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HAIR COLOR
The Balayage hair coloring technique continues to grow in popularity while creating different varieties of it. This free hand hair painting technique is customized for each individual guest. The new “bronde” Balayage is a mix of beautiful caramel and deep brown highlights. This look complements warm brunette tones rich in gold, amber and honey shades (think Sophia Vegara and JLo).

The Color Melting hair coloring techniques allow colorists to create multiple tones from scalp to ends whether your blonde or brunette. The whole idea of color melting is that it takes a bunch of different colors in the same spectrum and blends them together to look as if the highlights could be happening naturally in your hair. It creates a multidimensional color effect that is more blended. Different from Balayage but similar, color melting techniques allows for more fluid movement of colors.

Metallic hair color tones are back by popular demand and can have “metal” like finish while varying in tone. Two colors to keep an eye out for? Paler, solid platinum blondes and deeper smokier brunettes. For fun, try highlighting your hair tips in rose gold!

NAILS
Shorter and rounded nail shapes dominated this season. These shapes sported semi bare with splashes of color, stripes and sketchy designs, nude colors, soft and feminine pinks, and matte metallics. Longer nails were softened to an almond almost oval type shape vs. the sharp stiletto shape of past seasons. These shaped nails featured bedazzled tips, ombré polish, burgundy and midnight shades. Either shape looked great in the classic all white polish and any creative twist on the French manicure!

MAKEUP
Lips are seeing everything from neutral nudes to rosy reds. Embrace neutral hues for a versatile look that’s effortlessly sophisticated. Switch things up with any shade of red—from bright cherry to deep bordeuax—for bold colors that make your lips pop! Clean, fresh skin, fluffy brows, minimal eye make up and a striking red lip are a no-fail combination! Lighter metallic colors are still trending but we see them done in a more delicate fashion. Think silver swiped across the lids or gold blush along the cheekbones. For a trendier eye look, line your waterline with black pencil and dust your lower lash line with glitter shadow.

FASHION
Block heels, slides and mules, white shirt dresses, colored jeans, bold bright stripes, khaki everything, one shoulder cut outs, sleeve slits, trench coats, clavicle showing shirts, girly bralettes, flowy florals, ruffles, ties, 50 shades of yellow to any shade of blue from the palest seafoam to the richest navy. Blush is the new neutral and can be seen being paired with neon colors. Statement sunglasses, bottomless bags or micro mini bags, and cinch waist belts.

MEN
Hey guys... How about less grey and more YOU! Are you looking for a quick, low maintenance way to blend away grey? Aveda’s 5-minute natural grey blending service addresses grey hair with a shade that matches your natural color and lasts from haircut to haircut, gradually fading back to your natural hair color. This 95% naturally derived Aveda Men’s hair color will reduce your total percentage of grey hair (not cover it all), leaving your hair very natural looking and conditioned with organic sunflower oil, castor and jojoba oils. With a quick 5-minute processing time, it can be added to your haircut service and done right at the shampoo bowl. Ask your stylist to see before and after pictures of this service and if it is right for you!

 

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Tulasara
Wake up to luminous, wedding day skin every day! Aveda introduces the latest addition to the Tulasara skincare line—Tulasara Wedding Masque and Eye Cream. These are powerful masques for face and eyes that work during the night—a key time for natural repair—infusing the skin with rejuvenating ingredients that help smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles and give the skin a firmer, more lifted look. Both creams include a synergistic blend of potent ingredients that give a new meaning to “beauty sleep.” Stop in today at MCS to experience these amazing new skin care products.

Solstice Bloom
Catch Spring Fever with Aveda’s new Solstice Bloom Spring and Summer makeup collection. This collection is a blend of grounding earth tones, poetic pastel shades and vibrant magentas that beckon you toward the lighter days of Summer. Aveda mineral based makeup is made with plant derived ingredients that help care for your skin and always formulated without parabens, talc, or mineral oil. The collection includes 4 single eye shadows, 1 face accent with a hint of sparkle, 3 nourishing lipsticks, and 2 rehydrating lip glazes. This beautiful makeup collection will instantly update your look whether you want to create an inspiring ombré lip, or a perfectly highlighted and contoured complexion.

MEN’S PURE-FORMANCE
Aveda is addressing the styling need of men with thinning hair by adding Aveda Men’s Pure-Formance Thickening Paste to their Men’s line. This styling product is perfect for the man that lacks hair density and wants a styling solution that instantly thickens hair. Natural castor, alma, and rice bran wax provide thickened strands, structure, and versatile hold with a natural finish. This lightweight paste works easily through the hair creating a strong, defined style with natural shine. Work a small amount between your palms and apply to damp or dry hair evenly from roots to ends, style as desired.