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    Camouflage Demi: Permanent Hair Color for Men

    Lately I’ve been noticing more and more men coming into the salon for hair color. It is not a trend, it is the future. Men are more comfortable taking care of themselves today than ever before and we say “Hats off to that!” (Literally take those hats off and show off that hair). What is

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    Create Beautiful, Straight Hair!

    At Athena Salon, Spa & Wellness we are constantly looking for the best beauty products that are not compromised by toxins and chemicals. Your health is extremely important to us. That is why we are so excited about our new straightening system that is not only formaldehyde and keratin free but also free from other

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    What are the Benefits of Eco-Friendly Beauty Products

    At Athena we try very hard to create an atmosphere of health. One of the ways we do this is by bringing in natural or “eco-friendly” products. What makes natural beauty products different from the traditional? Although varying degrees of “greenness” exist, here are some of the top key benefits you can be assured of.

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  • Dennis Wilkinson

    To B(agel) or not to B(agel)

    Today I heard, “I am so hungry. I just had a big bagel a couple hours ago and I am already hungry”. Do you ever have this happen to you? For some reason, many people believe that a bagel is a healthy breakfast. However unless a bagel is made off 100% whole grain it is

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    Professional vs. Store Bought Products

    As a stylist I am constantly looking for ways to help my clients understand the importance and the difference between the products we have in the salon and the store bought products. There is absolutely a huge difference between the two. Store bought products are mass produced to accommodate a wide variety of people. Hair

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  • Matt Trostle

    People Ask me all the Time, “Why Do You Love Your Job?”

    I answer with a simple, “Why wouldn’t I love my job?” I have been dedicated to learning skin and making a career in skin. When I decided to go to school, it was a friend that made the suggestion. With schooling came new adventures, new friends and a purpose. I experimented with all types of

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  • Nick West

    Wellness is Often a State of Mind

    Wellness is often a state of mind. How you are feeling physically can absolutely be affected by how you are feeling emotionally. So how can we feel good when we are feeling bad? That is a question I have found myself asking from time to time and here are a few thoughts to ponder about

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  • Lucas Löf

    Benefits of Employee Wellness Programs

    Employee Wellness Programs are popping up everywhere with good cause as there are many benefits to having one at your business no matter how big or small. Some of the top reasons your company would benefit from a wellness program are: Wellness programs help your staff function and perform at a high level. Employees are

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    Amazing New Nail Polish – Check out how it works!

    Are you tired of your nail polish not staying on longer than a few days? I know I was. I would get a great manicure and my nails would look amazing for a few days but with my hands in water and chemicals the polish would begin to chip. No matter what type of polish

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  • Bettina Neuefeind

    The Benefits of Prenatal and Infant Massage

    Massage therapy has been around for thousands of years. It began in China and they created over fifty different kinds of massage. Two of my favorite massages are prenatal and infant massage. Those who have been pregnant know that there can be body aches, nausea, and bone spreading throughout the entire nine months of pregnancy.

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    60 minute 600+ Calorie Giant Set Workout

    This workout is sure to get your heart pumping and muscles burning. If you are looking for a new great Giant Set workout that will act as both your cardio and strengthening for the day ~ this is it. Get ready to kick your own butt! Good Luck! Warm-up: 4 mins (1 time through) All

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    Here is a Makeup that is Truly Great for Your Skin!

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could have a makeup that enhances your skin’s health as well as its beauty? Well you can! At Athena, we’ve been waiting all summer to bring in a fantastic make-up line and here it finally is, jane iredale ~ “The skin care makeup line”. Containing a powerful combination of

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  • Phil Plait

    What Can You Accomplish With Good Friends? Long’s Peak Anyone?

    I ask you this question as I sit on my living room chair looking out at Longs Peak in CO. This past Friday I marked my 40th birthday by climbing this incredible mountain. The hardest physical challenge I have ever had and as a trainer that says a lot. The best part of the whole

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  • Nathan Rupert

    35 Minute Fat-Blasting Workout from Athena Salon, Spa & Wellness

    Are you tired of the same old workout? Is it no longer working for you? Try adding intervals to really rev up your workout and your metabolism! The sequence of lighter activity with bursts faster more intense movement can double the amount of calories you burn and therefore boost fat loss by as much as

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    Is the “Perfect” Word Sabotaging You?

    Today I was contemplating the word “perfect”. One of my clients is stuck on living her life so perfectly that if she messes up once she throws in the towel and gives up. I recognize this in her, as it is a trait I share as well in many ways. I remember drawing pictures when

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    Teen Skin

    I was recently asked when would be a good time to start a skin care regimen for a teenage girl. My response was that at any age for a girl or boy. When you start healthy habits at a young age they last a lifetime. It’s always good to be preventative before a problem occurs.

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    Sweet Potato Recipe

    As we age and estrogen levels fall, our skin does not produce collagen as effectively and therefore we lose elasticity in our skin with wrinkles becoming more apparent. 4 things you can eat that will encourage collagen production are blueberries, soy, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are also packed with vitamins and a great

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