Everything listed under: Beauty

  • Culture Clash Aveda Summer 14

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  • Am I too old for long hair?

    It is remarkable how many times I've been asked by my female clients, "Am I too old for long hair?"  or "At what age do I go to a short cut?"  Well the answer is there is no defining age when a woman should cut off her hair and your age should not define your hair length.  What I tell my clients is that they should feel comfortable with the length of their hair; that their hair style should flatter them and enhance their natural beauty; and that at any length they need to be able ...  Read More...

  • Go PINK! DIY How-To Guide from a Professional.

    As a hair colorist for MFX SoCo, I have quite a bit of freedom with my own hairstyle. I usually keep it pretty conservative, except for now and then I'll throw in some pink. It's my most sought after shade, and it fades away super fast, so when my clients ask for PINK, I usually have to tell them they'll need to come back in every few weeks to redo it, or I'll send them home with instructions to do touch-ups themselves.   Read More...

  • The Miracle Cure for Dry Winter Skin

    I Used To Work With A Girl Who..... Let me start by saying, I'm not a product junkie in any way, shape or form. I'm actually more of an anomaly; working in a hair salon and being a product minimalist is a rare thing.   Read More...

  • New Dry Remedy Oil Quenches Even the Driest, Parched Hair!

    Every once and a while a new product comes out that completely changes everything.  For me that product is the new Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil.  I received a sample of this oil a few months ago and I am amazed by how much it has changed my hair!  Only 2 drops of the oil used on wet or dry hair adds tons of shine and moisture.  I was surprised that my hair behaved so much better when blowdrying and when I straightened it with a hot tool my hair had so much more shine and...  Read More...

  • New Years Makeup tips

    Around the holidays, everyone seems to be going to a party and at a loss for a new way to make their makeup pop. It can be difficult to do something dramatic and new with your makeup, especially if you stick to a specific color range. If you're used to neutrals, neutrals are what you know, and what you're comfortable with.   Read More...

  • How can I blow dry my hair like you? Part II

    Sometimes it seems like an going battle every morning, trying to style your hair the way it looked at the salon.  In part one of this blog we went over the tools you need to create that perfect style. Now I'm going to walk you through how to create a smooth, frizz free finish with some of our awesome Aveda products. Styling Products Having the right styling products for your look will insure that your style lasts all day.   Read More...

  • Interview With A Colorist

    What is a color consultation? A color consultation is a fifteen minute appointment ( often on a date before your hair color service) in which you and a colorist discuss your hair color goals. Why is it required?   Read More...

  • Winter Weather and your Skin

    Now that winter is slowly creeping up on us, it's time to change your skin care routine... It's always around this time of year that I notice the skin on my face and hands are noticeably flaky and drier to the touch. There are several factors to take into consideration, less humidity in the air, indoor heating can really affect the skin, and excessive hand washing to ward of cold and flu germs.   Read More...

  • What makes Aveda makeup different?

    Did you know that we absorb up to 60 percent of what we put on our skin?  Have you read the ingredients in that mascara or eye shadow you purchased from the department store?  Many of the ingredients in makeup we purchase at department or drug stores have been linked to cancer.  There are enough things out there to worry about without worrying about the ingredients in your makeup! So, what ingredients are potentially dangerous?  There are 12 toxic ingredients found in many co...  Read More...

  • Dry Shampoo Recipes!

    By:  Erinn Cain Since I had so many people enjoy my dry shampoo post I thought I would share a few recipes with everyone. If you have any you use and enjoy please share with us. Have fun creating your own and getting a few extra minutes sleep!   Read More...

  • Does Aveda make a Dry Shampoo?

    Working in the salon industry as long as I have, I have picked up some great "tricks of the trade" over the years. One of my favorite secrets to share with my clients is the wonderful impact of something as simple as DRY SHAMPOO!!! While Aveda is my favorite and primary product line I go to, they do not carry a dry shampoo.   Read More...

  • Look Younger With The Right Cut and Color

    Look younger just by changing your cut or color! Humans as a whole are on the constant search for the fountain of youth. In 2012 we spent $114 BILLION on anti-aging products! We are injecting things into our faces, sleeping slathered in creams and going in for "just a little procedure" left and right.   Read More...

  • 2013's Biggest Fall Hair Trends

    PONY'S, BANGS & VOLUME Fashion ponys are all the trend this fall.  Where them low at the nape with lots of volume at the crown, and pieces falling around the face.  Break out those teasing combs and hairspray to get the look just right, think Brigitte Bardot ponytail.   Read More...

  • 2013 Fall Fashion 101

    It's time again to start asking "What is hot this fall?"  The good news is many of the trends for fall 2013 are repeats from last year's trend report but with new styling or colors.  A few new additions to the wardrobe will have your ready for fall in no time! Check out what models were sporting on the runways so you can be ready for the cooler days ahead! Leather:  The leather trend has been hot for a few years now so don't put the leather away yet!  Look for pieces inspired...  Read More...

  • Bobby Pins and a Sweet, Simple updo

    Yes you can just stick a bobby pin (or 20)  in your hair, but I am going to teach you a better way to use this little metal tool. Let's use a simple bun for our example. Smooth your hair back into a ponytail and secure with a hair elastic (preferably one without metal parts). We are going to refer to the hair elastic as our base.   Read More...

  • Help! I dyed my hair at home and now it's orange!

    Did you try to save some time and money by doing your own haircolor at home, and now it's a disaster? Colorists see this sort of thing all the time, and rest assured, there is a fix for that. But you'll have to go to a salon for help.   Read More...

  • How can I blowdry my hair like you do?

    The one thing I hear more often then not is; "I love the way you style my hair! I wish I could make it look like this at home." Well I'm here to offer a few tips to help make that wish come true! Having the right tools will make all this difference in the world.   Read More...

  • Pregnant with Roots! Help!

    I'm Pregnant and I Have Roots! What Can I Do? Congratulations on your upcoming bundle of joy!   Read More...

  • Two Aveda Solutions For Dry And Brittle Hair

    By:  Whitney LaBrecque The two most common culprits to most hair woes are either a lack of moisture or a lack of protein. Is your hair dry and brittle? Are you suffering from hair breakage?   Read More...

  • Don't miss our Newest Aveda Spa Experience!

    Aveda's Dual Exfoliation Treatment I recently had the opportunity to take an advanced skin care class to learn all about Aveda's newest facial, The Dual Exfoliation Treatment. I was amazed at how immediate, and visible the results were with just one treatment. The treatment combines Aveda's naturally derived mechanical and biochemical exfoliation methods into one facial that visibly transforms the skin through the process of dual exfoliation.   Read More...

  • Fall Hair Color We Are Dyeing to Try!

    Its time to start thinking about getting your hair fall fabulous again!  While the temperatures are still soaring here in Austin the fashion world is buzzing about what is hot (and what is not) for fall 2013.  Here are some hair color ideas to consider as we move into the cooler months. Brunettes:   This fall tone down your dramatic ombre and try something more natural.  Subtle painted on highlights that mimic natural sun bleached hair are right on trend this season.&nbs...  Read More...

  • Why Men Should Know Salons Are NOT For Women Only

    There seems to be some stigma associated with men attending salons; so I'm here to tell you it is totally acceptable for men to go to a salon to get their hair cut.  Stylists are trained in all aspects of hair including men's cuts, and men deserve the same attention to hair as their counterparts.  In my experience men often have haircutting needs that cannot be met by their current discount haircut providers.   Read More...

  • The Perfect Date for your Hair Color

    Products We Love Why do we love you Aveda? Well, we love you for your natural based color line, that makes our hair look beautiful without all the nasty chemicals. Our product of the week focuses on keeping our lovely Aveda color bright and vibrant for longer.   Read More...

  • 10 Summer Haircare Tips

    Summer proof your hair with Aveda's 3-part defense and recovery Sun Care line created to cleanse, restore and protect your hair.  The hair and body cleanser removes chlorine, salt, and build up; the after-sun hair masque restores weakened hair by moisturizing with natural oils; and the protective hair veil  forms an invisible water-resistent screen to help protect hair from UV exposure for up to 16 hours, to minimize color fadage, damage, and dryness. Lessen your blowdryer usage, a...  Read More...

  • Quick styling tips that are totally worth trying! Part III

    By:  Cassie Ward, Colorist, Circle C Ranch Location WIG OUT! Thinking of making a big change? Are you wanting to go from a blonde to a brunette?   Read More...

  • The NEW Aveda 2013 Fall Winter Collection

    Coming to MFX in July, the new fall/winter Aveda Makeup collection Heartlands. Enjoy the photos, more information coming soon!   Read More...

  • May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

    We've said good-bye to winter and spring, and now summer is finally here!  May is skin cancer awareness month and now is the time to get tested for skin cancer!   There are many resources that offer free skin cancer screenings this month.   Read More...

  • I'm Engaged - What NOW?! A Salon FAQ for Brides

    As Maximum FX's wedding planner I have a lot of brides ask me a lot of questions!  Here are a few of the most common questions brides have about their wedding hair, skin, and makeup. When should I call to make my appointment?   Read More...

  • 100 Years of the Most Sought After Hairstyles

    There have always been "trendsetters" when it comes to hairstyles and over the last 100 years there are several women easily identified with their eras as the "trendsetter".  These women not only made style contributions; but in some cases made political and social statements, as well as crossed societal divisions. 1920's - It was the jazz age, the roaring 20's, and women were making a social statement after breaking off from the rigid Victorian way of life.   Read More...