Now that the 100 degree temperatures have arrived, it can feel like a necessity to get the hair off your neck before heading out to brave the Arizona elements. To avoid the dreaded “scrunchy” and same-old ponytail, try a whimsical braid!
A dreamy braid may seem beyond your skill level, but creating a braided look at home is actually pretty simple with the right set of tools and products!
Watch this how-to video on creating a dreamy braid, it is quick, easy and looks incredibly chic. A dreamy braid is a salon look that you can create at home with the right AVEDA products and techniques. This video features Allen Ruiz, an AVEDA expert and he will show you exactly how to get the look!
Click here to watch how-to create a dreamy braid!
Nothing makes a braid look better than great color and healthy locks, visit Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa Tempe or Mood Swings Salon Scottsdale to keep your hair looking great all summer!
Book your appointment online or call (480) 968-0268.
The models of the Third Thursday MAD Couture Challenge were let loose on the streets of Mill Avenue once again for the annual event Thursday, April 18th, 2013, rocking creative looks assembled from the likes of brochures, gift cards, plastic and candy from local businesses. Where better for a model to get ready for a fashionable strut down Mill than Tempe’s one-stop-shop for all things beauty, Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa!
Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa Tempe put in our 2-creative-cents for the event by giving the models a variety of hairstyles and makeup looks to match the designs.
Advanced I Stylist Alexandra created a side-swept-do on model and designer Taylor, pinning the curled hair to fall over her left shoulder and set in place with AVEDA Air Control Hairspray, for a controlled but light hold for flowing curls. The look was completed with a strong berry lip, by using AVEDA Nourishing-Mint Lip Liner and Smoothing Lip color.
Here is our talented Aesthetician Mia applying makeup to one of the Mad Couture Models. She created a Smokey Eye with the AVEDA Petal Essence Eye Color Trio, Black Tulip topped off with the AVEDA Mosscara Thickening Mascara in Black Forest, AVEDA’s darkest mascara color for a dramatic effect.
Want to see know the show turned out? Click here to view the full gallery of the MAD Couture Challenge!
Our talented team members don’t just make models look runway ready, get in on the action! Book your appointment at Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa Tempe or Mood Swings Salon Scottsdale, call (480) 968-0268!
Tempe Festival of the Arts is just around the corner and I for one cannot wait to join in the festivities. The streets of Mill Avenue will be transformed into a sea of white tents filled with everything from photography and ceramics to wearable art, not to mention live music and a great variety of food. Mood Swings is all about joining in the fun and welcoming festival-goers into our salon and spa for some pampering throughout Tempe Festival of the Arts weekend. As a special offer, you can save $5 on ANY service at Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa Tempe from April 5th – 7th.
In honor of the festival, Mood Swings is also exclusively offering an AVEDA Pure Privilege DOUBLE POINTS weekend! Not a member of AVEDA Pure Privilege? Join this weekend at Mood Swings and receive TRIPLE POINTS! AVEDA Pure Privilege members earn points for special gifts, spa treatments and more! With a $10 one-time joining fee, you are a member for life and receive:
- Double Points on enrollment fee and first purchases
- Points on all AVEDA products purchased
- Receive a birthday gift valued at $20
- Participate in double reward point offers
- Exclusive offers and special access
To learn more about AVEDA Pure Privilege, visit pureprivilege.com.
While down on Mill Avenue this weekend to take in some arts and culture, visit Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa, located at 510 S. Mill Avenue, located on Mill Avenue between 5th and 6th Street. Call to book your appointment now at (480) 968-0268.
After a trip to the salon, there is nothing more frustrating than losing great color after only a few weeks. It is truly shocking how much color can be washed out with a shampoo not made for color protection, which is why it is so important to use the right products. When making an investment in your hair like choosing to go with a bold red or rich brunette for your color, get the most for your money and use the AVEDA Color Conserve system.
Color Conserve triple protects with a botanical-based color conserve complex that keeps your color looking fantastic for up to 6 weeks. The system is made up of the Color Conserve Shampoo & Conditioner and Strengthening Treatment, topped off with the Daily Color Protect Treatment to keep “Va-Va-Voom” looking color. Much like any AVEDA product on the market, Color Conserve credits the Earth’s resources as the magic behind its wonders. Larch Tree is the key component to color protection and green tea anti-oxidants fight environmental stressors to the hair. With a 100% organic aroma, your hair will smell fresh and natural.
Along with using great products, it is important to be kind to your hair. Avoid hair taboos like over processing and heat damage. Skip a day between washes to keep the natural oils in your hair; the color will last longer and your hair will have an overall richer look. Keep your hair healthy, well conditioned and use the right product line for your hair type and will look like you just stepped out of the salon at all times!
Be sure to ask your stylist about AVEDA Color Conserve at your next visit to Mood Swings for a coloring treatment. Book an appointment at our Tempe or Scottsdale location now at (480) 968-0268 or book online.
It is that time of year again, time to wake up from winter hibernation, change out the eggplant and dark navy shades for bright pinks and reds, get the bronze color back into your skin, the highlights in your hair and even get back into that bikini. Get ready for a season full of fun in the sun, poolside parties and outdoor recreational activities. Spring Break is just around the corner and there is nothing wrong with a little pampering to get ready. The good news is that Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa has you covered.
In honor of the season of the bikini, Mood Swings is offering $10 off Body Bronze Spray Tan for the whole month of March and as a Spring Break Special, Body Bronze Spray Tan for $20 with any Brazilian or Bikini Wax until March 17th. The product is 97% organic and is a great alternative to the damaging effects of the sun. There is nothing more important than keeping healthy skin and with a great spray tan, you can lather up with sunscreen while outdoors and still look positively glowing.
Give your hair the perfect sun kissed look with a Balayage Highlight. This free hand painting technique gives natural looking highlights and is very low maintenance. The Balayage trend focuses on highlighting hair where Mother Nature herself would create highlights and keeping hair looking healthy. Balayage is here to stay and is the perfect way to transition from winter into spring.
With a new season on the horizon, there is no better time for some rejuvenation. There is a lot to be excited about at Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa, visit our Mill Avenue location for a great deal on Body Bronze Airbrush Tanning and Bikini Waxing to get beach body ready. Brighten up with highlights or one of our other revitalizing hair services from one of our talented stylists. You can also visit our new Scottsdale location in Hilton Village, located on the corner of Scottsdale Road and McDonald Drive for a great hair service.
To schedule an appointment at Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa or Mood Swings Salon Scottsdale, call (480) 968-0268 or book online.
To Tighten and Enhance Curls Try a Twist Set
1. Finger-comb be curly style prep generously through damp hair. Follow by applying be curly curl enhancer evenly throughout hair.
2. Twist hair in small sections around your finger, until the curl wraps around itself. Spray with new be curly curl enhancing hair spray to set.
3. Diffuse your hair dry by letting hair rest on the diffuser. Keep motion at a minimum to help reduce frizz.
4. Finger-style gently and finish by spraying be curly curl enhancing hair spray.
Always dream of perfect curls? AVEDA put together a family of styling products just for you!
How to loosen and control curls with Be Curly’s NEW Curl Controller:
1. Finger-comb Be Curly Style Prep through damp hair. Then, distribute new Be Curly Curly Controller evenly throughout hair.
2. Braid hair in small sections with a light touch to create a loose, flat braid for a longer, natural looking finished curl. Secure braids with elastic.
3. Blow-dry braids downward, moving from roots to ends. Allow braids to cool completely and unravel them, finger-styling as you go.
4. Finish your look–and hold your style–with new Be Curly Curl Enhancing Hair Spray.
**Bring in any old beauty product bottle and get 10% OFF your Be Curly purchase!
The beauty of simplicity.
True beauty is natural and comes from within. The AVEDA mission to use products with ingredients naturally derived from flower and plant essence, is what creates a unique and special kind of experience for each guest.
The professionals at Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa whole-heartedly believe in the AVEDA mission and strive to uncover each individual’s true beauty. Whether you want to change your look completely or simply maintain the look you’ve become comfortable with, we always want you to walk out the door feeling more beautiful and confident than you did walking in. The world we live in is full of propaganda and misleading information as to what beauty is and what it should mean to us. My recommendation, as Plato graciously stated, “Beauty of style, and harmony, and grace, and good rhythm depends on simplicity.”
Keep it simple, keep it natural, keep it BEAUTIFUL!
“Our mission at AVEDA is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society. At AVEDA, we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in the world of beauty, but around the world.”
“Our mission at Mood Swings Salon & Skin Spa is to provide each and every guest a unique salon & spa experience through our passion for technical competence, outstanding customer service, and commitment to community.”
Please share your idea of what the “beauty of simplicity” means to you and what, in your opinion, is true beauty?
Although we should be conscious of breast cancer and women’s health all year-round, in October we pay extra care and raise extra awareness to such an important and life-altering condition. Mood Swings and AVEDA are dedicated, as part of our mission, to uphold our commitment to the community. This month, Mood Swings is offering discounted services and we are donating a portion of that cost to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
“Our mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. Currently, 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF is directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs.”
-The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Mission Statement
How can you help? Enjoy an Award Winning service!
Pink Sparkle Shellac Manicure- $30 (Reg. $37)
Mood Swings Donates $5 to Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Glow Treatment- $30 (Reg. $35)
Mood Swings Donates $5 to Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Pink Hair Extension- $10
Mood Swings Donates $10 to Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Purchase AVEDA Hand Relief- $24
AVEDA Donates $4 to Breast Cancer Research Foundation
To learn more about The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and learn additional ways you can help support breast cancer research, visit: http://www.bcrfcure.org/!
This season, luxurious petal tones grounded by sophisticated neutrals cast features in a provocative new light. The look is yours to define, with color-saturated lips or richly contoured eyes. Aveda makeup goes beyong minerals, with plant-derived ingredients to help care for your skin, and is formulated without parabens, talc or carmine. Check out these tips from the collection’s creator, Janell Geason.
- RED DAHLIA
“Cat-shaped contouring elongates the eyes, while feminine colors and soft blending keep the look sophisticated.” -Janell Geason, Aveda Artistic Director, Makeup
- Eyes: Apply bittersweet petal essence single eye color to lid from lash to the crease. Contour lid from outer to inner corner in night iris eye color, and brush night iris along outer 2/3 of bottom lash line. Softly wing out the contour to create a cat shape, and diffuse the contour edges with bittersweet eye color. Smudge brown velvet rose eye color along outer 2/3 of upper and bottom lash lines for definition. Highlight inner corners with callalily eye color. Curl lashes, apply earth mosscara and fill in the brows.
- Face/Lips: Create luminous skin with inner light mineral tinted moisture spf 15. Highlight cheekbones with callalily eye color, contour with peach lights petal essence face accents. Accent apples of cheeks with plum touch face accents. Prep lips with nourish-mint renewing lip treatment smoothing lip color. Add a touch of shine at the center of the lips with star dahlia nourish-mint rehydrating lip glaze.
- See how Janell creates the look at aveda.com!