Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Celebrating Earth Month with Aveda

So if you've read this blog for any length of time, you might know about the love affair I have with the Aveda salon I go to here in town, Nurtur the Salon. Every year, Aveda salons celebrate Earth Month by having special events and raising money for various charities. In the Columbus area, the charity is the Central Ohio Sierra Club's Clean Water Campaign. And for Nurtur, the events are twofold.

First up is Beauty for the Earth, next Monday (the 22nd) from 11 am to 9 pm at both the Upper Arlington and Grandview Nurtur salons. At the Upper Arlington salon, you can get a haircut, facial or makeup application for $20. At the Grandview salon, you can get a haircut, color gloss or shampoo style for $20. All proceeds--you read that right, 100 percent of your $20, not to mention any additional donations--will benefit the Central Ohio Sierra Club Clean Water Campaign. Both salons will also have a bake sale, raffle baskets, an art silent auction, a giving tree and a prize wheel (You can read more about the giving tree and other cool things here.) Just make sure you call and schedule an appointment if you want a $20 service; spots fill up fast! (Addresses and phone numbers for both locations are available on the website, linked in the paragraph above.)

The second big event is the annual Earth Jam fashion show/fundraiser. It's a week from today (the 23rd), from 6:30 to 10 pm at the LC Pavilion in the Arena District. (You might remember my post and photos from last year. If you didn't catch it then, click over for a second. Go on. I'll wait.

You back? Ok. OMG HOW SWEET DOES THAT LOOK? Pretty sweet, I know. That hair! That makeup! Those clothes! I can say that, based on last year's show, this year's is not something you want to miss. It was a blast. This year, the beneficiary of the event's fundraising portions is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio and its Camp Oty’Okwa in Hocking Hills, which focuses on educating children about the environment. So not only will you be entering raffles and bidding in live and silent auctions for the chance to win some truly incredible prizes, but the money you spend will benefit a truly awesome cause. On top of the auctions and fashion show, Earth Jam also will feature mini spa services (score!), door prizes (double score!) and an in-house DJ. Plus, I'll be there, so we can meet up! (Not that meeting me is nearly as sweet as the rest of that, but you know, I'm a little bit cool.)

You can buy tickets to (and find out some more info about) Earth Jam here. Or you can enter to win two tickets below!

(Giveaway runs from now until Friday, April 19, at midnight. I will contact you within 12 hours of the giveaway ending to arrange for a time to give you the tickets. Giveaway is open to anyone, but the show is here in Columbus, so please don't enter if you're not actually going to be in town on Tuesday :) Thanks!)

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UPDATE! I got free stuff for hosting this. Namely, two tickets to Earth Jam and a free service at Nurtur. Sorry, guys. I'm not trying to be sneaky, I promise.


  1. I would love to check out Nutur sometime. I've only heard amazing things!

  2. Wow, so cool they're doing so much for Earth month. Good for them!!


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