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5 Ways to Smooth and Nourish Your Hair this Summer

Sun, heat, humidity, rain: the summer months in North Carolina can be hard on your hair, but at Von Kekel Aveda, our skilled Aveda artists can help you make the most of your locks. The elements can ruin your perfect do, but don’t avoid them, work with them with these 5 summer hair care tips:

1) ​The First Shampoo, a smoothing treatment from $275

Reduce frizz and volume while smoothing your hair with this formaldehyde free smoothing system. Unlike other straightening systems, you can immediately shampoo your hair, pull your hair back in clips, and head for a swim at the pool or the beach. Schedule a complimentary consultation with our The First Shampoo certified stylists.

2) Sun Care Protective Hair Veil, $29

You have to have this in your pool and beach bag! A lightweight, water-resistant UV defense mist that forms an invisible screen to help protect hair from sun exposure to minimize damage and dryness. For all hair types.

3) Aveda Botanical Hair and Scalp Therapy, from $55

Using Aveda’s botanical treatments, your Aveda Artist will nourish your dry, damaged hair and give you the perfect blowdry.

4) Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser, $9 - $22

Another must have for your after-water hair and skin care! This color-safe formula with corn-derived chelator gently removes chlorine, salt and product residue. Tamanu oil and organic coconut oil help maintain moisture balance. With green tea, certified organic sunflower oil and vitamin E. For all hair types.

5) Smooth Infusion Nourishing Style Creme, $26

Smooth and nourish your hair, help seal in moisture and lock out frizz all day—even in intense humidity—with conditioning cupuaçu and shea butters. Leaves hair with natural movement. Performs perfectly when you blow-dry and when you air-dry.

Beach Ready Beauty

Spring and summer bring us out of doors where sun, water and the elements can dry out and take a toll on our well manicured hair and skin. Below are 6 ways to protect and enhance your beauty while fully enjoying nature.

1) Wear a hat to protect your hair color, your scalp and your face from sun damage.

2) And don't forget to protect your skin with sunscreen and clothing, preferably both when you can! Be on the look out for a NEW Aveda sun protection product, launching soon.

3) Use Aveda's Sun Care Protective Hair Veil to protect your hair color. Spray onto damp or dry hair. You'll enjoy the citrus scent, and your hair will not be weighed down or greasy. Reapply after swimming. Master Stylist Geneveive SWEARS by it- she used it on her Aveda red hair at the beach, and her color was just as vibrant at the end of her vacation.

4) Have you made the mistake of swimming with mascara on? You can forget your wand at home after you get an eyelash tint with our talented estheticians. The tint will last up to four weeks and we offer eyelash tints at both our Cary and Raleigh location.

5) Make an appointment for a hair gloss service between colors to add moisture and enhance shine.

6) To replenish the moisture on your delicate facial skin at home, pick up Aveda's Intensive Hydrating Masque.

Von Kekel Aveda Lifestyle Salon Spa offers exclusive Aveda services and products; stop by our Raleigh and Cary locations for even more advice from our talented artists!

Six Secret Uses for Aveda Products

If you’re anything like us, you have a bathroom full of Aveda beauty products. And why not? Aveda is an industry leader in connecting beauty, environment and well-being. But your Aveda products have more than one use. Von Kekel stylists share six secret ways to put your products to work!

1) Use Black Malva Shampoo on light BLONDE hair once a week to achieve an icy blonde. Does it sound crazy? Yes! Black Malva Shampoo adds cool tones to DARK shades of hair. But it works! The Black Malva Shampoo, like all of the color depositing Aveda shampoos, deposits less color compared to the Aveda color depositing conditioners, so a light blonde can use the Black Malva Shampoo once a week to get that icy blonde without turning blonde hair an unwanted shade green. Pair this with the Blue Malva Conditioner!

2) Rosemary Mint Shampoo can be used once a week as a clarifying shampoo. Why do you want to use a clarifying shampoo, even when you are a color client and want to pamper and protect those precious locks? Buildup occurs naturally and from styling products, so clarifying your hair gives you a clean canvas.

3) In the summertime, put your Botanical Kinetics Toner in the fridge and spray it on your face in the morning, and use it anytime to refresh your makeup or if you feel hot and dry – it’s like a tall glass of water for your skin!

4) Spray Brilliant Spray-On Shine on a foundation brush and gently sweep it all over your finished makeup to impart a youthful glow.

5) Refresh second day hair and absorb excess oil with Pure Abundance Style Prep by spraying onto your hair, then finish with a quick blow dry!

6) While burning any Aveda candle, gently dip a finger into the hot wax and use it as a moisturizer for your hands and cuticles. It really works!

An Aveda How-To Video: Diffuse & Enhance Your Curl Pattern

We love our clients with curls! Learn how to apply Aveda products from the Be Curly line and how to best use a diffuser to enhance your curl and avoid frizz by watching this Aveda how-to video. At Von Kekel, we know our guests expect the best wash, cut and style service, which is why we match our guests with curly to hair our stylists who LOVE to give you the best curly hair cuts in the Triangle. Great hair starts as the salon and continues with the right home-care for you!

Meet Dawn

Meet Dawn

Von Kekel Aveda Salon Spa is happy to introduce massage therapist Dawn Cuccaro, the newest addition to our spa staff in the Cary location. Dawn is an excellent and experienced massage therapist, having practiced for over fifteen years, and she has worked in the spa and beauty industry for over thirty-five years. Dawn is out and about in the salon, introducing our hair clients to the benefits of massage with her signature openness and attentiveness. Dawn thrives when she facilitates her clients’ wellness journey; she is inspired by the improvement she observes in her clients. When you set aside time to take care of your health with regular massage therapy, you will have less stress and tension throughout your body, you’ll increase mobility in your joints, and you’ll find relief from pain.

Like Aveda, Dawn is passionate about animal welfare and environmental responsibility. Her favorite Aveda products are the composition oils, which use botanical ingredients that moisturize and penetrate the skin without feeling greasy, as well as provide healing aromatherapy.

Come visit Dawn in our Cary location and start your wellness journey. Book any Aveda massage with Dawn in the month of January, including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, healing stone massage, expecting mother massage and more, and receive 20% off of your treatment with her. Be sure to mention this post when you book your appointment!

Give a Gift that Counts

Give and Receive with Von Kekel this Holiday

Von Kekel Aveda Salon Spa has teamed up with Haven House Services for a hygiene supplies drive until Saturday December 12th. Haven House Services work with at-risk women and children. Participating guests will receive a gift voucher for use in January or February on ANY of our services, which includes hair color, highlights, haircuts, manicures and pedicures, facials, massage and waxing. Let us provide you with a discount on our top-rated salon and spa services for your contribution to a good cause.

Haven House's most needed items are:

Women's deodorant
Hand sanitizer
Mouth wash
Shaving cream
Feminine hygiene products

Donations can be brought to our locations in Cary and North Hills. We appreciate your help!