The Ultimate Salon Blog

Our Favorite Fall Hair Updates

We’re in the dog days of Onalaska summer now, but autumn has already come and gone in the world of fashion—designers showed their Fall/Winter 2017/18 collections back in March. From vibrant greens to bold buzz cuts, the big styles of the upcoming season are all about having fun and living on the edge (at least aesthetically). Want a sneak peek of more things to come? Read on for inspiration.

Our Favorite Cooling Aveda Ingredients

A no-fuss topknot. Breezy cotton sundresses. An inflatable backyard pool and a margarita. When it comes to beating the heat, everyone has a tactic of choice—and we here at The Ultimate Salon are no exception. Having endured many scorching Onalaska summers, we like to think we’ve elevated staying cool to an art form. We’ve also developed a major fixation on Aveda products that feature cooling herbs and ingredients. Think of them as your own personal, purse-sized AC units.

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

We all know one: the naturally excellent gift-giver blessed with an uncanny knack for tracking down utterly unique, personal items that somehow perfectly convey their appreciation for the recipient and their tastes. Well, those people are #blessed. Because let’s get real—most of us have at least a few 3-5 people every year who leave us absolutely stumped. So, in anticipation of this annual phenomenon, we’ve put together a gift guide in hopes of easing your shopping anxiety. And at the end of the day, just remember: the true gift is in the giving.

Your Cold Weather Skin Survival Guide

It’s probably not news to you that when the seasons change, your skincare routine should, too. But sometimes it’s hard to tell what aspects need to go and what should stay. Skin type, existing habits and personal preferences mean there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, but there are plenty of basic tips to take into consideration as we head into winter. Read on to get the scoop.

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Tulasara™: a Skincare Transformation

Aveda is transforming how we take care of your skin. We’ve just launched the Tulasa̅ra™ line, which we’re so excited to introduce. It’s all about high-performance meeting high touch, it’s wildly different—and it’s effective.

It's Time To Take Care of Mom (For A Change)

Mother’s Day is the day we’re finally able to prioritize the person who has always prioritized us. It’s the day we finally say thank you — even in some small way — for everything from the late-night feedings to the teenage angst to the check slipped under the table when you could barely pay your rent.

The Products You Need for Surviving Summer

Ultimate owner Connie Peter has a theory about hair products: They’re like the seasons. Eventually, the newness wears off. While snow at Christmas might be charming, you’re cursing the cold when you’re still freezing in March. And that hairspray you thought would cause you to forsake all others? Not working quite so well now that the weather’s warm and humid.

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