Sunday, March 21, 2010

We Have a New and Improved Website!!!!!!!!

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Little Bit More About Aveda.....


Aveda™, The Art and Science of Pure Flower and Plant Essences™, was founded in 1978 with the goal of providing beauty industry professionals with high performance, botanically based products that would be better for service providers and their guests, as well as for the planet.

Aveda manufactures professional plant-based hair care, skin care, makeup, Pure-Fume™ and lifestyle products. Headquartered in Blaine, Minnesota, Aveda is available in Aveda stores, and in nearly 7,000 professional hair salons and spas in 24 countries worldwide.

RESPONSIBLE PACKAGING : Aveda's approach to packaging
At Aveda we are mindful of the need to reduce our environmental footprint in every package we develop. We achieve this by minimizing our packaging, maximizing the use of post-consumer recycled materials, using materials that can be and are recyclable, and by designing our packaging so that the individual parts can be separated for recycling. We also work with suppliers who manufacture our packaging materials using renewable energy.

Aveda's guiding packaging principles include:

Considering the lifecycle analysis of packaging options
Reducing the size, weight and production processes of packaging
Offering packaging that can be recycled whenever possible
Using the most environmentally sound materials and as much Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) content as commercially possible
Using renewable energy to manufacture and fill our packaging
Challenging our packaging partners to meet these standards as well

Policies Aveda follows in the creation of packaging
When we develop a new package or evaluate current packaging for value analysis, the key consideration is to reduce the packaging to the least amount of material possible while still satisfying consumer safety, the design concept and adequate product protection during transportation, storage and use. Next, we use materials with the least environmental impact and then build the highest level of PCR (post consumer recycled content) into the packaging.

We have a "Material Use Manual" that defines our mission and policy on material use as well as our strategic priorities for material use. We have established a plastic hierarchy based upon the environmental impact of different materials in which we distinguish between our preferred materials, such as Polyethylene and Polypropylene, problem materials and prohibited materials, such as PVC. The policy also states our position of not using heavy metals or virgin forest products in the making of any packaging materials. We have recently developed a “Material Use Tool Kit” to further help us in the selection of materials.

Our strongest initiative is to try to use post consumer recycled (PCR) materials in all of our packaging. We can't guarantee that our packaging will be recycled, but we can do our part by insuring that it is made out of material that will now have a second life rather than going to a land fill.

Ultimately, the goal of Package Development is to find and implement solutions that balance environmental goals, performance, aesthetics and cost.

Use of Recycled Materials
The majority of our packaging (our bottles and tubes) uses high density polyethylene. The post consumer recycled (PCR) material comes from milk bottles. We also use PET from recycled soda and water bottles for many of our bottles and jars. We (have begun using 25% PCR in our disc top closures) are just starting to use Polypropylene for application in caps. Although it is difficult to come by, we have found sources from industry post consumer scrap rather than from the average consumer product.

Recycling Aveda Packaging
The majority of our bottles and jars are made from HDPE #2, PET #1 or Glass, and can be recycled through most municipal recycling programs. Aveda is announcing a new recycling initiative that helps extend the current boundaries of recycling and elicit participation from all corners of our community. With the help of our network of salons and stores, in partnership with community schools, we are building a new recycling program for plastic bottle caps. Learn more here . All of our folding cartons can also be recycled as paper board.

Achievements for Aveda Packaging

Most of our plastic bottles use a minimum of 80%PCR. We have calculated that this reduces our need for over 300 tons of virgin high density polyethylene on an annual basis.
We have achieved 95% PCR with the launch of our new Aveda Men line.

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Products of the Month: March

All of these products are 15% off for the entire month of March!!!!!

Hair Care:

Smooth Infusion System- Summer is approaching, which means so is frizzy hair! Keep your hair in tact, shiny, and smooth with Smooth Infusion!

Smooth Infusion Shampoo: Smooths, softens, and moisturizes to reduce frizz. Available in 8.5 fl oz and 33.8 fl oz.

Smooth Infusion Conditioner: Smooths, softens, and moisturizes to reduce frizz. Available in 6.7 fl oz and 33.8 fl oz.

Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener: Straightens, polishes, and protects from heat damage. 4.2 fl oz.

Smooth Infusion Style-prep Smoother: Defends against humidity for up to 12 hours. 3.4 fl oz.

Body Care:

Hand Relief and Foot Relief: Nourish and revitalize your stressed hands and feet with these great smelling cremes!

Hand Relief: An intensive moisturizing creme that nourishes and conditions hands while promoting visible improvements in skin texture and appearance of age spots. 4.2 fl oz.

Foot Relief: An intensive moisturizing creme nourishes, conditions, and invigorates feet while promoting visible improvements in skin texture. 4.2 fl oz.

Skin Care:

Green Science Skin Care System: This line is made for all skin types to address the signs of premature aging. It is clinically proven to perform in 4 weeks! Can provide up to a 41% more lifted appearance and a 37% reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles!

Green Science Cleanser: Milky--cleanser with plai, organic cactus, and argan-- gently removes makeup, dirt, and excess oil while preparing skin to receive the maximum benefit from the complete Green Science skin care ritual. 4.2 fl oz.

Green Science Toner: Rich, lotion-like toner refines pores--with naturally derived salicylic acid and glucosamine--while argan oil helps moisturize. 4.2 fl oz.

Green Science Lifting Serum: Helps skin boost its natural cellular renewal, giving skin a more lifted appearance. 1 fl oz.

Green Science Firming Face Cream: Helps to improve visible skin firmness, moisturize and strengthen skin's barrier function. 1.7 oz.

Green Science Firming Eye Cream: Moisturizes, helps smooth fine lines and reduces the appearance of puffiness and under eye circles. .5 oz

Green Science Line Minimizer (p.m. only): Targeted treatment concentrate for deeper lines and wrinkles. 10 tubes, .1 fl oz each.

Men's Care

Aveda Men Pure-formance Exfoliating Shampoo: This shampoo with 100% naturally derived exfoliants creates a noticeably smoother, healthier-looking and feeling scalp.

Aveda Men Pure-formance Exfoliating Shampoo: Deep cleanses hair and exfoliates scalp to remove dull, dead skin cells, excess oil, product build-up and other impurities. 6.7 fl oz.

Pure-fume and Aromatherapy

Chakra Balancing Body Mists: We have 7 varieties! These mists are pure essential oils blended according to Ayurveda--the ancient healing art of India.

Finding your balance: The chakra system is a tool that one can use for personal growth and to improve a sense of well-being. The term "chakra" is a Sanskrit word that translates as "wheel".

Chakras are spinning wheels of energy located along the spine, from the tailbone to the crown of the head. Ayurveda recognizes seven main chakra energy centers, each emitting a different color, and each linked to a different aspect of the body and mind.

The chakra energy are junctions between mind and body. They link the various aspects of what makes us human: our physical, energetic, emotional, mental, social and spiritual selves.

The state of each chakra influences one's well-being. When one focuses on the chakras, one can connect to any mental, emotional and physical imbalances occurring with the chakras. Through a variety of practices one can move toward balance and feeling of well-being on all levels.

Come in for an aroma journey to find your perfect Chakra match.

Chakra 1, Grounded: Chakra 1 is the center where we ground ourselves and take care of our basic needs.

Chakra 2, Nourished: Chakra 2 is the center of vitality and sensation where we move beyond our basic needs into relationships with others.

Chakra 3, Intention: Chakra 3 is the center of motivation where we set our intentions and desires.

Chakra 4, Harmony: Chakra 4 is the center of sympathy, empathy, and love.

Chakra 5, Expressive: Chakra 5 is the center of creativity, self-expression and communication.

Chakra 6, Insight: Chakra 6 is the center of intuition, imagination, and perception.

Chakra 7, Wisdom: Chakra 7 is the center of connecting to something greater than oneself, and expressing wisdom and enlightenment.


Petal Essence Eye Color: Available in singles and duos, these eye shadows come in 36 different colors from all spectrums of the color wheel. Come in today to find that perfect color with a free make-up touch up!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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Meet Our Stylists:

Martha Ramos (Spanish and English): Martha has been doing hair professionally for over ten years. She is currently an instructor at the Los Angeles Aveda Institute and recently joined the Cindy Cho family! Previous to Cindy Cho Aveda, Martha worked at Amadeus Aveda Lifestyle Salon at the Grove. Martha is currently accepting new clients for Saturday appointments.

Mareo Ryan: Mareo has been with Aveda for years and has a achieved the Pure-fessional title (the top Aveda level of stylists). Along with Martha, Mareo currently instructs at the Los Angeles Aveda Institute. He specializes in color treatment and can customize any color to get that perfect style! Mareo is currently accepting new clients for Saturday appointments.

Eblin Rebollos (Spanish and English): Eblin is the newest addition to the Cindy Cho family and we are excited to have her! Just like her colleagues, Eblin instructs at the Los Angeles Aveda Institute. She will make your hair look great and your make-up too! Eblin is currently accepting new clients for Tuesday appointments.

B.B. (yup that's his name): B.B. too instructs at the Los Angeles Aveda Institute. He has apprenticed in Paris and has worked on multiple runway shows doing hair and make-up. B.B. also specializes in hair extension services! If you are interested in having him put extensions in your hair, be sure to call Cindy Cho Aveda for a consultation. B.B. is currently accepting new clients for Thursday and Friday appointments.

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