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July 9, 2013

Starting your week off with something fun…

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July 4, 2013

Reduce, Reuse, Redecorate!

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle are words Aveda lives by. When you purchase Shampure candle you are not only getting a candle that will fill your home with the calming aroma of ylang ylang and lavender, you are also purchasing a soy wax candle with glass that is 95% recycled. Which brings me to my next point reuse the glass- it’s beautiful. If you took a stroll through my house you would see them everywhere, from spoon holders to vases. After 50 hours of burning pure bliss, all you have to do is scrape the remaining wax out, set them in the dishwasher and voila! Now you have a beautiful vase for your island, or a sweet little glass to pour your fresh squeezed lemonade. I’m sure …

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July 3, 2013

Gorgeously (Mrs.) Green: Photoshoot Prep at AIT

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Last Wednesday, the Aveda Institute Tucson was proud to welcome Mrs. Green for a visit!  Mrs. Green, aka Gina Murphy-Darling, is “green royalty” in my book and also a great friend of the Institute.  As creator and voice of Mrs. Green’s World Radio Network, “Mrs. Green offers simple, creative ways to adopt green habits that benefit individuals, families and companies, and are good for the planet.”  She was a VIP at our Grand Opening and has featured Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes’ fearless leader/owner, Dale Lemonds, on her show.  You can find out more about Mrs. Green and subscribe to her podcast here.

During her visit, Jacquie Rinder, AIT Cosmetology Team Lead and Aveda Certified Color Coach, and I …

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July 2, 2013

May the (Control) Force Be with You!

Today’s product spotlight shines bright on Control Force and Air Control hairsprays.  I stock up on both of these amazing aerosol as they offer different finishing results!  (And because I am a product junkie.)  Don’t make me pick a favorite!

Control Force is Aveda’s firmest hold hairspray and offers long-lasting hold and humidity-defense for all hair types.  (Not that we need much humidity defense in the Sonoran Desert, but monsoon season is fast-approaching!)  It is also fast-drying and brushable, and contains UV filters and anti-oxidants. The calming aroma includes Bulgarian lavender, bergamot, palmarosa, and vetiver- but if you ask me, it smells like Lucky Charms marshmallows!

Where Control Force is firm, his sister Air Control is very flexible!  Air Control has a dry delivery, which is …

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July 1, 2013

Styling Tutorial by AIT Advisor and Graduate Alysa

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Today we will be starting with 5 steps to a perfect, voluminous blow out!  We often hear feedback from our Guests that we have room for growth when it comes to styling.  Additionally, with the new trend of blow dry bars and styling-exclusive salons, it is great to know how to style like a pro!

1.You’re going to start with towel-dried hair and apply a nickel seized amount of Smooth Infusion Style Prep (you may need more or less depending on the amount of hair you have) Rough dry your hair until it is about 75% dry.

2.Now you will add a nickel sized amount of Smooth Infusion Glossing straightener(start applying product at the ends and move up until you reach your new growth) and part  your hair into …

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