Smooth Days Ahead: Fighting Frizz

While poverty and world peace are the top of everyone’s concern lists, frizzy hair comes in at #7 on the list of global hair concerns. If you’re fighting frizz day after day you’re not alone. Aveda has created a family of products to combat your hair woes. Haven carries the tools you need to keep your hair smooth and offers a service that will leave your hair smooth for two days.

This June, purchase any Smooth Infusion duo at Haven and receive a complimentary Blow Out service.

The Smooth Infusion products are complete with shampoo and conditioner. Check out why the style products are the solution to your daily hair struggle.

Smooth Infusion Style Prep:

  • Preps hair for ultimate smoothness
  • Makes smooth styling faster and easier
  • Defends against humidity for up to 12 hours

Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener

  • Protects hair during heat styling
  • Delivers lasting hold and shine
  • Defends against humidity for up to 12 hours

Choose the finishing product that compliments the Smooth Infusion line the best, Control Force Hairspray.

  • Locks out frizz with a 24 hour humidity defense
  • Provides all day brushable hold with memory
  • Has a net-zero impact on Earth’s climate

You don’t have to go at frizzy hair alone, use the Smooth Infusion style products and the Control Force hairspray to keep the humidity out and keep the smooth days ahead.


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?

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Could a Vitamin Deficiency be to Blame for Your Oily Skin or Acne?

If you suffer from oily skin and have tried everything to control it, you may be surprised to learn that your diet could be the culprit.  Oily skin can be caused by any number of factors; the most common causes are hormonal changes, such as adolescence, pregnancy or even taking the birth control pill.  Hot humid weather and stress are other probable causes, but did you know that a vitamin deficiency could be to blame?  Low levels of vitamin B2 and B5 can cause oily skin as well and a propensity for breakouts. (source:

There’s an old adage that says you are what you eat, and in today’s grab and go culture we’ve become accustomed to opting for processed foods instead of nutrient rich fresh choices.  If you want to up your levels of B2 and B5 consider adding the following foods to your diet:

Brewer’s yeast, almonds, wheat germ, wild rice, egg yolks, legumes, liver, fish, and poultry provide the highest levels of B2. (source:

To increase your B5 intake consider the following: liver, wheat or rice bran, sunflower seeds, whey powder, mushrooms, caviar, cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, fish and avocados.  (source:

For optimal health benefits and clearer skin, be sure to also drink 8 glasses of water a day, avoid sugar, deep-fried foods and choose fresh natural products over processed foods as often as possible.

Megan White, Skin Care Specialist at Haven Salon & Spa, advises oily skin sufferers to choose your skin care products wisely.  Be sure to use products that are effective for controlling oil, such as Dermalogica Dermal Clay cleanser and Oil Control Lotion.  While it may be tempting to wash your oily skin several times a day, use caution, over cleansing can actually stimulate your oil glands to produce more oil.

Instead cleanse morning and evening, and be sure to follow with an appropriate moisturizer as this will balance the pH levels of the skin which will help to calm oil production over time.

While oily skin can be frustrating and embarrassing, taking steps to control it can make a difference.  We are always here to help.  Feel free to come in for a completely complimentary, no obligation skin analysis to find out more about your individual skin concerns.

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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.

The Chignon Bun you Can Do Yourself

After attending Advanced Styling with Jon Reyman at the Aveda Institute of Milwaukee Haven stylist Lindsey Grawitch came back to share that she had learned two handfuls of awesome new techniques.

We are so excited that Lindsey was fortunate to be trained under Jon Reyman, Artistic Director to the Aveda Academy New York, because he is a hair rockstar. Having designed shows in New York, Miami, London, Seoul, and Toyko some of Reyman’s celebrity clients include Caroline Herra, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren and Perry Ellis. Reyman has also been featured in Vogue, GQ, Cosmopolitan, and Harper’s Bazaar. With a resume like this there is no denying how great the styles will be that Reyman teaches.After the class, Lindsey told us, “this class was inspiring and it was an honor to work with someone so knowledgeable and influential in the industry.”

We are thrilled that as prom and wedding season is arriving we have so many trendy, fashion forward styles to wow our guests with.

There are two myths about special occasion styles we disagree with: 1) they don’t have to be the usual curls that are pinned up, 2) they are not just for special occasions.

One of Lindsey’s favorite styles from the class is a chignon bun. Lindsey tells why this look is great, “the bun is versatile, working in all hair types, and it’s extremely simple to do.” It combines the classic elegance that a bride is looking for with the hot trends of 2012. Better yet, you can do it yourself!

Watch as Lindsey shows how easy this chignon bun is and then reveals how its perfect for a wedding, prom, a night out, or just a day at the beach.

Need to set up an appointment to have a professional style? Would you like to pick up products so you can re-create these looks at home? Stop in or give us a call (920)339-1111.

My Laser Journey

If you have acne or other skin problems, this is a must read article! The first in a series of testimonials from Kaela, the daughter of Lisa Schmoock who is the owner of Haven Salon and Spa. Kaela will share her experience receiving treatments from The Cosmetic Laser Center. If you find yourself lost and not knowing how to solve your skin challenges, you might find your answer here!

During my freshman year of college I began battling acne. After trying what feels like every skin cleanser or regimen known, I am happy to say that I think I have finally found a treatment that works!

Just over a month ago I began taking a colostrum supplement recommended by The Cosmetic Laser Center.This natural supplement in powder form is working wonders for me! I just scoop a tablespoon full into my magic bullet and make a quick smoothie as I walk out the door every morning. In the first week I noticed an improvement in my acne.

My acne reduction continues to improve daily as I take the colostrum supplement and use Dermalogica and Jane Iredale products.

Last week I had my first laser treatment with The Cosmetic Laser Center. I was surprised how painless and short the appointment was. After only 15 minutes the treatment was done and I was able to put my make up on immediately after the treatment. I expected the laser to be hot and painful. Instead, I was happy to feel the quick blasts of cold air which made the appointment go by fast.

I have scheduled my next appointment in three weeks and am eager to see even better results! I am so grateful to have met Aaron and Cherie at The Cosmetic Laser Center, the services they provide are effective and helpful.

Pricing for each service depends on the specific treatment and how much skin surface is covered. This acne treatment will range between $200-$300 per session.

If you would like to schedule a complimentary, obligation-free consultation with The Cosmetic Laser Center please call 1-866-344-8244. The Cosmetic Laser Center provides services at Haven every three weeks on Tuesday. They will be at Haven next on Tuesday, March 27.

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Stay tuned for more information about Kaela’s laser experience as her treatments continue and before and after photos to see the amazing results!

Budget a little “You” Time

Now that the holiday stress is over and your wallet has had a break it’s time to step away from your daily activity and schedule a little “you” time.

Let Haven be your sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation. Scheduling time for yourself will help to keep you rested and feeling like your best self to help take on whatever life throws in your path. Total body wellness means keeping yourself happy and healthy. Not taking enough time to reflect and enjoy can damper your overall wellness.

Whether you are a parent, a slave to your work, or a busy multi-tasker you deserve to have some down time to rest and take care of your body.

Becoming a spa member at Haven is a way that you can guarantee yourself at least one hour of “you” time each month. For only $67 you can choose from any of our 60 minute spa services including our Haven Signature massage, facial,and Haven Revitalizing pedicure.

Being a spa member has other perks too, upgrade to any 90 minute spa service for only $20. Also, pay only $67 for every additional 60 minute spa service you receive during the month.

Taking at least an hour a month for “you” time isn’t selfish, its what you deserve. Budget relaxation into your schedule, we know you’ll be glad you did.

Don’t give Dirty Hair a Bad Rep.

We have a bone to pick with whoever decided that dirty hair isn’t a good thing. Don’t get us wrong, hygiene is important and washing your hair when necessary is a must, but that doesn’t mean you need to overkill your scalp with shampoo.

A hair wash can last longer than just one day. In the hair world “2nd day hair” and even  “3rd day hair” is common. If you regularly get a professional shampoo and blow out your wash can last 2 extra days. If you are washing at home stick to  every other day for a wash.

Master stylist, Kimberlee Gast from Haven Salon and Spa shares her insider tips on dirty hair: “At first it might seem like your scalp is oily, but commit to a schedule and your body will begin to adjust. The natural oils from your scalp give your hair needed moisture and make it easier to style.”

Kim explains the other benefits of second day hair: “It’s a time saver, you can cut your morning routine down by not having to wash your hair in the shower or spend time blow drying it.”

Other added benefits include the break it gives your wallet. Wearing second day hair will help your color and your shampoo last longer.

Also, if you’re using the Aveda Invati products it is recommended by Aveda that you only wash every second or third day for best results.

Looking for second day hair styles? Going wash-free gives your hair extra volume, perfect for a pony with some lift. It is also a great time to wear a messy braid. If you want to style your hair down add a few curls to the ends — everyone will be fooled that you didn’t spend hours doing your hair.

And Kim’s personal favorite, hair accessories. Just because you’re recycling a wash doesn’t mean that you need to reuse the same hairstyle. Headbands are a fun way to spice up your outfit and are affordable. Kim gets hers from anywhere and everywhere, especially Claires, H & M, and Charlotte Russe.

Redefine the bad rep. that dirty hair has and embrace the variety that you can add to your style by not being a slave to daily hair washing.

Be our Guest, Get to know Britney

We know that you come to Haven to receive the highest quality service and products in both the salon and spa. Our stylists and technicians are all knowledgeable in the field and ensure that each service is top notch.

But before you even get to see your service provider you are first taken care of by a guest service representative. Each of our guest service representatives are highly qualified and work to make sure we satisfy your every need from the initial moment you call Haven to set an appointment and walk in the door, to the time you leave.

We are so happy to have Britney Lade on our Guest Services team and we hope that you are too! Britney came to Haven in April of 2011 and will soon be graduating from UW Green Bay with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and a minor in Human Development. Britney’s emphasis is on Child Welfare and she holds an internship with Outagamie County-Social Services. Her passion for helping people is evident with the way she helps each guest she encounters at Haven.

Not only has Britney taken Strategies Guest Services training, she has also taken Aveda product knowledge classes, which helps her to serve our guests at the highest level of quality. Britney loves working at Haven because of the instant gratification she sees from helping our guests. She believes a smile goes a long way.

Besides Haven, school, and her internship, Britney is planning her upcoming wedding to the love of her life Anthony, who she met in the 6th grade. Britney also has a Boston Terrier, Goliath who she loves to spend her time with.

This Starbucks loving Pisces is inspired and motivated to help make the world a more accepting place. For these reasons and more we love Britney, we are sure you will too!