Lourdes Martin drinking Tea at Aveda.

Transform your hair and receive at free 20 minute facial at Aveda.

Learning the chakra symbols at Aveda

Lourdes Martin at the Aveda shop

Lourdes Martin at the Aveda shop

Spa Day at Aveda

Lourdes Martin indulging in a facial Lourdes Martin relaxing and getting a facial at Aveda

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Lourdes Martin and Aveda hair stylist

Lourdes Martin learning about her scalp at Aveda Lourdes Martin receiving a quick blow dry at Aveda IMG_4073 Hair products at Aveda IMG_4140

AVEDA GIVES BACK Lourdes Martin leaving Time Warner Center

City Wellness: The Aveda Experience

As much as I love living in NYC, it definitely can get a bit much sometimes. From time to time I like to find places away from the crowds where I can recharge.  For the next few weeks I’ll be featuring spa’s that enhance not only your beauty but also your soul. You know I always like to find a heartwarming story behind my life experiences and at Aveda I found just that. It’s no secret that Aveda sets high standards when giving back. From the Christmas wrapping paper they’ve used for years called Lokta made by communities in Nepal to in-store recycling initiatives and seasonal charitable contributions to different non-profit organizations, Aveda is a brand serious about change.

This past weekend I indulged in a mini facial and hair styling session at the Aveda shop in Columbus Circle. It was amazing to say the least…in fact, after my facial I couldn’t get up from the chair because I was in full relaxation mode! You might wonder how that’s possible considering there isn’t a fully equipped spa inside the store.  As you can tell from the photos a spa facility wasn’t necessary! The staff really creates an environment that makes you feel as if no one else is around you. To set the tone, my facialist started by having me choose a chakra symbol that later was incorporated into my facial and hair care consultation. The calming lavender oil was divine and soothing. Through this entire experience I learned more about a good skin care routine and hair styling techniques suitable for my hair type.

So if you find yourself shopping in the Time Warner Center  and need a quick pick me up-stop by the Aveda shop (or any Aveda participating store) for a FREE mini pampering session!

Photos by: Denisse Benitez 

*special thanks to the incredible Aveda team over in Columbus Circle!

Shop My Look: 

Lululemon Tights: here and here

Top: here and here

Nike Sneakers: here

Rebecca Minkoff Bag:  here and here

Ray Ban Oversized Aviator: here

Aveda Products:

Aveda Mask: Here

Serum: Here 

Shampoo: Here

Hair Spray: Here

Brush: Here