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February 9, 2016

Ian Michael Black Visits Aveda Institute Denver

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“Go as far as you can with that job and see how far you can go. If you keep changing careers, you’ll never get anywhere,” says Ian Michael Black to an audience of cosmetology students in all levels at Aveda Institute Denver. Today, we were humbled, honored and inspired to have Ian Michael Black, Aveda Global Artistic Director for Color, join our Institute to inspire greatness, share a few laughs and tell his story of how he came to be where he is today. As poised as we all were to be in his presence, many of us were crumbling a little inside at the notion of having an “Aveda celebrity” speaking casually to us like he was catching up with a friend. Meanwhile, there’s a huge parade …

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January 24, 2016

Balancing Beauty and Wellness during Kapha Season

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Aveda is rooted in the traditions of Ayurveda, an ancient healing system originating in India. Ayurveda has influenced all forms of modern and alternative medical and healing practices and involves the art of balancing mind, body and being. Fast-forward to today, Aveda’s products and services are inspired by the idea of it’s founder, Horst Rechelbacher, that beauty and wellness work well together. Horst’s vision is also rooted in the Ayurvedic tradition. Products should be healthy and made of pure ingredients rather than toxic petrochemicals and synthetics. Products can be a part of the wellness process.

Ayurveda focuses on balance of the three doshas: Vata (air/infinity energy), Pitta (fire/water energy) and Kapha (water/earth energy). Each of us has a blend of all three of the doshas …

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December 23, 2015

Indian Summer Giveaway

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Inspire Greatness Institutes is hosting a makeup giveaway on Instagram at @inspireaveda

Enter to win the soon-to-release spring/summer 2016 Aveda makeup collection: Indian Summer. This limited-edition, 10-piece palette highlights the warm colors that burst to life at sunset and the cool, crisp colors of dawn. The colors will create bright, sparkly and also sultry looks perfect for the new summer trends. The winner will also receive a signed copy of the collection book from Aveda Global Artistic Director for Makeup, Janell Geason!

Contest details: Visit the Inspire Greatness Instagram page at @inspireaveda and like the page, the post and tag three or more friends. That’s it! See full contest rules in the post.

About Janell Geason:

Aveda Global Artistic Director for Makeup, Janell Geason, is known for her awe-inspiring …

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December 18, 2015

Live the Mission

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Live the Mission – Holiday Edition
By Aveda Institute Denver Cosmetology Educator, Danell “D”

The holidays bring a lot of hustle and bustle. This year, think Green when it comes to holiday traditions. With a little effort and imagination, we can reduce the environmental impact of the holiday season.

Buy Less = Less is More

Some holiday gifts are more practical and need to be brand new but many gifts are really gestures of thoughtfulness. You can give more while spending less. Not all gifts have to be store-bought. You can give more while spending less by giving gifts that are personal and unique.

Look for locally made gifts. Many gifts in today’s marketplace come from halfway around the world, and the impact of transportation contributes …

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December 17, 2015

Shiv Nath Tandon, Aveda Tribal Elder, visits Inspire Greatness

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Shiv Nath Tandon, Aveda Tribal Elder
Aveda Institute Denver Master Series


“It’s not about what you don’t have, it’s about what you can create.”

It may seem like a simple message but when it’s delivered by an Aveda legend, the words suddenly have more meaning and the impact of the message becomes a sensory experience. Aveda Institute Denver had the honor of hosting Aveda Tribal Elder, Shiv Nath Tandon as a special guest speaker this week and his message continues to be digested in the hours and days that have followed.

 

“If you pay attention, you’ll see the answer.”

Shiv’s wisdom was shared through story-telling of his roots with his teacher and how he came to know Horst Rechelbacher, found of Aveda. The two met in India …

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