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  • To Our Valued Customers
    “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent”
                                                      ~ General Douglas MacArthur

    I have had the honor of owning and operating BLU Salon Aveda and Eclipse Salon & Spa Aveda for over 20 years.

    It has been my passion to offer unsurpassed service to our clients, and hope you have enjoyed our brand.

    It was my goal when opening my business that every person who comes to work for my company were given both technical and business tools that will sustain them in a lucrative career. I am confident that I have achieved that goal.

    I am grateful to have been given the opportunity of a successful career  both as a salon owner and a hairstylist. Yet as a leader it is important to recognize when it’s time for change so my vision of people “united together for a beautiful life” can expand and grow beyond the walls of BLU Salon Aveda.

    At this time the demands on my personal life need to take priority, and I no longer feel as though I can give my staff what they need to prosper and grow. I have made the difficult decision to put my family first and close BLU Salon Aveda as of July 26th

    I will continue to service clients at Lunch Salon at 65 N Baldwin Ave, Sierra Madre, CA 626 294-9067626 294-9067. I think you will find Lunch Salon has a very similar culture as BLU Salon Aveda, not only providing unsurpassed service, but valuing a team environment. Lunch also carries a full line of AVEDA hair care and hair color.

    For now I “thank you” for your loyalty .

    Please address ALL questions directly to my email. I will do my very best to answer all concerns and accommodate your needs.

    Be Well,
    Kim Hansen
    BLU Salon Aveda

  • BLU Salon Aveda spreads the magic of wellness

    At Beauty Living United – BLU Salon Aveda in Pasadena/Arcadia CA we know that beauty is not skin deep. We believe taking care of our inner selves creates the magic that makes us feel great to live life!

    We invite you to experience the magic of wellness.

    Here’s HOW:

    1. During the month of April, BLU Salon will be partnering with certified BeachBody Coach, Meghan Tucker, to bring our customers the magic of living well. We encourage each of you to  join the 30 day challenge managed by Meghan.

    This is NOT about losing weight, but about learning to live well and achieve your personal goals!!!!

    Guess what….it’s a FREE, EASY, and FUN way to challenge yourself, finally giving yourself the magic of feeling good!!!!!You receive meal plans, tips on how to stay on track,and motivation…. is as easy as logging in. Your mind, body, and spirit will feel the magic!!!!

    2. Blu Salon and Aveda will be partnering with

    Surfrider Foundation for the 9th straight year to bring wellness to our oceans and beaches. We feel the beach is a place most of us go in So Cal for renewing our spirits…. so let’s give back and renew the beach!!!To date BLU Salon AVEDA has raised over $20,000 for Surfrider. Our goal this year is to raise $3,000.

    By participating in the 30 Day Challenge we ask that you give a donation in any amount to Surfrider Foundation, or donate just because you love the beach! YOU  DO NOT NEED TO GIVE A DONATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CHALLENGE, IT IS PURELY VOLUNTARY.

    3. Inspire others by posting something motivational on our Facebook Page.

    It can be a quote, before and after photo, story, healthy recipe, whatever you feel with keep others striving to live well and feel the magic of wellness!

    Check our page daily to be inspired!!!!

    4. Each week we will offer a FREE gift to each person who makes a donation $15 or more to Surfrider, or posts something inspiring on our Facebook Page!!!

    So how do you get started on your way to that inner beauty we know you can be? How do you donate? AND what are the FREE gifts?

    * To find out more or join the 30 Day Challenge click the link under Meghan’s photo. She has all the info and can sign you into the private Facebook Group.

    * To donate, please visit us in April and place your donation in our “water jug”. You will receive a FREE gift if your donation is $15 or more!

    * What are the FREE Gifts???? Beginning in April we will send out an email each week announcing that weeks FREE gift along with the most inspiring post of the week… which will win a special prize!!!!

    Come join in the fun, and share in the magic wellness with your friends!

  • BLU Salon Aveda Named One of the Nations Top Salons


    BLU Salon in Arcadia/Pasadena has been named one of the top 200 salons in the country by Salon Today magazine!!!!
    There are 13 categories for this prestigious award. We are 1 of 10 to win in the category of customer service.
    Our Director, Kim Hansen, was in New Orleans this month where she accepted the award and soon we will have it on our awards wall!
    This is the 2nd year in a row we have been included in the top 200. In 2012 we were one of top 100 fastest growing salons in the nation. We are grateful to have this recognition!
    We will continue to create new ways to bring our clients award winning service.

    We are celebrating by offering our guests 10% off any services during the month of January.    *with select service providers.



  • BLU Salon AVEDA named to Groupon’s new advisory council



    Groupon has established its own Health, Beauty and Wellness Merchant Advisory Board. Composed of top tier health, beauty and wellness merchant partners and consultants from across the United States, Groupon’s Health, Beauty and Wellness Merchant Advisory Board provides insight into regional and seasonal trends as well as industry knowledge. The Board meets on a regular basis to share information and new developments in the space, all in an effort to bring the very best to Groupon customers and merchants.

    “Our new advisory board will be an invaluable resource of industry knowledge that I can share with Groupon customers while our Health, Beauty and Wellness team at Groupon uses it to continually improve our offerings,” said Favin.

    “Launching Favin as our resident health and beauty expert, and establishing Health, Beauty and Wellness Merchant Advisory Board shows Groupon’s strong commitment to this category,” said Julie Szudarek, General Manager of Groupon Local, North America. “Over our five year history, Groupon has delighted customers with more than 25 million health, beauty and wellness treatments, and now with our new redesigned website and mobile apps with integrated search, it’s easier than ever for our customers to find beauty treatments like pedicures, facials, blow-drys in an instant or discover high-end treatments like laser hair removal or ultrasonic-cavitation treatments.”

    Groupon’s Health, Beauty and Wellness Advisory Board currently includes:

    BLU Salon Aveda, Arcadia, Calif.
    ABQ Hair Studio, Albuquerque, N.M.
    Total Med Solutions, LLC, Dallas
    Solé Salon & Spa Aveda, Emeryville, Calif.
    Asanda Aveda Spa Lounge, New York
    Lux Aveda Salon/Spa, Fullerton, Calif.
    Namaste Pure Designs Salons, Denver
    Phoenix Management Associates, Glendale, Calif. and Seattle
    HeavenGroup, New York
    Gary Manuel Aveda Institute, Seattle

    To view full press release follow our link GROUPON PRESS RELEASE

  • yogaThe one part of my life that I have struggled to maintain is fitness. Before I had my kids I was up at 5 and at the gym by 5:30. I loved going to the gym and I loved working out. I especially enjoyed lifting weights. It was so interesting to me the ability I had to reshape my muscles, and reform my body. I can’t say I was ever an athlete, but I most definitely enjoyed the benefits I received from working out.

    It seems like after each of my boys were born it got harder and harder to find the time. The demands of running BLU Salon and raising my boys defiantly take its toll on my time. So when the 15 minute drive to the gym seemed to encroach on my precious time I began running. Now I gotta say I really don’t like running, but I could get some good results reducing stress, maintaining weight, and getting that all important cardio in all in a 40 minute run. Not only that but it was virtually free, just the cost of a good pair of running shoes. Then last year I took a fall down the stairs when my 9 year old decided to say, “hey Mom catch me”, and he and I went tumbling down all of our weight landing on my foot. I have not been able to consistently run since without pain in my heal.

    Of coarse I needed to include some sort of fitness into the 7 Days and 7 Ways of Wellness, but I wanted to include something that was unique, effective, and served mind body fitness.

    I reached out to about 5 different fitness companies, and that resulted in my divine appointment with “heated power yoga”.  Jodi and David the owners of Stadium Fitnessdefinitely take pride in offering fitness programs to all walks of life, creating a community around health, wellness, and fitness.

    After contacting Jodi and David, and discussing with them what I was up to Jodi invited me to experience a yoga class. My initial thought was, “ok just one more thing to pile on my day, and why can’t I just be a normal salon owner….NO I have to think of 7 Day and 7 Ways to Live Well!” But it seemed that a 5:45pm class worked perfectly into my Tuesday.

    Tucked back in what seemed to be an industrial building for mechanical shops was Stadium Fitness Yoga. At first I thought my “Nav” had taken me on another excursion, but no when I parked I saw the sign clearly marked “Stadium Fitness”. I parked walked in and what seemed like industrial on the outside was warm, friendly, and actually very tastefully decorated on the inside.

    I was immediately created by David and taken on a tour of the yoga room, the relaxation patio, and an upstairs observation loft.

    While talking with David about the philosophy of Stadium Fitness, which BTW is all about community, connection, and personalized growth toward fitness, he happened to say that this was “hot yoga”and the room I was taking my yoga class in would be 85-90 degrees. Oh geez, I seriously hope I do not go into one of my hot flash modes!

    I realized on my way during my morning dash out the door I had forgotten my yoga mat, but David and Jodi were prepared for people like me with clean rolled up mats right next to the door, and I was even more embarrassed that I had also forgotten HYDRATION FOR MY HOT YOGA CLASS! Not to worry Jodi came to the rescue once again prepared for my lack of preparation.

    So there I sit on my mat with my water in a room that was 90 degrees and in comes Katie, my yoga instructor. I know enough about yoga to know that throughout your vinyasa flow they point is to build heat within the body…ok so I am already pretty hot so this was going to be interesting…and so we begin. Katie was truly an amazing yoga instructor, her voice controlled, forgiving, and confident. Her touch guided me to the proper posture yet was very soothing. About 30 minutes into it I was sweating, shaking, wanting to end this charade I was on but I continued and WOW what an amazing feeling I had coming home!!!!!

    Now I live a pretty stress filled life, and this past few weeks has had even me burned out, but 60 minutes in “heated power yoga” concentrating in noting but holding the pose, moving within my vinyasa, and breathing not only got me to forget about what was happening outside this quite, yes HOT, comforting room, and when I left and even 24 hours later my attitude is changed. I am pretty sure no therapist has ever done that for me. My entire body is sore but not to the point of not moving, my muscles are just saying, “Hello Kim don’t forget about us!”

    My experience with Stadium Fitness Yoga was just what I needed and I am grateful to Jodi, David, and Katie for taking me in and sharing their warm hospitality with me, and “thank you” for allowing me the experience of “hot power yoga.”

    I encourage you to experience all the fitness classes David and Jodi offer at the yoga studio as well as at the Rose Bowl. They have membership pricing and convenient scheduling offering classes throughout the day.

    I encourage you to experience all the fitness classes David and Jodi offer at the Yoga Studio as well as at the Rose Bowl. They have memberships pricing and convenient schedulingoffering classes throughout the day. They also offer information events.

    Yeah David, Jodi, and your staff for offering a caring supportive environment to our community helping us all “Live Well”.

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