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How to Choose The Right Spa / Salon Equipment

You have chosen your name – your location and the style of spa/salon that you want; now it is time to choose the right equipment for your new business. With so much competition in the spa/salon arena today, your choice of innovative, cutting edge treatments and equipment can make the difference between making it and breaking it!

Which services are you going to offer?

  • Waxing
  • Skincare
  • Bodycare
  • Electrolysis
  • Nails
  • Tanning
  • Hot tubs
  • Aromatherapy

The first item on the agenda is to know exactly how much space you have in every treatment room. Make a list of supplies that will have to go into each room, which equipment, how many people will work in that room and if the room is multifunctional.

When designing the spa/salon make sure that you know which rooms will need plumbing, extra ventilation and of course electrical sockets for all the equipment.

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Spa / Salon Equipment Budget

Before digging into your budget, you should do your homework. Check out spa equipment suppliers online and off. Always check the supplier’s reputation, not only price. What service contracts they offer warranties, delivery times, etc. Is it better to buy, rent or lease equipment? Tip: don’t choose only by the best price!

If you are ordering a lot of equipment at once, try to find a supplier that has many of the items on your list to get a better deal.

A lot of the spa equipment is very big, however today you can find smaller machines that do the same job and are much more visually appealing to your customers.  All of the equipment should be ergonomically compliant, comfortable for your customers, easy to use and clean for your staff. Everything in your spa should be looked at from the point of view of the customer. Remember your customers are coming to be pampered and to be cared for, the ambiance of the treatment rooms is a major factor for return customers.

Try the equipment that you want to purchase.  Make sure that there are demos that you can take part in and that the supplier’s hold courses on updated treatments using their equipment

Do you have tips for new spa owners? Please share them with us.


How To Choose The Right Spa For You?

Everywhere you go a new “spa” is opening.  However, which spa or salon is the right one for you?

First, you must ask yourself, what do you want to do at the spa or salon? Are you going by yourself or with a friend or your partner? Are you going to relax or are you going for a specific treatment?

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More questions you should ask yourself before booking at your local spa:

  • How long do you have to spend in the spa?
  • What is your budget?
  • Are a manicure and pedicure on your list of must dos?
  • Do you want a massage – do you know the difference between massages offered? If you have aches and pains in your back, a message can bring you relief.
  • Do you want a facial – will it be a one timer or do you want to make it a regular part of your personal care. There are many types of skin care treatments, from cleaning facials, anti-aging treatments, BOTOX, and instant facelift.
  • Have you considered a body wrap?
  • How about acupuncture?

Once you answer these questions then you can start choosing the right spa to visit.

Ask around, ask your friends which spa they love, ask on Facebook and I am sure that you will receive many suggestions.  Search on the internet; see what kind of reviews various establishments have received.

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Once you have decided, book your spa treatment as early as possible, most spas fill up quickly. Wear comfortable clothing, even though most spas will give you a luxurious robe to wear, but when finish it is great to wear nice loose soft clothing. Arrive for your appointment around 15 minutes before your scheduled time. This will give you time to ask questions and fill in any questionnaires or required forms.  This is also the time to ask questions or let the spa know if there is any medical information that they should know about, such as surgeries and allergies. We don’t recommend that you eat a full meal before your visit to the spa.  Most places will offer you aromatic tea and juice and healthy snacks.

Tip – don’t forget to tip your spa specialist, aesthetician or other professionals that care for you during your visit!

Share your spa tips with us!

 


Winter Skincare – Hyaluronic Infusion

As the temperatures drop outside, and the heating goes on in-side, your skin goes into Winter Mode and your daily skincare regimen should change with the season.

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Collagen and Elastin are the two major proteins that are responsible for making your skin healthy looking when everything is balanced. However, as we get older and in the colder months, these two proteins slow down in production and you feel it on your skin.

Synoia has recently added a new treatment capsule to the WISHPro line of treatments. The Hyaluronic Infusion is made from Hyaluronic Acid, Witch Hazel, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera Extract, Dead Sea Minerals, and Castor Oil. The combination of these ingredients will especially help you through the winter months.  The Hyaluronic Infusion helps stimulate collagen and elastin production, reduces Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) and it will keep your skin moisturized from the under layers of your skin. This is a great treatment for winter months, (but not only!)

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Daily Winter Skincare Tips

The dry winter air outside causes your skin to lose its natural moisture, and those strong (not Sandy) winds can cause chapping, together with the furnace racing your skin needs protection.

  • Cover your face if you are outdoors.
  • Add humidity to your home either by keeping a bowl of fresh water near a radiator vent, hang your damp towels to dry in the house, or buy a humidifier, (great for your hair too).
  • Although you love your hot showers in cold weather, it is better for your skin to take a shorter lukewarm shower.
  • Apply a moisturizer on your body while your body is still slightly damp – keeping as much moisture in, as possible.
  • Take care of your lips! Use balm or a lip-gloss with moisturizer in it. In addition, yes, stop licking your lips.Don’t forget the sunscreen – winter sun is full of dangerous rays even though it is cold and windy. UVA and UVB

 

How do you keep your skin smooth, soft and moisturized during the winter? Please share your tips with us in the comments below.

 


Think Pink October Breast Cancer Awareness

Think Pink – October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is International Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is when everyone gets on board to increase awareness and to raise funds for research, preventative care and a cure.

You probably have signed up to run, walk or swim in an event, set up a giveback campaign at your business or donated funds at your local salon or spa. We need a cure. With 1 out of 8, women are diagnosed with breast cancer.

There are many organizations that you can reach out to and help with their efforts to find a cure. Here is a list of organizations that support NBCAM in the USA. If you are looking to host a Fundraiser in your business, you can get some ideas from the National Brest Cancer Organization.

Go Pink!

Everything is Pink and Pink is beautiful! There are pink scarves, T-shirts, bags that you can buy as a donation to Breast Cancer Organizations. We have seen some spas and salons actually going pink! Employees wearing pink, pink flowers at the reception and don’t forget to put a donation box on your front desk. Alternatively, do a give back, match your customer’s donations, or give a percentage of your income to your local Breast Cancer Organization. Your customers will know and appreciate that you care.

Give A Day

Many breast cancer patients suffer from dry and irritated skin during and after radiation treatments. A way to give back is to offer treatments to women in need.  Call your local organization and ask if they can help give you names.

For some people after radiation treatments Calendula has soothed and helped heal radiation dermatitis. Calendula oil has antiseptic, anti fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. The WISHPro Calming Milk Treatment Capsule together with BlueV technology (Blue LED) might be the perfect facial, neck and shoulder treatment these special women need and would appreciate. Of course, they should always ask their doctor first.


Introducing the Synoia Tech Blog

Today is a big day at Synoia Technologies; here it comes, drum roll…. The Synoia Blog! We have big plans for our blog, and you, our readers are part of them. The Synoia blog is a place where we plan to get personal with you.

Follow us to keep up to date on the world of beauty, skin care, lifestyle, nutrition, the latest trends in salon and spa design, and tools and tips to help you and your business feel better and look better.

Why stay connected? In addition to our weekly topics, we will be posting about new Synoia products, product how-to’s, interviews spotlighting our amazing customers, (let us know if you would like to be interviewed) guest blogs from the world of aesthetics, technology and beauty. Sound good?

What questions do you have? What would you like more information about? Let us know in the comments below and we will add your requests to our blogging calendar.

If you are a spa / salon / clinic owner or an Aesthetic Practitioner please contact us to receive more information on how you can integrate The WISHPro® system into your business. If you are a distributor interested in representing Synoia Technologies products, email us at: distributor@synoiatech.com

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