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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Featured Products Alert!

Read our blog about these two amazing products. Outer Peace Foaming Cleanser and our Cooling Balancing Oil Concentrate from Aveda. Read why they are MUST HAVES!

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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! 

New Year, New Hair!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Want to know how we kicked off the new year? Probably a lot like you all with some fun NYE parties, a lot of germs (this winter cold business is awful!) and most importantly with some New Education to kick start our year!

Today, we had Jeffrey Scott from Aveda in for a fantastic color class discussing 7 new ideas for our team. We spent our day watching and doing these new techniques, trying them all out on our mannequins!

Probably the most exciting part of the day was that each of these techniques and placements are actually wearable and do-able on everyone! This wasn't a class focused on crazy trends or things that takes hours to do or requires you come back for maintenance every 2 weeks.

A huge shout-out to Jeffrey Scott for a fantastic day! Thanks for visiting Maryland!

Take a look at some of our fun day!

Kara practicing a new balayage technique

Kara practicing a new balayage technique

Lisa doing a new dimensional colour balancing technique

Lisa doing a new dimensional colour balancing technique

Our team plus Bre's sister Allie who came down from NJ to learn with us!

Our team plus Bre's sister Allie who came down from NJ to learn with us!

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! 

 

 

 

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!

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. 

DIY Hair Styling

Some great product tips of DIY styling!

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Blondes have more fun!

It's beginning to look and feel a lot like spring around here at Thirty Hair. 

We've been busy making lots of people ready for spring by lightening and brightening their hair color. A little known fact about Aveda is how gentle their lighteners are!

We love creating fun transformations for people's hair. Check out some of our favorite blondes of this spring!

One scalp lightening and refresh to a silver-platinum all over with olaplex to help condition the hair. Done by Sarah H.

One scalp lightening and refresh to a silver-platinum all over with olaplex to help condition the hair. Done by Sarah H.

From dark to light! Utilizing the baby-light technique, we got rid of some of the dark pieces and created a brighter, ashier blonde. Done by Sarah H

From dark to light! Utilizing the baby-light technique, we got rid of some of the dark pieces and created a brighter, ashier blonde. Done by Sarah H

Taking a grown-out balayage and updating it with fresh dimension, lighter blonde through the ends and a nice glaze to soften the color to a beautiful buttery blonde.Done by Kara 

Taking a grown-out balayage and updating it with fresh dimension, lighter blonde through the ends and a nice glaze to soften the color to a beautiful buttery blonde.Done by Kara 

We hope you come in soon for your spring look! 

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....


Hair Color Changes, Pastel Hair and Olaplex...

Insight on Aveda Hair Color from one of our New Stylist's Isabelle...

Since I have finished hair school, I have played with lots of different color lines and lets just say Aveda is my favorite! I love that I can change each formula to fit everyone who sits in my chair because let's be honest we don't all have the same head of hair. That being said, I love to change my haircolor. Earlier this year I was a redhead and thanks to olaplex, within two visits, I was a blonde with no breakage! I decided I was ready for a change which turned into quite a project thanks to Sarah, who is training me on Aveda Color. 

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2015 is the year of pastels so of course I had to try out the trend!

Over the year, we saw so many stars rocking the pastel pinks, blues and purples. For a while now, I have been dying to have rose gold hair and haven't been able to find just the right formula in an easy fashion. I tried several brands as Aveda isn't always known for it's pastels and funky but Sarah pushed me to look outside the normal formulation box with Aveda and figure out how to break it down to make the perfect rose gold. Thanks to how Aveda formulates, with a little time and thought, you can make any of your color wishes come true if your stylist is willing to put in the effort.  

When trying to figure it out, I turned to one of Aveda's best color educator's Lupe Voss for her insight. That's the cool part about this industry, we have all these amazing artists who are willing to help others grow. So I started with research on Lupe Voss's instagram and her group chat on hairbrained. After I found what I thought were good formulas, I took real hair and tried swatches of the best two formulas I had come up with for the perfect rose gold.

 

After a few hours of research and playing, I finally found the perfect shade and couldn't be happier with the results. Here's to beautiful pastel hair with Aveda! ~ Isabelle

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Fun, Games and Aveda FAQ

Ever wonder how we stay on top of everything that goes on at Thirty Hair?

There's a simple yet complex answer to that. Communication.

Every Saturday morning, we meet as a team for 20 minutes to discuss the week, the upcoming busy day and what's new and happening.

The first Tuesday of every month we get together for 2 hours, that's right 2 HOURS to work on what's happening, the numbers, new products, new ideas for events and services, you name it.

So today we had a fun meeting instead of just numbers and organization and we used a cool tool to play a game to learn and grow. If you are looking for a fun tool to organize a game, check out www.jeopardy.rocks for your next round of customized jeopardy!

We utilized it a little differently considering our circumstances and used it to set up our form and organize all the questions but now we can use it for any future hires to play and learn!

 

There was a lot of laughter from our teams, some fighting over the right answer and a few light bulbs went off in the learning department!

One of the best topics of learning was Aveda Facts. Did you know that Clove shampoo was one of the first products made by the founder, Horst Rechelbacher? He made it in his kitchen at first until he founded Aveda!

We also had fun debating the combined amount of children we have from our team, which Aveda shampoos are sulfate free and how many hair masks there are in the Aveda line.

All in all, congrats to our winners, Isabelle and Kara for knowing the most overall about Thirty Hair this month at staff meeting! And a special thanks to Isabelle, who made the whole team an amazing lunch to enjoy while we learned and played!

 

 

Fall Trends for Men

This blog is for all the men out there!  Yes, we write a lot about different hair color trends and makeup lines, but do not think we have forgotten about our guys!

As the fall season rolls around there are new styles coming out, and this includes men's hairstyles.  One that we have particularly taken a liking to is the hybrid look, and no, we are not talking about the car.  This look can give the guy a sharp cut with a little bit of messy when styled.  This hybrid blends a tight fade to scissor cut on the top with lots of texture. 

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This is a really easy style for a guy to have because you can use a little gel to style the hair on top, or you can let it air dry and wear it as is.  Either way, you have a look that's in, and people will definitely notice!

To top off your new hairstyle don't forget that we have a whole men's line of Aveda products available at our salon.  Pick up some shampoo and grooming cream for a fresh new style for Fall 2015! 

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 :)


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