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Dec 16 2016

The Best Holiday Gifts . . .To You, From You

Ahh, the holidays. We rush around, seeking the perfect gifts for our loved ones. We prep, shop, clean, travel, wrap, decorate, cook, and plan. In all of this hustle and bustle, it’s easy to forget one very important person . . . YOU! So, my dears, we’re here to remind you: Self-care is so important, especially during busy times. Taking time for yourself can be the difference between facing the holidays relaxed, confident and happy, and facing them as a stressed-out mess.

Here are some transformative services worth gifting yourself at any time of the year (but ESPECIALLY right now) . . .

New Hair Color


A photo posted by Sarah Reese (@styleme_sarah) on Oct 19, 2016 at 12:03pm PDT

Maybe you want something natural, enhancing what you’ve already got, or maybe you’re craving a total transformation that gives your relatives something to marvel about at your holiday dinner. Maybe you want to try a splashy, editorial fashion color . . . or two . . . or three! A new hair color is a great way to refresh and invigorate your entire look. And don’t worry about wrecking your tresses, my dear: we use Aveda color, which is essentially damage-free . . . so you can color with confidence. So go ahead, go for that fiery red or that cool platinum or that “mermaid under the sea” mix of blues and greens.

Because changing up your hair color can be an intimidating leap, we have introduced our Online Consultation tool, SnapSnip. Upload photos of your hair as it looks now . . . along with the hair you aspire to have. A NUOVO stylist will review your photos and give you recommendations on achieving your desired look. You’ll get specifics on how long your service would take, how much maintenance would be involved, and approximately how much it would cost . . . within 24 hours . . . before you even step foot in the salon! Not only does our Online Consultation answer all your questions in advance, but it saves you plenty of that precious element that none of us has enough of during the holiday season . . . TIME.

Customized Tulasara Facial


A photo posted by Aveda (@aveda) on Aug 19, 2016 at 4:55pm PDT

In Sanskrit, Tulasara means moving toward balance. Aveda’s professional-grade Tulasara facial does exactly that: it’s a customized treatment that helps bring your skin into balance, revealing its natural radiance and beauty. This service will address all kinds of skin issues . . . too oily or too dry, acne, premature aging, blotchiness, dark spots, sensitivity, or a combination of any or all of the above. It’s a spa facial that leaves you looking renewed and refreshed . . . and feeling fantastic.

You’ll start with a consultation with an esthetician who will determine the best combination of products to suit your skin’s unique needs. The service comes with aromatherapy to relax, invigorate and soothe during the process. As a bonus, your esthetician will develop a comprehensive treatment plan designed to prolong that fresh-faced look long after you leave. Because the treatment is customized just for you, it tends to foster a healthy luminosity that positively glows from within. Book one a week before a big event or photo shoot for best results.

A Killer Haircut


A photo posted by @leannatnuovosalongroup on Nov 10, 2016 at 5:24pm PST

One of the best investments you can make in your overall look and style is an expert haircut perfectly suited to your face shape, hair texture, and lifestyle. We’re talking about a personalized cut that flatters your features, that’s easy to style, that looks polished and put together day in and day out, and that you wear with confidence . . . like a crown!

A custom cut like this doesn’t begin and end in the chair: it starts with a one-on-one consultation so our stylists can know how much time you can put into styling your hair, how much knowledge and experience you have in styling it, and other factors that let them create an ideal shape for you. Afterward, your stylist will be happy to show you how to style your new cut, and what products will maintain that professional look between appointments. (And yes, you can use your Online Consultation to map out a killer new haircut, too.)

If you have fine or thinning hair and want volume, ask us about a Calligraphy Cut. This revolutionary cut is done with a patented tool that creates layers without harsh lines, exposing more of the hair’s surface area. This gives your overall style a weightless feel that promotes movement and bounce. (NUOVO stylists are the only ones in our region certified to perform this specialized cut!) For curly girls (and guys), having a curly-hair specialist who can tame your mop into an enviable tumble of glossy ringlets is quite possibly the most important relationship you can have . . . somewhere in between your significant other, your pet, and your BFF.

All three of these transformative services come with five-star extras that make a visit to NUOVO feel like a mini vacation. Aveda Rituals of Renewal like scalp massages, hand treatments, and a soothing cup of Comforting Tea are designed to make you feel relaxed, renewed and catered to. To make the most of your time with us, toss in a quickie add-on or two (like a nail polish change or a Damage Remedy hair treatment, both just $15). We want you looking AND feeling great, leaving the salon with that extra spring in your step that lasts all day and then some.

So go for it! Give yourself a gift that’s just for you . . .  that amazing feeling of self-confidence you get when you know you look good. You’ll love your service while it’s happening; you’ll love it after the fact . . . and your holiday selfies will be cuter than ever.

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