Staff Picks!



Danielle, one of our South Barrington hair stylists, loves to use Aveda’s Air Control on her hair at home as well as on her guests here at Spa Bleu. “It has the perfect amount of hold, you can achieve plenty of volume without the feel or smell of hairspray. “Aveda’s Air Control is packed with the unique aroma of nutmeg, clove bud, bergamot and other pure flower and plant essences. It has a breakthrough pine resin technology for hold and it eliminates static. This hairspray is versatile and can be layered to build the desirable level of hold. Air control was Aveda’s first aerosol products. Aveda funds renewable wind energy to offset the CO2 associated with the use of aerosol hairsprays so this products has a net-zero impact on the environment. The price of this must have item is $26 at either of our spa Bleu locations.


Lauren, one of our support staff members uses Aveda’s Mineral Dual Foundation as a part of her everyday makeup routine. “I love the coverage it gives me skin and I love how it doesn’t make me oily. “Aveda’s mineral dual foundation balances skin tone as it diffuses light, minimizing the look of fine lines, pores, and imperfections. Leaving the skin looking flawless and radiant. It can be applied dry over bare skin for an opaque, matte finish or it can be applied with a damp sponge for light, semi-matte finish. It retails for $24 dollars and is a perfect addition to anyone’s makeup regimen!


Megan, one of our estheticians from Spa Bleu West Dundee uses Aveda’s Beautifying Composition daily.”I love beautifying oil because it’s so multipurpose. It adds the perfect glow to my skin and makes my body feel like velvet. I use it during facials as a makeup remover and I also use it to preform scalp massages. It can be used as a scalp treatment for dry, itchy scalp. I even put it on dry ends of my hair and on my cuticles. “Aveda’s Beautifying Oil helps seal in moisture after bathing or during massage with a rich conditioning body oil for dry skin, hair and scalp. This oil relieves dryness and restores moisture. After a shower or bath, apply a few drops of Beautifying Composition to damp skin to seal in moisture. Add this product to running bath water for a nourishing bath. Use it on your face to pre-cleanse and gently remove stubborn eye makeup. Or add it to any moisturizer for extra conditioning benefits. The balancing aroma features organic lavender, rosemary and bergamot. It retails for $30 and is available at both of our Spa Bleu locations!


Karen, one of our Spa Bleu leaders cannot go a day without Brilliant Humectant or Anti-Humectant. “I love the Humectant when I want to enhance my curls and make them bigger with more volume. Whenever I straighten my hair I love the Anti-Humectant because it repels moisture and keeps my hair straight for days! My favorite part about both is the aroma, it smells amazing! Also one jar can last me six months or more and I have a ton of hair!” Anti-Humectant is used to repel moisture while humectant is used to draw in it.  Both Come in the form of a pomade and can be used by applying just a small amount emulsified in your palms and spread evenly throughout dry hair. Both help prevent frizz, smooth hair, add shine, have an inviting plant derived aroma, and retail for $23.


Our Guest Service team member, Anna, cannot live without the Be Curly Curl Enhancer. She loves the way that it enhances and defines her natural wave. “It turns my natural wave into a beautiful curl that lasts all day long. Its lotion like texture leaves my hair feeling silky, smooth and shiny without weighing it down!” The Be Curly Curl Enhancer has a wheat protein blend that expands in the hair when wet and then retracts when the hair is dry to lock in curl. Pick up your bottle today at either of our locations for just $24!