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."
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