Christine’s Aveda–Holistic Beauty

Christine Woodard’s career as a hair stylist was inspired by her degree in psychology. As part of her studies, she completed an internship which was particularly stressful.  During this time Christine noticed that using her 15 minute break for self-care—something as simple as washing her face...

Danielle’s Aveda—All About the Earth and All About the Guest

What does Aveda mean to our stylist Danielle Hubka?  Having been an Aveda designer for 4 years, two overarching values have emerged as the mainstays of her career: Aveda’s commitment to environmentally friendly and socially responsible products as well as the company’s abiding emphasis on...

Last Chance to Help Us Commemorate…

If you’ve been into the salon this month or if you saw this quarter’s newsletter, you know we’ve been celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness month in a couple of different ways.  That means this week is your last chance to join us in the cause… First, we’ve...

What Aveda Means to Mindy

Continuing our search for what Aveda means to each of our designers, we begin to sense a pattern.  As it turns out, long-time Gaia designer Mindy also says Aveda is all about education and family.  The ongoing learning opportunities provided by her support network at...

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...

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...

Updos with Erin!

Here are three wedding looks from our designer, Erin Cassidy. This first look was created with two different sizes of curling iron, alternating directions.The curls were then loosely pinned and backcombed at crown. The second  look was created on naturally curly hair and touched up with a very small curling iron....

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like CHRISTMAS!!

Happy Holidays, Everyone!! Here are some decorating ideas from our salon! 1) A simple wreath with sparkly tree accents.2) Big Ornaments!! 3)Hanging Stars -Harry Potter Style 3)Tree Branch with Greenery, perfect for a mirror in your home too! 4) Use same materials to make a beautiful...