The Jo Banks Aveda Salon & Spa in St Albans, Hertfordshire is the premier location to fully experience the Aveda treatments in their entirety, from complimentary rituals to the personal touch you receive from our expert stylists, technicians, spa therapists and makeup artists.
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HOW TO LAYER UP YOUR SKIN CARE FOR WINTER
Brrrrr! It’s cold in here! Yes, that crisp chill you feel is the first hint of winter, which means it’s time to protect yourself. We chatted with Aveda’s Manager of Professional Skin and Spa Education, the legendary Helga Hefner, about why you may want to switch to oils in the winter and the best way to layer your skincare when the colder months are on the horizon.
“First things first,” Helga says. “Spring and fall are the transitional seasons; summer and winter are the extremes. It’s important during the extreme seasons to pay attention and prepare for what’s to come.”
Some say you shouldn’t exfoliate in the winter, but Helga says that’s a common misconception. “You want to continue to exfoliate in the winter months because your skin still turns over, just don’t do anything aggressive,” she says. Her number one rule for winter exfoliation is to be gentler with your skin; she recommends doing your exfoliation at night because your skin repairs itself as you sleep. For a gentle exfoliant, try the Tulasāra dry brush and Botanical Kinetics Liquid Exfoliant, both of which are mild enough for everyday use.
Exfoliation and hydration go hand-in-hand. “First, work from the inside out. Drink eight glasses of water at least per day,” Helga says. “In the winter, you can drink hot water with lemon and add a little ginger if you want; that helps warm you up.”
“When hydrating from the outside in, the biggest thing is the Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Treatment Lotion,” Helga says. “If pressed in, it helps you skin better whatever products you use, so use it before your Tulasāra Concentrates.”
Helga also recommends swapping out your daily cleansers for creamier formulas. “Even people with naturally oily skin may find it’s not as oily in winter,” she says. Her favourite Aveda cleansers are the Botanical Kinetics Purifying Crème Cleanser and All-Sensitive Cleanser.
You may want to upgrade your moisturizer come wintertime and opt for something richer than you’d use in the summer. Helga says to apply any moisturizers when your skin is still damp to really lock in the moisture.
Lastly, don’t neglect your SPF in winter. “This is very important!” Helga stresses. “The sun reflects off snow and water so you want to protect yourself even when it’s cold. Our Daily Light Guard is perfect.”
WE ACCEPT THE ST ALBANS GIFT CARD
The St Albans Gift Card is the perfect present for friends, family and colleagues. Buy it online or in-person at the St Albans Museum + Gallery. The lucky recipient doesn’t need to redeem the full value in one go and they can spread their spend by using it for a delicious meal, some great new clothes, a fabulous new haircut and much, much more.
Hair Models Required for Ladies Short Cuts and Balayage.
Call 01727 837077 for details.
Aveda Products Available In-Store
AVEDA NUTRIPLENISH OIL
IN-SALON HAIR TREATMENT - ONLY £15
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HIGH-QUALITY COLOUR & CONDITION
Jo Banks Salon & Spa are stockists of Olaplex’s revolutionary six-step hair care and hair treatment products.
Olaplex products include a patented active ingredient that works on a molecular level to seek out broken bonds in the hair that are caused by chemical, thermal, and mechanical damage.
Olaplex can be used to restore compromised hair or added to another service to provide the ultimate breakage insurance for your clients.
Semi-Permanent Make-up by Grace
Get a youthful-looking face without invasive cosmetic surgery.
People are so busy these days, that they can save a week every year just by investing in semi-permanent makeup services.
If you would like to book a consultation for your semi-permanent makeup in St Albans do get in touch with Jo Banks: 01727 837077.
Microblading - £195.00
Lip Blush - £225.00
Lip Liner - £195.00
Eyeliner Top - £175.00
Beauty Spot - £60.00
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