Monthly Archives: July 2013

NYFW fundraising cut-a-thon

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On July 21st, 2013 we hosted a cut-a-thon to support our lovely ladies: Mary, Amanda, Chanel, and Shannon on their venture to New York Fashion Week. It was such a success, all of their classmates showed ready to create amazing haircuts and color to raise money for their trip. After deducting the price of product we raised $480, it was the most successful fundraiser for NYFW in IG history! I am so excited to see how much we can raise at our bake sale August 2nd and cut-a-thon August 8th. Cut a thon participants

Brad’s Aveda Travel Essentials

For today’s post, we reached out to Brad Van Dyke, Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes Education Director, to share with us his must-have products for travel.  Having started his massage and esthetics career on a cruise ship, Brad is no stranger to packing a bag!  In his current role, Brad is continually on the road visiting our IG locations, in addition to his travels as an Aveda Spa Pure-fessional and personal travels around the world.  Check out his essentials below!

“As I flew to LA this weekend for a 2-day class, I fortunately did not need to put much time into packing. I always have a packed bag.  I travel with only a roller carry-on and laptop case, even if I will be gone for 5 days. Here are my essentials…

Brad's Travel Essentials

  • Shampure Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Botanical Kinetics Purifying Creme Cleanser
  • Botanical Kinetics Skin Firming/Toning Agent
  • Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant
  • Green Science Firming Eye Creme
  • Green Science Firming Face Creme
  • Energizing Body Cleanser
  • Aveda Men Pure-formance Grooming Clay
  • Patchouli Singular Note
  • Stress Fix Aroma
  • Stylist Brush
  • Blue Oil-this is a MUST  for everyone!
  • Nourish-mint Renewing Lip Treatment-this is a MUST travel for everyone!
  • Peppymint-this is a MUST travel for everyone! (along with St Claire’s mints-you can never have too fresh of breath)
  • iPad, and of course all the appropriate  gadgets, attachments, and thumb drives
  • Oliver People sunglasses
  • My favorite Starbucks travel mug
  • Running gear
  • All my black clothes rolled neatly to save space
Finally, I subscribe to National Geographic and Travel and Leisure an take time to plan my next excursion/vacation!”
^AS
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A mini facial with Maddy

Today we will be learning how to do a mini at-home facial from one of our beautiful EC advisors (also a recent Esthi grad.) It is awesome to take the time to relax and work this into your skin care routine once a week. Your skin will be left glowing and feeling better than ever!

What you will need:

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Aveda Composition or Makeup Wipes
Cleanser
Exfoliant
Clay Masque
Tea Tree or another type of antiseptic
Toner
Serum
Moisturizer

1. Start off by removing your makeup (if needed) with either one of Aveda’s composition oils (Beautifying works best) or makeup remover wipes.

2. Take your favorite Aveda cleanser and wash your face. After washing your face for a few minutes, remove the cleanser with either water or a towel.

3. Time for the exfoliating masque. I personally like to use the Deep Cleansing Herbal Clay Masque mixed with the Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant. By mixing the two together, all the impurities in your pores are being removed while your face is being exfoliated. Once the masque is on, steam your face for 5-10 minutes. This will open up your pores, allowing the masque to work to the best of it’s ability. Remove the masque after 5-10 minutes.

4. Next, you have the option to perform extractions. Make sure your hands are clean and you have a cotton 4×4 wrapped around each of your index fingers. Only extract what is ready to be removed from your skin; extractions should never be forced as they will cause damage to your skin.
*** this step is always optional. If you are unsure of how to do this step properly, skip it.

5. Apply tea tree oil or another antiseptic to areas where you performed extractions.

6. Tone your skin with your Botanical Kinetics Toning Mist and let dry.

7. Apply serum all over your face.

8. Apply your favorite Aveda moisturizer and your mini at home facial is complete!

AG^

How Daddy Does Hair: How To Hairstyle With a Vacuum

Laughter is the best type of wellness if you ask me! So today I thought I would put a smile on your face. While we don’t encourage using vacuums to do hair here at the Aveda Institute, this video was just too cute to not share. Pay particular attention to the end and how he gets the elastic around the pony, genius! HA. Enjoy!

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tutorial: flat iron finger wave

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One of our new and very talented educators here at AIP, Britton Valle, put together a really easy and fun tutorial. Have you ever wanted the look of a fun finger wave, but don’t have the time or skills to pull it off? Britton shows us how to get the finger wave look with just using your flat iron!

WHAT YOU NEED:

FLAT IRON

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CLIPS (for pinning hair where you need it while working.)

TUTORIAL

1. Comb through the hair, and make a V section of hair for your finger wave.

2. Hold the hair in your hand and give the hair a little “push” straight up. While you push it up, you are giving it lift. Start to heat up the top of what will be the finger wave with your flat iron.

3. Continue to hold the hair lock in your hand and change the direction of the hair while you continue to press the flat iron down the hair to hold the style. Make sure you are creating a wave when guiding the hair.

4. Continue pressing the hot iron down the whole lock of hair while adjusting the shape with your other hand.

This leaves you with a fun play on a finger wave done super quickly with the ease of your flat iron! You can comb it out to add some fun volume, or keep the fun tight wave! Thanks Britton!

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Young Living Farms: essential oils

Our esthetics students had the opportunity to go on a field trip at Young Living Farms, where they cultivate, harvest, and distill essential oils. With over 1,400 acres of fragrant herbs, a cool reservoir, pristine natural beauty and fresh mountain air, the Whispering Springs Farm is a beautiful destination! We enjoyed the afternoon with some Lavender ice cream made from their beautiful lavender fields, while taking a horse wagon ride of the land. After our wagon tour we were able to take a distillery tour and learn all about the process behind extracting the essential oils from the plants.

We ended the day with an essential oil class, where we learned all about the different properties and purposes of the many essential oils. We all learned a lot, and went home smelling great 😉

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Aveda Sourcing Story: Brazilian Uruku

Aveda’s partnership with the Yawanawa tribe of Brazil is a story of spirit and sustainability deep in the rainforest. Watch to learn more…

 

 

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North American Hairstyling Awards 2013

This past Sunday, the Oscars of hair, if you will, were held in Las Vegas.  We were proud to be there to support one of our Future Professionals, Ali Deveraux, nominated for Student Hairstylist of the Year, as well as one of our educators, Heggy Gonzalez, nominated in the Texture category.

Aveda Institute Provo Future Professionals Jason Sin, Beacon Winner, and Ali Deveraux, NAHA Nominee, and Sheridan Goon, Beacon Honorable Mention.

Aveda Institute Provo Future Professionals Jason Sin, Beacon Winner, Ali Deveraux, NAHA Nominee, and Sheridan Goon, Beacon Honorable Mention.

NAHA Nominee, Heggy Gonzalez, at our pre-show celebratory dinner at Culinary Dropout in the Hard Rock Hotel.

NAHA Nominee, Heggy Gonzalez, at our pre-show celebratory dinner at Culinary Dropout in the Hard Rock Hotel.

The gorgeous Dita Von Teese on the NAHA white carpet.

The gorgeous Dita Von Teese on the NAHA white carpet.

Host and PBA Humanitarian of the Year Winner, Mario Lopez with his wife Courtney.

Host and PBA Humanitarian of the Year Winner, Mario Lopez with his wife Courtney.

Heggy looking stunning on the white carpet.

Heggy looking stunning on the white carpet.

Ali's Collection shot by Babak

Ali’s NAHA Nominated Collection.  Makeup by Brad VanDyke, photo by Babak

Heggy's nominated collection makeup and photo by Siri Place.

Heggy’s nominated collection. Makeup and photo by Siri Place.

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Stay happy, stay young

Studies show that laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. There are few things that bring balance to your mind and body faster than laughter. Laughter will connect you to others, keep you grounded, focused, and alert. With all the benefits off laughter you can see why we like to play pranks on each other during class! Here is a hilarious video of Rae (AIX esthi future professional) hiding in the towels for cosemetology future professionals to fold:

Whats the best prank you’ve every played on someone?

^AG

A Very Grand Opening: Aveda Institute Phoenix

In May, we celebrated the opening of our newest Inspire Greatness location, the Aveda Institute Phoenix.  We welcomed Aveda Guest Artist and NAHA Contemporary Classic Winner, Geno Chapman, to participate in a hair and makeup show featuring the Inspire Greatness Artistic Team.  We were also honored to see Martin Kaufman, General Manager and SVP Aveda North America, in attendance!

Photographer Juliet Newton took studio shots of the runway models.

Photographer Juliet Newton took studio shots of the runway models.

Who wouldn't want to receive a Shampoo Ritual in this space?!

Who wouldn’t want to receive a Shampoo Ritual in this space?!

Educator Carla offered henna tattoos to Guests while Future Professionals performed the Hand and Arm Ritual.

Educator Carla offered henna tattoos to Guests while Future Professionals performed the Hand and Arm Ritual.

On the Runway

On the Runway

Aveda Guest Artist Geno Chapman cutting on the runway!

Aveda Guest Artist Geno Chapman cutting on the runway!

This hairpiece was probably 9 feet tall!

This hairpiece was probably 9 feet tall!

Kicking off the show with some wellness.

Kicking off the show with some wellness.

AIX is a great space for a hair and makeup show!

AIX is a great space for a hair and makeup show!

The halls of AIX!

The halls of AIX!