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Aveda Wins Awards at NAHA 2014

Aveda stylist, Chris Rushton, accepts the award for Newcomer Stylist of the Year

Aveda stylist, Chris Rushton, accepts the award for Newcomer Stylist of the Year

At the 2014 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), the leading photographic hairstyling and beauty competition in North America, Aveda artists represented with Aveda stylist Chris Rushton bringing home the award for Newcomer Stylist of the Year. The Van Michael Salon in Atlanta, an Aveda Concept Salon, also won Salon Team of the Year award.

A stylist at Aveda Lifestyle Salon Logan in Washington D.C., Chris was overjoyed with receiving his award, “This whole experience has been incredible and I am truly honored for this win. I always believe that fortune favors the brave and to succeed you must put in the work and I did that with this collection. I pushed myself so hard and took a huge risk and it paid off.”

With excellence in education a priority at Aveda, Chris is a clear example of Aveda’s commitment to nurturing new talent through first-class education. Rushton graduated from Aveda Institute in Washington, D.C. He added, “I’m so grateful I went to an Aveda Institute right from the beginning of my career because it was so right for me, truly growing me from my roots as an artist and dedicated worker. Aveda not only cares about the world we live in, but for all of their stylists as well, it is truly a loving and loyal family.”

Aveda Concept Salon Van Michael Salon of Atlanta, Georgia won the Salon Team of the Year award. Just prior to their win, the team presented a nine-model runway show titled Gothloli that combined the style of Japanese anime and the film, Lolita. Looks seen on the models included short textured looks, geometric shapes and hair pieces with bold shaved segments. The Van Michael Salon team also included a specially created anime cartoon of all the model looks that played in tandem with the presentation.

Gothloli runway show presented by Van Michael Salon

Gothloli runway show presented by Van Michael Salon

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Enlightenment 2 at the Aveda Institute

We’re so excited to announce that we now have a student blogger that will be guest blogging throughout the duration of her educational experience at the Aveda Institute. Today, we’re introducing you to Aveda Institute student, Nikole Miranda:

I’m so excited to be in E2 (beginner phase 2) at the Aveda Institute!! E2 means real color, more in-depth haircuts and moving one step closer to my dreams.

The Aveda Institute family is AWESOME!! They make being here at school enjoyable and easy to learn. I know that choosing to attend the Aveda Institute was the best decision I could make!

I am looking forward to learning more and becoming the best artist I can be. Below, you can check out some of the cool stuff I’ve been working on!

Much Love,


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Beauty Bloggers Share Experience with Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight

Since 2010, blogger and YouTube sensation Rachel Martino has been sharing her favorite beauty products and fashion finds to a dedicated fan base through and her YouTube channel RachMartino.

Recently Aveda invited Rachel to the Aveda Academy in New York City to meet with three other Beauty YouTubers as well as Tippi Shorter, Aveda Global Artistic Director for Textured Hair, to talk about new Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight. Each Beauty YouTuber was able to see first-hand what Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight can do for their own locks as Tippi treated each girl to her own Naturally Straight experience.

Here’s what Rachel had to say about her Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight experience: “I’m a big fan of Aveda already so I was really excited and I was interested to see what the product would do for my hair texture because I have wavy hair that sometimes get frizzy. I thought the end results were great! The product smells great and I didn’t feel like I was putting harmful ingredients in my hair. I loved the way my hair looked and it kept it totally straight until I washed it again.”

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Aveda Summer Trend Report: Stella McCartney Resort 2015

AvedaBlogPic2Aveda Guest Artist, Frank Rizzieri, created “soft, simple 1970′s style waves,” for the recent Stella McCartney Resort 2015 presentation held at Elizabeth Street Garden in New York City. The 2015 resort collection was inspired by Stella’s mother, Linda McCartney.

“To create a barrier against humidity and to fight frizz, I first applied new Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight creme to the models’ hair,” said Rizzieri. “We then added a little texture with Aveda Pure Abundance Style Prep and blew it in with a diffuser. After creating a gentle center part, I tucked hair behind the ears and added a barely-there wave to the ends. Finally, I tousled the hair with Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil for extra shine.”

Here’s how to get the look with 3 products and 5 easy steps:

1) Dampen and divide hair into a top and bottom section. Apply Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight creme to the bottom section first to set the foundation for a beautiful frizz-free straight style. Repeat the application on top action and blow dry with a diffuser.

2) To add texture to the hair before style, spray Aveda Pure Abundance Style Prep all over.

3) Blast again with the diffuser, and create a gentle center part using a wide tooth comb. Tuck hair behind both ears, away from the face.

4) Using a 1 1/2 inch double barrel curling iron, wrap ends of hair around barrel to create loose bends and waves all over.

5) Finish off the look by gently running Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil through hair for added shine. Tousle for a natural feel.

Aveda PRO-TIP: For smoother, softer hair incorporate Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner into hair care routine.






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Aveda How To: Grow Long & Healthy Hair during the Summer

While the pixie and bob are gaining popularity, long, flowy hair continues to be a classic trend that is perfect for the summer season. Longer length is a timeless, chic style that works for every hair type and texture. When it comes to growing and maintaining long, healthy hair, there are three key things to consider: salon maintenance, at-home care, and summer weather conditions. Ahead, we’ve given you a roadmap to keeping your long mane in tip-top shape this summer season:

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Salon Maintenance

One of the biggest myths we’ve encountered in the beauty industry about long hair is the idea that getting it cut will prevent you from keeping your length in tact.

Letting your hair grow out without ever getting it cut will actually deter your hair from growing at its optimal rate. All women should get cuts every six to eight weeks to promote healthy hair: this two-month trim routine will benefit your hair health and promote growth by keeping the ends nice and fresh.

Home Maintenance

Your at-home daily shampoo and conditioning routine is really important for maintaining healthy hair between salon visits. Color-treated hair should only be washed with color-safe shampoo and conditioner, like Aveda color conserve shampoo and conditioner.

For hair that is on the drier side, opt for a moisturizing and fortifying system to encourage strand strength, like Aveda dry remedy moisturizing shampoo, conditioner and oil. When you come in for your cut and/or color, your Aveda stylist can recommend a custom Aveda system that works best for your hair.

Summer Weather TipsAveda sun care hair and body cleanser

The combination of sun, salt, and chlorine is tough on hair, so you should always make sure to prep your hair before a day at the beach, pool, or in the sunshine. Our sun care protective hair veil provides lightweight, water-resistant UV defense that forms an invisible screen to help protect hair from sun exposure for up to 16 hours, minimize color fadage, damage and dryness.

It’s also equally important not to leave salt water or chlorine in your hair for too long. Aveda sun care hair and body cleanser is a color-safe formula that gently and effectively removes chlorine, salt and product build-up, while helping to maintain moisture balance.

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