BLU Salon Aveda in Arcadia, CA
Experience art and style at BLU Salon AVEDA, the Pasadena and Arcadia salon & spa that set the bar for hip and fashionable styles for salons in San Gabriel Valley. Your experience will be highlighted by an award-winning, creative and artistic staff and most of all, personalized service.
BLU Salon Aveda was awarded honors in customer service and growth by Salon Today Magazine and voted one of the top 200 salons in the country. We also have been voted on of the top 5 hair color salons in Los Angeles, boasting hair color that is 94-98% naturally derived.
Experience the Art of Beauty in the best Pasadena area salon. From the moment one enters our salon, aromas awaken and revitalize the senses. BLU Salon is a proud member of the AVEDA network and carries and uses this environmentally conscious line exclusively.
We share Aveda’s mission to “care for the world we live in, from the products we use to the ways in which we give back to society. Partnering with Aveda, we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in the word of beauty, but around the world.”
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At blu, we reject entirely the idea that brunettes are mousy or that gentlemen prefer blondes, and we do not concede that going platinum made Monroe's career. Pearl Porterfield, the colorist behind Monroe's platinum curls (and Jean Harlow's before her), used old-fashioned peroxide to make the actress stand out on and off screen. But no need to go retro, our experts suggest a less harsh, more high-tech instead allowing the skilled technicians at blu to lighten your look with Aveda’s Full Spectrum Hair Color infused with essential oils, and 94-99% naturally derived to keep your locks shiny and essentially damage free. If your hair is dark, we know the tricks to gradually build toward a lighter color, and while Marilyn’s platinum blonde may not be perfect for you we will customize a color just for you so you can have your own signature look.
GET GLOWING SKIN
Monroe's face always seemed lit from within. Her secret…facial hair, for real. It was a thin layer of downy peach fuzz on her cheeks that caught the studio lights just so—and she refused to wax it off! No need to grow a beard though, you can mimic Monroe's luminosity with Aveda’s Inner Light Tinted Moisture increasing radiance 24%, giving a dewy finished that even Marilyn would be envious of. Finish your starlit look with Aveda’s Petal Essence Face Accents, infused with lavender adding the perfect luminous blush to your face.
Maintaining her gorgeous skin was essential to the star. She moisturized night and day, our experts at blu salon Aveda would advise Marilyn to maintain her radiant skin with Aveda’s Tourmaline Charged Exfoliating Cleanser, Hydrating Crème, and Radiance Fluid, infusing skin with vital nutrients powered by nature’s own mineral, tourmaline. Lips stay moisturized and protected with Aveda’s Lip Saver with an SPF of 15, infused with cinnamon, anise, and clove to keep breath fresh…just in case a scene calls for a kiss from your leading man.
Monroe accentuated her heavy lids with a distinct strip of eyeliner. To create cat eyes like hers use Aveda’s Petal Essence in Black Orchid. Our trick is using the angle brush from the Flax Brush Set to sweep the liner out, following the lift of the lower lash line, giving you the same effect of the liquid liners with more control and less mess. For the makeup pro, try using Aveda’s Mosscara in Black Forest as liquid liner, too. If you stray outside the lines a little, just dip a cotton swab in Aveda’s Pure Comfort Eye Makeup Remover to clean it up.
ENHANCE YOUR EYELASHES
In 1999, Christie's auctioned off a makeup bag Monroe once owned for $1 million dollars. In it were some of her makeup favorites, and a set of Glorene of Hollywood false eyelashes. To amp up your eye game like Monroe, try perfectly placed lash extensions by blu’s lash experts or for a night of drama Aveda’s Mosscara in Black Forest conditions, thickens, and is opthomoligist tested to keep your peepers clear and your lashes luscious.
RAISE THE BROW
Monroe made a point with her sassy arched brows. If you're nervous about changing the shape of your brows, see a pro groomer at blu. We will create the perfect arch to frame up the drama. Create even more drama by sweeping a natural brown from a Petal Essence Eye Trio over brows like the warm brown from the Gobi Sands collection.
TRY RED LIPS
Monroe was pretty in pink, but the lipstick we associate with her most is certainly a classic red. Choose one that flatters not just your skin tone but also your eye color. Orange-reds look great on women with hazel, light brown and green eyes, say Asanda’s makeup gurus. Try Aveda’s Nourishment Lipstick in Cana or true reds are for true blues, and berry shades flatter dark brown eyes like Cherrybud. 75% of women noticed fuller lips after 2 weeks with Nourishment, as it smooth appearance of fine lines by 26% increasing moisture by 26%. Our lipsticks keep breath fresh with refreshing organic spearmint and vanilla flavor.
CLAIM A SIGNATURE SCENT
When asked what she wore to bed, Monroe once quipped: "Five drops of Chanel No. 5." She even reportedly spiked her bathwater with the scent. The rose, jasmine, and ylang-ylang infused aroma is as sexy as Marilyn herself. Find your own signature scent naturally by allowing blu professionals to custom blend an Aveda Purefume Spray or spike your bath water with Aveda’s Singular Notes in rose, jasmine, lavender, or ylang-ylang.