7 WAYS TO PREVENT DAMAGED HAIR

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Turn down the heat on your heat tools and air dry your hair as often as possible. We cook our pizza at 450 degrees- NOT OUR HAIR. For fine/medium hair textures we recommend 300-380 degrees, and for thick/coarse texture 350-400 degrees. As a stylist we would prefer you to let your hair bake at a lower heat setting then fry your ends on a high setting. Love you, mean it!

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Use cold or luke warm water in your shower. For starters if you color your hair you shouldn’t be using hot water anyway, hot water opens your hair cuticle and washes away your color much faster. It also causes dryness, damage and unwanted frizz. So next time you step into your shower get in while the water is still heating up, after you’ve shampooed wrap your hair up with conditioner and let it condition while you turn the heat up to wash your body. End with cooler water to close the cuticle. Your skin and hair will thank you!

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Use a heat protection and leave in conditioner to keep your ends nourished in between washes. Aveda carries two amazing leave in treatments that not only protect your hair up to 450 degrees in heat, but they also boost shine, prevents breakage, conditions, controls frizz, and reduce static. Any time you add heat to your hair you want to protect it from as much damage as possible.


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Get a haircut more frequently! Depending on your hair type and texture we normally recommend getting a cut between 4-8 weeks to keep your ends healthy. If your combing through your hair and your brush gets caught, it probably means it’s time for a trim! When your comb catches it pulls hairs from the root causing more fall out, which means your going to find it on your pillow, all over your shirt, or entangled in your sock which somehow ends up suffocating your pinky toe... we’ve all been there. So needless to say frequent cuts prevent fall out -which means more hair ON your head

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Deep condition frequently! Proteins and moisture keep your ends plump and nourished. If your ends are dry or damaged you should consider a new remedy because drug store shampoo brands are probably not doing you as good as you think. Ask our stylists for a recommendation whether it be a in-salon Botanical protein treatment or an at-home conditioning masque.

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Don’t wear tight hair elastics. Too much tension will cause excessive breakage. Consider purchasing gentle hair ties to restrain your hair for hot days or wearing a loose braid!


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You may think washing your hair everyday is helping your hair, but it’s actually damaging it more than you think. You should wash your hair as often as needed, and typically that means every two to three days. Another alternative would be investing in a dry shampoo! Shampooing everyday risks stripping your hair of its natural oils that keep it healthy and luscious.


Tips for Men's Hair Grow Out

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One of the current trends we are seeing in mens’ hair is “the flow.” Longer hair is making a comeback. A lot of men, despite the summer heat, have been growing out their hair and is requesting assistance with the process. Seems like it would be a definite no brainer— just don’t get a haircut, right? WRONG!

Read along for a few tips to make it appear like you actually know what you’re doing.

  1. GROW THE TOP FIRST

    This means continuing to stick to your regularly scheduled haircut appointments to trim up the sides, back, and especially those edges. This will avoid anything resembling a mullet.

  2. HOW DO I KEEP IT OUT OF MY FACE AT THE GYM?

    Hats and men workout headbands are a great option to keep your “flow” from interrupting

    your gym flow.

  3. USE CONDITIONER

    It is definitely necessary to keep your hair soft and moisturized during the grow out and then so on to maintain healthy, long locks. The Aveda Sap Moss is a great option for weightless

    moisture.

  4. WET OR DRY LOOK?

    This is based on preference. If your goal for your “flow” is to look soft and touchable, then a paste with a matte finish is best. The Aveda Men’s Grooming Clay or Thickening Paste are two of our personal favorites. If more of a wet look with less movement is your goal, then reach for a pomade with a strong hold. The Aveda Men’s Pomade is another favorite among hairstylists.

  5. YOU MUST BLOW DRY

    Yes, fellas, blow dry. You will get the best effect by doing so and you will enjoy the overall shape of the haircut more than if you let it air dry. It will also remain more manageable throughout the day. Most men’s products, especially, Aveda’s Men’s styling line, is formulated for dry hair.


Turn Up the Volume!

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It’s hard to LOVE your hair when it’s flat, limp and won’t hold a style. Whether your hair is naturally thin (you prob have an amazing hair-tie collection), it’s thinning (don’t worry…we’ll talk), or if your hair needs a little more oomph, Aveda has products that turn up the volume!

1. Pure Abundance        Aveda’s Pure Abundance collection uses kaolin clay and acacia gum as natural bulking agents for weightless body and volume. The pre-style treatment and hairspray give you all-day hold, volume and the look of abundant hair.

1. Pure Abundance

Aveda’s Pure Abundance collection uses kaolin clay and acacia gum as natural bulking agents for weightless body and volume. The pre-style treatment and hairspray give you all-day hold, volume and the look of abundant hair.

2. Thickening Tonic    This is your new best friend. Apply Aveda’s Thickening Tonic to towel-dried hair and comb through. Amla fruit instantly expand strands from roots to ends. Wheat and corn boost thickening and hold your style.

2. Thickening Tonic

This is your new best friend. Apply Aveda’s Thickening Tonic to towel-dried hair and comb through. Amla fruit instantly expand strands from roots to ends. Wheat and corn boost thickening and hold your style.

3.) Phomollient     Air-infused technology transforms a liquid into foam without hydrocarbon propellants. Phomollient styling foam creates weightless body and volume on fine to medium hair. Apply 3 to 5 pumps (don’t shake) to damp hair and style as usual. Try blow drying with an Aveda paddle brush to create silky-smooth hair with lustrous shine.

3.) Phomollient

Air-infused technology transforms a liquid into foam without hydrocarbon propellants. Phomollient styling foam creates weightless body and volume on fine to medium hair. Apply 3 to 5 pumps (don’t shake) to damp hair and style as usual. Try blow drying with an Aveda paddle brush to create silky-smooth hair with lustrous shine.

5 reasons YOUR HAIR NEEDS a Brazilian Blowout this summer

Brazilian Blowout Certified Artist, Ashley gives us the top 5 reasons on exactly why she is obsessing over #BrazilianBlowout for her guests right now.

You can call your closest Brazilian Blowout Certified Artist, or schedule with Ashley if your in the Tampa Bay Area!

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The Top 5 Products You Need This Summer!

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Run to your closest Aveda with your summer bag empty, because you have to stock up on these 5 products to keep your hair shimmering this summer. Level’s Color Specialist, Megan shares what she is obsessing over this summer to keep her blonde in tip top summer shape.

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1) Sun Care- Hair and Body Cleanser

This is completely color safe with a corn-derived chelator (that means it has a detox agent) that gently removes chlorine, salt and product residue. It has tamanu oil and organic coconut oil help maintain super moisturized hair. With green tea, certified organic sunflower oil and vitamin E, its the perfect magic bottle for summertime.

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2) Sun Care- After Sun Hair Masque

This is perfect for after you come in from a long day in the sun. The after-sun formula works so well because it is rich in morikue™ protein. Tamanu oil and certified organic coconut oil are amazing moisturizers for your sun-exposed hair. Go grab one for your shower, ASAP.

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3) Sun Care - Protective Hair Veil

This comes in at number 4 because it is a super lightweight, water-resistant and most importantly a UV DEFENSE misting spray. It forms an invisible screen to help protect your sun dried hair from over exposure to minimize damage and dryness. 

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4) Color Conserve - Daily Color Protect

This is a bomb leave in treatment that instantly, yes instantly, intensifies color radiance. It will seal and smooth your dehydrated, dull cuticle for an immediate increased shine. Intensify your color radiance with a lot of added shine—a beautiful start to any hot, summer day.

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5) BLUE MALVA CONDITIONER

This blue (yes, its blue) conditioner will add a silvery brightness to your dull blonde hair. It neutralizes blondes and dark blondes, and even grey hair. It works so well because it was formulated with blue malva and coneflower, that is the magic trick to help impart your hair’s moisture and brightness.

You’re ready for summer, but is your hair?

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As the summer nears, we prepare in several ways. We pick up new bathing suits, towels, sunscreen, tinted moisturizer (Aveda, of course) , and beach floaties. Have you ever stopped to think, what will I do to protect my hair from the summer suns rays?

Master Color Specialist at Level Salon, Callie shares her favorite summer list for keeping your hair in great summer shape. So, before packing up your beach bags, don’t forget this dynamic trio that will help protect sun damage & your hair color: Aveda Sun Care.

SUN CARE | PROTECTIVE HAIR VEIL  AKA hair sunscreen, if you will. This must have is a lightweight, water-resistant UV defense mist that forms an invisible screen (wow) to help protect hair your from sun exposure while minimizing damage and dryness. Bonus: it can be used on all hair types.

SUN CARE | PROTECTIVE HAIR VEIL

AKA hair sunscreen, if you will. This must have is a lightweight, water-resistant UV defense mist that forms an invisible screen (wow) to help protect hair your from sun exposure while minimizing damage and dryness. Bonus: it can be used on all hair types.



SUN CARE | HAIR AND BODY CLEANSER  After hitting the beach and pool water you will more than likely have a salty coating on your skin and hair that you’re ready to cleanse off. Aveda Sun Care Hair and Body cleanser is here to help. This color safe formulated cleanser gently removes chlorine, salt and product residue.

SUN CARE | HAIR AND BODY CLEANSER

After hitting the beach and pool water you will more than likely have a salty coating on your skin and hair that you’re ready to cleanse off. Aveda Sun Care Hair and Body cleanser is here to help. This color safe formulated cleanser gently removes chlorine, salt and product residue.

SUN CARE | AFTER-SUN HAIR MASQUE  After spending a day in the sun you & your hair are more than ready to be hydrated. Consider this a tall glass of water to dehydrate your dry summer tresses. This summer favorite is formulated with morikue protein. Also, tamanu oil and certified organic coconut oil moisturize exposed hair.

SUN CARE | AFTER-SUN HAIR MASQUE

After spending a day in the sun you & your hair are more than ready to be hydrated. Consider this a tall glass of water to dehydrate your dry summer tresses. This summer favorite is formulated with morikue protein. Also, tamanu oil and certified organic coconut oil moisturize exposed hair.

Travel with Travel Sizes

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“Life always

has us

on the

go,

but our hair doesn’t have to reflect that.”

We have all traveled somewhere from time to time, and probably have the same travel gripes. Whether having your favorite hair products trashed at TSA or having to desperately use bad hotel products, Aveda offers a remedy to your travel frustrations.

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Travel Sizes: With such a large variety, you will look and feel great on every trip you take.

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Cutting Specialist, Dave Lilya at Level Salon states, “I understand being a creature of habit and am so thankful that I can always be consistent with my look anywhere I go.”

Hold that thought, even if you are not traveling, Aveda travel sizes are a great way to try a new product before making a greater price investment. Dave says, “I’m confident that you’ll never find a product from Aveda you won’t like, but it does help transitioning from one type to another before fulling investing into the full size product. The last thing I LOVE about Aveda Travel Sizes, is that they make GREAT gifts at an alternative price.  They really are perfect for small mix and match style gifts.”

Dave adds, “The one thing I love about AVEDA, is that you will never go wrong with any of the products you choose. Aveda is constantly looking to better its carbon footprint within the environment, as we’ll as to better you the consumer. Aveda has always been a Guest first mentality company and thats what we strive for here at LEVEL SALON. We are proud to be your Tampa bay Aveda Salon.”

Dave adds, “The one thing I love about AVEDA, is that you will never go wrong with any of the products you choose. Aveda is constantly looking to better its carbon footprint within the environment, as we’ll as to better you the consumer. Aveda has always been a Guest first mentality company and thats what we strive for here at LEVEL SALON. We are proud to be your Tampa bay Aveda Salon.”


2 Must Haves to ReFRESH your tresses!

Keep your tresses fresh with these two must haves! Read below to learn more about Aveda Cutting Specialist, Vee’s special recommendations.

Instantly cleanse your scalp, refresh your hair and add texture. How? Magic—just kidding, its Aveda micellar technology.  Read more to learn why this needs to be on your bathroom counter.  It helps tame frizz for up to 72 hours, provides light flexible hold, soothes the scalp with a super refreshing sensation, extends the time between shampoo (so your color lasts longer) and is suitable for all hair types. To refresh those tresses it is simple: hold your bottle about 7 inches away and dampen hair, roots to ends. Air-dry or heat style to redefine your style.  Not convinced? Step in to your local Aveda and try it…no really, we insist! You will thank us later!

Instantly cleanse your scalp, refresh your hair and add texture. How? Magic—just kidding, its Aveda micellar technology.

Read more to learn why this needs to be on your bathroom counter.

It helps tame frizz for up to 72 hours, provides light flexible hold, soothes the scalp with a super refreshing sensation, extends the time between shampoo (so your color lasts longer) and is suitable for all hair types. To refresh those tresses it is simple: hold your bottle about 7 inches away and dampen hair, roots to ends. Air-dry or heat style to redefine your style.

Not convinced? Step in to your local Aveda and try it…no really, we insist! You will thank us later!

The name says it all, don’t try to hide from this ray of sunshine. We know you need it because if your like the rest of us,your hair gets more heat than a Florida Summer Beach.  This 97% naturally derived product protects hair from heat during your second day re-curl or straightening. Another plus… you will smell like Aveda all day because it has our signature Shampure aroma. It will protect your hair from heat at up to 450 degrees. Wow, that’s hot! It’s super easy, spray lightly onto your dry hair about 7 inches away. Focus on mid-lengths to ends. Heat-style as however you like. It conditions and protects. Too good to be true? Nope, just more Aveda magic.

The name says it all, don’t try to hide from this ray of sunshine. We know you need it because if your like the rest of us,your hair gets more heat than a Florida Summer Beach.

This 97% naturally derived product protects hair from heat during your second day re-curl or straightening. Another plus… you will smell like Aveda all day because it has our signature Shampure aroma. It will protect your hair from heat at up to 450 degrees. Wow, that’s hot! It’s super easy, spray lightly onto your dry hair about 7 inches away. Focus on mid-lengths to ends. Heat-style as however you like. It conditions and protects. Too good to be true? Nope, just more Aveda magic.