Sunday, April 25, 2010

Advice for optimum color from our Colorist Brittany

For blondes gone "brassy" Aveda makes "Blue Malva Color Conditioner". Used once a week it makes both all over and highlighted blondes look first day fresh. I recently had a "platinum" guest tell me that "Blue Malva" day is his favorite day of the week!

Brunettes and redheads wanting to ward off fadage, keep your color rich and true by using the Aveda Sun Veil to block out the UV rays for up to 16 hours (it is water resistant too). These small steps can make a huge difference in protecting your hair color through the summer months! A few minutes a day to preserve your color can save you a premature touch up appointment. According to my calculations that is about 2 more hours of beach time, see ya there!


Monday, April 12, 2010

Lipstick Tip, Make It Stay ALL Day by Giovanna

Begin by prepping your lips with concealer to create a base and to cancel some of your skins natural pigmentation, then set with a light dusting of translucent powder. I prefer Aveda's Inner Light Concealer, and Aveda Inner Light Loose Powder as a combination.

Line and lightly fill in lips with liner using Aveda's Nourish-Mint Liner.

Apply a cream lip color out of the tube or use a lip brush for a more precise application. A great combination... Aveda Nourish-Mint Smoothing Lip Color or Sheer Mineral Lip Color, Aveda Flax Stick #11 Lip Brush or Retractable Lip Brush if your "on the go".

Using your finger, tap a lighter colored frosted powder (eye shadow works great!!!) onto the center of your lips to create a full pouty, matte, shimmery look. Aveda Petal Essence Single Eye Color is my shadow of choice.

This technique will lock in your lip color for a look that will last all day! Did someone say "Wedding" ???