Category Archives: Sourcing Story

An Aveda Earth Month History Lesson

Did you know…

-Since 1999, Aveda has raised $32 million dollars for clean water and water conservation causes across the globe?

-Last year, the Aveda network came together to raise $5.5 million dollars for Aveda Earth Month?

-Last year, the Inspire Greatness Institutes, contributed over $100k to Aveda Earth Month?

-This year, Aveda’s goal is $6 million dollars?

Why is this so important?  Lack of access to water and the lack of conservation are global issues.  Around the world, 780 million people lack access to clean water and it is one of the leading causes of infant deaths. (Source At the IG Institutes, we get to not only take care of our local communities through our Earth Month partner, Western Resource Advocates, but we also support the global cause through the sales of the limited edition Light the Way Candles.  Check out the video below, inspired by the artwork of children in India, for more info!  And stay tuned for more info about our Earth Month campaign and progress!

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Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil Testimonial and Sourcing Story

If you haven’t experienced our new Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil (featured on our NYE Pictorial), you are for sure missing out.  I have been using the oil for about a month and when I don’t have it (like when I forgot to throw it in my suitcase on my last trip to Salt Lake City), I feel robbed!  My hair is thin and fine, yet the oil does not feel too heavy when I use the right amount.  (Yes, I have OVERDONE it, but when you experience the aroma of ginger lily, lavender, and bergamot, you will understand how this is possible!)  On my length of hair (very short), I really only need 1 drop.  I prefer to put it on my hair when it is dry, but you can also apply when wet.  Overall, it just gives me a soft, finished, nourished feeling to my hair, and I love it!


Learn more about Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil from Aveda’s YouTube video:

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We recently had a Graduation here at AIP! Every graduation we hand out a special necklace with a bead on it. We call them Graduation Beads, and only students who have graduated from an Aveda Institute receives them. These beads are actually Tagua Nuts, which we source from Columbia! Check out the sourcing story below 🙂

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Lokta Bark Paper from Nepal

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Aveda’s beautiful green paper is not only beautiful for the color but also for where it comes from. Read the amazing story on Lokta Bark paper from Nepal!

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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Protect your color and our ecosystems!

Product focus: Color conserve daily color protect

Color conserce daily color protect

Keeping your color fresh and enjoying the summer sun is no easy task. Coming from a former red head I could not rave any more about color conserve daily color protect, its a life saver(even though I am now a blonde I still use color protect daily)! It will protect  your hair from serious summer fadage, but as with all AVEDA products it also gives back to the environment in which it came from. You can protect your color while protecting ecosystems! Did you know AVEDA color conserve daily color protect contains Larch tree extract? Our larch tree extract is salvaged from wood chips created by responsibly sourced lumber processing—which takes protection of ecosystems. Soil, water quality, wildlife habitat and tree regeneration into consideration. The chips are then sold as mulch—so nothing goes to waste. So all in all this product is amazing for your hair and mother earth, it’s a win-win!

Stop by your local AVEDA store/salon and try it out!