April 28, 2021

Five Self-Care Gifts Any Mom Would Love

Coming up with a thoughtful gift for a favorite mom can feel like an impossible task. There’s never a one-size-fits all gift for mothers, and this is a demographic notorious for taking care of everyone else first and putting themselves way down on their priorities list. (The phrase “You don’t have to get me anything!”…

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April 15, 2021

Fun, Fashion-Forward Ways To Love The Earth

As an Aveda Institute, Aveda Institute Des Moines is proud to keep sustainability at the very heart of our culture and business practices. April is Earth Month, and has always been special to us. It’s when we join together as a team to celebrate and strengthen our commitment to keeping it green locally, while spreading…

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March 30, 2021

Diagnose (and Meet!) Your Hair’s Deepest Needs

When it comes to hair woes, it’s often tricky to know the source of the problem. Luckily, there is a product for every hair need—but how can you tell which one is right for your hair? Listen up, because we have the deets on choosing the right product for your hair—and you’ll be on your…

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October 23, 2020

Low-Maintenance Hair Trends We Love For 2022

Have you hopped on Instagram lately? Bright, freshly colored hair transformations are everywhere. Whether this need for reinvention has been brought on by quarantine boredom or the changing of seasons, everyone deserves a “new hair, new me” moment—and at Aveda Institute Des Moines, we’re on board with that. As tempting as brand-new color may be,…

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September 25, 2020

5 Reasons Why Botanical Repair Is (Really, Truly) Game-Changing

People toss around words like “revolutionary” and “breakthrough” all the time, so much so that these words tend to lose their meaning. (Seriously, pumpkin spice cold brew might be cool—but revolutionary?) With that said, we are gaga over Aveda’s newest hair repair line, Botanical Repair, and can say with confidence that this collection is –…

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August 28, 2020

Five Time-Saving Hair Hacks for Back-To-School

For most people, “back to school” this year is looking…well, pretty different. But the one thing that has NOT changed about the 2020 school year is that, no matter what, you’ll be busy. Whether you’re going back to school or your kiddos are, you’ll want some low-maintenance, time-saving hair hacks to keep you looking polished…

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August 14, 2020

Amazing Botanicals And A Whole Lot of Love  

With everything going on right now, being kind and expressing love for one another has never been more important. But before you dive into all the ways to show your love to all the meaningful people in your life, we want to encourage you to show someone else they’re super special. Someone you may have…

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January 23, 2020

I just graduated cosmetology school. How long until I start making money?

"The point is, I stuck it out. I was close to quitting. But I didn’t and it paid off in the end."

That question still causes anxiety within the industry today.  When you’re first starting out, your books and your sales are going to be a little stalled. It takes time before the tires really start to spin. It’s true for all stylists even the most successful ones.  You can’t just walk out of school with a…

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July 29, 2019

I Want to go to Trade School

But what if you already knew what door to open?  What if there was a place that handed you the key to open that door?

Deciding your future can be tough.  Especially when you’re young. There are so many options, so many schools to choose from.  And from that vantage point, decisions can feel quite overwhelming.  I had the opportunity to talk with one of our Aveda Institute alumni about her road to trade school. When it comes to college,…

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July 9, 2019

Whose chair would you rather sit in? A cosmetologist or a therapist?

"How do you get your clients to open up like that?"

What did the therapist say to the cosmetologist?… “How do you get your clients to open up like that?” I bet you thought there was a joke coming at the end of that, but no, that was a real question and conversation a cosmetologist had with a licensed professional therapist out in New York.  This…

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