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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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

Cobaarz 2.0 Complete!

The dust has settled (literally) and now we can reflect upon what a huge undertaking it was to renovate our salon, but we could not be happier with our results. A huge exercise in DIY and utilising sustainable building practices and recycled materials, this team effort was one that after months of planning, preparation, and finally 6 long days of execution, has finally paid off! We thought that we would share some photos and stories about our new home.

We started the planning phase months ago. With a goal to be more aligned to the Aveda Mission, it was important for us to make our refit as environmentally friendly as possible. We sourced the timber to build our new workstations and mirrors from Urban Salvage, an amazing supplier who sources and re-mills recycled timber. We loved that the people at Urban Salvage could even go as far to tell us where our timber was sourced from, it is great that every piece has a story. The benches were a fun challenge for our Director Nicole to make, and with the help of April the mirrors were put together too.

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So we have spoken about what’s attached to the walls, but what about the walls themselves? We started off by using Low VOC (volatile organic compound) paint to minimise the amount of chemicals used. A group of team members, family, friends and whoever else we could rope in did a fantastic job of the painting!

We then constructed the feature walls! Our feature walls are made out of 100% recycled, reclaimed and salvaged timber. From old weatherboards, reclaimed pallets, and some fence palings and old skirting thrown in there, we loved being able to create our walls and make use of other people’s trash in an artistic way. It was great fun making these, and so far we have had a fantastic response to our mix of textures, colours, and timbers. This is a photograph of our front feature wall, which shows off April’s gift to Nicole and the new salon perfectly. It’s a side table crafted from natural hemp and concrete. Perfect! (Thanks again April).

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We have had many comments from passers-by about our new window display…which is…. A dilapidated antique claw foot bath! An idea of April’s, this beautiful (and heavy!) old bath was sourced from a salvage/junkyard in Melbourne. It’s previous owner had removed it from an old mansion in Hampton in preparation for demolition. It had then been stored on a shed roof for ten years, oxidising away perfectly waiting for us. We have planted our bath with Rosemary, Lavender, and a selection of indoor plants to bring some greenery to Cobaarz.

We have also hung a large amount of terrariums in the windows, have them on the colour table, and one on each styling station. These terrariums contain succulents and cacti. Each Terrarium works as it’s own little ecosystem, and the moisture inside the bulbs constantly goes between the states of liquid and gas, both nourishing the plant inside and acting as a natural air purification system. 

Here’s a photo of our front window, with our bath display and some of our terrariums. 

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Before we finish off with some final photos and “makings of”, Nicole has a few words to share about everyone involved in making Cobaarz 2.0 happen.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped with this renovation. It was a huge project and it could not have been done on my own, and I am so grateful for everyone who contributed to this massive task. April, thanks for your input, fantastic ideas, and the massive amount of “doing”. You went well above and beyond what was expected, and you should be proud of yourself for your amazing efforts and “project management” skills. Anna and Taiya, thanks for making our new house a (very clean) home, organising it, and for making it all work when we reopened. Jenna, thanks for your energy and making so much stuff happen! To my parents, thanks for the crazy amount of support and driving the nail gun (because I wasn’t allowed to). To all of our other helpers, Rick, Renee and Rufus, Josie, Sandra, Joe, Courtney, Corey, Webbo, Ebony, a HUGE thank you x x”

 

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Clockwise from top: Our bath all settled in, Coffee bar area feature wall, launch pad station with raw and living ingredients of Aveda products, and my adorable concrete and hemp side table with terrariums and up cycled Aveda containers.

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Clockwise from top: Tradie #1 Nicole playing giant jigsaw puzzles to make the feature walls, Tradie #2 April gets stuck into the exterior painting, our builder Joe and “apprentice” (fiancé) Sandra working away, and finally the utter chaos that it was about 3 days before our relaunch!

 

 

Aveda’s “Walk For Water” 2014!

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Since 1999 Aveda has raised over $32M to help support organisations that directly affect environmental change. More than $26M of that amount has supported clean water projects at home and around the world. Last year Aveda’s Earth Month efforts raised a total of $5.5 million for Clean Water.

To support Earth Month this year, we have Aveda’s limited edition candles for sale in our salon, at the super low price of $12. Just $12 will keep a family of six have access to clean water for 6 months! 100% of the proceeds of these Indian-Inspired soy wax candles will go to Water Aid.

We are also participating in the Aveda “Walk For Water” on Sunday 13th April. We have set up a fundraising page to help get the donations coming, and we would love it if our guests Click here to donate!