TallGrass Aveda Spa & Salon
June 2009
TallGrass Aveda Spa & Salon
  TallGrass Aveda Spa & Salon
TallGrass Aveda Spa & Salon

Gail RidingsIs it June? How did spring move into summer so quickly? Even in these days of tough economic challenges, I continue to believe that time is more important than money. My days often run pell-mell, from one appointment to another with barely a moment to breathe. I remember when summer was a lazy, uncomplicated time. I would actually complain to my mother: "I'm so bored, there is nothing to do!" Aaaah, I long for one of those days now.

I think that's one of the reasons people love coming to TallGrass - not only for our award-winning services, but also for the chance to sit quietly and do nothing. They come early, lounge in the Great Room or on the patio, and gaze out at our lovely meadow and mountain views; they listen to soft music and restore their balance. Try it. You deserve some uncomplicated down time!

TallGrass Aveda Spa & Salon  
Spa Babe

With Aveda's new Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener, even the most intense waves and curls transform into straight, shiny hair. Here's how: an Aveda exclusive plant blend - guar bean, maize and organic aloe - forms a protective barrier around hair to straighten and smooth the cuticle, fighting frizz and flyaways.

To help you create the smoothest, straightest result, Antoinette Beenders, Aveda's Global Creative Director and British Hairdresser of the Year, offers these tips.

  • Liquefy a small amount of Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener in hands, then apply to damp hair from roots to ends for coarse, curly hair, and from mid-lengths to ends for straight to wavy hair. Comb through to distribute evenly
  • Pre-dry hair with dryer nozzle facing downward until about 60% dry
  • If using a blow dryer, dry hair from mid-lengths to ends by placing the brush underneath the hair to hold it taut while blow-drying from above. Move slowly from mid-length to ends with the brush and dryer
  • If you want to use a flat iron, choose ceramic because it heats faster. When sectioning the hair, the smaller the sections, the straighter the end-result

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TallGrass Aveda Spa & Salon
Linda Baiada

Diana Kenton is our spa babe, so named for her consistently excellent massage services as evidenced by the fact that she's frequently requested by guests and, among our staff, she's known for just about the most positive attitude on the planet.

Word-of-mouth brought Diana to TallGrass. "I just kept hearing about how beautiful, how great the atmosphere, how wonderful TallGrass was," she says. "So I applied, but it's not easy to get hired here." Diana made her way successfully through the rigorous hiring process to become a highly-regarded member of the Massage Department team.

She thinks it's the best job she has ever had. "Other spas don't come close to TallGrass," she says. "I love the different treatment options and I get to do it all." In addition to therapeutic massage, Diana performs body polishes and scrubs, wraps and masques, deep tissue and Swedish massages.

Adorned with the ceremonial spa babe crown and rhinestone sunglasses, Diana is pictured here with TallGrass owner Gail Ridings.