Crystal’s Aveda: Hard Work, Family, and Daymaking

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to become an Aveda designer?  Next up in our "What does Aveda mean to you?" series, Crystal gives us a little peek into her journey from beauty school struggles to daymaking diva...

Body Sugaring–A Sweeter Method of Hair Removal

We’ve had all kinds of fun changes to close out the summer at Gaia Salon and Spa—we’ve gained a new up-do designer, we’ve added a massage therapist to our ranks, and our esthetician has added a new spa service to her repertoire: body sugaring! But what...

Mary’s Aveda: Education, Inspiration, Family

In an earlier post, we asked the question, “What does Aveda mean to you?” For Gaia SalonSpa designer and owner, Mary Fischer, Aveda means education, inspiration, and family. Education is certainly where it all started.  Before she ever dreamed of entering the beauty industry, Mary was a...

How to Keep Stress at Bay

Thanks to Aveda's "scalp to soul" philosophy we are reminded that beauty is as much inner virtue as outer care.  But in the rush of our day-to-day, sometimes stress throws a wrench into our best efforts at living beautifully from within.  How can we combat...

What does Aveda mean to you?

Anyone can go to aveda.com to research Horst Rechelbacher’s intertwining threads of holistic beauty, environmental responsibility, and Ayurvedic tradition.  But the essence of Aveda is more than a history lesson or a collection of philosophies.  It’s a lifestyle.  So we ask, what brings Aveda to life? The...