Looking Good Has Never Been Easier

The holiday season is in full swing now, and for many of us that means that our social calendars are jam-packed with events until the end of the December. With year-end work projects wrapping up and Christmas shopping on your mind, it can sometimes feel like we’re being pulled in six different directions. If your holiday glamour routine currently consists of fingercombing your hair and doing a half-ass job of applying lipstick en route, then it may be time to try a new approach. Book an appointment with the Aveda Institute today on Stephen Avenue (225 8 Ave SW) that functions as both a school and a salon. You’ll get to hit your holiday party feeling fresh and you won’t spend a fortune. 

Some of you might be a little apprehensive about having a student cut or style your hair, but don’t worry: we were invited in to try out the services and we can say from experience that you’re in good hands. An Aveda educator is always close by to answer any questions and these stylists in training always have great suggestions on fun things to try. If you’re looking for a little inspiration for holiday styles, we’ve got a few great suggestions compliments of the Aveda team. 

The Fishtail. This season is all about braids; plaits, crowns and waterfalls are all the rage right now, so if you’ve got the length and you’re wanting to try something a little more relaxed and bohemian, ask for a loose fishtail braid. The fishtail braid has been seen all over the runway this year and most variations of this hairstyle seem way too time-consuming to try on your own. 

Pastel Colours. Unnatural shades like pink, purple and blue have been really big in 2013. If you want to try something a bit more edgy, then opt for a few pastel highlights on your tips. You’ll be sure to turn heads at your event and it will probably get your mom riled up during Christmas dinner.    

Vintage Curl. If you’re going for the classic look, definitely ask for the vintage curls. This look works for any occasion and a little hair accessory can really make this style look glamorous. Channel your inner diva and hit the town.

If you are making a trip to Aveda, make sure to grab a few items that should be part of every girl’s beauty survival kit this winter. All of us can use a little help when it comes to dealing with dry hair and the absence of a tan. For starters, the Nourish-Mint Smoothing Lip Colour comes in 20 great shades and is awesome for keeping your lips moisturized during the harsh winter months. To brighten up your cheeks, pick up the Petal Essence Face Accents that includes a powder, blush and bronzer all in one. Finally, for hair that has fallen flat or needs a quick fix, don’t leave the salon without the travel size Volumizing Tonic and Control Force Hairspray. If you have any questions about the products, the Aveda team is very helpful and you can even ask them to touch up your make-up before you head out the door. Looking good has never been easier. 

Together with Aveda, we want to make sure you hit your holiday party looking your best. Re-tweet this article mentioning @NotableCA with the hashtag #winavedayyc to win a free updo at Aveda this season. 

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