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Introducing New Aveda Men 5-minute Natural Grey Blending Professional Service

Sunday, 05 February 2017 17:02

Men have different needs and expectations when it comes to getting their hair colored. They don’t want to spend a lot of time in the salon and many have reservations about getting a hair color service at all.

But global male salon guests are growing year after year. Some reports show that they are growing at more than twice the rates of women’s hair color services, as men want to look younger in a highly competitive marketplace.*

Aveda™ the Art and Science of Pure Flower and Plant Essences introduces new Aveda Men 5-Minute Natural Grey Blending, a professional service that quickly and discreetly blends away grey – delivering natural looking results that last up to 4 weeks from hair cut to hair cut.

Aveda Men 5-Minute Natural Grey Blending is a 95% naturally derived** formula and is infused with a plant oil blend including certified organic sunflower, castor, and jojoba to help keep hair looking healthy and is designed for colorists to blend away grey right at the shampoo bowl in a quick 5 minute processing time. Customized for every shade of grey, Aveda Men 5-Minute Natural Grey Blending includes 5 pre-blended shades, ranging from light natural to dark ash which provide male guests natural looking, low maintenance grey blending specific to the look that they are after.

A lot of guys aren’t totally comfortable with the amount of grey they have but don’t know anything about simple, low maintenance options to minimize their grey,” says Ian Michael Black, Aveda Global Artistic Director, Hair Color. “If your client has a moderate amount of grey throughout his hair but it’s really concentrated in a few spots, it might look more balanced if the amount of grey was evened out all around. Aveda Men 5-Minute Natural Grey Blending can do that in just a few minutes at the shampoo bowl.

* Professional Salon Industry Haircare Study - 2013
** From plants, non-petroleum minerals or water. Learn more at

Because men’s hair and scalp concerns differ from women’s, men need products and services specifically formulated for them. Aveda salons offer a holistic experience for men to get the right hair cut and color service for them, and to help them learn how to style their hair with customized product recommendations from an expert Aveda Artist.

Soon, Aveda will be opening new Aveda Men Shops, both within existing salons and as freestanding destinations. The new concept, designed exclusively for men, offers the best in guy’s grooming and maintenance, merging traditional barbering with a distinctively Aveda twist. They will have a special service menu, including treatments such as beard detail, and hair removal (for ears, brows and nose). And in typical Aveda fashion, a Stress-Relieving Neck and Shoulder Ritual accompanies traditional treatments, like a basic cut or trim. Boy’s cuts are also available. Services may vary from location to location.

And because men place such a high value on speed, Aveda Men Shops will operate much like a fast-paced barbershop where they can walk in and schedule an appointment through a self-serve kiosk, see how long the wait time is, and add themselves to a list for the next available barber, or for the barber of their choice. Appointments are scheduled in five, rather than fifteen-minute increments (since men’s grooming goes faster than women’s) and men can also monitor their place in line and receive a text when it’s appointment time. After the service, they can buy Aveda Men Pure-Formance™ products and check out from the comfort of the barber chair on an iPad.

Aveda Men 5-Minute Natural Grey Blending has a bold, spicy-herbal aroma with certified organic clove and lavender essential oils.

The 2.8 oz. tube caps found on Aveda Men 5-Minute Natural Grey Blending are made of 100% post-consumer recycled material and the cartons are made from 100% recycled fiber, including 77% post-consumer recycled, Forest Stewardship Council™ certified fiber.

The Aveda Men 5-Minute Natural Grey Blending professional service will be available in Aveda Salons and Spas beginning February 12, 2017.

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