Smooth Infusion Smoothing Masque

Is your hair frizzy? Hard to tame? Too much volume? Doesn’t like to stay straight? Do you spend ages wrestling with a GHD and blow drier just to have it spring back to its original splendour?
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Aveda has the answer. Utilising plant power and organic shea butter, Smooth Infusion Smoothing Masque does exactly what it promises: Smoothes. This at-home masque is used once a week, and it will promote a 50% reduction in frizzy volume in only once use. This has been proven in clinical trials. The shea butter and cupaucu extract help to weigh down the hair, with a non-greasy coating, which helps to reduce the excess volume, and smooth the dreaded frizz.

It is the latest addition to Aveda’s “Smooth Infusion” family, which is a complete range targeted at those with hair that is prone to frizz. Team it with Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener for temporary (yet long lasting) smoothness, or Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight for an ongoing solution that will reduce the curl in your hair with continued use.

Smooth Infusion Smoothing Masque retails for $49, but for a limited time only, receive $10 off with the purchase of any other product from the Smooth Infusion Range. In salon now.

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“Rare Bloom” : Aveda’s Latest Make Up Collection

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We are so excited about the launch of Aveda’s “Rare Bloom” make up collection! Aveda have released this limited edition collection of fashion colours to compliment this season’s best trends.

Using plant power and natural minerals (not synthetic minerals made in a laboratory), Aveda has perfected the fusion between natural products and bright, on-trend colours. The strong lip trend isn’t going to go away in a hurry, and Aveda are on top of  that, with a bright “Magenta Berry” Nourish-Mint Smoothing Lip Colour (RRP $29.95), and an awesome lip liner to nail that crisp outline. For those a little shy, we have a much tamer “Sheer Peony” Mineral Lip Colour, which still delivers a fantastic colour. These are complimented by two bright shades of Rehydrating Lip Glaze (RRP $34.95), “Pink Hibiscus”, and “Fire Poppy”.

The collection also comprises of four brand new shades of Petal Essence Eye Colour. The shades are “Coriander”, “Plumeria”, “Indigo Sky”, and everyone’s favourite “Rose Gold”. These retail for $24.95 each. And to top it all off, a gorgeous Petal Essence Eye Definer, (RRP $29.95) in the most gorgeous shade of Turquoise that we have ever seen.

These are strictly Limited Edition, and are sure to go, so ask your stylist for your Complimentary Finishing Touch to try them out and have a play with these brave colours. We love what Aveda’s Global Artistic of Makeup, Janell Geason has done with her model below!

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Christmas has come to Cobaarz!

Happy Silly Season everyone! The madness has started! We have the perfect gift solutions for all Aveda-lovers!

By buying your loved ones (or yourself!) these gifts, you are also changing lives in Nepal! Our gift boxes and wrapping is hand made in Nepal, where once again, Aveda helps sustain communities that need our help. Aveda’s green boxes programme employ 5500 people in Nepal. Mothers can work and send their kids to school. Fathers who had to leave for extended periods to work can now find jobs in their own community.

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“A Gift of Little Relief”

Hand Relief with original aroma, 40ml, Hand Relief with Shampure Aroma 40ml, and Hand Relief with Rosemary Mint Aroma 40 ml. RRP $45.

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“Feeling Calm is a Gift”

Hand Relief with Shampure aroma 125mL (full size), and Hand Relief with original aroma 40ml. RRP $60.

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“A Gift of Twinkling Eyes”

Make Up compact with limited edition colours! 4 Petal Essence Eye Colours, and Petal Essence Face Accent. Includes tutorial card so you can get the best out of this gorgeous compact. RRP $30.

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“A Gift Of Baths of Beauty”

This gift set is a perfect way to get your hands on Aveda’s new range of body products! Beautifying Creme Cleansing Oil 125ml, Beautifying Body Moisturiser 125ml, Beautifying Composition 30ml. RRP $79.

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“A Gift of Peace”

Everyone’s favourite… Shampure Shampoo 250ml, Shampure Conditioner 250ml, Hand Relief with Shampure aroma 40ml. RRP $65.

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“A Gift of Renewal”

Calming Body Cleanser 250ml, Replenishing Body Moisturiser 125ml, Soothing Aqua Therapy 170g, Hand Relief with original aroma 40ml. RRP $84.

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“A Gift of Complete Calm”

Shampure Hand and Body Wash 200ml, Shampure Body Lotion 200ml, and Hand Relief with Shampure Aroma 40ml. RRP $68.

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“A Gift of Peace and Light”

Amazing Soy Wax Candle featuring the signature Shampure Aroma. Burn Time is 50+ hours! RRP $49.

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“A Gift of Stress Relief”

We all know somebody who could use this! Stress Fix Soaking Salts 170g, Stress Fix Body Lotion 200ml, and Stress Fix aroma Concentrate 7ml. RRP $125.

We have all of these in stock, but in limited numbers! Call 5622 2255 to reserve yours! X x

Don’t be a Dumb Blonde!

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Once a blonde, always a blonde.  Blondes, whether platinum, ash, gold, highlighted, or enhanced with pastel tones, subject their tresses to a lot. High maintenance as it is, it is something that we choose to live with, and love! Colour processes every four to six weeks can take it’s toll, and powerful bleaches and lightening agents drain hair of its shine, elasticity, and at times, it’s structure. It’s about time that we got smart with this.

Let’s talk about bleach. Yep, that nasty word that makes our hair, our scalp, and our lungs cringe. Basically, its not great. Traditional synthetic bleach, when mixed with hydrogen peroxide reacts with the melanin in our hair, and thus lightens it. However, the chemicals are notoriously harmful to the hair, and can actually break down the structure, causing snapping, stretchy hair, and generally will leave it in a weakened condition. They can also be damaging to the scalp, and cause reactions. The hair is also toned with a synthetic colour, which is not so nice on an already sensitised scalp. But we do it, because we love being blonde. And there is no alternative, right?

Wrong! Thankfully for us, Aveda has a colourist’s secret weapon called “Enlightener Powder Lightener”. It works by using natural chemistry without the hair-scare factor. The active synthetic ingredients found in traditional bleach have been replaced by ingredients that have been derived from plants and minerals. Conditioning agents have been added using Jojoba, Sunflower seeds, and castor oil, which help to look after the hair and scalp during processing. For on-scalp applications we add Aveda’s “Enlightener Creme Booster”, which helps it process quicker, and will also sooth the scalp with menthol, and blue chamomile.  Enlightener has a pleasant aroma, which is derived from plant ingredients, and includes peppermint and rose.

But does it work? YES! We can achieve super light, clean and soft blondes with Enlightener. And after toning with Aveda Full Spectrum Deposit Only or Permanent colour, it is shiny, smooth, and STILL feels like HAIR! An Aveda Botanical Therapy treatment later and you’re good to go. We also recommend Aveda’s Damage Remedy System and Blue Malva Colour Conditioner to care for you blonde at home.

Be it highlights, full head applications, or pre-lightening in preparation for this season’s pastel tones, Enlightener is a far more gentle alternative to traditional bleach. We can also use this in colour correction work, where it will replace a traditional “stripper” normally used to lighten off existing colour and tone in hair.

We don’t personally believe that there is a need for traditional bleach anymore. Better result + healthier hair = blonde’s best friend. If you have any questions regarding bleach, Aveda’s Enlightener, or blonding processes, contact us via www.cobaarzaveda.com.au. 

Photo credits- Aveda Global Artistic Team, “Romantic Grandeur” Collection, 2014.

New Team Member Needed @ Cobaarz!

We are looking for a qualified hairdresser to join our team!

Cobaarz Aveda Concept Salon is a boutique salon located in Warragul, Victoria. We pride ourselves in being the most educated, friendliest, and guest-focused salon we can be. With a brand new eco-fit out, Cobaarz creates a fusion of plant-based products and colours with fashionable and guest-tailored hairdressing. We are an Aveda Concept Salon, and only use the best quality natural products. We have committed to Aveda for this reason, and feel that it is a much healthier working environment than using traditional chemicals. We love what we do, and need another team player to share our passion, and help us grow.

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We provide weekly training sessions to further your skills, and send our team to many Aveda Education Courses.

As a Senior Stylist you will have a minimum qualification of a salon-based apprenticeship, and a thirst for furthering your skills. You should be confident and proficient in both cutting and styling, and colouring hair.

Our new part-time Senior Stylist will be rostered on from Wednesday/Thursday through to Saturday, with view to more hours as you build your guest base. No Sundays or Mondays!

If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to email nicole@cobaarzaveda.com.au

 

Applications close 1st July 2014.