Exfoliate, don’t irritate
At our Aveda spa in Denver, radiant skin is the goal of every facial. But the redness and irritation that often accompanies a facial somewhat defeats the purpose. Aveda has come to the rescue with our new Aveda Dual Exfoliation Plant Power Peel.
Radiance without redness
This advanced spa treatment exfoliates through several layers with a gentleness new to the process. Using massage techniques on the face, the scrub and masque remove dead cells without causing the skin to experience the usual irritation.
Its blend of natural ingredients produces results beyond glycolic peels, delivering a radiant complexion without the common irritation that produces redness.
The components work together to remove debris that dulls the surface of your skin, cleanses deeply and protects the skin. First is the scrub that uses a clay base. Called Tourmaline Charged Radiant Skin Refiner, it starts the process of getting rid of dead skin cells on the surface. The second step is the Outer Peace Exfoliating Pads, which prepares the face for the peel.
This is Aveda’s alternative to the standard 30% glycolic peel. All natural, it does the job without irritating the sensitive skin on a person’s face. The final step is the Outer Peace Cooling Masque, which hydrates the skin and calms it with aloe and alfalfa, giving your skin a new glow.
The series has three treatments. Two are Aveda facials, each 30 minutes long. The third is a full hour in length, during which the face is exfoliated, peeled and resurfaced.
Called Aveda’s answer to micro-dermabrasian, it removes the cells and deep grime that dulls the surface of your skin. It cleanses deeply, letting your skin’s natural radiance shine through. Your skin ends up with a natural protection from the aging effects of the environment and makeup residue.
The exfoliation takes years off, leaving you looking younger, fresher and healthier.
This three-step treatment process is now available at a special price. If you’re a busy mother, harried executive or both, you may wonder how to justify budgeting the minutes and dollars on one facial, let alone three.
Just consider the benefits. You are rewarded multiple ways for your investment of time and money.
Emotional. The pampering is relaxing, giving you feelings of contentment and peace of mind. These you can take with you to counter your busy life.
Anti-aging. You can’t get around it, if you’re a member of the business world, how you look will affect how you are treated by colleagues and management. If you’re a stay at home mom, looking young and vibrant has positive side effects for you, your husband, children and friends.
Better circulation. Treatments promote the healthy circulation of blood to the skin of your face, delivering more oxygen to cells. This in turn helps to keep your skin cells plumped up with water and nutrients, reducing the look of wrinkles and imperfections.
Cleaner skin. The deep cleaning that only a facial can accomplish removes dirt and grease that collects deep down. This reduces the chance of pimples and blackheads forming, a problem at all ages. By opening the pores of the skin, a facial gets rid of dead cells and toxins. This tightens the skin and lets its natural radiance shine through.
You owe it to yourself to try the Dual Exfoliation Plant Power Peel treatment. Relax as trained estheticians at our Aveda spa in Denver gently exfoliate your face for a healthier, better looking you.
Hot trends in Beauty and Fashion, Fall 2014
The cool weather of Fall 2014 is bringing in hot trends in eye makeup, hair styling and healthy eating. And clothes fashions are hot, cold and in between. If it speaks to you, you can rest assured you’ll be in step.
Here’s a run down on a few of the chic-est choices, selected for you by Namaste hair salons in Denver.
Spider lashes have come crawling back into the mainstream, part of the retro-60s trend and famously worn by super model Twiggy back in the day, Out of place at work or the gym, they they sure add pizzazz and drama for a night out.
It’s not a quickie makeup maneuver, requiring time and several steps to do right. First you pull out the eyelash curler. Then apply your first mascara. Your best choice is one that promises a lengthening look. Your second mascara should be for volume, layering until you get the look you’re after. Then carefully bend your splashy new eyelashes gently at the tips to give them fullness.
Check out the results. It may be just a tad dramatic, but it is arresting.
Here’s a more controlled, but definitely dramatic version.
No question, ponytails are in. Wear them your way, whether it’s just your hair and a clip. Or entwine fabric in it. Try it braided, wear it loose. Pull it up to the top of your head. Make it curl, wear it sleek.
Version Number 1
If you have shorter hair, don’t despair. Just grab what you have, wrap a tie around it and you’re all set.
Version Number 2
Bet you never thought to see cauliflower as one of the hot trends for Fall 2014. But it’s in, for both the followers of the ever popular paleo diet and for vegetarians.
More people then ever are realizing the importance of diet in beautiful skin and hair. Holistic health is super popular, from detoxing to juicing. The tilt towards vegetables is quiet clear.
Nutrient dense, this vegetable makes the substitute if you’re craving mashed potatoes, a no-no on many eating plans. The florets are terrific roasted with cheese, garlic and herbs. Very versatile, this fairly bland vegetable absorbs flavors easily.
Lip smacking Oven Roasted Cauliflower Recipe
Fairytale fashion is HOT this Fall
Looking for the perfect dress for a wedding, holiday party or important get-together? Wear one of the fairy-tale inspired creations that are trending for fall. Cast a spell on your date. Enchant other partygoers. Feel like a princess.
A belt with hearts, lace and beads everywhere, how romantic is this?
Look in your closet for old t-shirts with eye-catching graphics and slogans. This works best if the shirt has a basic background color. This lets the design, and you, stand out.
This shirt and skirt combo is perfect anywhere: school, shopping, watching football with your fella.
They’re back. You can’t keep a great fashion down. This is the key piece of clothing you need for you fall wardrobe. Pair it with a long sweater or maxi-coat to cover all the fashion bases.
The blue dress and leggings pictured here could go anywhere and be in style. Comfortable and irresistible, it shows off your assets in a low-key and stylish way.
Are Conventional Cleaners Safe? Looking at Green Alternatives
At Namaste Aveda Salons in Denver we’ve always been a leader in introducing green alternatives in beauty care long before “going green” was all the rage. Nowadays many people are consciously making choices to move towards a more natural and holistic lifestyle. We don’t think it’s just a fad but believe it is here to stay.
While using natural products and methods for skin care is great, what about your home? Particularly when it comes to the products you use to clean your home.
Home cleaning products sold in the grocery store are made to get the job done. Scientists have created liquids, powders, gels and sprays that remove stains, get out grease, kill germs, bleach out discolorations, eliminate pests and unclog drains.
The cost of clean
They make our lives easier, but it comes with a price. Many of the chemicals used are toxic and the effects can be cumulative. Exposure to harsh pesticides and chemicals routinely found in products around the home has been implicated in a number of health problems. These include:
- increased risk, a whopping 650%, of childhood leukemia from exposure to harmful chemicals
- higher incidences of bronchitis, asthma and other diseases of the lung from inhaling vapors
- mild eye burn, indicated by a watery or painful sensation from harsh ingredients
- skin rashes and burns from chemicals or from allergies
- poisoning from the effects on the skin to extended contact toxic ingredients
Make it yourself
Our foremothers made all of their own cleaning products out of ingredients found around the house and farm and out in nature. Buying store-bought gradually replaced this practice, both because of convenience and because chemical based products often worked better and more quickly.
But over the last few decades, with the growing concern about damage to the environment, more householders have returned to recipes for natural products. By sharing information and results, the old recipes have been improved upon. Many do as good a job or better than store bought products.
Other advantages to making your own, include:
- they often cost less
- most are safer and all are non-toxic
- you know exactly what is in each cleaner you use
- many are gentler on countertops, stovetops and other furnishings
Three effective home cleaners
There are a host of recipes for homemade cleaners online and in the library. Here are three basics that every home should stock.
An all-purpose cleaner does just what its name suggests. It works on just about any type of dirt or grime around your home, whether it is on wood, fabric, linoleum, stainless steel or glass. Mix a half cup of vinegar with one quarter cup of baking soda with half a gallon of water. Put in a spray bottle for use in bathrooms, kitchens and the laundry room.
Coffee and tea stains can be particularly hard to get out. Try this formula: two cups of water and one quarter cup of vinegar. Put into a tea kettle or coffeepot, bring to a boil and let it sit for one hour. Just wipe with a cloth. For teacups, simply pour it into the cup and let it sit for two hours, then wash in soap and water.
Save money with this safe alternative to grocery store dishwasher powder or gel. Simply mix borax and washing soda in equal amounts. It is effective and much less expensive.
These three are just to get you started. There are an amazing number of time-tested recipes online for all types of cleaners. Experimenting with them is worth your time and energy. You will help the health of your family and save money at the same time.
Since our first Namaste Denver hair salon facility opened in 1993, we have done our best to provide a welcoming environment for our clients with focus on personal attention to detail. Over the past 20+ years, we have opened additional locations in the area, all of which are committed to offering quality, personal service in an environment that is dedicated to bringing out the best in our staff members and guests. By exploring the options that are available at these locations, you will certainly find one that is convenient to your needs.
Capitol Hill – Our 9th Ave location has been a part of the community since the mid 70’s and has always served as a neighborhood gathering place, first as a unisex barbershop and today, as Namaste An Aveda Concept Salon. It is small in size, having earned the name “little shop on Capitol Hill” but it certainly is not small on options. When you enter our Capitol Hill location, you will find plenty of personalized support, with eight hair stylists, two guest services employees and a flourishing Aveda store.
Downtown – The downtown location is found in Denver’s Baker District, directly across the street from the Mayan Theater. As is the case in all of our salons, Namaste on Broadway is designed to bring out the best, both in our hair stylists and in our guests. With more than 30 members, who offer a wide variety of haircuts and personal spa services, you will leave our Downtown location better then when you arrive. We also offer a full range of facial and massage services at this Denver location.
Namaste Training Studio – When you find our Downtown location, you will also find Namaste Training Studio. Located next door to Namaste on Broadway, this location is an advanced Aveda training salon, which attracts licensed cosmetologists who want to expand on their expertise. In fact, the ongoing training and education of our staff has always been an important part of our business, since we opened our first location more than 20 years ago. Select licensed hair stylists will spend 6 months at this location, honing their hair cutting and coloring techniques and learning to create the ultimate Aveda guest experience for all of our clients.
Call or visit one of our Denver hair salons to experience the best Aveda has to offer!
It’s a Celebration and You’re Invited!
Namaste Pure Design Salons is holding an Open House on June 1st from 6:00-8:00pm at our Broadway location – 131 Broadway
In addition to a wine and cheese reception we have lots of fun in store for you, along with some special offers:
1. A drawing for a massage
2. A drawing for a facial
3. If you’re not a member of the Aveda Pure Privilege program, Namaste will pay the sign up fee ($10 Value)
4. 10% off all product purchases
5. Double Pure Privilege points on product purchases that evening
6. Opportunity to sign up for our Spa Membership program – you deserve some pampering!
7. Everyone who signs up for a Spa Membership will receive an additional hour massage or facial included in their package, which may be used anytime within the first two months.
Please join us on Sunday June 1, from 6:00-8:00pm
Namaste On Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
Questions? Call us at 303-777-5914