Thirty Hair

Top 200 Salon Winner. Howard County's Only Aveda Concept Hair Salon 410.381.7070

An Aveda Concept Hair Salon located in Columbia, Maryland. At Thirty Hair, our stylists pride themselves on the perfect combination of precision and artistic panache when creating your perfect look. We are a team environment, working towards your best interests-- not ours. We can't wait to see you in our chairs!

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Hair Perfume?! No Hair PUREfumes!

We all know that Aveda loves to use certain terms for their products.

It's AROMA not scent/smell.

But did you know they have a new one? It's Purefume over Perfume.

What's the difference you ask? It's very simple, their new launch of the Hair Purefumes are truly pure plant and flower aromas to spray in your hair for lasting aroma. 

Aveda’s first hair pure-fume™ line created specifically to deliver the distinctive Aveda pure flower and plant aroma with the high performance hair care benefits of softness and shine.

THINGS TO LOVE: 
• 99.9% naturally-derived
• Quick-drying formula that does not affect finished hair styles
• Can be used anytime throughout the day to refresh the hair’s aroma

We now carry 3 amazing aromas for your hair that can help you relax and feel good!

• 85% of guests agree that Aveda aromas help to alter their mood
• 91% of guests agree that Aveda aromas make them feel good

 

Who doesn't love feeling good and smelling amazing!? 

Have fried hair? This product could help

Does your hair literally crinkle and sound like it will snap when you run your brush or hands through it? Join the club! There are so many people who have the same issue-- so many in fact that Aveda decided it was time to help us fix the problem with a new product!

If you are a heat-styler, a less-frequent hair washer or you tangle easily, the new Shampure Dry Conditioner will be your new go-to product for your hair! We have found that using it helps detangle dry hair and give it some moisture without weighing the hair down. It is a heat protectant so it also is perfect for use prior using a flat iron, curling iron or wand on your hair-- even second or third day!

It is perfectly paired with the Shampure Dry Shampoo for an easy way to stretch your blowout an extra few days!

Shampure Dry Conditioner uses organic jojoba oil and sunflower oils to condition and soften your hair for ultimate shine and health. It has a 5-star rating on Aveda.com and is a staff favorite!

Amazing Skincare Results without Any Downtime!

Have you been looking for that Elusive Magic Skincare product that will transform your skin without having to spend lots of time? Aveda has taken their stance seriously on improving their skincare line this year by a January 1 launch of their new Wedding Masque line of overnight products. 

The new additions to the Tulasara line at Aveda include an overnight masque and eye masque that work while you sleep! Utilizing tumeric among other amazing ingredients, this product when used consistently over time will help brighten your skin tone and most importantly, help firm and lift your skin over time. 

We have limited quantities of samples so hurry in before they are all gone! The last Tulasara launch of a product created a 2 month backorder so hurry in and snag the new amazing skincare product from Aveda before it's gone! 

How-To Makeup for Day to Night

It's that time of year for Holiday Happy Hours, Parties and More!

We know many of you are limited on time and need easy ways to move from day to night makeup. Our resident makeup guru took the time to show you two easy looks- one for day and one for evening that work together! 

Left: Daytime   Right: Evening

Left: Daytime 

Right: Evening

For your daytime look, you will want to start with your favorite face coverage. We love to use Aveda's concealer for under eye coverage and spot coverage before applying their tinted moisturizer and sealing it with their dual coverage foundation. For more coverage, dampening the sponge will create heavier coverage. 

For your eyes, Gobi Sands eye shadow not only creates the perfect, natural every-day eye, the lightly pigmented colors also compliment every eye color! The trio has a light, medium, and dark shade. Keep lighter shades closer to the inner corner of your eye and darker shades closer to the outside corner of your eye...this creates the illusion of larger eyes! We used Black Orchid as the go-to liner in both of our looks. For daytime, we lightly lined above the lashes for a subtle effect.

For your lips, use a light color that brings out your natural lip color. Our personal favorite here at Thirty Hair used to create this look is Sheer Primose Lip Color. It is the perfect pink for a natural, yet refreshed looking lip. The nourish-mint mineral lip color provides sheer coverage while plumping and smoothing the appearance of fine lines.  

To transition to the evening look, we used deeper pigments & colors on the eyes and lips.

 

For your eyes, we added Rosegold single eye shadow into the crease of the eye to deepen the color, we also added a winged liner using the same black liner to create more of a bold look.

For your lips, we swapped lip colors to Carnelian, a deep burgundy color that compliments all skin tones! 

 

If you love either of these looks but want to have some lessons on how and what to use, schedule a holiday makeup session with Emmy any Saturday this month! 

 

 

 

Aveda Skincare and Makeup Event

We are a week away from our first intimate setting skincare and makeup event! On Wednesday, November 9 from 6pm to 8pm, we will be hosting 10 ladies for a special night of skincare knowledge, hands on lessons and makeup how-to's. This past Tuesday, Emmy, our amazing makeup artist, went through and taught us her five minute face with Aveda makeup. We learned a lot, asked lots of questions and had fun playing with new lipstick colors!

 

 

There are only a few spots left so call to reserve your spot before it's sold out!

Transform Your Skin

We are so excited to officially launch the new Aveda skincare Tulsara. 

On Wednesday, November 9, we will be having an exclusive event for a limited number of guests to enjoy a full skin analysis, a skincare tutorial and application, makeup color assessment and application as well as light refreshments and beverages and a free gift valued at $30. 

 

The biggest thing to know about the new Tulsara line is that it takes older tried and true philosophies from the Ayuverdic principles combined with new technology and ingredients to give your skin the best chance at stellar results. They have introduced an amazing new dry brush with an oleation oil to help you increase blood flow to your skin and exfoliate your skin daily, in turn helping your skincare penetrate deeper and better. 

After learning about the skincare lines and having a skin analysis, you will then get to utilize the products to cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin to perfection. Our makeup artists will then teach you the perfect 5 minute makeup application with customized colors for your skin, hair and eyes. We will then help you apply it, giving you lots of tips and tricks!

Spaces are limited, reservations can be made by emailing sarah@thirtyhair.com We look forward to you joining us on November 9!

 

Fall 2016 Makeup Trends

Happy Fall Everyone!!!

Here at Thirty Hair, we are already drinking our pumpkin spice coffees, wearing our leggings and uggs on the weekends, and working hard on our fantasy football leagues. 

Just as important as those things, we are all working on new haircolors and transitioning to our fall looks. Aveda launched their fall makeup collection recently and we have it in stock! What excites us the most is that the lipstick Carmelian literally looks fantastic on EVERYONE! And we are not kidding. 4 of us all wore it one day and it was perfect! It definitely is a go to for your fall going out makeup or when you are feeling a little sassy. 

They launched a new limited edition gold liner which LASTS! Who doesn't love a little sparkle, especially around their eyes?! 

Make sure to stop by and test out the new colors. They are limited edition so they won't last long. 

Sunscreen for the skin, face and hair!

Have you ever worn your hair with a part and been outside in the sun all day, forgetting to apply sunscreen and ending up with a nasty burn? (Don't worry you aren't the only one!)

How about gone outside on a cloudy day thinking that it's just an hour and it won't be too much sun?

The best is when you love to drive with your sunroof open but can't figure out just why your hair color especially on the left side keeps fading. 

WELCOME to SUMMER :)

Here's a few tips and tricks for you:

To protect you hair color in the sun there's a few things:

When swimming, apply a leave in conditioner prior to jumping in the pool or ocean. Apply it and braid your hair or put it in a bun then enjoy swimming while not destroying your hair! 

Deep Condition after prolonged time in the water! Let it sink into your hair for a good 10-20 minutes for extra moisture and protection.

Utilize a color-protecting spray such as the Aveda Sun Care Spray. It's amazing at keeping your color exactly the color you started with!

For your skin there are many options to think of such as:

Loading up on a great sunscreen. Don't forget your neck and ears though!

Utilizing a tinted moisturizer with a strong SPF. Several of our stylists LOVE Aveda's Tinted moisturizers because they give a strong pigment while blocking out the sun. Great to protect you from aging, sunburns and it gives your skin an even glow!

Wearing a hat AFTER applying sunscreen everywhere!

Most importantly, remember to reapply!!

 

We hope this gives you a few tips and tricks to help you these summer months. Stay Cool!

Summer Hair

The sun is FINALLY shining, it's getting warmer and we finally can tell it's SUMMER!

 

What better way to celebrate than with some fun new summer hair color!

Did you know there's a million ways to brighten and freshen your hair color while staying low maintenance? 

Remember these few tips for summer hair health:

* Before swimming in any water, wet your hair down completely with tap water. We suggest taking some daily hair repair or shampure conditioner and work it through your wet hair and then place your hair in a topknot or a braid. It will keep it conditioning while you are having fun in the sun and protect if from tangles, sun and water damage.

* Deep conditioning more frequently will help protect your hair from more mechanical damage and environmental damage. Summer time, we tend to flat iron more to keep our hair smoother and less frizzy and in turn, we cause more breakage issues. Using Smooth Infusion Masque or Damage Remedy Mask will help to alleviate the frizz issues and remedy split ends. 

*Clarify your hair after swimming with the right shampoo. Remember that many clarifying shampoos are not color-safe and strip your hair of your color and also strips you of all your natural oils. We highly suggest the Sun Care line for summer hair. It helps remove chlorine and mineral build up, rebalance dry scalp and keep your color safe!

*Use Sunscreen!! Remember places like tops of your ears, your part line in your hair and your neckline. Many people are already complaining of sunburns on their part especially when wearing braids which are a major trend this summer. Keep yourself protected from the sun's harm!

Education at Thirty Hair

We've been busy bees this spring at Thirty Hair taking trips to Alexandria, Virginia to the Aveda Southeast Education Headquarters and having the regional cutting and styling educator into the salon for an all-team cutting class! Check out some of the work we created, things we've learned and the fun we've had!

Lisa and Sarah headed off to an Advanced Academy with Bea Watson, Aveda's Globa Director of Styling. They learned a TON of unique uses for the styling products and many quick and easy ways to take the runway looks and trends into wearable hairstyles.

 

Kara went to a hands on class working with Andrea Swanson about the newest trends and ways to work with fashion colors. Did you know Aveda color can create an infinite amount of pastel colors and about every shade in the rainbow without permanently damaging your hair? Check out the lavender shadow root she did to Emmy, one of our newest stylists after attending the class.

 

Lastly, the girls all got together on their Monday off to work on their cutting skills. Hope Harris came to us for the day and our salon became an advanced academy learning core cutting with her. We each worked on 3 different cuts, perfecting body positioning, hair texture and techniques.

We had quite the fun considering it was our day off and ended with a silly group selfie... (we were so busy working we didn't stop to take pictures of our work throughout the day!)

 

If you haven't noticed, we are on the move, learning and growing for our guests! Between weekly trainings for our new hires and constant advanced educational opportunities, change and growth is key for our team. Look for more fun posts on facebook and IG as our team gets two more awesome color educational events in-salon this summer!

 

~Sarah

Beautifying Radiance Polish

Aveda's All New Beautifying Radiance Polish

This polish uses mineral-rich salt crystals to comfortably polish away dead surface cells and environmental pollutants, while its smooth and soft plant oils melt into skin, nourishing and protecting the moisture barrier.

Beautifying aroma is certified with organic rosemary, lavender, and bergamot that envelops you in pure well-being.

This radiance polish can be used three times per week or more as needed for exfoliation.

WET OR DRY?

You can customize the usage to cater to your specific skin needs.

  • For regular exfoliation, apply to wet skin.
  • For a more intense exfoliation, apply to dry skin.

This polish radiates and exfoliates your skin leaving it soft and smooth. 

 

Flash tip: It is perfect for shaving! The crystal salt scrub rids your legs of any dead skin cells and the beautifying oil left on skin is a perfect lubricant for shaving your legs comfortably. This polish leaves your legs feeling extremely soft and looking gorgeous. 

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OPI Polish Gifts!

This holiday season, we have a ton of new and limited edition items that we have for purchase to help you surprise your friends and family with the perfect gift. 

One thing that we have yet to tell you about is the OPI All Stars Nail Polish Pack! 

This box of 10 polishes is the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for a loved one.

Five of the polishes are sweet pinks and the other five are darker or fun shades.  The pinks include Bubble Bath, Tickle My France-Y, Alpine Snow, Princesses Rule!, and Strawberry Margarita.  These five colors will be the perfect colors to ring in the new year with, and for upcoming holidays in 2016 like Valentine's Day. 


The darker colors are composed of That's Hula-Rious!, Do You Have This Color In Stock-Holm?, Lincoln Park After Dark, Big Red Apple, and Malaga Wine.  We know from experience with these shades that they can be worn year round, but are especially festive for this time of year. 

And at $25 it is such a steal! Don't miss out on this amazing offer!

So, if you are looking for a gift for someone and you just can't figure out what to get, stop in to our salon and take a look at these polishes along with the rest of the Aveda holiday line!

Aveda Holiday is at Thirty Hair!

Let the excitement begin...HOLIDAY IS IN!! The holidays are our favorite time of year here at Thirty Hair for many reasons, and one being the awesome products that we get to help you give as gifts!

This year we have a large selection of gifts available and we cannot wait to spread the cheer!

One of the biggest and most anticipated gift available is the "Gift of Renewal for Your Journey".  This set has three of our famous hand reliefs in limited edition scents which are Beautifying, Shampure, and Rosemary Mint.  It also includes a night renewal serum which is a miracle worker!  This gift is perfect for anyone on your list and is guaranteed to renew the skin.

Next we have a cute gift called "A Gift to Make Her Smile" (Guys, listen up!)  This gift includes two of our nourishmint rehydrating lip glazes in a Golden Lily shade and also a Holly Berry shade.  Honestly, the name says it all!

"A gift of Comfort and Light" is always a favorite! It is the beloved soy wax candle in an organic ginger and ginger lily scent.  It has a burn time of over 50 hours and will fill your home with the smell of the holidays.  We always have one burning at our front desk so feel free to come in and smell it for yourself.  On top of smelling delicious this candle's warm wax can also be used to moisturize the cuticles and hands much like our hand relief.  What's not to love?!

Because the three scents of the hand relief are a limited edition there are a few sets of each that we have.  First is the "Refresh-mint is a Gift for All" which includes the rosemary mint hand and body wash along with the rosemary mint scented hand relief.  Next there is the "Feeling uplifted is a Gift" package that has the beautifying body moisturizer and the beautifying scented hand relief. Lastly, the "Peace is a Gift for All" set that includes the Shampure hand and body wash with the Shampure scented hand relief.  Any three of these sets are going to be very sought after this season because of their limited edition. 

"A Gift of Invigorating Moments" includes the scent of rosemary mint in hand relief, body lotion, and body wash.  This scent is a signature one of Aveda and is extremely popular.  Another gift in our collection that is a perfect fit for anyone on your gift list!

For anyone who is stressed during the holidays, which we imagine could be just about everyone, we have the "Gift to Relieve Stress for the Road".  This gift box has Stress-Fix hand crème and also a Stress-Fix concentrate. 

All of our gifts come pre-wrapped and ready to hand out which can save you a ton of time and effort!  At Thirty Hair, we are always about making life easier, and this is sure to help! And, for the cherry on top of all of this, the paper that is used in the gift wrapping is purchased from Nepal.  It has been this way for eight years and these purchases have created employment for 5,500 people (both part and full time).  So, not only are you buying a gift for a loved one, you are also supporting "Gifts that care change lives in Nepal".  What better way to spread Christmas Cheer than with someone in need?!

The team at Thirty Hair wishes you all happy holidays, and we look forward to seeing your faces in the salon to buy your goodies soon! 

Aveda Advanced Razor Cutting Training with Geno Chapman

On October 12, we had the great pleasure of joining Salon Marielle for an Advanced Razor Cutting Class with Geno Chapman of the Ken Paves Salon in La for the day. We had a blast learning and growing with new techniques on textured hair, lobs, and runway hairstyling techniques.  Best tip we learned-- using one of the style preps before ALL hair styling makes a huge difference for cutting and for styling! It's like a hair primer for the other products! 

Here are a few snapshots of our day....


Breast Cancer Awareness at Thirty Hair

As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. When a client goes through the traumatic experience of dealing with hair loss, their hair stylist is typically one of the first to know. These days, there are many great treatments available to help with hair loss, eyelash loss and all the other things that come along with the diagnosis. 

 

To show our support and help raise awareness we have some really great products available this month!


  •  The Aveda Hand Relief has a temporary new look and a new smell! The scent is from our Shampure line and it is a little larger size. 
  • The Morgan Taylor "Fight Like A Lady" nail lacquer comes in 4 great shades of pink that are perfect to show your support. These polishes would be excellent stocking stuffers for the upcoming holiday!
  • $4 of each purchase supports research through the Breast Cancer Foundation, which is just the icing on the cake!

Come in today to pick up one of these products and support breast cancer research!

 

But MOST importantly, make sure to do your self-checks and schedule your mammograms. We know it isn't exactly a fun experience but it truly does save lives!

Isabelle's Tips for a Salon Blowout at Home

Hi all! My name is Isabelle, and I am Thirty Hair's newest employee! I am currently assisting Sarah and learning the world of Aveda! One of the best things I have learned in my first month here has been about blowouts. Here are my top 3 tips for a perfect Salon Blowout at Home!


1. PRODUCT PRODUCT PRODUCT! It is all about the product you use and how much you use. Less is more. My favorites for a long lasting blow out is the Brilliant Gel by Aveda and the new Smooth Infusion Smoothing Cream by Aveda. 

 

2.  Get the moisture out first!!  It might sound silly but the easiest way to get volume in your hair is to flip your head upside down until your hair is 80% dry. Then start to do the work with the brushes to get your style in place. Once the roots dry, they are basically stuck where they dry, so make sure if you want volume that you give them volume! You can always tweak the ends with an iron when it's dry. 

 

3. Round brushing is key! It's all about the the smaller the brush the more of the curl you will get. So it all depends on the finish look you want.

Aveda Sublime Spirit Makeup

Fall is right around the corner at Thirty Hair Aveda Exclusive Salon in Columbia Maryland!

We are getting with the fall colors, and have gotten the new Aveda make up line in the salon! 

We have two shades of lipstick, one is a great burgundy shade  "blackberry" and there is a great  nude "sandstone".  Then we have two lip glosses to correlate with the lipsticks "pink clover" and "desert earth".  To top off the lips, there is a lip liner "purple sage" which is best mixed with the darker shades of lipstick/gloss to define your lips prior to applying the lipstick. 

Moving onto the eyes, we have both eye shadow and eye liner that are just the perfect fall colors!  From dark to light, the eye shadows that we have are blue lapis, green sencha, sandalwood, and golden ginger.  These colors can be used individually for a little subtle boost, or together for a bold fall look. 

Either way, your eyes will look fabulous! 

Of course, you will need to add some eyeliner to your look and for that we have your go-to brown  "cacao" and a gorgeous green "night ivy".  Both of these colors are very natural earth shades and will make your eyes pop!

Come on into the salon to check out these exclusive new products!  We have a tester palate set up right on the front desk so you can't miss it!  Hope to see you all soon! 

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Lisa's Take on Thickening Hair

Want a quick boost for fine hair? 

Lisa, our resident fine hair stylist who loves to make hair bigger without looking like you are from texas wanted to fill everyone in on a great Aveda product for thickening hair!

At Thirty hair,  we love Aveda's Pure Abundance Hair Potion.  This powder can be sprinkled at the root to increase the diameter of each strand and create volume.  Puff the powder into your hands and transform to a texture potion to scrunch for that beachy look.  When trying to determine how much to use, tilt the bottle back and forth 2-3 times and then pour what is in your cap into your hand for maximum effect. 


Your fine hair will thank you :)


Smooth Hair? It's all yours!

Hi everyone!  Sarah Beth from the front desk, here again.  I hope everyone learned something from my Be Curly blog! 

Today I am going to be talking about another awesome Aveda product line called "Smooth Infusion".  At Thirty Hair we have been carrying this line for quite a while, but there has just been a new product added to the line! Yay!  The new product is called "Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Creme".  Right off the bat the name of this product caught my eye.  I mean, who doesn't want a styling creme that also nourishes your hair?!  This creme is "powered by botanicals, including certified organic cupuacu and shea butters".  It will nourish your hair and help it stay healthy while also fighting frizz in intense humidity, which lets be honest, we could all probably use some of that during these sticky summer days.  

You should apply this product to your wet hair after washing it in the shower.  All you need is a dime to nickle sized amount (depends on your length and thickness of hair-- I have a lot of hair, others may not!) that you will finger comb through your hair.  After the creme has been applied you can either let your hair air dry, or you can blow dry it.  It will keep loose waves, curly, or straight hair styles smooth and silky all day long!

Working at a salon means I get to try a lot of the product that comes through the door.  With the Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Creme being new, I got to take a sample home to try, and I have loved it from the first use!  I really do swear by it, and I make sure everyone knows!  So come on in to Thirty Hair and pick up a sample to try, or purchase a full sized bottle for only $26!! Its a steal with how large of a bottle it is and it saves you from using a ton of products to get your smooth hair. 

We hope to see all in the salon soon :) Stay smooth, everyone! 


Thirty Hair Salon is an Aveda Concept Hair Salon located in Howard County Maryland servicing the Columbia, MD and Ellicott City, MD region. We specialize in custom hair color services, hair cut and styles for men and women. We have been named by Baltimore Magazine as one of Baltimore's Best Hair Salons. Powered by Squarespace