Products We Love: Team Ivy Shares the AVEDA Love

Products We Love: Team Ivy Shares the AVEDA Love

Rosie: I’m head over heels for our new Nutriplenish Light Treatment Mask – the results are overwhelming, and guests love that it is gluten free, free of parabens, 98% naturally derived with a 100% naturally derived aroma. I’m really excited about this color safe treatment to restore shine and moisture!

Heather: Inner Light Dual Foundation is a long-time love of mine! I use it every day – whether with a sponge or large kabuki brush, it gives me the finish that I can rely on for all-day coverage. I can use it with confidence knowing it is free from skin-irritating ingredients that are in so much other makeup brands.

Holly: I’ve loved Air Control Hairsprayever since I began using AVEDA products years ago. It gives the perfect amount of hold while allowing hair to retain movement, and is the perfect solution to fly aways. And for a guest who doesn’t love hairspray? My response is that’s only because they haven’t met Air Control yet!


Elizabeth: This winter I have been obsessed with using Botanical Kinetics Skin Refiner to buff off all the dry skin that builds up in the cold and am thrilled with the results: goodbye dull skin! I’ve been loving the difference Invati Thickening Foam can make in just one use: it fluffs up the hair to make it feel more full and textured… plus it protects from heat!Karla: While we’re all product junkies, AVEDA’s newest innovations have reminded me why I fell for AVEDA in the first place. Botanical Repair Leave-In Treatment delivers 450 degree heat protection and shine, and Invati Foam adds volume & weightless hold. Invati Brow Serum has given me visibly thicker, fuller brows in just twelve weeks – and paired with our smudge-free Brow Definer? I finally have the brows of my dreams! I can rely on my Tulasara Renew cream to prep my skin and Inner Light Tinted Moisturizer for daily liquid coverage. With AVEDA… what’s not to love?!


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Soup’s On: Ivy Salons Celebrates Veganuary

Soup’s On: Ivy Salons Celebrates Veganuary

It’s Veganuary! No, not a typo- loyal fans may recall AVEDA became 100% vegan back in 2020 and we love to celebrate, well anything! While becoming a vegan might not be one of your 2022 resolutions, maybe you can spend more energy focusing on what you put into and onto your body this year. Nourishment by definition means the food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition. Nourishment is a crucial element to our wellbeing. What we put into- and onto- our bodies matters. Think about when you use a cheap hand lotion – how it leaves your hands greasy and slimy and literally worse off than when you started. It’s the same for how we treat our hair, our skin, and our bodies. We only get one, so fill it internally and externally with the good stuff! Below I’m sharing two of my favorite vegan recipes (from Purple Carrot) that also just so happen to be absolutely delicious and perfect for a cold day. I’d love to hear your favorite recipes, too!

Thai Lemongrass Soup with Crispy Mushrooms
photo credit: Purple Carrot (pictured with tofu)

1 lime
1 shallot
1 oz fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves
1 lemongrass stalk
8 oz cremini mushrooms
1 Roma tomato
1 scallion
½ cup sushi rice
5.5 oz coconut milk
1 (non chicken) Bouillon Cube
3 tbsp vegetable oil*
Salt and pepper*

Halve and juice the lime. Peel and mince the shallot, ginger, and garlic. Halve the lemongrass stalk crosswise. Slice the cremini mushrooms. Dice the tomato. Thinly slice the scallion.

Add sushi rice, 1 cup water, and a pinch of salt to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until water is absorbed, 12 to 15 minutes. Add lime juice to the cooked rice and fluff with a fork. Cover to keep warm.

Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add minced shallot, minced ginger, minced garlic, and a pinch of salt, and cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add coconut milk, bouillon cube, and 1½ cups water. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to a simmer. Add halved lemongrass stalk and diced tomato, and let simmer until final step.

Heat 2 tbsp vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced cremini mushrooms, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook 5 to 8 minutes.

Remove the halved lemongrass stalk from the soup and discard. Divide the cooked rice between bowls. Ladle Thai lemongrass soup on top, and add crispy mushrooms. Top with sliced scallion.

Creamy Tomato Bisque with Quinoa & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
photo credit: Purple Carrot 

¼ cup quinoa
6 oz cauliflower florets
4 garlic cloves
1 shallot
¼ cup cashews
14.5 oz diced tomatoes
5.5 oz coconut milk
2 tbsp vegan parmesan
¼ oz fresh basil
1 tbsp + 2 tsp (2 tbsp + 4 tsp) olive oil*
Salt and pepper*

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Add quinoa, ½ cup (1 cup) water, and a pinch of salt to a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until the spirals burst and water is absorbed, 10 to 12 minutes.

Add cauliflower florets, 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper to a baking sheet, and toss. Roast until tender and browned in places, 12 to 15 minutes.

Peel and chop the garlic. Peel and roughly chop the shallot(s). Heat 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add chopped garlic and chopped shallot and cook until softened, 3 to 5 minutes.

Add cashews, tomatoes, coconut milk, ¼ cup (½ cup) water, and a pinch of salt and pepper to the large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Carefully pour bisque mixture into a blender and purée the tomato bisque until smooth.
TIP: Blend bisque in batches for the 4-serving meal.

Tear the basil leaves. Toss roasted cauliflower with just 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) parmesan. Divide the creamy tomato bisque between large bowls, and top with cooked quinoa and parmesan roasted cauliflower. Sprinkle with torn basil and remaining parmesan. Enjoy!

Aveda Cares!

Aveda Cares!

Just a snapshot of the incredible work AVEDA does thanks to YOU across the globe:

Since 2010, we have collected used cell phones from our employees to donate to the Recycle for Rainforest Project sponsored by the Minnesota Zoo. Currently, funds from this program support the conservation efforts of the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project (GTAP) in the Republic of Congo (West Africa).

Over the past decade, our network has raised over $8 million for grassroots organizations that help protect endangered plants and their environments, including the animals therein.

Every year during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, AVEDA releases a limited edition of our best selling hand relief™ moisturizing creme, and donates a portion of the purchase price from each sale to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) for cruelty-free research.

Since 2006, charity: water has raised $300M+ for clean water initiatives funding 60,000 projects serving over 11M people in 29 countries.

Caring for the world has been a key part of AVEDA’s mission since its founding in 1978. AVEDA has always been cruelty-free and as of January 1, 2021 is 100% vegan.

Fresh Looks for Fall

Fresh Looks for Fall

Check out this season’s hottest trends in fashion and beauty. The long and short of it: The 90s called and they’re bringing back- well- everything. Think square-toe boots, maxi-length cardigans, cropped shrunken tees, silk slip dresses, plaids…..When in doubt, dress like Rachel Green.

  • Have you been dying to try bangs but never took the plunge? This fall is the time to do it. Blunt fringe bangs are having a major moment. Just please don’t try to DIY!
  • Braids are back! Ivy loyalists know how much we love braids and this season they are bigger and better than ever. Need a tutorial? Schedule an appointment with one of our braid bar specialists and we’ll get you set up to DIY at home, all season long.
  • Bright bold lips are here again! If you’ve never tried AVEDA’s Feed My Lips line, you are missing out. Not only do these colors pop- they last for hours and won’t rub off on the inside of your mask, leaving lipstick all over your face.
  • Retro headwear is back! Try tying a chic silk scarf around your hair and have your very own Jackie O moment.
  • Lavender is the color of the season. Not big on the purple? Accessorize with it instead.
  • Loose fit denim. You may have missed the memo from Gen Z: skinny jeans are apparently over. Boyfriend styles, flares and bootcuts are coming back big. But we won’t judge you if you still wear your skinny jeans, too.

A Little Inspiration

A Little Inspiration

Celebrities Are Constantly Changing Their Look (And We Love Them For It!)

Have you ever considered changing up yours? Check out these fabulous celebs and their amazing styles for inspiration. Also, if you haven’t already, I invite you to read my letter in this month’s Tips and Trends where I share about the time I dyed my hair RED!

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What’s Hot for Summer: Hot Tools

What’s Hot for Summer: Hot Tools

If Felicity was still airing in prime time the last time you updated your hot tools, it might be time to explore some of the latest technology that will help you perfectly style your hair in no time:

  • Dyson Supersonic– Yes, it’s pricey but stylists swear it’s worth the price for this blow drying beast, which can dry hair up to 6x faster than other dryers! Not to mention, it helps protect hair from extreme heat and increase smoothness and shine while decreasing frizz.
  • Chi Twist and Curl- For those of us who have always wanted camera-worthy curls but just can’t get the hang of a curling iron without burning your fingers and never know exactly how long to leave the barrel on the hair, this miraculous device does the twirling for you and lets you know exactly when to unwrap the hair thanks to a built-in timer. The easiest, no-brainer way to curl your hair ever!
  • Remington Flat Iron– Sure you can spend a small fortune on a flat iron (guilty), but now Remington makes some really great options that reduce static and frizz for less than $50.
  • DryBar Double Shot Round Blow-Dryer Brush– For those who love the look of a blowout but aren’t coordinated enough to use a round brush and a dryer at the same time, the DryBar hot air brush is a perfect solution. It doesn’t get too hot like some other styles and helps give you that light, fluffy blowout look with just one hand.

And don’t forget to protect those strands- especially this time of year when the sun is giving your locks a little extra stress. Apply AVEDA’s Heat Relief Thermal Protector before styling to protect your locks.