Archive for June, 2013

A summer must have!…Body Scrub

Thursday, June 27th, 2013 by Marqui Linden

Love summer, but maybe not the skin issues that go with it? Being tan and bronzed looks great, but the sun can leave you missing your oft supple skin…

body-scrub One of my summer must-have products in Caribbean Therapy™ Body Scrub. This salt and Caribbean cane sugar scrub, will exfoliate and moisturize your skin at the same time. Using this scrub all over your body will leave you with beautiful, glowing skin making you feel like you’re in the Caribbean!

Caribbean Therapy™ Body Scrub conditions your skin using coconut oil, avocado and passion fruit oil. The aromas will take you away on vacation, while in your own shower. Finish you’re pampering with Caribbean Therapy™ Body Creme, to illuminate your newly refreshed skin.

Now, not only will you love summer, but you’ll love your skin and feel great with your new summer glow!

CaribbeanTherapyBodyScrub Aveda Caribbean Therapy Body Scrub 15.8oz $39.50

Aveda Caribbean Therapy Body Creme 6.7oz $27.00

How often should I get my hair cut?

Monday, June 24th, 2013 by Kelsey Gilliam

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Getting trims makes your hair grow faster.


Lack of trims cause your ends to break and split, making your hair shorter. By getting regular trims you can prevent this and in turn your hair will get longer more quickly. A person who waits 6 months between trims will need more cut off than if they had gotten a light “dusting” on a regular scheduled basis.

Growing your hair out

On average, trimming 1/8”-1/4” from your hair every 6-8 weeks, will keep your hair healthy and growing long. Split end work their way up your hair shaft, casing breakage, which leads to shorter hair and more length that will need to be cut, therefore taking longer to grow your hair out.

Maintaining your length

Long and Medium Hair
Trimming 1/2”-1” every 6-8 weeks will keep your hair healthy and keep the shape of your existing style.

Short hair and Precision Haircuts
Hair appears to grow more quickly on short and precision haircuts, therefore in order to maintain your shape, it is necessary to get a trim more frequently. We recommend getting a trim every 3-5 weeks.

How can I prevent my hair color from fading?

Monday, June 24th, 2013 by Shayna Barnette

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Environment, harsh cleansers and heated tools cause damage to hair, leading to a fading hair color.

Cause #1 Environmental Elements

Over time the styling products we use on a daily basis, along with minerals and chemicals from tap water, can cause build up, preventing the color molecules from fully penetrating the hair shaft. Also, using too hot of water will cause your hair shaft to swell and the cuticle to open, allowing color molecules to escape. Using luke-warm or cool water will prevent this, while also leaving your hair with more shine. The cooler the temperature the better! Free radicals caused by sun exposure and pollution are another culprit to fading hair color, so don’t forget your hat and UV hair protection spray.

Product Recommendation:

Aveda’s Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser ($21), is color safe and removes product build up, chlorine and salt, while maintaining moisture balance. Use weekly or when exposed to chlorine or prolonged sun exposure.

Aveda’s Sun Care Protective Hair Veil ($27). Apply this lightweight mist over hair for water resistant UVA/UVB defense lasting up to 16 hours.


Using shampoos that contain harsh ingredients such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate and Ammonium Xylene Sulfonate are extremely damaging to your hair. Some drug store brand shampoos contain waxes, which initially give your hair a smooth and shiny appearance, but really the wax is building on your hair shaft and sucking all the moisture out, making your hair brittle and dry. You invest a lot of money in your hair color, so why not protect your investment by using a proper cleanser?

Another common contributor to a fading hair color is over cleansing. The oils your scalp produce are your best defense against split ends and keeping your hair healthy, thus prolonging your color. Try to cleanse your hair no more than every other day, however going longer is even better. If you feel you can’t get in the shower without getting your hair wet, just give your hair a thorough rinse and apply conditioner only. If you are looking to maintain a rich, vibrant tonality between color visits, try using a color deposit shampoo and/or conditioner.

Product Recommendation:

Aveda Shampure™ shampoo ($12) cleanses and fortifies any type of hair.

Cause #3 Styling tools

Blow dryers, curling and flat irons, can make our hair look fabulous, however if a thermal protector is not used the heat from these tools will dry-out and damage your hair. Thermal protectors create a protective coating on your hair shaft and come in many many different forms, such as sprays, creams and serums. They should be applied on towel tried hair prior to blow drying, and sometimes on dry hair prior to using your curling or flat iron, as well.

Keep in mind the temperature of your tools. Some tools can get as hot as 400℉…Ouch! When using a flat iron on fine, brittle or color treated hair stay below 300℉. If your hair is thick,curly or coarse, stay below 350℉. When using a curling iron on fine, brittle or color treated hair stay below 200℉ and for thick, coarse or curly hair below 300℉.

“If the temperature stated doesn’t work, consider the age of your heating tools. The heating element may be shot and no longer giving the temperature needed to get the results you are looking for. ”
Charlotte Donnan, Senior Hair Designer.

Product Reccomendation:

Aveda’s Damage Remedy™ Daily Hair Repair ($26), is applied to towel dried hair and protects your hair from heat styling, while repairing damaged hair by 26%.

Brilliant ™ Damage Control™ ($17), is applied to towel dried hair and protects against thermal damage an UV rays.

Hello! :)

Monday, June 24th, 2013 by Admin

Welcome! We are The Artistic, an Aveda concept salon, located in lovely Auburn, California. Our service providers have continuing education monthly, if not more, and take pride in staying up to date with the latest trends and techniques in the beauty industry. Each of our stylists and esthetician will be contributing their expertise in writing our blogs.

Our goal is to pass on our education, giving YOU the tools needed to maximize your salon visits; keep your hair,mind and body healthy; and have you looking and feeling as if you just left the salon on a daily basis. In addition, we want to keep you informed on trends happening in hair and fashion, and educate you on the products you use and how to use them most effectively. You will also be sure to get an insider look at what goes on at The Artistic and at all of us who are a part of it.

Your opinion matter to us! We encourage you to leave comments stating your thoughts and opinions on our blog posts, or even letting us know what you would like to learn from us by recommending future topics. Feeling shy?.. If you would like to give us feedback on a more private note, please feel free to shoot us an e-mail at

-The Artistic Team