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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New Stylist Alert!

We are excited to announce a new member of our team starting January 2!

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Tammy Morgan comes to our team with over 15 years of experience in the Aveda network from Florida to Maryland! Many of you will recognize Tammy from her time with us while working at Salon Marielle during the Flood of ‘16. Tammy’s strengths as a stylist include an amazing consultation, low-maintenance looks and long hair design.

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Tammy has attended many educational seminars and classes including Razor Cutting with Geno Chapman and Unhinged with Dusty Rhode, both Aveda Global Educators. She is also certified in Vomor extensions, Coppola Keratin Treatments and Aveda Business College.

Tammy is a mom of 2, a lover of small business (especially Main Street Ellicott City!) and a great, positive addition to our team!

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Tammy is currently a level 1 stylist with us for pricing. Her schedule until March is:

Tuesdays 1-9pm Every Other Week

Wednesday 10am to 6pm

Thursdays 2pm to 9pm

Fridays 9am to 5pm

Saturdays 9am to 5pm Every Other Week

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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New Year, New Hair!

It may be SUPER cold outside, but the best way to warm up is a fantastic new hair color! Check out some of our most recent work including the NEW demi+ color line from Aveda which launches in February 2018! (We are super stoked to have it in the early release!!)

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Halloween Mayhem

Did you have a happy halloween?

 

Here at Thirty Hair, we decided on a Disney Theme this year. We had so much fun coming up with our costumes for Saturday, October 28!!

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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!? 

Summer Hair Color Ideas

We've been a little busy over at Thirty Hair as everyone is wanting new beautiful Summer hair! If you are like our clients, you are itching for some change, chopping off some length or brightening up your color. Here's just a peak of what we've done in the past few weeks!

 

Virgin, curly hair taken to a soft blonde balayage

Virgin, curly hair taken to a soft blonde balayage

Black box color softened up with a full dimensional foil and toned to a cooler light brown

Black box color softened up with a full dimensional foil and toned to a cooler light brown

blending out the grey while lightening up the ends with a balayage

blending out the grey while lightening up the ends with a balayage

This guest chopped off 4 inches and had a heavy balayage toned to a cooler, ash blonde!

This guest chopped off 4 inches and had a heavy balayage toned to a cooler, ash blonde!

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!

Fashion Colors in Your Hair!

Do you LOVE the pictures on pinterest and instagram these days with all sorts of rainbow and unicorn colors for your hair? We do too BUT sometimes we cringe when you show us those pictures at your hair appointment.

Why, you ask? Because the reality is those colors are most definitely FASHION colors and take a lot of work to get there, a lot of maintenance to keep and most importantly, a lot of those pictures are edited before posting.

What we can tell you is that more than half our stylists have been certified by Aveda in Kinetic Color which is their version of education in the trend colors you are seeing. Aveda colors are based in nature so therefore, you may not get all the crazy neon colors utilizing Aveda but the cool part is, you will get some amazing colors while still keeping your hair healthy with their 97% naturally based color line unlike others (ahem manic panic)

So if you are looking for amazingly cool colors in your hair yet sticking true to having healthy, beautiful hair, look no further than our stylists Kara, Breann and Sarah. All three of them had a blast taking Kinetic Color this year, playing with the 1000s (yes I said THOUSANDS) of color formulations to create every shade imaginal that is in nature. (Side note, Aveda colors don't make Hot Pink or the perfect Teal. Why? You show us it in nature truly and we will figure out how to make it!)

When you want one of these colors we HIGHLY suggest sending us a snap but the basics are this:

- These Colors Take TIME. Expect your appointment to last anywhere from 2-8 hours depending on previous hair color, length of hair and current color.

- These Colors can be expensive. Why? Because we usually have to use a LOT of color to get a true saturation and traditionally we must lift your color out first before putting on the Fun Stuff

- These are fashion colors. That means they will not last forever. Expect to have a major upkeep involved when doing these colors.

Here's a few snapshots of training for our class. We love love loved our educator, Jeffrey Scott from Aveda and learned so much not just about Fashion colors BUT hair color in general!

 

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New Techniques for Balayage!

Over here at Thirty Hair, we have the pleasure of taking classes with Alia from Aveda Education on a monthly basis. This past month, our class was all about dimension with new techniques. We learned a lot about how to blend our old techniques with the new ones. As a team, we tried out 4 new techniques on our mannequins and then continued grow by applying what we learned on both mannequins and real life clients. 

 

When asking for your handpainting services, know that there are many different techniques that can be used to get to your final result. Previous color services, length and condition of the hair are all huge factors when determining the best plan for your services each visit.

One question that always comes up is the cost. Most balayage services are lower-maintenance but at the time of the service they take more product and time than the average service. While you may not need to get the full service refreshed as quickly, you may need to get a glaze and conditioning treatment halfway between your balayage appointments. 

Short Hair, Don't Care

It seems that we have a flurry of activity over here at Thirty Hair lately. Between the temporary addition of Salon Marielle while they await decisions on their flood-ravaged salon, back to school and work cuts and colors and lots of new remodeling additions at our salon, the only thing that's constantly the same is all the beautiful hair we are sending out the door!

We have been seeing a lot of shorter hairstyles this summer with a lot of dimensional color either with foils or hand-painting. (for more about that different click here) Here are just a few pictures of our latest beautiful hairstyles heading out to enjoy the sunshine!!

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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

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! 

Looking for a New Style?

Ready for a change in 2016? So is our staff at Thirty Hair!

We are currently working on our Hair Goals for 2016!

Are you looking for short, long, dark, light or something drastic?

Stay tuned for our stylist's new hair goals of 2016 and start watching for our #hairgoals2016

 

 

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! 

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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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