How To Create Endless Styles with Aveda Control Force Hairspray

Aveda Control Force Hairspray is one of my absolute favorite products because it brush-able and yet delivers all day hold and I mean all-day.  Check out this 3 minute video from Aveda as Antoinette Beenders creates 7 different styles, all with only a can of Control Force.  There is no shampooing between takes, only brushing.  Great ideas you can try at home!

After you watch the video, leave a comment below and tell us what you think – or join the convo on Facebook.  What was your favorite of the 7 styles?

Could a Vitamin Deficiency be to Blame for Your Oily Skin or Acne?

If you suffer from oily skin and have tried everything to control it, you may be surprised to learn that your diet could be the culprit.  Oily skin can be caused by any number of factors; the most common causes are hormonal changes, such as adolescence, pregnancy or even taking the birth control pill.  Hot humid weather and stress are other probable causes, but did you know that a vitamin deficiency could be to blame?  Low levels of vitamin B2 and B5 can cause oily skin as well and a propensity for breakouts. (source: 1holistic.com)

There’s an old adage that says you are what you eat, and in today’s grab and go culture we’ve become accustomed to opting for processed foods instead of nutrient rich fresh choices.  If you want to up your levels of B2 and B5 consider adding the following foods to your diet:

Brewer’s yeast, almonds, wheat germ, wild rice, egg yolks, legumes, liver, fish, and poultry provide the highest levels of B2. (source:  iwantmyvitamins.com)

To increase your B5 intake consider the following: liver, wheat or rice bran, sunflower seeds, whey powder, mushrooms, caviar, cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, fish and avocados.  (source: healthaliciousness.com)

For optimal health benefits and clearer skin, be sure to also drink 8 glasses of water a day, avoid sugar, deep-fried foods and choose fresh natural products over processed foods as often as possible.

Megan White, Skin Care Specialist at Haven Salon & Spa, advises oily skin sufferers to choose your skin care products wisely.  Be sure to use products that are effective for controlling oil, such as Dermalogica Dermal Clay cleanser and Oil Control Lotion.  While it may be tempting to wash your oily skin several times a day, use caution, over cleansing can actually stimulate your oil glands to produce more oil.

Instead cleanse morning and evening, and be sure to follow with an appropriate moisturizer as this will balance the pH levels of the skin which will help to calm oil production over time.

While oily skin can be frustrating and embarrassing, taking steps to control it can make a difference.  We are always here to help.  Feel free to come in for a completely complimentary, no obligation skin analysis to find out more about your individual skin concerns.

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How to Conceal Acne like a Pro – (and why you shouldn’t use your under eye concealer over acne)

Have you ever tried to conceal a blemish only to find that it drew even more attention to your latest breakout? Jane Iredale’s Zap&Hide is the product that you need. The key is making sure that you choose the proper concealer for your skin tone, a general rule of thumb is to choose a color that is a shade or two lighter than your foundation.  The next step is to determine what type of concealer you need.  In most cases, the concealer you use to cover a blemish should not be the same as the concealer that you use to cover those under eye circles.  Here’s why:

If you have fine lines or wrinkles in your eye area, you want to use a concealer that is moisturizing and nourishing.  If you use a concealer that is too drying or chalky it will enhance those fine lines and make you look older or tired.  Similarly, if you use a concealer that is too moisturizing over a blemish, you will make it worse.

Jane Iredale just reformulated the Zap&Hide Blemish Concealer.  I absolutely love this product – it’s so easy to use.  Zap&Hide is a double-ended blemish treatment stick that will conceal while it heals and leave skin looking radiant. Zap is a clear stick containing beneficial antiseptic and anti-inflammatory botanicals, while Hide is a highly pigmented, creamy concealer to cover the blemish.

Simply apply Blemish Balm, the clear side, to the blemish, then apply Blemish Concealer and feather the edges.  That’s it!  Zap&Hide is powerful and effective, but gentle enough to be used as often as needed. Keep your skin looking fresh and clean all day long!

What are your greatest challenges with concealer and foundation?  I would love to hear from you!  Join the conversation by leaving a comment below and be sure to pick up your perfectly matched shade of Zap&Hide from Haven.

All in the Family

Do you have a favorite Aveda product? Whether this product gives you shine, curl, volume,  or heat and sun protection it works to provide your desired style.

You can maximize the way your favorite product amps up your hair by using the entire family instead of just an individual product.

Most Aveda products are created in families, or lines of product, that work best when they are used together.

These products have been designed to give you perfect hair after product collaboration. Here are a few of our favorite Aveda families:

For smooth, shiny hair try the Smooth Infusion Family.

  • Cleanse/Condition: Smooth infusion shampoo and conditioner
  • Foundation: Smooth infusion style-prep smoother
  • Structure: Smooth infusion glossing straightener

For curly, frizz-free hair try the Be Curly Family.

  • Cleanse/Condition: Be curly shampoo and conditioner
  • Foundation: Be curly style prep
  • Structure: Be curly curl enhancer

For hair with body and volume try the Pure Abundance Family.

  • Cleanse/Condition: Pure abundance volumizing shampoo and conditioner
  • Foundation: Pure Abundance style prep (new!)
  • Texture: Pure abundance hair potion

To protect and preserve your hair color try the Color Conserve Family.

  • Cleanse/Condition: Color conserve shampoo and conditioner
  • Weekly treatment: Color conserve strengthening treatment
  • Foundation: Color conserve daily color protect

To restore moisture and repair damaged hair try the Damage Remedy Family.

  • Cleanse/Condition: Damage remedy restructuring shampoo and conditioner
  • Weekly treatment: Damage remedy intensive restructuring treatment
  • Foundation: Damage remedy daily hair repair

Ask your Haven stylist to recommend the Aveda family that will work best for your hair or stop in and pick up the rest of the pieces you need to make a happy family!

Don’t Skimp on your Scalp

We always talk about how important it is to keep your hair healthy and strong–because it is! But, its equally important to treat your scalp right too.

Show your scalp a little love with these products recommended by Haven stylists.

Scalp Benefits shampoo and conditioner from Aveda. This duo helps give you your healthiest hair by creating a balanced foundation. It’s ability to cleanse, nourish, and balance the scalp makes this shampoo/conditioner combo perfect for any hair type. 

Scalp Remedy from Aveda works to treat the irritated scalp and eliminate flaking. The active ingredient in this product is salicylic acid and works to treat dandruff once it is on the scalp. For best results pair with Scalp Benefits shampoo and conditioner.

Tonic shampoo from Bumble and bumblecontains the perfect combination of tea tree oil, peppermint, rosemary, and lemongrass to stimulate and cleanse the scalp creating more body and shine. This product activates and then soothes the scalp.

Pick up any of these scalp-smart products at Haven today! Your healthy head of hair will thank you.

The Chignon Bun you Can Do Yourself

After attending Advanced Styling with Jon Reyman at the Aveda Institute of Milwaukee Haven stylist Lindsey Grawitch came back to share that she had learned two handfuls of awesome new techniques.

We are so excited that Lindsey was fortunate to be trained under Jon Reyman, Artistic Director to the Aveda Academy New York, because he is a hair rockstar. Having designed shows in New York, Miami, London, Seoul, and Toyko some of Reyman’s celebrity clients include Caroline Herra, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren and Perry Ellis. Reyman has also been featured in Vogue, GQ, Cosmopolitan, and Harper’s Bazaar. With a resume like this there is no denying how great the styles will be that Reyman teaches.After the class, Lindsey told us, “this class was inspiring and it was an honor to work with someone so knowledgeable and influential in the industry.”

We are thrilled that as prom and wedding season is arriving we have so many trendy, fashion forward styles to wow our guests with.

There are two myths about special occasion styles we disagree with: 1) they don’t have to be the usual curls that are pinned up, 2) they are not just for special occasions.

One of Lindsey’s favorite styles from the class is a chignon bun. Lindsey tells why this look is great, “the bun is versatile, working in all hair types, and it’s extremely simple to do.” It combines the classic elegance that a bride is looking for with the hot trends of 2012. Better yet, you can do it yourself!

Watch as Lindsey shows how easy this chignon bun is and then reveals how its perfect for a wedding, prom, a night out, or just a day at the beach.

Need to set up an appointment to have a professional style? Would you like to pick up products so you can re-create these looks at home? Stop in or give us a call (920)339-1111.

Cover up Un-washed Hair with an Easy Do

Bumble and bumble stylist Q. Ellis-Lee created an easy do-it-yourself look for Refinery29.com, Bb says it’s perfect for the summer days you spend at music festivals. Whether you haven’t washed your hair for a few days or you just want it off your neck, this is a simple style that will keep your hair washing secrets while making you look glam.

Follow these simple steps that Refinery29.com‘s Megan McIntyre created after Q taught the trend:

Photographed by Guang Xu

Start off by emulsifying a dime-sized amount of Bumble and bumble Color-Minded Styling Balm in your hands, then run it through your strands. Q says that by coating your hands in the balm, you’ll get the most even coverage. The balm has UV protection in it, so it will help protect your mane from the sun, as well as adding a small amount of hold and shine. It also keeps your hair moisturized, so it’s not all dry and full of flyaways.

Once your hair has been properly “balmed,” use your fingers to create a slightly messy, deep side-part. You want to lift and “scoop” your hair at the root as you pull it back to help create a bit of extra volume.

Starting on the side of your

head that has the most hair,

begin rolling your hair in towards your head, gathering in more as you go. When you get to your ear, place a pin downwards into the roll to help secure. You want your roll to be volumized and a bit loose, but not falling out, so if you have thick strands you might need to use more than one.

Continue rolling until you get to the nape of your neck, then place another pin at the end of the roll. Repeat on the opposite side.

Gather the two loose sections of hair at the back of your

head into a ponytail and secure with a hair bungee. You can use an elastic, but Q says he prefers using the bungee as it is easier to position and wrap.

Take your ponytail and twist it until it bends upwards into a roll.

Continue rolling up until all the hair is in this loose chignon, then pin the ends of your hair at the base of the neck to hide them and anchor the style.

To add a little bit of festival flair, take a fresh flower and trim the stem so it is about an inch or two long. Take a bobby pin and attach it to the flower, then push the pin into your hair at the base of the chignon.

Try this look at home or ask your Haven stylist to style your hair using the summer look from Bb. stylist Q. Visit Haven to pick up any Bumble and bumble products you need.

The Many Uses of Moroccanoil

If you asked us our favorite product it would be hard to choose; however, we couldn’t deny that we LOVE the Moroccanoil Treatment.

Why do we love the Moroccanoil Treatment so much?

  • All hair types can use it (yes, even those with fine and light-colored hair!)
  • It’s versatile, use it on damp or dry hair
  • It adds shine while also promoting healthy hair
  • It’s residue-free so it can be used as a conditioning, styling, and finishing tool.

Moroccanoil says it best:

Moroccanoil Treatment transforms hair so completely because it’s a formula that brings back lost proteins for strength; fatty acids, omega-3 oils and vitamins for shine; and antioxidants for protection. It absorbs instantly to fill gaps in hair made by heat, styling and environmental damage. Hair goes from brittle and broken to strong adn flexible. From rough and frizzy to brilliantly shiny, smooth and manageable–the perfect starting point for effortless styling.

To use this product apply a dime size amount to towel dried hair working from mid-length to ends. After the hair is dry the Moroccanoil Treatment can be used to tame fly-aways and further condition dry ends.

Insider tip: Use Moroccanoil on just-shaved legs to restore moisture and make them shine!

We love Moroccanoil and we’re sure that you will too! Pick up your bottle of Moroccanoil treatment from Haven and ask your stylist to use the product on your hair during your next visit.

You are What You Eat

Haven promotes total body wellness. This means along with looking great, we believe its important to feel great too, both on the inside and outside.

Total body wellness starts with how you treat your body. Are you managing your stress? Do you get enough physical activity? Do you eat foods that will help instead of harm your digestive system?

Your face is one of the most obvious places that all of your daily stresses and lifelong decisions show. Celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder shares her tips for the secrets that face mapping can reveal. Watch Snyder on a clip from Today to hear the 6 foods everyone should be eating to create healthy, radiant skin.

If you are searching to improve your skin start with a diet makeover like Snyder suggests. Also, schedule your own complimentary face mapping session with one of Haven’s aestheticians or a book a facial and jump start your new skin regimen.

Everyone deserves glowing skin, just remember, you are what you eat!

Trained to Tease

Do you work hard to give your hair a little extra volume but it just doesn’t stick?

Master stylist at Haven, Liza Thibodeau offers her tips to train your hair that its okay to be teased.

Start off using a tail comb and Bb hair powder. The hair powder comes in a variety of colors to match your hair shade. Pick up a section of hair no wider than the end of the tail comb. Shake the hair powder, spray at root (holding can 3″ away), then tease with comb. Repeat for a few sections, lay hair flat and gently smooth over the top. Finish with the Morocanoil Strong Hold Aerosol.

The hair powder is stronger than regular hair spray and is made to tease! If you want volume that lasts all day (or night!) pick up a can of Bb hair powder and get teasing!