Did Someone Say COLOR?

Did Someone Say COLOR?

Check out these amazing new fashion colors coming this month to our salon and try something new this fall:

Have You Tried Vegan?

Aveda’s lip colors are all moving to plant-based formulas that are 100% vegan friendly.
Two new colors will kick off the new vegan line this month- a balm and a gloss.

Ivy Salon August Specials

Ivy Salon August Specials

Purchase any AVEDA Hero Product and be entered to win all 8 (check out the list below!)
Plus, IVY VIPs who come to the salon and post your pout will be entered to win two *NEW* AVEDA lip colors! (Color Balm & Lip Gloss)

What’s post your pout, you may ask? We mean kiss a piece of paper that will be placed on the salon wall. On October 1st, we will randomly select one winner.

Drawings will take place on 10/01/19.

Eight Hero Products
Air Control
Be Curly Curl Enhancer
Daily Hair Repair
Hand Relief
Thickening Tonic
Smooth Infusion Style Prep
Shampure Composition Oil

Fresh Start To Fall

Fresh Start To Fall

When we were kids, there were a few things on the back-to-school checklist each year:

A new pair of jeans.
A new pair of sneakers.
A new backpack.
A new hairstyle.

This year, as McKenna heads off to college, the list in our house is a little longer than usual — an egg crate for her bed, dorm room décor, a shower caddy.
The end of summer and start of a new school year gives unspoken permission to reinvent ourselves- whether we’re heading off to a new school, college or even just business as usual.

This time of year gives us a chance at a new beginning.  And so with the changing season, give yourself a chance to start fresh- a new hair color (check out the whole new line of fashion colors below), a new style, or a new pair of jeans.


The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Weekends

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Weekends

Weekends are supposed to be the perfect time to relax around the house in your comfiest sweatpants and sleep in without feeling ashamed, but, unfortunately, not all of our weekends can be as carefree as we want them to. There are times when we have to look presentable and brave the outside world during our weekend retreats. And while getting our glam on can be fun, other times it’s a hassle that we really can’t be bothered with. Thankfully, there are a few lazy girl tips to look good on the weekends while still keeping it low-key.


  1. Dry Shampoo


Let’s all take a second to thank the hair gods for inventing dry shampoo. What was once a strange concept is now a staple in plenty of bathrooms around the world. Dry shampoo is the number one essential for lazy girls. Don’t have time to shower? Dry shampoo. Skipping a hair wash day? Dry shampoo. Need a hair boost? Dry shampoo. There are tons of great brands for dry shampoo, but our favorite is Aveda’s Dry Shampure. With a refreshing scent, this dry shampoo is perfect for any hair color. There’s little to no residue left behind and it sucks all the excess oil right up.


For all of the curly-haired girls out there who think dry shampoo won’t work on their untamable hair, think again. Rinseless Refresh is a great alternative that can revive your second-day hair into bouncy curls, waves, and coils. The no rinse formula is still great for getting in a quick fixer-upper if you need to be ready at a moment’s notice.


  1. Easy Updos


For any event, an updo is always a go-to option, but it’s the best option on sleepy weekends. Messy buns and low ponytails are back in style and we’re all for taking full advantage. Both of these hairstyles are casual enough to be no stress but can also give you the perfect, tousled look. To achieve these low maintenance updos, a trusty hair tie is a must. Spiral hair ties are great for this because they don’t leave any marks or pull your hair out. Another option is the classic scrunchie—the 90’s are back and we are here for it! Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but scrunchies are a close second.


  1. Minimalist Make-up


Weekends are the perfect time to brunch with your friends, but that doesn’t have to mean you need to give up your lazy weekend vibe. There are a few things you can do for makeup that are light enough to still look casual. For starters, a tinted moisturizer, like the Daily Light Guard from Aveda, can go a long way. It’s a great staple if you want to nourish your skin, clear away any imperfections, and protect it from harmful UV rays. A lip tint or quality lip balm can also leave you feeling fresh. Aveda’s Lip Saver can get the job done and leave behind a yummy taste and scent. Finally, to pull the look together, you can rely on Mosscara, a mascara that not only enhances your lashes, but also conditions them and encourages lash growth. Pro tip: go with brown mascara on the weekend for a softer look.


You may be wondering what to do with your hair for a weekend brunch date, but fear not, there’s a solution for that too. If you’re going for the lazy girl vibe, or are really just a lazy girl, you don’t want your hair to look too clean or styled. That’s where the Texture Tonic comes in. All you have to do is put your hair in a ponytail and spray in the texture tonic for a look that makes your bed head look chic instead of shabby.


No matter what you’re spending your weekend doing, these tips can keep you looking casual, cute, and carefree. A big thank you to Kate McAlister, our Level 3: Elite stylist at Eastside, for lending us some expert advice on how to master the lazy girl’s weekend. And if you ever want to switch up your lazy girl look, contact our trusted stylists at Ivy Salon to schedule a consultation or appointment today.

Best Hair Color for Your Skin Tone

Best Hair Color for Your Skin Tone

There are hundreds of colors and hues to choose from on the hair color spectrum. Every hair color is unique and suits people differently, so how do you know what works best for you? With all of the choices, it can be hard to settle on just one option, especially one that compliments your particular look. One pro tip to get you started is to match your hair color with your skin tone.

Determining Your Skin Tone

To start, there are three main skin tones: cool, warm and neutral. Unsure of what your skin tone is? No worries! Here are a few tips to help you out:

  1. Look for specific colors in your skin. If you check the colors in your wrist and see purple or blue veins, your skin is probably a cooler tone. If you see green veins, then you probably have got a warmer skin tone. You can also check by looking at your eyes. If you have gold specs, it can mean you have warm undertones, whereas blue specs can point to cooler tones.
  2. Determine what looks best on you. If springtime colors are more appealing on you, then you’re likely more prone to cooler and lighter hues. On the other hand, if autumn or winter colors look better with your skin, a warmer or richer hair color will most likely compliment you better.
  3. Follow the gold and silver jewelry rule. Gold jewelry typically pairs well with warm colors and silver jewelry often compliments cooler tones well.
  4. Go old school. When you truly can’t decide, sticking with your natural hair color, or a variation of it, will generally be what looks best on you. If you were a towhead as a kid, it’ll probably still look good on you now!


Keep it Cool

If you’ve got a cooler undertone, then you would look good with a darker, cool brunette hair color. Beige and neutral undertones would also compliment you nicely. Colored highlights pair best if you are fair-skinned. The reason being that you typically don’t want to have a stark contrast between your skin and hair. For example, if you have a fair or pink undertone, you wouldn’t want an ashy hair color because it could make you look even more pink.

Does your skin look similar to Lupita Nyong’o or Nicole Kidman? Then, cool is your skin tone!


Neutral Playing Field

While all tones are gorgeous, people with neutral skin tones are special because they can pull off either warm or cool hair colors. This lucky bunch has a variety of colors to choose from, but that can the choices even more difficult to determine. For instance, going strawberry blonde is an option if you’re looking for a red shade, but a cool black can also go well with neutral tones. Both of these colors can be either dramatic or soothing depending on your complexion and the exact look you want. Good examples of those with neutral skin tones would be Jennifer Anniston or Kerry Washington.


Warm it Up

 Finally, for those if you who have warmer undertones, a more drastic contrast looks great with your skin type. Brunettes should go for a cooler brown, richer, chocolate brown, or gold. If you’re a blonde with warm undertones, then stick with the richer, darker shades. Balayage can be a great compliment with this tone too! Pull inspiration from celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian.

These are just a few tips and tricks to help determine the best hair color for you. If you are still struggling to decide what will work best, scrolling through photos on Pinterest can help inspire you, but the best option is to ask your hair stylist. It can be overwhelming to figure out the right color when you factor in all of your physical attributes and lifestyle choices, but our stylists are here to give you a professional opinion of what colors to avoid and what colors will look best on you. Contact us today to book a color consultation!


A huge thank you to our Level 3 Elite stylist, Kate McAlister, for these awesome hair tips. Follow her work on Instagram at @katemcalisterhair.