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Happy Elfing!


Well look who visited us recently at Portfolio! This little Elf on a Shelf has been busy keeping track of naughty and nice lists, flying back and forth to the North Pole each night to tell Santa all about his adventures in Pennsylvania. He's making his family very happy this holiday season - they love having him around - and because of this, they "Elfed" him with a gift certificate for an Aveda facial with Jordan! He took time out of his hectic schedule to relax a bit and enjoy the gift of great skin care. He loved his gift so much that he gave us an idea for how we can help you get to Elfing, too...and in the spirit of Elfing, we'll Elf you back for getting into the gift-giving mood. Here's all you need to do:

*Visit us at the salon now through December 23 to purchase a gift certificate for any facial service. Trust us, your loved ones will love you for it.
*Mention "Elf on a Shelf" when purchasing your gift certificate and you'll receive 10% off your next skin care purchase (valid through January 31).

Now get to Elfing - you only have a few more days to do so! As always, we look forward to seeing you at the salon.

You're invited: Mix, mingle, and shop with us on December 1


Christmas BaublesWhile our doors are always open to you, we set aside the first Sunday in December to open them even more, so that we can thank you for all of your support. We hope you'll help us celebrate the wonderful holiday season by joining us at our annual Holiday Open House event, December 1, 2013, noon - 4:00 p.m. Mix, mingle, and enjoy delicious appetizers and beverages while you shop our Aveda product line. We'll offer 20% off product purchases, as well as double points for Aveda Pure Privilege members. It's our way of giving back to you, our loyal guests. We think that giving gifts - and giving back - is the best gift of all. Please feel free to bring a friend or two - the more, the merrier.

As always, we look forward to seeing you at the salon, and we especially can't wait to see you on December 1!

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Get Glowing Skin with Portfolio's Esthetician, Jordan


Did you know? November is Healthy Skin Month, so it's the perfect time to introduce our new esthetician, Jordan. What's an esthetician? It's a licensed professional who specializes in improving and maintaining healthy skin, inclusive of a wide-range of services like facials, body treatments, waxing, and eyelash tinting and extensions. We're pleased to share that Jordan offers an extensive menu, which has enabled us as a salon to expand our Aveda skin care and spa services.

As an introductory offer, Jordan is providing 1/2 price facial services as a way to grow her clientele - and to share the gift of beautiful, healthy skin with you, our guests. If you've never had a skin treatment, now would be a great time, especially before the hectic pace of the holiday season gets underway.

Check out our new spa services menu below, make sure to introduce yourself to Jordan when you're here, and definitely make sure to contact the salon to book your appointment. As always, we look forward to seeing you!

Spa Services Menu

Green Science Facial (45 min)


Green Science Skin Renewing Facial (60 min)


Custom Facial (60 min)


European Facial (90 min)


Skin Resurfacing Facial (60 min)


Enbrightenment Discoloration Facial (60 min)


Enbrightenment Discoloration series of 4


Back Facial (60 min)


Caribbean therapy body wrap (75 min)


Eyelash Tinting


Eyebrow Tinting


Eyelash Perming


Eyelash Extensions


Extension Refill




Full Face




Half Arm


Full Arm


Half Leg


Full Leg










To Give is to Receive: Getting to Know Pure Privilege


Fall is nearly coming to a close, and the holiday season is just around the corner. Hard to believe, but it's true. As the season of giving and receiving falls upon us, now is the perfect time to talk about Aveda's Pure Privilege program. We think that giving gifts…and giving back…is the best gift of all...and so does Aveda. Especially this time of year. Read on!

The Pure Privilege program is a wonderful rewards program that focuses on and gives back to guests. We love that the program focuses on guests, so we're very proud to be a Pure Privilege participating location. Members earn points toward seven tiers of rewards: purchase the products you use and love, and earn points that are redeemable for special gifts, spa treatments, and more. Members pay a $10 one-time fee to join and receive:

Double points on enrollment fee and first purchases
Points on Aveda products purchased
Receive a birthday gift valued at $20
Exclusive offers and special access

If you haven't signed up for this program just yet, now is an excellent time. And we mean excellent. During the holiday season, Pure Privilege is extra generous and rewarding, and rewards you for giving the Aveda experience to others. This year, treat everybody on your list with Aveda limited-edition gift sets, and you'll receive Pure Privilege bonus points now through December 4:

Purchase 1 limited-edition or custom gift set, earn 150 bonus points.
Purchase 2 limited-edition or custom gift sets, earn 350 bonus points.
Purchase 3 limited-edition or custom gift sets, earn 700 bonus points.

(Note that this particular offer is not valid with any other bonus or double points offers). For additional details visit: http://pureprivilege.com/templates/events/.

On a related note, we'll be offering double points and 20% off product purchases at our Holiday Open House on December 1, and will also offer double points on purchases made December 5-8.

Make sure to stop in the salon soon to learn about Pure Privilege and to sign-up for this very rewarding program. As always, we look forward to seeing you!

A Season of Transition and Change


Sunday, September 22, 2013 marked the official start of fall, a season of transition and change. We still get to hold on to some summer-like weather here and there, but we also get to catch a glimpse of the cooler, crisper weather that's on its way, as colors transition from lush green to vibrant red, orange, and yellow. Just as the seasons change and transition, we do too - and this holds true at Portfolio. We find it very fitting that the start of the fall season marks an exciting period of change and transition for us at the salon.

With any transition, it's often the case that you say "good-bye" (or, on a more positive note, "see you later") to one thing as you say "hello" to another. Last week, we bid farewell to our nail artist, Victoria. While we're very sad to see her leave, we're very pleased to share that she has been accepted to and will attend the Aveda Institute in New Orleans, LA. As an Aveda Concept salon, how could we possibly balk at this?!? It's a wonderful opportunity, and we love that Victoria is expanding her education and experience with our extended Aveda family. While we're sad to see her go and will greatly miss her, we're also very happy that she is changing and transitioning her own career growth with Aveda. We wish her the very best of luck with her new endeavor, and we hope that we'll see her again in the future.

Speaking of change and transition, Portfolio will be doing the same. In October, we'll be growing the Portfolio family by welcoming to our staff a new hair stylist, as well as a new skin care specialist, who will expand our facial and waxing services. We're so excited to grow in a new direction, and look forward to expanding our salon family.

In addition to some staff changes, we also have some scheduling and pricing changes to note. From now until December 18, Kayla is adding some additional hours to her schedule on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, working until 9:00 p.m. on both days. Beginning on October 4, Cristina will work from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. As of October 1, the the price of haircuts for men will be $36, and Renee's haircuts for women will be $52.

So, lots of changes underway as we enter this new season! We couldn't be more pleased, and we're really excited to see what the rest of year holds for us. As always, thank you for being a part of it, and we look forward to seeing you at the salon.

Free stock photo: Autumn Leaves by Shutterstock via contributor Kuttelvaserova.