Holiday Glam on a Budget

Not only are the malls busier during this time of year, so is the salon! Everyone is getting their color done before they head off on their holiday plans. Aveda Institute Portland is the perfect place to get that amazing holiday hair, even if your bank account is a little strapped for cash after all the gifting. Check out these hair colors that are HOTTER than cocoa for all your upcoming functions.

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Not ready to part with your summer blonde? A balayage that keeps your roots deeper is the perfect way to show off your golden locks while still keeping things seasonal.

Ask For: A balayage with dark roots, and the desired level of blonde towards the ends

Work by: This color is done by Aveda Institute Portland Student Aisha S. See more of her work on Instagram @blossoming__beauty



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Take a note from the Starbucks cups – red is the color of the season. And that applies to your hair too! Try something like a burgundy, deep cranberry, or plum! Your hair is the only accessory you’ll need for all your holiday party looks.

Ask For: A dimensional balayage with deep berry-red tones

Work by: This color was done by Aveda Institute Portland Student Natalie S. Find her on Instagram @foilsforlife


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Keep it classic and go for something dark and mysterious. Sleek, shiny and rich is what you’re going for with these dark brunette hues.

Ask For: All over color in a dark brunette shade with a gloss finish

Hair by: This color correction was done by Aveda Institute Portland student Lauren A. See more of her work on Instagram @la__hair



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Bring Elsa’s iconic look to life with an icy platinum blonde. This look is serving seriously chilly vibes and were obsessed! It’s important to note that this color might take several visits to achieve, but if you're in it for the long haul, it's totally worth it.

Ask For: An ashy platinum blonde with silver undertones

Hair by: This color is done by Aveda Institute Portland student Makenzie S. See more of her on Instagram @styledby.kenzie



Aveda Institute Portland is the perfect place to get that holiday LOOK while still keeping things affordable. Schedule your appointment today so that we can pamper you and let you leave smelling like Aveda and ready to take the holiday season by storm!

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