More Than a Cut & Color, It’s an Experience

Aveda Institute Portland blog


When you step into the salon, the journey begins. 

One of our Aveda Artists will invite you to experience a range of pure flower and plant aromas. You will be offered comforting tea ritual free with every visit to help calm your senses. From here, the Aveda Rituals of Renewal will take you to a whole new salon experience.  So, what are the Aveda Rituals of Renewal and how do they benefit you? We have several rituals that will revive you and relax you. Your stylist will perform the following stress-relieving rituals during your appointment. 

Stress-relieving hand ritual 

One of our Aveda Artists will help you release stress and tension in your hands, fingers and wrists with relaxing massage movements, while aromaology, using pure flower and plant essences, helps revive senses. 

Aroma Sensory – Facials only 

Every Aveda facial experience starts with Aroma. The sense of smell is linked directly to memory, emotion and imagination. Aromas can create new memories or bring back a moment in time with startling clarity. Everyone has different memories and preferences when it comes to aroma, so we perform an Aroma Sensory Journey Ritual with guests to enhance your sense of calm.

Stress-relieving Neck and Shoulders Ritual 

The Stress-Relieving Neck and Shoulders Ritual is a 3–5-minute ritual that features relaxing massage movements covering the neck and shoulders. This ritual focuses on the area at the base of the neck, which experiences more muscle tightness due to prolonged mobile device usage.

Rituals of renewal-free everyday 

It’s easy to lose balance as the day wears on. At Aveda we understand. We know that wellness is not always about doing but being. Every time you visit, we want to give you extra care to help you reset your senses, relieve stress and feel soothed and refreshed. We call these acts of care rituals of renewal, and our Artists offer them freely, it’s our treat to you. So, stop in anytime and feel the care. 

Try for yourself our Rituals of Renewal and find out what it means to "feel the care". Book an appointment today!


Support Student Education  

Booking an appointment with one of our students is about supporting your community. These artists are your future stylists, salon owners and spa providers that will enhance your neighborhood. Be a part of their learning journey with hands-on experience. All appointments are Supervised by a licensed instructor so you can see how being part of their education benefits each student.  

Blog written by AIP and in conjuction with rituals of renewal. 


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