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!!!

You've seen her around a LOT but I bet many of you never knew that our team member, Emmy, is a licensed stylist! Emmy has spent the past year running our front desk, training with us during our advanced education and most importantly, becoming a mommy! Now that Emmy is back from maternity leave, she is ready and excited to be taking clients on the hair floor!

Here are a few pictures of her work from her weeks back. Emmy LOVES to do haircolor especially foils and dimensional color. She also has an amazing passion for makeup, so schedule a time for a makeup lesson!

Grey blending with lots of dimension

Grey blending with lots of dimension

ash shadow root with blond balayage

ash shadow root with blond balayage

curly hair balayage

curly hair balayage

Emmy's client hours are Tuesdays 1pm to 9pm, Wednesday 10am to 6pm, Thursdays 1pm to 9pm and Saturdays 9am to 5pm. Her pricing is a level 2. She looks forward to seeing you in her chair!!

Mission, Vision, Values at Thirty Hair

Ever wonder about how we keep things happy and fun at Thirty Hair? Ever walked in and seen the busy but wonder how we keep everyone straight?

As a company, we work hard to stay focused on a daily basis for our guests. Every month, we meet together to make sure we know what's happened, what challenges we've had and what successes over the past month. 

Today, we wanted to share with you a little peek into who we are and what's important to us!

As a team, our focus is to do great hair that makes people feel good in an environment that is personable and comfortable. 

Have you had an experience that emulates our goal? If so, let us know!! Share with us on social media or comment below. We love to hear feedback!

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

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

 

 

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

Halloween Edition of Thirty Hair

Here at Thirty Hair in Columbia, MD, we love to celebrate halloween in a fun way... themed!

 

Check out a few pictures from our fun day....


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....


A sneak peek behind doing bridal hair and makeup

Have you ever thought about all the work it takes to get a bridal party ready for the BIG day? It can be fun, stressful, chaotic, and exciting all rolled into one. There's so many emotions when planning a wedding and we love to help take some of the stress of the day. 

Our planning process for our brides include a full consultation and conceptual trial for hair and makeup prior to the wedding day. We help you plan the schedule for the morning of, help you find a headpiece/veil if you haven't yet already and give you real advice on what will and won't work with your hair and face shape but also with the theme of your day. We love to utilize secret pinterest boards with you to grow the concept of the look for the day and make sure we hit the nail on the head for your dream day. 

 

We travel to you or you can come to us. We also can work quickly on a time constraint or we can enjoy a leisurely day of hair and makeup. Our record is 5 girls hair and makeup in 1 hour and 15 minutes! We've had the pleasure of fixing a train as the bride walks down the aisle, the fun of helping hook the bracelet on and so many other special memories.

The pictures on this blog deserve a special shout out. This wedding was done back in Kansas and Sarah got to have the fun of working with Tori North of Tori North Photography for the day. Thanks Tori for sharing with us!


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