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Category: Product Focus

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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September 9, 2015

Take 10: Chakra 2 Balancing Body Mist

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Enjoy this Take 10 from our Aveda Institute Denver Marketing Team Lead and Ayurveda guru, Alicia Christus!

“As we move along through our chakra journey, the second chakra is next in line. However, we don’t necessarily focus on balancing the chakras in order. Often our chakra energy will be out of or in balance in no particular order. Today, the second chakra may be in need of balancing but tomorrow it could be chakra 7.

Take 10 to learn more about your second chakra: Svadhisthana

The second chakra translates to mean “her favorite standing place or sweetness.” It’s all about connection the the 5 senses and relationships to others. It’s located above the pubic bone and below the naval.

The energy is water, the color is orange. The …

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June 26, 2015

Take 10: Sun Care After Sun Hair Masque

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Enjoy this Take 10 from Aveda Institute Denver Advisor Melanie!

It’s summer people and you know what that means? SUNSHINE. All day errr day. I know a lot of us spend time outside and are always putting on SPF or after sun lotions to take care of our beautiful skin, but what about our hair? How often are you actually putting product in your hair before and after you’re out at the pool, hiking, camping, or even a day on the lake wake boarding? Probably not many of us at all! So this week I’m telling you about…

Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque!!!


An intensive cream masque that restores the look of sun-exposed hair, moisturizes, and helps defend against free radicals.

part of a three-part defense and recovery system
morikueTM protein …

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June 20, 2015

Take 10: The Science of Stress-Fix

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Every wonder how the Aveda Stress-Fix aroma of certified organic lavender, lavandin and clary sage from the French Alps actually works in the body? Here are also some valuable facts from Aveda Institute Denver EC Team Lead, Yogi, and Ayurveda guru, Alicia Christus, that you can use to educate guests while offering them a Stress-Fix ritual of renewal.

First, understand these systems:

1. Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) = “fight or flight” response = increase heart rate, body temp and blood pressure. This means that the body/mind is stressed. These days more and more often we live in the SNS which means we are constantly under stress.

2. Parasympathetic Nervous System (PSNS) = “rest and digest” response = once SNS is activated, PSNS comes back in to play once the …

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May 21, 2015

Product Focus: Thickening Tonic Before and After

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Have you heard about our newest product, Thickening Tonic?  It is awesome!  Amanda Martinez, Aveda Institute Tucson cos graduate, EC Advisor, and Marketing Coordinator gave current cosmetology student Alondra a blowout using Thickening Tonic.  Learn how to get these results in Amanda’s own words:

“I shampooed Alondra’s hair with Color Conserve and followed with the Invati Thickening Conditioner.  I towel dried her hair and sprayed the revered Thickening Tonic on her crown and combed it through her mid lengths and ends. Then I applied one pump of Phomollient to her mid lengths and ends.  Using a large round brush, I sectioned and blow dried her hair while lifting up at the roots. I finished with Air control.



For her Finishing Touch, I applied Balsa concealer to her …

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