Following a Dream

We love following what’s happening with budding cosmetology students at Aveda Institutes far and wide. Their passion and drive are infectious. This year, we are excited to be shadowing our partner Monica Stevens ( in her journey from beauty blogger to beauty student. You’re likely familiar with Monica as we have featured her before in


Essential Questions To Ask Your Colorist Before Changing Your Hair Color

When it comes to achieving head-turning hair color, a consultation and clear communication with your colorist are the golden tickets for a happy result. But if it’s your first time in a colorist’s chair, you want a dramatic change or you’re seeing a new colorist, it can be hard to know where to start and


Take a Moment of Gratitude

Being grateful has been shown to improve our well-being and happiness, while elevating our energy, optimism and empathy1. But sometimes when things are going well we take them for granted, and when we are faced with challenges, we forget to accentuate the positive.  With Thanksgiving upon us, it seems like the ideal time to focus

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3 Steps to a Sensibly Cool Man Bun

We all know the guy who’s just the right amount of confident. He’s self-assured, but not at all arrogant; he’s present, and he knows where he’s headed; his clothes are on trend, but not perfect, and his hair? It’s effortlessly cool and on point, because he’s wearing… a man bun. And you can create this

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The Spirit of Artistry and Innovation

Inspirational hair styling, striking and innovative cuts and vibrant color took over Minneapolis, Minnesota this past weekend as more than 3,500 Aveda professionals from 17 countries around the world converged for Aveda Congress 2015: Spirit. This global event celebrated hairdressing, beauty and art with more than 20 teams of Aveda Artists from seven countries presenting

One Voice, One World

Join Aveda and Audubon in calling for decisive action on climate change

Climate change is one of the most critical issues facing the world today. This is why we joined forces with the National Audubon Society to urge leaders at the upcoming COP21 conference in Paris to reach a meaningful global agreement on climate change and keep global warming below 2°C. And we are asking for you

Symphony of The Senses

An evening performance to remember at Aveda Congress 2015

Art emerged through the five elements of nature —Water, Earth, Infinity, Air, and Fire— at the Aveda Congress Spirit 2015 evening performance “Symphony of the Senses” created and presented by Aveda Global Creative Director Antoinette Beenders. Beauty, theatrics and inspirational hair techniques came to life in the five element-themed sections that were designed as an immersive celebration

Fringe Benefits

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Fall trends focus on hairstyles with bangs

This season’s style is all about fringe, as featured at the 2015 Intercoiffure Fall Atelier at the Waldorf Astoria New York. Held this week, the Atelier, produced by Intercoiffure America/Canada (ICA), is a prestigious organization made up of more than 250 elite salon owners that celebrate the dedication, study, trends and innovation of the hair