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Christmas Cheer

Christmas 2016 will be soon upon us and it certainly feels not so long ago we were thinking the same last year. It has been a ‘odd’ sort of year and with the British pound losing ground to other market currencies recently a probable rise in price of imported goods from European markets due to Brexit is envisaged. We expect that overall, prices in the hair and beauty industry will increase more than we would normally expect. Certainly many of our industry ‘wet’ products are currently obtained from within the European market and already we are seeing increases from some of our suppliers above that what we would expect. Maybe now is a very good time to buy in any extra stock in before inevitable price increases in the New Year onwards.

Salon Sales will always attempt to give the best possible competitive prices for our products to all our customers and with this in mind why not have another look at our current items for sale. We believe in giving good prices to our customers all year around not just during so called ‘Vat free’ sales like some of our competitors. As many of you will already know sales of items within the Vat band always have Vat applied to them and if those ‘Vat free’ sales were actually really ‘free’, some industry suppliers would certainly be getting a not so friendly visit from HMRC. Only massive corporations seem to be able get away with ‘Tax avoidance’ and all businesses in the small and medium bracket on the UK stage certainly have little choice but to pay their tax dues on all sales.

As a trade wholesale supplier, all the items on our website are initially displayed without VAT added. During the check out process a summery page will show the total cost payable inclusive of VAT. Because businesses normally can claim the Vat element back on their purchases the true cost to the business is shown initially without the Vat applied.

Have a great Christmas and a happy New Year to all of you.

Beauty machines for treatments

Within an ever advancing equipment range for high end beauty treatments are items which use radio frequency for skin tightening and body contouring. This is one of the fastest growing segments within the beauty industry. Versatile and efficient devices which are simple and safe with minimum recovery time.

Another popular type of beauty treatment uses electrolifting for face and body. This can produce visible results with facial lifting and muscular toning for either face or face and body.

Another treatment is Electroepilation using Apilus radio frequency. This method allows complete and 100 percent permanent hair removal. The insertion of a probe in the hair follicle and an ultra fast radiofrequency current leads to the destruction of cells responsible for hair regrowth. Ideal for treating small areas, eyebrows and fine hairs, as well as clients who cannot receive photoepilation treatments.

Photo-Rejuvenation treatments will diminish skin imperferations and give your client a youthful appearance. After only a few sessions, wrinkles, fine lines, large open pores, dark spots, couperose and red blemishes will be visibly reduced, also improves skin firmness by stimulating collagen-producing cells.

Apilus Radio Frequency for Therocoalagulation is another modern treatment. This is a precision treatment to coagulate superficial skin imperfections, reducing their appearance. Perfect for correcting vascular imperfections, telangiectasias, stellate angiomas, cherry angiomas, certain growths including papillomas and molluscums and pigmentary anomalies.

Also available to purchase are steam machines, Microdermabrasion machines, nail machines and many others, instrumental in maintaining beauty care. Many of these can be found via our Beauty Machines area on the website.

Gellux Gel Polish

After requests from our customers we are now stocking the Salon System Gellux nail gel  polish. A simple 30 second application gives up to fifteen days of no chip, no wear polish giving your fingers or toes a sparkling new look. It’s UV and LED compatible and comes with a great choice of glossy, colour perfect shades.

Devil Red
Devil Red

Available in-store or to buy on our website [ Gellux online ].

New Crewe Orlando Furniture and equipment

Salon Sales are pleased to announce that the new updated range of Crewe Orlando salon equipment and furniture is now available to purchase from our main websites salon equipment and furniture section Many made to order quality terms of furniture have been added to their wide choice available while a few models have been discontinued. Most items are made to order in the UK but a few  items are  made to order in the laminate or fabric colour of your choice in Italy. This will  lead to bigger lead times than normal for a few of the products so it is always wise to plan ahead and call us for current delivery schedule so that any order can be place in good time prior to needs. Crewe Orlando items made to order in the UK can still take up to three weeks for delivery for items in colours which are not held as stock items.
Reception Desk Crewe Martinique Reception Desk

Delivery information and advice

One of the issues we infrequently get faced with from time to time is a customer reporting damage to a delivered item many days after the item has been signed for as ‘received as good’. To complicate this, certain items we supply are made to order and the manufacturer themselves in certain instances deliver the goods on their own transport vehicles and have their own signatory system. It is imperative to enable ourselves sort out any delivery damage issue to your satisfaction that if items/boxes received show any sign of damage, you must sign for as DAMAGED and then check the goods immediately or even refuse the delivery and contact us. By doing this quickly we can quickly pursue a claim of the courier company.

It is good delivery information advice and good practice to sign for all deliveries as ‘UNCHECKED’ even if the packaging appears undamaged. We are aware that it is sometimes difficult to check the contents of the goods while the delivery courier is there, but a cursory check of the condition of the packaging is generally an easy task. Always check all sides of a parcel for damage. We have had instances here at Salon Sales when a delivery driver has brought packages to our goods in, placed the large boxes down but ensured that the side of the box that has been accidental ripped apart at the depot … is facing the wall!

All goods received should be carefully and fully checked out of their packaging within 24-36 hours and we should be informed of any problems immediately. Often we will require a photo of the damage especially if the item has been sent direct from the manufacturer who sometimes photograph items sent out . In most situations of this nature the carrier itself may be at fault for the damage and to help ourselves to be able to claim for this, it is imperative that these instructions are followed. Otherwise the courier who are a separate company to ourselves may claim that the goods were signed for as received and also state that the boxes were in perfect condition when you signed for them some ’3 weeks ago’.

One other issue to be aware of is that certain larger items may be delivered on a Pallet. A pallet delivery is a kerbside delivery and as far as the driver who offloads the pallet is concerned it could be a pallet of cement, a pallet of sand , a pallet of bricks or it could be your lovely brand new electric couch. In these instances it is important to be aware that some strong hands may be required to get the item indoors as often the driver is not covered by insurance to allow him to help lift the item indoors.

Ordering of large salon equipment and furniture

A significant part of a budget for equipping or maybe refurbishing a salon, beauty college or academy is the ordering of salon equipment and furniture. To provide buyers with an affordable choice it is important that requirements as well as their budget is met. Most wholesale trade suppliers will not hold a massive amount of bulky equipment in locally held stock and prefer instead for larger items to be stored in a warehouse ready to be sent out or ordered directly from the manufacturer, especially if they are made to order items. Many suppliers of salon equipment and furniture of this will type try to ensure that a suitable choice selection is available at any given price point.

For example REM equipment and furniture have a wide range of items that are made to order. When there is an available colour choice within a desired furniture or salon equipment item it could mean that the items are made to order and the manufacturing time as well as the delivery schedule should always be taken into consideration when deciding to place the  order. Made to order items can often have inherent delays which vary between manufacturer and good advice is to always order your items in advance and in good time. Most experienced suppliers can normally give a good indication of schedule / delivery for any given item and any date given will have been already affected due to  time of year and the amount of current orders in the manufacturers system.  Made to order items ordered in advance can normally be delayed to meet a suitable customer deadline but they can rarely be speeded up due to the strict manufacturing process. Please note, however, that when an item is made to order and that item has been made, the order cannot be subsequently cancelled and it is wise to ensure all your requirements are met before placing any order. We tend advise you contact the manufacturer for suitability for your requirements.

Stones for Hot Stone Therapy

Becoming very popular as a beauty treatment is the use of hot rock stone therapy. The homoeopathic pampering provides a hot stone therapy remedy dating back thousands of years. The application of stones as a hot rock stone therapy is called a thermo-therapeutic massage.
Relaxing with the stones

During the treatment heat penetrates the muscles to ease tension and helps people to relax, eases muscular aches and pains, relieves stress and also encourages circulation. The hot stones used in the therapy are usually made of basalt, an iron based rock which absorbs the heat as well as retaining it. These flat and smooth stones come in various sizes and the warmth given off by the stones relax the muscle, improves circulation and calms the nervous system. Many clients find it a totally relaxing experience.