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12 Tips to Get the Perfect Hair Every Day

When you get to tip #3, we recommend looking into Aveda’s Shampure Dry Shampoo. It revives hair with naturally-derived powders that absorb excess oil and impurities.

If you’re constantly coveting perfect hair, turn away from all those pricey fad treatments that do more to drain your wallet than treat your strands. And instead, pick up some daily habits that will actually make a difference. We asked top stylists to spill their secrets on things women with fantastic hair do daily, and here’s their list — all of which you can do from the comfort of your own home.




How to get long hair ASAP via Stylecaster

Pixie cuts, bobs, and shoulder-length hair can all perfectly frame a face, but when it comes time to grow out strands for a new style, the wait can be a real drag. Forget marking days off the calendar until you’ve achieved a Rapunzel-inspired mane—we’ve got the 411 on how to get long hair. Read on for the fastest way to grow your tresses, sans extensions.



SOS: Save Our Strands via Living Aveda

When it comes to damaged hair, stylists have seen it (and done it) all. Of course, stylists also know how to fix hair that has been over-processed, over-styled or otherwise victimized. So who better to turn to than three of Aveda’s top pros for the real truth about what an average head of hair goes through in a week—and how to repair it?

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Inside the Aveda Aroma Lab #SmellsLikeAveda

You notice it whenever you walk into an Aveda salon or spa: That “Aveda smell.” It’s one of the things you tell us you love most—and that sets us apart from other beauty brands. What you’re actually smelling when you’re smelling Aveda is pure flower and plant essences.

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See The Best Beauty Looks From Paris Fashion Week from Allure Magazine

Bewitching eyes, subversive lips, and confirmation that the humble black ribbon is the hair accessory of the season. Presenting our favorite hair and makeup moments from the City of Lights. Prepare to be dazzled.

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4 Tips for Tackling Life’s Stresses

Every day we likely read or experience something that can set us off track, leaving us feeling stressed and overwhelmed. To learn how to handle these anxiety-inducing moments, we caught up with four #AvedaPartner wellness experts who attended this past week’s ultimate mindful-living getaway— Wanderlust in Oahu, Hawaii. They shared with us how they stay in the zone, and we’re passing those tips onto you.

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Grape Seed Extract for Beauty

Tulasara Firmby Sarah Hardman, Ra Esthetician

When it comes to anti-aging products to reduce fine lines, an active ingredient such as grape seed extract is a key ingredient to look for. Grape seed extract is an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant that improves the overall health of skin. It also plumps the skin’s collagen which helps to reduce fine lines.

You can find the extract in a number of Aveda products, like the new Tulsara Firm Concentrate. It’s a blend of ayurvedic plant extracts, including almond seed and sigesbeckia, that helps to instantly tighten the feel of skin and firm the look of skin over time. We use it in many of our facials here at Ra, and praise it’s anti-aging benefits. Next time you buy a beauty product, make sure you check for this key ingredient. 

Grape seed extract has benefits even beyond beauty. Read about more about the benefits of grape seed extract here, or talk to a Ra esthetician at your next appointment.

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bchakrasy Ra Stylist, Catherin Sherwin

Chakras, centers of energy
Run in a straight line along our spine
Our body’s way of communicating
What is out of balance; how to align.

The chakras speak so subtlety
And yet make so much sense
Allowing us to understand our energy body
Let us see inside with a clear lens.

2017 is off and running. Now is the time to take some time for yourself and find your inner peace and balance. Come in for a complimentary sensory journey.

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The Life of an Excitement Stylist

BalayageAbout Balayage

by Ra Stylist, Jem Nguyen

My daily excitement is doing hair, especially Balayage. Balayage has become one of the top hair trends in Hollywood celebrities and fashion run way models. Balayage is a freehand painting process. It could look subtle or strong, depending on the look you like. Either way, this technique delivers gorgeous results. It is a low maintenance hair style that grows out beautifully and more naturally so you don’t get an obvious regrowth line and can wear it longer between appointments.

Most importantly, use the proper products at home. My favorite product is Aveda Color Conserve shampoo and conditioner. It helps protect color by locking the color in and preventing fading.

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Men’s Skin Can Be Complicated

by Silviya Redinger
Ra Master Esthetician

Understanding men’s specific skin care needs can be complicated. A combination of oily skin, large pores, black heads, razor burn, or ingrown hair are the first things we as professionals usually notice about man’s skin.

The skin is a barrier designed for protection, regulation, and sensation both inside and outside the body. But a man’s skin is quite different from a woman because men have an intensive shaving regimen, making their skin more sensitive. Alcohol-based aftershaves strip the skin of natural moisture, signaling the skin to produce more oil, thus causing more blemishes and enlarged pores.

Various internal and external factors also affect men’s skin health and appearance. In fact, more men are becoming conscious about their appearance because of competition in the work place. They require more in their grooming regimen.

After a thorough skin analysis, combined with Aveda skin care products, the estheticians at Ra can customize a variety of facial services for our male clients. We may recommend the Men’s Signature Facial, Cleansing and Exfoliation followed by hydrating serums and masks, Aveda Perfecting plant-based peel, Bio-Brasion Microdermabrasion treatment, or a mini-facial. All the skin treatments result in healthier, glowing and younger looking skin.

Book an appointment at Ra for facial with one of our highly-trainied, professional estheticians.

Sources for this blog provided by Silviya Redinger – Licensed Master Esthetician and Licensed Educator from the state of Washington and Esthetician at Ra Salon & Spa.
“Circadia” Advanced Esthetics by Dr. Pugliese.
Les Nouvelles Esthetics magazine.
1/19/2017 Redmond WA

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