GREEN ACRES: Aveda is aiming to overhaul the environment at several shows planned for fashion week in September. The brand plans to partner with Rodarte, 3.1 Phillip Lim and others to create "green" backstage environments. This will include not serving bottled water backstage in recognition of the environmental impact of producing and shipping the bottles, as well as their ultimate resting place in landfills; serving organic and locally sourced food backstage, and providing good old New York City tap water to models and hair and makeup teams. Aveda also partnered with Warner Bros. Independent Pictures on the international release of Leonardo DiCaprio's environmental documentary, "The 11th Hour," in Los Angeles earlier this week.

SPA DAY: Spa Finder hosted its first-ever Aspen Spa Day in downtown Aspen, Colo., on July 28. The one-day event attracted more than 2,500 visitors who tested products, participated in treatment demonstrations and sampled award-winning cuisine. Over 25 of the world's leading spas and spa lifestyle companies participated in the event. As a spin-off to the event, Spa Finder will host The Spa Experience, a larger-scale consumer spa event in New York's Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal from Oct. 31 through Nov. 3.

CLIMATE CONTROL: The all-natural body care company Kiss My Face has teamed up with the Alliance for Climate Protection, founded by former vice president Al Gore, to help raise awareness about the urgency of climate crisis. Beginning Wednesday, Kiss My Face will launch their exclusive line of Lip Action lip balms at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. One dollar from the sale of each balm will be donated to the Alliance for Climate Protection. Lip Action lip balms retail for $3.49.

COLORING DISCOUNTS: Throughout the month of August, downtown Manhattan salon Arrojo Studio is offering a special 25 percent off hair color services to those who have never had their hair colored. Nick Arrojo, owner and head of the Arrojo Studio team, explained this promotion by saying "hair color adds dimension and flare to a great haircut giving you a youthful, fresh and modern look with that wow factor that everyone wants." This offer includes hair coloring for single process and highlights. Customers interested in scheduling an appointment can call the salon and just mention "hair color offer."ON-CALL BEAUTY: Plastic surgeon Shirley Madhère is bringing her services to the homes of her patients this fall with the launch of Beauty On-Call. Assisted by a nurse, facialist, nail technician, hairstylist and personal trainer, Madhère will visit clients' homes to perform a variety of personalized treatments from minor aesthetic medical procedures such as Botox to manicures. Services will range in price from $200 to $400 for manicures and pedicures to $1,000 to $5,000 for medical procedures. Beauty On-Call services will be available in limited areas including New York City, the Hamptons on Long Island and Los Angeles.

COS BAR EXPANDS: The Cos Bar beauty boutiques are currently undergoing rapid expansion. The first boutique was created by Lily Garfield in 1976 in Aspen, Colo. Now, eight stores later, The Cos Bar plans to open a store in Edina, Minn., this month, and two more California stores, in Palm Desert in the fall and in Malibu in spring 2008.

TRAVELING MADE EASY: ESPA is making it easier for consumers to travel with its products this fall with the launch of ESPA Traveler. In September, ESPA is launching a travel-size skin care set designed to abide by Transportation Security Administration regulations. Consumers can personalize their Traveler kits by choosing from 27 of ESPA's most popular items. With any purchase of a travel product, consumers will receive a clear plastic bag that also is in line with TSA restrictions. Prices for ESPA Traveler items range from $12 to $48. Leather travel cases will also be sold for $130 for the "His" size and $140 for the "Hers."

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