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TimeOut’s Best Barber Shops in the Bay

January 22, 2016
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Logo for TimeOut San Francisco

Guess who made TimeOut Magazine’s list of the best barber shops in the Bay?

Barbering at Cinta Aveda Institute

When you’re pressed for cash, head to the Cinta Aveda Institute. The city’s leading beauty school also has an entire program devoted to learning the art of barbering, where you can snag a $10 haircut including a stress-relieving head, neck and shoulder massage. Or a $5 express facial designed to cleanse and nourish the skin and reduce irritation caused by shaving. The school is state of the art with a clean—to the point of being almost clinical—vibe. It’s always bustling with people, and yet it’s easy to relax into your treatment. Note that sometimes services take longer than normal; your barber is most likely a student still learning how to perform the task.

Treat Yourself to Cinta Aveda Cut-A-Thon 2015

March 11, 2015
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Protect what you love.Help us reach our $19,300 Earth Month Goal

April is almost around the corner, and with that comes the celebration of Earth Month. Cinta Aveda Institute is participating in its annual global Cut-A-Thon & Beyond event.

This two-day long event allows Cinta Aveda to do what it does best for the environment—give fabulous haircuts, hairstyles, and other salon and spa services using natural-based Aveda products. Every appointment helps our school raise money to protect water locally. Yep, that means your city, San Francisco. All the proceeds from Cinta Aveda spa and salon services during this event on April 13th-14th will be donated to our clean water partner, the Clean Water Fund.

How does the Clean Water Fund assist with keeping our local waterways clean and sustainable for future generations? Organizing grassroots efforts to stop the pollution of our waterways, promoting at a local and national level the importance of water conservation, protecting families from toxic chemicals, reducing plastic pollution that also kills wildlife, and ensuring that safe affordable drinking water is available for all Californians are just some of the ways that the Clean Water Fund protects the environment. The Clean Water Fund also works to protect our air and water from pollution due to oil and gas drilling.

So before you book an appointment at your usual salon, consider treating yourself to Cinta Aveda’s top-notch services and protect what you love: water. Book an appointment today—call our guest services at: (415) 989-4400.

Cinta Aveda Institute’s mission is to preserve our environment! Help us spread the word and make a real impact by sharing this post. You can follow our Cut-A-Thon board on Pinterest, follow us on Twitter @cintaaveda and Instagram, to stay updated on our upcoming Earth Month events. #CutAThon15

  • 2013 Cinta Aveda Cut-a-Thon Event

The Trashion Fashion Show

March 2, 2015
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Cinta Aveda Institute is a strong supporter of the environment. Every year, around the time of Earth Day, the school is brimming with activity. Students work for donations for clean water initiatives and other environmentally-friendly causes.

One of the highlights of this season is the Trashion Show. It’s a simple premise—a fashion show where every garment is a student creation made from recycled materials. All decorations are hand-made, all make-up is environmentally conscious, and the overall style is meant to promote a healthy and balanced world. While this vision is simple, the student work and dedication is anything but. Here is a gallery of the Cinta Aveda Institute 2013 Season Trashion Show with all of the fun and creativity in plain view. We hope you spread the word about this event, buy tickets, participate, and have an extraordinary time, all to raise awareness of Earth Day.

Come one, come all! Bring friends and family! Support our school and our students’ spirit!

  • Aveda Trashion Fashion Show

Congratulate the Beacon Award Winners!

June 16, 2014
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2014 Beacon Banner with Event Dates

Cinta Aveda Institute has some of the best beauty students in the industry. We are proud of each and every one of them. Sometimes, though, we have to boast about how great our students are. For the second year in the row, ever since Cinta Aveda Institute started participating in the Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) prestigious Beacon competition, our students have taken top honors and honorable mentions. Beacon is part of the PBA Beauty Week, North America’s largest, most inclusive beauty event hosted by Cosmoprof North America.

Beacon provides the nation’s most promising cosmetology students with education and opportunities to network with the industry’s highest profile salon owners and stylists during PBA Beauty Week, July 12-14, 2014 in Las Vegas. Beacon students attend specialized classes with the biggest names in the industry, get up close and personal with NAHA finalists and get a firm understanding of the business of beauty.

  • 2014 Beacon Winners from Cinta Aveda Institute

    1. Sunny Chea

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    2. Alicia ‘AiLi’ Garcia

      Portrait of Alicia ‘AiLi’ Garcia

  • 2014 Beacon Honorable Mentions from Cinta Aveda Institute

    1. Katherine Buchignani

      Portrait of Katherine Buchignani

    2. Saajida Lane

      Portrait of Saajida Lane

    3. Andromeda Quan

      Portrait of Andromeda Quan

This recognition is important not only for the winners but for the whole school. We are celebrating with you — Sunny, AiLi, Katherine, Saajida, and Andromeda — we are all incredible proud of you, of your accomplishments and talent, and of how well you’ve represented Cinta Aveda Institute to the world.

PBA Beauty week logo Beacon winners receive free tuition, and honorable mention attendees pay a small fee, to attend PBA Beauty Week in Las Vegas, which includes a full line up of education tailored specifically to them. Students are also able to tour the Cosmoprof North America trade show floor to meet beauty business leaders and attend PBA’s annual Business Forum where they can learn the role global distributors and manufacturers play in the industry. As part of this year’s Beauty Week, PBA is encouraging Beacon winners to post the “I’m Going to Beacon 2014!” graphic on their social media pages as a way for their followers to support them on their journey to Beauty Week.

Today our students win the Beacon awards, tomorrow they will be professionals accepting the North American Hair Association awards! Here’s an image from a winner from last year’s NAHA award.

NAHA Award Winner for 2013