Monthly Archives: October 2015

Everything you Need to Know about Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal can be a stressful process.  Sure, you’re not in love with the massive and maybe even slightly embarrassing tattoo on your neck, lower back, bicep, whatever, but you remember how painful it was to get. So how painful would it be to get rid of it?

We’ll we’re here to help you through the process and answer all those nagging questions. So lets start with the basics…

Is it going to hurt?

Okay, so we’re not going to lie, getting a tattoo removed doesn’t feel good, but it’s not half as bad as people would have you believe. It’s similar to hot oil touching you from the pan. It’s not, by any means, unreasonable.

Are there preventative measures I can take to manage pain?

Your therapist will allow you to use a topical anaesthetic cream prior to the beginning of your treatment which should help with pain.

Can I only remove a part of my tattoo?

The tattoo removal systems Spectrum has developed are quick and accurate no matter how intricate or thick the design is. Our systems will get great results without any difficultly and in a minimal amount of time.

How many treatments will I need?

This is all relative to the specific tattoo you’re getting removed but in general you should expect to receive anywhere from three to twelve treatments. The toughest colours to remove are typically greens and yellows.

What are the potential complications?

With Spectrum’s laser technology tattoo removal is much safer and more efficient than it has ever been. There’s no more sanding, burning or skin grafting that come with a long list of potential side effects but as with any treatment there is still the possibility of some side effects.  These complications may include burning, scarring, hypopigmentation and incomplete removal but these complications are rare.

If you still have questions about your potential tattoo removal or to find a local practitioner click here.

By |October 27th, 2015|Spectrum Blog|0 Comments

The Summer Body Dreams are Made of

Summer is just around the corner now, which means it’s about the time everyone starts panicking about how to achieve that beautiful beach body they’ve only ever dreamed of. It can be overwhelming thinking of how many days are between us and a bikini clad beach life. Yeah, it’s sneaking up and it’s time to put a game plan in place. Your clients should feel great and confident this summer and here’s how you can help them:

1. Consider a summer body campaign. It’s much easier if you get the whole salon involved, so why not offer a summer special where they can treat themselves to a treatment at a discount or work towards a goal together. It’s all about creating some excitement for your clients and your staff.

2. Encourage healthy choices. Yeah, yeah we know you’re not their nutritionist and you should never recommend it but it’s always appreciated to offer healthy alternatives. This could be as simple as offering a skinny latte or juice alternative to a heavy milk or cream coffee. Healthy habits make a huge difference!

3. Encourage Exercise. We certainly don’t mean offering unsolicited advice to your clients about their exercise routine! We were thinking a little outside of the box, perhaps going for a group yoga session or bringing a zumba instructor into your salon for a weekend class. It’s a fun exercise and way for your clients to start working towards their summer body goals and it’s a great non-traditional marketing tool for your business.

4. Develop a package offering. Create a list of recommended treatment packages for clients. If your clients are concerned about being bikini ready then a sample package could include a manicure/pedicure, facial, haircut and light therapy treatment. The Spectrum Contour uses infra-red light, RF vacuum and massage rollers to literally melt away fat and cellulite.

If you’re interested in learning how to offer your customers Light Therapy Treatments fill out an enquiry form and one of our friendly staff will assist you.

If you’re a client and want to find out where you can get a light therapy treatment that will actually melt away fat and cellulite, find a practitioner in your area here.

By |October 20th, 2015|Spectrum Blog|0 Comments

Industry News

Give the people what they want!

Our team at Spectrum are passionate about delivering superior quality service to each of our clients. As part of this commitment we endeavour to provide you with only the latest and greatest news in the beauty industry.

While we aren’t planning on telling you what lipstick colours are hot for spring (hot pinks and corals, ladies) we do want to provide you with useful facts and information that can potentially make a difference to your bottom line.

In The States for example, a recent study was conducted to look further into a rise in plastic surgery, where one in three surgeons saw a 30% increase in business.  The study showed that many clients who were considering plastic surgery where doing so due to social media’s influence.

There are even entire books being released with nothing but celebrity ‘selfies’. No content, just photos (we’re looking at you Kim Kardashian). In such an environment, it’s no wonder people are feeling the pressure to look great in photos. And if it’s happening in the US you can bet it’s happening right here. You can’t even walk through the shops without narrowly avoiding being hit by a selfie stick anymore.

If your clients (or you) are feeling insecure about their looks, there are way less invasive options for them to consider than typical plastic surgery. Now is the time to provide them with simpler, safer options! Whether it’s acne, wrinkles, cellulite, skin tone, scarring or stretch marks, odds are that there is a simple, safe procedure you can add to your product offering to assist them.

At the end of the day, it’s all about bringing your customers exactly what they want in an effective and simple way. If you don’t yet have the ability to deliver these options at your salon, clinic or practice, contact our friendly team today. We can walk you through the options available to make sure you’ve got what your customers already want.


By |October 13th, 2015|Spectrum Blog|0 Comments

Stress Effects on Skin

When your clients (and frankly, you) are feeling stressed, it shows. Not only does it have negative effects on business, family, friends and lives in general, it also has major effects on their skin. We know first hand that stress proclaims war on skin first, so we also know how important a great skincare routine is to combat it. We’ve taken the time to compile a skincare solution to help your clients fight stress and stay bright and beautiful through it all.

So next time they tell you their skin is suffering, you’ll have the tools to help.

Take care: Your clients need to be sure they take time for themselves. If they’re feeling stress and their skin is starting to dull, the first thing they need to do is start taking better care of themselves. This may seem like common sense but you’d be surprised how many people overlook this detail. Drink water, eat right and exercise, there is no better place to start.

Find their product: You likely have a great skincare line at your clinic or salon that can assist them with the basics like moisturising.  One great night cream or moisturiser will make all the difference to their daily routine.

Suggest a facial: Sometimes a moment of relaxation and a great facial will help improve their skin and their stress levels. If they leave feeling great and looking even better, let them know there is a more permanent fix available too.

Look into Skin Brightening Treatment:  We’d be willing to bet that the majority of your clients don’t even know there are skin-brightening treatments available to them. This is a great opportunity to educate them and help get them the results they’re looking for. Treatment from a Fractional RF system offers a long-term solution to stress affected skin.  By assisting with uneven skin tone and skin dullness, your clients will leave looking fresh and feeling great with little to no downtime.

Lighten their load: If a client comes to you for a facial, haircut or anything really, and they’re complaining of stress, take time to commiserate (we know you feel it too) and then do your best to make it easy on them. How do you this? Just offer them a cup of coffee or a friendly face. It will make all the difference to their day and probably yours too.

Are you interested in learning how to offer your clients Skin Brightening Treatments? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and one of our friendly team members will gladly assist you!

By |October 6th, 2015|Spectrum Blog|0 Comments