Pedicures Are One Of Life’s Greatest Pleasures, So Indulge!

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Getting a pedicure is one of life’s delightful experiences. This is a relaxing way to spend an hour or two and you’ll come out with beautiful feet. There are many types of pedicures available ranging from the traditional pedicure to a fish pedicure or a margarita pedicure.

Typically, all pedicures involve the same procedures, only the ingredients and perhaps the tools will differ.

The regular or traditional pedicure involves soaking the feet in warm water and then exfoliating and scrubbing the entire foot. The pedicurist will also trim and file the toenails and push back the cuticles. The toenails are then polished.

A french pedicure is much like a french manicure.

This type of pedicure is the same as the traditional pedicure, but the toes are painted with a thin white stripe on the tips. This is followed by a sheer pink or nude color.

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An athletic pedicure is nice for those who are active and both women and men enjoy this treatment.

This type of pedicure focuses on relieving pain and relaxing muscles. The pedicure begins with a warm-water soak, then scrubbing and exfoliation. Any calluses on the feet area also removed which can help to relieve pressure during activity. Cooling aromatics are often applied to help soothe tired or sore muscles. The pedicurist may also massage the feet and calf muscles.

A spa pedicure involves lengthier treatment for the foot and toenails.

Most spa pedicures will include a paraffin wax treatment or a glycolic exfoliation. During a paraffin wax treatment, the customer dips their feet into warm wax. The feet are then wrapped in plastic bags. Once the wax cools, it is removed leaving the feet smooth and soft. The glycolic exfoliation is used to remove damaged and dead cells from the feet. This is typically followed by a wax treatment. The spa pedicure may also include a sugar scrub of the calf and feet. Once these treatments are done, the rest of the pedicure is the same as the traditional pedicure.

Another popular type of pedicure is the margarita pedicure.

During this treatment, the feet are soaked in a warm water bath with fresh lime. This is followed by an exfoliation and lime salt scrub. Lime moisturizer is then applied to the feet followed by a traditional pedicure.

Different types of pedicures will be offered by different salons.

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Before making an appointment, you should ask which types of pedicures the salon offers to ensure you will be able to get the one you want.

Salon Marketing Tips

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If you run a salon and you are looking for ways to market it, then you should seriously consider running a blog. People who attend salons are a clear demographic that is interested in beauty, and being pampered.

They like a little luxury, and this means that they’re always looking for ideas for how to look and feel better, even when they aren’t able to visit the salon.

You can use this to your advantage. Start writing about beauty things that people can do to enjoy the salon experience at home. Cover things like beauty routines, exercises, tips for taking care of dry skin in the winter, preventing frizzy hair while it’s damp and cold, and preventing suburn when the summer comes along.

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Pick a schedule for your posts and stick to it.

The “how often to post” doesn’t matter so much as making sure that the schedule is predictable. If you can keep up with posting twice a week then that’s a good schedule to start with. If you can’t, then try posting once a week – on the same day every week.

Make the posts rich – include videos if you can, or at the very least images.

Make them long enough that they convey information, but not so long that no-one will read them. A minimum of 250 words is a good start, go up to about 500 if you can.

Try to bring in the occasional guest blogger that has some authority in the area. If you’re a general beauty salon, get a hairdresser that you get on well with to write for you and you can write for them as well. Get someone who is a makeup artist to talk about choosing the best makeup, and then mention how having clear skin is important to make the most out of that makeup. Use your blog to build synergy with local businesses.

Include offers and rewards for regular readers of the blog to encourage them to sign up and to pay attention to your newsletter. Ask people for feedback in the comments and take it on board. Overall, the goal should be to get people to think of your website as a useful service and a thriving community, rather than somewhere that just has a copy of your local timetable on it.

Think about what your customers usually ask you, and use your blog to answer those questions.

How To Create A Bookkeeping System For Your Spa Business

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There are countless small and medium-sized spa businesses that do not have effective bookkeeping services in place. While it may not sound like the worst business decision in the world, it is a very easy way to lose countless dollars and pay the wrong amount of taxes. Having an effective bookkeeping system in place is essential for the business owner to be able to effectively maintain their spa business and make the most informed decision where the financial status of the business is concerned.

One of the most important aspects of creating a good system is to invest in a quality bookkeeping software that will take care of the businesses needs.

In addition, all financial records need to be organized and kept in an organized system. It is important to have accounting experience or hire someone with this experience to analyze the reports on a regular basis. Backups should be created on a regular basis of all the reports as well as entered into a business ledger. Many believe that creating a bookkeeping system is hard work and that professional needs to be hired either on a part-time or full-time basis. However, that is not always the case.

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Before you invest in a particular bookkeeping system it is important to do some initial research as you might not need all the bells and whistles.

Some of the traditional software for bookkeeping includes Intuit Quick Books, Sage Peachtree, Microsoft Money, and Sage Simply Accounting If you already have the software you can use Microsoft Excel for your bookkeeping, yet you will need to have a good knowledge of the software and basic accounting principles. You will also need to really learn all the features as it does contain a steep learning curve. However, there are many online tutorials and courses available that will teach you to use Excel as a pro. At the beginning, it is wise to set aside a bookkeeping budget of up to $700 for software alone. Of course, this is for the high-end systems, you may not need something with so many functions.

Many of the software systems on the market will guide you through the entire process of setting up your very first bookkeeping system. All you have to do is install them and follow the onscreen prompts and it is quite painless. Many times the system will install itself and requires little intervention of your own. All that is typically required is to create a new file and follow the steps as they are shown.

The next stage of your bookkeeping setup is to ensure you keep copies of all business receipts, statements, and checks as these will always need to be entered into the system to keep an accurate picture of the business needs.

Create a unique system where everything has its own specific place in the system. You always have to have accurate numbers and can never make a guess, that is a direct violation of the first Accounting Principal. When you just take a guess at overall expenses your figures are going to end up inaccurate and you will find it hard to maintain a business. Anyone who has a background in accounting knows the dangers in this practice and would never recommend it to anyone.

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However, it is not necessary to have any accounting knowledge. Although, if you are going to run the office on your own it would be beneficial to learn the basics. This includes knowing what revenues, assets, liabilities, expenses, and equity are. This will give you a good boost in running the bookkeeping in your office. There are actually many online courses that offer up some of the basic accounting lessons one needs for free or low cost. This will help you get all those numbers into the right lines and spots and not make elementary mistakes. When you are able to analyze the overview of the business it gives you the ability to decrease and increase expenses at a moments notice to ensure the company is moving in the direction

Backups are an absolute must in the accounting world and that can not be stressed highly enough.

You never know when valuable data is going to be lost. Having backups available means you never have to worry about the system going down or an accidental data wipe. You can save all your information to the cloud, external hard drive or a CD. It is best to be over-protective of your data and keep multiple copies in various locations. Trust us when we tell you, that you will be glad you did.

Once your system has been created and is running perfectly, you have to ensure that you are regularly entering new information. This can be done daily or on a weekly basis. Do not let this work pile up as it will happen fast and then you will find yourself trying to play catch up and this is when costly mistakes happen.

When it comes to money and your business, you do not want any mistakes!

Understanding Different Hair Style Tips And Popular Trends

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It seems like no matter what fashion is doing, hair plays a huge part in the way that people want to express themselves.

This has never seemed more true than in our current time, where both men and women have found the ability to truly express themselves through changes to the way that they have their hair cut, styled, maintained, and more. Thankfully, there are a number of different tips that allow individuals to keep up with different trends while also keeping their own individuality, making a style “theirs” as opposed to trying to fit into any given mold.

One of the first of these tips is to make sure that the style actually works with their face.

Thankfully, at this point in time, everything from extremely long hair to tiny short pixie cuts is in style. This makes it easy to pick a style that actually flatters the face, but also gives a lot of freedom to both men and women to choose something that says a lot about them as a person. Many people who feel more in touch with their natural side are interested in keeping longer hair.

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The next tip is to always keep the hair in good condition.

Even celebrities have been known to suffer from split ends and fried hair, but taking care of one’s hair has become so important in our society. This means that hair is not left to decay and become damaged, but that it is conditioned, oiled, given protein treatments, and so much more. This is such an important part of the way that hair looks, but for a lot of people this isn’t something that they really consider.

Another tip is to always keep up with whatever maintenance is needed.

Right now people are very into more vibrant colors and patterns, however, these vibrant looks are hard to keep up with and many people end up looking less than impressive when they fall behind in their routine. For many hair styles, the maintenance can be done at home, but everyone should evaluate their hair at least once a month and going to the hair dresser every other month is something that will help preserve their general look.

Modern trends are mostly concerned with the health and statement that hair makes and largely depend on the style of clothing worn as well.

Take this freedom and enjoy all of the possibilities it offers.

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Spa Facial Treatments, Different Procedures and Types

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Are you looking to invest in a facial?

If so, you are likely going to want to familiarize yourself with the different types of facials available. Facials are actually one of the very best ways to take care of your skin and they can really help to enhance your natural beauty. By investing in a professional treatment from a spa, you should be able to achieve much younger and more vibrant looking skin. Also, you should be able to increase the skins collagen and it’s natural elasticity, improve complexion, reduce rough patches, and more. Below, we will be going over some of the different spa facial treatments you can consider getting.

Different Spa Facial Treatments

Microdermabrasion

This is one of the most popular types of treatment for those that are wanting facials. This treatment involves skin resurfacing and has many different advantages including the ability to exfoliate deeply, ability to adapt to all skin types, ability to minimize pores, and even an ability to even out pigmentation.

Hydrafacial MD

A HydraFacial MD is a multi step treatment that specifically combines all of the benefits of the various facial treatments including hydradermabrasion, chemical peels, and more. This specific treatment has a lot of different advantages over the other treatment options available. Not only does it not include any sort of downtime, but it is excellent for all kinds of skin types as well. It has the unique ability to improve overall skin health, the ability to reduce wrinkles, improve collagen levels, and even promote more even skin coloration.

Deep Cleansing Facial

If you are looking for a complete deep cleansing, you are likely going to want to go with a deep cleansing facial. This particular treatment option is for those that are suffering from acne or other related skin issues as a result of clogged pores. This is good because throughout the treatment, you are going to be steaming, exfoliating, and ultimately extracting bacteria and junk from your pores. Because of this, you should be able to enjoy a deep cleansing that can soothe acne or rosacea and really minimize the occurrence of acne in the future because the cleansing will go deep enough to prevent future outbreaks in the short term.

Overall, there are a lot of different treatment options available. You simply want to choose the best one according to your skin type, needs and cost.

How to Choose a Cleaning Company For Your Spa Business

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Maintaining a sanitary and clean spa is a critical component to ensuring the success of your business.  Many companies will seek the assistance of professional cleaners to keep their salon spotless.  Professional cleaners will typically come into the spa after hours and clean and disinfect every single area. Of course, you’ll do this between clients, but these cleaning teams will be more thorough.

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If you do some research, you will probably find that there are various professional cleaning companies in your town.

Choose wisely. Even though you may be looking to penny pinch, picking the company that charges the least is not necessarily the best option.

Contact some local companies that provide the type of cleaning services your looking for, and ask for a price quote. For this to happen, the company will have to come to your location and provide you with an estimate. They’ll look at various factors, such as the size of your space, to come to a final quote.  Many cleaning companies provide a myriad of commercial cleaning services, including sanitizing the bathroom, dusting, vacuuming, and mopping.   Carpet cleaning may be provided by some a few times a year; however, this service may or may not be included in the price quote. Be sure to ask beforehand.

Ask the company for proof of their insurance.

You want to make sure that you choose a cleaning company that possesses some type of insurance, so that you know for a fact you will not be liable if one of the cleaners becomes hurt on the job.  Make sure to read the contract that is provided to you, thoroughly, before signing it. Many service companies will provide you with a contract to sign prior to any services being rendered. Typically, this contract locks you in for a specified amount of time. The contract should clearly state some type of recourse in case you are not satisfied with the service provided. When you are first choosing a company to work with, picking one that offers a trial offer is a great option.spa-table

Even after you do all of your individual research on professional cleaning companies, before signing on the dotted line, it is best to request references from the company. If a company is of quality, they will be able to provide references from clients that it has worked with.

Contact these references, and ask them questions to gauge the quality and professionalism of the cleaning company.