Nurture your lips with our soothing, moisturizing, botanical balm. Water-proof formula contains an SPF 15 sun-screen and anti-oxidants to protect lips from UV exposure and other harsh environmental factors. Natural waxes seal in moisture for lasting protection.
- Delivers lasting moisture relief to dry lips
- Refreshes with cinnamon leaf, clove and anise oils
- Won’t melt in your car.
Here’s what Yancey had to say about Lip Saver, “This is the best protector for lips in any weather, especially in the summer sun. It has a comfortable texture, a very nice light natural scent, and it really improves the look and feel of my lips – they’re left soft and smooth with no lines or discomfort. I don’t leave home without it!” -July 12, 2010
Summer can be the cruelest season of all for hair–chlorine and UV from swimming and falling behind on regular trims (who has time when you’re having fun?). We asked Javier Herrera, Owner and Cutting Educator, and Erica Colon, Color Educator for their top hair tips.
How should girls prep hair for summer?
Get an in-salon professional treatment such as Aveda’s color gloss service ($60 scheduled alone, $40 add-on with haircut) to prep and help protect hair from the damaging effects of sun, salt and chlorine while enhancing color tonality and shine. Aveda’s color gloss seals the hair cuticle to maintain moisture, add body and help reduce breakage caused by damage. It’s so important to strengthen hair to create a barrier of protection against the damaging elements of the summer sun.
How can you prevent flat hair from going limp in humid weather (and conversely, what’s the best way to prevent frizz if you’re curly)?
Flat hair tends to go limp in humid weather because moisture in the air weighs hair down. To prevent moisture overload, prep hair with a shampoo and conditioner that add volume and use a styling product that enhances volume and creates texture from the root. My must-have styling product for defeating limp hair is Aveda Phomollient Styling Foam, which provides long lasting volume, lift, and texture.
Curly hair responds differently to moisture and summer humidity–it creates more frizz and flyaways. The key to battling summer frizz is to use a styling product that acts as a barrier between hair and humidity, like Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother, which coats and conditions hair to seal in its natural moisture, giving curls structure and blocking out excess moisture in the air. The result is smooth, frizz-free curls for up to 12 hours.
What’s the ONE most important hair service for summer?
A deep conditioning treatment to keep hair healthy and beautiful during the summer months.
Is hair as affected by sun as skin is?
Sunlight (UVA/UVB) exposes hair to free radicals that break down protein structures such as melanin. This can weaken hair and lead to color fading. Like skin, sun exposure depletes hair of its natural moisture and leaves it looking and feeling dry and dull. Aveda’s Sun Care line which includes the Sun Care Protective Veil, Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser, and the Sun Care After-Sun Masque is an amazing lineup of products developed to battle damage caused by sun exposure.
Behind every successful company is a team of amazing people! Meet Jessica! Originally from Dallas, Jessica enjoyed a brief stint in New York City studying color at Bumble and Bumble in their training academy before calling Austin her home. From the moment you meet Jessica, you feel as if you’ve known her all your life. When we interviewed Jessica, right away we learned how bright, intelligent and extremely adept she was, not only in her business acumen, but also in her knowledge of color. Jessica is passionate about her work, and she’s not afraid to “get in there and get her hands dirty”. She has even assisted in our color education program. Jessica has a knack for desktop publishing and graphic design, lending her talents by helping the team with many of our marketing campaigns. A true team player, Jessica embodies the spirit of the Maximum FX culture and is always willing to cheerfully contribute when needed. We asked Jessica a few questions so that you could get to know her better, and here’s what she had to say:
1) Why did you choose to join this industry?
I absolutely love the creative aspect of our industry.
2) What is your favorite part of your job?
Meeting new people and making clients smile!
3) What do you like to do for fun outside of work?
Organic gardening, cooking vegan food, playing with my rescued pit-bull Sugar.
4) What motivates you?
5) Who is your favorite celebrity and why?
Alicia Silverstone – her work with Animal Advocacy and great style.
6) What attracted you to Maximum FX?
7) What advice would you give someone who’s thinking about making a career in the salon/spa industry?
Put 110% into your apprenticeship. Cosmetology training only teaches you the basics, your apprenticeship is where you become a stylist.
8) What is your favorite Aveda product and why?
Blue Malva is every blonde’s best friend!
9) Who has had the greatest influence on your career and why?
In New York, I apprenticed with some amazing colorists who taught me to stay late every day and pay attention to every detail.
10) Share one thing interesting about yourself that people typically don’t know about you.
Number of places nationwide with “liberty” in their name. The most populous one is Liberty,Missouri (26,232). Iowa has more of these places than any other state: four (Libertyville, New Liberty, North Liberty and West Liberty).
- Eleven places have “independence” in their name. The most populous of these is Independence, Missouri, with 113,288 residents.
- Five places adopted the name “freedom.” Freedom, California, with 6,000 residents, has the largest population among these.
- There is one place named “patriot” — Patriot, Indiana, with a population of 202.
- And what could be more fitting than spending the day in a place called “America”? There are five such places in the country, with the most populous being American Fork,Utah, with 21,941 residents.
Fourth of July Barbecue Cookout
As with many holidays, the 4th of July celebration includes food, drink and the realization of how fortunate we are as a nation.
More than 66 million
Number of Americans who said they have taken part in a barbecue during the previous year. It’s probably safe to assume a large number of these events took place on the Fourth.
Although we do not have a fixed menu for the celebration of the Fourth, you can almost count on traditional favorites such as hamburgers and hot dogs, chicken, ribs, garden salads, potato salad, chips and watermelon. Following is a summary of where these foods come from:
- There’s a 1-in-6 chance the beef on your backyard grill came from Texas. The Lone Star State is the leader in the production of cattle and calves.
- The chicken on your barbecue grill probably came from one of the top broiler-producing states: Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, North Carolina and Mississippi.
- The lettuce in your salad or on your hamburger probably was grown in California, which accounts for nearly three-quarters of USA lettuce production.
- Fresh tomatoes in your salad most likely came from Florida or California, which, combined, produced more than two-thirds of U.S. tomatoes. The ketchup on your hamburger or hot dog probably came from California, which accounted for 95 percent of processed tomato production last year.
- As to potato salad or potato chips or fries, Idaho and Washington produces about one-half of the nation’s spuds.
- For dessert, six states — California, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Arizona and Indiana — combined to produce about 80 percent of watermelons last year.
The value of fireworks imported from China, representing the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imports ($135.6 million) in 2002. U.S. exports of fireworks, by comparison, amounted to $13.5 million, with Germany purchasing more than any other single country ($5.0 million).
Imports of U.S. Flags
The dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags in 2002; more than half of this amount ($5.2 million) was for U.S. flags made in China. This was down from the 2001 dollar value of U.S. flag imports ($51.7 million), but still considerably higher than the total for 2000 ($747,800). That was the last full year prior to 9/11.
Dollar value of exports of U.S. flags in 2002. Japan was the leading customer, purchasing $86,189 worth.
Number of U.S. flags flown over the U.S. Capitol last year at the request of House and Senate members. On July 4 alone, 1,200 were flown over Washington, D.C. (From the U.S. Capitol Flag Room.)
Annual dollar value of shipments of fabricated flags, banners and similar emblems by the nation’s manufacturers, according to the latest economic census (1997) for which there is published data.
Coming to America
The number of foreign-born residents in the United States in 2002; they accounted for 11.5 percent of the nation’s total population.
- More than 1-in-3 foreign-born residents were naturalized U.S. citizens.
- Six states had estimated foreign-born populations of 1 million or more: California
- Among the foreign-born population, 52 percent were born in Latin America, 26 percent in Asia, 14 percent in Europe and the remaining 8 percent in other regions of the world, such as Africa and Oceania.
Number of visits in a recent year to our national parks — a particularly scenic locale for a July 4th picnic. There were 766 million visits in a recent year to another popular picnic venue — state parks or recreation areas. Those in California (80 million), Ohio (59 million), New York (56 million), Washington (48 million) and Illinois (44 million) recorded the highest number of visits.
You may or may not be able to picnic there, but a visit to a national historical site is a particularly fitting way to celebrate our nation’s heritage. In a recent year, about 72 million people flocked to national historical sites and 24 million to national monuments.
“The British are coming! The British are coming!” These days, this cry applies to tourists rather than “redcoats.” Nearly 5 million tourists from the UK visited the United States in a recent year, more than from any other country except Japan.
Dollar volume of trade last year between the United States and the United Kingdom, making the U.K., our adversary in 1776, our sixth-leading trading partner today.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau