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Beauty is as Beauty Does

May 2010 Advertiser Spotlight: Five Salon

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Would you like to find a private sanctuary where you can get away from it all? The kind of place that awakens all five of your senses the moment you step inside–and leaves you floating the rest of the day? If this is what you are looking for, visit Five Salon.



Five Salon is tucked away in One Pacific Place. Once you enter the doors, you are transported into a relaxing world far from all of your stress. The name Five Salon represents the five elements; water, fire, earth, air, and infinity. These elements are also infused in the design of the salon. These five elements combined create a unique experience that truly allows you to escape.

When co-owners Rhonda Bowers and Scott Stark built Five Salon, they took the earth-conscious ideals of Aveda to heart by using recycled materials. The design and structure of the salon was engineered in an environmentally responsible way. The salon continues this eco-friendly process daily by recycling everything they can. Aveda strives to keep the world a beautiful place while creating beauty.

On the wall of Five Salon is a large tablet that states Aveda’s mission to “care for the world we live in from the products we make to the way we give back to society. At Aveda, we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility–not just in the world of beauty, but around the world.” Aveda practices this mission with their “Walks for Water” events across the world. Aveda reports that 1 in 7 people in the world lack clean water, and they are working on changing this. One thing they do is to sell candles where 100% of the profit goes to this cause.

In May 2009, Five Salon was recognized as one of the top salons of distinction in the country in SALON TODAY. The judges said that Five had “beautiful use of textures and natural elements.” Salons that competed in the annual “Salons of the Year” competition were either newly constructed or remodeled salons that opened between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008.

How are the services at Five Salon different than other salons? The services there are about a total experience. The guests are given undivided attention from the moment they walk in the door. Every haircut is accompanied by Aveda's stress relieving scalp and shoulder ritual. Every hair color experience is accompanied by Aveda's stress-relieving hand ritual. They also offer facials, waxing, and makeup application.

Salon Director, Mellissa Vogel loves her job because “coming into work is actually relaxing.” She says the aromas of Aveda, the serene environment, and the close team are why Five Salon is such a great place to work. She also likes their global efforts. “I have the opportunity to work for a company that is making a difference in the world,” says Vogel.

Clients are truly pampered at Five Salon. The experience is more like a spa retreat. Other salons offer a quick cut where everyone is cranked in and out the door at top speed. Not at Five Salon. Customers at Five Salon enjoy a relaxing experience from start to finish. The experience at Five Salon isn’t just about great hair or skin. It’s about overall wellness.

If you are a bride-to-be, Five Salon has special services made to pamper you and your girls. Brides get a complimentary wedding hairstyle if they have four or more people getting services at Five Salon. Go to www.fivebride.com to find out more about Five Brides and how to get ready for your big day.

Bowers says she loves everything about Five Salon. She loves the way she feels when she walks in to Five Salon. Bowers says “I love Aveda's vision and mission "Beauty is as Beauty does.”

She also loves the organic ingredients in Aveda products and the responsible packaging. “I embrace how they raise awareness and their support of earth month with their "Walk for Water." Also, how they support indigenous communities and that they lead by example,” adds Bowers.

If you are looking for a salon that is peaceful retreat, Five Salon is the perfect place for you. Call 715-5757 to schedule some time just for you. Or for more information go to www.fivesalon.com.

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