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The aveda institute of Los Angeles offers a unique learning environment in cosmetology through hands-on, real-world experience. aveda, located in westwood, california, inspires students to exceed expectation and seek lifelong learning beyond the traditional classroom. Aveda promotes the concept that education encompasses more than learning basic technical skills. Our cosmetology curriculum is specifically designed to prepare beauty school students for the state licensing examination and allow them to learn the technical, personal and business skills necessary to work in a professional salon environment.

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Aveda Smooth Infusion Styling Creme

Did you catch our post from last week featuring our new favorite product, Aveda Smooth Infusion Styling Creme? We love this product so much that we wanted to share a short inspiration video that demonstrates all the benefits and uses of this incredible product. Check it out here:

For more information about Aveda Smooth Infusion Styling Creme, or if  you just missed last week’s blog, catch up here:

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Aveda Wellness: 5 Summer Workouts to Keep You Well

Going to the gym in the summertime can sometimes be a complete chore. Trying to motivate yourself to run the treadmill while the breeze blows and the sun shines outside feels like an impossible feat. If you feel your wellness motivation waning, freeze that gym membership and head outside, because we’ve put together 5 of our favorite ways to stay well and in shape this summer and early fall:

Try a New Sport – Join a summer volleyball or kickball league through a private club or your city recreation commission for a fun way to socialize with friends and get your workout in this summer!

Go hiking or trail running – Try hiking or running on a nature trail this summer. The sounds and sights of summer will keep your mind occupied while the shade from the trees ensures you won’t overheat!

Be Cool at the Pool – Swimming is a great summer workout because it’s no impact and will keep you cool on steamy hot summer days. Head to your local pool and swim a few laps.

Stage a Bootcamp – Invite your friends or neighbors over and host your own summer bootcamp. Set up 4-5 stations with different exercise challenges at each one. Here are a few ideas to get you started: pushups, jump rope, medicine ball slams, ladder run. Set a time for each station and rotate through the circuit a few times.

Register for a Fun Race – Non-competitive fun races can be an awesome way to have fun and get a light sweat in during the summer months. The Color Run is a race where runners wear white, and volunteers splash them with color at every mile:

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Aveda Summer Style: Topknot with a Twist

As the summer season continues through the month of August, we all start to feel a little hot and sticky. These final humid summer months lend well to low maintenance, keep cool hairstyles, and today, we’re giving you the deets on the our favorite summer topknot that debuted for Witchery during the Spring/Summer 2015 shows in Australia:

Step 1: Prep towel dried hair using Aveda Pure Abundance Style Prep to aid in smoother blow-drying and to control frizz. Evenly distribute through roots to ends for a sleek finish.

Step 2: If you have fine to medium hair, spray Aveda Thickening Tonic in sections throughout the hair to create extra volume and hold.

Step 3: Blow dry hair using a combination bristle and round brush. While drying, direct the hair up and away from the nape of the neck and up and back away from the face, smoothing out any kinks.

Step 4: For additional shine, apply a small amount of Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid throughout the hair with hands.

Step 5: Using a Wooden Paddle Brush, groom hair up towards the top of the head creating a grooved natural active texture, then secure hair into a high, tight ponytail with elastic.

Step 6: Around the base of the ponytail, tie an oblong piece of fabric that is 2 inches longer that the length of the ponytail. Secure with pins and allow the ends to fall freely.

Step 7: Begin to twist the hair toward the base of the ponytail to create the twisted bun, secure with pins. Then gently weave the fabric through the twisted pony until the fabric has just a couple of inches of length left. Secure with pins.

Step 8: Arrange the end of the fabric to desired shape around bun. Finish with a light spritz of Air Control Hair Spray for extra hold.



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Aveda New Product Spotlight: Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Creme

av_AHGT_254Since the August weather is hot and steamy, we’re taking today to highlight one of our favorite new products: Aveda Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Creme.

Aveda’s new Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Creme is a conditioning styling creme that creates a smooth and soft, frizz-free style that will last throughout the entire day.

Emollient-rich plant butters – certified organic cupuaҫu and certified organic shea help to create a barrier around each hair strand conditioning and smoothing the cuticle.

Nature will fight frizz naturally this summer – the new high-powered styling creme also moisturizes and helps lock out frizz even through the most intense humidity.

Our final and favorite fact about it? It works for all hair types and all hair styles: use it to air-dry and keep loose waves, use it to blow-dry to create gorgeous curls, use it to smooth out straight styles all day – the possibilities are endless!

For more information on Aveda’s new Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Creme, stop in to the Aveda Institute Columbus where one of our amazing students will help you take it out for a test drive!

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5 Tips to Stay Well during your Summer Workout

Summertime is the perfect time of year to improve your health – the days are warmer, longer and usually less chaotic. Plus, there are always plenty of fun, outdoor activities going on to help keep you both entertained and healthy.

But, if your summer hasn’t exactly been a flurry of fitness frenzy yet, don’t fret: we’ve put together a list of 5 of our favorite tips to help you stay well and jumpstart your summer fitness routine:

Stay Hydrated – Drinking plenty of water allows your body to run and function efficiently. Aim to drink at least your body weight in ounces every day, plus about 16 additional ounces for every 30 minutes you exercise. Not a plain jane when it comes to water? We are currently crushing on this recipe for fruit and herb infused water – it’s a fun twist on H20 that will keep you cool and hydrated.

Map it Out – If you enjoy running or walking outside, be strategic when you plan your route. Look for shaded paths to avoid broiling in the hot, summer sun.

Keep your Heart Happy – Monitor your heart rate during exercise to ensure that your heart rate doesn’t rise above your target range – this is where a heart rate monitor comes in handy.

Keep your Body Cool – While cotton is comfortable, it’s not an ideal solution for wicking away moisture. Instead, choose a polyester/cotton blend or a synthetic fiber specifically designed for exercise.

Protect your Skin – Apply sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher to prevent sunburn – even on a cloudy day!


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