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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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. 

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! 

Balayage, Ombres, Sombres, Hand- Painted Hair... What does it even mean?!

Sombres, Ombres, Babylights, Balayage, what are all these terms and how in the world do I get the perfect lighter dimensional hair color? Look no further than this post for an explanation of what to ask for next time you're in the chair!

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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! 

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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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!

What's Behind a Professional Hair Color

Ever wonder what it takes to get a professional hair color? Why it costs so much? Or what the difference between those boxes at the grocery store? In a series of blogs, we hope to debunk some myths about coloring your hair as well as help you to understand the process!

First off, to even access Aveda hair color, you must be a licensed cosmetologist or barber AND work in a licensed Aveda salon. To get to that point means going to cosmetology school which takes roughly 1500+ hours (let's call it 10 months) and costs around $20,000. It's not the easiest of things to get through but it is a lot of fun!

Next, let's talk about training. At Thirty Hair, before starting on the floor solo, our stylists go through large amounts of training (We are talking 2-3 months) on everything from the basics to the extremes of hair. Our hair color training alone is one third of the time! And that's after they've completed school! Training includes memorizing the color wheel (which is vital), learning what colors remain, how to use the lowest developer possible to keep the hair healthy, and how to correct color (like that time you tried to manic panic your hair pink and now have a big job interview that you can't possibly show up with faded pink/orange hair for!)

The big difference with those boxes of color versus our boxes of color is that our boxes need to be custom blended to get your hair color. We look at the color you want to be, the color you have on your head, and formulate from there! Sometimes it even takes multiple formulas depending on what you want, any regrowth you have and the previous color on your ends!

Practice Formulations

Practice Formulations




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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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! 


Understanding Aveda's Be Curly Line

Hello to all our curly hair beauties!! It's Sarah Beth, one of Thirty Hair's Front Desk ladies with some important information on the be curly line! The be curly line for me was one that I wanted to learn about because it's so big and new things are always joining it so it was important for me to learn it!

We have a special line of Aveda products just for YOU!  Our " Be Curly " line is always a must for curly hair.  

- Be Curly Shampoo: This wash has wheat protein in it, perfect for giving your hair a healthy and gentle clean.  It is meant to tame frizz and increase shine.

- Be Curly Conditioner: like the shampoo, the conditioner also has wheat protein.  It will define your curls while also taking care of the frizz and increasing shine.

- Be Curly Co-Wash: This low-lather conditioning wash with certified organic babassu oil does three main things.

                - It will clean your scalp very gently.  Sometimes it's good to get a good clean down to the core.

                - It will moisturize your curls for up to three days. THREE! 

                - Just like all of the be curly products, it will reduce frizz which is always a good thing!

This product is for very thick and very dry hair.  It is used in place of the be curly shampoo and conditioner. 

- Be Curly Intensive Detangling Masque: This product is a rich creme that is used to moisturize curls and leave them looking better each and every time you use it!  It is suggested to be used once a week, but every head of hair is different so you can really used it as needed.  Apply it after your shampoo in the shower.  Comb it through your wet hair, leave it on for 2-5 minutes (10 if hair is very tangled) and then rinse.  It's that easy!

-  Be Curly Style-Prep:  This product is used as a booster to the Be Curly Curl Enhancer.  It also detangles your curls and protects against damage from combing or brushing.  It can also make styling your curls a lot easier while giving them a soft feel. 

- Be Curly Curl Enhancer:  This product lives up to its name! It enhances and intensifies your curls, and really locks them in for a very finished look.  It can be used daily, and you apply it to your wet hair before you style it.

- Be Curly Curl Controller: For those of you who need to tame your fun curls, this product is for you!  It controls volume, combats frizz, and lengthens even the tightest curls.  If you are looking for a more controlled style then this is what you need. 

-  Be Curly Curl Enhancing Hair Spray: This hair spray is specific to curly heads.  It has a flexible hold that intensifies curls while giving them all-day frizz control.  The flexible hold gives you the security of your hair staying in place without the flaking of crunchiness of other hairsprays.  Not to mention, it smells delicious!


Come in to our salon today to scoop up some of this awesome product! In stock we have both regular and travel sizes, so you can " Be Curly" wherever you go! (Travel sized product pictured here) We have very knowledgeable stylists that would be more than willing to answer any and all questions you may have.  You can also head to Aveda.com for more details on this line of product. 

Be curly, everyone!!


Why Aveda?

So many times people ask us, why aveda?

Well, why not?

First, their hair color is AMAZING. It is as natural as you can get while also being an incredibly flexible color line that can do everything from blend grey, condition your hair while changing the tone of it, to covering grey or creating an incredible change on your hair. It also can give you those pastel colors or granny hair that's all the rage these days.

That's our stylist Kara, rocking granny hair using aveda haircolor. Isn't it fun? #grannyhair

That's our stylist Kara, rocking granny hair using aveda haircolor. Isn't it fun? #grannyhair


Second, their business philosophies and what they stand for is a huge plus both as a person and as a business. Have you ever checked it out?

  

beliefs

1. we believe in treating ourselves,each other, and the planet with care and respect.

2. we believe social responsibility is our responsibility.

3. we believe ecological and profit goals are mutually achievable.

4. we believe our authenticity and experience are our points of difference.

5. we believe in inspiring and educating people to integrate wellness and beauty in their lives.

6. we believe in the power of oneness: from our global image to a focused network.

7. we believe learning never ends.

8. we believe in encouraging innovation and empowered decision-making.

9. we believe our actions, products and services should always embody excellence.

10. we believe personal and organizational balance is the key to sustainable success.

11. we believe true leadership is delivered with passion and by example.

 

That's all part of aveda. It means that there's constantly awesome education coming down the pipeline both for our stylists and our management and desk team. It means instead of always fighting against other salons in business, we can work together, much like we got to do this past winter with one of our favorite salons around, Salon Marielle in Historic Ellicott City!

It also has just about all the products you need to start and end your day. We love that you can utilize one product line for your haircare, skincare, bodycare and makeup needs. Have you ever tried their shampure candles for lotion when your hands are cracked and dry? Let me tell you about how amazing that feels! Or have you tried one of their nourish-mint lip glazes? Us ladies at Thirty Hair may just be obsessed with their pigment, the fact that they smell like mint AND they happen to be anti-aging!

nourish-mint lipgloss in some of our favorite shades!

nourish-mint lipgloss in some of our favorite shades!


So in a nutshell, that's why aveda. Their level of standard is amazing and we love being a part of the Aveda culture. Some people call it the kool-aid, but hey we aren't complaining ;)

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