How To Create Endless Styles with Aveda Control Force Hairspray

Aveda Control Force Hairspray is one of my absolute favorite products because it brush-able and yet delivers all day hold and I mean all-day.  Check out this 3 minute video from Aveda as Antoinette Beenders creates 7 different styles, all with only a can of Control Force.  There is no shampooing between takes, only brushing.  Great ideas you can try at home!

After you watch the video, leave a comment below and tell us what you think – or join the convo on Facebook.  What was your favorite of the 7 styles?

How to Deal with Thinning Hair: An All Natural Solution that Delivers Results.

Many people often think of thinning hair as an issue for men; however studies show that the problem is almost equally as prevalent in women.  2 out of 5 women report being concerned with thinning hair.

Before we talk about the treatments, let’s take a brief look at the causes.  Hormones and genetics are believed to be the two most common causes of thinning hair and hair loss, although hair loss can also be caused by certain medical conditions such as a thyroid disorder, lupus, chemotherapy and even chronic stress.  It’s always wise to consult your doctor if you suspect that an underlying medial issue may be the cause.

Aveda recently launched Invati, 97% naturally derived and proven to reduce hair loss by 33%.  Invati is powered by a unique blend of herbs, known for their effectiveness in Ayurevda, a 5000 year old healing tradition from India.  Tumeric and ginseng help energize and rehabilitate the scalp around the follicles, creating the optimum environment for healthy hair.

Here’s how it works:

Invati Exfoliating Shampoo cleanses and exfoliates the scalp, creating the optimum environment for hair growth by removing the buildup of sebum that can clog pores. ($24)

Invati Thickening Conditioner is clinically proven to restore strength, improve hair elasticity, and reduce breakage.  It is also clinically proven to thicken the hair with a blend of guar, palm and rapeseed derived ingredients.  ($24)

Invati Scalp Revitalizer contains Densiplex™ with ginseng and turmeric to energize and rehabilitate the scalp.  It creates the optimum environment for healthy hair, clinically proven to accelerate microcirculation with therapeutic massage.  ($60)

We’ve received rave reviews from our customers since launching this product and we’d love to have you to try it for yourself.   We invite you to schedule a complimentary in-salon Botanical Scalp Therapy Treatment ($50 value) with the purchase of your new Invati system.  This treatment features a deep therapeutic massage with essential oils designed to bring the healthiest balance to your scalp.

As always, we’d love to hear from you.  Leave your questions and comments below or hop on over to our facebook page and join the conversation there.

12 Common Symptoms of Chronic Stress

Life in the fast lane is a way of life for most Americans these days.  Whether you are working your way through a college degree, or juggling the demands of a full time job, managing a home, children and financial burdens, we are all susceptible to stress.  It’s no longer a middle-life stage ailment, but a common theme in every life stage.

Did you know that all this stress could be affecting your health in ways you may have never even thought of? Experts estimate that up to 90% of disease is stress related.  (source: massage, which becomes dangerous causing health concerns such as increased blood pressure, suppressed immune system, increased risk of heart attack and stroke, infertility, and it can accelerate the aging process. Long-term stress can even rewire the brain, leaving you more vulnerable to anxiety and depression.

Studies show that 43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress and that 75 to 90% of doctor visits are for stress related ailments and complaints (source:

Here are a few possible symptoms of stress overload:

  • Memory problems
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Moodiness/short temper
  • Inability to relax
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Using alcohol or drugs to relax
  • Aches and pains
  • Frequent colds
  • Constant worrying/anxious thoughts
  • Digestive problems
  • Nail biting/jaw clenching


Long term exposure to stress is serious and left unchecked, it can affect almost every major system in your body.  If you feel that stress may be taking a toll in your own life, consider making some changes or finding ways to incorporate moments of wellness to help take care of you!

One of the most effective ways to de-stress is to have a massage. Massage therapy is no longer considered a luxury or pampering treatment, it is recognized by the medical community as a resource for combating stress and its related symptoms.

While nothing can help you reduce stress and tension altogether, massage will help you manage the level to which it affects you by providing pain relief, enhanced sleep quality, decreased anxiety levels and increased concentration.

Mayo Clinic reports that studies have even shown massage to be helpful for pain, stiffness, blood pressure control, infant growth, sports-related injuries, and can also help boost your immune system.

Have you experienced great results from massage therapy in the past?  Leave a comment below and tell us how it helped you or visit us on the web for more information by clicking here.

All in the Family

Do you have a favorite Aveda product? Whether this product gives you shine, curl, volume,  or heat and sun protection it works to provide your desired style.

You can maximize the way your favorite product amps up your hair by using the entire family instead of just an individual product.

Most Aveda products are created in families, or lines of product, that work best when they are used together.

These products have been designed to give you perfect hair after product collaboration. Here are a few of our favorite Aveda families:

For smooth, shiny hair try the Smooth Infusion Family.

  • Cleanse/Condition: Smooth infusion shampoo and conditioner
  • Foundation: Smooth infusion style-prep smoother
  • Structure: Smooth infusion glossing straightener

For curly, frizz-free hair try the Be Curly Family.

  • Cleanse/Condition: Be curly shampoo and conditioner
  • Foundation: Be curly style prep
  • Structure: Be curly curl enhancer

For hair with body and volume try the Pure Abundance Family.

  • Cleanse/Condition: Pure abundance volumizing shampoo and conditioner
  • Foundation: Pure Abundance style prep (new!)
  • Texture: Pure abundance hair potion

To protect and preserve your hair color try the Color Conserve Family.

  • Cleanse/Condition: Color conserve shampoo and conditioner
  • Weekly treatment: Color conserve strengthening treatment
  • Foundation: Color conserve daily color protect

To restore moisture and repair damaged hair try the Damage Remedy Family.

  • Cleanse/Condition: Damage remedy restructuring shampoo and conditioner
  • Weekly treatment: Damage remedy intensive restructuring treatment
  • Foundation: Damage remedy daily hair repair

Ask your Haven stylist to recommend the Aveda family that will work best for your hair or stop in and pick up the rest of the pieces you need to make a happy family!

Haven Joins Wear Yellow Day

Today is “Wear Yellow Day” in Wisconsin supporting Sting Cancer’s mission to raise awareness and funds to help end cancer and provide support for cancer patients.

Sting Cancer is a group created at Preble High School eight years ago. Since their founding, Sting Cancer has had more than 2,500 students involved and helped more than 500 cancer patients.

Today at Haven purchase any product with SPF and receive 15% off. Also, Haven will donate $1 to Sting Cancer for every SPF purchase made.

Join the fight against cancer by protecting yourself from the sun and donating towards a life-changing cause.

Don’t Skimp on your Scalp

We always talk about how important it is to keep your hair healthy and strong–because it is! But, its equally important to treat your scalp right too.

Show your scalp a little love with these products recommended by Haven stylists.

Scalp Benefits shampoo and conditioner from Aveda. This duo helps give you your healthiest hair by creating a balanced foundation. It’s ability to cleanse, nourish, and balance the scalp makes this shampoo/conditioner combo perfect for any hair type. 

Scalp Remedy from Aveda works to treat the irritated scalp and eliminate flaking. The active ingredient in this product is salicylic acid and works to treat dandruff once it is on the scalp. For best results pair with Scalp Benefits shampoo and conditioner.

Tonic shampoo from Bumble and bumblecontains the perfect combination of tea tree oil, peppermint, rosemary, and lemongrass to stimulate and cleanse the scalp creating more body and shine. This product activates and then soothes the scalp.

Pick up any of these scalp-smart products at Haven today! Your healthy head of hair will thank you.

Laser at Haven

Are you looking for a laser treatment but enjoy the relaxing comfort of the spa atmosphere? The Cosmetic Laser Center offers you that perfect combination by preforming treatments at Haven Salon and Spa and providing guests the expert laser treatments.

Aaron and Cherie Gabrieles own the Cosmetic Laser Center of WI and have been in the business for over ten years. They travel to eight locations throughout the state and we are so happy that Haven is one of them!

At The Cosmetic Laser Center our goal is to provide corrective clinical skin care for the most difficult skin conditions, as well as provide preventative clinical skin care to prolong the health and beauty of your skin. Whatever your needs are, our desire is to provide you with state-of-the-art, goal-oriented, result-producing skin care throughout your lifetime.

Creating beautiful skin does not happen overnight. Looking for quick fixes will often leave you dissatisfied and disappointed. Creating beautiful skin will take time and commitment.

We utilize a philosophy that recognizes that your skin is a reflection of many different factors: genetic predisposition, diet, exercise, external factors such as sun exposure and skin care products. We will work with you to identify factors that are detrimental to the health and aging process of your skin. We will create a plan and set a goal that will, with perseverance, help you achieve the most beautiful skin you can. We will monitor your progress through photographs and charting and adjust your skin care according to your progress.

At The Cosmetic Laser Center, your treatments will be performed by owners not employees. We do not utilize high pressure sales but rather give you all the information you need to make a fully informed decision about your skin care treatments.

The Cosmetic Laser Center uses advance treatments to help a variety of skin conditions. To learn more information about treatment of hair removal, teeth whitening, cellulite, sun damage, skin tightening, lines/wrinkles, acne scars, acne, hyperpigmentation, and facial veins visit their website.

To schedule a complimentary, obligation-free consultation with The Cosmetic Laser Center call 1-866-344-8244.

Celebrating Mother’s Day

With less than two weeks until Mother’s Day we want to share some of the great things we have to offer as a way to remind your mom how special she is.

Gift certificates are always available by stopping at Haven, via phone (920) 339-1111 or ordering online. Right now you can choose a gift certificate online that is Mother’s Day themed.

To purchase a gift certificate online click here.

Gift certificates are available in any denomination and can be used towards any service or product at Haven. Giving a gift from Haven is perfect because your mom will know how much you care and also be able to choose exactly what makes her happy.

Whether its a spa service, nail service, or hair service your mother will be pampered like a queen. Why not come together and enjoy the day with mom?

Let us suggest a few of our favorite Mother’s Day packages:

Our Express Package includes an express manicure, express pedicure, 15 min. chair massage, and make up application ($125).

The Pure Luxury Half Day includes a 60 min. Haven Signature Massage, 45 min. Haven Signature Facial, Haven Signature Manicure, steam shower, blow dry and style, make up application, and a spa lunch ($235).

They All Day Rejuvenation includes a 60 min. Haven Signature Massage, 60 minute Haven Signature Facial, Revitalizing Spa Manicure, Revitalizing Spa Pedicure, steam shower, blow dry and style, make up application, and a spa lunch ($345).

Visit our website for more Mother’s Day ideas.

Gel Manicure Rumors–True or False?

If you’ve been following the recent debate over gel manicures or if you saw the Good Morning America segment from April 12 on Safer Mani-Pedis you might be concerned about the health risks involved with getting a gel manicure.

Safety is one of our highest priorities at Haven. We are committed not only to staying up to date on hot trends, but also on safety measures for all of our employees and guests.

We are proud to offer the OPI gel color as our product of choice for our extended wear manicure and pedicure services.

Much of the concern with gel manicures is the light that is used. While UV lights have been reported to be harmful to health, at Haven we use an LED light which cures the OPI gel color in 30 seconds compared to the 2 minute cure time of a UV light. LED lights are the same light source that is used in remote controls.

Two chemicals that have raised safety concerns are formaldehyde and methyl methacrylate, neither product is found in any of OPI’s nail colors.

We  guarantee that each service you receive at Haven comes not only with the highest level of customer service but also with  confidence that the products are non-harmful.

Some of the myths concerning gel manicures may be true, but we have carefully selected the products that we carry so that we can stand behind each service that we offer.

Are you ready to get a manicure that will last for two weeks? Breathe easy knowing that when you get it at Haven your nails, skin, and lungs will be protected. Speak with one of our guest service representatives to reserve you spot for an extended wear manicure. (920)339-1111

The Many Uses of Moroccanoil

If you asked us our favorite product it would be hard to choose; however, we couldn’t deny that we LOVE the Moroccanoil Treatment.

Why do we love the Moroccanoil Treatment so much?

  • All hair types can use it (yes, even those with fine and light-colored hair!)
  • It’s versatile, use it on damp or dry hair
  • It adds shine while also promoting healthy hair
  • It’s residue-free so it can be used as a conditioning, styling, and finishing tool.

Moroccanoil says it best:

Moroccanoil Treatment transforms hair so completely because it’s a formula that brings back lost proteins for strength; fatty acids, omega-3 oils and vitamins for shine; and antioxidants for protection. It absorbs instantly to fill gaps in hair made by heat, styling and environmental damage. Hair goes from brittle and broken to strong adn flexible. From rough and frizzy to brilliantly shiny, smooth and manageable–the perfect starting point for effortless styling.

To use this product apply a dime size amount to towel dried hair working from mid-length to ends. After the hair is dry the Moroccanoil Treatment can be used to tame fly-aways and further condition dry ends.

Insider tip: Use Moroccanoil on just-shaved legs to restore moisture and make them shine!

We love Moroccanoil and we’re sure that you will too! Pick up your bottle of Moroccanoil treatment from Haven and ask your stylist to use the product on your hair during your next visit.