by Dreama Kees | Aug 22, 2022 | Blog
We asked Team Ivy to share who their favorite teacher is and why. Here’s what they shared!
Mr. Hooker, my 3rd grade teacher called me “Princess” and STILL does when he sees me in the grocery store! For me, it was feeling seen and special that made such a difference … that he knew all his students so well and still does!
– Hannah, Downtown
My middle school assistant librarian lent me her personal copy of “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” when the library wasn’t carrying it. It made me feel special that she noticed my interests and helped feed my love of reading!
– Kate, Eastside
I’d say Dreama is my favorite teacher, because she opened the door to a career I love, and she taught passionately … which creates a positive space in which we can nurture our guests and all thrive!
– Abigail, Downtown
Mrs. Owens, my 8th grade teacher took the time to really push me; to make sure that I understood (& completed!) the assignments. That extra attention made all the difference!
– Gracie, Guest Care
by Dreama Kees | Jul 8, 2022 | Blog
Did you know that right here at Ivy we have one of AVEDA’s Purefessionals on our team? Kate McAlister is an AVEDA certified instructor- meaning she travels the country to teach other stylists, salons and aspiring professionals about the latest in hair color. We picked her brain a bit about all things hair:
What makes AVEDA color better than all the rest? Most hair color is like nail polish- you see a color/shade you like and you buy it. Every single person that walks out of an AVEDA salon had a color that was completely customized just for them. There is no “buy off the shelf” AVEDA color- every single one is custom created, and the color options are unlimited.
What are the latest trends in hair? From a color standpoint, people are now looking for that perfect I just colored my hair 10 minutes ago look- a detour from where we’ve been the past few years when it was considered a badge of honor to have 10-inch roots. The ribbon trend is huge right now, too. This industry isn’t really revolutionary like the fashion industry; hair styles are more evolutionary- slowly changing over time but often progressing along the same grid. We went from pin straight Jennifer Aniston hair to perfectly styled Kardashian curls and now we’re somewhere more natural.
Tell us your favorite AVEDA products of all time. Confixor styling gel, Tulasara firming sleep masque, Invati thickening foam.
by Dreama Kees | Jun 5, 2022 | Blog
Introducing a Superfood-Infused, Hydrating, Multi-Benefit Hair Treatment Styler
NutriplenishTM Styling Treatment Foam is a nutrient-rich, hydrating hair foam that combines luxurious hydration to condition, nourish and soften hair with a soft, flexible hold. Featuring hydrating organic pomegranate oil rich in omega-5, Nutriplenish Styling Foam delivers natural shine with no stiffness or build-up; it’s ideal for medium-to-thick dry and textured hair.
Plus, be on the lookout for more next month of Aveda’s new Color Control Shampoo and Conditioner. Color protection up to 8 weeks!
by Dreama Kees | Apr 28, 2022 | Blog
The Botanical KineticsTM skin care line adds a new member to its bestselling line-up of skin care products. Botanical Kinetics Water Gel Crème is a lightweight, fast-absorbing moisturizer that instantly cools and hydrates skin and helps boost healthy skin hydration levels for 24 hours. With unique ingredients including mineral-rich sea water, centella asiatica and plant-derived hyaluronic acid, this moisturizer visibly plumps skin to help minimize the appearance of fine, dry lines and instantly soothes skin, reducing visible redness and restoring balance throughout the day.
by Dreama Kees | Apr 13, 2022 | Blog
Every year we talk about Earth Month and the importance of clean water. The work AVEDA does to support global causes is truly astounding, and right here in our own community YOU are doing some amazing work as well. The places we love right here in our own community like Conestee Nature Preserve, Cleveland Park Stables, and Falls Park need to be cleaned up regularly and Friends of the Reedy River works tirelessly to keep our beautiful spaces, beautiful and the water that runs through them, protected. This month, we are spotlighting two charities: Aveda’s Charity Water and Greenville’s own Friends of the Reedy River.
charity: water is a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to communities in need. Since 2006, charity: water has funded over 59,000 water projects around the world to help 11.6 million people get access to clean water, hygiene and improved sanitation. 100% of donations go directly to clean water costs. Learn more at https://www.charitywater.org/aveda/campaigns
We love the local organization Friends of the Reedy River. They monitor the river’s water quality (using kits purchased with funds raised by Ivy’s guests!) and advocate for the river in all of the building projects and construction that is taking place all over Greenville. They also educate Greenville’s citizens about measures we can take to help keep our river clean. To learn more, visit https://www.friendsofthereedyriver.org/
by Dreama Kees | Mar 4, 2022 | Blog
Stick Straight is Back. I love a smooth, flat head of hair, but for some of us we’re going to need a little help in that department thanks to the Carolina humidity. If you haven’t tried a Keratin treatment yet, now is definitely the time if this trend is on your wish list for spring. Plus, it cuts your hair drying time in half – and we can all use a few extra minutes in our day.
Braids are still big and we still can’t get enough of them. Whether you want one or six, come visit us and ask your stylist for the braid bar special.
Blush isn’t just for your cheekbones anymore- but beware this one is tough to pull off … The runways let the color run a bit wild, all over the entire cheek. Just be careful or you’ll wind up looking like a toddler who proudly does their own makeup.
Clip It Up. I’ve been noticing this trend for a while on celebrities – tons and tons of hair clips used as accessories, not for any real function. Well, the trend is heading our way this season. You can try it simply with some hair color snap clips or go bold with some bling. Most importantly – have fun!
Glossy Lips are one of my favorite beauty trends, but finding a gloss that isn’t sticky is key. AVEDA’s new Feed My Lips Pure Nourish-Mint Lip Gloss & Topper are going to be your instant favorites. Find your perfect color and then top it off with all-day moisture, shimmer and shine.
Like Taylor Swift, Classic Red Lips never go out of style. They’re back (were they ever really gone?) in a big way. Try AVEDA’s Pure Nourish-Mint Lipstick in Vibrant Red, Dark Pink Red or Orange-Red to find your perfect red shade.