Beauty Blog

  • Prom 2018 Do's + Don'ts

    Prom is less than 9 weeks away and less for some! Here are some simple do's and don'ts for prom 2018. 

    Do purchase your dress in advance. Purchasing in the late winter months is a great idea because when May comes around, no one will have your dress! You also wont be running around like crazy finding the perfect dress. 

    DON'T try anything new the day before. If you are really into having amazing lash extentions get them done 2-3 weeks prior to your big day. This way you can see how they feel. Another tip get a spray tan more than 1 day in advanced especially if you have never had one done before. Plan accordingly and try anything new a few days/weeks in advanced 

    Do go glam! Do something you have never done before weather its a new hair style or a fun make up application. This is your time to live it up, so why not go out with a BANG. 

    DO go to your hair and makeup appointment prepared. Make sure to have a button up on + a clean face. Don't forget photos to show your stylist and make up artist just what your vision is! 

    DON'T over do it. You want to be glam but don't go full on. You will want to stick to one or two trends but keep the rest timeless. You won't regret looking back at your insta 10 years from now. 

    Do have a plan. Make sure you go off your checklist and plan accordingly. 

    DON'T forget to have a good time + take lots of pics!!!

    Cheers! Jessica 

  • Pantone color of the year 2018

    Ultra Violet Pantone Color of the Year 2018

    "A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade."

    The pantone color of the year will look amazing on litterally everyone! This beautiful color makes every skin tone glow and shine. Its the perfect shade of vibrant and soft. The blue based violet that takes our awearness and potential to a higher place. The color communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

    Check out a few of these fun new finds to add to your wordrobe, desk or vanity! 

    Nail Polish Sweater Sharpie Lamps Rain Boots Tassel Earrings Head Band Fragrance

    Enjoy some of the isnpiration I have been loving! Who knows maybe you will find the perfect pantone color of the year item to add to your life.


  • 2018 Spring Hair Trends

    Headbands have been seen everywhere on the runway this season! We haven't seen them in a while but they are a great way to dress up any hair style! Pink Pewter Headbands - these headbands are beautiful and never loose their stretch. If your feeling crafty, you could stop by a local craft store and pick up a roll of velvet ribbon! Velvet is all the rage this season!

    The sleek/ wet look has made its way back into the styling trends. To acheive this look you will need Aveda Confixor

    Relaxed curls / natural curls is the newest style for 2018. We thought 2017 had the most relaxed curls we have ever seen but we were wrong! Try using the Aveda Texture Tonic

    On the otherside of the spectrom some of the hair cuts we are seeing this year are very 'short' bobs, the revamped 'bowl' cut and natural lengths. I am sensing a 60's vibe making its come back!!! 

    Cheers to 2018!


  • Fresh Skin for a Fresh Year

    Welcome Beauty Blogger Readers & Cheers to 2018! 

    Today on the blog I wanted to share some tips and tricks to keeping your skin free of acne. I will be sharing some tips and tricks as well as why you may break out in certain areas over others! 

    Forehead - Do you use alot of dry shampoo? Wear a hat? These may be a couple of reasons why you get acne on your forehead. This is also an area where you 'wear' your stress. Try to avoid potato chips + candy. Your forehead is linked to your digestive system so what you eat wears on your face and when your stressed, that also shows!

    Nose - your nose is connected to your heart. When you notice blemishes, you may need to reduce your spicy food's intake. Also check your make up expiration dates. This area of your face has a lot of dilated pores and makes it more likely to have things 'sit' in your pores making you break out more. Good foods to help this area are good fats such as avacado, fish oil + flaxseed.

    Between Brows - Typically the first area to show if you have a food allergy such as lactose. 

    Cheeks - When was your phone last cleaned? When was the last time you washed your make-up brushes? Some may answer, "I can't remember" and others might say, " I have never washed them before." All in all, it is safe to say they could use a cleaning. 

    Chin + Jaw line - Hormonal imbalance aka PMS or the time of the month. The best way to decrease these blemishes is geting a good night of sleep. Drink lots of water. Eating leafy veggies and keeping your skin clean. 

    Below I have listed a couple of my favorite skin care regiments 

    Step 1. Wash your face

    Step 2. Dry brush your face and apply the Aveda Oleation Oil

    Step 3. Apply Calm, Bright or Firm Aveda Concentrate to your skin

    Step 4. Apply BK Soft Creme or BK Rich Creme to your skin

    Step 5. Apply Avedas Tinted mosturizer with your desired color

    Step 6. For extra dryness this winter apply the Aveda Beautifying Oil to skin at night 

    Aveda Skin Care Found Here

    Cheers to a New Year + New Skin! 

    - Jessica 

  • Lauryn's Christmas Sugar Cookie Truffles

    Christmas Sugar Cookie Truffles


    -12 Sugar Cookies (2-3 inches in diameter)
    -3 Tablespoons (room temp. Cream Cheese
    -2 Cups White Chocolate (for melting, or candy melts)

    -Sprinkles for decoration


    1. Place sugar cookies in a food processor and process until cookies turn
    into fine crumbs. Add cream cheese and process again until well-
    combined and mixture can be pressed into a ball, 1 to 2 minutes.
    2. Shape cookies into balls about 1-inch to 1 1/2-inches in diameter. Place
    on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for
    15 minutes or the refrigerator for 1 hour.
    3. In medium bowl, melt white chocolate according to instructions.
    4. Remove the cookie balls from refrigerator. Using a spoon or two forks, dip
    and roll chilled cookie balls, one at a time, in coating. Return to lined
    cookie sheet and immediately top with sprinkles. Repeat process for
    remaining cookie balls. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to
    a week.

  • Revive's Guide to Glamping

    What is glamping? Glamorous camping.

    Here are Revive's must needs while glamping. 

    Dry Shampoo– Aveda Dry Shampoo ($30) is the perfect fix for that second (or third) day hair. Use in the morning, or throughout the day. No one will even know that you spent last night sleeping on a half deflated air mattress in the woods.

    Dry ConditionerAveda Thermal Dry Conditioner  ($31) Yes, dry conditioner! This product is great for multiple day hair. Just spray into mid strands and ends and your hair will look fresh again!

    Skin Protection—Look flawless while protecting your skin from the sun with Aveda’s Inner Light Mineral Tinted Moisture ($30). With SPF 15 and a pocket sized container, it’s perfect for tossing in your backpack, or fanny pack, for that sunny afternoon hike. Don’t forget your Lip Saver ($8.50) to seal in moisture and protect against those sun rays! 

    Hair Protection- Sun Care Protective Hair Veil ($29) -  A lightweight, water-resistant UV defense mist that forms an invisible screen to help protect hair from sun exposure to minimize damage and dryness. 

    These are just a few of our favorite things while glamping! Stop in and pick up yours today! 

    - Christina

    Stylist at Revive

  • Shellac Mani vs. Regular Mani

    by Jessica Rank

    The number one question we receive about nails is what is the difference between a Shellac Manicure and a regular Manicure?

    Shellac manicures are longer lasting and a more durable choice. They are not as damaging to your nails compared to Acrylic manicures. Shellac is a mix between regular nail polish and a gel polish. The polish is cured under a LED light where it dries instantly! The Shellac polish even helps your nails grow because it creates a thicker base on your nails.

    Shellac benefits everyone; whether you are getting ready for a special event, vacation or just bi-weekly maintenance. Shellac polish keeps its sine and lasts atleast two weeks, sometimes longer! The only down fall is that it grows out with the nail. If not properly removed, you can potentially damage the nail bed by picking or peeling it off.

    Regular manicures last anywhere from a day to about three days without chipping. Unless you are very careful with your hands, have a maid or you only want the color to last you the weekend, regular manicures would not be beneficial for you. Compared to using the Shellac polish, where you can instantly walk out to your car and go as soon as your nails are finished, if you were to do this with regular polish, you could accidentally nick your nail on your door handle (even after sitting to dry for 10+ minutes) and your mani is instantly ruined. Whether your hands are constantly submerged in water, your busy taking care of your family or you spend a lot of time in the garden, whatever it is, you are more at risk to chip your nails with regular nail polish! 

    All in all, Shellac Manicures are the way to go! We offer a variety of colors to choose from and you can mix and match to create your own colors.


    Jessica at Revive Salon

  • Damaged Hair -- I care!

    Damaged hair - I care

    Jessica Rank

    Ever wonder what makes your hair damaged? Is it that heavy purse that is always on your right shoulder pulling your hair, causing it to break? Is it breaking because you go to bed with your hair wet, tie it into a messy bun? Is it because you don't wear a hat when your out in the sun/ swimming in a pool? Or is it everytime you remove a pony tail a clump of hair is tangled up in your hair tie?

    There are many reasons why our hair is damaged. 

    Luckily there are many lifestyle changes we can do to help prevent breakage. 

    Replace your pillow case with a silk or satin pillow case 

    Our hair tends to pull and drag more on regular pillow cases so invest in a satin pillow case for a lower cost or a higher end silk pillow case. Both work great! I listest a couple places to find them!

     Silk pillow case found here

    Satin pillow case found here 

    Now that pesky purse of ours that always sits on our right shoulder (or your left)

    I have made it a point to always lift my hair away from my strap now subconsciously remembering that I need to move my hair from underneath the strap so it isn't tugging and pulling my hair! Make it a habit.

    Nothing's worse than having to wash your hair let alone drying it. The problem with going to bed with wet hair is our hair has % more elasticity when it's wet vs. dry hair has % elasticity making it way for our hair to stretch pull and break as we are sleeping with wet hair. Try to was hair earlier in the night so it is dry before bed or if you must get a soft headband to keep pulled away at night vs using a binder this way you don't wake up with a rats nest in the morning and this way we won't pull out all that hair!

    This two in one soft head band is great for sleeping in and washing your face

    It's almost summer time here in Minnesota, which means more days in the sun and on the lake. We can visibly see what the sun does to our skin if we don't wear sunscreen. Now imagine what happens when we don't protect our hair! A couple tips for summer -

    That floppy hat you always wanted to rock found here

    These amazing hair ties to keep your hair from blowing in the wind

    Sun care hair care found at Revive Salon!

    Last but not least hot tools (curling iron, flat iron, blow dryer etc.)

    Turn down the tempeture and use a thermal heat spray like the New Aveda Shampure Thermal Conditioning spray or the Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair that adds  up to 425 degrees of protectant and protein to help strengthen your hair!

    Hope this helps 😊

    Xo Jessica at Revive Salon

  • Catwalk for Water 2017

    Catwalk for Water 2017

    Christina Luger

    What is Catwalk for Water? 

    Catwalk for Water is an annual green carpet event during which local Aveda salons come together to raise money for Earth Month by showcasing their inspirations, creativity and technical skills in hair, makeup and fashion. Using the earth as their muse, design teams create a comprehensive look that celebrates beauty, fashion and Aveda's mission to care for the world we live in. 

    This years event took place on Sunday, April 30th at the Minneapolis Aveda Institute. The event features a live DJ, games, delicious food from our very own massage therapist, Marisa's food truck, Up in Smoke Catering, (check them out HERE) silent and live auctions and of course the fashion show! 

    Here are some of the looks from the evening: 

    #3 was the winner! They won their way to New York Fashion Week! 

    We had so much fun attending this year! 

    Funds raised go to Aveda's local Earth Month partner, Audubon Minnesota, to support clean water conservation work in Minnesota! It is a unique partnership fueled by a common passion for clean water. Aveda and Audubon care deeply about the importance of clean water for the world we live in.

    Aveda’s passion stems from its belief that “there is no responsible alternative to doing business other than through the pursuit of environmental sustainability.” Audubon’s passion stems from its mission “to protect birds and their habitat for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biodiversity.” Clean water is fundamental to both organizations. Our partnership is devoted to ensuring that clean water is a right for all and that resources are directed at guaranteeing this right to all living creatures.

    More than most states, Minnesota and Iowa have water resources of national and international, significance. Yet there are troubling signs regarding these freshwater resources. In Minnesota, 40% of the state water tested is considered “impaired.” Rivers and streams carry high levels of sediments, phosphorous and nitrogen. These drain to the Gulf of Mexico where they contribute to creating a 5,000 square mile “dead zone” of oxygen-starved waters.

    The trends and threats to our life-giving waters are real and troubling. By engaging people, Audubon is working to address these threats using birds as symbols for explaining why clean water matters. Be a water warrior and get involved in clean water efforts in your community!

    How does Audubon protect clean water in Minnesota and Iowa?

    Audubon Minnesota’s approach to protect and enhance clean water employs three strategies: Conservation, Advocacy, and Outreach and Education. In each endeavor, working to engage people is a hallmark of Audubon’s approach.

    • Conservation: Our conservation work for clean water includes managing and restoring floodplain and bluffland habitats along the Mississippi River and working with landowners to develop conservation plans for their properties to improve habitat conditions and water quality.
    • Advocacy: Promoting activities that will improve water quality often go beyond individual practices and are driven by decisions made at the state legislature, within agencies, or in Congress. Audubon organizes grassroots citizen action to press for appropriate outcomes. Wetland protection and restoration is one such issue as wetlands are nature’s filter for polluted waters.
    • Education: Audubon’s clean water educational efforts are designed to move people from awareness to personal action. Our audiences include school children living near the Mississippi River, farmers growing crops near streams, landowners in bottomland forests, personal contacts with the general public attending conservation-related special events, and messaging to the public with outreach materials suggesting how anyone can make a difference.
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    We can't wait to see what's in store for next year! If you are interested in joining us next year, please let a team member know!

    Christina Luger