The cheapest place to get spa supplies
Many salon and spa business owners ask me about cost-cutting measures you can do in the salon. One way I keep my service costs low is to source out my regular supplies such as nail files, buffers, towels, and other sundry items through various wholesalers. I have found the cheapest place to get spa supplies, and I want to share that with you.
A couple of years ago, before the Canadian dollar dropped, we could order many supplies out of the United States and get a reasonable deal. But when the dollar fell, that all stopped. One thing I do is to order products through Amazon and eBay. But when I looked at the return packages, I noticed they were coming directly from China or another faraway country like that.
I did my research, and I found this nifty little website you could get all kinds of products for super cheap direct from the manufacturer.
You can get almost anything. I have tried some beauty products and gel polishes and some beauty masks and stuff. Still, a lot of them are Asian beauty products are not regulated like they are in Canada. I’m always hesitant to purchase it for my clients, but for myself, I’ll try anything.
The site that is direct from overseas is Aliexpress. The site can be overwhelming, and there are different ways of figuring out who is verified and who is not. In my years of ordering from them, I’ve only ever had one or two problems.
The only downside is sometimes it can take up to 2 months to receive your item. I use this site rarely now as I am in love with Amazon. Here is the link anyway for you to look at some of the things you can get. If you’re interested in learning more about buying on Aliepress, you can read this in-depth blog post on how to do that.
So, where is the cheapest place to get spa supplies? Amazon, of course.
I recommend that you try your local suppliers first. However, this might not be convenient for everyone.
These are some of the products I have ordered for my business. I have done a lot of research to figure out what items were of the best quality for the best price.
If you haven’t already invested in Amazon Prime, I highly recommend you do so. Here is a more detailed blog post on why Prime is such a deal for salons and spas.
Nail Stamp Plates
Nail Art Kits
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