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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Top 200 Salon with Salon Today!

THIRTY HAIR NAMED TO THE SALON TODAY 200 BY SALON TODAY MAGAZINE

 

 

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BUFFALO GROVE, IL (January 2018) – Thirty Hair in Columbia, MD owned and managed by Dustin Mariman and Sarah McGee recently was named to the SALON TODAY 200 by SALON TODAY, the leading business media for salon and spa owners.

 

The magazine’s 21st annual SALON TODAY 200 issue profiled the selected salons in its January/February 2018 edition. The 200 salons were honored for their best business practices from applications submitted by SALON TODAY readers, who represent the 20,000 top-producing salons and spas in the country.

 

The magazine honored applicants in 11 different best practice categories, including, Compensation & Benefits, Customer Service, Employee Education, Inventory Management, Philanthropy, Profit Center, Retail & Merchandising, Retention & Referral Programs, Salon Culture, Technology and Growth. Thirty Hair was honored in the Staff Compensation and Benefits.

 

Thirty Hair is fortunate to be a leading employer in their industry for Howard County Salons. On average, our staff members are paid 57% higher than local salons and are paid 61% higher than the national average. Benefits include up to 3 weeks paid vacation, maternity leave, short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance completely funded by employer. Employees are also provided 100% tuition reimbursement for educational events. As a team, they are also eligible for up to 15% of their salary in bonuses throughout the year.

 

“Our editors recognize that strong business leadership requires the mastery of a number of different best business practices,” said Stacey Soble, editor-in-chief of SALON TODAY. “The salons named to the SALON TODAY 200 for 2018 not only proved they excel in one or more of these areas, they also have created rewarding environments for their staff members and standout experiences for their clients. Their willingness to share their success offers our readers important business benchmarks and inspirational business-building ideas.” 

 

For a salon to be named to the SALON TODAY 200, it had to meet the following criteria: 1) The salon or spa opened on or before January 1, 2015. 2) The salon is a provider of professional salon services including one, or more, of the following: hair care, nail care, skin care, body care or spa treatments; 3) The salon or spa generated annual service and product sales revenues of at least $250,000 per year since 2015; 4) The owner provided statistical information about his or her business and completed at least one of the Best Practice category essay sections; and 5) The applicant submitted documentation to verify financials if he or she competed in the growth category.

 

In the commemorative January/February 2018 issue, SALON TODAY profiled 200 individual salons, although these salons could be honored in more than one category. The 2018 SALON TODAY 200 honored 100 salons in Growth; 34 salons in Compensation & Benefits; 40 salons in Customer Service; 26 salons in Employee Education; 30 salons in Inventory Management; 30 salons in Philanthropy; 16 salons in Profit Center; 37 salons Retail & Merchandising; 31 salons in Retention & Referral Programs; 45 salons in Salon Culture; and 34 salons in Technology.

 

Salon Today is a division of Modern Salon Media, which is owned by Bobit Business Media in Torrance, California.

 

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!

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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! 

Want Ombre Hair?

Ever wondered what your head would look like while getting the elusive yet EXTREMELY popular Ombre hair color done?

Check out the video captured by our assistant Isabelle of our stylist Sarah working on a client wanting an ombre. For more information about different techniques and what to ask for when booking appointments, go check out our blog posts on color techniques

We love taking videos and pictures of our work, if you are willing to let us video or take pictures, please let us know! When taking selfies, tag us! @thirtyhair and #thirtyhair and for more pictures, stay up to date with us on facebook and instagram!!

Ombre Hair done by Stylist Sarah at Thirty Hair in Columbia, MD

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! 

Baltimore's Best Stylists at Thirty Hair

Did you know that at Thirty Hair, we have some of Baltimore Magazine's top Hair Stylists?

4 of our team were highlighted in the January 2013 issue of the Top 25 Salons in Baltimore and we are so happy to have them with us! They were the only stylists and the only salon chosen outside the Baltimore County/City region and they couldn't have been more excited!

Come in and try out a service with Lisa, Ed, Kara and Sarah who are delighted and honored to have been named one of Baltimores Top Hair Stylists!

 

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