What’s the Best Gift You Ever Received?

What’s the best gift you ever received? Was it something you can touch or something you experienced?
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the holidays and gift giving. While there are a handful of truly special gifts I have received over the years, my favorites usually involve some sort of experience- spending time with loved ones and doing something together.
This holiday season in addition to wrapping up a gift in a beautiful bow (because we all like a little something to open on Christmas morning) think about what you can give that will create a memory for years to come. Maybe you’ll give your mom a makeover or play a round of golf with your dad. Maybe you’ll take your kids to see a Broadway show at The Peace Center. Whatever you decide to do – make sure there is meaning behind it.
Speaking of, as many of you know, each year we select gifts that are meaningful to us- our “Favorite Things” – and proceeds from these gifts go to give back to those in need right here in our community. Again this year, proceeds from our Favorite Things will go to the Joyful Ornament Fund that helps local cancer patients cover medical expenses and other daily life necessities.





Never underestimate the power of passion.
– Eve Sawyer


More than eleven years ago, I founded Ivy from my passion to create a first-in-class salon, where the true art and professionalism of hair care could be nurtured and shared within a friendly – almost family-like – ambiance.


Ultimately, our mission at Ivy is to offer a superior salon experience, in every sense of the word. We do this by offering:


  • The region’s highest educated team of stylists whose talents we continually develop and reward;
  • AVEDA – an amazing corporate and community partner, with innovative all-natural, botanical based product lines;
  • A sense of client care with which we have served more than 4,500+ unique customers and counting.


Today, many of our clients have come to describe Ivy as a haven, a sanctuary where they can enjoy a bit of down time as we take care of them. Indeed, Ivy’s exceptional experience has become one of our hallmarks. I invite you to try Ivy today. You deserve the best, and we aim to provide it.