Relief for Dry or Damaged hair is a hair appointment away

It’s winter time in Colorado and that means it is dry dry dry- and it’s not just your skin that’s noticed! This time of year hair can get frizzy and full of static. Thankfully Aveda created Botanical Therapy treatments for dry or damaged hair.

So what’s the difference between dry and damaged?

Dry:  lacks water and hair’s natural oils. It feels rough, coarse, brittle, dull, and frizzy

Damaged: lacks protein. It feels weak, brittle and has lost its elasticity. Often damaged hair is a result of chemical services such as excessive highlighting or coloring.

The key here is whether your hair has lost its elasticity. If so, a damage repair treatment would be appropriate. Aveda’s Botanical Therapy Repair Treatment can help to rebuild those hair fibers. The treatment contains quinoa protein and an amino acid derived from sugar beets.

If your hair is just dry, Aveda’s Botanical Therapy Moisture Treatment is the perfect way to revive your thirsty strands. The treatment contains buriti and pomegranate oils to moisturize and organic kukui seed oil to soften hair. Buriti oil comes from a tree that grows along rivers in Brazil, and is also used in our Dry Remedy Oil. The treatment can be added on to any hair service and the effects can last for 4-6 weeks.

Posted on March 8, 2015 .

They call it Beauty Sleep for a Reason

With our busy schedules and never ending to-do lists, sleep is often the first thing to get bumped on the priority list. What many of us don’t realize is just how valuable a night of quality sleep really is.

In an ideal world, the average adult should get 7-9 hours of sleep. During this time, our bodies undergo several processes to keep us renewed and ready for a new day ahead.

Posted on February 22, 2015 .

Spice Up Your Life

Let’s talk cinnamon. It’s especially popular this time of year in holiday baking and scented candles, but this special spice has benefits beyond what you might expect. 

Posted on February 22, 2015 .

Keep that sun-kissed glow through the winter.

Check out Balayage.

Allow us to introduce to you a low maintenance coloring technique that has been a favorite of celebrities for the past few years. The effect is called Balayage- a French word that means to paint or to sweep. Instead of using traditional foils, stylists apply the color freehand, which allows for a customized, natural look.

Balayage requires minimal upkeep because unlike traditional highlighting, it is not applied at the roots. It is swept across the hair so outgrowth looks natural, which is healthy for both your hair and your bank account!

This technique is perfect for shoulder length or longer hair, and looks great on dark or light hair. The look is especially popular this season and has been seen on runways and celebs including Jessica Beil, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Lauren Conrad.

If you are looking to light up your features without committing to the upkeep, this is the technique for you.

Posted on December 15, 2014 and filed under Beauty, VEDA Blog.

Moment of Peace 2014

At Moment of Peace,  Veda closes the doors to the public at all four locations for one Sunday each year to volunteer services to those in our community who have had gone through rough times such as illness or other unfortunate life circumstances. At Veda, our community is our passion and we are involved in many community events throughout the year, however, our Moment of Peace event is a staff favorite. We started Moment of Peace seven years ago when one of our staff members, Tara Kiele came up with the idea of giving back to those who have endured a serious illness or personal tragedy. She herself, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when she was 19 years old. When she brought the idea to the owner, Carrie Perkins, she jumped at the chance to get involved with community in a way that was meaningful to both our guests and our staff.

Posted on November 2, 2014 and filed under Moment of Peace, VEDA Blog.

2012 Fashion Show and Greenie Awards

We are excited to announce we raised a total of over $27,000 for the Catamount Institute this year! With that said, we would love to recap our much anticipated, “Faces of the World” Fashion Show & Greenie Awards this past April. For the second year in a row we chose Catamount Institute as the recipiant of our fundraising throughout the month. Catatmount Institute was established in 1997 by Julie Francis and Howard Drossman when they bought 177 acres from the old Catamount YMCA ranch. Their mission was dedication to inspring ecological stewardship through research, education and leadership. 

Feather Extensions

Who is paying the price, us or the birds? Bird feathers and feather extensions have been all the rage in hair fashion for the past couple of seasons. You can get the cute feathers put into your hair in an array of colors and styles which last up to 3 months. If you are one who has tried the current trend or is interested in getting them put in, here are some little known facts about the popular trend and the animals they are sourcing them from:

  • Roosters or birds are raised until about 4 years old or sometimes younger until their feathers reach maturity. Often, the birds are then gassed with carbon dioxide and put down an assembly line where their feathers are plucked out. The average lifespan for a rooster is typically 8-12 years.
  • Birds are being specifically bred, sometimes genetically altered to produce long luxurious feathers, then slaughtered or sometimes plucked which is extremely painful to the animal.
  • There are synthetic feathers out there, but be aware. Many of the fake looking feathers are in fact real. Sometimes packaging states the feather are “natural” or “real”, not always.
  • When researching, we found many websites had information about how the feathers were sourced. Some even had pictures and videos from the farms they were sourced from claiming to be “cruelty free” but, because of the popularity of the trend how can we be sure?

Weekly, thousands of birds are being killed or harmed for a fleeting fashion trend. As an Aveda lifestyle salon, we are taking a stance not to provide this service to our guests. Animal cruelty is something we feel very strongly against and is one of Aveda’s founding principals. Because of our beliefs, we do not use animals for our product testing; instead rely on humans and extensive lab testing for our product lines. Make the choice to stand with us and choose an alternative to feathers: colorful or funky colored hair extensions,Hair tinsle, Swaroski Crystal hair extensions or cute flowers or Barretts for your hair make a fashionable statement, not a cruel one.

Thank you for the support and standing up for the helpless animals.

Posted on October 9, 2011 and filed under Beauty.

Fall Makeup

This fall, the look is all about the bright, colorful jewel tones! Here, we have come up with one of our favorite looks from Aveda’s fall makeup collection:” Jewels of the Earth”. Go ahead and dig through your closet to find your favorite shades of Red Ruby, Emerald Green, Canary Yellow and Sapphire Blue to match your precious new look!  

Posted on September 29, 2011 and filed under Beauty.

To Receive or Not To Receive…A Compilation of Best and Worst

We all know that Valentine’s Day is an expression of your loveof your couple style and the uniqueness of your relationship…but giving “unique” gifts doesn’t always mean it’s the right gift, sometimes, it’s just weird. Our staff has come up with our ideas of gifts good, bad and just plain ugly, some have been received and some, our staff prays to never receive.

Posted on February 11, 2011 and filed under Holiday, Valentines, Valentines Ideas, Veda Salon and Spa.