We are so excited to be named a Top 200 Salon again this year in the area of growth. Our salon continues to grow as we add new talented stylists to our team, more awesome receptionists, and are meeting new guests each day. It was with great honor to be awarded again this past January at one of our industries biggest events, Serious Business. Our immense growth over the last year would not have happened without the support from all of our awesome guests and hard work from our amazing team! There are so many great salons out there and we are humbled to be grouped with great industry leaders into the Salon Today Top 200 salons. We are looking forward to more great things in 2016.Read More
After many seasons of wild colors: ombres (dark top and light bottom), Grey or “the granny trend,” rainbows and intense hues, things are changing in 2016. It’s time for a more natural softer look. It seems like everywhere you looked last year, you could find someone with colored grey hair. This year, pastels will be more subtly incorporated into the hair vs. an all over shock. Balayage, also known as hair painting, is definitely here to stay for 2016…great for those who have had an ombre look and want to look more natural. Another look for the year is “babylights.” Think of mimicking your childhood locks….everyone knows kids have the best hair color. This is a very natural look similar to highlights you would get from the sun. Natural is IN …come see us to enhance your natural beauty with these techniques for 2016.Read More
With each new year we all reflect upon the last and how we can make improvements going forward. Having a salon in Boulder, we are surrounded every day by a community that cares for the environment and tries to be “Green.” When grocery shopping in Boulder, you are usually the minority if you do not bring your own bags. I have been this minority more times that not in the last year as I just kept forgetting to put my reusable bags in my car. A resolution of mine this year was to always have my bags when I go for a shop. This got me to thinking that there is so much more that I can do to be more GREEN. Below is a list of what I thought were 10 easy ways to be more green in your daily life. I hope many of you can incorporate this list into your daily routine this year! I know I am going to really try!
1. Be cautious of water use…turn off the water while brushing your teethRead More
2. Bring your own reusable travel cup for water or coffee
3. Change all of your bills to electronic
4. Rinse out your recyclables to guarantee that the recycling company will take them
5. Shut down your computer, instead of putting it on sleep mode.
6. Buy local
7. Reduce use of harmful chemicals
8. Buy Recycled products
9. Grab a microfiber cloth instead of paper towels.
10. Educate others
Aveda lovers have been asking for years if Aveda is going to make a dry shampoo and FINALLY this past fall our prayers were answered. Not only is this product made out of the amazing aroma from the Shampure line, but it is also made of ingredients that are 99.8% naturally derived. At last, a dry shampoo suitable for even the most sensitive of scalps. You will find that most dry shampoos are aerosol based which can cause irritation in asthma sufferers, pollute the environment, and can’t be carried on the plane. Aveda’s dry shampoo mimics an aerosol but is propellant-free and powder based. Simply squeeze the bottle to puff out the powder at your roots. Great for extending a blow dry, refreshing your hair, and adding instant volume. Get yours in our store or here online.Read More
We had a successful Earth Month this year exceeding our goal and putting our salon into a featured article in the Yoga Journal. Money was raised through hosting an in house donation only balayage class with our staff, participating in the global cut-a-thon, selling the light the way candles, and rounding up change if permitted for our guests’ purchases. Stay tuned to hear about the results that Aveda reached globally this year!
We were honored this year to be part of Salon Todays 18th annual top 200 salons issue in the growth category. Salons from all over the nation can submit applications to be named to the Salon Today 200 in categories such as philanthropy, retail and merchandizing, technology etc. Salons can be nominated in more than one category. There were 100 salons across the nation that won for growth and we are so proud to be one of these. We couldn’t have grown this much without the loyalty and support from all of our guests. A huge thanks goes out to all of you for making this achievement possible.
In January, we attended an industry conference called Serious Business where we were presented with our award for making it into the Salon 200! It was crazy to be amongst many industry leaders at the awards ceremony as a business only a little over 3 years in the making.Read More
Skin Tips from Morgan at Zinke Knoebel
With dry Colorado air and water filled with minerals, our skin can become dull and dry. In order to maintain a summertime glow all year long, follow these steps in order to recreate a “back from the beach glow.”
First, start off with Aveda’s botanical kinetics purifying creme cleanser. The botanical kinetics purifying creme cleanser does an excellent job of removing makeup, dirt and adds a basic level of moisture.
Tip: To remove dead skin cells and to exfoliate, add the tourmaline charged radiant skin refiner twice a week to your skin care routine, for extra radiant skin.
Next, continue with the Aveda skincare line by applying our top selling green science firming eye creme. By applying the Aveda eye creme, it will enhance your features by plumping fine lines for rejuvenation and give you a fresh bright-eyed look.
After applying the green science firming eye creme, continue by smoothing a thin layer of tourmaline charged hydrating creme all over your face and neck. By applying a moisturizer as a base, your makeup will look airbrushed instead of cakey.
Up next, you will need inner light mineral tinted moisturizer broad spectrum spf. 15 which is an oil free, tinted moisturizer. To apply this, you will need a Beauty Blender, which is conveniently sold at our studio. Wet the Beauty Blender and ring out the remaining excess of water. Squeeze a small amount (quarter size) of the tinted moisturizer on the back of your hand and blot the makeup from the blender directly onto your face. By wetting the Beauty Blender, while applying the tinted moisturizer, it will add the dewy glow you are trying to achieve. Our tinted moisturizer comes in seven shades, suitable for all skin colors.
By using our signature inner light foundation brush, apply a light dusting of any shade of inner light mineral dual foundation to complete your base color. This will set the tinted moisturizer.
Finally, using the same signature inner light foundation brush, take our natural uruku bronzer and start at the top of your cheek bone and dust lightly diagonally until your cheek bone ends. After completing the dewy glow, you may choose to finish off the look by using our mosscara in order to lengthen your lashes or add shine and moisture to your lips with one of our new lip glazes.
Voila, your look is complete!Read More
Hair loss or inactive growth can be a problem for many. While color needs support through your shampoo and conditioner, so does your hair growth. Did you know the second ingredient in Aveda’s Color Conserve is Green Tea? Green Tea has many outstanding uses and has been used for hair in many ancient cultures throughout time. Being one of the main ingredients in Color Conserve, the benefits far surpass what the bottle has advertised.
Green Tea stimulates hair growth, strengthens hair, aids in dandruff and is full of antioxidants. This powerful combo really strengthens the hair and with the shampoo’s lightweight formula, it is ideal for those of us with fine hair who don’t want to feel weighed down. The results in the salon are outstanding, even replacing other hair loss products being used. Color Conserve is the full package.
Guest blog by: Cecelia KirbyRead More
You can’t always tell someone’s age by looking at their hands. With neglect, it’s amazing how much aging our hands can show. Now you can turn back the hands of time with a new serum that has been added to the retail shelves: Aveda Hand Relief™ Night Renewal Serum. This restorative nighttime treatment serum improves the texture and tone of your hands while you sleep. A powerful blend of molasses and licorice extracts visibly reduce the appearance of dark spots evening skin tone over time, while a hydrating plant blend plumps and volumizes to help smooth fine lines. The fresh citrus aroma featuring organic orange, lavandin and eucalyptus smells amazing. For best results, use nightly and follow with Aveda Hand Relief™ Moisturizing Creme.
Come get your FREE sample when you purchase a hand cream or Aveda Gift Set. Limited time onlyRead More