Monthly Archives: August 2013


On Monday, August 26, Aveda Institute Tucson welcomed salon owners, managers, stylists, and estheticians to our Fall Industry Day.  Like a career fair, this event gives our Future Professionals a taste of placement opportunities awaiting them upon graduation and licensure.  Check out some pictures below!

Aaron of Salon Blonde (top left), Jacqueline and Sara of JScordato (top right), Talia, Monika, and Brooke of Toni and Guy (bottom left), and Anne and Fair from AIT!

Aaron of Salon Blonde (top left); Jacqueline and Sara of JScordato (top right); Talia, Monika, and Brooke of Toni and Guy (bottom left); and Anne and Faith from AIT!


Robyn of Fringe Hair Studios talk to FPs about her experience as an AIT grad!


Aaron, who is also an AIT Educator and Aveda Certified Cutting Coach, in front of his Salon Blonde table.


Tracie, our Salon Development Partner from Aveda Corporate, talks to Crystal and Roopali about corporate positions and the Aveda network.

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Three ways to use phomollient


Today we are featuring one of my most beloved AVEDA products, phomollient. If you have never used this before or you aren’t sure of all the ways you could be using it I am here to help! There are several ways you can use it, it’s designed purpose is to apply it through damp hair and blow dry for body, it will turn out beautiful every time! This beauty also has a few secret talents, it is an amazing curl booster not only will your curls hold without having a “crunch” they will also have body and shine. Another way you can use this product is for next day hair, apply one pump throughout dry hair and blast the blow dryer for a few seconds and you have fresh looking locks again.

Let us know how these tips work for you or share a few of your own!




The 4-7-8 relaxing breath

Feeling a little tense? Try this breathing texhnique that actually relaxes your nervous system

This exercise is utterly simple, takes almost no time, requires no equipment and can be done anywhere. Although you can do the exercise in any position, sit with your back straight while learning the exercise. Place the tip of your tongue against the ridge of tissue just behind your upper front teeth, and keep it there through the entire exercise. You will be exhaling through your mouth around your tongue; try pursing your lips slightly if this seems awkward.

  • Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.
  • Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.
  • Hold your breath for a count of seven.
  • Exhale completely through your mouth to a count of eight.

This is one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths


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Stress-Fix Line



Each week at the Institute here in Provo we focus on a different Product. This week we have been talking about the Stress Fix line! It is back to school season and I can’t think of any product better for getting relaxed amongst the busy new changing schedules!

“Clinically Proven stress-relieving aroma includes essences of lavender, lavandin and clary sage from organic farms and is formulated using the science of aromaology and the power of pure essential oils. We partner with farms specializing in organize plants that can be fully traced from soil to bottle. We feel better knowing that, and hope you do too. Experience new, Ecovert-certificed organic, Stress Fix Body Lotion, Concentrate and Soaking salts.”


Soaking Salts


  • Organic sugar exfoliates and softens the skin
  • Organic sunflower oil soothes and conditions the skin
  • Mineral-rich salts soften the skin

Stress-Fix Concentrate


  • Organic sunflower and olive oils soften and condition the skin
  • Vitamin E provides anti-oxidant benefits

Stress-Fix Body Lotion


  • Organic aloe soothes the skin
  • Organic sunflower oil softens and conditions the skin
  • Organic shea butter conditions the skin


American Red Cross Blood Drive with AIP


The Aveda Institute in Provo had the opportunity to work with the American Red Cross and do a Blood Donation with all of our FPs! The students were very excited to help participate in a good cause, and we had more then our goal show up to donate. The drive was a success and we are already planning another one for later in the year!

We are always looking for ways to connect with great people and organizations in our community, so let us know if you have something you think would be a great fit for an Aveda Institute to get involved with!

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Provo is excited and getting prepared for our Open House tomorrow! August 20th from 5-7:00 p.m. we will be opening our doors for people to come and receive FREE mini services, food, learn more about the Institute as well as our partner the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention!

If you sign up for our upcoming Cosmetology or Esthiology programs you will receive $100 in Aveda product.

All guests who come will be entered to win this great giveaway basket of product worth $274.00! We will be giving all of this to not just one but TWO people at our Aveda Open House! One gift basket will go to a guest through a giveaway at the Open House, another gift basket will go to the staff member or student who invites the most people to the Open House! So what will each person be winning? An Aveda T-Shirt, a Shampure Candle, and Aveda water bottle, an Aveda intensive hydrating masque, Aveda Be Curly, Aveda Volumizing Tonic, $25.00 towards Services at AIP, and a Movie Ticket! So get inviting your friends and family!




Be a day maker

Who knows  the story of where being a “day maker” came from? If you don’t this will be an amazing way to start your Thursday and I want to thank you in advance for taking the time to read it!Even if you do know the story well, I challenge you to read this passage again to remind yourself of how you can impact people. Every time I read this story it puts into perspective of how many people I interact with a day and how simple acts of kindness can change someones day. Enjoy!

(I just copied and pasted this from

“The Story that Changed My Life

It only takes a moment to make someone’s day – to become a Daymaker. Sometimes those moments even change lives as I discovered a number of years ago. I was working in my salon one day when a client came in to have her hair styled. I was surprised to see her since it was right in the middle of her five-week period between haircuts. I figured that she must have an important social engagement, so I asked her about her evening plans.

“I don’t have anything special going on,” she told me. “I just want to look and feel good tonight.”

I gave her a great scalp massage, then shampooed and styled her hair. During our 30 minutes together, we joked and laughed. At the end, she smiled radiantly, hugging me goodbye.

A few days later I received a letter from this client and began to realize the enormous potential of Daymaking. My client admitted that she had wanted her hair styled so it would look good for her own funeral. She had planned to commit suicide that evening. But the wonderful time she had during our appointment had given her hope that things could get better. She decided to check herself into the hospital and get professional help. She thanked me for caring, even though I hadn’t known what she was going through. She wrote “thank you for being there without knowing that you were.”

I was stunned. I had spent time with this woman about once a month for three years, yet that day I had no inkling she was so distressed. I was glad to have made such a difference, yet the experience left me with an enormous sense of responsibility. What if I had been upset, distracted, or hurried when she came to see me? That experience made me take stock of myself as a stylist and as a person. How many of the ten clients I saw each day might be in personal crisis? Even if it were only one person a day, I might have no way of knowing who needed some extra attention. I resolved to treat every person I met like I had treated that woman. It might sound like a lot of work, but it wasn’t hard to have fun with my client that day. It was natural and made my day brighter, too.

After that experience, I vowed to give care and attention to everyone I saw. I figured it would make their day a little better, and who knows, it might save a life. I still thank my client for the gift of that letter because it changed my life as much as my kindness changed hers. When you realize the difference you can make for others, whether by spending a light-hearted half-hour together, giving them a smile, or simply holding the door open for them, your whole approach to life shifts. Why have random acts of kindness when we can have intentional acts of good will?

David Wagner
Daymaker + JUUT Salonspa Founder

Heart Lands Makeup Launch

heartlands lauch

Here at AIX we recently had the pleasure of inviting Anne Skubis (our very own Aveda Freelance Advisor and Aveda Certified Makeup Coach) to do a makeup demonstration of the new Heart Lands collection! It was such a blast, she did amazing looks with the new colors. I am so in love with the Juniper eye definer, it’s an absolutely beautiful shade of blue/green that looks good with every eye color.  We would love to answer any make up questions you all might have, also if you have any tutorial requests we’d love to hear them.

Be a day maker today!




Who here has tried the Invati system?! At least 4 out of 10 women out there are experience thinning hair, and Aveda has found the solution, Invati! Is a shampoo, conditioner, & scalp revitalizer that will change your thinning hair. Here at AIX we have samples of all three and would love for you to stop in and enjoy a hand ritual, comforting tea, & of course this amazing trio. Come see us:)


A Monday Morning Bun

Today we will be showcasing a tutorial on how to do a quick bun, it takes approximately 3 minutes and it’s so easy. It is the perfect hairstyle for mornings when you just don’t have time to put together a full on hairstyle, but you’re looking for something that looks like you spent a ton of time doing.

Here to show us is one of our amazing educators in training Gilad.

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