!” Briarmoon stated.

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2015 NW Nail Tech Retreat attendees with their SWAG Bags!

 

Each ticket also includes the gift of a SWAG Bag. This gift bag containing over $400 worth of professional spa products and other goodies, is worth the ticket price alone. High quality cotton products from Intrinsics will be part of this bag, including our Pillowettes, Gentle Cleansing Towels, and Lint-free Nail Wipes. Briarmoon’s favorite Intrinsics product is the Toe Rope because she can use as much (or as little cotton) as she needs. She also uses Intrinsics for her client’s safety, “Sometimes clients have allergies and natural, purified cotton helps eliminate that worry.

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Some examples of classes are Sculpturing, Nail Art, Fantasy Art, Manicuring, Massage, and Pedicuring. The camp offers business courses like “Is Your Price Right?”, which allows nail techs to properly price their professional services. Nail Camp also hosts cash prize raffles, games, and competitions throughout the 4-day weekend. Notable nail techs and NailPro Cup champions serve as judges.

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Briarmoon says every tech should be at Nail Camp because, It’s an amazing event like no other, with 4 days full of nails, classes, competitions, and fun! The education, friendship, and style that the camp has taken on is like no other event in the industry.

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NW Nail Retreat organizers offer a full-ride scholarship every year. It is given in honor of their fellow founder, nail artist, and friend, Vicki Peters. They remember her as a kind spirit who helped establish the camp, but also someone would cheer others on and always offer help at no cost.

Intrinsics Beauty: Soothing Aloe Mask

Aloe vera is the powerhouse when it comes to healing properties. Made of 95% water, the aloe cactus is also easy to grow. For your skin, it can help address many challenges. In acne prone skin, aloe helps fight bacteria on the surface of the skin. For those with oily skin, it acts as a natural, non-greasy moisturizer.

It’s also great for sun-damaged and dry skin, especially after spending a summer in the sun. Try this mask designed by celebrity aesthetician Nerida Joy to help hydrate your skin, but don’t forget to cleanse with our Gentle Cleansing Towels beforehand. The natural botanical will leave your skin feeling fresh and ready to make the most of your aloe treatment.

Soothing Aloe Mask

 

Removing your mask with a traditional washcloth can be too abrasive for sensitive skin. Instead opt to remove your mask with our Intrinsic Cotton Wipes. They’re pure heaven in a 100% cotton wipe. Try it and you’ll see the difference.

How to Survive a Spa & Salon Trade Show: Tips From a Pro

Do trade shows make you nervous?

Trade shows are a great opportunity to grow your professional circle, see new trends in the spa and salon industry, and get the word out about your product or skills. From IECSC to Premiere Orlando, Intrinsics has traveled throughout the country for nearly two decades bringing our products to everyone from estheticians to massage therapists. As a side effect, we’ve also become pretty efficient at navigating a trade show.

Intrinsics at Cosmoprof Las Vegas 2017

Booth set-up and take down? A breeze.

Getting stuck with a dying phone? Not us.

We’re at Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas this week so we thought it would be an ideal time to share our seasoned tips and tricks for navigating a beauty trade show.

Before the Show:

  • Make travel and hotel reservations early to maximize on discounted rates.
  • Stay at a hotel closest to the convention site to save on traveling, give you a place to rest, sort through information gathered, and refocus your energy.
  • Know your inventory needs before the show. More efficient purchasing will save you money by grouping your orders to take advantage of discounts and special offers, as well as keeping you within budget.
  • Contact your Bank or Credit Card Company to let them know you will be purchasing at a show.

At the Show:

  • Some trade shows make their own smartphone application. These apps have event schedules and floor plans, which helps plan your day and prioritize your route.
  • Try to have a friend or co-worker attend the show with you.
  • Take plenty of business cards to avoid filling out forms.
  • Pack comfortable shoes and clothing to wear on the show floor.
  • Always bring a battery backup for your cell phone.
  • If you’re bringing lots of product, carts or luggage with wheels will be your best friend.

With a little planning and the right attitude, a successful trade show is easy to achieve. Not only will you head back to your business feeling focused and inspired, but you’ll likely walk out of there with some new friends too.