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Written by Linda Palacios   
Wednesday, 17 March 2010 11:57

Unexplored Territory
A place that offers quality salon and spa services for unheard-of prices might seem like a faraway land, but no need to have a treasure map for this gem. It's right here in Cincinnati.

You've probably heard the name, but have you actually experienced Aveda Frederic's Institute in Hyde Park? If you haven't, compare yourself to Charles Darwin who hadn't yet discovered the Galapagos Islands. OK, so it might not be THAT extreme, but you really are missing out.


Aveda provides high-quality education to aspiring cosmetologists, and in the fall, the institute will re-launch its esthetics program. While the students learn the facts of cosmetology, they still need that hands-on experience and customer interaction to progress in their education. And that's where you come in.


As you come in for a service at Aveda, you help a student's education, but you also enjoy an unbeatable price. Now, you might be thinking that you'd rather not place yourself in the hands of a student, but no worries there! "Every student is supervised by a qualified, licensed educator every step of the way," Aveda spa educator Brianne Taubert says. So both you and your pocketbook can rest easy at Aveda. 032210GCI_INSTORY.gif


Beyond that, Aveda takes customer service to heart with in-depth consultations and individualized attention. "Not only do our guests receive phenomenal services at value prices, but each service is designed to be a personalized experience," Taubert says.


Included in that personalized experience are customized home-care recommendations and complimentary "sensory experiences." If you receive a hair service, Aveda throws in a hand and arm massage; a stress-relieving neck, shoulder and scalp massage; a mini-facial; and a makeup finishing touch. If you receive a spa service, you also will receive an aroma sensory journey and a Blue Oil ritual.


The Blue Oil is a best-kept secret in itself. This blend of peppermint and blue chamomile "dissolves tension and increases energy levels," Taubert says. So this product virtually rolls on relaxation with its rollerball applicator that provides targeted cooling acupressure therapy.


All in all, Aveda's quality services, fantastic prices and outstanding customer service have kept their customers coming back for more than 10 years, and if you start now, in a little more than 10 years, you can be one of those customers.


For more information or to schedule your pampering experience, head to or call (513) 533-0700. And you can send your thanks after you get back from heaven!



Photographer: Neysa Ruhl Photography
Model: Nikol Corradi
Location: The McAlpin

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