Our Favorite Cooling Aveda Ingredients

We’ve developed a major fixation on Aveda products that feature cooling herbs and ingredients. Think of them as your own personal, purse-sized AC units.

Summer Hair: Shampure Thermal Dry Conditioner

We have an announcement to make on the blog, and it’s major. Two words: dry conditioner. Shampure Thermal Dry Conditioner has launched. It’s the perfect pair to Shampure Dry Shampoo — and we think it’ll soon be your summer go-to. Here’s why.

Six Fun Ways to Make Your Earth Month Count

While you’re getting out your spring/summer wardrobe and dusting off your rain boots, we encourage you to take a few minutes to think about what you can do to honor the Earth and to promote conservation and environmental responsibility.

Five Spring Beauty Trends To Try Now

The changing of the seasons is a perfect time to refresh your look, whether that means trying out a new haircut, updating your makeup collection or perfecting your skin care routine. Read on for five spring beauty trends we can’t wait to introduce into our own lives.

How to Rock a Bold Lip

Begin by identifying your perfect shade. At least for purposes of getting started, it’s worth adhering to the old rule of thumb: those with yellow or olive undertones should gravitate toward warmer reds (think oranges, brick reds, and corals), while those with pink undertones should reach for cool tones with shades of blue and violet, like cranberry or Bordeaux.

Beauty Resolutions You’ll Love Sticking To

Seven beauty resolutions that aren’t just rewarding in the long term—they’ll make you feel good while you’re actually doing them.

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

We all know one: the naturally excellent gift-giver blessed with an uncanny knack for tracking down utterly unique, personal items that somehow perfectly convey their appreciation for the recipient and their tastes. Well, those people are #blessed. Because let’s get real—most of us have at least a few 3-5 people every year who leave us absolutely stumped. So, in anticipation of this annual phenomenon, we’ve put together a gift guide in hopes of easing your shopping anxiety. And at the end of the day, just remember: the true gift is in the giving.

Bangs

People get bangs for all sorts of reasons. Some people want to soften a high forehead. At least a few of you are going through a Zooey Deschanel phase. And others are simply looking for a bold new look. If you’ve found yourself tempted to join the ranks you’re not alone…and you’ve probably sent a few dozen selfies of yourself with faux-bangs to your friends, asking whether or not you should take the leap. It only seemed fair that we, your trusted stylists, be allowed to weigh in. And we think that yes, you should absolutely get bangs! We are all for it. As long as…

The Art of the Midday Hair Fix

We’ve all been there. Maybe you’re meeting an old friend for lunch, hitting up happy hour with colleagues, or planning a hot date after work. You look in the mirror and — Oh. My. God. The blowout you slaved over this morning has been replaced by something most unwelcome. To keep it from putting a damper on your day (or your look), here’s the Free Spirit guide to fixing your hair in a pinch.

Simplify Your Beauty Routine

SIMPLIFY YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE

 Whether it’s the minimalism that’s been a runway mainstay for so many seasons or the organization fervor spawned by Marie Kondo’s bestseller…