If you’re anything like us, you’ve been ready for a change of scenery and a little bit of sunshine. While we might still have to deal with the cold weather for a little bit longer, we’ve got our sights on the sun—and if you’re going on a tropical getaway for a sweet taste of summer weather soon, our stylists are here to get you all packed up and ready to go. (And maybe pack us along, too?)
FIRST THINGS FIRST: PUT THESE IN YOUR LUGGAGE, STAT
It’s no secret that between flying, sun exposure and dehydration, your skin isn’t as relaxed as you are on vacation. Myanda (at our Brooklyn Heights location) loves packing the Aveda Tulasara Overnight Wedding Masque. It’s designed to repair skin cells while you sleep and give your skin some much-needed moisture for an all-day glow.
Plus, while you’re on vacation, we get it—you’d rather spend your time making memories than doing your hair. For a quick styling product that delivers, Mary (on the Upper West Side) always packs the Aveda Light Elements Defining Whip. It’s great to maintain flyaways, or even keep a quick bun in tip-top shape. (Bonus: it’s also great for men, too!)
SUN CARE IS THE BEST CARE
Recommended by all of our stylists, Aveda’s Sun Care line is always a win when you’re somewhere warm. To keep your hair protected from the damaging UV rays, spritz Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil (Mary’s favorite) before heading out. The lightweight, water-resistant UV defense mist protects hair from sun exposure, and minimizes damage and dryness. (Perfect for those classic beach pictures!)
Also in the line, and Myanda’s personal favorite, is the Sun Care Hair & Body Cleanser. The color-safe shampoo removes chlorine, salt, and protects against build-up, while moisturizing with tamanu and coconut oils.
OUR FAVORITE HAIR AND SKIN HACKS FOR LONG TRAVELS
Myanda loves putting Aveda Hydrating Treatment Lotion into a spray bottle (one that complies with TSA guidelines, of course) and turning it into a facial spray. Flying can be very drying for the skin, and simple hydrating additions can keep your skin in nearly perfect condition.
Stressed when traveling? Aveda Stress-Fix Composition Oil is only 1.7 ounces and is our go-to for when we’re up in the air (and maybe a cocktail for good measure, too). Its comforting scent of lavender and clary sage is clinically proven to relax and reduce stress.
For our hair, we like to stick to a French braid, pigtails or a simple side braid. Sometimes, a chic pony can be uncomfortable on our headrests—but with this hack, you’re getting the best of both worlds.
Ditch the razor on your holiday and keep things smooth all vacation long. Our esthetician Natalia (at our Morningside Heights location) can get you feeling glowy and smooth before boarding—whether it be a custom facial or waxing services, she’s got you covered.
For more packing tips or to pick up any last-minute travel sized products, visit us at any of our five locations in New York City and Brooklyn—but be careful, we might find a way inside your suitcase. Bon Voyage!