It was a privilege to be invited to Aveda for a holistic experience; I was ecstatic! Never have I thought that a hair colouring session would turned out to be a hair-raising aromatic session.
Aveda has recently launched their FSD Autumn/Winter hair colour collection, a gothic darkness from the runway but infused with romanticism, graphic futurism & Japanese manga elements. Their FSD hair colours are unique as it allows the professional to extend their limited creativity to customize hues & colouring techniques that are uniquely yours.
Come join me, as I bring you what's behind the scene at Aveda Ritual Station! There're altogether 5 steps that make every visit to Aveda a warm & memorable experience:
Step 1: You're given a warm welcome—with a cup of Aveda comforting tea.
Step 2: A thorough consultation highlights your individual needs & what styles will work best for you. Aveda introduced me to their jovial Education Specialist, Min. After a quick hair diagnostic, Min decided to give me the Autumn/Winter 2012 Neo Goth Christabel look.
Step 3: You're treated to a complimentary Aveda Sensory Ritual, restoring balance & releases tension. For 35 years, Aveda believes in the philosophy of balancing inner wellness with outer wellness & it's very much rooted to Ayuverda, a 5000 years of healing tradition in India.
Aveda Product Specialist, the lovely Pamela, gave me a head-start with this Blue Oil Balancing Concentrate, a stress-relieving blue oil that helps to dissolve tension & raise energy levels with the balancing aromas of refreshing peppermint & soothing blue camomile.
Step 4: You get an outstanding technical service—both skilled & inspired. Aveda's service reputation is built on the philosophy that learning never ends. Aveda stylists learn to execute their own vision in a way that best suits your wants & needs. Here's Min giving me a Scalp Treatment using aroma-free composition oil & equalizing solution for the protection of scalp & to even out the porosity of my hair before colouring.
Aveda Full Spectrum Deep Hair Colouring, creating the Autumn/Winter 2012 Neo Goth Christabel Look! Technique using colour slicing with red, copper & brunette colours creating layers & texture to hair. Colours bleed from brunette to red, & flare into copper intensity at the ends.
Pamela was back again to continue with the Aveda Sensory Ritual, this time working on my hands with the Stress-Relieving Hand Ritual.
During the session at Aveda ritual station, every Aveda customer receives complimentary rituals such as Aveda signature hand massage & Aroma Sensory Journey to ease their tension away from the hectic lifestyle. Pam started with scrubbing my hands with the Stress-Fix Soaking Salts, a sugar & mineral-rich salt infused with aroma clinically-proven to relieve feelings of stress.
Following that, Pam gave me a hand massage using the Stress-Fix Body Lotion. My hands had a scented smell of lavender after that. Love the fix, a totally relaxing experience while waiting for my hair colour to set in!
Wow, I was thrilled to see my new hair colour! Bright red, copper & brunette colours enveloped my hair! As I wanted to maintain my length, Min just gave me a trim & a nice fringe. This season, Aveda experts play with whole palette of red tones from copper, red to violet, enhancing the hair cut & adding shadows, lights & movement to your hair.
Tada, here's my new Autumn/Winter 2012 Neo Goth Christabel Look! So what do you think of the colours?
That's not the end yet. I was asked to pick 2 cards depending on my mood & play the Chakra game to discover the beauty of a balanced life. I selected Wisdom & Harmony. From there, I had to choose one that resonated with me at that moment, & I decided to go for Harmony. Turning over the card was the explanation; Harmony => Chakra 4, which is the center of sympathy, empathy & love.
For my balancing treatment, Chakra 4 Balancing Body Mist has essence of sandalwood, organic mandarin & palmarosa, leaving one feeling well-balanced.
Step 5: At the end of the personalized treatment at Aveda, you're given a personalized recommendation to help you choose at-home products to maintain your new look. Well, I was presented with a goodie bag to take home with me!
The entire invigorating session leaves me feeling even younger with the dazzling colours. Aveda hair colouring services start from S$280, excluding hair cut & depending on length. Special thanks to Vivian, Min, & Pamela for the unforgettable wholesome sensory journey! You guys rock!!