The Best Cuts & Colors for Spring 2018

Aveda’s experts have firsthand knowledge of what is trending around the world. Richard Adonis, Aveda’s Global Artistic Director for Hair Cutting, and Ian Michael Black, Aveda’s Global Artistic Director for Hair Color recently shared their favorite trends for the coming seasons. 








When the weather changes from winter to spring, you may just feel an intense craving to change up your hair look. That’s totally relatable! We’re getting excited about spring and summer 2018, so we called up Global Artistic Director for Hair Cutting Ricardo Dinis at his home in New York to chat about his favorite looks for the warmer months.

Ricardo, who is known for his precise, painstakingly perfect bobs, has recently found inspiration on the runway as of late. “I found the Marc Jacobs show inspiring because it felt very hair-focused,” he said. “[Hairstylist] Guido Palau did the cuts, and he was quoted as saying they were old Sassoon cuts. That’s my school and I loved that mix of something ‘60s and ‘80s and ‘90s. It was cuts, it was color, it was punchy — I love actually seeing a statement rather than no statement about hair.”

In Ricardo’s opinion, hair should make a statement this spring and summer. “I’ve been noticing people trying to be a little more independent and different, staying away from the crowd,” he said. “I see a lot of kids at Fashion Institute of Technology doing their own hair … I think the real trend is to be more individual rather than with the crowd.”

According to Ricardo, the New York look du jour is a short, colored bob with a strong fringe. “The kids take that [classic Anna Wintour-style bob] and put it on drugs so it becomes purple, and it becomes youthful.”

Short hair is where it’s at for Ricardo. “I love chin-length, anything from collar up, or cropped pixies,” he says. “Very Mia Farrow will be really sexy for the summer, and [pixies] could look great with some gel just to add shine and give it that wet look.” Some of his favorite summery looks have a ‘60s vibe too. “Hair that’s worn off the face, tucked behind the ears; bobs that are gelled with a side part for something more elegant, when the hair gets tucked behind the ears, it does this ‘60s flick – you accessorize that with amazing earrings or cool vintage hair clip.” He’s also feeling the center part and thinks it might make a comeback.




His best advice if you’re looking to change things up for warmer weather: make your cut work with the weather, not against it. “It depends on what you love about the summer and what you hate about summer. I personally think that humidity is a factor — think about products that are going to moisturize your hair. I opt for hair that looks less blow-dried, more finger-styled.” His favorite summer products include Shampure Dry Shampoo for grit and texture, Phomollient Styling Foam, Brilliant Retexturizing Gel and Texture Tonic. “They’re all good go-to products so that with whatever cut I have, I can scrunch and squeeze the hair into the desired style.”

Who would Ricardo love to see in his chair? He’s a big fan of the actress Tilda Swinton for her iconic look and chameleon-esque ability to transform herself. A more surprising choice: directors Steven Spielberg and Guillermo del Toro, as he’s a big movie buff and a fan of sci-fi.

Check out some of our favorite looks from Ricardo below, and be sure to follow him on Instagram at @ricardodinis.






















There’s something about a new season that makes us feel like changing up our hair. Do you know that feeling? It’s pretty common, and honestly, we love it! There’s nothing like a fresh cut or color to lift your spirits and get you pumped for what’s to come. That’s why we turned to Global Artistic Director for Hair Color, Ian Michael Black, and asked him to share the shades he’s loving for spring and summer, what inspires him when he’s concocting color, and how to change up your look without doing something drastic.

According to Ian, it’s time to warm up. “The biggest trend for the warmer months is the return to much warmer-toned hair,” Ian says. “Blondes are being toned soft pink-ambers, or rich golden saffron shades. The boldest will go for either an on-trend “ultraviolet” hue or a bright Mandarin orange tone — it’s the perfect mix of a strong orange with yellow undertones to give a true sunshine color.”




You don’t have to make a drastic change to tweak your look for a new season. “If you want to dip your toes into a color change but don’t want to have something dramatic or something permanent, the new Hair Color Shine Treatments are the ideal choice for you,” Ian recommends. “They do everything from toning blondes to enriching brunettes with warmth or cooling them down to get rid of any unwanted warm tones, to giving natural redheads a more vibrant version of their natural color. You can even opt for fashion shades on very light hair.” Customizable color isn’t the only perk of the new color line. “Not only will it leave your hair with incredible shine, it will also help improve the condition of your tresses,” he says.

When he’s creating color, Ian looks to his home base of Los Angeles for inspiration. “I’m inspired by the vibe of Los Angeles and its relaxed yet cool style … streetwear mixed with “undone” soft waves of pink, peach and soft blues. Because it’s sunny all year round, there is always an explosion of bright colors wherever you look.”


We’re loving these shades by Ian — follow him on Instagram at @ianmichaelblack for more!

Bridal Hair Trends 2018

Wedding season in is just around the corner, and we are so looking forward to it!  Whether you are getting married this year or are going to be in a wedding, we have found the latest trends in hair from Tania Maras, check out her line of bridal veils and accessories, gorgeous! Enjoy!




These modern updos are a fusion of braids and classic styles. Despite their intricacy, they don’t look overdone or overwhelming. They’re modern chic personified.

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2018 Wedding Hair Trends | The ultimate wedding hair styles of 2018

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The wedding bun is more chic than ever with wispy tendrils and a low set profile. The chignon in 2018 is luxurious yet relaxed, and will take brides from garden soirees to formal gatherings.

Whether you have long or short hair, there’s a wedding bun for you. Your hairstylist can always add extensions to your hair if you’d prefer a fuller look.

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2018 will see many brides wearing chic ponytails down the aisle. We’ll be seeing glamorous high set wavy ones positioned at the crown to low set ponies tied at the nape of the neck.

For a more polished look, plump up your pony and wrap a strand of hair to cover the elastic. Finish with a pony tail wrap, cuff or velvet ribbon.

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Part half updo, part side-swept goddess, the new half updo is pure perfection. The braids and twists add that wow-factor, while the loose, wavy locks cascading down your back bring a softness and glamour.

For symmetry lovers, a romantic updo with fishtail detail is just as exquisite.

2018 Wedding Hair Trends | The ultimate wedding hair styles of 2018

2018 Wedding Hair Trends | The ultimate wedding hair styles of 2018

2018 Wedding Hair Trends | The ultimate wedding hair styles of 2018

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Looking for something a little different, modern, yet still chic? May we introduce you to the half updo knot. For boho lovers, mess it up. Or for a more glam look, style it with loose waves and a smooth finish.

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2018 Wedding Hair Trends | The ultimate wedding hair styles of 2018

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2018 Wedding Hair Trends | The ultimate wedding hair styles of 2018

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Go Dry for Clean H20


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One of the greatest inventions of all time — as far as we’re concerned — is dry shampoo. How did we ever live without it? Being able to extend a blowout, add texture to your hair when styling, or just skip a shampoo and sleep in is THE. BEST. EVER. Aveda released their Shampure Dry Shampoo in 2015, and it quickly became a go-to for Artists and guests for its iconic aroma and non-aerosol formula. (Plus, people had been asking us to make a dry shampoo for ages, so it was about time!) Shampure Dry Shampoo was so popular that we also launched its sibling product, Shampure Thermal Dry Conditioner. Refresh your roots with Dry Shampoo and spritz midlengths and ends with Thermal Dry Conditioner for softness and heat protection on your non-wash days.


Another thing we love about Shampure Dry Shampoo? When you skip a shampoo and grab the dry stuff, you’re also saving water. It’s the perfect Earth Month product, as we devote all of April to raising awareness about clean water issues locally and around the world.

When you “go dry” for clean water this month, you’re making a difference — even if it feels small. When we say “go dry,” we don’t mean never shampooing your hair and only using dry shampoo for an entire month; there are plenty of ways you can conserve water, dry shampoo or no.


According to the EPA, the average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day at home. Here are a few seriously simple ways you can adjust your routine during Earth Month and beyond:


– Cut just three minutes from your shower and you could save about six gallons of water. (Hello, dry shampoo!) If you shower daily, you could save around 2,190 gallons (8,290 litres) of water a year!* (*Average shower in the U.S. uses 2 gallons per minute. Source: U.S. Geological Survey.)


– Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth and you’ll save approximately 50 gallons of water in a week.


– Skip meat one day a week and save hundreds of gallons of water. It takes about 1,840 gallons of water to produce a pound of meat. (*Source: USGS Water Science School)


– Make sure to switch all the lights off every day before you head to work and you can save about 32 gallons of water. It takes about two gallons (7.6 litres)* of fresh water to generate each kilowatt-hour of traditional electricity. So turn it off if you’re not using it! (*Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.)


– Make sure your washing machine and dishwasher are filled to capacity before running them to cut energy and water use. You can save even more by air-drying your clothes on a clothesline.


How will you make a difference for Earth Month 2018? We’ve got a few ways in which you can help out! 

  1. Pledge online, follow this link to donate quickly and easily online to the Natural Resources Council of Maine.
  2. Come into the salon and donate to Natural Resources Council of Maine. We have 12 raffles generously donated by our staff ranging from a mani-pedi to a full foil and haircut. $5.00 gets you one entry, $20 earns you either 5 chances or a limited edition Aveda Light the Way Candle benefitting the Global Greengrants Fund plus one chace, and $40 earns you 15 chances!

Trust the Process, Going from Dark to Light Ain’t Easy

Weekly, almost daily, we get a client wanting to transition from dark brown or black to blonde. While we would LOVE to be able to perform this miracle in a single two hour appointment, the reality is that it is just not possible. Here is what we have to take into consideration to get you from Esmerelda to Elsa.

There are three main factors: History, Health & Budget

1. Hair History

Virgin? Box dyed? Black? Depending on the length of your hair you should divulge EVERY color or highlight your hair has seen even as far back as 5 years. This plays a major role in how fast and safely we can get you to where you want to be.


2. Hair Health

Maintaining the health and integrity of their hair is the most important reason for us taking our time, especially when it comes to color corrections. “Slow and steady wins the race” holds true. Depending on the strength of your hair, it can only handle so much in a short amount of time, so the time in between appointments allows the hair to rest and restore back to its strength with proper at-home and/or in salon conditioning and strengthening treatments.


3. Beauty Budget

In order to get you to where you want to be it is not only going to take time and patience, but it will can a financial investment. Not only for your lightening appointments, you may also need additional appointments for toning and treatments, but you should also plan on making an investment in the proper products to care for your hair at home as stated above. 


Here are some visual references, please call with any questions or to book an appointment! 207-251-4688

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April Promotions!

At Home Spa Night

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Sometimes, you just want to stay inside. (Aveda’s HQ is in Minnesota, where it gets REALLY cold, so we know the feeling of wanting to hide behind closed doors for a night or two.) There’s nothing wrong with an evening in, especially when you decide to treat yourself to an at-home spa night. You’ll emerge feeling more relaxed — and more radiant — after a few hours of caring for you, top to toe. Sip on some Comforting Tea to make it feel like your favorite Aveda spa, right from the comfort of your own home.


To make the most of your winter evenings, try our tips for a DIY spa night with a few of your favorite Aveda products, and emerge in the spring feeling as beautiful and renewed as a butterfly.


Put your masque on
Treat your skin to what it’s been craving, whether that’s extra moisture or a deep cleanse. Our classic Botanical Kinetics Deep Cleansing Clay Masque and Intense Hydrating Masque deliver instant benefits — Deep Cleansing Clay is great for congested, oily skin, and Intense Hydrating Masque gives you an extra dose of soothing hydration when you’re feeling dry and irritated. If an overnight masque is more your thing, try the Tulasāra Wedding Masque Overnight for face and eye, which do their best work as you sleep to brighten skin and visibly firm over time.

Soak away your stress
If you’ve been feeling super stressed at work or at home, reach for Stress-Fix Soaking Salts and take a long, warm bath — no devices allowed! Lock the door, light a Shampure candle, and Zen out. Stress-Fix’s aroma of certified organic clary sage and lavender is actually PROVEN to reduce feelings of stress.


Put a Composition Oil to work
If you’ve visited an Aveda salon or spa, you may have experienced one of our Composition Oils via a chair massage or full-body massage. Find the one that speaks to you, whether it’s calming Shampure or the nourishing All-Sensitive Body Formula. You can use Composition Oils in a variety of ways, from massage to aromatherapy; check out eight ways to use Shampure Composition for some inspiration.


Bring back your glow
If you’ve noticed a serious loss of radiance since winter came to town, then spend a few minutes bringing back your outer glow with the Tulasāra Radiant Awakening Ritual. Simply buff your skin with the Radiant Facial Dry Brush; its rounded peaks help massage the skin and sweep away dull surface cells for instant exfoliation. Once you’ve exfoliated to your heart’s delight, apply the Radiant Oleation Oil to your skin and let it “steep” for four minutes or more. Do the crossword, call your mom or just enjoy a few quiet moments. Rinse and follow with your favorite Tulasāra Concentrate, Wedding Masque Overnight, or Renew Morning Crème for an even more vibrant glow.


Brighten up your whole body by making a date with Beautifying Radiance Polish. It’s basically a spa treatment in a jar, what with its uplifting aroma of certified organic rosemary, bergamot, and lavender and its formula of mineral-rich salt crystals and certified organic plant oils. Scrub away any dead, dull skin on your arms and legs, then apply a rich moisturizer once you’re done and get ready for spring!


Treat hands and feet
Your hands and feet do some serious work every day, so give them the love and care they deserve. Add a few drops of Cooling Oil to a foot soak and massage to relieve any tension in your soles.
Before you hit the pillow, apply Foot Relief to your soles and cover them with cozy socks to really soak in the moisture, then apply Hand Relief Night Renewal Serum and Hand Relief crème to hands to even the look of skin tone and intensely moisturize.


Go to bed early
It’s called beauty sleep for a reason. Catch up on your zzzz’s by setting an early bedtime and sticking to it. Don’t distract yourself with your phone, TV, or any other noisy device that might interfere with your calm vibes. Put your phone on silent and relax with a book, or simply enjoy the quiet until your eyes begin to close. Sweet dreams!

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Earth Month 2018

Naviina Salon & Day Spa, in partnership with the Natural Resources Council of Maine and Aveda, is organizing a beach cleanup on Monday April 23, 2-6 pm. In anticipation of this event, we have been actively seeking sponsors to help raise money to be donated to the Natural Resources council of Maine. They focus on protecting the health of Maine’s rivers, lakes and wetlands; reducing the amount and toxicity of waste to conserve natural resources and stop toxic pollution, set Maine on a path to a prosperous sustainable energy future, and conserve Maines’ woods, wilderness and wildlife. 

Aveda along with their partner salons have raised more than $50 million for clean water around the world in 88 countries since 2007. Along with raising money for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, we are also going to be selling Aveda’s Light the Way Candles. 100% of the $14 purchase price supports clean water projects around the globe through Global Greengrants Fund. The Global Greengrants Fund is a non-profit organization focused on mobilizing resources to support environmental sustainability and social justice around the world. This year the global goal is 5.8 million dollars.

There are two ways in which you can donate. If you visit us at the salon you can donate in person (please bring cash or a check). ANY amount is needed and welcome! As an added bonus, if you donate $5.00 or more you can enter one, or many depending on your donation, of our raffles donated generously by our staff! We have prizes ranging from Spa Pedicures to Full Foils and everything in between! If you cannot make it in you can donate online here →, quick and easy! 

Please help us exceed our previous donation high from the past two years of $2100.00! 

Thank You,

From Everyone @ Naviina Salon & Day Spa



Welcome Back Janeen!!


We are so happy to announce that Janeen Owen’s is back at Naviina Salon & Day Spa! Janeeen has been in the industry for 18 year and is so talented with everything she does. From color and cutting to makeup and formal styles you cannot go wrong when you’re in her chair. When Janeen is not honing her cosmetology skills you can find her in the kitchen where she loves to experiment with cooking and baking or creating art with paper and a variety of mediums. Call  207-251-4688 to schedule an appointment with Janeen today!


We’re Hiring!

Naviina Salon & Day Spa is growing busier and busier each and every day! We need to add to our team to keep up with the demand!

We are currently seeking a new stylist, nail technician, and massage therapist. Please call 207-251-4688 to schedule an interview! 




Professional hair styling model in India.


What better way to commemorate International Women’s Day (March 8th) than by celebrating the women of the Umbari villages in India — the sourcing grounds of the certified organic turmeric, which is a star ingredient of our new Invati Advanced™ Solutions for Thinning Hair? The story begins with our partnership with Nisarga, an Indian firm that grows Ayurvedic herbs.

Through our quest for the highest quality certified organic turmeric and our work with Nisarga, we learned that the Umbari villages near where we source our turmeric did not have access to clean water year-round. During the sweltering summer months, the women of the village had to spend up to six hours per day traveling to distant locations to collect drinking water, often finding once they arrived that the water source was unfit for consumption.

Aveda joined forces with our global Earth Month partner Global Greengrants Fund and AWARD (Action for Women and Rural Development) to improve the community’s local water system. Now the 800 Umbari villagers have easy access to clean water year-round — and the women of the villages have more time to spend with their families, earn income and receive and provide education.


Clean water was just the beginning. Through other grants made by Aveda through Global Greengrants Fund, AWARD has worked with the women of Umbari to develop Kitchen Gardens at households and schools to help address the village’s nutrition.

Prior to a three-year AWARD project funded by Aveda, Umbari villagers did not grow vegetables on their own land due to a shortage of water, seeds and agricultural knowledge. The only available vegetables were expensive and sold far away, so the villagers weren’t able to consume enough of the nutrients they needed. Today, thanks to this project, more than 200 female farmers and four schools have set up “kitchen gardens” utilizing the clean waste water from their kitchens to better nourish the community, and they prepare vegetables like spinach, pumpkin, and okra.

Says Melissa Chelminiak, Director of Mission, Partner and Stakeholder Engagement at Aveda, “The kitchen garden project in Umbari is an excellent example of how empowering women and their families to be able to better provide for themselves can have a substantial positive impact in their communities and beyond.”