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...

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...