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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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




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