How often should you replace bath towels?
When used at home, bath towels should be washed/changed at least once a week and washcloths at least twice a week if not after every use. In a salon, they have to be washed after each use/client. In terms of lifespan, the basic rule of thumb is to replace bath towels when they lose their absorbency, which usually happens after about two years of use. Microfiber towels last longer than cotton ones but they are available in fewer sizes.
Which color towels are best for a spa?
Traditionally, spa and massage towels are made of soft white cotton, as a staple of hygiene and cleanliness. On the other hand, hair salon specialists prefer black towels to cover up stubborn hair dye stains. If you work in a nail bar, spa, or professional salon and would like to bring a little color to the black and white towel rack, this is now possible. You can go for Fromm ColorSafe™ cotton towels or Softees stain-resistant microfiber towels and colors you can choose from include plum, navy, gray, chocolate, and purple. Spa table linens and coverings are also available in a variety of colors, so you can create your own color palette to delight your clients.
What are spa towels used for?
Spa towels are necessary for a variety of procedures and, depending on the size and material, can be used for facials, manicures, waxing, body coverage, or drying the hair after coloring. They can also be used to wipe off exfoliants and wrap around the body after the sauna. Hot towels are a great addition to massage therapy as they encourage relaxation, reduce soreness, and soothe joint pain.
How big are spa towels?
Depending on what use they are intended for, spa towels can be as small as 12" x 12" washcloths and as large as 35" x 70" bath sheets.
What are spa towels made of?
Most spa towels are made of 100% cotton, but blends with polyester are also available and this gives the material added strength. Microfiber salon towels are also a popular choice, especially among stylists and nail technicians.
Which towel material is best?
Choosing the right material for spa towels is essential and different materials suit different purposes. Most spa towels are made of cotton, but fabric thickness also plays an important role and is usually reflected in the price. Fluffy, ultra-soft, thick towels are usually ring-spun to 600 grams per square meter (gsm) and are considered premium. Combed cotton bath towels tend to have around 500 gsm, washcloths 400 gsm, and spa bath mats a plush 750 gsm. Microfiber is more absorbent than cotton and dries faster; this makes it ideal for salon towels, especially if also stain-resistant.
What is a facial towel?
Facial towels are rather small and generally used to wrap the client's face for facials. They can also be used for manicure and pedicure, wet shaves, waxing, or as a warm neck wrap after massage. They are quite versatile and their 8" width helps wrap almost any body part without the bulk of regular spa towels.
What is the difference between a wash towel and a bath towel?
Bath towels and washcloths can be made of the exact same material, the only difference being the size. Wash towels or washcloths usually measure about 12" x 12", which makes them the smallest towel option out there. At home, they are most often used to wash and dry the face, but they can also be used for cleaning and exfoliating the body while in the shower. In a salon or spa setting, white washcloths are popular for facials and waxing procedures. The next in size are hand towels, followed by bath towels and bath sheets. Bath towels cover a larger area, which makes them ideal for drying the body and hair without being overly heavy. Bath sheets are 70" long and are most often used for wrapping up after showers, massages, or spa treatments.