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 Gaia and beyond mean Mindy’s creativity can stay sharp and fresh with new colors and new techniques instead of getting stuck in a rut.

For someone who’s alter ego is a freelance detective, having the tools and teachers to stay ahead of the game has been crucial, so in addition to the love and learning that keep Mindy and our other designers on the cutting edge, Mindy emphasizes that Aveda is also all about products that work!  What are Mindy’s top picks that make Aveda stand out?

14 years as a super-sleuth designer have put these products on Mindy’s short list:

Brilliant Damage Control—Mindy always applies this spray before styling because of the multitude of benefits packed in that little bottle.  Damage Control works as a detangler, provides heat protection against styling tools, reduces breakage, and even includes UV protection; it’s like a shield for your hair.  And the best part is you never know it’s there—no heavy residue, your hair still feels supple and smooth even under all that protection.

Shampure Dry Shampoo—While there are a lot of dry shampoos on the market, this one stands out because it’s not an aerosol.  A gentle squeeze of the bottle puts a puff of shampoo powder on your scalp—easier to control than an angry aerosol.

Control Force—As its name suggests, this firm-hold hair spray is where the force of aerosol belongs.  Mindy loves the strength of Control Force for its versatility—perfect for up-dos as much as for long-lasting definition and humidity-control when you wear your hair down.

Now you’ve got the inside scoop from super-sleuth Mindy on what makes Aveda stand out from the crowd!