Portfolio View

The Official Blog of Portfolio a Salon

To Give is to Receive: Getting to Know Pure Privilege

11-03-2013

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

09-23-2013

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.

Welcome to Portfolio View

08-17-2013

Welcome to our blog, Portfolio View! We're excited to share with you a "behind-the-scenes" look at our salon - a place where we can share - in a fun and casual way - information about current trends in the industry, Aveda promotions and information, and events and activities happening at Portfolio! We're very excited that this is our first of many blog posts to come.

So, what else are we talking and blogging about? Your needs and interests, for one. We're all about communication being a two-way conversation - it fosters community building and expands what we do at the salon on a daily basis. So, if you have an idea or topic you'd like us to cover, tell us. We want to know. As always, our focus is on you, the guest. Our goal is to give you the best beauty and wellness salon experience - and your virtual experience with us is no different.

As always, we look forward to connecting with you!