Monthly Archives: October 2013

happy halloween – zombie makeup!

The future professionals here at the Aveda Institute in Provo were able to do some Zombie make up for the staff of the Marriott hotel here in town. It was so fun to see them in their costumes, and to have the future professionals turn them into true characters! Who doesn’t love a good Zombie?! Get the look started with some Aveda makeup: Blues, Purples, Black, and Greys: Pencil, Shadows.


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HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Have a great night 🙂 This great pumpkin via: Anne Skubis

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Heggy Gonzalez Aveda Congress 2013

Aveda Congress is a bi-annual event that honors the top talent, while inspiring and educating with technical and creative presentations. The whole event is rooted in Aveda’s history of artistry and social responsibility. And one of our very own Educators was able to be a presenter at the Aveda Congress 2013, our very own Heggy Gonzalez! She did a great job along with some of our Inspire Greatness Team! All the Inspire Greatness Institutes were able to watch the event through a live feed thanks to our owner Dale! We are very proud of all the hard work Heggy and our team does!



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Aveda gift sets!

I know we aren’t even out of October yet, but the holidays are just around the corner! Every year it feels like the holidays sneak up on us, and that is why we get a head start with our Holiday Gift Sets. Check out your local Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute to get your hands on one of the many gift sets full of the very best of Aveda!  Inside each gift set, and only at the Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, you will find a $10 IG service gift card to keep for yourself of give to the recipient of the gift!

Don’t have an Inspire Greatness Aveda Institute near you? No problem! Online you can learn all about the different gift sets via the holiday gift guide. You want to check these out, considering there are some limited edition items amongst them. Click on the image to learn more about that specific gift set!

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Green tip of the day

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It’s getting a little chilly outside, and many people think that letting their cars idle will help “get their engine running” but in all actuality driving is a much more efficient way to warm your car up then letting it idle. If you often idle in fear that restarting your engine wastes more gas then I am here to bust yet another idling myth, idling for 10 seconds uses more fuel  than restarting your engine. By stopping idling for just 10 minutes you are saving 1 pound of carbon dioxide from being released into the air(the primary contributor to global warming).


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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month AIT held a hair and make up show where all the proceeds from tickets go to support cruelty free research through The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®! It was such a blast, we set up a runway where students could display all of their amazing work. We also had raffles and pop up shops to raise even more money. In total we raised a total of  $796!

The Heidi braid

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Channel your inner Lauren Conrad on your next bad hair day with the Heidi braid! It’s super easy and you doesn’t require a lot of time (only 5 minutes, I swear).

First things first you will need a comb, a little bit of AVEDA control paste, and some bobby pins. Now take a little scoop of control paste and comb it through your hair, this will give your hair texture for the braid to hold on to. Next, part your hair down the center and braid each side; pull each braid to the opposite ear and pin. It’s that easy!


10 Reasons Why Laughing Is Good for You!


Discovery TV posted 10 Reasons Why Laughing is Good For you! I thought I would share these with some of you for our fun photo booths shots from our Open House this summer!

10: It Decreases Stress


9: It Helps Coping Skills


8: It Improves Blood Pressure and Flow


7: It Provides a Burst of Exercise


6: It Impacts Blood Sugar Levels


5: It Manages Pain


4: It Boosts Your Social Skills


3: It Reduces Aggression



2: It Energizes Organs


1: It Boosts the Immune System


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PINK Hair and Make up Show! AIP


The Aveda Institute in Provo is SO extremely excited to be preparing for their annual Hair and Make Up Show this month! Inspire Greatness Institutes are always looking for ways to bring a purpose to our events, and this year we have made the goal to raise $5,000 to go towards Cruelty Free Breast Cancer Research!

Come enjoy a night full of talented work on the runway from our future professionals! As well as a candy bar, and silent auction. Everything we make that night will go towards our $5,000 goal, so please come on out to support our talented students and this great cause!

An extra bonus for the night is that we will be offering 20% off product that night for those who come to the event, and 40% off product for returning Alumni 🙂

RSVP on our Facebook and help spread the word by sharing the event!

Also, stop by the Institute and pick up our limited edition Breast Cancer Awareness Rosemary Mint Hand Relief! Bigger then our regular Hand Relief and with added Rosemary, you will want to get your hands on this, literally! And what could make it better? Part of the proceeds will be donated to Cruelty Free Breast Cancer Research to benefit the breast cancer research foundation 🙂

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Re-purpose your Aveda Packaging!

Eli Burton, our Aveda Institute Provo EC Team Lead, lives the Aveda lifestyle and mission through and through. She is always doing things that set such an example for the rest of us. One fun thing that Eli does is how she likes to reuse anything she can, more specifically, some of our Aveda packaging! Do you have an empty bottle of something lying around?

Eli likes to cut off the top of old bottles and fill them with flowers! Brilliant! We have used this new decorating method around the institute as well as given them as gifts! Look around your home and see what you can re-purpose!


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Provo Open House Recap!

Back in August the Aveda Institute in Provo had an Open House! We teamed up with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and together we had a great night! Students invited and friends and family to see what the Institute is all about, and guests enjoyed mini services as well as some floats and cookies.

We loved partnering up with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention because it gave our event more of a purpose. It was truly inspiring to hear one of our own students talk about how suicide has affected her family personally and all the things we can do to help, and learn more about the resources available to us. They talked about how important it is to make people’s day a little brighter, and talked about not bullying.


Such a great night! Stay tuned for some Photo-Booth Pictures from the night!

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