In a rush? Just puff, brush, and go!

 

What's new? AVEDA's DRY SHAMPOO! 

We have waited and waited for this product to come out, but let me assure you, it was more than worth the wait. This dry shampoo is different in more ways than one- the design, the product, the aroma, ah! It is everything you could dream of in a dry shampoo, and more. 

the ins

A 98% naturally derived concoction of cassava and oat works to absorb excess oil and impurities, lifting them from away from the hair, to save time and water in between hair washes. It is infused with the Shampure aroma, a unique aroma blend featuring 25 pure flower and plant essences, such as bergamot, lavender, and lemon, to name a few. The light Shampure aroma instantly revives and refreshes hair, erasing any trace of yesterday's wear. This dry shampoo is versatile and can be used on any hair color or hair type, even though it is a light colored powder. This product absorbs oil rather than coating the hair, to prevent leaving dark hair looking ashy or powdery, despite its light appearance, which can be a concern for men and women with dark hair. 

Sidenote: I personally have darker brown hair and believe me, I have tried every dry shampoo out there. Some I have loved, others not so much, but this one did not leave my new growth area with any ashy appearance. This is the most common question I have been asked about this product, but I can assure you that with the right application and product usage, you'll be refreshed without the powder residue.

the outs

You can truly see the difference in the packaging of this dry shampoo, as it is a non aerosol powder. Instead of coating your hair with product, these powders work to absorb excess oil  and impurities throughout your hair and scalp. The outside packaging is not a traditional aerosol can, but instead a bottle made with recycled bioplastic and a twist style nozzle. This nozzle is ideal, as it gives YOU total control of the product application. Since it is aerosol free, this dry shampoo is using a propellent-free formula that doesn't contribute to indoor air pollution- clean air and clean hair is a major win/win. Being a recycled bioplastic bottle, this bottle will fit in any purse, computer bag, or carry on bag with ease, without the worry of an aerosol can being under pressure. The bottle is also very travel friendly, as it is a two-ounce, non-liquid product, so it is permitted in carry-on luggage, and each bottle contains an estimated 56 uses, so a little truly will travel a long way.

how to use: puff, brush, and go!

This product is simple to use, which maximizes it's time saving ability- simply puff, brush, and go! To use, gently shake and turn your twist cap to expose the nozzle. Hold bottle upright, gently squeeze or "puff" powder onto your roots, massage this Dry Shampoo powder into your scalp, and simple restyle as desired. You may also dispense through hair by "puffing" the dry shampoo onto your roots, massaging into your scalp, then brushing through your hair with a comb or brush, to prevent any product buildup. It is not necessary to brush your hair after using dry shampoo, but doing so helps remove excess powder from the hair, leaving it looking and smelling refreshed. There is not a "one size fits all" when it comes to the amount of this product to use, as it depends on how much oil is present on your scalp and the length of your hair. For best results, AVEDA recommends starting with a modest application, then adding a little at a time until you feel fresh. 

the finished style

After dry shampooing, you're good to go! You can always finish off with your favorite AVEDA finishing products, whether it is a pomade for texture, a spray for shine, or hair spray for your desired hold. Overall, AVEDA dry shampoo is unlike any other dry shampoo on the market. It quickly transforms styles from day to night- even overnight then back to day with a simple puff and brush motion. During the holidays, and the hectic times that come throughout the year, this is a definite go-to to keep near by to save time and refresh in a pinch.

Come to any Lemongrass location to see the difference for yourself and try it before you buy it! Your stylist or any guest care coordinator can show you where this dry shampoo is on the shelf, how to use it, and you can experience this product right here in store! 

See you soon!


Let's Face It: Men Love AVEDA, too!

Believe it or not, even the manliest of men are beginning to pay attention to their hairstyles, their facial hairstyles, and the products they are using. Potions, cremes, and sprays aren't just a part of a woman's world now; men are finally seeing what all of the buzz is about- and giving them a try. 

Men's skin, in general, is very different from women's skin, for more reasons than one. Men are more likely to experience facial redness and irritation, largely due to shaving and hormonal differences, and also more prone to experience sensitivity, itchiness, and other unpleasant skin and scalp conditions on a daily basis. 

The good news is: AVEDA Men's Pure-Formance line is here to save face...and body! 

For the man that needs something versatile: The Men's Composition Oil is a popular choice. This product has many uses and can be used as a pre shave oil to enhance his shaving routine, a beard oil or mustache oil to add softness and shine,  or 3-5 drops may be applied directly on the scalp, prior to shampooing, to add additional moisture to the scalp. Featuring a masculine aroma blend of citrus and certified organic lavender, spearmint, and vetiver. 

 

Various gift sets and spa packages available for Dad at Lemongrass Salon and Spa this year, gift packaging is available as well. Treat Dad to AVEDA this Father's Day, he'll love it!

Keeping Up With Lemongrass Salon: An enhanced experience coming to Southlake

As you may have heard,

Lemongrass Salon in Southlake is moving!

After loving our current space in Southlake Town Square for many years, we are excited to announce our big move to Park Village Southlake, still located in Southlake, Texas across from Southlake Town Square. You'll find us conveniently located alongside Fresh Market and REI. 

Our last day of business within Southlake Town Square will be Saturday, June 13, 2015 and will be moving into our new location July 2015! We had completion planned for June, however, due to the recent weather- construction has been delayed- but our construction team is working quickly, and our contractor is predicting an opening date for July 12th, 2015. Make sure you visit us on or before June 13 to help us say goodbye to our much loved location in Southlake Town Square, the memories we've made there, and to stock up on your must-have AVEDA products, as we anticipate our new location to be available the week of July 12, 2015. 

During this time of transition, tentatively between June 13 and July 12, we will be dispersing our Southlake stylists throughout our 3 Fort Worth locations in order to accommodate services while we prepare our upcoming Park Village Southlake location. Reservations specialists have been and will continue to reach out to guests with appointments scheduled during this time to inform them of the temporary location changes, provide location information, and answer any questions our guests may have. 

Here is the best news: we will be open 7 days a week for services! With a larger space, we will be able to accommodate more guests, making this a truly enhanced experience for everyone. Our new location features 8 new stations, an expanded, secluded shampoo area, private changing rooms, and better parking, just to name  a few upgrades, but there is a lot more in store. 

We do sincerely hope this does not cause too much of an inconvenience, but we will do anything we can to ensure your services are accommodated and believe this will create an enhanced experience for all of our Southlake guests, once we are moved into our new location. We can't wait to be settled and thank you greatly for your understanding. 


Our new address will be:

1161 East Southlake Boulevard  Suite 290 |    Southlake, Texas 76092


To follow construction progress as well as our official opening date, check ( here ) our website, frequently, or follow us on Facebook or Instagram for constant updates. 

Fun in the Sun: Soak Up The Sunscreen

Today, May 27. 2015 is NATIONAL SUNSCREEN DAY! It lands on the first sunny day we've had in weeks, coincidence? 

The sun is fun, but too much sun exposure can be damaging. Annually,  more than 1 million people in the United States alone are diagnosed with skin cancer, making it the most common form of cancer in our country. However, with the right protection regime, it is largely preventable. 

" While using sunscreen does not make it safe to spend lengthy time in the sun, it does offer protection from sunburns  when applied 20 minutes before going into the sun, and reapplied once every 2 hours- more often is you are swimming or perspiring, " suggests Heather Foster, esthetician at our Lemongrass Salon & Spa on Camp Bowie Boulevard.  Other easy precautions include seeking shade when possible, wearing protective clothing and minimizing your sun exposure during 11 am and 2 pm, which are peak exposure hours for our area. Make sure you are using a broad-spectrum sunscreen,  with a minimum of SPF (Sun Protection Factor) 15, it is also highly recommended. These precautions should be followed on sunny, but also cloudy days, all summer long. UV rays from the sun can penetrate through thin clouds, so sun exposure is very possible on overcast days. 

" Protect your body from the sun, but don't forget your face," advises Vanessa Varela, esthetician of Lemongrass Salon & Spa on Overton Ridge. " AVEDA Tinted Moisturizer is a simple go-to if you're wanting a 2 in 1 product for light coverage and sun protection this summer." Formulated with minerals and without parabens, tinted moisturizers are non-acneagenic, meaning they do not cause breakouts, and are available in a range of shades, all containing SPF 15. "Get the Look" in our video, left, or click here.

Whether the weather is sunny or gloomy, the sun is strong and your sun protection efforts should be too. The sun is fun, so soak up your sunscreen! 

 

 

CONTROL THE FRIZZIES: USE THE FORCE

Frizzy hair everywhere? Don't sweat it, let the force be with you - Control Force, of course! 

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Featuring an aroma of lavender, bergamot, and Bulgarian rose, and named " Best Hair Spray" by Allure Magazine, Control Force by AVEDA is a fine aerosol mist hairspray that does much more than any traditional hairspray. 

The ingredients that hold everything together are naturally derived botanicals, like flaxseed, marshmallow root, and aloe to create a maximum, but brushable, hold and defy humidity of 24 hours, without being sticky, crunchy, or flaky.  UV filters and anti-oxidants, naturally derived from rice bran, protect against damaging sun rays and environmental factors, while wheat proteins strengthen the hair. Great for all hair types, Control Force is a versatile hairspray and works well with casual curls, formal undos, or to lay down pesky fly-a-way hairs. 


"If I were only allowed to use one product for styling for the rest of my life," says Lemongrass Level 2 Master Stylist and founding Artistic Team member, Brittany Tedder, " I would choose Control Force. It gives me the ability to create a range of styles from soft to structured and I am confident the style will hold for as long as I need it to."


When using Control Force, Lemongrass professionals suggest holding the can 10-12 inches from dry hair and mist lightly. Layer the product for extra hold.

See styling tips and tricks here.

It is not just the inside that makes this Control Force so unique, it is also the outside packaging. While aerosol cans and sprays can be damaging to the environment, Control Force is  made of recycled aluminum, making it the least damaging aerosol on the market.

Defy humidity this summer and set your style with Control Force, it won't let you down.

INTRODUCING: THICKENING TONIC

Exciting news- Thickening Tonic is now available at Lemongrass Salon!

Thin/thinning hair is the number 2 global hair concern, affecting 4 in 10 women, until now.

Thickening Tonic is a styling spray that instantly thickens hair, providing thicker, fuller hair from roots to ends, that lasts all day and provides a light to medium hold. With an aroma of vanilla, bergamot, and clary sage, Thickening Tonic is recommended primarily for men and women with thinning hair, but it is suitable for all hair types and anyone that wants to achieve thicker hair from roots to ends, instantly. Thickening Tonic does not regrow hair, but features certified-organic Amla, an Ayurvedic herb grown locally in India, that helps thicken each individual hair strand, making hair look and feel thicker than ever before!

You may notice the packaging is similar to AVEDA Volumizing Tonic, but they are formulated for  different styling purposes. While Volumizing Tonic creates targeted lift and weightless volume at the roots, Thickening Tonic actually increases the diameter of each individual hair strand to create  an instant thickening effect from roots to ends.

If you wish to thicken your hair and also add volume at your roots, simply shake well, and apply your Thickening Tonic from roots to ends, then Volumizing Tonic at your roots. You don't necessarily need to blow dry your hair to activate either styling product, but we do recommend blow-drying with your RSession round brush or AVEDA paddle brush to achieve maximum results. This product also contains a wheat protein to help protect hair from damage heat-styling can cause. 

Thickening Tonic is THE product. It transformed my hairstyling routing and it is one of the best products that I have tried. I have fine, limp hair and it is such a relief to find a product that actually works without weighing my hair down. LOVE IT!”
— Sharon C. Fort Worth, Texas

With *NEW* Thickening Tonic, you can instantly achieve thicker hair, powered by botanicals. Expand your strand while blowing your mind! 

Visit your location for a complimentary consultation with a Lemongrass professional and your complimentary sample of AVEDA Thickening Tonic.