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2014 AVEDA Holiday Gift Set Debut!

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 by Admin

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Double Points Day only @ The Artistic!

Monday, August 11th, 2014 by Admin

In honor of our 40th Birthday we are excited to announce that AVEDA Pure Privilege members will receive Double Points on Friday, August 15th only at The Artistic!

Also, join us on this day from 5-8pm for our 40th Anniversary celebration! There will be product discounts, music, food & more!

RSVP to 530.885.5206


A Must Read Book- Wine To Water: How one man saved himself while trying to save the world

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 by Shayna Barnette


If you are in the mood to read an inspiring book that proves it only takes one person to make a difference, then look no further. Wine To Water: How One Man Saved Himself While Trying To Save The World is  about how a 25 year old bartender, named Doc Hendley, was inspired to provide fresh drinking water to Sudan genocide victims.

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It all began in Raleigh, NC in 2004. Doc hosted the first Wine To Water™ event, a wine tasting where proceeds supported  water projects around the world. Then with no experience at all, he risked his life to install  fresh water systems in Darfur, Sudan, where the government was wiping out entire villages and polluting water supplies by dumping their corpses into water sources.

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After spending one year in Darfur, Sudan, Doc decided to continue growing his organization, which officially became a non-profit in 2007. Wine To Water™ helps provide clean drinking water to people around the world.

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AVEDA Light The Way Candle: Earth Month 2014

Monday, March 24th, 2014 by Admin

The sale of a single candle can give a person in Madagascar one year of clean drinking water. 


AVEDA Earth Month 2014

Light The Way Candle $12

Available at The Artistic now! 


As you gave the gift of AVEDA this holiday season you gave so much more! See how AVEDA is helping to improve lives in Nepal.

Monday, December 30th, 2013 by Lou Ann Shade

Co-written by Vanessa Parrette

ANSAB_NRM_REDD_Measuring-DBH-in-a-CFUG-of-chitwan Aveda returned to Nepal for the 6th year, continuing to build our long-term partnership with the paper making communities.

The tradition of paper making is a sustainable practice where lokta bark, from the lokta shrub,  is collected with a machete, always leaving enough to regenerate new growth. The bark is then beaten into a pulp, dried into sheets of paper and died with nontoxic die.


When you touch the beautiful paper on Aveda gift sets you’re feeling much more than the natural, handmade texture. You’re feeling the joy of lives changed for the better. Income from paper making in Nepal helps more than 4,900 people support their families and communities. Many of the workers are women who use the income to send their children to school and buy medicine for the elderly.

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People of Nepal enjoying their new water availability

People of Nepal enjoying their new water availability

In the Mountains, women have to walk 1-1/2 hours daily to collect water from polluted sources. In the last decade, Aveda has partnered with Global Green-grants to fund new water projects. Local communities now have new water tanks, pipes and taps. As a result, 450 families now have clean, safe drinking water, and 34,000 acres of forest is protected.

So, we thank you for purchasing one of the beautiful Aveda gift sets this holiday season, and remember that you didn’t just give any gift. You’re gave the Gift Of Love!  And, as we enter the New Year, remember that we have custom gift sets available for birthdays, as well as upcoming holidays like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.  Come back and see us soon!

Click here to watch the Nepal sourcing video

Talia Castellano: Cancer patient..Make-up Guru..Inspiration!

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 by Shayna Barnette Talia Joy Castellano was diagnosed with neuroblastoma and leukemia 6 years ago, at the age of 7.  After being diagnosed with cancer, Talia’s mother took her to visit a friend of the family, named Tammy, who was a cancer survivor. Her mother thought it would be good for them to talk about Talia’s recent diagnosis. During this visit, Tammy showed Talia her makeup collection. This began Talia’s fascination with make-up, leading to her begin a video blog on YouTube. Her YouTube channel, “TaliaJoy18”, featured not only make-up tutorials, but also her journey with cancer. She found this to be a great way to inspire other people with cancer as well as share her love of makeup.

In August 2012, Talia’s released a “Bad News” video blog letting her viewers know her cancer had progressed and could now be found in her bone marrow. This news prompted documentary filmmakers, who had previously talked to Talia, to release a video to help make her dream of doing Ellen Degeneres’ makeup come true. The filmmakers encouraged people to post this video on Ellen’s Facebook page, website, and to Tweet the Ellen Show.

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Talia’s dream came true in September 2012, when she appeared on the Ellen show. When Ellen asked Talia how she stays so positive her response referred to the movie Finding Nemo when Ellen’s character, Dory, encourages others to

“Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.”

During the show, Cover Girl presented Talia with a check for $20,000 and made her an honorary Cover Girl. Then in January, during a Skype appearance on the Ellen show, Ellen presented Talia with the opportunity to film make-up tutorials for Cover Girl. These tutorials were featured on both Ellen and Cover Girl’s YouTube channels.

Photo courtesy of Desiree Castellano

Photo courtesy of Desiree Castellano

Talia uploaded her last YouTube video titled “CancerVlog: 4 weeks in the hospital!!” on May 23, 2013. In this video she mentioned that she was currently undergoing treatment to maintain the pain, rather than cure her illness. She mentioned she was not feeling like her usual self and was suffering from depression and anxiety. She managed to stay optimistic saying

“ Hopefully once I get out of the hospital, my room will be all done and I’ll have my life kind of on track.”

On July 16, 2013 Talia lost her battle with cancer. A post appeared on her Facebook page announcing the young girls death.

“It is with a heavy heart that we share with all of you that Talia has earned her wings at 11:22am. Please lift her beautiful soul, her beautiful light to heaven and please send your love and prayers to her family during this most difficult time. God speed little one, may you be free from pain and suffering, may your soul feel the light and love that you brought to so many of us on this Earth during the short time you were her with us. We will miss you more than you will ever know baby girl.”


Talia was an inspiration to many and a truly brave girl. Even at a young age, she did not let her illness stop her from achieving her dreams or making the best of her situation. Her positive attitude and bubbly personality was infectious and she is missed by many.

Craving pizza, a cold one, and an atmosphere?

Monday, July 8th, 2013 by Shayna Barnette

25728_386694294003_1338387_nIf you are looking for AMAZING pizza, with an atmosphere to match, try Old Town Pizza, located in Old Town Auburn. As you walk down the short stairs to the entrance, you may notice to your left a creative attraction containing an animatronic dog and gold minor who snore, adding to the overall historic feel that old town has to offer. When you walk in the door, you will immediately notice the cozy feel of the brick walls, low ceiling, rustic decor and countless old fashioned photographs covering the walls, not to mention the mouth watering smell of the pizza!

auburn-beerThirsty?…Old Town Pizza offers pitchers of soda for $2.25 per 5 people with complimentary refills. For wine lovers, they offer local winery options, as well as Salmon Creek and Tiziano, or bring your own bottle for a $10 corkage fee. For the traditional “pizza & beer” goers, their beer tap offers Coors Light, New Belgium Fat Tire, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Blue Moon Belgian White and a few others. Bottled beer is also offered here.

Hungry?…Start off with their impressive small salad, where there is no skimping on toppings. Don’t let the “small” fool you, this salad can be shared between about 4 adults. I also recommend trying their breadsticks, stuffed with mozzarella cheese and topped with a sprinkling of parmesan; ranch and marinara on the side, of course. 😉 I am definitely guilty of stopping gunfighterspestoin here during happy hour, solely for the breadsticks and beer! When it comes to pizza, the pepperoni is perfection, but if you are looking to step outside of the box definitely try the Gunfighter’s Pesto, made with pesto sauce, slices of tomato, garlic, basil and chunks of feta cheese. Oh, my goodness, this pizza is divine! My little secret is to get the garlic sauce in place of the pesto, but that is just my preference. If you are like me and can’t decide on just one type of pizza to get, they allow you to get the “half and half” option.


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